CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns rookie running back Jerome Ford was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after injuring his ankle in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
A fifth-round pick from Cincinnati, Ford has been returning kickoffs for the Browns (2-2), who lost return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr.
1900 — Britain’s Harry Vardon wins the U.S. Open golf title, beating J.H. Taylor with a 313 total at the Chicago Golf Club.
1985 — Eddie Robinson becomes college football’s winningest coach as Grambling beats Prairie View A&M 27-7.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner delivered one of the biggest hits on a person who got onto the field.
The Rams linebacker flattened the protester who ran on the field with a device emitting pink smoke late in the second quarter of Los Angeles' game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.
What happened in Tampa was the last thing the NFL, its players and its fanbase needed three days after Tua Tagovailoa's horrifying head injury called into question the league's commitment to curbing concussions.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams efficiently moved the ball down the field on the opening drive before a sack stalled them and led to a field goal.
That set the tone for the night for the Rams, who struggled to move the ball consistently and failed to finish off the few drives when they did.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A dominant defense and Deebo Samuel.
The formula that has been so successful for the San Francisco 49ers against the Los Angeles Rams delivered another convincing win.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields dropped back on the first play of Chicago's second possession and unleashed a perfect throw downfield that a lunging Darnell Mooney hauled in for a 56-yard gain.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Oakland's last-ditch effort to revive an antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League over the Raiders' move to Las Vegas in 2020.
The city had been seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in its claim that the league violated federal antitrust law by acting like a “cartel” that sent the Raiders away when Oakland refused to meet the NFL's “increasingly exorbitant” demand for public money to build a new stadium.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos standout running back Javonte Williams is out for the year after tearing his right ACL in Denver's 32-23 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, and pass rusher Randy Gregory needs knee surgery and will miss multiple weeks.
Any concerns about how Justin Herbert might continue to look while dealing with a rib injury likely disappeared after he led the Los Angeles Chargers to a 34-24 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — First-year New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen isn't ready to commit to starting Jameis Winston or Andy Dalton at quarterback for his increasingly desperate team's next game.
“The first thing we need to do is find out where Jameis is health-wise before we make any decisions,” Allen said Monday, after the Saints (1-3) returned from England on a three-game skid.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Geno Smith is cooking and the Seattle Seahawks defense is getting cooked.
That’s probably an oversimplification of all that’s happening with the Seahawks right now, but it’s the easiest way to describe Seattle after it improved to 2-2 with Sunday’s wild 48-45 win over Detroit.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have had chances to win every game they've played, but they've yet to put together a complete performance.
It adds up to them being the NFL's only winless team.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The upside for the Minnesota Vikings is clear: They've finished the first quarter of their first season under new head coach Kevin O'Connell by managing to build a firm foundation with a 3-1 record.
Jim Leonhard would have preferred much different circumstances, but the former Wisconsin safety and NFL veteran has been given the opportunity to lead his alma mater’s football program.
Ron Rivera is quick to point out Carson Wentz led the NFL in passing earlier this season when Washington’s starting quarterback had a clean pocket to throw from.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — So much for the Buffalo Bills’ recent struggles in close games.
Facing a 17-point deficit against the Baltimore Ravens, the Bills showed why they deserve to be considered one of the AFC favorites with how they rallied for a 23-30 victory on Sunday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur is relying on his NFL overseas experience as his team prepares to play the first international game in franchise history.
After edging the New England Patriots 27-24 in overtime on Sunday, the Packers (3-1) began getting ready to play the New York Giants (3-1) at London's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are about to see how good their ground game is without Cordarrelle Patterson.
A day after outrushing Cleveland in a 23-20 home victory, the Falcons (2-2) placed Patterson, their leading rusher, on injured reserve following minor knee surgery.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defensive tackle Arik Armstead is back in the lineup for the San Francisco 49ers after missing one game with a foot injury.
Armstead was active for Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Rams after being listed as questionable.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The standings say the Arizona Cardinals are an average team with a 2-2 record.
That's pretty much how defensive lineman Zach Allen would rate the season's first four weeks.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are off to their best start since 2011, and there's no need to tell the team to stay focused.
While the 3-1 record is welcome with a new coach, Brian Daboll's team has injury concerns galore, starting at quarterback.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Melvin Gordon's butterfingers have become a hazard for the Denver Broncos, especially with Javonte Williams' season-ending knee injury and Mike Boone's problems picking up the blitz and holding onto passes.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Todd Bowles said tight end Cameron Brate experienced delayed symptoms of a concussion after initially complaining about shoulder discomfort following a collision with a teammate during the first half of the Buccaneers’ 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh is standing firmly by his decision to go for it on a late fourth down last weekend.
