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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) grabs a pass over Houston Texans' Johnathan Joseph (24) in overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The reception help set up a field goal by the Cowboys that gave them the 20-17 win. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Bryant catch sends Cowboys over Texans 20-17 in OT

Dez Bryant turned Tony Romo’s oh-what-the-heck pass into the play that brushed aside a late-game meltdown from the Dallas Cowboys. Bryant’s spectacular catch when Romo had to unload the ball to avoid a sack set […]

10/06/2014

New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, right, tries to pass under pressure by San Diego Chargers strong safety Marcus Gilchrist during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Rivers, Chargers race past hapless Jets, 31-0

Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are rolling. They’ve lost three centers and three running backs in five weeks and keep plugging the holes. Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Antonio Gates and rookie […]

10/06/2014

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) catches a 9-yard touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernick against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Fake punt helps 49ers beat Chiefs 22-17

The day began with another round of questions about the relationship between Jim Harbaugh and his players. It ended with him putting a lot of trust in them to make a big play. And just […]

10/06/2014

The NFL Logo is seen on the field before the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mat Otero)

So much for the unbeatens

So much for the NFL’s unbeatens. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots took care of that with impressive home victories over the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Peyton Manning had four TD […]

10/06/2014

Broncos QB Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning throws 500th career TD pass

Peyton Manning has thrown his 500th career touchdown pass, joining Brett Favre as the only members of the exclusive club. Manning threw a 7-yard dart to tight end Julius Thomas to give Denver a 7-3 […]

10/05/2014

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, a fan uses an app on a smartphone to order food and drinks at Levi's Stadium during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif. If 49ers CEO Jed York realizes his vision, Levi’s Stadium will channel Silicon Valley’s ingenuity to become known as a technology temple programmed to pamper and connect fans who are more accustomed to being corralled in congested venues with little or no Internet access. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Can a football stadium be as ‘smart’ as a phone?

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It’s a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport’s TV […]

10/02/2014

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Ian Rapoport: Raiders have key piece to puzzle

NFL insider Ian Rapoport joined The Drive with George Wrighster and Brett Winterble Tuesday afternoon and touched on a few hot button topics in the NFL. Rapoport said that the Raiders have their quarterback in […]

09/30/2014

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice jerseys that fans traded in sit in cardboard boxes, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens offered fans a chance to exchange their Rice jerseys for those of another player after he was cut by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Ravens fans trade in their Rice jerseys at stadium

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of fans have traded in their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Baltimore Ravens at the team’s stadium store. The team set up the two-day program after releasing Rice last […]

09/19/2014

FILE- In this Oct. 16, 2011, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Petition filed seeking to block Peterson from son

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota filed a petition Friday seeking a protective order for the 4-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. In the petition, Hennepin County Human Services asked a judge to […]

09/19/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, footballs with pink ribbon NFL logos for breast cancer awareness, are displayed on the field before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the St. Louis Rams in Charlotte, N.C. Some would say the league is at a moral crossroads as focus on abuse allegations against players and the their response to them intensifies. Some women have been among the most vocal NFL detractors. Yet female NFL fans, who are stinking mad about the abuse and the way the league has handled it, continue to watch. The NFL has started female fan groups and has made a big push for breast cancer awareness in October, rolling out pink shoes, sweatbands and jerseys. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL’s growing problems. The […]

09/19/2014

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