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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson deletes profane tweet

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson deletes profane tweet

Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson tweeted -- and then deleted -- a profane response to a social-media critic after the Ravens' loss on Sunday.The Ravens fell 28-27 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, wi
Steelers lose 13-point lead, rally to defeat Colts

Steelers lose 13-point lead, rally to defeat Colts

Benny Snell's 2-yard touchdown run with 9:55 left Monday night lifted the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 24-17 win over the host Indianapolis Colts.Getting his first carries of the year, Snell ran for a
49ers lose RB Elijah Mitchell (knee), sign CB Janoris Jenkins to practice squad

49ers lose RB Elijah Mitchell (knee), sign CB Janoris Jenkins to practice squad

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell will miss six to eight weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Monday.Mitchell was injured during Sunday's
Arthur Smith pleased Falcons are ‘building’ on O-line, run game

Arthur Smith pleased Falcons are ‘building’ on O-line, run game

Mistakes in the red zone have proved costly in a number of the Atlanta Falcons' tightly contested games this season.

In the Falcons' 19-13 loss to the Washington Commanders on Sunday, a Marcus Mariota pass intended for Cordarrelle Patterson was tipped by Daron Payne and intercepted by Kendall Fuller in the end zone for a touchback with a little over a minute left to play.

But one positive that Arthur Smith's team can take from the loss was its ability to run the football effectively against one of the best defensive fronts in the NFL.

Behind tailbacks Tyler Allgeier and Patterson, along with Mariota, the Falcons ran the ball 29 times for 167 yards for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Entering this week's home matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta (5-7) ranks fourth in the league in rushing (160.0 yards per game).

"We feel like we're building something here up front in our mentality with our offensive line," Smith said. "There aren't moral victories, but it does give you confidence week after week that these guys have stepped up. And we've played some good fronts.

"It is the NFL, and everybody is good, I got that. But we've played some of the better ones. Played (the 49ers), and I know they didn't have Bosa, but that's a damn good front. And then yesterday, they are playing as well as anybody in the league. Low-possession game, I thought we moved the ball really well. Thought we had some good pockets."

Despite a revolving door at left guard due to a knee injury to starter Elijah Wilkinson, the play of Atlanta's offensive line has been strong. Right guard Chris Lindstrom and left tackle Jake Matthews are playing at a Pro Bowl level. Center Drew Dalman and right tackle Kaleb McGary have been solid, especially when run blocking.

This week, Atlanta faces another challenge when it meets a Pittsburgh team that ranks sixth in the league in run defense (103.4 yards per game). The Steelers (3-7) rank 31st in the league in pass defense, however, so Mariota could be poised for a big day through the air.

But don't expect Smith and the Falcons to go against what's worked best for them all season long. Patterson and Allgeier have formed a dynamic one-two punch, and Caleb Huntley has been solid despite just one carry for 12 yards against the Commanders.

"It was a function of the game, yeah, and he had one good run," Smith said about Huntley's lone carry. "That's a good problem to have because Tyler is playing really well, and we know the impact CP has on the game. We got to make sure he gets it more because he's earned the right to carry the football for us."

--Outside linebacker Arnold Ebiketie left in the second quarter in the loss to Washington with a wrist injury. Smith is hoping Ebiketie will be able to return Wednesday.

"Obviously, AK, hopefully he'll be alright," Smith said. "He's dealing with a wrist injury. We'll see how it responds on Wednesday. But day-to-day on all those guys."

Smith also said Wilkinson "has a shot" to be activated from IR if "he's ready to practice Wednesday."

--Atlanta wideout Olamide Zaccheaus had season highs in receptions (five) and yards (91) in the loss to Washington. His 45-yard reception on the team's final possession got the Falcons into Washington territory with just more than three minutes to play.

Rams QB Matthew Stafford (concussion), DT Aaron Donald (ankle) iffy for Week 13

Rams QB Matthew Stafford (concussion), DT Aaron Donald (ankle) iffy for Week 13

The injury uncertainty around the Los Angeles Rams continues to cloud the defending Super Bowl champions.In Sean McVay's latest day-after injury update on Monday following the Rams' 26-10 loss at K
Coach: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers 'feeling better,' no status update

Coach: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers 'feeling better,' no status update

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is up in the air as Green Bay enters Week 13.Test results were not available to Packers head coach Matt LaFleur on Monday when he said Rodgers, who left Sunday's loss at P
Steelers at Colts: Preview, Prop Picks, Prediction

Steelers at Colts: Preview, Prop Picks, Prediction

Indianapolis' Matt Ryan is trying to keep the Colts' faint playoff hopes alive as the Pittsburgh Steelers visit on Monday night.Ryan regained the starting quarterback job after interim coach Jeff S
Dolphins LT Terron Armstead (pec) out Week 13, will return in '22

Dolphins LT Terron Armstead (pec) out Week 13, will return in '22

Miami Dolphins left tackle Terron Armstead is out for a few weeks with a torn pectoral muscle, but there are no plans to place him on injured reserve.Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said Armstead, who
Reports: RB Melvin Gordon signing with Chiefs’ practice squad

Reports: RB Melvin Gordon signing with Chiefs’ practice squad

The Kansas City Chiefs are signing running back Melvin Gordon to their practice squad, according to multiple reports on Monday.

The Denver Broncos released the two-time Pro Bowler last week, and he became a free agent upon clearing waivers.

Gordon, 29, had 318 rushing yards and two touchdowns along with 25 receptions for 223 yards over 10 games (six starts) this year. But he had fallen out of favor in Denver, as he's become known for issues with ball security. He's fumbled five times this season, losing two.

