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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown had a stellar debut with the New England Patriots. Whether he will have an opportunity for a repeat performance this week will be up to the NFL. Brown led the Patriots with four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown during New England’s 43-0 win over of the Miami …

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — What Aaron Jones did on Sunday is exactly what coach Matt LaFleur envisioned for the running game when he took over the reins of the Packers in January. Jones had 116 yards and a touchdown on a career-high 23 carries in Green Bay’s 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings. “He …

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills coach Sean McDermott pointed to an incompletion, of all things, as a sign of quarterback Josh Allen’s continuing development entering his second season. Rather than force a pass into coverage and risk a turnover with the Bills already in field-goal position, Allen earned McDermott’s praise for throwing the ball …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has requested a trade following his sideline argument with coach Doug Marrone. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Monday because neither Ramsey nor the team had made the request public. Ramsey’s agent, David …

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have been 0-2 before. They’ve struggled on offense before. They’ve had issues on defense before. They’ve been blown out by the Patriots before. They’ve lost close games at home before. Yet for the last 15 years, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has served as the steadying force. The voice that cuts …

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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Near the end of an already flawed performance, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings were in prime position to pull ahead of the Green Bay Packers and make all the cringe-worthy plays that came before moot. Then Cousins made the mistake of all mistakes, a rookie-like decision to throw off balance …

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich still wants Adam Vinatieri to be his kicker. For now, he is. The NFL’s career scoring leader left the team complex Monday afternoon without speaking to reporters, though he promised a day earlier he would take as speculation swirled that the 46-year-old might retire. “In a …

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MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins had forced a punt for once, and Jakeem Grant was about to field the kick when teammate Johnson Bademosi ran into him and sent him sprawling, so the ball was downed at the 8-yard line. This team literally cannot get out of its own way. The Dolphins are 0-2 …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Missing three of their top five receivers, the Philadelphia Eagles were simply undermanned against the Atlanta Falcons. Carson Wentz almost led them to victory, anyway. Wentz overcame early struggles and a couple poor throws, absorbed several hits and watched a perfectly thrown pass slip through Nelson Agholor’s fingers instead of going for …

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EASY RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coach Pat Shurmur has refused to say whether two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning will continue to start at quarterback for the winless New York Giants. Shurmur said his coaching staff will be discussing all areas after the Giants fell to 0-2, losing their home opener 28-14 to the Buffalo …

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