NFL

Steelers can relax a bit after outlasting Lions

DETROIT (AP) For much of the second half, it felt like the Pittsburgh Steelers were just holding on, trying to make it to their bye week before the Detroit Lions could reach the end zone. Afterward, Ben Roethlisberger and his teammates could relax a bit. This wasn’t their best performance, but it was a win. The Steelers made one big ...

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ICYMI in NFL Week 8: Texans kneel; game of season in Seattle

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) The two most significant events of the NFL weekend took place at the same site: First, dozens of Texans players knelt during the national anthem as a rebuke to team owner Robert McNair and his comment about ”inmates running the prison.” Then, quarterback Deshaun Watson and Houston went back and forth with Russell Wilson and the host ...

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Non-special teams hurt Raiders, Chargers, Jets, Redskins

When special teams become not just ordinary but inept, teams lose. Ask the Los Angeles Chargers,New York Jets , Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders. Their kick teams pretty much kicked away their chances of winning Sunday. The worst performances were turned in by the Chargers at Foxborough. The Patriots seemed ripe for a third loss at home. LA made sure ...

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NFL’s Goodell visits site of new Tottenham stadium in London

LONDON (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has paid a visit to the new stadium in London that will host regular-season games next season. Goodell visited the site of Tottenham’s new soccer stadium on Monday. The NFL has a 10-year deal with the club to play games at the 61,500-seat venue in North London. The NFL finished up its four London ...

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Injury-filled Redskins hurt selves in other ways, lose 33-19

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Missing several injured starters and adding to that list as the game wore on, the Washington Redskins were somehow a short-yardage field goal away from a nine-point lead against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half. So much for that. On a day that Washington kept finding ways to hurt itself, including fumbles on back-to-back touches of ...

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Panthers back on track after beating Buccaneers 17-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Cam Newton is fine with where the Carolina Panthers are halfway through the season. ”At the end of the day, it’s a lot of teams that wish they were 5-3,” the quarterback said after Sunday’s 17-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stopped a two-game losing streak that knocked the team out of first place in the ...

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