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PITTSBURGH | Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

PITTSBURGH — Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding off the New England 17-10 on Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 235 yards … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by leading two late scoring drives. He lunged in from the 1 for the winning score … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

NEW YORK | Vikings’ Harrison Smith voted top NFL safety by AP panel

NEW YORK — Harrison Smith has been making his mark for years with big hits and clutch interceptions for the Minnesota Vikings. As a key piece of one of the NFL’s top defenses, the playmaking safety was voted the top player in the league at his position by a panel of 10 football writers for … Continue reading NEW YORK | Vikings’ Harrison Smith voted top NFL safety by AP panel

The Latest: Jameis Winston benched by Bucs for Fitzpatrick

The Latest on Week 8 in the NFL on Sunday (all times EDT): 4 p.m. Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston was benched and replaced by backup Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter after throwing four interceptions against Cincinnati. Winston, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, was just 18 for 35 for 276 … Continue reading The Latest: Jameis Winston benched by Bucs for Fitzpatrick

STATESBORO, Ga. | Werts leads Georgia Southern past No. 25 App State 34-14

STATESBORO, Ga.  — Shai Werts rushed for 129 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown run, and Georgia Southern upset No. 25 Appalachian State 34-14 on Thursday night to spoil the Mountaineers‘ first week in the Top 25. Werts threw a 57-yard scoring pass to Darion Anderson early in the second quarter. It was Werts’ only completion … Continue reading STATESBORO, Ga. | Werts leads Georgia Southern past No. 25 App State 34-14

LOS ANGELES | Unbeaten LA Rams rolling behind Aaron Donald’s dominance

LOS ANGELES— Although Sean McVay was standing on the sideline to watch it, the head coach still had to check the video before he truly realized the scope of Aaron Donald’s dominance in the Los Angeles Rams’ latest win. The All-Pro defensive lineman was in vintage form against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, leading … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Unbeaten LA Rams rolling behind Aaron Donald’s dominance

The Latest: Dolphins WR Wilson injures right leg

The Latest on the NFL’s Week 7 (all times EDT): 1:50 p.m. Miami Dolphins receiver Albert Wilson has left his team’s game against Detroit with a right leg injury. His right foot appeared to buckle when he was tackled after a 25-yard reception, and he limped to the locker room. The fifth-year receiver leads the … Continue reading The Latest: Dolphins WR Wilson injures right leg

BATON ROUGE, La. | Defense leads No. 5 LSU past No. 22 MSU, 19-3

BATON ROUGE, La. — Michael Divinity Jr.’s interception set up Nick Brossette’s short touchdown run, Cole Tracy kicked four field goals, and No. 5 LSU beat No. 22 Mississippi State 19-3 on Saturday night. Still, the Tiger Stadium crowd left angry after LSU’s top linebacker, Devin White, was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter, … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La. | Defense leads No. 5 LSU past No. 22 MSU, 19-3

Flexing its muscle: NFL shifts Bengals-Chiefs to prime time

It’s been awhile since the NFL flexed a game to Sunday night. The Bengals vs. Chiefs is a worthy choice. No games were moved from day to night last season, except for the final weekend, when all games are scheduled for the afternoon until the league and NBC figure out what is most attractive for … Continue reading Flexing its muscle: NFL shifts Bengals-Chiefs to prime time

HOUSTON | Fairbairn’s FG in OT lifts Texans over Cowboys 19-16

HOUSTON — DeAndre Hopkins had 151 yards receiving, including a key reception in overtime, and Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 36-yard field goal lifted the Houston Texans to a 19-16 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. The Cowboys got the ball first in OT but had to punt when Zach Cunningham stopped Ezekiel Elliott for no … Continue reading HOUSTON | Fairbairn’s FG in OT lifts Texans over Cowboys 19-16

Week 1 ICYMI: No loss for Browns, but no win either

It’s not a win, but Cleveland will take it after going 0-16 last year and 1-15 in 2016. The Browns rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the rival Steelers and snapped a 17-game losing streak with a 21-21 result that left fans celebrating in the rain. They had a chance to … Continue reading Week 1 ICYMI: No loss for Browns, but no win either

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Peterman is Bills’ starting quarterback ahead of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Quarterback Nathan Peterman never lost faith in himself following the most difficult moment of his young NFL career. What’s more important, neither did Bills coach Sean McDermott. In 10 months, Peterman has gone from throwing five interceptions in the first half of his first career start, to being chosen Monday as … Continue reading ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Peterman is Bills’ starting quarterback ahead of Allen

MONTREAL | Johnny Manziel throws 4 interceptions in CFL debut

MONTREAL — Johnny Manziel threw an interception — and made a tackle — on his second play in the Canadian Football League. It didn’t get much better after that, with four of his six first-half series ending in interceptions. Seeing regular-season action for first time since December 2015 with the NFL’s Seeing regularManziel fizzled in … Continue reading MONTREAL | Johnny Manziel throws 4 interceptions in CFL debut