PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz and Kirk Cousins remained winless. Mitchell Trubisky got benched. Dwayne Haskins took a step backward. It was a rough day for some of the NFL’s under-fire quarterbacks. Wentz threw two more picks but used his legs on a game-tying touchdown drive as the Philadelphia Eagles played the Cincinnati Bengals to […]
Stephen Gostkowski made his career-high sixth field goal of game, a 55-yarder with 1:48 left that lifted undefeated Tennessee to a 31-30 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday after Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill carried the Titans on another comeback.
The idea has merit: Take teams you don’t expect to be in the playoff chase and stick them in prime time early in the schedule. That’s what the NFL has done by placing Cincinnati at Cleveland last week, and this Thursday night, it’s Jacksonville hosting Miami. Denver and the Jets get the honor next week […]
As careful as the NFL has been about preventing an outbreak of the coronavirus within the league, one thing it can’t control is a rash of major on-field injuries. And that’s what it got Sunday. Injuries often are the great equalizer in a collision sport like football. It’s particularly upending when they come in bunches […]
Indianapolis running back Jonathan Taylor rushed 26 times for 101 yards and scored a touchdown in his first NFL start, leading the Indianapolis Colts past Minnesota 28-11.
DENVER (AP) — Broncos quarterback Drew Lock felt like he was at the library, whispering in the huddle at empty Empower Field so the Tennessee Titans couldn’t eavesdrop. All the vacant seats at Gillette Stadium had Patriots star Julian Edelman reminiscing about his time in junior college. Aaron Rodgers capitalized on the silenced Gjallarhorn in […]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Rodgers took full advantage of the young cornerbacks and the empty stadium in Minnesota, beginning his 13th season as Green Bay’s starting quarterback by passing for 364 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Packers past the Vikings 43-34 on Sunday. Davante Adams was predictably the biggest beneficiary, with a career-high, […]
It’s Labor Day weekend, when every team has a perfect record and spouts optimistic claims of reaching untold heights, energizing their fan base. Some of them actually might be on target. Others are dreaming. Of course, when you haven’t lost a game yet, why not? Here are recipes for a tasty season or an inedible […]
Pro days scuttled. Rookie minicamps wiped out. The NFL’s traditional offseason, obliterated. The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder this year for long shots to make their mark and earn an NFL roster spot. “Honestly, I probably wouldn’t be in the NFL if this would’ve happened my rookie year,” said Vikings receiver Adam Thielen, among […]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins said he’s unconcerned about catching the coronavirus, with a worry on a scale of one to 10 that’s “about a 0.000001.” In a wide-ranging interview for an NFL-themed podcast released on Wednesday, Cousins said he wants to “respect other people’s concerns” about COVID-19 by wearing a face […]