NFL

Giants, Falcons seek to shore up their weak links

ATLANTA (AP) — Something has to give when the Atlanta Falcons‘ porous defense faces the New York Giants‘ sluggish offense on Monday night. The Falcons rank last in third-down percentage, second-worst in scoring average and third-worst in average yards allowed. They’ve been hit hard by injuries and won’t get their defensive captain, middle linebacker Deion Jones, back for another four ...

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RECAP: Chargers withstand Titans’ late rally, hold on for 20-19 win in London

LONDON (AP) — Philip Rivers threw for 306 yards with two touchdown passes and the Los Angeles Chargers held on for a 20-19 victory on Sunday in London after the Tennessee Titans failed twice on a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 31 seconds remaining. Marcus Mariota completed 24 of 32 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown for the Titans (3-4), throwing a 1-yard completion to tight end Luke ...

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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Harbaugh has Michigan in contention

There is no more reason to hedge on Jim Harbaugh’s team. No. 6 Michigan is the Big Ten’s best right now and will enter November as a very real College Football Playoff contender after it smothered No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio State was exposed by Purdue . Buying in on the Wolverines this season has ...

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Defense leads No. 5 LSU past No. 22 MSU, 19-3

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Boos rained down from the Tiger Stadium stands, even as quarterback Joe Burrow kneeled to close out No. 5 LSU’s latest convincing victory over a ranked opponent. It was an unusual scene spawned by an unfortunate play that could carry considerable implications going forward. Michael Divinity Jr.’s interception set up Nick Brossette’s short touchdown run, ...

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Week 7 NFL pick ’em against the spread

Last week: 5-8-1 Weeks 1 through 6: 42-44-4 Last week wasn’t the best of weeks. Time to get back over the .500 mark… Los Angeles Chargers (-6.5) vs. Tennessee (London) The Chargers were quite impressive last week in Cleveland and seem to be hitting their stride. The Titans, well, they must protect Marcus Mariota a little better if they want to hang ...

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Week 7 NFL pick ’em against the spread

Last week: 5-8-1 Weeks 1 through 6: 42-44-4 Last week wasn’t the best of weeks. Time to get back over the .500 mark… Los Angeles Chargers (-6.5) vs. Tennessee (London) The Chargers were quite impressive last week in Cleveland and seem to be hitting their stride. The Titans, well, they must protect Marcus Mariota a little better if they want to hang ...

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