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Eagles’ Darby out for season with torn ACL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

Darby was injured in the second half of Philadelphia's 27-20 loss to Dallas on Sunday night.

The Eagles already lost safety Rodney McLeod to a season-ending knee injury. Starting cornerback Jalen Mills and starting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

Darby was injured in the second half of Philadelphia’s 27-20 loss to Dallas on Sunday night.

The Eagles already lost safety Rodney McLeod to a season-ending knee injury. Starting cornerback Jalen Mills and starting nickel cornerback Sidney Jones didn’t play against the Cowboys because of injuries.

Mills isn’t expected to return this week, but Jones is a possibility.

The Eagles (4-5) visit New Orleans (8-1) next.

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Saints add receiver Brandon Marshall after Dez Bryant injury

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says the Saints have signed veteran receiver Brandon Marshall.

Marshall's addition adds depth to an offense that already leads the NFL in scoring with 36.7 points per game and ranks in the top five in yards per game with 413.9.

Last week, the Saints signed

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says the Saints have signed veteran receiver Brandon Marshall.

Marshall’s addition adds depth to an offense that already leads the NFL in scoring with 36.7 points per game and ranks in the top five in yards per game with 413.9.

Last week, the Saints signed receiver Dez Bryant, but he tore his Achilles in only his second practice and never played a game for New Orleans.

The Seattle Seahawks released Marshall on Oct. 30 after he’d appeared in Seattle’s first seven games this season, catching 11 passes for 136 yards and one touchdown. But his involvement in the offense dropped after Week 3 and he had just two catches for 16 yards in his last four games.

Seattle was the sixth NFL team for the 34-year-old Marshall, who has eight 1,000-plus-yard seasons in his career. His best season, statistically, came with the New York Jets in 2015, when he caught 109 passes for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns. Marshall entered this season trying to come back from an ankle injury and toe surgery that cost him the majority of the 2017 season with the New York Giants.

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Sean Payton says Bengals will be paid for broken fire alarm

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor's locker room at Cincinnati's Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for.

Payton says it would be "a little sensationalist" to say he "destroyed" the fire alarm and that the

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor’s locker room at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for.

Payton says it would be “a little sensationalist” to say he “destroyed” the fire alarm and that the act was not intended as a motivational ploy.

Rather, Payton says the alarm had been blaring for what seemed to him like 10 minutes and that he “needed the noise to stop” as he prepared his team to play against the Bengals.

The Saints beat the Bengals 51-14 for their eighth straight victory.

Payton says he considers the Brown family, the Bengals organization and coach Marvin Lewis to be close allies for whom he has a lot of respect.

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Bengals fire defensive coordinator after rout by Saints

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, a day after their historically bad performance in a 51-14 loss to the Saints.

New Orleans scored on every possession except the last one — when it took a knee in field-goal range — during its rout at Paul Brown Stadium.

The

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, a day after their historically bad performance in a 51-14 loss to the Saints.

New Orleans scored on every possession except the last one — when it took a knee in field-goal range — during its rout at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals (5-4) have given up 500 yards in three straight games — a first in the Super Bowl era — and are on pace to give up an NFL record for yards in a season.

It’s the second straight year the Bengals have fired a coordinator during the season. Last year, the Bengals fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after an 0-2 start last year. Coach Marvin Lewis got a two-year contract extension after the 2017 season.

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Ex-Detroit Lion Barney accuses pizza chain of discrimination

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service.

The lawsuit filed in Detroit's federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy's Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit says that

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Lem Barney and his wife are suing a Detroit-area pizza chain for racial discrimination after being refused service.

The lawsuit filed in Detroit’s federal court Monday says Lem and Jacqueline Barney went to Happy’s Pizza in Commerce Township Nov. 2. The lawsuit says that when they tried to order, the manager told them to go to Happy’s Southfield location because “they would be more at home there.”

The Barneys are black. Southfield has a majority black population and Commerce Township is mostly white.

The lawsuit says the Barneys called the police. The restaurant manager told an officer that the Barneys were denied service because workers were preparing for a corporate catering event.

The Associated Press left a message Monday seeking comment from Happy’s Pizza.

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Column: Ugly performances by Jets, Bucs and Raiders

To say the Jets , Raiders and Bucs have quit would be hyperbole.

To say their fans are ready to quit watching them would be more accurate.

There was little to nothing worth mentioning about their performances Sunday in one-sided defeats. In the New York and Tampa Bay areas, much of the chatter

To say the Jets , Raiders and Bucs have quit would be hyperbole.

To say their fans are ready to quit watching them would be more accurate.

There was little to nothing worth mentioning about their performances Sunday in one-sided defeats. In the New York and Tampa Bay areas, much of the chatter will be about removing Todd Bowles and Dirk Koetter as head coaches of their respective outfits. At least Jon Gruden won’t be worrying about job security with a Raiders team he has torn asunder, and he has the job security to rebuild.

Bowles got it right at the New Jersey Meadowlands by saying following a 41-10 embarrassment at the hands of the previously-inept-on-offense Buffalo: “We stunk it up as coaches, we stunk it up as players.”

His team certainly represented what used to be swamp land quite well Sunday.

The Jets (3-7, losers of four in a row) were blitzed from the beginning by a quarterback, Matt Barkley, who was unemployed a few days ago, and has been a journeyman for almost his entire NFL stint; this was his 12th game since 2013. They were overrun by LeSean McCoy, which is fine except when you consider he was in a horrendous slump and hadn’t scored all season.

Worst, they seemed apathetic and disinterested from the start, a strong indictment of the players and the coaches.

“They just came in and just straight, flat out, beat us,” said Jets receiver Jermaine Kearse, who has had to adjust to lots of losing in New York after lots of winning while he was with the Seahawks. “I wish I could give you an explanation. It’s frustrating for all of us, but they just came in here and straight beat us.”

Maybe because the Bills were trying a whole lot harder?

“Nobody’s quit on anybody,” Kearse added. “We win together, we lose together and that’s everybody’s mindset right now. We’re all not perfect, we’re out here trying to figure it out and find ways to improve this situation like anybody else. So, I would think that’s far from the truth.”

The Jets have never fired a coach during the season since the Johnson family bought the franchise in 2000. At least Bowles seems to have that going for him.

Koetter is in his third season in charge in Tampa, and he’s supposedly an offensive mastermind. Until being manhandled by Washington, the Bucs were tearing it up when they had the ball. Maybe somebody tore up all the play sheets that worked previously because they scored a mere three points against a team struggling with injuries.

Offensive coordinator Todd Monken had been calling plays, but Koetter took over against the Redskins. He wouldn’t explain why, but clearly it was a bogus decision.

“We weren’t good enough as a team, and that starts with me,” Koetter said. “To move the ball like that and come up with three points, you’re just not going to win that way.”

Tampa (3-6) has the second-longest playoff drought, 10 seasons, and Koetter’s chances of breaking that string are diminishing rapidly.

No such worries for Gruden, whose return to Oakland has been a fiasco so far. Give him credit for all the high draft picks the Raiders will have in April, and maybe for the high prospects they will carry into Las Vegas when they move in 2020.

For now, though, well — pardon us on this one — they’ve fallen into a Black Hole.

“This will be a year that a lot of us will never forget,” Gruden said of his 1-8 team that has been outscored 75-9 in the past nine quarters in what has quickly become a lost season. “It’s painful. It’s really hard. It’s painful. It’s going to be hard to sleep again, hard to get up in the morning.”

When Gruden gets up, he’ll perhaps look at others to get rid of as he retools the roster already missing Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin and Amari Cooper. He’s got that wildly lucrative 10-year contract, virtual total control of personnel and no qualms about doing pretty much anything.

What must hurt fans of these three teams that got hammered Sunday is that the effort from other losing clubs — Arizona, which tested powerful Kansas City; Cleveland, which stunned Atlanta; and, of course, Buffalo — was so strong, so admirable. Perhaps the worst sign for a struggling team is when it looks lost, lethargic and lacking skill on the field.

In New Jersey and the Tampa and Oakland bay areas, that’s exactly what the fans saw in Week 10.

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ICYMI in NFL Week 10: Bowles’ Jets bad; Norman knocks fans

Time to start the "Which coaches are on the way out?" watch in the NFL, and all eyes are on Todd Bowles of the New York Jets at the moment.

How quickly it all fell apart for them.

After going 10-6 in his first season there, the Jets are 13-29, a .310 winning

Time to start the “Which coaches are on the way out?” watch in the NFL, and all eyes are on Todd Bowles of the New York Jets at the moment.

How quickly it all fell apart for them.

After going 10-6 in his first season there, the Jets are 13-29, a .310 winning percentage.

How soon could Bowles be gone? Consider that the Jets now head into a bye week. So that might make sense as a time to make a change for a club that had zero fight in it during a 41-10 loss Sunday against the visiting Buffalo Bills and quarterback Matt Barkley, of all people.

“We stunk it up as coaches,” Bowles said. “We stunk it up as players.”

All true.

Here’s another comment that was rather telling: “That’s the first time I felt like somebody really smacked us,” Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne said, “and we didn’t do nothing about it.”

Keep in mind that the Bills are nothing special. Barkley is worse than that — a has-been who never was, nearly two years removed from his most recent NFL start. But defensive guru Bowles couldn’t come up with anything to stop the guy.

Now the Jets are 3-7 and heading in the wrong direction, losers of four straight games.

Bowles shouldn’t stand alone in terms of questions about how much longer he will — or should — last in his current job.

As embarrassing as the Jets suddenly are, Bowles is hardly the only coach whose club is looking unprepared and unable to compete lately:

— Doug Marrone’s Jacksonville Jaguars somehow immediately went from AFC runners-up to also-rans, dropping five consecutive games to fall to 3-6 after a 29-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts;

— Dirk Koetter’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers somehow beat the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles in Weeks 1 and 2 but have lost six of seven games since to sit at 3-6 after a 16-3 setback against the visiting Washington Redskins;

— Jon Gruden is not going anywhere anytime soon, of course, but his Oakland Raiders are as bad as it gets right now, going to 1-8 after losing five games in a row by at least 14 points each, the latest a 20-6 defeat at home against the Los Angeles Chargers.

“This will be a year that a lot of us will never forget,” Gruden said. “It’s painful.”

Jets fans probably feel the same way about their season.

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ROAD, SWEET ROAD

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman celebrated a road victory by blasting the NFC East leaders’ home fans, saying it seems like they “just don’t really care; they just boo everything and aren’t really behind us.” Washington is 3-1 in away games, 3-2 at home. “We can play all the games on the road, if you ask me,” said Norman, who had an acrobatic interception early, one of four turnovers forced by Washington’s defense against the Bucs. Later, Norman sent out a tweet encouraging spectators to be more supportive and enthusiastic at home. After all, with a 6-3 record, a two-game division lead over the surprisingly so-so Super Bowl champion Eagles and the Cowboys (both 4-5 after Dallas beat Philadelphia 27-20 with the help of a hurdle by Ezekiel Elliott) and an easy schedule the rest of the way, the Redskins would host a playoff game if they avoid a collapse.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

This week’s most original TD celebration — remember when the league tried to discourage all of those with penalties and fines? — came courtesy of Kansas City Chiefs speedster Tyreek Hill. After catching one of Patrick Mahomes’ two TD passes in KC’s 26-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Hills hopped into the stands and grabbed ahold of a TV camera, managing to record images of some teammates whooping it up, as well as the flag he earned for unsportsmanlike conduct. Chiefs coach Andy Reid was not exactly thrilled by that aspect of the charade. “That was too much,” Reid said. “I’m all into the ‘personality’ thing, but he was … out of character there.”

BETTER THAN OMAHA

Give Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff for directing a potent offense that’s helped his team get off to a 9-1 start. Give him credit, too, for quite an audible in LA’s 36-31 victory against the Seattle Seahawks, name-checking Oscar winner Halle Berry.

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AP Pro Football Writers Dennis Waszak Jr. in East Rutherford, N.J., and Josh Dubow in Oakland, Calif., contributed to this report.

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Ugly performances by Jets, Bucs and Raiders on Sunday

To say the Jets , Raiders and Bucs have quit would be hyperbole.

To say their fans are ready to quit watching them would be more accurate.

There was little to nothing worth mentioning about their performances Sunday in one-sided defeats. In the New York and Tampa Bay areas, much of the chatter

To say the Jets , Raiders and Bucs have quit would be hyperbole.

To say their fans are ready to quit watching them would be more accurate.

There was little to nothing worth mentioning about their performances Sunday in one-sided defeats. In the New York and Tampa Bay areas, much of the chatter will be about removing Todd Bowles and Dirk Koetter as head coaches of their respective outfits. At least Jon Gruden won’t be worrying about job security with a Raiders team he has torn asunder, and he has the job security to rebuild.

Bowles got it right at the Jersey Meadowlands by saying following a 41-10 embarrassment at the hands of the previously inept on offense Bills: “We stunk it up as coaches, we stunk it up as players.”

His team certainly represented what used to be swamp land quite well Sunday.

The Jets (3-7, losers of four in a row) were blitzed from the beginning by a quarterback, Matt Barkley, who was unemployed a few days ago, and has been a journeyman for almost his entire NFL stint; this was his 12th game since 2013. They were overrun by LeSean McCoy, which is fine except when you consider he was in a horrendous slump and hadn’t scored all season.

Worst, they seemed apathetic and disinterested from the start, a strong indictment of the players and of the coaches.

“They just came in and just straight, flat out, beat us,” said Jets receiver Jermaine Kearse, who has had to adjust to lots of losing in New York after lots of winning while he was with the Seahawks. “I wish I could give you an explanation. It’s frustrating for all of us but they just came in here and straight beat us.”

Maybe because the Bills were trying a whole lot harder?

“Nobody’s quit on anybody,” Kearse added. “We win together, we lose together and that’s everybody’s mindset right now. We’re all not perfect, we’re out here trying to figure it out and find ways to improve this situation like anybody else. So, I would think that’s far from the truth.”

The Jets have never fired a coach during the season since the Johnson family bought the franchise in 2000. At least Bowles seems to have that going for him.

Koetter is in his third season in charge in Tampa, and he’s supposedly an offensive mastermind. Until being manhandled by Washington, the Bucs were tearing it up when they had the ball. Maybe somebody tore up all the play sheets that worked previously because they scored a mere three points against a team struggling with injuries.

Offensive coordinator Todd Monken had been calling plays, but Koetter took over against the Redskins. He wouldn’t explain why, but clearly it was a bogus decision.

“We weren’t good enough as a team, and that starts with me,” Koetter said. “To move the ball like that and come up with three points, you’re just not going to win that way.”

Tampa (3-6) has the second-longest playoff drought, 10 seasons, and Koetter’s chances of breaking that string are diminishing rapidly.

No such worries for Gruden, whose return to Oakland has been a fiasco so far. Give him credit for all the high draft picks the Raiders will have in April, and maybe for the high prospects they will carry into Las Vegas when they move in 2020.

For now, though, well — pardon us on this one — they’ve fallen into a Black Hole.

“This will be a year that a lot of us will never forget,” Gruden said of his 1-8 team that has been outscored 75-9 in the past nine quarters in what has quickly become a lost season. “It’s painful. It’s really hard. It’s painful. It’s going to be hard to sleep again, hard to get up in the morning.”

When Gruden gets up, he’ll perhaps look at others to get rid of as he retools the roster already missing Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin and Amari Cooper. He’s got that wildly lucrative 10-year contract, virtual total control of personnel, and no qualms about doing pretty much anything.

What must hurt fans of these three teams that got hammered Sunday is that the effort from other losing clubs — Arizona, which tested powerful Kansas City; Cleveland, which stunned Atlanta; and, of course, Buffalo — was so strong, so admirable. Perhaps the worst sign for a struggling team is when it looks lost, lethargic and lacking skill on the field.

In New Jersey and the Tampa and Oakland bay areas, that’s exactly what the fans saw in Week 10.

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Elliott takes giant leap needed to lift Cowboys past Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott took one giant leap that may have saved Dallas' season.

But it was Elliott's go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped the Cowboys finally hurdle the Super Bowl champs.

The Cowboys showed a second-half spark — and cooled the hot seat for coach Jason Garrett

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott took one giant leap that may have saved Dallas’ season.

But it was Elliott’s go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped the Cowboys finally hurdle the Super Bowl champs.

The Cowboys showed a second-half spark — and cooled the hot seat for coach Jason Garrett a few degrees — in a 27-20 win over the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones burst into the locker room and channeled his inner Ric Flair with a “Wooo!” that perked up the winners. Jones hit the locker room like a politician stumping for votes, shaking hands with anyone within reach.

“Now that was a win, I’ll tell you right now,” he said to a small circle of Cowboys.

The Cowboys are just 4-5 but the victory steadied a franchise that saw Garrett again under fire and Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman call for major organizational changes for a franchise in decline.

Elliott and Dak Prescott quieted the doubters after a dazzling Sunday that had the champion Eagles on the ropes.

“You can imagine the way Jason Garrett, his resolve before the game,” Jones said. “I asked him before the game, ‘You feeling any pressure?’ (Garrett replied) ‘It just makes me want to go out and do more to turn this thing.'”

Elliott made highlight reels and kept the Dallas’ NFC East title hopes alive when he extended a play in the first half. The Cowboys tried a fake punt on fourth-and-2 from their 31 and Jeff Heath took a direct snap and ran three yards. A few plays later, Elliott hurdled Tre Sullivan on a 32-yard run to the Eagles 8. Michael Bennett sacked Prescott on third down and Brett Maher kicked a 31-yard field goal for a 6-0 lead.

Was it Elliott’s best bound over a defender?

“I’ll leave that up to you guys to decide,” Elliott said.

Jones was positive it was Elliott’s best.

“We’ve seen him make that move before,” Jones said. “But I don’t know when I’ve ever seen him totally clear it.”

While the Super Bowl champions are reeling, the Cowboys didn’t exactly look a serious threat to the NFC East crown. Prescott had 270 yards passing, tossed for one touchdown and also ran for a score. Elliott also had a TD reception, against an Eagles secondary depleted by injury. The Cowboys will need a win at Atlanta (4-5) next week and then a win Nov. 22 against division-leading Washington to really establish themselves as a playoff contender. It’s a leap of faith larger than anything attempted by Elliott that Cowboys can wrest their way into the NFC playoff picture.

But for a night, it was enough.

“We had no choice but to win,” said Elliott, who cupped his hand to his ear as he walked off the field to boos.

Garrett, who has yet to lead Dallas to even an NFC title game, knew the magnitude of the rivalry game.

“We were in a challenging situation,” he said. “We had to come up here and win a football game.”

Both teams felt the pressure even before former President George W. Bush performed the coin flip. The Cowboys and Eagles got into a small pregame scuffle that ended on the sideline before they were ushered back into the tunnel.

Dallas took a 10-3 lead into the half before Elliott and Prescott got rolling. Elliott ran in from the 1 to give Dallas a 27-20 lead after Prescott completed passes of 24 yards to Amari Cooper and 23 yards to Allen Hurns on the drive.

It was the kind of drive that might have impressed Aikman. Aikman, who won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, said this week “there has to be a complete overhaul of the entire organization.”

The Cowboys just shrugged it off as just another controversy that didn’t concern them.

“We’re Dallas Cowboys. You guys love to talk about us, you guys love to make stories,” Elliott said. “We’re used to ignoring all the extra stuff and focusing on us.”

Eagles fans were spotted transporting a Cowboys coffin into Lincoln Financial Field, perhaps as a symbol of some sort of burial of Dallas’ season.

Don’t hold those last playoff rites for the Cowboys just yet.

“When you’re feeling low and you see the Grim Reaper,” Jones said, “and then you come in and have your team perform the way these guys did, I promise you, it is a special feeling.”

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Prescott, Elliott propel Cowboys past Eagles

Prescott, Elliott propel Cowboys past Eagles

Prescott, Elliott propel Cowboys past Eagles

Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for one touchdown and rushed for another as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the host Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 Sunday night.

Ezekiel Elliott caught the touchdown pass and also rushed for one as the Cowboys (4-5) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Prescott was 26 of 36 for 270 yards, while Elliott rushed 19 times for 151 yards.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who was 32 of 44 for 360 yards, tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Zach Ertz, but the Eagles fell to 4-5. Ertz had 14 catches for 145 yards.

The Eagles began the game without a pair of key injured players in right tackle Lane Johnson and running back Darren Sproles.

The Cowboys struck first when Brett Maher kicked a 25-yard field goal, set up by the first career interception from Leighton Vander Esch against Wentz.

Dallas went ahead 6-0 with 3:41 remaining in the second on a 31-yard field goal by Maher. The 14-play, 64-yard drive stalled after taking up more than eight minutes and Prescott was sacked by Michael Bennett.

Jake Elliott nailed a 56-yard field goal with 1:33 left in the second to get the Eagles within 6-3.

Prescott scored from the 1-yard line with 19 seconds left before halftime and the Cowboys took a 13-3 lead into the locker room.

Elliott’s 26-yard field goal early in the third quarter pulled the Eagles to within 13-6, and they tied the game at 13 when Wentz connected with Ertz on a 15-yard touchdown with 2:08 remaining in the third.

The Cowboys responded on their next drive and took a 20-13 lead when Elliott caught a 7-yard touchdown from Prescott with 11:42 left in the fourth.

Wentz connected with Nelson Agholor on a 51-yard strike and later threw the second touchdown of the game to Ertz, this time from 1 yard out to quickly tie the game at 20.

Dallas came back and drove 75 yards in eight plays, with Elliott plunging in from the 1 for a 27-20 advantage with 3:19 remaining.

The Eagles had one last chance with 40 seconds left, but their drive came up 6 yards short as time expired.

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Mayfield’s sizzling start leads Browns over Falcons

Mayfield's sizzling start leads Browns over Falcons

Mayfield’s sizzling start leads Browns over Falcons

Baker Mayfield threw three touchdown passes and fellow rookie Nick Chubb set a record for the longest touchdown run in team history as the Browns defeated the Atlanta Falcons 28-16 on Sunday in Cleveland.

Chubb’s 92-yard run in the third quarter gave the Browns a 28-10 lead and broke Bobby Mitchell’s 90-yard record that had stood since 1959. Chubb finished with 176 rushing yards and also caught a 13-yard TD pass from Mayfield.

Mayfield completed his first 14 pass attempts and finished the day 17-for-20 for 216 yards. He did not throw an interception as the Browns (3-6-1) snapped a four-game skid and gave Gregg Williams his first win since taking over for Hue Jackson.

The Cleveland defense was stellar in the fourth quarter. Up 28-10 and with the Falcons knocking on the door, the Cleveland defense stopped Atlanta three straight times inside the Browns’ 1-yard line.

Atlanta (4-5) had a three-game winning streak snapped.

The Falcons were scoreless in the second half until Matt Ryan’s desperation heave with 4:24 left was caught by Austin Hooper, cutting the Browns’ lead to 28-16. Ryan was sacked on the two-point conversion try.

Ryan finished the day 38-for-52 for 330 yards and two scores.

Mayfield got the Browns on the board first when he scrambled and found Rashard Higgins from 28 yards out as the Browns scored a first-quarter touchdown for the first time this season.

Atlanta took the lead in the second quarter with Giorgio Tavecchio’s 40-yard field goal and Ryan’s short touchdown pass to Julio Jones. On the drive, Jones caught a 30-yard reception and passed Detroit’s Calvin Johnson to become the fastest to reach 10,000 yards. He did it in 104 games, 11 fewer than Johnson.

Mayfield got the ball back and drove the Browns 80 yards in eight plays. He hooked up with Chubb to put the Browns up 14-10 at the half.

