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Analysis: Backups, be ready. NFL’s QB carousel is spinning

The NFL's quarterback carousel may start spinning a bit faster. Mac Jones, Tua Tagovailoa and Josh Allen got banged-up Sunday. Justin Herbert and Jameis Winston played hurt. Already, Dak Prescott and Trey Lance have gone down. Backups, be ready. Jones' leg injury appears most serious. The ...

DeVonta for the victory: Smith stars as Eagles stay unbeaten

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — DeVonta Smith had a simple mentality when Jalen Hurts threw him the ball in coverage. "My ball or nobody's," he said. Smith made sure of that, catching eight passes for a career-high 169 yards and a touchdown in the Philadelphia Eagles' 24-8 rout of former quarterback ...

Ryan drives Colts to 1st win with 20-17 comeback vs Chiefs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Ryan kept the faith Sunday. As the 37-year-old quarterback looked around the huddle, he sensed his Indianapolis Colts teammates would find a way to make some big plays late. Eventually, with a little help from the Kansas City defense, they did. Ryan capped a ...

Jackson accounts for 5 TDs, Ravens hold off Patriots 37-26

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Lamar Jackson has spent his career doing things nobody in the NFL has ever done. The Ravens quarterback added another outstanding performance with his arm and his legs on Sunday. Jackson threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to help Baltimore (2-1) ...

Smith INT sets up game-ending FG as Bears beat Texans 23-20

CHICAGO (AP) — As soon as Roquan Smith saw the ball tipped at the line, he knew what he had to do. The star linebacker raced in front of the intended target, and four plays later, the Chicago Bears celebrated one wild victory. Smith set up Cairo Santos' game-ending field goal when he ...

Panthers defeat Saints 22-14 to snap 9-game losing streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Laviska Shenault was frustrated over being declared inactive for his first two games with the Carolina Panthers after being acquired in a late preseason trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars. But the third-year wide receiver took advantage of his first chance to play on ...

Burrow leads Bengals to 1st win of season, 27-12 over Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Burrow played it cool all week, urging Bengals fans to not panic. Cincinnati's quarterback then started rolling quickly and gave them something to cheer about. Burrow threw three touchdown passes and the defending AFC champions got their first victory of the ...

Vikings rally past Lions 28-24 on Osborn’s last-minute TD

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been trying to craft under new coach Kevin O'Connell a diverse and unpredictable offense that can still succeed when their best players are taken away. Lessons from a lopsided loss a week earlier led to a more complete and sound performance on ...

Titans never trail in keeping Raiders winless with 24-22 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans finally have their first victory this season. Better yet? They think they found the winning recipe for many more. Ryan Tannehill threw for 264 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score and the Tennessee Titans never trailed Sunday, holding ...

Dolphins halt Allen, survive ‘butt punt’ to beat Bills

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Thomas Morstead stepped into the middle of Miami's end zone, swung his powerful right leg and booted a punt. Right into the backside of blocker Trent Sherfield. Nearly the butt of a bad joke ending, the Dolphins held on for the last laugh against the reigning AFC ...

Cordarrelle Patterson rumbles Falcons past Seahawks 27-23

SEATTLE (AP) — After more than a week away from home, Cordarrelle Patterson wasn't about to head back to Atlanta as one of two winless teams in the NFL. "We've been away for eight days. I told them there's no way I'm coming home with a 'L,'" Patterson said. "My family would kill me if I was ...

Cardinals unable to dig out of hole in 20-12 loss to Rams

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals had a game plan they hoped would end their extended misery against the Los Angeles Rams. Another sputtering start and an inefficient offense caused them to rip it up before the first quarter had even ended. The Cardinals fell into an early hole ...

Staley sticks with ailing Herbert in Chargers’ blowout loss

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Even after the Los Angeles Chargers fell behind by 28 points late in the fourth quarter on a dismal Sunday afternoon, Justin Herbert insisted on staying in the game with his fractured rib cartilage. Brandon Staley acceded to his franchise quarterback's wishes, and ...

Rodgers throws for 2 TDs, Packers hold off Brady, Bucs 14-12

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers did just enough to beat Tom Brady and the short-handed Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL MVP threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and the Packers withstood a late rally led by Brady to hold off the Bucs for a 14-12 victory in the ...

Broncos, Wilson edge Niners, Garoppolo 11-10 in prime time

DENVER (AP) — Nine three-and-outs. No touchdown passes. Only 126 yards passing. It was one of the ugliest games of Russell Wilson's storied career. To him, it was a thing of beauty. "We're still learning each other as a whole new system," Wilson said after the Broncos grinded out an 11-10 ...

Reddick wins NASCAR playoff race in long, tiring Texas day

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tyler Reddick opened the round of 12 in NASCAR's playoff with a victory at Texas on Sunday, winning a week after being one of the first four Cup drivers knocked out of title contention. After none of the contenders won the first three races of the playoffs — a ...

Migliozzi wins French Open after stunning last-round 62

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Guido Migliozzi won the French Open by one shot from Rasmus Hojgaard after a stunning nine birdies saw the Italian tie the course record with a 9-under 62 in the final round on Sunday. It was the 25-year-old Migliozzi's third European Tour win, his ...

Thitikul beats Kang in playoff, LPGA rookie wins 2nd event

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand birdied the second playoff hole to beat Danielle Kang and win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday. The victory made the 19-year-old the first LPGA player in five years to win twice in her rookie season. Sung Hyun Park posted ...

Spieth goes 5-0 as Americans rule Presidents Cup again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Americans won the Presidents Cup again, no asterisk needed. Sure, the International team lost at least four players — maybe more — who defected to Saudi-funded LIV Golf and were deemed ineligible by the PGA Tour. It had eight rookies asked to play a new format ...

Final day of the Presidents Cup at a glance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Americans still own the Presidents Cup. They did enough right in singles to win the session and retain the golf trophy. The final score was 17 1/2 to 12 1/2. That makes it nine straight victories for a strong American team. The star of the match was Jordan Spieth. ...