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  • Jaguars credit improving defense for 1st win

    Yesterday

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars call it the "Sweet Six." It's a list of goals coach Gus Bradley has established for his defense: stop the run, affect the quarterback, limit third-down conversions, force field goals in the red zone, avoid explosive plays and create...

  • Rams release WR Austin Pettis

    Yesterday

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have released wide receiver Austin Pettis, citing roster concerns elsewhere. Pettis was inactive for Sunday's victory over the Seattle Seahawks. He caught 12 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown this season. He made 11 starts in four seasons with...

  • 49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

    Yesterday

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the injury is similar to what nose...

  • First-place Ravens impress on both sides of ball

    Yesterday

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — One week after ringing up 38 points in the first half at Tampa Bay, the Baltimore Ravens took a shutout deep into the fourth quarter against Atlanta. Offense, defense, special teams — at this point, it appears as if the first-place Ravens can rely on any of...

  • Giants head into bye on 2-game losing streak

    Yesterday

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has a message for anyone ready to give up on the New York Giants as they head into a bye week off disappointing losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. It's simple: Don't write off the Giants (3-4)....

  • Garrett shuns contract talk with hot Dallas start

    Yesterday

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Dallas is already watching the price go up for receiver Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray, the first running back in NFL history to start a season with seven straight...

  • Bills running back Spiller out indefinitely

    Yesterday

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely — and could miss the rest of the season — after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred...

  • Chiefs show resiliency in win over San Diego

    Yesterday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were such a mess in their season opener against Tennessee that they were quickly written off, their dramatic turnaround last season considered a fluke. Turns out that conclusion was premature. After steadily improving over the first few...

  • Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins

    Yesterday

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night. If he's not, Colt McCoy — rather than Kirk Cousins — will be Washington's quarterback. "Robert has to, first of all, be honest with...

  • Harvin not 'perfect,' happy for chance with Jets

    Yesterday

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Percy Harvin has been called lots of things during his NFL career. Talented but injury prone. Explosive on the field and combustible off. A playmaker but a troublemaker. The New York Jets' newest wide receiver doesn't deny he has had some issues. But he also...

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