Mayfield was a perfect 12-for-12 in the first half for 165 yards and two scores.

The opportunistic Browns defense struck on the Falcons’ first possession of the third quarter when T.J. Carrie forced a Mohamed Sanu fumble.

Mayfield made the Falcons pay for the turnover, finding Duke Johnson out of the backfield for an 11-yard touchdown and a 21-10 Browns lead.

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Cowboys G Martin returns after knee injury

Cowboys G Martin returns after knee injury

Cowboys G Martin returns after knee injury

Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin left Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a knee injury in the first quarter and was taken to the locker room, but returned early in the second quarter.

Martin hurt his left knee when he was rolled up on by teammate La’el Collins at the end of a play. He looked to be in significant pain and received attention from trainers for a few minutes before limping off under his own power. After getting evaluated in the sideline medical tent, Martin limped back to the locker room.

The four-time Pro Bowler hyperextended the same knee during the preseason and sprained his MCL before the team’s bye week, but he has not missed any regular-season action. He has been wearing a brace on the knee for extra protection.

The Cowboys’ offensive line was already without center Travis Frederick — who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome during training camp — and rookie left guard Connor Williams, who is out for a week or two following a knee scope.

Alex Redmond, who was claimed off waivers in early September, stepped in at right guard after Martin went down. He had competed with Xavier Su’a-Filo this week, with Su’a-Filo winning the starting job in place of Williams. Joe Looney has been filling in for Frederick at center.

Martin, who turns 28 on Nov. 20, has started all 72 games through four and a half NFL seasons. The two-time All-Pro became the highest-paid guard in NFL history in June when he signed a six-year, $84 million deal.

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Cowboys G Martin leaves with knee injury

Cowboys G Martin leaves with knee injury

Cowboys G Martin leaves with knee injury

Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin left Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a knee injury in the first quarter and was taken to the locker room.

Martin hurt his left knee when he was rolled up on by teammate La’el Collins at the end of a play. He looked to be in significant pain and received attention from trainers for a few minutes before limping off under his own power. After getting evaluated in the sideline medical tent, Martin limped back to the locker room.

The four-time Pro Bowler hyperextended the same knee during the preseason and sprained his MCL before the team’s bye week, but he has not missed any regular-season action. He has been wearing a brace on the knee for extra protection.

The Cowboys’ offensive line was already without center Travis Frederick — who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome during training camp — and rookie left guard Connor Williams, who is out for a week or two following a knee scope.

Alex Redmond, who was claimed off waivers in early September, stepped in at right guard after Martin went down. He had competed with Xavier Su’a-Filo this week, with Su’a-Filo winning the starting job in place of Williams. Joe Looney has been filling in for Frederick at center.

Martin, who turns 28 on Nov. 20, has started all 72 games through four and a half NFL seasons. The two-time All-Pro became the highest-paid guard in NFL history in June when he signed a six-year, $84 million deal.

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Rams WR Kupp reinjures knee

Rams WR Kupp reinjures knee

Rams WR Kupp reinjures knee

Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp appeared to reinjure his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 36-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Los Angeles, and his coach said after that game that the extent of the injury “doesn’t look good.”

Kupp, the second-year player drafted in the third round in 2017 out of Eastern Washington, had five catches for 39 yards before the injury occurred, apparently on a non-contact play.

Kupp sprained the same knee when he was tackled in mid-October as the Rams beat the Broncos 23-20 in Denver. At the time of that injury, Rams coach Sean McVay called the prognosis “fortunate news.”

Kupp ended up missing two games before returning for last week’s 45-35 loss in New Orleans.

McVay was more downcast in talking about the latest injury. “Yeah, I don’t think it’s very good,” he said.

Kupp has 40 catches for 566 yards and six touchdowns this season, and he has 102 receptions for 1,435 yards and 11 touchdowns for his career.

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Jones powers Packers past Dolphins, 31-12

Jones powers Packers past Dolphins, 31-12

Aaron Rodgers has carried the

Jones powers Packers past Dolphins, 31-12

Aaron Rodgers has carried the Green Bay Packers to victory after victory after victory over the years, but when they absolutely needed a win to keep their season alive on Sunday, they rode the legs of Aaron Jones.

Jones needed only 15 carries to rush for a career-high 145 yards and two touchdowns, and the Packers blew out the visiting Miami Dolphins in the second half to win 31-12 at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay took a quick 14-3 lead but was clinging to a 14-12 edge early in the third quarter before finally seizing control.

On third-and-2, Rodgers hit tight end Marcedes Lewis for a gain of 30, the veteran tight end’s second catch of the year. That set the stage for Jones. After a gain of 12 yards to the 10, he exploded through a big hole and into the end zone for a 21-12 lead at 9:33 of the third.

Moments later, cornerback Bashaud Breeland intercepted Brock Osweiler and returned it to the Miami 12. After a penalty, Rodgers fired a 25-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams to make it 28-12.

With that, the Packers moved to 4-4-1 ahead of a trip to Seattle for a Thursday night game, and then a visit to Minnesota for a key NFC North matchup.

Miami (5-5) lost for the fifth time in seven games after a 3-0 start. The bye comes at a perfect time for the Dolphins, who were without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill and three starting offensive linemen, including tackles Laremy Tunsil and Ja’Wuan James.

Frank Gore rushed for 90 yards for the Dolphins. Osweiler threw for 213 yards, with seven catches for 72 yards by Danny Amendola. Jason Sanders accounted for all the scoring with four field goals.

A quick one-two punch by Jones gave the Packers a 14-3 lead. On the opening drive, Jones had 54 yards on four touches, with those big plays setting up Rodgers’ 7-yard touchdown pass to Adams.

After Sanders booted a field goal, Jones blew through a huge hole up the middle for a gain of 67. Two plays later, he plowed in from the 2.

Green Bay led 14-9 at halftime. A key moment came early in the third quarter, when Brandon Bolden blocked JK Scott’s punt. The Dolphins were set up at Green Bay’s 28 but couldn’t do anything with it. Sanders’ fourth field goal made it 14-12.

Rodgers was 19-of-28 passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Green Bay ran for 195 yards.

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Rams improve to 9-1 with victory over Seahawks

Rams improve to 9-1 with victory over Seahawks

Rams improve to 9-1 with victory over Seahawks

Todd Gurley rushed for 120 yards and scored a touchdown for the 13th consecutive game as the Los Angeles Rams overcame a sluggish first half and then held on to earn a 36-31 victory over the visiting Seattle Seahawks.

The Rams improved to an NFL-best 9-1, bouncing back from their first defeat of the season last week at New Orleans. Los Angeles has a 4 1/2-game lead in the NFC West and needs one more victory to wrap up consecutive division titles.

The Seahawks had one last chance to take the lead, but Russell Wilson threw an incomplete pass on fourth down form the Rams’ 35-yard line with 19 seconds remaining.

The Rams went out in front for good at the start of the fourth quarter when Jared Goff hit tight end Tyler Higbee on 10-yard scoring pass for a 26-21 lead. Goff was 28-of-39 for 318 yards and two touchdowns.

The Seahawks cut the lead to 26-23 on a 33-yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal with 9:52 to play, then followed with an unsuccessful onside kick.

The Rams added a 20-yard field goal from Greg Zuerlein and a 9-yard TD run from Brandon Cooks from there to take a 36-24 lead.

Cooks’ TD came one play after Rams linebacker Dante Fowler stripped Wilson of the ball and recovered the fumble deep in Seattle territory.

The Rams grabbed their first lead of the game with 2:48 left in the first half when Gurley took a pitch and ran 17 yards into the end zone. Gurley not only extended his franchise-record streak for consecutive games with a touchdown, it is also the longest active TD streak in the NFL.

Gurley’s touchdown was his NFL-leading 17th of the season.

The Seahawks gained 104 rushing yards in the first quarter, their second most in the opening quarter since 2001. The Seahawks scored two first-quarter TDs, the first on Wilson’s 8-yard pass to tight end Nick Vannett and the second on an 18-yard run by Rashaad Penny.

The L.A. defense made its presence known in the second quarter as defensive tackle Aaron Donald had two sacks on Wilson. Donald’s 12 sacks in 10 games this season are already a Rams single-season record for a defensive tackle, passing D’Marco Farr’s 11.5 in 1995.

Wilson completed 17 of 26 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns. Penny carried the ball 12 times for 108 yards. The Seahawks gained a season-best 273 yards on the ground.

The Rams are 2-0 against the Seahawks this season after earning a 33-31 victory at Seattle in Week 5, and they are 4-0 against NFC West opponents.

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Elliott, Prescott lead Cowboys past Eagles 27-20

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott had 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday night.

The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles fell to 4-5 with their third straight loss at home while the Cowboys improved to 4-5.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott had 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday night.

The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles fell to 4-5 with their third straight loss at home while the Cowboys improved to 4-5.

Dak Prescott had 270 yards passing, tossed for one touchdown and also ran for a score. Elliott also had a TD reception.

Carson Wentz threw a pair of TD passes to Zach Ertz, but his pass to Ertz on fourth down fell a yard short of a first down at the Cowboys 29 with 1:09 left. The Eagles got the ball back at their 32 with 40 seconds left and drove to the Cowboys 32 for the final play. Wentz completed a pass to Ertz inside the Dallas 10. Ertz lateraled to Golden Tate but he was tackled for no gain to end it.

It was a defensive battle into the third quarter before the offenses went back-and-forth.

Elliott ran in from the 1 to give Dallas a 27-20 lead after Prescott completed passes of 24 yards to Amari Cooper and 23 yards to Allen Hurns on the drive.

Coming off a bye, the Eagles were listless in the first half and trailed 13-3 before rallying to tie it on Wentz’s 15-yard TD pass to Ertz late in the third quarter. Wentz connected with Jordan Matthews for 18 yards on third-and-11 to extend the drive. He hit him again for 12 yards on the next play and found Ertz a few plays later.

Prescott tossed a 7-yard TD pass to Elliott to give Dallas a 20-13 lead on the ensuing possession. Elliott accounted for 57 of the 75 yards on the drive.

But the Eagles answered. Wentz hit Nelson Agholor, who made an excellent catch for a 51-yard gain to the Cowboys 8. Wentz found Ertz in the back of the end zone for a 1-yard TD pass to tie it at 20-20.

Prescott engineered a 75-yard drive in the final 90 seconds of the first half to send the Eagles into the locker room to a chorus of boos from a frustrated crowd.

Michael Gallup turned a screen pass on third-and-15 at the Cowboys 35 into a 25-yard gain. Prescott connected with Cole Beasley for 21 yards and hit Hurns for 17 yards to the Eagles 1. Prescott then sneaked in for the score.

After hearing it from their fans, the Eagles came out with a stop on defense and the offense drove to the Cowboys 11 before having to settle for Jake Elliott’s 26-yard field goal.

TRICKY

The Cowboys tried a fake punt on fourth-and-2 from their 31 and Jeff Heath took a direct snap and ran three yards. A few plays later, Elliott hurdled Tre Sullivan on a 32-yard run to the Eagles 8. But Michael Bennett sacked Prescott on third down and Brett Maher kicked a 31-yard field goal for a 6-0 lead.

GOLDEN’S DEBUT

New Eagles wideout Golden Tate had only two catches for 19 yards.

INJURIES

Eagles: CB Ronald Darby left the game after injuring his knee in the second half. Starters Jalen Mills and Sidney Jones already were out of the lineup.

UP NEXT

Cowboys: Visit the Atlanta Falcons (4-5) on Sunday.

Eagles: Visit the New Orleans Saints (8-1) on Sunday.

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Cowboys-Eagles Stats

Dallas 3 10 0 14—27
Philadelphia 0 3 10 7—20
First Quarter

Dal_FG Maher 25, 6:59.

Second Quarter

Dal_FG Maher 31, 3:41.

Phi_FG J.Elliott 56, 1:33.

Dal_Prescott 1 run (Maher kick), :19.

Third Quarter

Phi_FG J.Elliott 26,

Dallas 3 10 0 14—27
Philadelphia 0 3 10 7—20
First Quarter

Dal_FG Maher 25, 6:59.

Second Quarter

Dal_FG Maher 31, 3:41.

Phi_FG J.Elliott 56, 1:33.

Dal_Prescott 1 run (Maher kick), :19.

Third Quarter

Phi_FG J.Elliott 26, 9:36.

Phi_Ertz 15 pass from Wentz (J.Elliott kick), 2:08.

Fourth Quarter

Dal_E.Elliott 7 pass from Prescott (Maher kick), 11:42.

Phi_Ertz 1 pass from Wentz (J.Elliott kick), 7:27.

Dal_E.Elliott 1 run (Maher kick), 3:19.

A_69,696.

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Dal Phi
First downs 23 23
Total Net Yards 410 421
Rushes-yards 28-171 16-71
Passing 239 350
Punt Returns 1-0 2-11
Kickoff Returns 0-0 4-93
Interceptions Ret. 1-28 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 26-36-0 32-44-1
Sacked-Yards Lost 4-31 2-10
Punts 4-40.8 2-44.0
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards 5-37 0-0
Time of Possession 33:22 26:38

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Dallas, E.Elliott 19-151, Prescott 6-9, R.Smith 2-8, Heath 1-3. Philadelphia, Adams 7-47, Clement 5-13, Wentz 2-7, Smallwood 2-4.

PASSING_Dallas, Prescott 26-36-0-270. Philadelphia, Wentz 32-44-1-360.

RECEIVING_Dallas, Cooper 6-75, E.Elliott 6-36, Beasley 4-37, Swaim 3-13, Hurns 2-40, Gallup 2-34, Schultz 2-21, R.Smith 1-14. Philadelphia, Ertz 14-145, Agholor 5-83, Jeffery 4-48, Matthews 3-40, Smallwood 3-30, Tate 2-19, Clement 1-(minus 5).

MISSED FIELD GOALS_Dallas, Maher 42.

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Seahawks’ Carroll optimistic despite 4-5 mark after loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seattle coach Pete Carroll had every reason to be frustrated after his Seahawks dropped a second straight game in the final minute.

However, Carroll wasn't sounding the alarm on his team's season after a 36-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

"We aren't slowing down. We're going

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seattle coach Pete Carroll had every reason to be frustrated after his Seahawks dropped a second straight game in the final minute.

However, Carroll wasn’t sounding the alarm on his team’s season after a 36-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

“We aren’t slowing down. We’re going to keep running the football, keep setting the tempo,” Carroll said. “I love the way we’re playing. We just have to stay alive and keep going.”

The success of the Seahawks’ running game is what has Carroll confident about his team’s hopes of contending for a playoff spot. Seattle (5-6) ran for 273 yards — the eighth most in a single game in franchise history — despite Chris Carson missing the game due to a hip injury. Rashaad Penny, who was selected in the first round of last April’s draft, had his first 100-yard game as a pro with 108 yards on 12 carries.

Penny missed most of training camp due to a broken finger before slowly working his way back into the rotation once he improved in the pass game and on pass blocking.

“I feel like I’ve grown up the last two to three weeks,” Penny said. “I told myself the whole game that I can do this and the coaches trust me.”

Russell Wilson, who was 17 of 26 for 176 yards and three touchdowns, had just 11 pass attempts going into the fourth quarter. That was the lowest number of pass attempts through three quarters in his seven-year career.

A turnover by Wilson has loomed large in both of Seattle’s recent losses. Last Sunday against the Chargers, he threw an interception in the fourth quarter that was returned for a touchdown. This week, he fumbled the ball on a strip sack by Rams linebacker Dante Fowler that was recovered at the Seahawks’ nine yard line with less than six minutes remaining. One play later, Brandon Cooks scored on a nine-yard run to give Los Angeles a 36-24 lead.

Seattle scored on its ensuing possession and got the ball back after holding the Rams to a three-and-out. Wilson got Seattle to the Rams 36 yard line with 39 seconds remaining, but three straight incompletions ended any hopes of a comeback.

The Seahawks haven’t been able to force a turnover in either loss, which has frustrated the defense.

“We just needed one tip ball or on the ground to flip the script and we didn’t come up with it,” defensive end Dion Jordan said. “We played these good teams hard twice and didn’t come up with the win. Pete doesn’t want us to get down on ourselves. This has to be turning point for us going into these last couple games.”

Seattle’s decision to call a surprise onside kick down 26-24 with under 10 minutes remaining ended up costing them. Carroll said Sebastian Janikowski hit the ball wrong, which led to an easy recovery by Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds. The short field ended up leading to a 20-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein.

“Before that play, actually, I see them talking to the ref and kind of pointing in that area. Something’s a little up. And then I saw his approach,” Reynolds said. “I used to be a kicker in high school, so I saw his approach change right when he was about to kick the ball, so I knew what it was.”

The Seahawks have five of their final seven games at home, but it is not an easy stretch drive. It starts on Thursday night against Green Bay and also includes a game at Carolina (Nov. 25) and home games against Minnesota (Dec. 10) and Kansas City (Dec. 23).

“We feel like we are a lot better than our record shows,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said. “We had some plays get away from us and we lost some games. There’s still a lot of football left. We’re confident that we’ll pull it out.”

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Man reaching for free shirt critical after fall over railing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fan reaching for a free T-shirt is in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after losing his balance and falling through the awning that covers the tunnel to the Tennessee Titans' locker room.

Metro Nashville Police say Thomas Carrico Jr., 37, of Goodlettesville, Tennessee, received

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fan reaching for a free T-shirt is in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after losing his balance and falling through the awning that covers the tunnel to the Tennessee Titans’ locker room.

Metro Nashville Police say Thomas Carrico Jr., 37, of Goodlettesville, Tennessee, received medical attention at Nissan Stadium on Sunday before being taken to the hospital.

The Tennessean reported a witness saw a T-shirt land on the awning over the tunnel during the third quarter of the Titans’ 34-10 win over New England when cheerleaders were tossing out free shirts during a timeout.

The Titans confirmed the fall in a statement.

“An adult fan fell from the lower bowl seating area to the ground,” according to the statement. “The fan received attention from emergency personnel on the scene and was transported to a local hospital.”

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The Latest: Eagles, already thin at CB, lose Darby to injury

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

10:45 p.m.

Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is out for the rest of the game against Dallas because of a knee injury.

The Eagles were forced to go with backup Chandon Sullivan, an undrafted free agent.

Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

10:45 p.m.

Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is out for the rest of the game against Dallas because of a knee injury.

The Eagles were forced to go with backup Chandon Sullivan, an undrafted free agent.

Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury and was already ruled out. Eagles nickel cornerback Sidney Jones also missed the game with a hamstring injury.

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10:25 p.m.

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Sunday — a blow to a team that has stayed remarkably healthy on the way to a 9-1 start.

Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ win over Seattle clutching his left knee, which sidelined him for two games earlier this season when he was hurt on a horse-collar tackle at Denver.

Coach Sean McVay said Kupp would have an MRI on Monday.

“I don’t think it’s good,” McVay said. “It’s his knee. We’ll get the MRI, but it doesn’t look good right now.”

Kupp led the Rams last season with 869 yards receiving as a rookie.

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8:25 p.m.

Former President George W. Bush performed the coin flip in Philadelphia before the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys.

Bush, who grew up in Texas, flipped tails — and the Cowboys won the toss.

Bush was at midfield with former first lady Laura Bush and shook hands with several players including Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz.

The Bushes were in Philadelphia to receive the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented the award to the couple at the Philadelphia history museum on Sunday, which is also Veterans Day.

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7:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams have hung on for a 36-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The game was decided when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overthrew Tyler Lockett along the sideline on fourth-and-10 from the Rams 35 yard line with 18 seconds remaining.

The Rams improved to 9-1 and bounced back from a 45-35 loss to New Orleans last weekend. Seattle has lost two straight and dropped to 4-5.

Los Angeles now prepares for a much anticipated prime-time showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at Mexico City on Nov. 19. Seattle faces a short week in preparing to host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

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7:10 p.m.

Newly acquired Rams defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has bounced back from a pair of penalties to force a turnover in helping Los Angeles build a 36-24 lead over NFC West rival Seattle.

Fowler forced a fumble while sacking Russell Wilson and then recovered it at Seattle’s 9. Brandin Cooks scored on the next play. The Rams have sacked Wilson four times, led by Aaron Donald’s 2 1/2.

The Rams acquired Fowler at the NFL trading deadline on Oct. 30 from Jacksonville for two draft picks, including a 2019 third-round selection.

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6:50 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers are pulling away from the Miami Dolphins.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones have accounted for two touchdowns each. Green Bay broke it open in the third quarter. After Jones scored on a 10-yard run, Green Bay’s Bashaud Breeland picked off Brock Osweiler deep in Miami territory.

Three plays later Aaron Rodgers hit Adams for a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 28-12 lead with 7:24 left. That was the score going into the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins have settled for kicker Jason Sanders hitting four field goals on five drives inside Green Bay’s 30.

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6:40 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is closing in on extending his streak to nine games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher.

Rivers is already just the third player to do that in eight straight games to start a season. Only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who did it in 13 straight to open the 2011 season, and Tom Brady, 10 straight in 2007, have longer streaks.

Rivers is currently 17 of 25 for 219 yards passing with two TDs and an interception and a 105.2 passer rating with the Chargers up 20-6 on the Oakland Raiders with four minutes remaining.

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6:05 p.m.

Green Bay running back Aaron Jones has 101 yards and a touchdown on eight carries at halftime with the Packers leading the Miami Dolphins 14-9.

It’s the first time that a Green Bay running back has gone over the 100-yard mark this season. Aaron Rodgers also has a touchdown pass to Davante Adams.

The Dolphins have been moving the ball in spite of missing three starting offensive linemen. But they turned the ball over a bad shotgun snap on their first series, and have been held to three field goals.

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5:50 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has become the fourth NFL player to score a touchdown in each of his team’s first 10 games of a season.

Gurley scored on a 17-yard run to put the Ram up 17-14 with under three minutes left in the second quarter against Seattle. His 10-game streak matches former Rams player Elroy ‘Crazylegs’ Hirsch, who did it in 1951.

Baltimore’s Lenny Moore, in 1951, and Buffalo’s O.J. Simpson, in 1975, share the record in having scored in each of their teams’ first 14 games of the season.

The touchdown was Gurley’s league-leading 17th of the season. And he’s scored in 13 consecutive regular-season games since being held out of the end zone in a 32-16 win at Arizona last Dec. 3.

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5:35 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald set a career-high with his 12th sack of the season and second of the game against Seattle’s Russell Wilson.

Donald entered the day second on the NFL list with 10 sacks this season, 11 1/2 behind Minnesota’s Danielle Hunter.

The fifth-year player passed his previous high of 11 sacks set in both 2015 and last season, and increased his career total to 61.

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5:15 p.m.

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has topped 500 yards rushing for a 14th consecutive season to set an NFL record.

Gore entered the game against Green Bay tied with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, who had topped 500 yards in 13 straight seasons. Gore topped the milestone with a 9-yard run with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

The 14-year veteran ranks fourth and leads active players with 14,464 yards rushing.

Green Bay leads Miami 14-6 early in the second quarter. For the Packers, running back Aaron Jones has 96 yards on four carries, including a career-long 67-yarder.

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5 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens to move into second place on the career yards-receiving list.

The 15th-year player had six catches for 50 yards to up his total to 15,952 — moving 18 ahead of Owens — in a 26-14 loss at Kansas City.

Jerry Rice holds the record with 22,895 yards.

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4:50 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams held a moment of silence before their game against Seattle for the 12 victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week.

The Rams’ training complex in less than five miles from the Borderline Bar and Grill. The team is donating proceeds from its stadium raffle and a jersey auction to a relief effort, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth has pledged his game check.

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4:45 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers have cashed in on a turnover on the Miami Dolphins’ game-opening drive.

