Tom Brady, Patriots bailed out by D on way to 6-0 start – New England Patriots Blog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots‘ offense, led by quarterback Tom Brady, still isn’t clicking. Thankfully for the unit, the defense and special teams make game-changing plays that continue to buy them more time. Everything you need this week:• Full schedule » | Standings »• Depth charts for every team »• Transactions and top news »• Projected 2020 NFL draft order »More NFL coverage » That’s what it took in Thursday night’s 35-14 victory over the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium. A blocked punt returned for a touchdown…

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San Diego Chargers place Mike Pouncey on IR with neck injury

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The litany of injuries continues for the Los Angeles Chargers, as the team announced that Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey has been placed on injured reserve with a neck issue. Pouncey is eligible to return to the active roster but would have to miss eight weeks. He suffered the neck injury during last weekend’s loss to the Denver Broncos. With Pouncey out, Dan Feeney will move over from left guard to center, while Forrest Lamp will move into the starting lineup at left guard. The Chargers…

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49ers FB Kyle Juszczyk out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk is expected to miss four to six weeks due to a sprained left medial collateral ligament in his left knee. The Niners announced the injury and time frame on Tuesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Juszczyk suffered the injury in a 31-3 win against the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. Because the injury isn’t expected to last as long as eight weeks, Juszczyk will avoid joining the injured reserve list with hopes of returning sooner than later. With a…

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San Francisco 49ers off to 4-0 start for first time since 1990

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers had a long wait to get back to 4-0 — a wait that lasted 29 years to the day. But for the first time since 1990, the Niners closed the first quarter of the season with an unblemished record by throttling the Cleveland Browns 31-3 on Monday night at Levi’s Stadium. With the victory, the Niners join the New England Patriots as the NFL’s last remaining undefeated teams and stand as the only team in the NFC with a perfect record through…

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Packers’ good vibrations: Aaron Rodgers likes ‘the vibe on this team’ – Green Bay Packers Blog

ARLINGTON, Texas — If it wasn’t clear before this, it should be now: Aaron Rodgers likes this team. Happy quarterback. Happy returns. He could list the reasons, and he made a nice start after the Green Bay Packers’ three-and-a-half-hour marathon 34-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. “I think the first difference is our defense,” Rodgers said. Yes, the same defense that allowed 563 yards, including 463 passing yards to Dak Prescott with 226 of those to Amari Cooper. Forget the stats. OK, not the three interceptions. And not…

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With second straight loss, how good are the Cowboys? – Dallas Cowboys Blog

ARLINGTON, Texas — When the Dallas Cowboys walked out of AT&T Stadium with their 31-6 win against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 22 to improve to 3-0, the question was asked: How good is this team? After Sunday’s 34-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the question remains: How good is this team? The Cowboys (3-2) have lost two straight and their unbeaten start looks a little more dubious considering the New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Dolphins have combined to win two games in the first five weeks of…

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OBJ, Ravens’ Humphrey both fined for altercation

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey each were fined $14,037 for unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. Beckham and Humphrey tangled last Sunday, which escalated with Humphrey pinning Beckham to the ground. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens argued that Humphrey choked Beckham and deserved to be ejected; Humphrey contended that Beckham should’ve been ejected for throwing punches. 1 Related Beckham said on Friday that, given the heat of the moment, he couldn’t tell if Humphrey was choking him. But he did say he had to restrain himself…

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Apologies, podcasts and trade rumors: It’s been a dramatic week for the Vikings – Minnesota Vikings Blog

EAGAN, Minn. — After dealing with a frustrating 2-2 start and struggles on offense, the Minnesota Vikings reached a boiling point six days ago. Following the loss at the Chicago Bears and another anemic offensive performance that produced six points, players and coaches were left grappling with what has gone wrong through four games. In the aftermath, there were perceived shots at quarterback Kirk Cousins, apologies, podcasts, no-shows and trade rumors, and that’s all in the lead-up to Sunday’s contest at the New York Giants (1 p.m. ET, Fox). In…

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Bucs’ Donovan Smith fined $28K for hit on Rams’ Marcus Peters

TAMPA, Fla. — The NFL has fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting left tackle Donovan Smith $28,075 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday. The hit came after quarterback Jameis Winston‘s pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Peters, who brought the Rams within one score in the fourth quarter. The Bucs ultimately won 55-40. Smith, who is 6-foot-6 and 338 pounds, laid into the 6-foot, 195-pound Peters as he crossed the goal line. Officials did…

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