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Chargers’ Rivers off to 1 of the best starts of his career

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Even though Philip Rivers is one of the elder statesmen among NFL quarterbacks, the Chargers’ longtime signal-caller is off to one of the best starts of his 15-year career. Rivers enters Sunday’s game against Cleveland leading the AFC with a 116.4 passer rating. It is his highest after five games since taking over as the ...

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Jets’ Darnold drawing some early comparisons to Colts’ Luck

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold remembers sitting at home in Southern California watching Andrew Luck sling the football all over the fields of the Pac-12 for Stanford. The young quarterback was a freshman in high school in 2012, when Luck became the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and the future of the franchise for the Indianapolis ...

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Even at 5-0, LA Rams still determined to improve run defense

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Rams have few areas of major concern after their impressive 5-0 start, Aaron Donald thinks their rushing defense is something that needs fixing on this smoothly running machine. The All-Pro defensive tackle intends to make sure they repair it. The Rams are a modest 18th in the league in yards rushing ...

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Titans waive WR Nick Williams following decisive drop

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have waived wide receiver Nick Williams after he dropped a potential touchdown pass in a 13-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Titans on Tuesday promoted linebacker Robert Spillane from the practice squad to their active roster and had waived both Williams and quarterback Austin Davis. The Titans also altered their practice squad ...

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