Aaron Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 6:07 left in the first quarter to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead. Running back Aaron Jones accounted for 54 total yards on the drive. The Packers capitalized after Dolphins’ quarterback Brock Osweiler mishandled a shotgun snap that was recovered by Reggie Gilbert at the Green Bay 30.

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4:20 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had very little to show for gaining 501 yards offense in a 16-3 loss to Washington.

The Buccaneers became just the second team since 1940 to top 400 yards and score 3 or fewer points, according to Pro Football Reference. They join the then-St. Louis Rams, who had 424 yards offense in a 24-3 loss to Green Bay in 2011.

Four turnovers, including two interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick, didn’t help. Neither did kicker Chandler Catanzaro missing field-goal attempts from 30 and 48 yards, both wide right.

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3:50 p.m.

The New England Patriots have pulled quarterback Tom Brady while trailing the Titans 34-10 in the fourth quarter.

The Titans sacked Brady a season-high three times, and former New England cornerback Logan Ryan broke up a Brady pass to Julian Edelman on fourth down with 10:48 left to end a Patriots’ scoring threat.

Edelman went to the locker room after that pass was broken up. He is questionable to return with an injured ankle.

Brian Hoyer replaced Brady after Derrick Henry’s 10-yard run out of the wildcat put the Titans up 34-10 with 7:13 left.

The Patriots also were playing without left tackle Trent Brown, who left in the third quarter with an injured back. Tight end Dwayne Allen is questionable to return with an injured knee.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

3:10 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has plenty to talk about now while enjoying his best game of the season.

Three quarters into Buffalo’s game at the New York Jets, McCoy has already topped 100 yards rushing for the first time since gaining 156 on a snow-covered field in a 13-7 overtime win over Indianapolis on Dec. 10.

He has also scored two touchdowns rushing for the first time since scoring twice in a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay on Oct. 22, 2017.

The touchdowns were the first of the season for McCoy. And the come two days after the 10th-year player broke nearly two weeks of silence by telling reporters he was frustrated with his lack of production.

McCoy entered the game with 267 yards rushing this season, and had 103 midway through the third quarter.

McCoy also surpassed 500 career points, and vaulted into 26th place on the career yards rushing list by moving ahead of Marshawn Lynch (10,379), Eddie George (10,441) and Tiki Barber (10,449).

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2:50 p.m.

Cleveland Browns rookie Nick Chubb broke a club record and maybe Atlanta’s back with a 92-yard TD run.

The running back took a handoff at Cleveland’s 8, cut right and avoided a few tacklers before streaking to the end zone to give Cleveland a 28-10 lead midway through the third quarter.

Chubb’s 92-yard run is the longest in team history, topping the 90-yard run by Bobby Mitchell in 1959 against Washington.

It was Chubb’s second touchdown of the game. He also caught a 13-yard pass from Baker Mayfield in the second quarter.

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2:45 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans are following up their big win in Dallas with a strong first half against the Patriots.

Tennessee scored a season-high 28 points to beat the Cowboys on Monday night, and they now lead New England 24-10 at halftime.

The Titans scored a season-high 17 points in the first quarter with touchdown passes by Marcus Mariota on each of their first two possessions. Mariota is 11 of 16 for 152 yards.

The Titans have been getting plenty of pressure on Tom Brady. Former Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan sacked Brady on the final play of the first half, the Titans’ second sack of the first half.

James Develin has run for a TD, and Stephen Gostkowski connected on one of his two 52-yard field goal attempt for New England.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

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2:40 p.m.

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating a game check to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

Whitworth will give his check from Los Angeles’ game against Seattle to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund. The fund was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex.

Whitworth is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal with the Rams. He has played a major role in the Rams’ transformation into an elite NFC team under Sean McVay.

Whitworth, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Michael Brockers and other players are also auctioning off their game jerseys to benefit the victims’ fund and American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief.

Two wildfires are also burning in the same general area of the western Los Angeles suburbs.

2:30 p.m.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has moved ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season touchdown list with a sensational first half at Cincinnati.

He’s thrown three TD passes as the Saints have raced ahead 35-7, reaching the end zone on all five possessions. Brees has 509 career TD passes, one more than Favre.

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

The Saints have piled up 311 yards, and they have 21 first downs on 40 plays. Brees is 18 of 20 for 214 yards.

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2:15 p.m.

Baker Mayfield enjoyed a perfect half.

Cleveland’s rookie quarterback completed 12 of 12 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against Atlanta. Mayfield connected on a 28-yard TD with Rashard Higgins and threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Nick Chubb.

Mayfield finished the half with a 158.3 quarterback rating, the highest possible score. The Browns did have one interception in the half, but it was thrown by running back Dontrell Hilliard, who attempted to hit a well-covered Mayfield on a trick play.

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2:10 p.m.

Patrick Mahomes has broken the Kansas City Chiefs record for touchdown passes in a season.

The first-year starter threw his 31st of the season — and second of the game to Tyreek Hill — to pass Len Dawson. The Hall of Famer threw 30 in 1964.

The record-setter came on third-and-goal from the Arizona 14. Hill celebrated by leaping into the stands, just as he did on his first TD catch, then playing with the TV cameras.

That last bit earned Hill an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City

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2 p.m.

Atlanta receiver Julio Jones has reached 10,000 yards receiving faster than any player in NFL history.

Jones reached the plateau in his 104th career game, catching a 30-yard pass in the second quarter from Matt Ryan. Calvin Johnson held the previous mark, getting to 10,000 yards in his 115th game. Torry Holt and Antonio Brown got there in 116 games.

Jones caught a short pass over the middle and broke a couple tackles on his first reception of the game. He came in with 933 yards receiving this season.

Moments later, Jones caught a 1-yard TD pass from Ryan to give the Falcons a 10-7 lead.

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1:50 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills have scored twice in the first quarter against the New York Jets to match their combined total from their previous four games.

LeSean McCoy opened the scoring with a 28-yard run, 5 more than he totaled in his previous two games. And then tight end Jason Croom recovered teammate Zay Jones’ fumble in the end zone to put the Bills ahead 14-0.

Buffalo’s 14 points are the most they’ve scored in seven games, since a 27-6 victory at Minnesota on Sept. 23. And the Bills are doing this with Matt Barkley making his debut at quarterback less than two weeks after signing with Buffalo.

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1:40 p.m.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has thrown two touchdown passes against Cincinnati to up his regular-season total to 508 and match Brett Favre for second on the NFL career list.

Brees first TD was a 7-yarder to Michael Thomas midway through the first quarter. Mark Ingram II then turned a screen pass into a 28-yard touchdown

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

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1:25 p.m.

Six teams reached the end zone on the opening possession of their games Sunday to get Week 10 off to a high-scoring start.

Kansas City, which lost the coin toss for the first time all season, went 75 yards in 56 seconds. Three plays were needed, with Patrick Mahomes connecting with Tyreek Hill for 38 yards, then for a 37-yard touchdown.

Tennessee’s Darius Jennings returned the opening kickoff 58 yards, then the Titans needed seven plays to go 40 yards, capped by Marcus Mariota 4-yard TD pass to Jonnu Smith against New England.

Chicago’s Tarik Cohen had a 3-yard TD run to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive vs. Detroit. But Cody Parkey missed the extra point.

Indianapolis covered 75 yards in seven plays and Andrew Luck found Eric Ebron for a 53-yard scoring pass against Jacksonville.

Buffalo used a mere two plays against the Jets, with newcomer Matt Barkley throwing 47 yards to Robert Foster before LeSean McCoy broke from a lengthy slump for his first touchdown this season, on a 28-yard run.

And Drew Brees threw his 507th career touchdown pass, leaving him one behind Brett Favre for second place on the career list, capping a 15-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 8 minutes, 30 seconds. It ended with Michael Thomas’ diving 7-yard catch.

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1:15 p.m.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes needed only 56 seconds to throw his first touchdown pass against Arizona, moving him into a tie with Hall of Famer Len Dawson for the single-season franchise record.

Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill down the sideline for 38 yards on the game’s first play. Then, after an incompletion, Mahomes found Hill again for a 37-yard touchdown reception.

It was the 30th thrown by Mahomes this season. Dawson threw 30 during the 1964 season.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City.

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1:10 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts honored kicker Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s new career scoring leader, with a brief highlight show during pregame introduction before their game against Jacksonville.

Vinatieri received a roaring ovation from the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd when he was announced as the final starter. The 45-year-old waved to the crowd and slapped hands with a group of fans gathered around the American flag on the field.

Vinatieri broke Morten Andersen’s record two weeks ago at Oakland, but the Colts had a bye last week and Sunday marked the first time Indy could celebrate the record-breaking moment on its home turf.

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1 p.m.

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was the last of the Titans defense introduced before kickoff for Tennessee’s game against New England.

Casey took the field carrying an American flag, and first shaking hands with a soldier as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service being held on Veteran’s Day. A soldier accompanied each Titans starter onto the field for a few steps.

Country artist Little Big Town performed the national anthem, which featured a flyover by military helicopters.

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11:30 a.m.

Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.

Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his New England Patriots playing at Tennessee. Both are a little more than 30 behind Peyton Manning’s record of 539.

Brady does have chance to pass Manning on the career touchdowns passing list, including playoffs. Manning has 579, only three more than Brady.

On the other end of the quarterback matchup spectrum Sunday, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets will feature a battle of the backups rather than far more intriguing AFC East showdown of two rookie first-round picks.

Matt Barkley is starting in place of Buffalo’s Josh Allen, who will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained throwing elbow. For New York, Josh McCown is starting in place Sam Darnold, who is sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen.

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Rams lose Kupp to potentially serious knee injury

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Sunday — a blow to a team that has stayed remarkably healthy on the way to a 9-1 start.

Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' win over Seattle clutching his left knee, which sidelined him for two games

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Sunday — a blow to a team that has stayed remarkably healthy on the way to a 9-1 start.

Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ win over Seattle clutching his left knee, which sidelined him for two games earlier this season when he was hurt on a horse-collar tackle at Denver.

Coach Sean McVay said Kupp would have an MRI on Monday.

“I don’t think it’s good,” McVay said. “It’s his knee. We’ll get the MRI, but it doesn’t look good right now.”

Kupp led the Rams last season with 869 yards receiving as a rookie.

“It doesn’t look great. He’s been a valuable piece of our team, and a guy we’ll miss,” quarterback Jared Goff said. “Like a lot of us, he’s been through a lot this week. He’s a tough guy (with) a tough family, and I know he’ll come out stronger through it all.”

In other injury news, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also lost one of his favorite targets when Julian Edelman left New England’s 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans with an ankle injury. Edelman was suspended for the first four games of the season, when Brady and the Patriots’ offense struggled.

It was a rough day for the New England offense that also ended with Brady on the bench — because the game was out of reach.

Left tackle Trent Brown was hurt twice during the game, leaving for good when he injured his back in the third quarter. Tight end Dwayne Allen also hurt a knee in the third quarter.

For the Titans, running back David Fluellen went down untouched with a knee injury.

New England’s opponent in last season’s AFC championship game also got banged up on offense. Jaguars center Brandon Linder and tackle Ereck Flowers left Jacksonville’s loss to Indianapolis with knee injuries.

The Colts lost defensive end Carroll Phillips to an injured groin and defensive tackle Grover Stewart to an ankle injury.

The Packers’ defense lost two starters in Green Bay’s win over Miami when safety Kentrell Brice hurt an ankle and linebacker Nick Perry limped off with a knee injury. They had been on the injury report last week for different reasons.

Cornerback Bashaud Breeland also left in the fourth quarter for the Packers with a groin injury after he made a key interception earlier in the second half. Green Bay offensive lineman Lucas Patrick took a hard hit while returning a short kickoff and was in the concussion protocol.

For the Dolphins, running back Kenyan Drake left with a knee injury, and two wide receivers were hurt: Davante Parker (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (leg).

The Bills, with Matt Barkley filling in at quarterback for the injured Josh Allen and Derek Anderson, had two defensive players hurt in their win over the Jets. Cornerback Taron Johnson hurt a shoulder and Matt Milano, who had an interception earlier in the game, left in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a head injury.

Cincinnati’s historically bad defense suffered another setback when cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick exited the Bengals’ blowout loss to the Saints with a concussion.

For the Detroit Lions, tight end Michael Roberts suffered a shoulder injury and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. hurt a knee.

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman left with a knee injury on the opening drive against the Raiders. Later in the game, Oakland lost wide receiver Martavis Bryant to a knee injury that coach Jon Gruden said he fears is serious.

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The Latest: Rams’ Cooper Kupp hurts knee, will have MRI

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

10:25 p.m.

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Sunday — a blow to a team that has stayed remarkably healthy on the way to a 9-1 start.

Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles'

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

10:25 p.m.

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Sunday — a blow to a team that has stayed remarkably healthy on the way to a 9-1 start.

Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ win over Seattle clutching his left knee, which sidelined him for two games earlier this season when he was hurt on a horse-collar tackle at Denver.

Coach Sean McVay said Kupp would have an MRI on Monday.

“I don’t think it’s good,” McVay said. “It’s his knee. We’ll get the MRI, but it doesn’t look good right now.”

Kupp led the Rams last season with 869 yards as a rookie.

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8:25 p.m.

Former President George W. Bush performed the coin flip in Philadelphia before the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys.

Bush, who grew up in Texas, flipped tails — and the Cowboys won the toss.

Bush was at midfield with former first lady Laura Bush and shook hands with several players including Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz.

The Bushes were in Philadelphia to receive the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented the award to the couple at the Philadelphia history museum on Sunday, which is also Veterans Day.

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7:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams have hung on for a 36-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The game was decided when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overthrew Tyler Lockett along the sideline on fourth-and-10 from the Rams 35 yard line with 18 seconds remaining.

The Rams improved to 9-1 and bounced back from a 45-35 loss to New Orleans last weekend. Seattle has lost two straight and dropped to 4-5.

Los Angeles now prepares for a much anticipated prime-time showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at Mexico City on Nov. 19. Seattle faces a short week in preparing to host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

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7:10 p.m.

Newly acquired Rams defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has bounced back from a pair of penalties to force a turnover in helping Los Angeles build a 36-24 lead over NFC West rival Seattle.

Fowler forced a fumble while sacking Russell Wilson and then recovered it at Seattle’s 9. Brandin Cooks scored on the next play. The Rams have sacked Wilson four times, led by Aaron Donald’s 2 1/2.

The Rams acquired Fowler at the NFL trading deadline on Oct. 30 from Jacksonville for two draft picks, including a 2019 third-round selection.

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6:50 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers are pulling away from the Miami Dolphins.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones have accounted for two touchdowns each. Green Bay broke it open in the third quarter. After Jones scored on a 10-yard run, Green Bay’s Bashaud Breeland picked off Brock Osweiler deep in Miami territory.

Three plays later Aaron Rodgers hit Adams for a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 28-12 lead with 7:24 left. That was the score going into the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins have settled for kicker Jason Sanders hitting four field goals on five drives inside Green Bay’s 30.

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6:40 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is closing in on extending his streak to nine games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher.

Rivers is already just the third player to do that in eight straight games to start a season. Only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who did it in 13 straight to open the 2011 season, and Tom Brady, 10 straight in 2007, have longer streaks.

Rivers is currently 17 of 25 for 219 yards passing with two TDs and an interception and a 105.2 passer rating with the Chargers up 20-6 on the Oakland Raiders with four minutes remaining.

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6:05 p.m.

Green Bay running back Aaron Jones has 101 yards and a touchdown on eight carries at halftime with the Packers leading the Miami Dolphins 14-9.

It’s the first time that a Green Bay running back has gone over the 100-yard mark this season. Aaron Rodgers also has a touchdown pass to Davante Adams.

The Dolphins have been moving the ball in spite of missing three starting offensive linemen. But they turned the ball over a bad shotgun snap on their first series, and have been held to three field goals.

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5:50 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has become the fourth NFL player to score a touchdown in each of his team’s first 10 games of a season.

Gurley scored on a 17-yard run to put the Ram up 17-14 with under three minutes left in the second quarter against Seattle. His 10-game streak matches former Rams player Elroy ‘Crazylegs’ Hirsch, who did it in 1951.

Baltimore’s Lenny Moore, in 1951, and Buffalo’s O.J. Simpson, in 1975, share the record in having scored in each of their teams’ first 14 games of the season.

The touchdown was Gurley’s league-leading 17th of the season. And he’s scored in 13 consecutive regular-season games since being held out of the end zone in a 32-16 win at Arizona last Dec. 3.

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5:35 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald set a career-high with his 12th sack of the season and second of the game against Seattle’s Russell Wilson.

Donald entered the day second on the NFL list with 10 sacks this season, 11 1/2 behind Minnesota’s Danielle Hunter.

The fifth-year player passed his previous high of 11 sacks set in both 2015 and last season, and increased his career total to 61.

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5:15 p.m.

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has topped 500 yards rushing for a 14th consecutive season to set an NFL record.

Gore entered the game against Green Bay tied with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, who had topped 500 yards in 13 straight seasons. Gore topped the milestone with a 9-yard run with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

The 14-year veteran ranks fourth and leads active players with 14,464 yards rushing.

Green Bay leads Miami 14-6 early in the second quarter. For the Packers, running back Aaron Jones has 96 yards on four carries, including a career-long 67-yarder.

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5 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens to move into second place on the career yards-receiving list.

The 15th-year player had six catches for 50 yards to up his total to 15,952 — moving 18 ahead of Owens — in a 26-14 loss at Kansas City.

Jerry Rice holds the record with 22,895 yards.

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4:50 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams held a moment of silence before their game against Seattle for the 12 victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week.

The Rams’ training complex in less than five miles from the Borderline Bar and Grill. The team is donating proceeds from its stadium raffle and a jersey auction to a relief effort, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth has pledged his game check.

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4:45 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers have cashed in on a turnover on the Miami Dolphins’ game-opening drive.

Aaron Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 6:07 left in the first quarter to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead. Running back Aaron Jones accounted for 54 total yards on the drive. The Packers capitalized after Dolphins’ quarterback Brock Osweiler mishandled a shotgun snap that was recovered by Reggie Gilbert at the Green Bay 30.

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4:20 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had very little to show for gaining 501 yards offense in a 16-3 loss to Washington.

The Buccaneers became just the second team since 1940 to top 400 yards and score 3 or fewer points, according to Pro Football Reference. They join the then-St. Louis Rams, who had 424 yards offense in a 24-3 loss to Green Bay in 2011.

Four turnovers, including two interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick, didn’t help. Neither did kicker Chandler Catanzaro missing field-goal attempts from 30 and 48 yards, both wide right.

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3:50 p.m.

The New England Patriots have pulled quarterback Tom Brady while trailing the Titans 34-10 in the fourth quarter.

The Titans sacked Brady a season-high three times, and former New England cornerback Logan Ryan broke up a Brady pass to Julian Edelman on fourth down with 10:48 left to end a Patriots’ scoring threat.

Edelman went to the locker room after that pass was broken up. He is questionable to return with an injured ankle.

Brian Hoyer replaced Brady after Derrick Henry’s 10-yard run out of the wildcat put the Titans up 34-10 with 7:13 left.

The Patriots also were playing without left tackle Trent Brown, who left in the third quarter with an injured back. Tight end Dwayne Allen is questionable to return with an injured knee.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

3:10 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has plenty to talk about now while enjoying his best game of the season.

Three quarters into Buffalo’s game at the New York Jets, McCoy has already topped 100 yards rushing for the first time since gaining 156 on a snow-covered field in a 13-7 overtime win over Indianapolis on Dec. 10.

He has also scored two touchdowns rushing for the first time since scoring twice in a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay on Oct. 22, 2017.

The touchdowns were the first of the season for McCoy. And the come two days after the 10th-year player broke nearly two weeks of silence by telling reporters he was frustrated with his lack of production.

McCoy entered the game with 267 yards rushing this season, and had 103 midway through the third quarter.

McCoy also surpassed 500 career points, and vaulted into 26th place on the career yards rushing list by moving ahead of Marshawn Lynch (10,379), Eddie George (10,441) and Tiki Barber (10,449).

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2:50 p.m.

Cleveland Browns rookie Nick Chubb broke a club record and maybe Atlanta’s back with a 92-yard TD run.

The running back took a handoff at Cleveland’s 8, cut right and avoided a few tacklers before streaking to the end zone to give Cleveland a 28-10 lead midway through the third quarter.

Chubb’s 92-yard run is the longest in team history, topping the 90-yard run by Bobby Mitchell in 1959 against Washington.

It was Chubb’s second touchdown of the game. He also caught a 13-yard pass from Baker Mayfield in the second quarter.

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2:45 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans are following up their big win in Dallas with a strong first half against the Patriots.

Tennessee scored a season-high 28 points to beat the Cowboys on Monday night, and they now lead New England 24-10 at halftime.

The Titans scored a season-high 17 points in the first quarter with touchdown passes by Marcus Mariota on each of their first two possessions. Mariota is 11 of 16 for 152 yards.

The Titans have been getting plenty of pressure on Tom Brady. Former Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan sacked Brady on the final play of the first half, the Titans’ second sack of the first half.

James Develin has run for a TD, and Stephen Gostkowski connected on one of his two 52-yard field goal attempt for New England.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

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2:40 p.m.

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating a game check to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

Whitworth will give his check from Los Angeles’ game against Seattle to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund. The fund was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex.

Whitworth is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal with the Rams. He has played a major role in the Rams’ transformation into an elite NFC team under Sean McVay.

Whitworth, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Michael Brockers and other players are also auctioning off their game jerseys to benefit the victims’ fund and American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief.

Two wildfires are also burning in the same general area of the western Los Angeles suburbs.

2:30 p.m.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has moved ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season touchdown list with a sensational first half at Cincinnati.

He’s thrown three TD passes as the Saints have raced ahead 35-7, reaching the end zone on all five possessions. Brees has 509 career TD passes, one more than Favre.

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

The Saints have piled up 311 yards, and they have 21 first downs on 40 plays. Brees is 18 of 20 for 214 yards.

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2:15 p.m.

Baker Mayfield enjoyed a perfect half.

Cleveland’s rookie quarterback completed 12 of 12 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against Atlanta. Mayfield connected on a 28-yard TD with Rashard Higgins and threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Nick Chubb.

Mayfield finished the half with a 158.3 quarterback rating, the highest possible score. The Browns did have one interception in the half, but it was thrown by running back Dontrell Hilliard, who attempted to hit a well-covered Mayfield on a trick play.

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2:10 p.m.

Patrick Mahomes has broken the Kansas City Chiefs record for touchdown passes in a season.

The first-year starter threw his 31st of the season — and second of the game to Tyreek Hill — to pass Len Dawson. The Hall of Famer threw 30 in 1964.

The record-setter came on third-and-goal from the Arizona 14. Hill celebrated by leaping into the stands, just as he did on his first TD catch, then playing with the TV cameras.

That last bit earned Hill an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City

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2 p.m.

Atlanta receiver Julio Jones has reached 10,000 yards receiving faster than any player in NFL history.

Jones reached the plateau in his 104th career game, catching a 30-yard pass in the second quarter from Matt Ryan. Calvin Johnson held the previous mark, getting to 10,000 yards in his 115th game. Torry Holt and Antonio Brown got there in 116 games.

Jones caught a short pass over the middle and broke a couple tackles on his first reception of the game. He came in with 933 yards receiving this season.

Moments later, Jones caught a 1-yard TD pass from Ryan to give the Falcons a 10-7 lead.

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1:50 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills have scored twice in the first quarter against the New York Jets to match their combined total from their previous four games.

