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Minshew Mania nearly leads Jacksonville Jaguars to upset of Texans – Jacksonville Jaguars Blog

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- If you thought Minshew Mania was nuts last week, wait until this week.The rookie quarterback led the Jacksonville Jaguars on a late touchdown drive, and though the Jaguars' two-point try came up just short in a 13-12 loss to the Houston Texans, the franchise has to be ecstatic about what Gardner Minshew showed Sunday at NRG Stadium. After an up-and-down performance through the first 3½ quarters, Minshew
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Prescott not motivated by Norman’s critique

[ad_1] LANDOVER, Md. -- Yes, Dak Prescott heard Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was not impressed with his perfect performance in the Dallas Cowboys' season-opening win against the New York Giants.But it's not like that drove Prescott to play well Sunday."I'm not going to allow him to be a motivation to me," Prescott said after the Cowboys beat the Redskins 31-21 Sunday at FedEx Field. "I've got enough things that
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Falcons rookie 1st-rounder McGary injures knee

[ad_1] ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons rookie right tackle Kaleb McGary, the second of the team's two first-round draft picks, left Sunday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a first-half knee injury and did not return after halftime.McGary, the 31st overall pick in last April's NFL draft, didn't appear to put any pressure on his left leg as he was helped to the sideline by two members of the athletic
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Saints suffer another officiating error vs. Rams

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- Believe it or not, the New Orleans Saints were victims of yet another officiating error in their Week 2 rematch against the Los Angeles Rams. Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan appeared to return a fumble 87 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter Sunday. But officials initially ruled the play as an incomplete pass by Jared Goff, so they whistled the play dead.The Saints
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QB Carr blasts offensive PI call — ‘Blows my mind’

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr is not one to usually argue with game officials. But on this occasion, the Oakland Raiders quarterback was steamed.Carr had just thrown his second interception in the third quarter of the Raiders' 28-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, when a flag came flying in. Surely, it would be for defensive pass interference after Oakland receiver Ryan Grant was knocked off his
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Bears’ Pineiro boots 53-yard FG to beat Broncos

[ad_1] DENVER -- Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired to propel Chicago to a 16-14 victory over the Denver Broncos.Pineiro finished the game 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, including a 52-yard conversion in the second quarter."It felt different. This was an emotional kick," Pineiro said afterwards. "With everything I've been through. The whole kicking situation. The Augusta silence. The media, everybody piling on."The
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QB Cousins on late INT vs. GB — ‘No justification’

[ad_1] GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A sullen Kirk Cousins took full responsibility for the costly interception he threw in the fourth quarter of a 21-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers that stunted the Minnesota Vikings' chances of taking a late-game lead at Lambeau Field."There's no justification," Cousins said. "It was unacceptable, it put my team in a terrible position. We had worked so hard to get down there, had
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Rams move past botched PI call in win over Saints, but not without controversy – Los Angeles Rams Blog

[ad_1] 12:56 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballLOS ANGELES -- At this rate, the controversies between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints might never die.On Sunday at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, in a rematch of the NFC Championship Game, the Rams defeated the Saints, 27-9. But it wasn’t
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Dolphins continue historically bad start with another debacle – Miami Dolphins Blog

[ad_1] MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Another week, another bad offensive performance for the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's 43-0 loss to the New England Patriots.Nothing described the day better than Ryan Fitzpatrick's last pass, a short swing pass to running back Kalen Ballage who bobbled the ball a few times directly into Patriots linebacker Jaime Collins' hands for a pick-six. It was a comedy of errors for an offense that couldn't
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Vinatieri’s missed PATs ‘a concern’

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Indianapolis Colts have a kicking problem that the team says must be addressed immediately.Veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri, the NFL's all-time leading scorer, missed two more extra-point kicks and almost became the reason why the Colts lost for the second-straight week in their 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday."Breaks my heart to see it because I know how hard (Vinatieri) works," Colts owner Jim