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Oakland Raiders have a Marshawn Lynch dilemma – Oakland Raiders Blog

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have a potentially season-killing locker room dynamic to solve. Especially in the wake of a potentially season-saving 31-30 win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night to end a four-game losing streak and improve to 3-4 overall. The question? Who, exactly, was Marshawn Lynch running on to the field to protect when a skirmish broke out in the wake of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr getting blasted by Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters in the second quarter? It was a hit that drew not only…

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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch ejected

OAKLAND, Calif. — Marshawn Lynch was ejected from the Oakland Raiders‘ game against the Kansas City Chiefs midway through the second quarter Thursday night for making contact with an official. Lynch ran off the sideline and into a scrum after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr late, drawing a flag. Several Raiders offensive linemen went after Peters, an Oakland native and close friend of Lynch. Peters showed up for the game wearing a Beast Mode sweatshirt, which is Lynch’s apparel line. Lynch, who had two carries for…

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Only one QB has conquered Super Bowl hurdle Matt Ryan seeks to clear – Atlanta Falcons Blog

ATLANTA — Hall of Famer Bob Griese can relate to Matt Ryan‘s pain. Griese, a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback with the Miami Dolphins, first made it to the Super Bowl during his MVP season in 1971. And Griese, like Ryan, dropped his first Super Bowl appearance — a 24-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl VI. Griese didn’t let the disappointment deter his focus on the NFL’s ultimate prize. “Well, there’s been a lot of us that have lost our first Super Bowls,” Griese said. “But fortunately, in…

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Brett Hundley of Green Bay Packers confident — ‘I will lead this team’

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers‘ goals remain the same for this season even if they have to change the way they play without Aaron Rodgers. His replacement, third-year pro Brett Hundley, believes he can continue what the two-time NFL MVP started. His first start comes Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. The Packers enter that game in a first-place tie with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North at 4-2, and Hundley intends to keep them there. “I’ve been doing this my whole life,” Hundley said. “Aaron’s…

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New York Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returns to practice, apologizes

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was apologetic and enthusiastic as he returned to the New York Giants after a one-week suspension. He called it a “miscommunication” and “misunderstanding” with coach Ben McAdoo that escalated the situation. Rodgers-Cromartie was reinstated after a meeting with McAdoo on Tuesday morning. He returned to practice for the first time on Wednesday, one week after he walked out of the Giants facility upset with being informed of his benching Sunday against the Denver Broncos. “What I did was wrong,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I admit that.”…

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No decision on Aaron Rodgers’ roster status until after surgery – Green Bay Packers Blog

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers remains on the Green Bay Packers‘ roster, and it will stay that way at least until he undergoes surgery on his broken collarbone. That surgery has not taken place yet, coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday. “[A date for surgery] hasn’t been set yet that I’m aware of,” McCarthy said. The Packers won’t have a timeline on Rodgers’ recovery until after the surgery is performed. At this point, it’s unclear whether Rodgers will have a plate and screws inserted to stabilize his right clavicle or…

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Richard Sherman says NFL players’ social efforts shouldn’t be discredited because of wealth

11:09 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says the efforts of NFL players to engage in social issues shouldn’t be discredited because they’re wealthy. Sherman made that point Tuesday while lauding his teammate and close friend Doug Baldwin. Along with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Baldwin co-signed a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee expressing support for a bill that seeks criminal justice reform. Baldwin also has been active in trying to promote change in other areas such as de-escalation training for police. NFL…

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Even if temporary, Cowboys will take any win when it comes to Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys Blog

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott can play on. At least for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, and potentially Oct. 29 against the Washington Redskins. Beyond that, nobody knows. A judge blocked his six-game suspension on Tuesday and there will be more time in front of a judge before it can be determined whether Elliott will play the remainder of the season. This is good news for the Cowboys, even if it is only temporary. At 2-3, the Cowboys need their best player to play…

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Marcus Mariota shows Tennessee Titans’ potential in win – Tennessee Titans Blog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The drought is over. The Tennessee Titans finally beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-22 after 11 consecutive losses, and they did so on the back of a limited, pocket-passing Marcus Mariota and a heroic second-half performance by their much-maligned defense. Franchise quarterbacks rise to the occasion, and Mariota did so Monday, helping wake up a dormant Titans defense with clutch third-down completions and what ended up being the game-winning, 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor. It was Mariota’s fifth career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, and he…

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