LeSean McCoy opened the scoring with a 28-yard run, 5 more than he totaled in his previous two games. And then tight end Jason Croom recovered teammate Zay Jones’ fumble in the end zone to put the Bills ahead 14-0.

Buffalo’s 14 points are the most they’ve scored in seven games, since a 27-6 victory at Minnesota on Sept. 23. And the Bills are doing this with Matt Barkley making his debut at quarterback less than two weeks after signing with Buffalo.

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1:40 p.m.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has thrown two touchdown passes against Cincinnati to up his regular-season total to 508 and match Brett Favre for second on the NFL career list.

Brees first TD was a 7-yarder to Michael Thomas midway through the first quarter. Mark Ingram II then turned a screen pass into a 28-yard touchdown

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

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1:25 p.m.

Six teams reached the end zone on the opening possession of their games Sunday to get Week 10 off to a high-scoring start.

Kansas City, which lost the coin toss for the first time all season, went 75 yards in 56 seconds. Three plays were needed, with Patrick Mahomes connecting with Tyreek Hill for 38 yards, then for a 37-yard touchdown.

Tennessee’s Darius Jennings returned the opening kickoff 58 yards, then the Titans needed seven plays to go 40 yards, capped by Marcus Mariota 4-yard TD pass to Jonnu Smith against New England.

Chicago’s Tarik Cohen had a 3-yard TD run to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive vs. Detroit. But Cody Parkey missed the extra point.

Indianapolis covered 75 yards in seven plays and Andrew Luck found Eric Ebron for a 53-yard scoring pass against Jacksonville.

Buffalo used a mere two plays against the Jets, with newcomer Matt Barkley throwing 47 yards to Robert Foster before LeSean McCoy broke from a lengthy slump for his first touchdown this season, on a 28-yard run.

And Drew Brees threw his 507th career touchdown pass, leaving him one behind Brett Favre for second place on the career list, capping a 15-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 8 minutes, 30 seconds. It ended with Michael Thomas’ diving 7-yard catch.

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1:15 p.m.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes needed only 56 seconds to throw his first touchdown pass against Arizona, moving him into a tie with Hall of Famer Len Dawson for the single-season franchise record.

Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill down the sideline for 38 yards on the game’s first play. Then, after an incompletion, Mahomes found Hill again for a 37-yard touchdown reception.

It was the 30th thrown by Mahomes this season. Dawson threw 30 during the 1964 season.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City.

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1:10 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts honored kicker Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s new career scoring leader, with a brief highlight show during pregame introduction before their game against Jacksonville.

Vinatieri received a roaring ovation from the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd when he was announced as the final starter. The 45-year-old waved to the crowd and slapped hands with a group of fans gathered around the American flag on the field.

Vinatieri broke Morten Andersen’s record two weeks ago at Oakland, but the Colts had a bye last week and Sunday marked the first time Indy could celebrate the record-breaking moment on its home turf.

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1 p.m.

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was the last of the Titans defense introduced before kickoff for Tennessee’s game against New England.

Casey took the field carrying an American flag, and first shaking hands with a soldier as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service being held on Veteran’s Day. A soldier accompanied each Titans starter onto the field for a few steps.

Country artist Little Big Town performed the national anthem, which featured a flyover by military helicopters.

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11:30 a.m.

Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.

Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his New England Patriots playing at Tennessee. Both are a little more than 30 behind Peyton Manning’s record of 539.

Brady does have chance to pass Manning on the career touchdowns passing list, including playoffs. Manning has 579, only three more than Brady.

On the other end of the quarterback matchup spectrum Sunday, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets will feature a battle of the backups rather than far more intriguing AFC East showdown of two rookie first-round picks.

Matt Barkley is starting in place of Buffalo’s Josh Allen, who will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained throwing elbow. For New York, Josh McCown is starting in place Sam Darnold, who is sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen.

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Osweiler, Dolphins squander chances for TDs vs. Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The injury-riddled Miami Dolphins still managed to generate plenty of scoring opportunities against the Green Bay Packers.

But they couldn't get into the end zone, and settling for field goals wasn't going to cut it against Aaron Rodgers.

Jason Sanders tied a Dolphins franchise rookie record with four

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The injury-riddled Miami Dolphins still managed to generate plenty of scoring opportunities against the Green Bay Packers.

But they couldn’t get into the end zone, and settling for field goals wasn’t going to cut it against Aaron Rodgers.

Jason Sanders tied a Dolphins franchise rookie record with four field goals, but Miami (5-5) wasted good field position and squandered the game-opening drive after Brock Osweiler fumbled away a shotgun snap in a 31-12 loss at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

“Those type of things, you can’t do against this guy (Rodgers). You do that, it’s just a matter of time before he makes it right,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said.

Osweiler, making his fifth straight start for the injured Ryan Tannehill, was 23 of 37 for 213 yards. He got sacked six times, including three straight plays late in the game. And he accounted for another turnover after throwing an interception to Bashaud Breeland that was returned 26 yards to the Miami 12 with 8:52 left in the third quarter.

The Packers cashed in on that turnover too, with Rodgers hitting Davante Adams for a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 16-point lead three plays later.

“I’m the only guy on the team that touches the ball every play on offense, and I need to find ways to be better and to score touchdowns,” Osweiler said.

The offense was undermanned, though.

Starting tackles Laremy Tunsil (knee, ankle) and Ja’Wuan James (knee), along with starting guard Ted Larsen (neck), were inactive. For a while, the Dolphins still moved the ball effectively, especially early in the game.

Running back Kenyan Drake had a knee injury in the second quarter. Receivers Davante Parker (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (leg) got hurt in the third.

The offense just stalled in Packers territory.

“Kicking field goals ain’t going to beat the Packers. We have to execute better in the red zone,” guard Jesse Davis said.

Miami started one drive at midfield after recovering Tramon Williams’ fumbled punt return. Another started at the 45 after the defense stopped Green Bay on fourth-and-2.

A blocked punt in the third quarter gave the Dolphins the ball at the Packers’ 28.

Each time, Miami turned its advantageous field position into a field goal.

“I don’t care who’s on the field. Every time we touch the ball as an offensive unit, every series I expect to score a touchdown,” Osweiler said.

“Is that going to be possible? Probably not. But that’s our expectation as an offense. You know like I said, the blame is on nobody but myself. I need to be better,” he added.

But he may not have a chance to prove he can do it.

Gase and Tannehill hope the starting quarterback can return after the upcoming bye week to play at Indianapolis on Nov. 25.

Osweiler said that decision is out of his hands.

“But I’m going to focus on the things I can control and that’s finding a way to get better as an individual, as a quarterback,” he said. “And then how I can help this offense if my number’s called against the Colts.”

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Carr’s throwaway symbolizes Raiders’ 5th straight loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr rolled to his right, felt pressure from Melvin Ingram and threw the ball at the feet of Jalen Richard when no one was open.

The problem for the Oakland Raiders was that play came on fourth down.

Far more went into the fifth straight loss for the

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr rolled to his right, felt pressure from Melvin Ingram and threw the ball at the feet of Jalen Richard when no one was open.

The problem for the Oakland Raiders was that play came on fourth down.

Far more went into the fifth straight loss for the Raiders than that one botched play in the fourth quarter of a 20-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, but it was symbolic of how frustrating things have become for the Raiders.

“We had a play designed for Jalen versus their coverage and they just covered it well,” Carr said. “I wish I had a better answer but they did. Stuff happens.”

Plenty of bad has happened to the Raiders this season in the first year of Jon Gruden’s second stint as coach of the franchise. Star pass rusher Khalil Mack was traded a week before the start of the season, No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper was dealt away last month and the losses keep mounting.

The Raiders (1-8) are off to the third-worst start in franchise history, trailing only the 0-10 mark in Carr’s rookie season of 2014 and an 0-13 mark in 1962 — one year before Al Davis joined the franchise as coach and then owner.

“This will be a year that a lot of us will never forget,” Gruden said. “It’s painful. It’s really hard. It’s painful. It’s going to be hard to sleep again, hard to get up in the morning.”

The stretch the Raiders are currently on is as bad as any they’ve had in 59 seasons as a professional team. They have lost five straight by at least 14 points for the first time ever and are one 14-point loss shy of tying the single-season record for the most by any team since the merger.

Oakland has been outscored 75-9 in the past nine quarters and was held without a TD in consecutive games for the first time since 2012.

About the only thing left this season is determining whether the Raiders will have the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft.

“Every day we go out there we give it our all,” rookie defensive tackle Maurice Hurst said. “We don’t prepare the way we do to tank. That’s annoying to hear from fans. It’s disrespectful.”

This game didn’t start off as poorly as the last few for the Raiders. They drove down to the 1 on the opening drive, thanks in part to a 42-yard run by punter Johnny Townsend on a fake.

Gruden went for it on fourth down and called for a shovel pass to receiver Dwayne Harris who was going in motion across the formation. But Derwin James read the play and stopped it for no gain.

“That play should be second-guessed because it didn’t work,” Gruden said. “But that wasn’t the plan. That wasn’t the plan.”

The Raiders were outgaining the Chargers 165-6 early in the second quarter when they faced a third down at the 21, leading 3-0. Melvin Ingram then beat Kelechi Osemele off the line and came in unblocked for a strip sack that set up the Chargers’ first score and turned the tide of the game.

That was one of four sacks taken by Carr, whose 28 sacks are the fourth most by a Raiders QB through nine games and three shy of his career worst.

Los Angeles then scored TDs on the final possession of the first half and the first of the second half, and the Raiders were forced to play catch-up to no avail.

They settled for another field goal on a red-zone trip before Carr’s throwaway in the fourth quarter ended their third red-zone possession without a touchdown.

“When we are down there, we just got to get in and score touchdowns,” Richard said. “That’s the only way you can win this game. There is only so many teams that you are going to be able to beat by just kicking field goals.”

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NFL Today, Week 10

SCOREBOARD

Monday, Nov. 12.

New York Giants (1-7) at San Francisco (2-7), 8:15 p.m. The teams have the second-lowest combined winning percentage (.176) for a "Monday Night Football" game played Nov. 1 or later. The lowest is .167 for the 3-9 Jets vs. the 1-11 Chargers in 1975 that featured Hall of Fame

SCOREBOARD

Monday, Nov. 12.

New York Giants (1-7) at San Francisco (2-7), 8:15 p.m. The teams have the second-lowest combined winning percentage (.176) for a “Monday Night Football” game played Nov. 1 or later. The lowest is .167 for the 3-9 Jets vs. the 1-11 Chargers in 1975 that featured Hall of Fame QBs Joe Namath and Dan Fouts. … The Giants have started 1-7 for the second straight year. New York only had two seasons that bad after eight games before last season: 0-8 in 1976, 1-7 in 1980. … QB Nick Mullens makes his second start for the 49ers. Mullens joined Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Fran Tarkenton as the only players with at least 250 yards passing, three TDs and no INTs in his first career game.

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STARS

Passing

— Drew Brees, Saints, was 22 for 25 for 265 yards and three touchdown passes in New Orleans’ 51-14 rout of Cincinnati. Brees passed Brett Favre for the second-most passing touchdowns in NFL history (509). Peyton Manning has the most career touchdown passes with 539.

— Mitchell Trubisky, Bears, was 23 for 30 for 355 yards and three touchdowns in Chicago’s 34-22 win over Detroit.

— Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs, was 21 for 28 for 249 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City’s 26-14 win over Arizona. Mahomes has the most passing TDs (31) in a single-season in franchise history.

— Baker Mayfield, Browns, was 17 for 20 for 216 yards and three touchdowns in Cleveland’s 28-16 win over Atlanta. Mayfield is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to record a passer rating of at least 150 on 20 or more pass attempts in a single game.

— Jared Goff, Rams, was 28 for 39 for 318 yards and two touchdowns in Los Angeles’ 36-31 win over Seattle.

— Andrew Luck, Colts, was 21 for 29 for 285 yards and three touchdowns and an interception in Indianapolis’ 29-26 win over Jacksonville.

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Rushing

— Nick Chubb, Browns, had 20 carries for 176 yards, including a club-record 92-yard touchdown, in Cleveland’s 28-16 win over Atlanta. Chubb’s run broke the previous team mark held by Bobby Mitchell, who had a 90-yard TD run against Washington on Nov. 15, 1959. It was also the second-longest run by a rookie in league history, behind only Bobby Gage’s 97-yard run for Pittsburgh in 1949.

— Aaron Jones, Packers, had 15 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay’s 31-12 win over Miami.

— Todd Gurley, Rams, had 16 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown in Los Angeles’ 36-31 win over Seattle. Gurley has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Rams’ first 10 games this season and joins Hall of Famers O.J. Simpson (14 games in 1975), Lenny Moore (14 in 1964) and Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch (10 in 1951) as the only players in league history to score a touchdown in each of their team’s first 10 games of a season.

— LeSean McCoy, Bills, had 26 carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo’s 41-10 win over the New York Jets.

— Rashaad Penny, Seahawks, had 12 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown in Seattle’s 36-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

— Mark Ingram, Saints, had 13 carries for 104 yards and added three receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown in New Orleans’ 51-14 win over Cincinnati.

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Receiving

— Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller, Bears. Robinson had six catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns, Miller had five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in Chicago’s 34-22 win over Detroit.

— Corey Davis, Titans, had seven catches for 125 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee’s 34-10 win over New England.

— Tyreek Hill, Chiefs, had seven catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns in Kansas City’s 26-14 win over Arizona.

— Julio Jones, Falcons, had seven catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 28-16 loss to Cleveland.

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Special Teams

— Jason Sanders, Dolphins, was 4 for 4 on field goals in Miami’s 31-12 loss to Green Bay. Sanders tied the rookie record for a Miami kicker with the four field goals.

— Wil Lutz, Saints, was 3 for 3 on field goals and 6 for 6 on extra points in New Orleans’ 51-14 win over Cincinnati.

— Dustin Hopkins, Redskins, was 3 for 3 on field goals and added an extra point in Washington’s 16-3 win over Tampa Bay.

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Defense

— Khalil Mack and Bryce Callahan, Bears. Mack had two sacks and Callahan had a sack and an interception in Chicago’s 34-22 win over Detroit.

— Aaron Donald, Rams, had 2½ sacks in the Los Angeles Rams’ 36-31 win over Seattle.

— Chandler Jones, Cardinals, had two sacks in Arizona’s 26-14 loss to Kansas City.

— Chris Jones, Chiefs, had two sacks and a forced fumble in Kansas City’s 26-14 win over Arizona.

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MILESTONES

Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 50 yards in the Cardinals’ loss at Kansas City. Fitzgerald has 15,952 receiving yards and surpassed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens (15,934) for the second-most receiving yards in NFL history. Only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (22,895) has more receiving yards. … Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck completed 21 of 29 passes (72.4 percent) for 285 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 123.5 passer rating in the Colts’ 29-26 victory against Jacksonville. Luck has thrown at least three touchdown passes in each of his past six games and is one of three quarterbacks in NFL history to have at least six consecutive games with three or more touchdown passes in a single season, joining Tom Brady (10 consecutive games in 2007) and Peyton Manning (eight in 2004). Brady and Manning were each the Associated Press Most Valuable Player in those respective seasons. … Atlanta receiver Julio Jones had 107 yards in the Falcons’ 28-16 loss to Cleveland. He became the fastest player to reach 10,000 yards with a 30-yard catch in the second quarter. Jones reached the 10,000-yard plateau in his 104th game, 11 quicker than Calvin Johnson. … A 9-yard run with about 3½ minutes left in the first quarter put Miami’s Frank Gore over the 500-yard mark for an NFL-record 14th straight season. He broke a tie with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.

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STREAKS & STATS

New Orleans rolled to its eighth straight victory, 51-14 over the Cincinnati Bengals. Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas had eight catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas has 274 catches in 40 games and surpassed the Giants’ Odell Beckham, JR. (266) for the most receptions by a player in his first 40 games in NFL history. … Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a reception in his team’s 34-10 loss to Tennessee. Brady’s catch was just the third of his career and first since Dec. 6, 2015, when he caught a 36-yarder from Danny Amendola against Philadelphia. At 41, Brady became the oldest player with a catch since Jerry Rice had 30 at the age of 42. Brady appeared in his 300th game (including the postseason), joining Hall of Famer Brett Favre (326) as the only quarterbacks in league history to appear in 300 games. … Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 11-0-1 in his past 12 home games (including the postseason). Rodgers has 30 passing TDs and just three interceptions during that streak. … The first-place Bears beat the Lions 34-22 to snap a 10-game losing streak against NFC North opponents. The Bears (6-3) had dropped nine of 10 against Detroit (3-6) and were seeking their first victory over a division opponent since Oct. 31, 2016, against Minnesota. … The Jaguars lost to Colts 29-26 in an AFC South matchup. The Jags have lost five straight, six of seven and are last in the division. … The Buccaneers lost to the Redskins 16-3. Tampa Bay has lost three in a row and six of seven following a 2-0 start and fell to 1-3 in games when it has gained at least 500 yards this season. … The Los Angeles Chargers won their sixth straight game, 20-6 over the struggling Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have lost five straight by at least 14 points under coach Jon Gruden and have been outscored 75-9 in the past nine quarters in what has quickly become a lost season.

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TOOTHLESS TIGERS

The Cincinnati Bengals were dominated in a 51-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Bengals matched the most lopsided defeat in franchise history and gave up the second-most points in club history.

Cincinnati became the first team in the Super Bowl era to give up 500 yards in three consecutive games; New Orleans finished with 509.

In their past four games, the Bengals have given up 481, 551, 576 and 509 yards. They’re on pace to give up the most yards in NFL history.

It’s the fourth time the Bengals have lost a game by 37 points in their history. The club record for points allowed was 52 against Carolina in 2002. The 28 points allowed in the second quarter matched the club record.

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BIG GIFT

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating his game check to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund, which was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed Wednesday night by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex. The Rams held a moment of silence before the game.

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AUTOMATIC ADAM

The Colts honored the NFL’s new career scoring leader, Adam Vinatieri, before the game with a brief highlight film and the distinction of being the last starter introduced to the crowd, which roared. Vinatieri responded by waving to the crowd and slapping hands with some fans on the field. Then he added three more points to his record-breaking total (2,553) before missing a 52-yard attempt wide right with 2:58 left in the game.

He also tied George Blanda for the most regular-season wins in league history (209).

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SIDELINED

Wide receiver Julian Edelman left the Patriots’ 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans with an ankle injury and did not return on a rough day for the New England offense. Left tackle Trent Brown was hurt twice during the game, leaving for good when he injured his back in the third quarter. Tight end Dwayne Allen also hurt a knee in the third quarter. … Rams receiver Cooper Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles’ win over Seattle clutching his left knee, which sidelined him earlier this season. He eventually walked off the field. … The Packers’ defense lost two starters in Green Bay’s win over Miami when safety Kentrell Brice hurt an ankle and linebacker Nick Perry limped off with a knee injury. … For the Dolphins, running back Kenyan Drake left with a knee injury, and two wide receivers were hurt: Davante Parker (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (leg). Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick left the blowout loss to the Saints with a concussion. For the Detroit Lions, tight end Michael Roberts suffered a shoulder injury and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. hurt a knee.

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SPEAKING

“Everything that could’ve gone wrong went wrong. We stunk it up as coaches, we stunk it up as players.” Jets coach Todd Bowles after his team’s 41-10 loss to Buffalo.

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“A great handoff. When I handed it off, it parted like the Red Sea.” Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on his handoff to running back Nick Chubb on his 92-yard touchdown run in Cleveland’s 28-16 win over Atlanta.

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The Latest: Bush flips coin before Cowboys-Eagles game

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

8:25 p.m.

Former President George W. Bush performed the coin flip in Philadelphia before the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys.

Bush, who grew up in Texas, flipped tails — and the Cowboys won the toss.

Bush was at midfield with former first

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

8:25 p.m.

Former President George W. Bush performed the coin flip in Philadelphia before the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys.

Bush, who grew up in Texas, flipped tails — and the Cowboys won the toss.

Bush was at midfield with former first lady Laura Bush and shook hands with several players including Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz.

The Bushes were in Philadelphia to receive the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented the award to the couple at the Philadelphia history museum on Sunday, which is also Veterans Day.

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7:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams have hung on for a 36-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The game was decided when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overthrew Tyler Lockett along the sideline on fourth-and-10 from the Rams 35 yard line with 18 seconds remaining.

The Rams improved to 9-1 and bounced back from a 45-35 loss to New Orleans last weekend. Seattle has lost two straight and dropped to 4-5.

Los Angeles now prepares for a much anticipated prime-time showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at Mexico City on Nov. 19. Seattle faces a short week in preparing to host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

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7:10 p.m.

Newly acquired Rams defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has bounced back from a pair of penalties to force a turnover in helping Los Angeles build a 36-24 lead over NFC West rival Seattle.

Fowler forced a fumble while sacking Russell Wilson and then recovered it at Seattle’s 9. Brandin Cooks scored on the next play. The Rams have sacked Wilson four times, led by Aaron Donald’s 2 1/2.

The Rams acquired Fowler at the NFL trading deadline on Oct. 30 from Jacksonville for two draft picks, including a 2019 third-round selection.

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6:50 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers are pulling away from the Miami Dolphins.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones have accounted for two touchdowns each. Green Bay broke it open in the third quarter. After Jones scored on a 10-yard run, Green Bay’s Bashaud Breeland picked off Brock Osweiler deep in Miami territory.

Three plays later Aaron Rodgers hit Adams for a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 28-12 lead with 7:24 left. That was the score going into the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins have settled for kicker Jason Sanders hitting four field goals on five drives inside Green Bay’s 30.

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6:40 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is closing in on extending his streak to nine games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher.

Rivers is already just the third player to do that in eight straight games to start a season. Only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who did it in 13 straight to open the 2011 season, and Tom Brady, 10 straight in 2007, have longer streaks.

Rivers is currently 17 of 25 for 219 yards passing with two TDs and an interception and a 105.2 passer rating with the Chargers up 20-6 on the Oakland Raiders with four minutes remaining.

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6:05 p.m.

Green Bay running back Aaron Jones has 101 yards and a touchdown on eight carries at halftime with the Packers leading the Miami Dolphins 14-9.

It’s the first time that a Green Bay running back has gone over the 100-yard mark this season. Aaron Rodgers also has a touchdown pass to Davante Adams.

The Dolphins have been moving the ball in spite of missing three starting offensive linemen. But they turned the ball over a bad shotgun snap on their first series, and have been held to three field goals.

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5:50 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has become the fourth NFL player to score a touchdown in each of his team’s first 10 games of a season.

Gurley scored on a 17-yard run to put the Ram up 17-14 with under three minutes left in the second quarter against Seattle. His 10-game streak matches former Rams player Elroy ‘Crazylegs’ Hirsch, who did it in 1951.

Baltimore’s Lenny Moore, in 1951, and Buffalo’s O.J. Simpson, in 1975, share the record in having scored in each of their teams’ first 14 games of the season.

The touchdown was Gurley’s league-leading 17th of the season. And he’s scored in 13 consecutive regular-season games since being held out of the end zone in a 32-16 win at Arizona last Dec. 3.

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5:35 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald set a career-high with his 12th sack of the season and second of the game against Seattle’s Russell Wilson.

Donald entered the day second on the NFL list with 10 sacks this season, 11 1/2 behind Minnesota’s Danielle Hunter.

The fifth-year player passed his previous high of 11 sacks set in both 2015 and last season, and increased his career total to 61.

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5:15 p.m.

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has topped 500 yards rushing for a 14th consecutive season to set an NFL record.

