NFL

Texans pondering what’s next after 3rd straight loss

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans were left searching for answers about how to turn things around after their third straight loss. One thing they won’t do is switch quarterbacks, with coach Bill O’Brien saying Monday that Tom Savage will start on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Savage threw for 221 yards and a touchdown on Sunday in his second start ...

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Titans looking to take their winning ways on the road

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are about to find out if their act plays as well on the road as well as it has at home. The Titans are off to their best start since 2008 at 6-3, yet four of those wins have come at home, where they are 8-1 dating back to last season. Away from Nashville, ...

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No blame game: Jackson takes burden for winless Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Hue Jackson might want to borrow DeShone Kizer’s flak jacket. Cleveland’s coach is willingly taking some big hits for his rookie quarterback. One day after a calamitous goal-line situation at the end of the first half cost the Browns points – and maybe their first win – in a 38-24 loss to the Detroit Lions, Jackson again ...

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ICYMI in NFL Week 10: More concussion cases that need review

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) With all of the supposed improvements in how the NFL deals with players’ head injuries – after scrutiny from Congress, then lawsuits – there still are curious cases that pop up, including at least three this week. Example A: During Minnesota’s 38-30 victory at Washington on Sunday, Redskins receiver Ryan Grant, all 200 pounds of him, got ...

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Not thinking often means not winning in pro sports

Professional athletes recognize perfection might be a goal, though not a realistic one. Teammates, coaches, owners, even fans can handle losses as long as their teams are diligent and passionate. It’s when the brains stop working that things become hard to handle. Article continues below … So if folks in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Jacksonville and Nashville are ...

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Christian players frustrated by criticism for anthem protest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eric Reid and other Christian players who support Colin Kaepernick’s social justice movement want believers on the opposite side of the controversial anthem protest to ask themselves a simple but powerful question: What would Jesus do? Reid joined Kaepernick, his former San Francisco 49ers teammate, in kneeling for the ”The Star-Spangled Banner” last year because he wants to ...

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Plenty of blame to go around for Broncos

DENVER (AP) Quarterback Brock Osweiler takes the blame for Denver’s sputtering offense. Brock Olivo keeps saying the unceasing blunders on special teams are his fault. ”My bad,” Osweiler said after the Broncos stalled three times inside the New England 21 in their 41-16 loss to New England that continued a season-long trend of settling for field goals. ”It’s not the ...

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