“It's easy to make a safe decision that just puts it on the players,” the Baltimore coach said Monday.
There were moments in the first three quarters Sunday when Zach Wilson showed flashes of the playmaker the New York Jets thought they were getting when they drafted him No. 2 overall last year.
There were other times when the second-year quarterback — making his season debut after being sidelined by a knee injury — still very much appeared to be a work in progress.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Defensive back Jimmy Smith announced his retirement Monday after 11 years with the Baltimore Ravens.
Smith said late last season that if he was going to continue playing, he wanted it to be for the Ravens.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Lindley, San Diego State's all-time passing leader, was hired Monday as quarterbacks coach at his alma mater, two days after offensive coordinator Jeff Hecklinski was fired.
Lindley had been a defensive analyst at Mississippi State the last two seasons.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There was nothing wrong with Tampa Bay’s passing attack that the return of some of Tom Brady’s top playmakers didn’t fix.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion threw for 385 yards and three touchdowns without an interception in Sunday night’s 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell says there's a recurring theme for his team's defensive struggles this season.
“We have a guy that doesn’t do the right thing and then the guy who knows what to do is trying to overcompensate for it, then that’s costing him a step on his job and then this guy’s trying to cover for him,” Campbell said Monday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots spent their offseason trying to improve the personnel around quarterback Mac Jones, and then used the preseason to tweak their offense to best utilize the players they added.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels wanted to establish a physical tone early after three straight losses to open the season.
He opted to take the ball after winning the coin toss and put the game in Josh Jacobs' hands.
Brian Robinson Jr. has been cleared to practice with the Washington Commanders just over five weeks since being shot in an attempted robbery, and there's a chance he plays as soon as this weekend.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate sat out the second half of Sunday night’s 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a concussion after earlier colliding with a teammate and being allowed to re-enter the game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have clawed their way back to .500 after an 0-2 start.
Thanks to playing in the AFC South, the two-time division champs no longer are sitting on the bottom looking up.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Frank Reich continues to insist Indianapolis needs to be a run-first team.
His approach generally worked during his first four seasons. Now, though, everything seems to be out of sync.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's car crash triggered another week of distractions for the Browns, leading to a familiar frustrating finish on Sunday.
They're their own worst enemy.
Cleveland's inability to score in the red zone and a costly defensive breakdown — a problem in the first two games — from a unit missing Garrett and two other starters, contributed to a 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Baker Mayfield will remain the Carolina Panthers' starting quarterback for next Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers despite yet another poor performance that ended with him getting booed by the home crowd at Bank of America Stadium, third-year coach Matt Rhule said Monday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A spectator at Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets died following a fall on an escalator at Acrisure Stadium.
The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified him Monday as 27-year-old Dalton Ryan Keane of Monaca.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One week after Kansas City could do little right in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs could seemingly do no wrong in a 41-31 blowout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Take a look at all the players getting credit this season for the Philadelphia Eagles' undefeated start — from offensive standouts Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown to defensive stalwarts Darius Slay and Brandon Graham — and it's easy to see why running back Miles Sanders was overlooked.
Mississippi's largest public corruption case, in which tens of millions of dollars earmarked for needy families was misspent, involves a number of sports figures with ties to the state — including NFL royalty Brett Favre and a famous former pro wrestler.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence has never played like he did at Philadelphia on Sunday.
Not in the NFL. Not in college. Not in high school. Not in a backyard pickup game. Not ever.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at the New York Jets.
Tagovailoa, who suffered a concussion last Thursday at Cincinnati when he took a scary sack from Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou, was stretchered off the field and immediately taken to the hospital.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are in no rush to get Dak Prescott back at quarterback, thanks to Cooper Rush.
A trip to Los Angeles to face the defending Super Bowl champion Rams on Sunday seemed a good plan for Prescott's return when the prognosis improved from as many as eight weeks to as few as four.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons must find a new starting running back after placing Cordarrelle Patterson on injured reserve on Monday with a knee injury.
Coach Arthur Smith said Patterson had a minor knee procedure.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin tried to keep the moment at bay as long as he could.
Mitch Trubisky did too while gamely — if futilely — enduring what quickly became a weekly referendum on his ability to hang onto the starting quarterback job in Pittsburgh during a slow start.
High-profile quarterbacks on new teams had a rough week.
Russell Wilson finally got Denver’s offense moving, but the Broncos lost to Las Vegas 32-23.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had all the answers for solving Tampa Bay's stingy defense, winning his latest matchup against Tom Brady in the stadium where the seven-time Super Bowl winner dealt him one of his most disappointing losses.