Gore entered the game against Green Bay tied with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, who had topped 500 yards in 13 straight seasons. Gore topped the milestone with a 9-yard run with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

The 14-year veteran ranks fourth and leads active players with 14,464 yards rushing.

Green Bay leads Miami 14-6 early in the second quarter. For the Packers, running back Aaron Jones has 96 yards on four carries, including a career-long 67-yarder.

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5 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens to move into second place on the career yards-receiving list.

The 15th-year player had six catches for 50 yards to up his total to 15,952 — moving 18 ahead of Owens — in a 26-14 loss at Kansas City.

Jerry Rice holds the record with 22,895 yards.

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4:50 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams held a moment of silence before their game against Seattle for the 12 victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week.

The Rams’ training complex in less than five miles from the Borderline Bar and Grill. The team is donating proceeds from its stadium raffle and a jersey auction to a relief effort, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth has pledged his game check.

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4:45 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers have cashed in on a turnover on the Miami Dolphins’ game-opening drive.

Aaron Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 6:07 left in the first quarter to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead. Running back Aaron Jones accounted for 54 total yards on the drive. The Packers capitalized after Dolphins’ quarterback Brock Osweiler mishandled a shotgun snap that was recovered by Reggie Gilbert at the Green Bay 30.

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4:20 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had very little to show for gaining 501 yards offense in a 16-3 loss to Washington.

The Buccaneers became just the second team since 1940 to top 400 yards and score 3 or fewer points, according to Pro Football Reference. They join the then-St. Louis Rams, who had 424 yards offense in a 24-3 loss to Green Bay in 2011.

Four turnovers, including two interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick, didn’t help. Neither did kicker Chandler Catanzaro missing field-goal attempts from 30 and 48 yards, both wide right.

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3:50 p.m.

The New England Patriots have pulled quarterback Tom Brady while trailing the Titans 34-10 in the fourth quarter.

The Titans sacked Brady a season-high three times, and former New England cornerback Logan Ryan broke up a Brady pass to Julian Edelman on fourth down with 10:48 left to end a Patriots’ scoring threat.

Edelman went to the locker room after that pass was broken up. He is questionable to return with an injured ankle.

Brian Hoyer replaced Brady after Derrick Henry’s 10-yard run out of the wildcat put the Titans up 34-10 with 7:13 left.

The Patriots also were playing without left tackle Trent Brown, who left in the third quarter with an injured back. Tight end Dwayne Allen is questionable to return with an injured knee.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

3:10 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has plenty to talk about now while enjoying his best game of the season.

Three quarters into Buffalo’s game at the New York Jets, McCoy has already topped 100 yards rushing for the first time since gaining 156 on a snow-covered field in a 13-7 overtime win over Indianapolis on Dec. 10.

He has also scored two touchdowns rushing for the first time since scoring twice in a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay on Oct. 22, 2017.

The touchdowns were the first of the season for McCoy. And the come two days after the 10th-year player broke nearly two weeks of silence by telling reporters he was frustrated with his lack of production.

McCoy entered the game with 267 yards rushing this season, and had 103 midway through the third quarter.

McCoy also surpassed 500 career points, and vaulted into 26th place on the career yards rushing list by moving ahead of Marshawn Lynch (10,379), Eddie George (10,441) and Tiki Barber (10,449).

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2:50 p.m.

Cleveland Browns rookie Nick Chubb broke a club record and maybe Atlanta’s back with a 92-yard TD run.

The running back took a handoff at Cleveland’s 8, cut right and avoided a few tacklers before streaking to the end zone to give Cleveland a 28-10 lead midway through the third quarter.

Chubb’s 92-yard run is the longest in team history, topping the 90-yard run by Bobby Mitchell in 1959 against Washington.

It was Chubb’s second touchdown of the game. He also caught a 13-yard pass from Baker Mayfield in the second quarter.

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2:45 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans are following up their big win in Dallas with a strong first half against the Patriots.

Tennessee scored a season-high 28 points to beat the Cowboys on Monday night, and they now lead New England 24-10 at halftime.

The Titans scored a season-high 17 points in the first quarter with touchdown passes by Marcus Mariota on each of their first two possessions. Mariota is 11 of 16 for 152 yards.

The Titans have been getting plenty of pressure on Tom Brady. Former Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan sacked Brady on the final play of the first half, the Titans’ second sack of the first half.

James Develin has run for a TD, and Stephen Gostkowski connected on one of his two 52-yard field goal attempt for New England.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

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2:40 p.m.

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating a game check to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

Whitworth will give his check from Los Angeles’ game against Seattle to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund. The fund was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex.

Whitworth is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal with the Rams. He has played a major role in the Rams’ transformation into an elite NFC team under Sean McVay.

Whitworth, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Michael Brockers and other players are also auctioning off their game jerseys to benefit the victims’ fund and American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief.

Two wildfires are also burning in the same general area of the western Los Angeles suburbs.

2:30 p.m.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has moved ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season touchdown list with a sensational first half at Cincinnati.

He’s thrown three TD passes as the Saints have raced ahead 35-7, reaching the end zone on all five possessions. Brees has 509 career TD passes, one more than Favre.

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

The Saints have piled up 311 yards, and they have 21 first downs on 40 plays. Brees is 18 of 20 for 214 yards.

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2:15 p.m.

Baker Mayfield enjoyed a perfect half.

Cleveland’s rookie quarterback completed 12 of 12 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against Atlanta. Mayfield connected on a 28-yard TD with Rashard Higgins and threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Nick Chubb.

Mayfield finished the half with a 158.3 quarterback rating, the highest possible score. The Browns did have one interception in the half, but it was thrown by running back Dontrell Hilliard, who attempted to hit a well-covered Mayfield on a trick play.

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2:10 p.m.

Patrick Mahomes has broken the Kansas City Chiefs record for touchdown passes in a season.

The first-year starter threw his 31st of the season — and second of the game to Tyreek Hill — to pass Len Dawson. The Hall of Famer threw 30 in 1964.

The record-setter came on third-and-goal from the Arizona 14. Hill celebrated by leaping into the stands, just as he did on his first TD catch, then playing with the TV cameras.

That last bit earned Hill an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City

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2 p.m.

Atlanta receiver Julio Jones has reached 10,000 yards receiving faster than any player in NFL history.

Jones reached the plateau in his 104th career game, catching a 30-yard pass in the second quarter from Matt Ryan. Calvin Johnson held the previous mark, getting to 10,000 yards in his 115th game. Torry Holt and Antonio Brown got there in 116 games.

Jones caught a short pass over the middle and broke a couple tackles on his first reception of the game. He came in with 933 yards receiving this season.

Moments later, Jones caught a 1-yard TD pass from Ryan to give the Falcons a 10-7 lead.

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1:50 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills have scored twice in the first quarter against the New York Jets to match their combined total from their previous four games.

LeSean McCoy opened the scoring with a 28-yard run, 5 more than he totaled in his previous two games. And then tight end Jason Croom recovered teammate Zay Jones’ fumble in the end zone to put the Bills ahead 14-0.

Buffalo’s 14 points are the most they’ve scored in seven games, since a 27-6 victory at Minnesota on Sept. 23. And the Bills are doing this with Matt Barkley making his debut at quarterback less than two weeks after signing with Buffalo.

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1:40 p.m.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has thrown two touchdown passes against Cincinnati to up his regular-season total to 508 and match Brett Favre for second on the NFL career list.

Brees first TD was a 7-yarder to Michael Thomas midway through the first quarter. Mark Ingram II then turned a screen pass into a 28-yard touchdown

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

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1:25 p.m.

Six teams reached the end zone on the opening possession of their games Sunday to get Week 10 off to a high-scoring start.

Kansas City, which lost the coin toss for the first time all season, went 75 yards in 56 seconds. Three plays were needed, with Patrick Mahomes connecting with Tyreek Hill for 38 yards, then for a 37-yard touchdown.

Tennessee’s Darius Jennings returned the opening kickoff 58 yards, then the Titans needed seven plays to go 40 yards, capped by Marcus Mariota 4-yard TD pass to Jonnu Smith against New England.

Chicago’s Tarik Cohen had a 3-yard TD run to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive vs. Detroit. But Cody Parkey missed the extra point.

Indianapolis covered 75 yards in seven plays and Andrew Luck found Eric Ebron for a 53-yard scoring pass against Jacksonville.

Buffalo used a mere two plays against the Jets, with newcomer Matt Barkley throwing 47 yards to Robert Foster before LeSean McCoy broke from a lengthy slump for his first touchdown this season, on a 28-yard run.

And Drew Brees threw his 507th career touchdown pass, leaving him one behind Brett Favre for second place on the career list, capping a 15-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 8 minutes, 30 seconds. It ended with Michael Thomas’ diving 7-yard catch.

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1:15 p.m.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes needed only 56 seconds to throw his first touchdown pass against Arizona, moving him into a tie with Hall of Famer Len Dawson for the single-season franchise record.

Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill down the sideline for 38 yards on the game’s first play. Then, after an incompletion, Mahomes found Hill again for a 37-yard touchdown reception.

It was the 30th thrown by Mahomes this season. Dawson threw 30 during the 1964 season.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City.

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1:10 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts honored kicker Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s new career scoring leader, with a brief highlight show during pregame introduction before their game against Jacksonville.

Vinatieri received a roaring ovation from the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd when he was announced as the final starter. The 45-year-old waved to the crowd and slapped hands with a group of fans gathered around the American flag on the field.

Vinatieri broke Morten Andersen’s record two weeks ago at Oakland, but the Colts had a bye last week and Sunday marked the first time Indy could celebrate the record-breaking moment on its home turf.

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1 p.m.

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was the last of the Titans defense introduced before kickoff for Tennessee’s game against New England.

Casey took the field carrying an American flag, and first shaking hands with a soldier as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service being held on Veteran’s Day. A soldier accompanied each Titans starter onto the field for a few steps.

Country artist Little Big Town performed the national anthem, which featured a flyover by military helicopters.

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11:30 a.m.

Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.

Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his New England Patriots playing at Tennessee. Both are a little more than 30 behind Peyton Manning’s record of 539.

Brady does have chance to pass Manning on the career touchdowns passing list, including playoffs. Manning has 579, only three more than Brady.

On the other end of the quarterback matchup spectrum Sunday, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets will feature a battle of the backups rather than far more intriguing AFC East showdown of two rookie first-round picks.

Matt Barkley is starting in place of Buffalo’s Josh Allen, who will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained throwing elbow. For New York, Josh McCown is starting in place Sam Darnold, who is sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen.

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Seahawks-Rams Stats

Seattle 14 0 7 10—31
L.A. Rams 7 10 3 16—36
First Quarter

Sea_Vannett 8 pass from Ru.Wilson (Janikowski kick), 11:16.

La_Everett 10 pass from Goff (Zuerlein kick), 6:41.

Sea_Penny 18 run (Janikowski kick), 3:42.

Second Quarter

La_FG Zuerlein 35, 14:48.

Seattle 14 0 7 10—31
L.A. Rams 7 10 3 16—36
First Quarter

Sea_Vannett 8 pass from Ru.Wilson (Janikowski kick), 11:16.

La_Everett 10 pass from Goff (Zuerlein kick), 6:41.

Sea_Penny 18 run (Janikowski kick), 3:42.

Second Quarter

La_FG Zuerlein 35, 14:48.

La_Gurley 17 run (Zuerlein kick), 2:48.

Third Quarter

La_FG Zuerlein 37, 9:44.

Sea_Lockett 23 pass from Ru.Wilson (Janikowski kick), 4:20.

Fourth Quarter

La_Higbee 10 pass from Goff (run failed), 14:54.

Sea_FG Janikowski 33, 9:52.

La_FG Zuerlein 20, 7:34.

La_Cooks 9 run (Zuerlein kick), 5:49.

Sea_M.Davis 3 pass from Ru.Wilson (Janikowski kick), 1:56.

A_72,755.

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Sea La
First downs 29 25
Total Net Yards 414 456
Rushes-yards 34-273 23-149
Passing 141 307
Punt Returns 1-9 2-22
Kickoff Returns 1-21 2-31
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 17-26-0 28-39-0
Sacked-Yards Lost 4-35 2-11
Punts 3-55.0 2-44.5
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-Yards 7-56 10-102
Time of Possession 30:37 29:23

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Seattle, Penny 12-108, Ru.Wilson 9-92, M.Davis 11-58, Lockett 1-18, Prosise 1-(minus 3). Los Angeles, Gurley 16-120, Woods 3-17, Cooks 1-9, Goff 3-3.

PASSING_Seattle, Ru.Wilson 17-26-0-176. Los Angeles, Goff 28-39-0-318.

RECEIVING_Seattle, Lockett 5-67, Baldwin 5-39, M.Davis 4-22, E.Dickson 1-24, Moore 1-16, Vannett 1-8. Los Angeles, Cooks 10-100, Kupp 5-39, Woods 4-89, Gurley 3-40, Higbee 3-25, Everett 2-15, M.Brown 1-10.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

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Rams make late defensive stand, hold off Seahawks 36-31

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandin Cooks rushed for a 9-yard touchdown with 5:49 to play on the first snap after Dante Fowler forced and recovered a fumble by Russell Wilson, and the Los Angeles Rams bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 36-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandin Cooks rushed for a 9-yard touchdown with 5:49 to play on the first snap after Dante Fowler forced and recovered a fumble by Russell Wilson, and the Los Angeles Rams bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 36-31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Jared Goff passed for 318 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 120 yards and a score as the Rams (9-1) swept the season series with their division rivals.

Los Angeles moved into commanding position for its second consecutive NFC West title, but only after plenty of late drama in a rivalry that’s never lacking in excitement.

Wilson threw three touchdown passes, rushed for 92 yards and nearly rallied the Seahawks (4-5) all the way back after his fumble.

He hit Mike Davis for a short TD catch to cap a 90-yard drive with 1:56 to play. After the Seattle defense held, he got the Seahawks to the Los Angeles 35 before throwing four straight incompletions in the final minute.

Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee caught TD passes for the Rams, who survived a topsy-turvy game with just enough big plays. Although the perfect season ended last week in New Orleans, Los Angeles still has never lost back-to-back games under coach Sean McVay.

Fowler, the pass-rush specialist acquired from Jacksonville late last month, made up for his costly unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the third quarter by stripping Wilson of the ball and then recovering the fumble, setting up Cooks’ run for a 12-point lead.

Wilson also threw TD passes to Nick Vannett and Tyler Lockett while joining Peyton Manning and Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks to throw 20 touchdown passes in each of their first seven NFL seasons. But the Seahawks have lost two straight after winning four of five.

Rashaad Penny rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the injury absence of Chris Carson. The Seahawks had 273 yards rushing at the Coliseum after racking up 190 yards on the ground in their 33-31 loss to the Rams last month in Seattle.

The Rams’ defensive struggles in last week’s 45-35 loss to the Saints were extended thanks to Wilson and the Seahawks, who made two sustained touchdown drives in the first quarter.

The Seahawks reclaimed the lead with Lockett’s TD catch in the third quarter, but only because their drive was kept alive by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Fowler after a third-down stop.

The Rams went right back ahead on a 10-yard TD catch by Higbee on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Seattle tried an onside kick after Sebastian Janikowski’s field goal with 9:52 to play, but LA’s Josh Reynolds snatched it. Greg Zuerlein kicked his third field goal for the Rams.

GURLEY’S GAINS

Gurley scored his NFL-leading 17th touchdown in the second quarter on a 17-yard run. He also scored a TD in his franchise-record 13th consecutive game, extending his franchise record. He is the fourth player in league history to score a TD in each of his team’s first 10 games.

SACK MACHINE

Aaron Donald sacked Wilson 2½ times, giving him a career-high 12½ sacks already this season. He teamed up with Ndamukong Suh for a huge third-down sack at the Los Angeles 15 in the fourth quarter, forcing Seattle to kick a field goal.

BIG GIFT

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating his game check to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund, which was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed Wednesday night by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex. The Rams held a moment of silence before the game.

INJURIES

Seahawks: Carson sat out with a hip injury, while starting right guard D.J. Fluker missed the game with a calf injury. Safety Bobby McDougald and linebacker K.J. Wright both played through injuries.

Rams: Receiver Cooper Kupp went down in the fourth quarter holding his left knee, which sidelined him earlier this season. He eventually walked off the field.

UP NEXT

Seahawks: A short week to host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday.

Rams: One of the biggest games of the regular season against the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City on Monday, Nov. 19.

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Jones helps Packers run away for 31-12 win over Dolphins

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday.

The Packers (4-4-1) pulled away in the second half, sandwiching scoring drives around cornerback

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday.

The Packers (4-4-1) pulled away in the second half, sandwiching scoring drives around cornerback Bashaud Breeland’s interception deep in Miami territory. Green Bay went ahead 28-12 on Adams’ 25-yard touchdown catch with 7:24 left in the third quarter.

Maybe this is the game that will get the Packers going in the tight NFC North race following a choppy first half of the season.

Rookie Jason Sanders tied a Dolphins franchise record with four field goals, but Miami (5-5) couldn’t find the end zone. The Dolphins squandered another opportunity on the game-opening drive after Brock Osweiler fumbled away a shotgun snap.

The Packers cashed in on that turnover, too, when Rodgers and Adams connected on their first touchdown for a 7-0 lead.

But Jones, who finished with 15 carries, gave Green Bay some much-needed balance.

A slashing style and an explosive burst through the hole make Jones a threat to bust a big run on any carry. He accounted for 54 yards of total offense on the opening drive alone.

Jones added a career-long 67-yarder to give him 96 yards on four carries in the first quarter alone.

Osweiler was 23 of 37 for 213 yards in his fifth start for the injured Ryan Tannehill. Miami had 294 yards of total offense, an admirable effort given that they were missing three starting offensive linemen.

But Osweiler was sacked six times, including three straight plays late in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers was 19 of 28 for 199 yards. Adams had four catches for 57 yards.

RECORD RUN

A 9-yard run with about 3½ minutes left in the first quarter put Miami’s Frank Gore over the 500-yard mark for an NFL-record 14th straight season. He broke a tie with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.

COSTLY KICK

Sanders booted a kickoff out of bounds after his fourth field goal to allow the Packers to start their next drive at the 40, which ended with a 10-yard touchdown run by Jones.

INJURIES

Dolphins: RB Kenyan Drake left with a knee injury the second quarter. … WRs Davante Parker (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (leg) left in the third quarter.

Packers: A defense already missing CB Kevin King (hamstring) lost two more starters in the first half when S Kentrell Brice departed with an ankle injury and linebacker Nick Perry limped off with a knee injury. Brice (knee) and Perry (ankle) had been on the injury report last week for other ailments. … OL Lucas Patrick (concussion protocol) did not return after taking a hard hit while returning a short kickoff in the first quarter.

UP NEXT

Dolphins: Have a bye next week before a trip to Indianapolis on Nov. 25.

Packers: Visit the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.

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The Latest: Rams hang on to beat Seahawks 36-31

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

7:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams have hung on for a 36-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The game was decided when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overthrew Tyler Lockett along the sideline on fourth-and-10 from the Rams 35 yard line with 18

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

7:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams have hung on for a 36-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

The game was decided when Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overthrew Tyler Lockett along the sideline on fourth-and-10 from the Rams 35 yard line with 18 seconds remaining.

The Rams improved to 9-1 and bounced back from a 45-35 loss to New Orleans last weekend. Seattle has lost two straight and dropped to 4-5.

Los Angeles now prepares for a much anticipated prime-time showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at Mexico City on Nov. 19. Seattle faces a short week in preparing to host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

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7:10 p.m.

Newly acquired Rams defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has bounced back from a pair of penalties to force a turnover in helping Los Angeles build a 36-24 lead over NFC West rival Seattle.

Fowler forced a fumble while sacking Russell Wilson and then recovered it at Seattle’s 9. Brandin Cooks scored on the next play. The Rams have sacked Wilson four times, led by Aaron Donald’s 2 1/2.

The Rams acquired Fowler at the NFL trading deadline on Oct. 30 from Jacksonville for two draft picks, including a 2019 third-round selection.

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6:50 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers are pulling away from the Miami Dolphins.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones have accounted for two touchdowns each. Green Bay broke it open in the third quarter. After Jones scored on a 10-yard run, Green Bay’s Bashaud Breeland picked off Brock Osweiler deep in Miami territory.

Three plays later Aaron Rodgers hit Adams for a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 28-12 lead with 7:24 left. That was the score going into the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins have settled for kicker Jason Sanders hitting four field goals on five drives inside Green Bay’s 30.

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6:40 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is closing in on extending his streak to nine games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher.

Rivers is already just the third player to do that in eight straight games to start a season. Only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who did it in 13 straight to open the 2011 season, and Tom Brady, 10 straight in 2007, have longer streaks.

Rivers is currently 17 of 25 for 219 yards passing with two TDs and an interception and a 105.2 passer rating with the Chargers up 20-6 on the Oakland Raiders with four minutes remaining.

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6:05 p.m.

Green Bay running back Aaron Jones has 101 yards and a touchdown on eight carries at halftime with the Packers leading the Miami Dolphins 14-9.

It’s the first time that a Green Bay running back has gone over the 100-yard mark this season. Aaron Rodgers also has a touchdown pass to Davante Adams.

The Dolphins have been moving the ball in spite of missing three starting offensive linemen. But they turned the ball over a bad shotgun snap on their first series, and have been held to three field goals.

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5:50 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has become the fourth NFL player to score a touchdown in each of his team’s first 10 games of a season.

Gurley scored on a 17-yard run to put the Ram up 17-14 with under three minutes left in the second quarter against Seattle. His 10-game streak matches former Rams player Elroy ‘Crazylegs’ Hirsch, who did it in 1951.

Baltimore’s Lenny Moore, in 1951, and Buffalo’s O.J. Simpson, in 1975, share the record in having scored in each of their teams’ first 14 games of the season.

The touchdown was Gurley’s league-leading 17th of the season. And he’s scored in 13 consecutive regular-season games since being held out of the end zone in a 32-16 win at Arizona last Dec. 3.

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5:35 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald set a career-high with his 12th sack of the season and second of the game against Seattle’s Russell Wilson.

Donald entered the day second on the NFL list with 10 sacks this season, 11 1/2 behind Minnesota’s Danielle Hunter.

The fifth-year player passed his previous high of 11 sacks set in both 2015 and last season, and increased his career total to 61.

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5:15 p.m.

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has topped 500 yards rushing for a 14th consecutive season to set an NFL record.

Gore entered the game against Green Bay tied with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, who had topped 500 yards in 13 straight seasons. Gore topped the milestone with a 9-yard run with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

The 14-year veteran ranks fourth and leads active players with 14,464 yards rushing.

Green Bay leads Miami 14-6 early in the second quarter. For the Packers, running back Aaron Jones has 96 yards on four carries, including a career-long 67-yarder.

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5 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens to move into second place on the career yards-receiving list.

The 15th-year player had six catches for 50 yards to up his total to 15,952 — moving 18 ahead of Owens — in a 26-14 loss at Kansas City.

Jerry Rice holds the record with 22,895 yards.

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4:50 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams held a moment of silence before their game against Seattle for the 12 victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week.

The Rams’ training complex in less than five miles from the Borderline Bar and Grill. The team is donating proceeds from its stadium raffle and a jersey auction to a relief effort, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth has pledged his game check.

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4:45 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers have cashed in on a turnover on the Miami Dolphins’ game-opening drive.

Aaron Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 6:07 left in the first quarter to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead. Running back Aaron Jones accounted for 54 total yards on the drive. The Packers capitalized after Dolphins’ quarterback Brock Osweiler mishandled a shotgun snap that was recovered by Reggie Gilbert at the Green Bay 30.

