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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette apologized Tuesday for violating a team rule that prompted coach Doug Marrone to make him inactive against Cincinnati. Fournette also offered some insight into what may have been a reason for his benching. The rookie vowed to be on time for Jacksonville’s next game Sunday …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) — Eli Manning is not ready to sit just yet. A day after New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo floated the idea that he would consider using some young players, and no position was being excluded, the two-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player said that he definitely wants to keep …

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) After a season of shifting personnel, either due to injuries or ineffectiveness, the offensive line is finally solidifying for the Arizona Cardinals. Just in time to plow the way for Adrian Peterson. The Cardinals will have the same players on the line for the fourth straight game when they line up to …

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have improved their chances of winning a division title for the first time since 1993. Detroit won 30-17 at Green Bay on Monday night and is the only NFC North team without a loss in division play. Lions coach Jim Caldwell, though, refused to bask in the relative …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning is not ready to sit just yet. A day after New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo floated the idea that he would consider using some young players, and no position was being excluded, the two-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player said that he definitely wants to keep playing. Manning …

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DENVER (AP) Of the half dozen first-year NFL head coaches, Vance Joseph inherited what was widely considered the best situation: a team just one year removed from a Super Bowl parade with a championship-caliber defense and a renovated offense. Unlike the other five teams that averaged 4.4 wins last season, Denver was coming off a …

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Former Indianapolis Colts defensive star and current assistant coach Robert Mathis has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person. The misdemeanor charge was filed Tuesday in Hamilton Superior Court. Police in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel say the 36-year-old Mathis was arrested early Oct. 24 after driving the …

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NEW YORK (AP) Halfway through the NFL season, some familiar teams have been playing especially well. The dominating Philadelphia Eagles. AFC powerhouses the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. And Carson Wentz and his high-flying Eagles remained on top in the latest AP Pro 32 poll . Philadelphia received all 12 first-place votes …

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Colin Cowherd continues to be impressed with the Los Angeles Rams. On Tuesday, during his weekly NFL rankings on ‘The Herd’, Cowherd said Sean McVay should, deservingly, get most of the credit for the Rams’ 6-2 mark in 2017. Cowherd has this to say about his fourth-ranked Rams: They’re the only NFC team to allow a …

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