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4 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

49ers collapse in 4th quarter, fall 28-20 to Bears in home opener

Cutler passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago's starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 Sunday night to spoil their Levi's Stadium debut. "We just kept plugging, we knew we had some good stuff," Cutler said.


Related Topix: Sports, Chicago Bears, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Charles Tillman, Martellus Bennett, Trevor Scott, Kyle Fuller

8 hrs ago | WSOCTV

Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

In the middle of the chaotic and victorious Green Bay Packers locker room, Randall Cobb yelled out a new nickname for Jordy Nelson. More like a career-high 209 yards receiving for Green Bay's top receiver, including one long touchdown catch in crunch time.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Aaron Rodgers, Tramon Williams, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb

9 hrs ago |

Gatesa 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

Gates had three touchdown catches, including a spectacular, one-handed grab, and the Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch off the field to beat the Seahawks 30-21 victory Sunday.


Related Topix: Sports, San Diego Chargers, NFL Football, Eddie Royal, Antonio Gates, Philip Rivers, Ryan Mathews, Nick Novak

9 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

Terrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith's fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Broncos' 24-17 win over the scrappy Chiefs on Sunday. Aqib Talib's pick-6 was negated by Quanterus Smith's hold.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Quanterus Smith, DeMarcus Ware, Julius Thomas, Jacob Tamme

11 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Bengals lose A.J. Green but beat Falcons

CINCINNATI Running back Giovani Bernard picked up a Bengals offense missing receiver A.J. Green on Sunday, turning short passes into big plays, and Cincinnati's defense held down yet another top quarterback for a 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, A.J Green, Giovani Bernard, Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence. Matt Cassel's four interceptions, too.


Related Topix: Sports, New England Patriots, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Stephen Gostkowski, Devin McCourty, Darrelle Revis, Logan Ryan

12 hrs ago | ESPN

Browns drop Saints to 0-2 with stunning upset

Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cundiff's kick helped the Browns snap a nine-game losing streak in home openers and gave rookie coach Mike Pettine his first NFL win.


Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL Football, New Orleans Saints, Josh Gordon, Billy Cundiff, Isaiah Crowell, Andrew Hawkins

12 hrs ago | KION 46

Peterson-less Vikings fall to Patriots, 30-7

After being embarrassed in the second half in a loss to Miami last week, the New England Patriots' defense reappeared in a big way Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The Patriots intercepted quarterback Matt Cassel four times -- setting up 17 New England points -- and limited a Vikings ground game without star running back Adrian Peterson to only 54 yards on 19 carries in a 30-7 rout of Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium.


Related Topix: Sports, New England Patriots, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Greg Jennings, Matt Asiata, Blair Walsh, Matt Cassel

15 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

RG3, WR Jackson leave Redskins game with injuries

14, 2014, in Landover, Md. . Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept.


Related Topix: Sports, Washington Redskins, NFL Football, Robert Griffin III, DeSean Jackson, Jacksonville Jaguars

17 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville

NFL star Hardy won't play amid uproar

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, who was convicted of domestic violence this summer, won't play Sunday against the Detroit Lions after being placed on the inactive list, the team announced Sunday on Twitter. The news comes amid increased focus on the National Football League and the way it handles players accused of domestic violence.


Related Topix: Sports, Carolina Panthers, NFL Football, Greg Hardy, Ray Rice, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)

21 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Kawakami: Raiders' Dennis Allen in race to survive

Of course, there is time for Allen to save his Raiders' coaching career, but not a lot of it. Maybe weeks.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Oakland Raiders, Matt McGloin, Matt Schaub, Derek Carr, Antonio Smith (Arizona Cardinals), San Francisco 49ers

Yesterday | The Gazette

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players. In the eyes of a Texas grand jury, Peterson crossed the line when he repeatedly struck his son with a tree branch, or switch, in May. Peterson's attorney has said he has never run from what happened - and that Peterson was inflicting the same discipline he endured as a child.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), Ray Rice

Sat Sep 13, 2014

CBS Local

Corporal Punishment Widespread, But Declining

Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment in a country where it is on the decline but still widely practiced in homes and schools. A: In every state in the country, a parent can legally hit their child as long as the force is "reasonable."


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), Weird

ABC 33/40

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

The head of Louisiana State Police says a natural gas accident on an oil platform off the coast has killed one person and injured two others. The medical director of the facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic.


Related Topix: Sports, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings

ABC 33/40


The NFL was already under heavy criticism this week for the way it handled of a domestic violence case involving a prominent player. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL in which criticism intensified about how it handled a... State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)


Where's the tape? America responds to video

In this February 2014 file photo, from a still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice drags his fiancee, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator moments after knocking her off her feet, against the elevator's railing at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J. A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived.


Related Topix: Sports, Ray Rice, NFL Football, Baltimore Ravens


What Chris Brown would say to Ray Rice

In an interview with MTV's Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown opened up about his own history with domestic violence in light of Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league after a leaked video depicted the player punching his now-wife, Janay Rice. "To Ray or anybody else, because I'm not better than the next man, I can just say I've been down that road," Brown told MTV News.


Related Topix: Sports, Ray Rice, NFL Football, Baltimore Ravens, Entertainment

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jones-Drew, Roach questionable for Raiders

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen remains hopeful that running back Maurice Jones-Drew will be able to play in Sunday's home opener against the Houston Texans. Nick Roach's status isn't as encouraging, meaning the Raiders likely will be without their starting middle linebacker for a second straight week.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Oakland Raiders, Bojay Filimoeatu, Maurice Jones-Drew, Miles Burris, Taiwan Jones, Marcel Reece


Wes Welker could be back on field by Sunday

Wes Welker has passed concussion protocol and could be back on the field as soon as Sunday if the NFL signs off on a new drug policy approved by the players' union. Representatives of the NFL Players Association approved the comprehensive new policy Friday that includes implementation of testing for HGH and an increase in the threshold for testing positive for marijuana.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Denver Broncos, Wes Welker, Jacob Tamme, Peyton Manning, Nathan Palmer, Emmanuel Sanders

Fri Sep 12, 2014

NFL players' union reps approve HGH testing for 2014 season

Hours after the players' union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal. Player representatives to the union also voted for changes to marijuana testing, classification for amphetamines, punishment for driving under the influence and neutral arbitration on appeals.


Related Topix: Sports, Josh Gordon, NFL Football, Denver Broncos, Wes Welker