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4:20 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had very little to show for gaining 501 yards offense in a 16-3 loss to Washington.

The Buccaneers became just the second team since 1940 to top 400 yards and score 3 or fewer points, according to Pro Football Reference. They join the then-St. Louis Rams, who had 424 yards offense in a 24-3 loss to Green Bay in 2011.

Four turnovers, including two interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick, didn’t help. Neither did kicker Chandler Catanzaro missing field-goal attempts from 30 and 48 yards, both wide right.

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3:50 p.m.

The New England Patriots have pulled quarterback Tom Brady while trailing the Titans 34-10 in the fourth quarter.

The Titans sacked Brady a season-high three times, and former New England cornerback Logan Ryan broke up a Brady pass to Julian Edelman on fourth down with 10:48 left to end a Patriots’ scoring threat.

Edelman went to the locker room after that pass was broken up. He is questionable to return with an injured ankle.

Brian Hoyer replaced Brady after Derrick Henry’s 10-yard run out of the wildcat put the Titans up 34-10 with 7:13 left.

The Patriots also were playing without left tackle Trent Brown, who left in the third quarter with an injured back. Tight end Dwayne Allen is questionable to return with an injured knee.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

3:10 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has plenty to talk about now while enjoying his best game of the season.

Three quarters into Buffalo’s game at the New York Jets, McCoy has already topped 100 yards rushing for the first time since gaining 156 on a snow-covered field in a 13-7 overtime win over Indianapolis on Dec. 10.

He has also scored two touchdowns rushing for the first time since scoring twice in a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay on Oct. 22, 2017.

The touchdowns were the first of the season for McCoy. And the come two days after the 10th-year player broke nearly two weeks of silence by telling reporters he was frustrated with his lack of production.

McCoy entered the game with 267 yards rushing this season, and had 103 midway through the third quarter.

McCoy also surpassed 500 career points, and vaulted into 26th place on the career yards rushing list by moving ahead of Marshawn Lynch (10,379), Eddie George (10,441) and Tiki Barber (10,449).

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2:50 p.m.

Cleveland Browns rookie Nick Chubb broke a club record and maybe Atlanta’s back with a 92-yard TD run.

The running back took a handoff at Cleveland’s 8, cut right and avoided a few tacklers before streaking to the end zone to give Cleveland a 28-10 lead midway through the third quarter.

Chubb’s 92-yard run is the longest in team history, topping the 90-yard run by Bobby Mitchell in 1959 against Washington.

It was Chubb’s second touchdown of the game. He also caught a 13-yard pass from Baker Mayfield in the second quarter.

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2:45 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans are following up their big win in Dallas with a strong first half against the Patriots.

Tennessee scored a season-high 28 points to beat the Cowboys on Monday night, and they now lead New England 24-10 at halftime.

The Titans scored a season-high 17 points in the first quarter with touchdown passes by Marcus Mariota on each of their first two possessions. Mariota is 11 of 16 for 152 yards.

The Titans have been getting plenty of pressure on Tom Brady. Former Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan sacked Brady on the final play of the first half, the Titans’ second sack of the first half.

James Develin has run for a TD, and Stephen Gostkowski connected on one of his two 52-yard field goal attempt for New England.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

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2:40 p.m.

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating a game check to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

Whitworth will give his check from Los Angeles’ game against Seattle to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund. The fund was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex.

Whitworth is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal with the Rams. He has played a major role in the Rams’ transformation into an elite NFC team under Sean McVay.

Whitworth, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Michael Brockers and other players are also auctioning off their game jerseys to benefit the victims’ fund and American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief.

Two wildfires are also burning in the same general area of the western Los Angeles suburbs.

2:30 p.m.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has moved ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season touchdown list with a sensational first half at Cincinnati.

He’s thrown three TD passes as the Saints have raced ahead 35-7, reaching the end zone on all five possessions. Brees has 509 career TD passes, one more than Favre.

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

The Saints have piled up 311 yards, and they have 21 first downs on 40 plays. Brees is 18 of 20 for 214 yards.

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2:15 p.m.

Baker Mayfield enjoyed a perfect half.

Cleveland’s rookie quarterback completed 12 of 12 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against Atlanta. Mayfield connected on a 28-yard TD with Rashard Higgins and threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Nick Chubb.

Mayfield finished the half with a 158.3 quarterback rating, the highest possible score. The Browns did have one interception in the half, but it was thrown by running back Dontrell Hilliard, who attempted to hit a well-covered Mayfield on a trick play.

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2:10 p.m.

Patrick Mahomes has broken the Kansas City Chiefs record for touchdown passes in a season.

The first-year starter threw his 31st of the season — and second of the game to Tyreek Hill — to pass Len Dawson. The Hall of Famer threw 30 in 1964.

The record-setter came on third-and-goal from the Arizona 14. Hill celebrated by leaping into the stands, just as he did on his first TD catch, then playing with the TV cameras.

That last bit earned Hill an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City

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2 p.m.

Atlanta receiver Julio Jones has reached 10,000 yards receiving faster than any player in NFL history.

Jones reached the plateau in his 104th career game, catching a 30-yard pass in the second quarter from Matt Ryan. Calvin Johnson held the previous mark, getting to 10,000 yards in his 115th game. Torry Holt and Antonio Brown got there in 116 games.

Jones caught a short pass over the middle and broke a couple tackles on his first reception of the game. He came in with 933 yards receiving this season.

Moments later, Jones caught a 1-yard TD pass from Ryan to give the Falcons a 10-7 lead.

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1:50 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills have scored twice in the first quarter against the New York Jets to match their combined total from their previous four games.

LeSean McCoy opened the scoring with a 28-yard run, 5 more than he totaled in his previous two games. And then tight end Jason Croom recovered teammate Zay Jones’ fumble in the end zone to put the Bills ahead 14-0.

Buffalo’s 14 points are the most they’ve scored in seven games, since a 27-6 victory at Minnesota on Sept. 23. And the Bills are doing this with Matt Barkley making his debut at quarterback less than two weeks after signing with Buffalo.

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1:40 p.m.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has thrown two touchdown passes against Cincinnati to up his regular-season total to 508 and match Brett Favre for second on the NFL career list.

Brees first TD was a 7-yarder to Michael Thomas midway through the first quarter. Mark Ingram II then turned a screen pass into a 28-yard touchdown

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

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1:25 p.m.

Six teams reached the end zone on the opening possession of their games Sunday to get Week 10 off to a high-scoring start.

Kansas City, which lost the coin toss for the first time all season, went 75 yards in 56 seconds. Three plays were needed, with Patrick Mahomes connecting with Tyreek Hill for 38 yards, then for a 37-yard touchdown.

Tennessee’s Darius Jennings returned the opening kickoff 58 yards, then the Titans needed seven plays to go 40 yards, capped by Marcus Mariota 4-yard TD pass to Jonnu Smith against New England.

Chicago’s Tarik Cohen had a 3-yard TD run to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive vs. Detroit. But Cody Parkey missed the extra point.

Indianapolis covered 75 yards in seven plays and Andrew Luck found Eric Ebron for a 53-yard scoring pass against Jacksonville.

Buffalo used a mere two plays against the Jets, with newcomer Matt Barkley throwing 47 yards to Robert Foster before LeSean McCoy broke from a lengthy slump for his first touchdown this season, on a 28-yard run.

And Drew Brees threw his 507th career touchdown pass, leaving him one behind Brett Favre for second place on the career list, capping a 15-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 8 minutes, 30 seconds. It ended with Michael Thomas’ diving 7-yard catch.

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1:15 p.m.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes needed only 56 seconds to throw his first touchdown pass against Arizona, moving him into a tie with Hall of Famer Len Dawson for the single-season franchise record.

Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill down the sideline for 38 yards on the game’s first play. Then, after an incompletion, Mahomes found Hill again for a 37-yard touchdown reception.

It was the 30th thrown by Mahomes this season. Dawson threw 30 during the 1964 season.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City.

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1:10 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts honored kicker Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s new career scoring leader, with a brief highlight show during pregame introduction before their game against Jacksonville.

Vinatieri received a roaring ovation from the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd when he was announced as the final starter. The 45-year-old waved to the crowd and slapped hands with a group of fans gathered around the American flag on the field.

Vinatieri broke Morten Andersen’s record two weeks ago at Oakland, but the Colts had a bye last week and Sunday marked the first time Indy could celebrate the record-breaking moment on its home turf.

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1 p.m.

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was the last of the Titans defense introduced before kickoff for Tennessee’s game against New England.

Casey took the field carrying an American flag, and first shaking hands with a soldier as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service being held on Veteran’s Day. A soldier accompanied each Titans starter onto the field for a few steps.

Country artist Little Big Town performed the national anthem, which featured a flyover by military helicopters.

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11:30 a.m.

Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.

Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his New England Patriots playing at Tennessee. Both are a little more than 30 behind Peyton Manning’s record of 539.

Brady does have chance to pass Manning on the career touchdowns passing list, including playoffs. Manning has 579, only three more than Brady.

On the other end of the quarterback matchup spectrum Sunday, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets will feature a battle of the backups rather than far more intriguing AFC East showdown of two rookie first-round picks.

Matt Barkley is starting in place of Buffalo’s Josh Allen, who will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained throwing elbow. For New York, Josh McCown is starting in place Sam Darnold, who is sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen.

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Buccaneers lose again, Koetter mum on possible QB change

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick has been down this road far more times than the veteran quarterback cares to remember.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost for the third straight time Sunday, failing to score a touchdown in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins despite gaining 501 yards total offense and only

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick has been down this road far more times than the veteran quarterback cares to remember.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost for the third straight time Sunday, failing to score a touchdown in a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins despite gaining 501 yards total offense and only punting once.

Fitzpatrick topped 400 yards passing for the fourth time this season, yet he may be headed back to the bench after the team’s sixth loss in seven games following a 2-0 start.

That means Jameis Winston, benched after throwing four interceptions in a loss at Cincinnati three weeks ago, may be on the verge of getting another chance.

“We’ll talk about all personnel issues (Monday),” said coach Dirk Koetter, who also may consider changing kickers after Chandler Catanzaro missed two more field goals Sunday, one of them a 30-yarder.

One change Koetter’s already made is resuming his role as offensive play caller.

Offensive coordinator Todd Monken handled the responsibility for the first eight games, and the Bucs have the NFL’s No. 1 passing attack and rank second in total offense.

So, why switch up before Sunday’s game?

“Just my own reasons,” Koetter said.

The Bucs (3-6) have missed the playoffs 10 consecutive seasons, the second-longest drought in the NFL behind the Cleveland Browns, who haven’t earned a berth since 2002.

Fitzpatrick expects the team to stick together and eventually pull out of the tailspin.

“Unfortunately for me, I’ve been in this situation 13 straight years in terms of a team that isn’t quite playing up to their potential and having some struggles,” said Fitzpatrick, who’s been with seven teams during a 14-year career.

“The only way I know how to get out of it is to just keep coming to work every day being a professional,” Fitzpatrick added. “Keep grinding, making sure you’re putting in the work. … I think we have a lot of professionals in that locker room, so that’s not something I’m worried about.”

Moving the ball wasn’t a problem Sunday. The Bucs outgained the Redskins 501 yards to 286 and got inside the Washington 20 five times.

An interception and two fumbles foiled scoring opportunities. A fourth turnover led to the last three field goals Dustin Hopkins kicked for the Redskins.

“We weren’t good enough as a team, and that starts with me,” Koetter said. “To move the ball like that and come up with three points, you’re just not going to win that way.”

Fitzpatrick, 2-4 as a starter this season, shrugged off a question about whether he played well enough to retain the starting job.

“I love playing football. That’s not something I concern myself with,” Fitzpatrick said. “If I get a chance to go out there, I try and do my best and play as hard as I can.”

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Dolphins-Packers Stats

Miami 3 6 3 0—12
Green Bay 7 7 14 3—31
First Quarter

GB_D.Adams 7 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 6:07.

Mia_FG Sanders 37, 1:18.

Second Quarter

GB_A.Jones 2 run (Crosby kick), 14:53.

Mia_FG Sanders 25, 10:29.

Mia_FG Sanders 47, 2:49.

Miami 3 6 3 0—12
Green Bay 7 7 14 3—31
First Quarter

GB_D.Adams 7 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 6:07.

Mia_FG Sanders 37, 1:18.

Second Quarter

GB_A.Jones 2 run (Crosby kick), 14:53.

Mia_FG Sanders 25, 10:29.

Mia_FG Sanders 47, 2:49.

Third Quarter

Mia_FG Sanders 40, 11:43.

GB_A.Jones 10 run (Crosby kick), 9:33.

GB_D.Adams 25 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 7:25.

Fourth Quarter

GB_FG Crosby 38, 8:53.

A_78,076.

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Mia GB
First downs 19 21
Total Net Yards 294 377
Rushes-yards 23-131 25-195
Passing 163 182
Punt Returns 0-0 1-19
Kickoff Returns 5-97 2-34
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-26
Comp-Att-Int 23-37-1 19-28-0
Sacked-Yards Lost 6-50 2-17
Punts 2-38.5 2-18.5
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 3-10 6-45
Time of Possession 32:03 27:57

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Miami, Gore 13-90, Drake 8-27, Carroo 1-14, Osweiler 1-0. Green Bay, A.Jones 15-145, Greene 1-26, Rodgers 6-21, J.Williams 3-3.

PASSING_Miami, Osweiler 23-37-1-213. Green Bay, Rodgers 19-28-0-199.

RECEIVING_Miami, Amendola 7-72, Parker 5-43, Stills 2-26, Gore 2-12, Drake 2-11, Carroo 1-20, Derby 1-13, Ballage 1-6, Gesicki 1-5, O’Leary 1-5. Green Bay, Valdes-Scantling 6-44, D.Adams 4-57, A.Jones 3-27, Kendricks 2-24, St. Brown 2-3, Lewis 1-30, Graham 1-14.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

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Mistake-prone Jags seeking solutions after 5th straight loss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey had plenty to say this summer.

Now that the temperatures are cooling, Ramsey seems to be toning down the rhetoric.

He may not have many more chances this season to get the league's attention. After a late fumble sealed the Jaguars' fifth straight loss, 29-26 at

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey had plenty to say this summer.

Now that the temperatures are cooling, Ramsey seems to be toning down the rhetoric.

He may not have many more chances this season to get the league’s attention. After a late fumble sealed the Jaguars’ fifth straight loss, 29-26 at Indianapolis on Sunday, the Jaguars (3-6) find themselves sitting alone in the AFC South basement with their playoff hopes fading fast and the search for answers becoming increasingly more urgent.

Nobody sounds more frustrated than Ramsey.

“Things happen,” he said. “You have to try to bounce back from it. But we dug ourselves too big of a hole today.”

Ramsey didn’t stick around long following the game — and he didn’t say much.

But it doesn’t require too much thought to understand why last year’s AFC runner-ups have made a mess of this season.

Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes and took the Colts (4-5) on four scoring marches before halftime to give Indy a 29-13 lead. The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback produced only two first downs in the second half but still finished 21 of 29 with 285 yards and one interception — playing far better than Ramsey suggested when he said of Luck in August, “I don’t really think he’s that good.”

What Luck did was expose the Jags’ mismatches by repeatedly going to his tight ends. Eric Ebron , Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox combined for eight catches, 133 yards and three TD receptions — all in the first two quarters.

And with Ramsey’s tag-teaming cornerback A.J. Bouye out because of an injured calf, Luck didn’t really have to throw at Ramsey much.

Perhaps the most remarkable difference between this game and last year’s was that the Jags couldn’t put much pressure on Luck. After recording 14 sacks against the Colts last year, Luck didn’t go down a single time Sunday. He hasn’t been sacked in four games, the longest stretch of his pro career.

“It’s always tough on an offensive line when you get to third-and-long and you’ve got to hold the ball a little bit longer and give yourself a chance,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said. “But when guys were open early on, they were wide open. It’s tough to get to the quarterback. I think we might have hit him two or three times, but they were all on deeper third down plays.”

One of those hits drew an unnecessary roughness call against Malik Jackson — after Jacksonville had called timeout. The penalty converted a third-and-3 into a first down, which helped the Colts score their final touchdown.

There was plenty of blame to go around, though.

Two plays after Jackson’s 15-yard penalty, linebacker Myles Jack was called for unnecessary roughness. And when the Jags jumped offside on the ensuing extra point, Marlon Mack made the decision to go for 2 a wise choice by plunging in from 1 yard out to make it 29-13.

Not enough?

Ebron scored on a 53-yard pass seven plays into the game and again on a 12-yard TD in the second quarter. In between those two, he scored on a 2-yard run.

While the defense improved in the second half, the mistakes continued.

Josh Lambo, who had an extra point blocked in the first half, missed a 52-yard field goal wide left before making a 55-yarder with 4:03 left to get the Jags within 29-26.

After a defensive stop, Blake Bortles quickly got Jacksonville into field goal range and appeared to have them in perfect position when the officials ruled Rashad Green Sr. went down at the Colts’ 23-yard line before the ball squirted free. But just before the next snap, the replay official stopped the play, overturned the call and assured Jacksonville of another inexplicable loss.

Ramsey said the Jaguars were playing with a sense of desperation.

“That’s how we were feeling before the game,” he said. “I mean we really wanted to win out, we wanted to win every game from here on out.”

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Gordon, Chargers stay hot, finish sweep of Raiders

Gordon, Chargers stay hot, finish sweep of Raiders

Gordon, Chargers stay hot, finish sweep of Raiders

Melvin Gordon took a swing pass 66 yards for a touchdown on the fourth play of the third quarter Sunday afternoon, helping the Los Angeles Chargers break away from the host Oakland Raiders en route to a 20-6 victory.

Philip Rivers threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and Gordon accounted for 165 total yards rushing and receiving, leading the Chargers (7-2) to their sixth consecutive victory.

The Los Angeles defense kept Oakland out of the end zone in the Chargers’ fifth straight effort allowing 19 or fewer points.

Derek Carr completed 24 of 37 passes for 243 yards for the Raiders (1-8), who have scored six or fewer points in three of their last four games.

After Oakland’s Daniel Carlson (46 yards) and Los Angeles’ Mike Badgley (27) exchanged field goals, the Chargers drove 91 yards in eight plays to beat the clock with a Rivers touchdown pass of 11 yards to Keenan Allen with 24 seconds left in the first half for a 10-3 lead.

The Chargers then took the opening kickoff of the second half and made it 17-3 four plays later, with Gordon taking a short pass on the left side and sprinting the distance for his 66-yard score.

Carlson connected on a 30-yard field goal with 14:49 remaining in the game to get Oakland within 17-6, but Badgley countered again with a 41-yarder at the 7:12 mark to complete the scoring.

Gordon rushed 18 times for a game-high 93 yards and caught five passes for 72 yards and the one score for the Chargers, who swept the two-game season series from the Raiders for the second year in a row.

The Chargers beat the Raiders 26-10 in Los Angeles in Week 5.

Allen finished with six catches for 57 yards and the one touchdown.

Doug Martin rushed for 61 yards on 15 carries for the Raiders, who lost their fifth straight.

The Chargers outgained the Raiders 335-317 in a game that featured just two turnovers, one for each team.

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Titans RB Lewis slams ‘cheap’ Patriots after victory

Titans RB Lewis slams 'cheap' Patriots after victory

Titans RB Lewis slams ‘cheap’ Patriots after victory

Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis wasn’t shy about what Sunday’s victory over his former team, the New England Patriots, meant to him.

“Hell yeah it’s personal,” Lewis, who joined the Titans via free agency in March, told NFL Network afterward. “That’s what happens when you go cheap. You get your (expletive) kicked.”

The Titans stomped the Patriots 34-10 in Nashville, Tenn., New England’s most lopsided defeat since 2014 and tied for the fifth-most lopsided in Bill Belichick’s 19-year tenure. Tennessee is led by former Patriots in general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel, while cornerbacks Malcolm Butler (this year) and Logan Ryan (last year) each came to the Titans from the Patriots via free agency.

Lewis, who was seen jawing with several former teammates throughout the game, emphasized that it was a team victory, but he said it “most definitely” meant more coming against his old team, with whom Lewis won a Super Bowl after the 2016 season.

The 28-year-old, who said after joining Tennessee that New England didn’t think he was worth re-signing in free agency, finished with 57 yards on 20 carries and added two catches for 11 yards.

The win also avenged Tennessee’s divisional playoff loss in Foxborough, Mass., last January.

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Cards’ Fitzgerald passes Owens for No. 2 on yardage list

Cards' Fitzgerald passes Owens for No. 2 on yardage list

Cards’ Fitzgerald passes Owens for No. 2 on yardage list

Longtime Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald moved into No. 2 on the all-time receiving yards list on Sunday.

Fitzgerald, 35, caught six passes for 50 yards in a loss to Kansas City, giving him 15,952 career yards. He needed 33 yards entering the game to surpass Hall of Fame member Terrell Owens, who has 15,934.

Another Hall of Famer, Jerry Rice, is first on the list with 22,895 yards. With a career average of 70.4 receiving yards per game, Fitzgerald would need to play 99 more games to surpass Rice.

The Cardinals congratulated Fitzgerald on Twitter.

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Rams’ Whitworth donating game check to shooting victims

Rams' Whitworth donating game check to shooting victims

Rams’ Whitworth donating game check to shooting victims

Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating this week’s game check to a fund for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The donation will go to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund, which was set up to provide relief for the families of 12 victims killed by a gunman just five miles from the Rams’ practice facility.

“You’re looking for any answer, you’re looking for what can we do to solve this or what can we do to help people that are going through this, in the tragedy, in the moment, there is no perfect way,” Whitworth told reporters earlier this week. “I just don’t — the way that I believe and operate — I just don’t believe that sitting there wondering is the best way, I believe finding a way to put your feet on the ground.”

The Rams held a moment of silence before Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, honoring the victims of the shooting and offering support for those affected by wildfires throughout Southern California.

More than 250,000 people have been evacuated, including 45 members of the Rams’ organization, because of the fires. The team canceled practice on Friday, and the NFL has been monitoring air quality in the area.

Rams players, including Whitworth, Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and Michael Brockers, will auction off their worn game jerseys after Sunday’s game, with the proceeds benefiting the victims fund and the American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief.

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Redskins knock off error-prone Buccaneers

Redskins knock off error-prone Buccaneers

Redskins knock off error-prone Buccaneers

Alex Smith threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Josh Doctson and the visiting Washington Redskins defeated the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-3 on Sunday.

Mistake prone Tampa Bay gained 501 yards but Ryan Fitzpatrick was intercepted twice and the Buccaneers lost two fumbles, one by Fitzpatrick.

Smith was 19 of 27 for 178 yards. Adrian Peterson had 19 carries for 68 yards.

Fitzpatrick threw for 403 yards, completing 29 of 41 passes.

Washington (6-3) won despite playing without three starters on the offensive line.

The Buccaneers (3-6) drove to the Washington 16-yard line early in the third quarter but a bad snap on third down cost them 14 yards and Chandler Catanzaro’s field goal attempt was wide right.

Washington took over and marched 62 yards in eight plays. Smith capped the drive when he bought time in the pocket and found Doctson over the middle for a 6-yard touchdown to make it 13-3 with 14:16 left in the fourth quarter.

On the next play from scrimmage, Fitzpatrick’s pass was intercepted by Greg Stroman and returned 24 yards to the 14, but the Redskins settled for a Dustin Hopkins field goal that made it 16-3.

The Buccaneers drove inside the Redskins 30, but when Fitzpatrick hit Jacquizz Rodgers (eight catches for 102 yards) over the middle, linebacker Zach Brown punched the ball loose and it flew into the end zone where the Redskins recovered for a touchback.

