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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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Cowboys look to solve road puzzle with trip to Washington

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Well more than half of Dak Prescott’s sacks and all four of the Dallas Cowboys quarterback’s interceptions have come on the road. There are plenty of other numbers to illustrate the stark contrast between the Cowboys at home and away from AT&T Stadium, starting with the symmetrical records of 3-0 and 0-3. While a visit to ...

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Saints’ already potent offense widening options

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — No team has done more to limit Saints running back Alvin Kamara’s influence on a game this season than New Orleans itself. That was by design, and Kamara says he’s OK with it if an increasingly dynamic offense helps the Saints keep winning. “I’m not worried about touches, whether it’s a lot or a little,” Kamara ...

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Heat is on McCoy again as Cardinals prepare for Broncos

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The heat must feel familiar to Mike McCoy. Eleven months after he was fired as offensive coordinator in Denver, McCoy is on shaky ground as offensive coordinator of the punchless Arizona Cardinals. First-year head coach Steve Wilks said Monday that everyone’s job, including his, will be on the line if the team doesn’t start winning. But ...

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Chiefs sign Jeff Allen to add O-line depth, waive S McQuay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs waived safety Leon McQuay and signed offensive lineman Jeff Allen on Tuesday, giving them some additional depth up front after recent injuries to Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Mitch Morse. Duvernay-Tardif, the starter at right guard, broke a bone in his left leg two weeks ago and landed on injured reserve. Morse sustained a concussion in ...

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Heat on McCoy again as Cardinals prepare for Broncos

TEMPE, Ariz. — The heat must feel familiar to Mike McCoy. Eleven months after he was fired as offensive coordinator in Denver, McCoy is on shaky ground as offensive coordinator of the punchless Arizona Cardinals. First-year head coach Steve Wilks said Monday that everyone’s job, including his, will be on the line if the team doesn’t start winning. But the ...

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Broncos star linebacker promises to whoop Cardinals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller, who once said his job was to sack quarterbacks and tell jokes, isn’t in a jocular mood with the Denver Broncos mired in a monthlong funk. During his weekly news conference Tuesday, Miller repeatedly promised that the Broncos (2-4) would whoop the Cardinals (1-5) Thursday night in Arizona. “I wouldn’t say it’s a must-win,” ...

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McCarthy knows Packers have to improve for post-bye stretch

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy heads into the bye week well aware of his team’s shortcomings. And he knows how crucial it is to fix them in advance of the most challenging portion of the schedule. “It was important to win the game on so many different fronts,” McCarthy said on Tuesday, a day ...

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Future of Paul Allen’s sports holdings remains unclear

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Paul Allen’s love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle. In the wake of his death, Allen’s ownership of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and NFL’s Seattle Seahawks has come into focus because of questions about how the franchises will move forward in his absence. No one is ...

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