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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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Week 2 NFL takeaways – Huge days for Patriots, 49ers, Cowboys

[ad_1] 6:30 PM ETNFL NationESPN New England and San Francisco each put up 40-plus points on their way to 2-0 starts. Lamar Jackson had another huge game to keep Baltimore undefeated. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Jacksonville were among the teams that stumbled again and dropped to 0-2.NFL Nation reporters give you what you need to know for every Week 2 game:Jump to a matchup:KC-OAK | NO-LAR | CHI-DENMIN-GB | IND-TEN
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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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Vinatieri’s struggles give Irsay cause for ‘concern’

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Indianapolis Colts have a kicking problem the team said 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 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 Irsay
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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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Rodgers, LaFleur downplay ‘animated’ exchange

[ad_1] GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The calmness in Matt LaFleur's voice and the smile on Aaron Rodgers' face was all that was left of the first animated sideline interaction between the Green Bay Packers' new head coach and the veteran quarterback in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings.The exchange occurred when Rodgers came off the field after the final possession of the first half, a three-and-out that ended with