On their next possession, Fitzpatrick was sacked and lost a fumble at the Redskins 7.

Tampa Bay outgained Washington 279-136 in the first half but had little to show for it.

The Buccaneers made it to the Washington 19 on their opening drive, but Josh Norman intercepted a Fitzpatrick pass at the goal line and returned to the 32.

The Redskins took a 3-0 lead on Hopkins’ 43-yard field goal late in the first quarter.

Catanzaro had a chance to tie it early in the second quarter but missed from 30 yards out.

Catanzaro converted from 33 yards out in the second quarter, but Hopkins hit again from 43 just before halftime.

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Barkley, Bills stifle Jets, 41-10

Barkley, Bills stifle Jets, 41-10

Matt Barkley

Barkley, Bills stifle Jets, 41-10

Matt Barkley threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns in his first start for Buffalo, LeSean McCoy ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns, and the Bills snapped a four-game losing streak with a 41-10 win over the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Making his first start since the 2016 season less than two weeks after signing with the Bills (3-7), Barkley completed 15 of 25 passes and did not turn the ball over while leading Buffalo’s league-worst offense to season highs in points and yards (451).

Barkley was the Bills’ fourth starting quarterback this season. Rookie Josh Allen missed his fourth straight game with a strained elbow but is expected to return following the coming bye week. Derek Anderson has missed two games with a concussion, and opening-game starter Nathan Peterman was benched for a third time this season following a turnover-filled performance.

The Jets (3-7) were without rookie starting quarterback Sam Darnold, who has a foot injury, in their fourth straight loss. Josh McCown, New York’s starter for most of last season, was 17-of-34 passing for 135 yards and two interceptions in his first action of the season.

McCoy exceeded his season high with 95 yards in the first half. He scored on a 28-yard run on Buffalo’s opening drive and had a 23-yard gain later to set up his 1-yard score in the second quarter.

Barkley also threw a touchdown pass to tackle eligible Dion Dawkins, and tight end Jason Croom recovered a Zay Jones fumble in the end zone as Buffalo built a 31-0 before halftime. The four first half touchdowns were more than the Bills had scored in their previous six games.

Jones caught eight passes for 93 yards and caught an 8-yard touchdown from Barkley in the third quarter. Ruben Foster, an undrafted rookie called up from the practice squad on Saturday, had 105 yards on three receptions, including one on a fake punt pass from tight end Logan Thomas.

The Bills had 313 yards at halftime, more than they totaled in eight of the first nine games this season and their most in a first half since 2000.

Stephen Hauschka made field goals from 31 and 54 yards, improving to 15 of 15 on the season.

Matt Milano and Micah Hyde had interceptions for the Bills. Milano left the game in the fourth quarter and has entered the NFL’s concussion protocol. Rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds returned for Buffalo after missing one game with a concussion.

Isaiah Crowell rushed for a 5-yard touchdown in the third quarter for the Jets and Jason Myers made a 55-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.

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Mariota engineers Titans’ upset against Patriots

Mariota engineers Titans' upset against Patriots

Marcus Mariota threw for two

Mariota engineers Titans’ upset against Patriots

Marcus Mariota threw for two touchdowns and Derrick Henry ran for two scores as the Tennessee Titans led wire-to-wire Sunday in a 34-10 upset of the New England Patriots at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

Tennessee (5-4) moved within a game of idle Houston in the AFC South with its second home win against a Super Bowl team from last year. The Titans beat Philadelphia in overtime on Sept. 30, but didn’t need to work quite that hard in this one.

Mariota, who completed 16 of 24 passes for 228 yards, started the onslaught just 3:31 into the game with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jonnu Smith.

After Stephen Gostkowski bombed a 52-yard field goal just over two minutes later, Mariota made it 14-3 by lofting a 23-yard scoring strike to Corey Davis, who withstood pass interference by Stephon Gilmore to make the catch.

Ryan Succop’s 33-yard field goal with 2:39 left in the quarter upped the Tennessee lead to 17-3.

New England (7-3) scored its only touchdown on its next possession, getting a 1-yard scoring run from fullback James Develin — his first carry in four years — at the 12:49 mark of the second quarter.

But the Titans regained momentum just before halftime with Henry’s 1-yard touchdown run 1:09 before the break, capping a 37-yard drive and making it 24-10.

Succop converted a 31-yard field goal with 4:19 left in the third quarter to increase the lead to 17.

Henry capped the scoring with a 10-yard TD run with 7:13 left in the game, sending thousands of Patriots fans heading for the exits.

Tom Brady operated under pressure almost all day, completing 21 of 41 passes for 254 yards. Tennessee sacked him three times and pressured him on a number of other throws before coach Bill Belichick lifted him for Brian Hoyer after Henry’s final score.

Davis caught seven passes for 125 yards to lead the Titans, while Julian Edelman tallied nine receptions for 104 yards in a losing cause.

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Mahomes breaks team record as Chiefs down Cardinals

Mahomes breaks team record as Chiefs down Cardinals

Mahomes breaks team record as Chiefs down Cardinals

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes broke a 54-year-old Kansas City record for touchdown passes in a season, going 21 of 28 for 249 yards Sunday as the Chiefs downed the Arizona Cardinals 26-14 at Kansas City, Mo.

The first-year starter threw for two touchdowns, raising his season total to 31 and breaking the franchise record of 30 set in 1964 by Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson.

The 9-1 start ties the best by Kansas City through its first 10 games, and it was the Chiefs’ sixth straight win.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill grabbed seven receptions for 117 yards, with two touchdowns, added a 20-yard rush, and also had an 82-yard TD on a punt return wiped out by a penalty. Running back Kareem Hunt added 71 yards on 16 carries in the Chiefs’ lowest scoring output of the season.

Mahomes, who was sacked five times, had an eight-game string of 300-yard passing performances snapped.

Arizona (2-7) crawled within 20-14 by sailing 61 yards for a touchdown on the opening possession of the second half. Running back David Johnson, who gained 98 yards on 21 carries, scored on a 1-yard rush. Johnson also totaled seven grabs for 85 yards and a score.

Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston kept an upset from materializing as he read a screen and intercepted Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen early in the fourth quarter. The pick gave Kansas City the ball at the Arizona 31, and the Chiefs scored four plays later on a 3-yard rush by Spencer Ware.

Veteran Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald had six catches for 50 yards, passing Terrell Owens for second on the all-time NFL list for receiving yardage. Rosen, who was also sacked five times, passed for 208 yards, going 22 of 39 with a touchdown and two interceptions.

The Chiefs lost the coin toss for the first time this season, but after the Cardinals deferred, Mahomes connected with Hill on strikes of 38 and 37 yards to produce a touchdown in the first 56 seconds.

Hill also caught a 14-yard TD pass as Kansas City built a 20-7 halftime lead, after Rosen connected with Johnson for a 9-yard score on Arizona’s first possession.

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Another milestone for Brees as Saints whip Bengals

Another milestone for Brees as Saints whip Bengals

Drew Brees

Another milestone for Brees as Saints whip Bengals

Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to move into second place on the career list and also leaped 1 yard for another score to lead the visiting New Orleans Saints to a 51-14 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

Brees threw all three of his touchdown passes in the first half to pass Brett Favre on the career list with 509. Brees stands 30 touchdown passes behind all-time leader Peyton Manning.

Brees completed 22 of 25 passes for 265 yards in slightly more than three quarters before giving way to reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Michael Thomas caught two touchdown passes and Mark Ingram II caught the other.

Alvin Kamara ran for two scores as the Saints scored touchdowns on all five of their first-half possessions en route to a 35-7 lead.

In stretching their league-best winning streak to eight games, the Saints (8-1) dominated from start to finish, scoring touchdowns on six of their first nine possessions, with the other three drives ending in field goals of 29, 42 and 41 yards by Wil Lutz.

The Saints, who have punted a league-low 19 times in nine games, did not punt against the Bengals (5-4).

The Saints held huge advantages in total yardage (509-284), plays (74-43) and first downs (33-13). New Orleans also converted 7-of-12 third downs and held the Bengals without a first down on six tries.

The Saints opened with a 15-play, 75-yard drive which consumed 8:30 of the first quarter and ended with Brees’ 7-yard pass to Michael Thomas at the left pylon.

The Bengals tied the game for the only time on their first possession, on a 2-yard pass from Andy Dalton to John Ross.

But the Saints blew open the game with four consecutive touchdowns in the second quarter. Ingram made it 14-7 on a perfectly executed 28-yard screen pass, Kamara ran 4 yards for a 21-7 lead and followed that with a 1-yard sweep around right end.

Trailing 28-7, Cincinnati got the ball back in the final minute o0f the half and drove into Saints’ territory. But quarterback Andy Dalton (12-of-20 for 153 yards, one TD and two interceptions) floated a pass near the goal-line and was picked off by safety Marcus Williams, who returned it 78 yards to the Cincinnati 17.

With eight seconds left in the half, Brees found Thomas on a post for a 35-7 lead.

The Saints continued their onslaught in the second half, scoring 16 straight points for a 51-7 lead. Brees got the touchdown by leaping over center and extending the ball over the goal-line.

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Luck tosses three TDs, Colts win third straight

Luck tosses three TDs, Colts win third straight

Andrew Luck tossed

Luck tosses three TDs, Colts win third straight

Andrew Luck tossed three touchdowns, and the Colts survived a scoreless second half to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 29-26, Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis.

Facing third-and-1 from the Indianapolis 35, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles connected with wide receiver Rashad Greene, who lost the ball and helped the Colts clinch the game. A lengthy replay review overturned the call on the field that Greene was down by contact.

Luck passed for 285 yards, and Indianapolis (4-5) has won three straight. Jacksonville (3-6) has lost five in a row.

Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo hit a 55-yard field goal to cut the Colts’ lead to 29-26 with 4:03 left in the game.

The Colts came back on the field with the three-point lead and went aggressive with a 35-yard pass down the sideline from Luck to T.Y. Hilton on first down. But Jacksonville came up with consecutive stops, and Adam Vinatieri missed a 52-yard field goal way right to give Jacksonville yet another shot.

Luck cooled off in the second half, and the Colts’ running game was nonexistent, helping Bortles stage a rally.

Jacksonville pulled to within a touchdown at 29-23 in the middle of the third quarter. The Jaguars capped a grinding 17-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass from Bortles to running back Leonard Fournette. On their next possession, Lambo missed a 52-yard field goal attempt wide left, his first miss of the year.

But Telvin Smith got it right back for the Jaguars on the first play of the fourth quarter, picking off a Luck pass at the 26. Luck’s toss went through the hands of Mo Alie-Cox, and Smith snatched the ball while also keeping two feet inbounds.

Fournette, playing in his first game since Week 4 due to a chronic hamstring issue, had 24 carries for 53 yards, plus five grabs for 56 yards while scoring two total touchdowns..

Luck completed 16 of 20 passes for 217 yards with three touchdown passes in the first half as the Colts built a 29-16 lead.

Luck joined Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with six games in a row with three-plus TD passes.

Tight end Eric Ebron caught a pass crossing the middle and cruised 53 yards down the right sideline to open the scoring in the first quarter. He also scored on a counter handoff. Ebron had three touchdowns in the first 21 minutes of the game.

Fournette was bottled up early, averaging 2.9 yards on 13 first-half carries. The Jaguars rushed 34 times in the game for 91 yards (2.7 yards per carry).

Jaguars center Brandon Linder was helped off the field in the third quarter with a right knee injury and carted to the locker room. He did not return.

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Trubisky tames Lions as Bears end division drought

Trubisky tames Lions as Bears end division drought

Trubisky tames Lions as Bears end division drought

Mitchell Trubisky completed 23 of 30 passes for a career-high 355 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score as the Chicago Bears earned a 34-22 win over the visiting Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Allen Robinson had six catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Miller and Tarik Cohen also found the end zone for Chicago (6-3), which won its third game in a row.

Kerryon Johnson had receiving and rushing touchdowns for the Lions, who also had a touchdown catch by Kenny Golladay. Detroit (3-6) lost its third consecutive contest and allowed 30-plus points for the third time.

The game marked the Bears’ first victory over an NFC North opponent since Oct. 31, 2016, and snapped a 10-game drought in the division. Detroit lost to Chicago for only the second time since the end of the 2012 campaign.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 25 of 42 passes for 274 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He moved past 37,000 career passing yards in his 10th season, joining three others to accomplish the feat in that timeframe: Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino.

Chicago set the tone early as it scored the game’s first 26 points and led 26-7 at the half. Cohen’s rushing touchdown from 3 yards out opened the scoring less than four minutes after the opening kickoff, and Robinson increased the Bears’ lead to 13-0 when he hauled in Trubisky’s 36-yard pass down the right sideline.

Trubisky added a 45-yard pass to Miller and a 4-yard run to make it 26-0 midway through the second quarter.

Detroit shaved the deficit to 12 points midway through the fourth quarter. Johnson rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with 1:05 left in the first half to begin the comeback bid. His 13-yard touchdown catch with 7:21 left in the game pulled Detroit within 34-22.

Golladay caught a 5-yard touchdown pass during the rally for his fourth touchdown, a career high.

Bears linebacker Khalil Mack finished with two sacks to increase his season total to seven in as many games.

The Bears won comfortably despite a rocky performance from kicker Cody Parkey, who hit the upright four times. Parkey finished 0-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-4 on extra-point attempts.

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The Latest: Fowler strip sack helps Rams up lead on Seattle

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

7:10 p.m.

Newly acquired Rams defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has bounced back from a pair of penalties to force a turnover in helping Los Angeles build a 36-24 lead over NFC West rival Seattle.

Fowler forced a fumble while sacking Russell

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

7:10 p.m.

Newly acquired Rams defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. has bounced back from a pair of penalties to force a turnover in helping Los Angeles build a 36-24 lead over NFC West rival Seattle.

Fowler forced a fumble while sacking Russell Wilson and then recovered it at Seattle’s 9. Brandin Cooks scored on the next play. The Rams have sacked Wilson four times, led by Aaron Donald’s 2 1/2.

The Rams acquired Fowler at the NFL trading deadline on Oct. 30 from Jacksonville for two draft picks, including a 2019 third-round selection.

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6:50 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers are pulling away from the Miami Dolphins.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones have accounted for two touchdowns each. Green Bay broke it open in the third quarter. After Jones scored on a 10-yard run, Green Bay’s Bashaud Breeland picked off Brock Osweiler deep in Miami territory.

Three plays later Aaron Rodgers hit Adams for a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 28-12 lead with 7:24 left. That was the score going into the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins have settled for kicker Jason Sanders hitting four field goals on five drives inside Green Bay’s 30.

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6:40 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is closing in on extending his streak to nine games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher.

Rivers is already just the third player to do that in eight straight games to start a season. Only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who did it in 13 straight to open the 2011 season, and Tom Brady, 10 straight in 2007, have longer streaks.

Rivers is currently 17 of 25 for 219 yards passing with two TDs and an interception and a 105.2 passer rating with the Chargers up 20-6 on the Oakland Raiders with four minutes remaining.

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6:05 p.m.

Green Bay running back Aaron Jones has 101 yards and a touchdown on eight carries at halftime with the Packers leading the Miami Dolphins 14-9.

It’s the first time that a Green Bay running back has gone over the 100-yard mark this season. Aaron Rodgers also has a touchdown pass to Davante Adams.

The Dolphins have been moving the ball in spite of missing three starting offensive linemen. But they turned the ball over a bad shotgun snap on their first series, and have been held to three field goals.

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5:50 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has become the fourth NFL player to score a touchdown in each of his team’s first 10 games of a season.

Gurley scored on a 17-yard run to put the Ram up 17-14 with under three minutes left in the second quarter against Seattle. His 10-game streak matches former Rams player Elroy ‘Crazylegs’ Hirsch, who did it in 1951.

Baltimore’s Lenny Moore, in 1951, and Buffalo’s O.J. Simpson, in 1975, share the record in having scored in each of their teams’ first 14 games of the season.

The touchdown was Gurley’s league-leading 17th of the season. And he’s scored in 13 consecutive regular-season games since being held out of the end zone in a 32-16 win at Arizona last Dec. 3.

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5:35 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald set a career-high with his 12th sack of the season and second of the game against Seattle’s Russell Wilson.

Donald entered the day second on the NFL list with 10 sacks this season, 11 1/2 behind Minnesota’s Danielle Hunter.

The fifth-year player passed his previous high of 11 sacks set in both 2015 and last season, and increased his career total to 61.

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5:15 p.m.

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has topped 500 yards rushing for a 14th consecutive season to set an NFL record.

Gore entered the game against Green Bay tied with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, who had topped 500 yards in 13 straight seasons. Gore topped the milestone with a 9-yard run with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

The 14-year veteran ranks fourth and leads active players with 14,464 yards rushing.

Green Bay leads Miami 14-6 early in the second quarter. For the Packers, running back Aaron Jones has 96 yards on four carries, including a career-long 67-yarder.

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5 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens to move into second place on the career yards-receiving list.

The 15th-year player had six catches for 50 yards to up his total to 15,952 — moving 18 ahead of Owens — in a 26-14 loss at Kansas City.

Jerry Rice holds the record with 22,895 yards.

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4:50 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams held a moment of silence before their game against Seattle for the 12 victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week.

The Rams’ training complex in less than five miles from the Borderline Bar and Grill. The team is donating proceeds from its stadium raffle and a jersey auction to a relief effort, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth has pledged his game check.

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4:45 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers have cashed in on a turnover on the Miami Dolphins’ game-opening drive.

Aaron Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 6:07 left in the first quarter to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead. Running back Aaron Jones accounted for 54 total yards on the drive. The Packers capitalized after Dolphins’ quarterback Brock Osweiler mishandled a shotgun snap that was recovered by Reggie Gilbert at the Green Bay 30.

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4:20 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had very little to show for gaining 501 yards offense in a 16-3 loss to Washington.

The Buccaneers became just the second team since 1940 to top 400 yards and score 3 or fewer points, according to Pro Football Reference. They join the then-St. Louis Rams, who had 424 yards offense in a 24-3 loss to Green Bay in 2011.

Four turnovers, including two interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick, didn’t help. Neither did kicker Chandler Catanzaro missing field-goal attempts from 30 and 48 yards, both wide right.

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3:50 p.m.

The New England Patriots have pulled quarterback Tom Brady while trailing the Titans 34-10 in the fourth quarter.

The Titans sacked Brady a season-high three times, and former New England cornerback Logan Ryan broke up a Brady pass to Julian Edelman on fourth down with 10:48 left to end a Patriots’ scoring threat.

Edelman went to the locker room after that pass was broken up. He is questionable to return with an injured ankle.

Brian Hoyer replaced Brady after Derrick Henry’s 10-yard run out of the wildcat put the Titans up 34-10 with 7:13 left.

The Patriots also were playing without left tackle Trent Brown, who left in the third quarter with an injured back. Tight end Dwayne Allen is questionable to return with an injured knee.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

3:10 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has plenty to talk about now while enjoying his best game of the season.

Three quarters into Buffalo’s game at the New York Jets, McCoy has already topped 100 yards rushing for the first time since gaining 156 on a snow-covered field in a 13-7 overtime win over Indianapolis on Dec. 10.

He has also scored two touchdowns rushing for the first time since scoring twice in a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay on Oct. 22, 2017.

The touchdowns were the first of the season for McCoy. And the come two days after the 10th-year player broke nearly two weeks of silence by telling reporters he was frustrated with his lack of production.

McCoy entered the game with 267 yards rushing this season, and had 103 midway through the third quarter.

McCoy also surpassed 500 career points, and vaulted into 26th place on the career yards rushing list by moving ahead of Marshawn Lynch (10,379), Eddie George (10,441) and Tiki Barber (10,449).

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2:50 p.m.

Cleveland Browns rookie Nick Chubb broke a club record and maybe Atlanta’s back with a 92-yard TD run.

The running back took a handoff at Cleveland’s 8, cut right and avoided a few tacklers before streaking to the end zone to give Cleveland a 28-10 lead midway through the third quarter.

Chubb’s 92-yard run is the longest in team history, topping the 90-yard run by Bobby Mitchell in 1959 against Washington.

It was Chubb’s second touchdown of the game. He also caught a 13-yard pass from Baker Mayfield in the second quarter.

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2:45 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans are following up their big win in Dallas with a strong first half against the Patriots.

Tennessee scored a season-high 28 points to beat the Cowboys on Monday night, and they now lead New England 24-10 at halftime.

The Titans scored a season-high 17 points in the first quarter with touchdown passes by Marcus Mariota on each of their first two possessions. Mariota is 11 of 16 for 152 yards.

The Titans have been getting plenty of pressure on Tom Brady. Former Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan sacked Brady on the final play of the first half, the Titans’ second sack of the first half.

James Develin has run for a TD, and Stephen Gostkowski connected on one of his two 52-yard field goal attempt for New England.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

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2:40 p.m.

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating a game check to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

Whitworth will give his check from Los Angeles’ game against Seattle to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund. The fund was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex.

Whitworth is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal with the Rams. He has played a major role in the Rams’ transformation into an elite NFC team under Sean McVay.

Whitworth, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Michael Brockers and other players are also auctioning off their game jerseys to benefit the victims’ fund and American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief.

Two wildfires are also burning in the same general area of the western Los Angeles suburbs.

2:30 p.m.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has moved ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season touchdown list with a sensational first half at Cincinnati.

He’s thrown three TD passes as the Saints have raced ahead 35-7, reaching the end zone on all five possessions. Brees has 509 career TD passes, one more than Favre.

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

The Saints have piled up 311 yards, and they have 21 first downs on 40 plays. Brees is 18 of 20 for 214 yards.

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2:15 p.m.

Baker Mayfield enjoyed a perfect half.

Cleveland’s rookie quarterback completed 12 of 12 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against Atlanta. Mayfield connected on a 28-yard TD with Rashard Higgins and threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Nick Chubb.

Mayfield finished the half with a 158.3 quarterback rating, the highest possible score. The Browns did have one interception in the half, but it was thrown by running back Dontrell Hilliard, who attempted to hit a well-covered Mayfield on a trick play.

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2:10 p.m.

Patrick Mahomes has broken the Kansas City Chiefs record for touchdown passes in a season.

The first-year starter threw his 31st of the season — and second of the game to Tyreek Hill — to pass Len Dawson. The Hall of Famer threw 30 in 1964.

The record-setter came on third-and-goal from the Arizona 14. Hill celebrated by leaping into the stands, just as he did on his first TD catch, then playing with the TV cameras.

That last bit earned Hill an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City

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2 p.m.

Atlanta receiver Julio Jones has reached 10,000 yards receiving faster than any player in NFL history.

Jones reached the plateau in his 104th career game, catching a 30-yard pass in the second quarter from Matt Ryan. Calvin Johnson held the previous mark, getting to 10,000 yards in his 115th game. Torry Holt and Antonio Brown got there in 116 games.

Jones caught a short pass over the middle and broke a couple tackles on his first reception of the game. He came in with 933 yards receiving this season.

Moments later, Jones caught a 1-yard TD pass from Ryan to give the Falcons a 10-7 lead.

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1:50 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills have scored twice in the first quarter against the New York Jets to match their combined total from their previous four games.

LeSean McCoy opened the scoring with a 28-yard run, 5 more than he totaled in his previous two games. And then tight end Jason Croom recovered teammate Zay Jones’ fumble in the end zone to put the Bills ahead 14-0.

Buffalo’s 14 points are the most they’ve scored in seven games, since a 27-6 victory at Minnesota on Sept. 23. And the Bills are doing this with Matt Barkley making his debut at quarterback less than two weeks after signing with Buffalo.

