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New York Giants laud coach Brian Daboll’s commitment to ‘go for the win’ after successful 2-point try

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brian Daboll didn’t think twice about whether his New York Giants should go for the 2-point conversion or kick the tying extra point with 1 minute, 6 seconds remaining in his first game ever as a head coach. He was always going with the aggressive approach. Daboll indeed went for two, which …

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to have surgery on right thumb, out ‘several weeks’

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will be out “several weeks” due to an injury to his thumb that requires surgery, owner Jerry Jones said after Sunday’s 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prescott jogged to the locker room late in the fourth quarter to get his right hand examined after he …

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Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson has career-best 184 receiving yards, surprised at open looks against Green Bay Packers

MINNEAPOLIS — It was a scene the Minnesota Vikings could only dream of. Superstar receiver Justin Jefferson ran wild Sunday through the Green Bay Packers secondary, hauling in a slew of wide-open passes on the way to the best game of his career. Jefferson had nine receptions for a career-best 184 yards and two touchdowns …

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Joe Burrow’s 5 turnovers, missed kicks by Evan McPherson stymie Cincinnati Bengals in first game since Super Bowl LVI

CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow sat at his locker, legs outstretched, staring ahead in a room that had mostly emptied. If he was trying to make sense of what happened in Cincinnati’s season opener, he wasn’t alone. The Bengals endured a day that featured several turnovers, an upended kicking game and a rocky outing …

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Lamar Jackson declined Baltimore Ravens’ $250M extension offer, wants deal fully guaranteed at signing, sources say

8:57 AM ET Chris Mortensen Close NFL reporter ESPN Senior NFL Analyst Joined ESPN in 1991 George Polk Award winner; Twice nominated for Pulitzer Prize Adam Schefter Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN NFL Insider Joined ESPN in 2009 Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four books Although Lamar …

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Le’Veon Bell TKO’s Adrian Peterson in clash of former NFL running backs

In a boxing match featuring two former NFL stars, Le’Veon Bell got the better of Adrian Peterson, rocking him with a hard right hand to score a TKO victory in the fifth round Saturday night at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Bell and Peterson were the two biggest names on the card, which …

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Source — 49ers TE George Kittle (groin) not expected to play vs. Bears

San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle is not expected to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears due to a groin injury, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kittle injured the groin in a light practice on Monday and has not been able to get back on the field for the first two major …

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Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson agrees to record 4-year extension

Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl offensive lineman Quenton Nelson has agreed to a record-setting, four-year extension that will make him the highest-paid guard in NFL history, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal has an average annual value of $20 million and includes $60 million guaranteed, the source said. Indianapolis finished the deal Saturday night …

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Tight end Logan Thomas will play in season opener for Washington Commanders, source says

Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas will play Sunday in the season opener vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, nine months after tearing his left ACL, a source told ESPN. Thomas was listed as questionable on the Friday injury report, with coach Ron Rivera saying earlier in the week that he looked good in practice. Thomas had …

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