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Richard Sherman, 49ers’ defense make strong opening statement – San Francisco 49ers Blog

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. -- With quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo easing his way back into his first regular-season game since his ACL injury last September, the San Francisco 49ers turned to their defense to deliver a season-opening 31-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. It's the first time since Kyle Shanahan took over as head coach in 2017 that the 49ers have a winning record.A secondary that was much maligned
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What you missed from Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev’s epic US Open men’s final

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- The 2019 US Open men's final lacked the buzz and glamour of Serena Williams' star-studded women's final against Bianca Andreescu on Saturday, but it more than made up for it with spectacular shotmaking, nail-biting drama, sustained fan elation -- and anguish. Rafael Nadal defeated Grand Slam final newcomer Daniil Medvedev in an epic final, 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. The match lasted 4 hours, 51 minutes,
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Vinatieri’s ‘lousy’ day costs Colts, Brissett victory

[ad_1] CARSON, Calif. -- A horrific kicking performance by Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri took away what should have been a Week 1 victory for Jacoby Brissett as the replacement for Andrew Luck at quarterback.Vinatieri, the NFL's all-time leading scorer, missed three kicks -- an extra point and two field goals -- in the Colts' 30-24 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday."I was lousy," said Vinatieri, who
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Steelers vs. Patriots – Game Summary – September 8, 2019

[ad_1] first QuarterPITNETD4:46Josh Gordon Pass From Tom Brady for 20 Yrds, S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Cardona, Holder-J.Bailey.7 plays, 82 yards, 3:0807second QuarterPITNEFG11:52Stephen Gostkowski Made 25 Yrd Field Goal12 plays, 55 yards, 5:24010TD3:49Phillip Dorsett Pass From Tom Brady for 25 Yrds, S.Gostkowski extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Cardona, Holder-J.Bailey.6 plays, 80 yards, 3:09017FG0:21Stephen Gostkowski Made 41 Yrd Field Goal8 plays, 30 yards, 1:40020third QuarterPITNEFG10:17Chris Boswell Made 19 Yrd Field Goal11 plays,
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Brady all-in on Pats’ signing of Brown, Kraft says

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is "a million percent in" on the team's signing of receiver Antonio Brown, owner Robert Kraft told NBC on Sunday night.Furthermore, agent Drew Rosenhaus told NBC at Sunday night's game that Brady has offered Brown to live with him and his family until the wide receiver is settled.The Patriots' impending signing of Brown contributed to an electric pregame buzz before
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Lack of talent, depth on Giants’ defense on display in loss at Dallas – New York Giants Blog

[ad_1] ARLINGTON, Texas -- The New York Giants are going to have a problem. It's on the defensive side of the football, where a 35-17 season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys exposed their insufficient talent.It didn't matter that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott spent the summer in Cabo, Mexico. Or that Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott isn't Patrick Mahomes, even though he looked like it on Sunday afternoon. The Cowboys did
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Kyler overcomes rough start to rally Cards to tie

[ad_1] GLENDALE, Ariz. - Kyler Murray did Kyler Murray-like things in the fourth quarter of his NFL debut Sunday against the Detroit Lions.And it led to a dramatic 27-27 tie.Murray led the Cardinals back from an 18-point deficit to tie the game with 43 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Once in the extra period, Murray led the Cardinals quickly down the field but the offense stalled
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Jameis Winston struggles with Bruce Arians’ offense in debut – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla. -- Throughout training camp, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians downplayed the significance of quarterback Jameis Winston's interceptions in practice -- including days when he had multiple picks -- deeming them a function of Todd Bowles' unpredictable defense and the offense learning a new system. During a 31-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, however, it was clear that Winston and the offense are still trying
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Vikings shine in every phase with dominant win over Falcons – Minnesota Vikings Blog

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings' 28-12 season-opening win over the Atlanta Falcons probably couldn’t have been more to coach Mike Zimmer’s liking. Their efforts all offseason to generate a more effective rushing attack were evident early, backed by the tweaks that consultant Gary Kubiak and coordinator Kevin Stefanski made to the Vikings’ outside zone-blocking scheme. After calling rushing plays just 33 percent of the time in 2018, the fifth-lowest