NFL

Jaguars trying to straighten out turnovers against Texans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Of all the things that went right for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017, turnovers were at the top of the list. The Jaguars took care of the ball, especially in the postseason, and ranked second in the league with 33 takeaways. They finished the regular season at plus-10 in turnover margin, tied for fifth in the ...

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Titans, Chargers meet in London going in opposite directions

The Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers have made the trip abroad to London for Sunday’s game with their seasons going in opposite directions on offense. The Chargers (4-2) are on a three-game winning streak with one of the more well-balanced offenses in the league while the Tians (3-3) have dropped two straight and haven’t scored a touchdown the past ...

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Saleh aiming to fix holes in 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Saleh sometimes beams with pride when watching film of his 49ers defense. Other times he wants to hide his eyes. It’s been a perplexing season for San Francisco’s defensive coordinator, as Saleh has found it difficult to get his young unit to string together four quarters of mistake-free football. “You see the flashes,” Saleh ...

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Breakfast Club helps former NFL players get healthy together

Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017. With each step came stabbing pains because of severe plantar fasciitis. The Breakfast Club came to his rescue by figuring out what caused his pain instead of focusing only ...

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NFL happy with more scoring, close games

NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of scoring and close games are good for business in the NFL. Teams are scoring at a record pace. The number of points (4,489), touchdowns (504) and touchdown passes (328) are the most in league history through six weeks. And, games are coming down to the end. Sixty-nine percent of all games (64 of 93) ...

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NFL happy with more scoring, close games

NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of scoring and close games are good for business in the NFL. Teams are scoring at a record pace. The number of points (4,489), touchdowns (504) and touchdown passes (328) are the most in league history through six weeks. And, games are coming down to the end. Sixty-nine percent of all games (64 of 93) ...

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Browns’ Mayfield ready to get past ‘worst loss’ of career

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield bravely stood in the pocket last week, held the ball — sometimes for too long — and took some punishing shots from the Los Angeles Chargers. He hasn’t recovered. Physically, he’s fine. Mentally, Cleveland’s quarterback hasn’t healed. “That is the worst loss that I have ever had,” Mayfield said Wednesday. For the first time ...

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Belichick: Don’t compare Bears’ Mack to LT just yet

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — No matter how dominant Chicago Bears star pass rusher Khalil Mack is, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wanted to make one thing clear. He’s no L.T. “Wait a minute, we’re talking about Lawrence Taylor now,” Belichick said Wednesday. “Yeah, I’m not putting anybody in Lawrence Taylor’s class. So, you can put everybody down below ...

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