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San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (22) runs against the Cleveland Browns during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
October 07, 2019 - 11:23 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Breida ran 83 yards for a touchdown on San Francisco's first play from scrimmage, Baker Mayfield was harassed into his worst game as a pro, and the 49ers stayed unbeaten for their best start in nearly 30 years, beating the Cleveland Browns 31-3 on Monday night. Tevin...
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October 07, 2019 - 7:12 pm
Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches the game against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants defeated the Redskins 24-3. Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 07, 2019 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. The Redskins have gone 35-49-1 overall under Gruden, whose brother, Jon, coaches the Oakland Raiders. A person...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) runs away from pressure by Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones, right, during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
October 06, 2019 - 11:44 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts accomplished Sunday night what they failed to do in January. They beat the Chiefs in Kansas City. Marlon Mack ran for 132 yards, ageless kicker Adam Vinatieri knocked through four field goals and the Colts atoned ever-so-slightly for that playoff...
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Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson, left, forces a fumble by Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler at the goal line during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 06, 2019 - 10:16 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Phillip Lindsay and the Denver Broncos got off to a slow start the first quarter of the season, but they were finally able to break through on Sunday. The Pro Bowl running back got his first 100-yard game of the season and the Broncos got their first win under Vic Fangio by...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass as Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn (58) and Chidobe Awuzie (24) defend in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
October 06, 2019 - 10:08 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Rodgers darted toward the line of scrimmage before flinging a ball sidearm for another dazzling completion at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Aaron Jones waved "bye-bye" to Dallas cornerback Byron Jones on the way to one of four rushing touchdowns, which tied Green Bay...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) is helped from the field after he was injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 06, 2019 - 8:58 pm
Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left the game against the Baltimore Ravens after suffering a concussion following a hit to the chin by Baltimore safety Earl Thomas in the third quarter on Sunday. Trailing 17-13 and facing third-and-11 at the Pittsburgh 12 midway through the third quarter,...
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
October 06, 2019 - 8:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers motto is to "Keep Pounding." They did just that on Sunday, finding a running play they liked and exploiting it time and time again. Using a single-back, inside zone run the Panthers piled up 285 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground, and held...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 06, 2019 - 7:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater won the affection of the Superdome crowd, which chanted his name as he picked apart Tampa Bay's struggling secondary, turning in his best performance in nearly four years. Bridgewater passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns and New Orleans beat the Buccaneers...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the New York Giants during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
October 06, 2019 - 6:52 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — So much for the Minnesota Vikings being one dimensional. The passing game is back in synch with the run. Add in the defense, and the reality is the Vikings have it all. Kirk Cousins threw two touchdowns to Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook ran for 132 yards and the Vikings made...
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