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UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

NFL capsules: Deshaun Watson outduels Patrick Mahomes, leads Texans past Chiefs

Deshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes in a matchup of former first-round picks and leading the Houston …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

49ers throttle Rams’ once-elite offense on Sean McVay’s ‘humbling day’

The Los Angeles Rams dazzled the NFL with inventive, exciting offensive football during their first two seasons under coach Sean McVay. Six games after being embarrassed in the Super Bowl, …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Seahawks made the most out of the good fortune that came their way

The Seahawks did not improve to 5-1 Sunday because of their opponent’s generosity. They weren’t given that 32-28 win — they stole it in cold blood.


Russell Wilson off to sensational start, Seahawks hit road against Browns

Always underrated, often overlooked and rarely mentioned in any conversations about who is the NFL’s best quarterback, Russell Wilson is outplaying every one of his contemporaries.


Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley ruled out for showdown with 49ers

Rams running back Todd Gurley won’t play in Los Angeles’ divisional meeting unbeaten San Francisco 49ers because of bruised left thigh.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, noon

Luke Falk waived by New York Jets after Sam Darnold cleared to play

Luke Falk’s time as a starting quarterback in the NFL ended earlier this week when the New York Jets cleared Sam Darnold, and the former Washington State quarterback was waived …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

New England Patriots force 4 turnovers, beat Giants 35-14 to reach 6-0

Tom Brady had two touchdown runs and moved ahead of Peyton Manning for second place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list as the New England Patriots pulled away for …


Rams’ Todd Gurley wears shirt criticizing NCAA to news conference

Todd Gurley has spelled out his feelings about college athletes’ ongoing fight with the NCAA over compensation for their work.


Cowboys’ Dak Prescott stays upbeat amid uptick in interceptions

Dak Prescott leaves little doubt he thinks he’s a more confident and aggressive quarterback than, say, three years ago when the sudden star threw just four interceptions while leading the …


Jamarco Jones likely to get first start after relief duty vs Rams

Just nine plays into the Seattle Seahawks’ game with the Los Angeles Rams, Jamarco Jones was called upon to get the first regular-season action of his career at a position …


Jets’ Sam Darnold eager to play, not worried about taking hits

Sam Darnold stepped to the podium as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback again, his once-swollen spleen no longer keeping him from playing in a game. Nearly a month of …


49ers thrilled with Nick Bosa through 4 games

The San Francisco 49ers had high expectations when they drafted Nick Bosa with the second pick in the draft. Through just four games, he may have already exceeded those expectations.


Falcons face tough task in corralling Arizona’s Kyler Murray

The Atlanta Falcons are looking for any way to get one of the NFL’s worst pass rushes going, whether it’s with a four-man rush, stunting or sending blitzes. Their task …


Force feeding: Jarvis Landry says Browns must get ball to Odell Beckham Jr.

The frustration is mounting, so are the losses for the up-and-down Browns. Jarvis Landry doesn’t claim to have all the answers, and as he pointed out several times Thursday he’s …


As offense stalls, Steelers defense tries to pick up slack

The bold-faced names on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense kept repeating the phrase “ball awareness” over and over during the offseason, as if they could somehow speak the goal of creating …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 6:40 p.m.

Germain Ifedi is the ‘best he’s been.’ He’ll have a chance to prove it against an old friend Sunday

Ifedi and Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett – who is second in the NFL in sacks – were college teammates at Texas A&M.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Richard Sherman to apologize? What, did the sun just rise in the west?

If you missed out on the last solar eclipse, don’t worry about it. If you’re pessimistic about seeing Halley’s comet, fret not. On Wednesday morning, something far rarer occurred – …


Jaguars owner expects Jalen Ramsey to play against Saints

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan expects cornerback Jalen Ramsey to play this week. Khan told a financial news site, The Street, he had a “heart to heart” with the disgruntled …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

Former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon released by Buccaneers; Shalom Luani joins Chargers’ practice squad

Two former Washington State defensive backs, Deone Bucannon and Shalom Luani, were involved in NFL transactions Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Jadeveon Clowney is ‘very, very happy’ to be with the Seahawks – and sees a breakthrough coming

The numbers aren’t pretty: Through five games, the Seahawks defense has accumulated just 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss, both of which rank near the bottom of the NFL …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

After routing Browns, unbeaten 49ers still looking for more

For a team that hasn’t had a winning season since 2013, the San Francisco 49ers are taking their 4-0 start this season pretty mildly. No hoopla or big celebrations. A …


Pats still No. 1, Saints move to No. 2 in AP Pro32 poll

When quarterback Drew Brees injured his right thumb in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams, the New Orleans Saints’ playoff hopes seemed to be over.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Broncos CB says he was paralyzed for half an hour

Broncos cornerback De’Vante Bausby says he was paralyzed for half an hour Sunday after wrenching his neck in the second quarter of Denver’s 20-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

Shaken: Baker Mayfield, Browns bruised after blasting by 49ers

Baker Mayfield apparently offended Richard Sherman and paid for it. Mayfield got hunted, bear-hugged, sacked and mocked by Nick Bosa in front of a national TV audience. On a trip …


Giants’ Saquon Barkley doesn’t know whether he’ll play against NE

New York Giants injured running back Saquon Barkley does not know whether he will play against the New England Patriots.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph remains in concussion protocol

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph “appears to be doing fine” according to coach Mike Tomlin, but Rudolph remains in the concussion protocol following an illegal hit by Baltimore safety Earl …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 10:27 a.m.

Jets QB Sam Darnold cleared to play, will start vs. Cowboys

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been cleared by doctors to play this week after he missed three games while recovering from mononucleosis. Darnold had medical tests Tuesday to determine if …


San Francisco 49ers stay perfect, dominate Cleveland Browns in 31-3 win

Matt Breida ran 83 yards for a touchdown on San Francisco’s first play from scrimmage, Baker Mayfield was harassed into his worst game as a pro, and the 49ers stayed …


Jay Gruden fired by Redskins after 0-5 start to sixth season

Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf surprises his mom with new car

Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf returned to his native Oxford, Mississippi, over the weekend not only with some stories to tell family and friends of his first five NFL games but …