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Week 11 Preview: Big Ten intrigue; RB 4 Heisman; UAB-elieve

No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are facing ranked foes this weekend, but the conventional wisdom is neither will be tested. The Crimson Tide, after running roughshod over LSU last week, returns home to face No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Alabama is a 25-point favorite. Later, the Tigers visit No. 17 Boston … Continue reading Week 11 Preview: Big Ten intrigue; RB 4 Heisman; UAB-elieve

Bills, Raiders lose their QBs, and eventually their games

Sean McDermott didn’t like the hit that knocked Josh Allen out of the game, and he sure didn’t like the way the Buffalo Bills finished without their rookie quarterback. The Oakland Raiders also lost their QB and a receiver in what’s looking like a lost first season under Jon Gruden. The Bills fell 20-13 in … Continue reading Bills, Raiders lose their QBs, and eventually their games

NEW ORLEANS | Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing — and he did it with a certain panache and precision that made the 39-year-old quarterback look far from finished. Brees eclipsed Peyton Manning’s previous record of 71,940 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’Quan Smith during the second quarter … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Going the distance: Brees breaks NFL mark for yards passing

NEW ORLEANS | Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

NEW ORLEANS — Before Drew Brees could blow kisses to the adoring Superdome crowd, before he could embrace his wife and children on the sideline, the Saints’ 39-year-old quarterback had to shred one of the NFL’s top pass defenses with ruthless efficiency. And so he did. Brees passed Peyton Manning to become the NFL’s all-time … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Brees makes history in style, Saints thrash Redskins 43-19

STARKVILLE, Miss. | Fitzgerald leads Miss St to 23-9 win over No. 8 Auburn

STARKVILLE, Miss.  — Nick Fitzgerald ran for 195 yards and two touchdowns and Mississippi State’s defense had another dominant performance in a 23-9 victory over No. 8 Auburn on Saturday night. Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) came into the game among the nation’s top 10 in scoring defense, and the Bulldogs were brilliant on … Continue reading STARKVILLE, Miss. | Fitzgerald leads Miss St to 23-9 win over No. 8 Auburn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | 49ers fear QB Garoppolo sustained season-ending ACL injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 49ers fear quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an injury to the ACL in his left knee late in Sunday’s 38-27 loss to Kansas City . Garoppolo will have an MRI to confirm the severity of the injury, but 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | 49ers fear QB Garoppolo sustained season-ending ACL injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. | Packers’ McCarthy says team awaiting more info on Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy needs more information on the extent of Aaron Rodgers‘ knee injury to determine the quarterback’s availability for next week’s game against Minnesota. Rodgers was sore when the team returned to Lambeau Field on Monday, McCarthy said. The Packers reviewed the thrilling 24-23 win on Sunday … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis. | Packers’ McCarthy says team awaiting more info on Rodgers

MINNEAPOLIS | Cousins, Vikings hold on for 24-16 victory vs. 49ers

MINNEAPOLIS  — Kirk Cousins gave the Minnesota Vikings exactly what they needed for a victorious debut by their new quarterback. The throws Cousins made in tight coverage at important times were on target. Unlike Jimmy Garoppolo, he kept the ball out of the other team’s hands. Cousins passed for two touchdowns and the Vikings forced … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Cousins, Vikings hold on for 24-16 victory vs. 49ers