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1:40 p.m.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has thrown two touchdown passes against Cincinnati to up his regular-season total to 508 and match Brett Favre for second on the NFL career list.

Brees first TD was a 7-yarder to Michael Thomas midway through the first quarter. Mark Ingram II then turned a screen pass into a 28-yard touchdown

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

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1:25 p.m.

Six teams reached the end zone on the opening possession of their games Sunday to get Week 10 off to a high-scoring start.

Kansas City, which lost the coin toss for the first time all season, went 75 yards in 56 seconds. Three plays were needed, with Patrick Mahomes connecting with Tyreek Hill for 38 yards, then for a 37-yard touchdown.

Tennessee’s Darius Jennings returned the opening kickoff 58 yards, then the Titans needed seven plays to go 40 yards, capped by Marcus Mariota 4-yard TD pass to Jonnu Smith against New England.

Chicago’s Tarik Cohen had a 3-yard TD run to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive vs. Detroit. But Cody Parkey missed the extra point.

Indianapolis covered 75 yards in seven plays and Andrew Luck found Eric Ebron for a 53-yard scoring pass against Jacksonville.

Buffalo used a mere two plays against the Jets, with newcomer Matt Barkley throwing 47 yards to Robert Foster before LeSean McCoy broke from a lengthy slump for his first touchdown this season, on a 28-yard run.

And Drew Brees threw his 507th career touchdown pass, leaving him one behind Brett Favre for second place on the career list, capping a 15-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 8 minutes, 30 seconds. It ended with Michael Thomas’ diving 7-yard catch.

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1:15 p.m.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes needed only 56 seconds to throw his first touchdown pass against Arizona, moving him into a tie with Hall of Famer Len Dawson for the single-season franchise record.

Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill down the sideline for 38 yards on the game’s first play. Then, after an incompletion, Mahomes found Hill again for a 37-yard touchdown reception.

It was the 30th thrown by Mahomes this season. Dawson threw 30 during the 1964 season.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City.

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1:10 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts honored kicker Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s new career scoring leader, with a brief highlight show during pregame introduction before their game against Jacksonville.

Vinatieri received a roaring ovation from the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd when he was announced as the final starter. The 45-year-old waved to the crowd and slapped hands with a group of fans gathered around the American flag on the field.

Vinatieri broke Morten Andersen’s record two weeks ago at Oakland, but the Colts had a bye last week and Sunday marked the first time Indy could celebrate the record-breaking moment on its home turf.

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1 p.m.

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was the last of the Titans defense introduced before kickoff for Tennessee’s game against New England.

Casey took the field carrying an American flag, and first shaking hands with a soldier as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service being held on Veteran’s Day. A soldier accompanied each Titans starter onto the field for a few steps.

Country artist Little Big Town performed the national anthem, which featured a flyover by military helicopters.

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11:30 a.m.

Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.

Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his New England Patriots playing at Tennessee. Both are a little more than 30 behind Peyton Manning’s record of 539.

Brady does have chance to pass Manning on the career touchdowns passing list, including playoffs. Manning has 579, only three more than Brady.

On the other end of the quarterback matchup spectrum Sunday, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets will feature a battle of the backups rather than far more intriguing AFC East showdown of two rookie first-round picks.

Matt Barkley is starting in place of Buffalo’s Josh Allen, who will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained throwing elbow. For New York, Josh McCown is starting in place Sam Darnold, who is sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen.

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Chargers-Raiders Stats

L.A. Chargers 0 10 7 3—20
Oakland 3 0 0 3— 6
First Quarter

Oak_FG Carlson 46, 2:51.

Second Quarter

LAC_FG Badgley 27, 5:47.

LAC_Allen 11 pass from Rivers (Badgley kick), :24.

Third Quarter

LAC_Gordon 66 pass

L.A. Chargers 0 10 7 3—20
Oakland 3 0 0 3— 6
First Quarter

Oak_FG Carlson 46, 2:51.

Second Quarter

LAC_FG Badgley 27, 5:47.

LAC_Allen 11 pass from Rivers (Badgley kick), :24.

Third Quarter

LAC_Gordon 66 pass from Rivers (Badgley kick), 12:32.

Fourth Quarter

Oak_FG Carlson 30, 14:49.

LAC_FG Badgley 41, 7:12.

A_54,750.

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LAC Oak
First downs 16 16
Total Net Yards 335 317
Rushes-yards 26-113 22-114
Passing 222 203
Punt Returns 2-15 3-8
Kickoff Returns 2-41 5-96
Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0
Comp-Att-Int 18-26-1 24-37-0
Sacked-Yards Lost 1-1 4-40
Punts 4-42.8 3-54.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 6-70 6-55
Time of Possession 28:50 31:10

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Los Angeles, Gordon 18-93, Ekeler 3-19, Watt 2-2, Rivers 1-1, M.Williams 1-0, Benjamin 1-(minus 2). Oakland, Martin 15-61, Townsend 1-42, Richard 3-7, Bryant 1-2, Carr 2-2.

PASSING_Los Angeles, Rivers 18-26-1-223. Oakland, Carr 24-37-0-243.

RECEIVING_Los Angeles, Allen 6-57, Gordon 5-72, Ty.Williams 4-46, Green 2-30, Gates 1-18. Oakland, Richard 5-52, Cook 4-52, LaFell 4-47, Roberts 3-39, Martin 3-31, Bryant 3-17, Carrier 1-5, D.Harris 1-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

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Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson out with knee injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Right tackle Lane Johnson is inactive for the Eagles against Dallas on Sunday night.

Johnson, an All-Pro last season, has a strained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Halapoulivaati Vaitai will take his place in the lineup.

Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury and was already ruled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Right tackle Lane Johnson is inactive for the Eagles against Dallas on Sunday night.

Johnson, an All-Pro last season, has a strained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Halapoulivaati Vaitai will take his place in the lineup.

Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury and was already ruled out.

Linebacker Sean Lee is among several injured players sitting out for the Cowboys. Lee has a hamstring injury and is expected to miss several games.

The full list of inactive players:

DALLAS-PHILADELPHIA

Cowboys: Lee, QR Mike White, WR Tavon Austin, LB Joe Thomas, G Connor Williams, DL David Irving, DE Taco Charlton

Eagles: Johnson, Mills, QB Nate Sudfeld, RB Darren Sproles, CB Sidney Jones, S Deiondre’ Hall, OL Matt Pryor

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Falcons flop, lose momentum after ugly 28-16 loss to Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan packed his belongings, left Atlanta's subdued locker room and slowly walked down the corridor toward the team bus, pulling his wheeled luggage.

He and the Falcons may have left their playoff hopes behind.

Their three-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Sunday with a 28-16 loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan packed his belongings, left Atlanta’s subdued locker room and slowly walked down the corridor toward the team bus, pulling his wheeled luggage.

He and the Falcons may have left their playoff hopes behind.

Their three-game winning streak came to a screeching halt Sunday with a 28-16 loss to the Cleveland Browns, who put together one of their best all-around games in years against an Atlanta team that had seemingly turned its season around following a 1-4 start.

But the Falcons (4-5) committed a costly turnover in the second half, gave up a Cleveland-record-breaking 92-yard touchdown run to Georgia native Nick Chubb, and failed to execute on a critical trip to the red zone when the game was still winnable.

Afterward, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn was at a loss to explain his team’s puzzling performance.

“I thought we had made some improvement and some progress, so it’s a setback,” Quinn said. “I like the fight of our guys. I know we’ll come back to fight. When you miss an opportunity, whether it’s a team that people on the outside say you should win or one people think the other way, I go into it and think you can get them all. When you don’t get that done, for sure it stinks.”

It was shocking considering the Falcons were coming off a well-balanced win over Washington last week and had fought their way back into contention in the NFC South.

“It was disappointing,” said Ryan, whose solid stats (38 of 52 for 330 yards and two touchdowns) obscured other offensive issues. “Obviously, you have to give credit to Cleveland. I thought they played really well and made a lot of good plays. We fell short and did not make enough plays when we needed to. We didn’t play up to the standard that we are capable to playing.

“We need to do that as we move forward and get ready for next week. We have got to play better.”

Despite their problems, the Falcons were only down 14-10 at halftime, and with their high-powered offense, a comeback seemed inevitable against the Browns (3-6-1), who had dropped four in a row.

Atlanta got the ball to start the third quarter and got a 23-yard completion from Ryan to Julio Jones on the first play. After an 8-yard loss, Ryan connected on a 4-yard pass to wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who fumbled after a hit by Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie.

Cleveland recovered at Atlanta’s 41 and quickly drove for a touchdown as rookie QB Baker Mayfield hit Duke Johnson for an 11-yard score to give the Browns a 21-10 lead.

Sanu’s fumble had given the momentum right back to the Browns, but while they were shaky, the Falcons still seemed OK when they pinned Cleveland at its 8 after a punt.

The worst was yet to come.

On second down, Chubb found a crease on Atlanta’s right side, cut toward the sideline and outran several Falcons to the end zone on the longest rushing play in Cleveland history — and the longest by any rookie since 1949.

As Chubb raced by, Quinn, Ryan and everyone else dressed in black and red on the Atlanta sideline could only watch helplessly as any thoughts of a comeback completely vanished.

Quinn didn’t want to speculate on what went wrong on the play. Suffice to say, little went right.

Still, the Falcons were hanging around in the fourth quarter when a series of head-scratching plays perhaps best sized up their day.

Atlanta drove to Cleveland’s 6 before a short pass was followed by two runs up the middle that were stopped by the Browns short of the end zone. Then, on fourth down and inches from a TD, Ryan was inexplicably in the shotgun before he threw a pass toward third-string tight end Eric Saubert, who had no chance of making a catch.

Ryan’s choice of targets was peculiar given his other options: Jones, Sanu and tight end Alex Hooper, who caught 10 passes. Even a running play made more sense.

The hard-to-understand performance and loss overshadowed a personal milestone for Jones, who reached 10,000 career yards receiving faster than any player in NFL history.

“It’s always tough when you lose,” said Jones, who had seven catches for 107 yards and one TD. “We can make up stuff here and there, but at the end of the day it’s on us. I’m going to keep saying that we can play better and we can do better, but with opportunities and things like that, we have to do better. That’s it. That’s the bottom line. We just have to get back to work.”

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The Latest: Packers pulling away on sputtering Dolphins

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

6:50 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers are pulling away from the Miami Dolphins.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones have accounted for two touchdowns each. Green Bay broke it open in the third quarter. After Jones scored on a 10-yard run, Green Bay's

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):

6:50 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers are pulling away from the Miami Dolphins.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones have accounted for two touchdowns each. Green Bay broke it open in the third quarter. After Jones scored on a 10-yard run, Green Bay’s Bashaud Breeland picked off Brock Osweiler deep in Miami territory.

Three plays later Aaron Rodgers hit Adams for a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 28-12 lead with 7:24 left. That was the score going into the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins have settled for kicker Jason Sanders hitting four field goals on five drives inside Green Bay’s 30.

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6:40 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is closing in on extending his streak to nine games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher.

Rivers is already just the third player to do that in eight straight games to start a season. Only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, who did it in 13 straight to open the 2011 season, and Tom Brady, 10 straight in 2007, have longer streaks.

Rivers is currently 17 of 25 for 219 yards passing with two TDs and an interception and a 105.2 passer rating with the Chargers up 20-6 on the Oakland Raiders with four minutes remaining.

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6:05 p.m.

Green Bay running back Aaron Jones has 101 yards and a touchdown on eight carries at halftime with the Packers leading the Miami Dolphins 14-9.

It’s the first time that a Green Bay running back has gone over the 100-yard mark this season. Aaron Rodgers also has a touchdown pass to Davante Adams.

The Dolphins have been moving the ball in spite of missing three starting offensive linemen. But they turned the ball over a bad shotgun snap on their first series, and have been held to three field goals.

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5:50 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has become the fourth NFL player to score a touchdown in each of his team’s first 10 games of a season.

Gurley scored on a 17-yard run to put the Ram up 17-14 with under three minutes left in the second quarter against Seattle. His 10-game streak matches former Rams player Elroy ‘Crazylegs’ Hirsch, who did it in 1951.

Baltimore’s Lenny Moore, in 1951, and Buffalo’s O.J. Simpson, in 1975, share the record in having scored in each of their teams’ first 14 games of the season.

The touchdown was Gurley’s league-leading 17th of the season. And he’s scored in 13 consecutive regular-season games since being held out of the end zone in a 32-16 win at Arizona last Dec. 3.

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5:35 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald set a career-high with his 12th sack of the season and second of the game against Seattle’s Russell Wilson.

Donald entered the day second on the NFL list with 10 sacks this season, 11 1/2 behind Minnesota’s Danielle Hunter.

The fifth-year player passed his previous high of 11 sacks set in both 2015 and last season, and increased his career total to 61.

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5:15 p.m.

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has topped 500 yards rushing for a 14th consecutive season to set an NFL record.

Gore entered the game against Green Bay tied with Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, who had topped 500 yards in 13 straight seasons. Gore topped the milestone with a 9-yard run with about 3 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

The 14-year veteran ranks fourth and leads active players with 14,464 yards rushing.

Green Bay leads Miami 14-6 early in the second quarter. For the Packers, running back Aaron Jones has 96 yards on four carries, including a career-long 67-yarder.

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5 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens to move into second place on the career yards-receiving list.

The 15th-year player had six catches for 50 yards to up his total to 15,952 — moving 18 ahead of Owens — in a 26-14 loss at Kansas City.

Jerry Rice holds the record with 22,895 yards.

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4:50 p.m.

The Los Angeles Rams held a moment of silence before their game against Seattle for the 12 victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks last week.

The Rams’ training complex in less than five miles from the Borderline Bar and Grill. The team is donating proceeds from its stadium raffle and a jersey auction to a relief effort, and left tackle Andrew Whitworth has pledged his game check.

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4:45 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers have cashed in on a turnover on the Miami Dolphins’ game-opening drive.

Aaron Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 6:07 left in the first quarter to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead. Running back Aaron Jones accounted for 54 total yards on the drive. The Packers capitalized after Dolphins’ quarterback Brock Osweiler mishandled a shotgun snap that was recovered by Reggie Gilbert at the Green Bay 30.

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4:20 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had very little to show for gaining 501 yards offense in a 16-3 loss to Washington.

The Buccaneers became just the second team since 1940 to top 400 yards and score 3 or fewer points, according to Pro Football Reference. They join the then-St. Louis Rams, who had 424 yards offense in a 24-3 loss to Green Bay in 2011.

Four turnovers, including two interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick, didn’t help. Neither did kicker Chandler Catanzaro missing field-goal attempts from 30 and 48 yards, both wide right.

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3:50 p.m.

The New England Patriots have pulled quarterback Tom Brady while trailing the Titans 34-10 in the fourth quarter.

The Titans sacked Brady a season-high three times, and former New England cornerback Logan Ryan broke up a Brady pass to Julian Edelman on fourth down with 10:48 left to end a Patriots’ scoring threat.

Edelman went to the locker room after that pass was broken up. He is questionable to return with an injured ankle.

Brian Hoyer replaced Brady after Derrick Henry’s 10-yard run out of the wildcat put the Titans up 34-10 with 7:13 left.

The Patriots also were playing without left tackle Trent Brown, who left in the third quarter with an injured back. Tight end Dwayne Allen is questionable to return with an injured knee.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

3:10 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has plenty to talk about now while enjoying his best game of the season.

Three quarters into Buffalo’s game at the New York Jets, McCoy has already topped 100 yards rushing for the first time since gaining 156 on a snow-covered field in a 13-7 overtime win over Indianapolis on Dec. 10.

He has also scored two touchdowns rushing for the first time since scoring twice in a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay on Oct. 22, 2017.

The touchdowns were the first of the season for McCoy. And the come two days after the 10th-year player broke nearly two weeks of silence by telling reporters he was frustrated with his lack of production.

McCoy entered the game with 267 yards rushing this season, and had 103 midway through the third quarter.

McCoy also surpassed 500 career points, and vaulted into 26th place on the career yards rushing list by moving ahead of Marshawn Lynch (10,379), Eddie George (10,441) and Tiki Barber (10,449).

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2:50 p.m.

Cleveland Browns rookie Nick Chubb broke a club record and maybe Atlanta’s back with a 92-yard TD run.

The running back took a handoff at Cleveland’s 8, cut right and avoided a few tacklers before streaking to the end zone to give Cleveland a 28-10 lead midway through the third quarter.

Chubb’s 92-yard run is the longest in team history, topping the 90-yard run by Bobby Mitchell in 1959 against Washington.

It was Chubb’s second touchdown of the game. He also caught a 13-yard pass from Baker Mayfield in the second quarter.

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2:45 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans are following up their big win in Dallas with a strong first half against the Patriots.

Tennessee scored a season-high 28 points to beat the Cowboys on Monday night, and they now lead New England 24-10 at halftime.

The Titans scored a season-high 17 points in the first quarter with touchdown passes by Marcus Mariota on each of their first two possessions. Mariota is 11 of 16 for 152 yards.

The Titans have been getting plenty of pressure on Tom Brady. Former Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan sacked Brady on the final play of the first half, the Titans’ second sack of the first half.

James Develin has run for a TD, and Stephen Gostkowski connected on one of his two 52-yard field goal attempt for New England.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.

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2:40 p.m.

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is donating a game check to the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.

Whitworth will give his check from Los Angeles’ game against Seattle to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victims Fund. The fund was set up to help the families of the 12 people killed by a gunman in Thousand Oaks, the home of the Rams’ training complex.

Whitworth is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal with the Rams. He has played a major role in the Rams’ transformation into an elite NFC team under Sean McVay.

Whitworth, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Michael Brockers and other players are also auctioning off their game jerseys to benefit the victims’ fund and American Red Cross Southern California Wildfire Relief.

Two wildfires are also burning in the same general area of the western Los Angeles suburbs.

2:30 p.m.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has moved ahead of Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season touchdown list with a sensational first half at Cincinnati.

He’s thrown three TD passes as the Saints have raced ahead 35-7, reaching the end zone on all five possessions. Brees has 509 career TD passes, one more than Favre.

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

The Saints have piled up 311 yards, and they have 21 first downs on 40 plays. Brees is 18 of 20 for 214 yards.

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2:15 p.m.

Baker Mayfield enjoyed a perfect half.

Cleveland’s rookie quarterback completed 12 of 12 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against Atlanta. Mayfield connected on a 28-yard TD with Rashard Higgins and threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Nick Chubb.

Mayfield finished the half with a 158.3 quarterback rating, the highest possible score. The Browns did have one interception in the half, but it was thrown by running back Dontrell Hilliard, who attempted to hit a well-covered Mayfield on a trick play.

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2:10 p.m.

Patrick Mahomes has broken the Kansas City Chiefs record for touchdown passes in a season.

The first-year starter threw his 31st of the season — and second of the game to Tyreek Hill — to pass Len Dawson. The Hall of Famer threw 30 in 1964.

The record-setter came on third-and-goal from the Arizona 14. Hill celebrated by leaping into the stands, just as he did on his first TD catch, then playing with the TV cameras.

That last bit earned Hill an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City

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2 p.m.

Atlanta receiver Julio Jones has reached 10,000 yards receiving faster than any player in NFL history.

Jones reached the plateau in his 104th career game, catching a 30-yard pass in the second quarter from Matt Ryan. Calvin Johnson held the previous mark, getting to 10,000 yards in his 115th game. Torry Holt and Antonio Brown got there in 116 games.

Jones caught a short pass over the middle and broke a couple tackles on his first reception of the game. He came in with 933 yards receiving this season.

Moments later, Jones caught a 1-yard TD pass from Ryan to give the Falcons a 10-7 lead.

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1:50 p.m.

The Buffalo Bills have scored twice in the first quarter against the New York Jets to match their combined total from their previous four games.

LeSean McCoy opened the scoring with a 28-yard run, 5 more than he totaled in his previous two games. And then tight end Jason Croom recovered teammate Zay Jones’ fumble in the end zone to put the Bills ahead 14-0.

Buffalo’s 14 points are the most they’ve scored in seven games, since a 27-6 victory at Minnesota on Sept. 23. And the Bills are doing this with Matt Barkley making his debut at quarterback less than two weeks after signing with Buffalo.

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1:40 p.m.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has thrown two touchdown passes against Cincinnati to up his regular-season total to 508 and match Brett Favre for second on the NFL career list.

Brees first TD was a 7-yarder to Michael Thomas midway through the first quarter. Mark Ingram II then turned a screen pass into a 28-yard touchdown

Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.

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1:25 p.m.

Six teams reached the end zone on the opening possession of their games Sunday to get Week 10 off to a high-scoring start.

Kansas City, which lost the coin toss for the first time all season, went 75 yards in 56 seconds. Three plays were needed, with Patrick Mahomes connecting with Tyreek Hill for 38 yards, then for a 37-yard touchdown.

Tennessee’s Darius Jennings returned the opening kickoff 58 yards, then the Titans needed seven plays to go 40 yards, capped by Marcus Mariota 4-yard TD pass to Jonnu Smith against New England.

Chicago’s Tarik Cohen had a 3-yard TD run to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive vs. Detroit. But Cody Parkey missed the extra point.

Indianapolis covered 75 yards in seven plays and Andrew Luck found Eric Ebron for a 53-yard scoring pass against Jacksonville.

Buffalo used a mere two plays against the Jets, with newcomer Matt Barkley throwing 47 yards to Robert Foster before LeSean McCoy broke from a lengthy slump for his first touchdown this season, on a 28-yard run.

And Drew Brees threw his 507th career touchdown pass, leaving him one behind Brett Favre for second place on the career list, capping a 15-play, 75-yard drive that consumed 8 minutes, 30 seconds. It ended with Michael Thomas’ diving 7-yard catch.

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1:15 p.m.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes needed only 56 seconds to throw his first touchdown pass against Arizona, moving him into a tie with Hall of Famer Len Dawson for the single-season franchise record.

Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill down the sideline for 38 yards on the game’s first play. Then, after an incompletion, Mahomes found Hill again for a 37-yard touchdown reception.

It was the 30th thrown by Mahomes this season. Dawson threw 30 during the 1964 season.

— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City.

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1:10 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts honored kicker Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s new career scoring leader, with a brief highlight show during pregame introduction before their game against Jacksonville.

Vinatieri received a roaring ovation from the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd when he was announced as the final starter. The 45-year-old waved to the crowd and slapped hands with a group of fans gathered around the American flag on the field.

Vinatieri broke Morten Andersen’s record two weeks ago at Oakland, but the Colts had a bye last week and Sunday marked the first time Indy could celebrate the record-breaking moment on its home turf.

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1 p.m.

Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was the last of the Titans defense introduced before kickoff for Tennessee’s game against New England.

Casey took the field carrying an American flag, and first shaking hands with a soldier as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service being held on Veteran’s Day. A soldier accompanied each Titans starter onto the field for a few steps.

Country artist Little Big Town performed the national anthem, which featured a flyover by military helicopters.

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11:30 a.m.

Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.

Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his New England Patriots playing at Tennessee. Both are a little more than 30 behind Peyton Manning’s record of 539.

Brady does have chance to pass Manning on the career touchdowns passing list, including playoffs. Manning has 579, only three more than Brady.

On the other end of the quarterback matchup spectrum Sunday, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets will feature a battle of the backups rather than far more intriguing AFC East showdown of two rookie first-round picks.

Matt Barkley is starting in place of Buffalo’s Josh Allen, who will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained throwing elbow. For New York, Josh McCown is starting in place Sam Darnold, who is sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen.

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