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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn wants to make sure his players receive credit for ending the Atlanta Falcons‘ six-game losing streak. The coach suspects too much attention was paid to changes on his staff. Whatever the reason for Atlanta’s surprising 26-9 victory over NFC South-leading New Orleans on Sunday, the next challenge for …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jordan Matthews was so excited to return to the Philadelphia Eagles again that he picked up his young son and ran around the house. “I was like a kid in a candy store,” Matthews said Monday. “It was like getting drafted all over again. I was just so happy. I picked up …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans get to rest now after clawing their way back to .500, salvaging a 2-4 start by winning three of their last four. “We got a good bye week, timely bye week for us to rest up, get healthy, improve …,” Titans cornerback Logan Ryan said Monday. “Get our …

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Star tight end George Kittle will miss the San Francisco 49ers game against the Seattle Seahawks with injuries to his knee and ankle. Kittle is listed as inactive Monday night after San Francisco activated tight end Garrett Celek from the physically unable to perform list earlier in the day. Kittle …

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has followed an encouraging three-game winning streak with its current three-game losing streak. Now optimism has given way to frustration as the Cardinals‘ rebuild has hit a bit of a snag. Arizona’s latest setback — a 30-27 road loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — might be its most maddening. …

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After 10 games, the New York Giants‘ 2019 season is pretty much over. Look at the NFC standings. The Giants are 2-8 heading into the bye week and riding a six-game losing streak after a 34-27 defeat to the rival Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Their only hope of …

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball left Jared Goff’s hands and fluttered to the ground. And for a split second, everyone around Minkah Fitzpatrick eased up . Not Fitzpatrick. Easing up isn’t really his thing. Instinctively, the Pittsburgh Steelers safety at the epicenter of his team’s remarkable turnaround reached down, picked it up and took off. …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Browns finally reached the end zone after so many embarrassing, empty trips inside the red zone, they also re-discovered Rashard Higgins, their mysteriously lost wide receiver. Perversely perfect. This strange, unpredictable season had another weird moment. Desperate for a win, the Browns found a way and ended a four-game skid …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The past few offseasons, Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub has been floated as a potential head coaching candidate, perhaps following in the footsteps of Andy Reid protege John Harbaugh. The reason is simple: His teams have nearly always been exceptional. On Sunday, they were downright dreadful. During a calamitous …

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I’m still reeling from Sunday’s scores … what a day in the NFL. For starters: 10 of 12 games were decided by one score or fewer … and one of the two blowouts was the Saints (7-1) going down at home to the bottom of the barrel Falcons (1-7). You had the Browns (2-6) beating the Bills (6-2), …

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