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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws the ball away as San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa tries to tackle him during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
October 07, 2019 - 10:47 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns punted on their first series. It was one of the few things that Freddie Kitchens' team did right all night. In a game where Kitchens and offensive coordinator Todd Monken pulled out all the stops, trying gimmick plays and a little trickery, the Browns...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches the game against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants defeated the Redskins 24-3. Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 07, 2019 - 11:52 am
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Owner Dan Snyder and President Bruce Allen summoned coach Jay Gruden to the Washington Redskins' facility before dawn Monday to tell him he was being fired. "It was a brief conversation," Allen said. Now comes a longer conversation about the status of the floundering franchise...
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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches play against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 07, 2019 - 4:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Gruden has been fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins after an 0-5 start to his sixth season. The team announced the move Monday and said offensive line coach Bill Callahan would replace Gruden on an interim basis. Owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen...
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October 07, 2019 - 12:47 am
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — A former Buffalo Bills player is accused of pulling a gun on teens who were pranking homes in his Tennessee neighborhood. News outlets report 43-year-old Jimmy Robinson Jr. was arrested last week and charged with aggravated assault. Mt. Juliet police Lt. Tyler Chandler says...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Jabaal Sheard (93) and defensive end Kemoko Turay (57) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
October 06, 2019 - 11:52 pm
The NFL is down to two unbeaten teams. Kansas City failed to do much on either side of the ball in a 19-13 home loss to Indianapolis on Sunday night, leaving New England (5-0) and San Francisco (3-0) as the league's only teams without a setback. The 49ers host Cleveland on Monday night. The Chiefs...
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn, right, celebrates his touchdown reception with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
October 06, 2019 - 11:43 pm
The NFL's biggest trend so far in 2019 is, well, setting trends. In its 100th season, highlighted by all sorts of celebrations and honor what has become the nation's most popular sport, those trends tend to skew toward the negative side. Because this is supposed to be an uplifting season, it's...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) is helped from the field after he was injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 06, 2019 - 6:20 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph left the game against Baltimore after suffering a concussion following a hit to the chin by Ravens safety Earl Thomas in the third quarter on Sunday. Trailing 17-13 and facing third-and-11 at the Pittsburgh 12 midway through the third quarter, Rudolph...
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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones (33) reaches the end zone for a touchdown in front of Dallas Cowboys' Byron Jones, rear, during the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
October 06, 2019 - 3:59 pm
The Latest on NFL Week 5 (all times EDT) 6:55 p.m. Green Bay running back Aaron Jones keeps building on a career day at the Dallas Cowboys. Jones has four touchdowns rushing, already two more than his career high with time remaining in the third quarter, to help the Packers build a 31-3 lead. The...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) throws in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 06, 2019 - 11:10 am
The Latest on NFL Week 5 (all times EDT) 2:05 p.m. The Saints have ended a streak of 13 possessions without a touchdown and taken a 10-7 lead over Tampa Bay in the process. Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, starting his third straight game for the injured Drew Brees, found Michael Thomas for a...
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Chicago Bears' outside linebacker Khalil Mack, 52, walks off the field after an NFL training session at the Allianz Park stadium in London, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Chicago Bears are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 06, 2019 - 9:59 am
Khalil Mack went all the way to Europe for a chance to sack his former teammate Derek Carr as the NFL kicks off the first of four games in London. Mack and the Bears (3-1) enter Week 5 tied for first in the NFC South while the Raiders (2-2) are tied for second in the AFC West. Mack faces the...
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