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Minnesota Vikings fan Ryan Weche, of Boston, seated at left, and Detroit Lions fans Andrew DeHaan and his wife, Stephanie DeHann, of Detroit, react to a call in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Detroit. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
October 21, 2019 - 1:07 pm
It was a fitting form of protest, given the circus that NFL officiating has become, game after game, week after week: A trio of spectators wore clown makeup and black-and-white striped jerseys in the stands at the Detroit Lions' home game against the Minnesota Vikings. Other fans who wore officials...
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) scores a touchdown on an 11-yard run against the Los Angeles Chargers in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
October 20, 2019 - 10:27 pm
The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 10:15 p.m. Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys has added to his record as the only kicker in NFL history with multiple field goals of at least 62 yards. Maher nailed a 63-yarder on the final play of the first half to give the Cowboys a 27-7 lead over...
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates his touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
October 20, 2019 - 11:37 am
The muddled AFC South could find some clarity in Week 7. Surging Houston is in Indianapolis to face the Colts, the key matchup during the early slate on Sunday. Jacksonville begins the post-Jalen Ramsey era when it travels to winless Cincinnati while Tennessee will have a new look at quarterback...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Moore (8) throws as Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson (22) pursues during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
October 19, 2019 - 6:33 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Moore spent his spring as a scouting assistant with the Miami Dolphins, and he spent most of the summer gearing up for a season as an assistant high school football coach. He'll be spending his fall trying to keep the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl hunt. The...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) lies on the field after being injured against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 18, 2019 - 6:43 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes escaped significant ligament damage when he dislocated his right kneecap and there is optimism the reigning NFL MVP could be back on the field in about a month. Mahomes had an MRI exam Friday that showed the ligaments were intact, a person...
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FILE - This is a 2019, file photo, shows Kelechi Osemele of the New York Jets NFL football team. Osemele says he needs season-ending shoulder surgery and is waiting for the team to authorize the procedure. Osemele said Friday, OCt. 18, 2019, that the team doctor and an outside doctor have both recommended the surgery. But a person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press both doctors determined it is actually a pre-existing injury and cleared Osemele to play through the injury and not have the surgery until after the season. (AP Photo/File)
October 18, 2019 - 5:59 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kelechi Osemele and the New York Jets are locked up in a surgery standoff. The left guard says he needs a season-ending operation on his shoulder and is waiting for the team to authorize the procedure. The team, however, wants him on the field. Osemele said Friday the team...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey walks to the field for an NFL football practice in Jacksonville, Fla. Ramsey is expected to return to practice two days after seeing a back specialist. The Jaguars host New Orleans on Sunday, Oct. 13. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
October 18, 2019 - 4:34 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams expect cornerback Jalen Ramsey to play on Sunday in Atlanta. Ramsey went through a second full practice with the Rams on Friday, three days after Los Angeles acquired the former All-Pro cornerback in a trade with Jacksonville. Coach Sean McVay says...
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In this July 13, 2019, photo, Minnesota United fans chant and hold cup scarves in anticipation of the start of the MLS team's soccer match against FC Dallas in St. Paul, Minn. The first season for Minnesota United at Allianz Field has been a sold-out success. As the Loons prepare for their first MLS playoff game, they'll have their raucous supporters section behind them to help. (Alex Kormann./Star Tribune via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota United takes the field for the franchise's first match in the MLS playoffs, the Loons will have a stadium full of fired-up fans behind them. If the home team wins, the scene at Allianz Field will briefly become a 19,400-person karaoke bar with the patrons...
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Los Angeles Rams free safety Eric Weddle (32) takes a defensive position during an NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Seahawks defeated the Rams 30-29. (Margaret Bowles via AP)
October 18, 2019 - 12:24 am
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Thanks to two injures and a couple of major trades, the Los Angeles Rams will be without three regular starters in their secondary this weekend in Atlanta. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips realizes that's not the ideal way to face Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Matt Ryan...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, left, celebrates with Le'Veon Bell after Bell scored a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 14, 2019 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's presence alone gave the New York Jets an immediate lift. From the loud ovation the second-year quarterback received during pregame introductions to the smiles on the sideline, the impact of his return was clear. Then, he took the field. "Him coming back gave the team,...
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