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Lions snap 3-game skid in 30-17 win over struggling Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Eager to end a three-game losing streak, the Detroit Lions picked a tough place to make a stand – Lambeau Field in a Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers. Matthew Stafford delivered with his sharpest performances of the season. Stafford passed for 361 yards and two touchdowns to Marvin Jones, and Golden Tate added ...

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NFL Overreactions: Packers won’t win until Rodgers returns.

The Packers won’t win until Aaron Rodgers returns. Brett Hundley has led Green Bay to only 44 points in 11 1/2 quarters since Rodgers broke his collarbone, and that includes a meaningless touchdown at the end of regulation in Monday night’s 30-17 loss to Detroit. The Packers were 4-1 before Rodgers got hurt. They’re 4-4 now. They’ll be stuck on ...

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NFL HALFWAY: Wentz, Goff exceed expectations in Year 2

Jared Goff and Carson Wentz have answered almost all the questions they faced following suspect rookie seasons as the top two picks in the 2016 draft. Both young quarterbacks have their teams in first place in their divisions after they became the first QBs drafted Nos. 1 and 2 in the same year to each throw four TD passes on ...

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Redskins slowly getting healthy with Vikings up next

As Rob Kelley began feeling some pain in his sprained right ankle, he thought about all the injuries his teammates were playing through. ”Everyone hurts,” Kelley said. ”So what are you going to do, keep playing or keep whining?” Kelley and the Washington Redskins have played through plenty of pain in recent weeks, so banged up that they didn’t have ...

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Fights in 3 games show how senseless NFL fisticuffs can be

Most every NFL player knows that a quick way to get ushered to the sidelines – or beyond – is participating in a fight. Yet in three games Sunday, punches were thrown. No, not the variety that Deontay Wilder used to score a first-round knockout the previous night. Enough flying fists and other misdeeds, however, to lead to five ejections. ...

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Raiders back on track with 27-24 win at Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The Oakland Raiders headed home early Monday after a long trip, ready for a rest with their season back on track. Derek Carr threw for 300 yards and Oakland completed a two-game East Coast swing Sunday night by beating the Miami Dolphins 27-24. It was only the Raiders’ second win since Week 2, but at 4-5 ...

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