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Titans settle for too many field goals in loss to Bengals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are not among the NFL's highest-scoring teams. Thanks to two-time NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry, they have been one of the league's best scoring touchdowns inside the red zone. Until Sunday. The Titans snapped a two-game winning streak with a ...

Broncos’ league-worst scoring offense has another dud

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' offense is stuck in mud — and it appears no one is coming to help pull it out. Russell Wilson turned in yet another lackluster performance on Sunday, managing just one late touchdown pass in a 23-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Broncos fell ...

Herbert rallies Chargers to 25-24 win over Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley knew he was going for the winning 2-point conversion a few minutes before it actually happened, so when the moment arrived, there was no hesitation and no looking at his playbook. The result was even better than he ...

Chiefs slog their way past beat-up Rams for 26-10 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid lamented more problems with the Kansas City Chiefs punt return unit. JuJu Smith-Schuster regretted their many failures in the red zone. Patrick Mahomes bemoaned "the one dumb play I make every game." So much for celebrating a 26-10 victory Sunday over the ...

Jacobs caps huge day with TD in OT, Raiders beat Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) — Once Josh Jacobs slipped past the last line of Seattle's defense, all that was in front of him was open field and a place among the greatest single-game performances in NFL history. Jacobs sprinted 86 yards for a game-ending touchdown and the Las Vegas Raiders won in overtime ...

Kamara’s fumbles lead to Saints 1st shutout loss in 21 years

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Alvin Kamara took a handoff on the fourth play of the game and had it punched out of his grasp for a lost fumble. With Kamara fighting for the end zone as New Orleans tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter, he lost the ball again. On a day when the Saints ...

Aaron Rodgers injures ribs in Packers’ loss to Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Rodgers kept bending, wincing, the Green Bay star and reigning NFL MVP openly in pain. Rodgers was forced out by injuries in a loss to the Eagles. He's not ready to wave the white flag on the season. "As long as we are mathematically alive, I'd like to be out ...

Bills defense looks to adjust in Miller’s absence

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Von Miller has led the way for the injury-filled Buffalo Bills defense this season. With Miller out indefinitely with a knee injury, his teammates are looking to repay the favor. "We've got to hold together," defensive tackle Ed Oliver said. "Von did the same thing ...

Durant, Seth Curry help Nets pull away, beat Blazers 111-94

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Seth Curry added a season-high 29 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-94 on Sunday. Curry was 7 for 10 on 3-pointers and had his highest point total with the Nets and the most by a Brooklyn reserve this ...

Bears fizzle on offense with Fields out, Siemian in vs. Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Justin Fields was ruled out and Trevor Siemian was prepared to step in as the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. Until something went wrong early in warmups. Siemian strained his oblique before the Bears' 31-10 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. And then ...

Morant has triple-double, Grizzlies hold on to edge Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — After Ja Morant's triple-double at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, his father asked for his jersey. One problem: The Grizzlies star planned to give it to Knicks veteran Derrick Rose. "Honestly it was crazy, (because) it was the first time he ever asked for my jersey ...

Jags edge Ravens 28-27 on 2-pointer, Tucker’s 67-yard miss

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marvin Jones' shin-dragging touchdown catch will go down as one of the more memorable plays in Jacksonville Jaguars history. Zay Jones' 2-point conversion could be up there, too. Trevor Lawrence connected with the Joneses on back-to-back plays in the waning seconds ...

Siegrist hits 2,000, No. 23 Villanova win top USF 72-50

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Maddy Siegrist scored 25 points to surpass 2,000 for her career and No. 23 Villanova used a hot start to roll to a 72-50 win over South Florida in the third-place game at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Sunday. Siegrist scored 13 points in the first half and 10 in the third ...

Texans sticking with Kyle Allen despite ugly loss to Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Houston coach Lovie Smith dodged questions last week about who would be the Texans' starting quarterback moving forward. He shut the speculation down quickly Sunday. He's sticking with Kyle Allen, even after Allen struggled in an ugly 30-15 loss to the Miami ...

Brady, Bucs can’t close out Browns, lose 23-17 in overtime

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seconds from a third straight win, added momentum and a little breathing room atop the below-average NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers folded. Tom Brady didn't bail them out this time. The Bucs gave up a 12-yard touchdown pass with 32 seconds left in regulation, struggled ...

Lamar Jackson blasts fan on Twitter after Ravens stumble

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Lamar Jackson didn't seem to handle losing to Jacksonville very well. He certainly didn't want anyone blaming him for Baltimore's 28-27 setback to the Jaguars that ended with Justin Tucker missing a 67-yard field goal. Jackson blasted a fan on Twitter for suggesting ...

Bam Adebayo has 32 points, Heat rally to beat Hawks 106-98

ATLANTA (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 14 of his 32 points in the third quarter, Caleb Martin added 20 points and the Miami Heat snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a 106-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. Tyler Herro had 11 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds and Max ...

Milton, Harris lead 76ers’ rout of Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shake Milton had 29 points and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers routed the Orlando Magic 133-103 on Sunday night. Tobias Harris added 25 points for Philadelphia, which also beat the Magic 107-99 on Friday night. Danuel House Jr. scored 19 points, and fellow ...

Walker double-double powers Nebraska past Florida St., 75-58

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Derrick Walker put up a double-double and Nebraska pulled away from Florida State in the second half to win the seventh-place game of the ESPN Events Invitational on Sunday night, posting a 75-58 victory. Walker converted 10 of his 12 field-goal attempts and scored 20 ...

Analysis: Aggressive coaching paid off Sunday in NFL

With the ball in Tom Brady's hands, Todd Bowles played it safe and lost. Doug Pederson and Brandon Staley went for broke and celebrated wins. Aggressive coaching paid off Sunday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 23-17 at Cleveland in overtime in a game that Brady had a chance to win in ...