Gordon has fumbled 26 times, losing 18, in his eight-year NFL career with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos. The former first-round pick has amassed 6,462 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns along with 309 catches for 2,467 yards and 14 scores in 108 career games (94 starts).

Kansas City is thin at running back with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) on injured reserve. Rookie Isiah Pacheco started the past five games and has gained 455 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns over 11 games. Jerick McKinnon and Ronald Jones II are also on the roster.

The Chiefs and Broncos have yet to meet this season despite being AFC West rivals. They will play Dec. 11 at Denver and Jan. 1 at Kansas City.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney out for rest of season

Bears WR Darnell Mooney out for rest of season

Chicago Bears leading wide receiver Darnell Mooney is done for the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday's game.It was reported Sunday that Mooney would likely require season
Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) returning to practice

Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) returning to practice

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is returning to practice this week, starting the clock on his 21-day window to return from injured reserve.Dobbins, 23, had surgery last month to clear ou
Eagles, Vikings can clinch playoff spots this week

Eagles, Vikings can clinch playoff spots this week

Clinching a spot in the playoffs is a realistic possibility for the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings entering Week 13.The Eagles (10-1) and Vikings (9-2) play home games on Sunday with a s
Report: Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase to return this week

Report: Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase to return this week

The streaking Cincinnati Bengals are set to get star wideout Ja'Marr Chase back for their Week 13 game, NFL Network reported Monday.

Chase returned to practice last week but wasn't quite ready to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. He has missed the past four games.

Chase is working his way back from a hip injury initially sustained in a 30-26 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 16. He then aggravated the injury in the first half of the Bengals' 35-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 23. After limping off the field, Chase returned to play in the second half but has not played since.

Chase, 22, has 47 catches, 605 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns over seven games. He led the Bengals in all three categories before his injury, with Tee Higgins since passing him in receptions (50) and yards (712).

Chase made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2021, catching 81 passes for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns in 17 starts.

The Bengals (7-4), who have won three in a row to vault into a tie for first in the AFC North, host the Kansas City Chiefs this week.

Report: Vikings CB Andrew Booth to undergo knee surgery

Report: Vikings CB Andrew Booth to undergo knee surgery

Cornerback Andrew Booth, the Minnesota Vikings' second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, will undergo knee surgery on Monday, NFL Network reported.He didn't play in the Vikings' Thanksgiving night
Deshaun Watson officially reinstated Monday

Deshaun Watson officially reinstated Monday

It's officially Houston week for Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.The end of Watson's league-issued suspension officially arrived Monday afternoon and Cleveland begins preparing for a trip to play
Bucs RT Tristan Wirfs dodges major injury, could return by Christmas

Bucs RT Tristan Wirfs dodges major injury, could return by Christmas

Buccaneers Pro Bowl offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs avoided major injury and could be back on the field by Christmas, NFL Network and FOX reported on Monday.Wirfs left the stadium in a walking boot
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (oblique) exits game vs. Eagles

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (oblique) exits game vs. Eagles

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers headed to the locker room with an oblique injury with 2:03 left in the third quarter of Green Bay's game against the host Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.Rodge
Jalen Hurts-led Eagles rush for 363 yards in victory over Packers

Jalen Hurts-led Eagles rush for 363 yards in victory over Packers

Jalen Hurts ran for a career-high 157 yards and threw two touchdown passes as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the visiting Green Bay Packers 40-33 on Sunday night.Hurts completed 16 of 28 passes f
Rams WR Allen Robinson II (foot) to have season-ending surgery

Rams WR Allen Robinson II (foot) to have season-ending surgery

Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson II will be on the sidelines for the remainder of the season due to a foot injury that will require surgery, Los Angeles coach Sean McVay told reporters Sunday.Robi
Report: Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) likely done for year

Report: Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) likely done for year

Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney likely needs season-ending surgery after injuring his ankle Sunday against the New York Jets, NFL Network reported.Mooney was helped off the field in the
NFL roundup: Josh Jacobs carries Raiders to OT victory vs. Seahawks

NFL roundup: Josh Jacobs carries Raiders to OT victory vs. Seahawks

Josh Jacobs scored on an 86-yard run with 4:20 left in overtime to give the Las Vegas Raiders a 40-34 victory against the host Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.Jacobs carried 33 times for 229 y
Niners hand Saints first shutout loss since 2001

Niners hand Saints first shutout loss since 2001

Jimmy Garoppolo passed to Jauan Jennings for the game's only touchdown and the host San Francisco 49ers handed the New Orleans Saints their first shutout in more than 20 years 13-0 on Sunday.Robbie
Chiefs win 5th straight, coast past skidding Rams

Chiefs win 5th straight, coast past skidding Rams

Patrick Mahomes threw for a touchdown and rookie Isiah Pacheco rushed for another to fuel the host Kansas City Chiefs to a 26-10 victory over the injury-riddled Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.Mahomes c
Josh Jacobs dominates Seahawks, hands Raiders OT victory

Josh Jacobs dominates Seahawks, hands Raiders OT victory

Josh Jacobs scored on an 86-yard run with 4:20 left in overtime to give the Las Vegas Raiders a 40-34 victory against the host Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.Jacobs carried 33 times for 229 y
Chargers beat Cardinals on late TD, two-point conversion

Chargers beat Cardinals on late TD, two-point conversion

Justin Herbert hit Austin Ekeler on a 1-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining, then found Gerald Everett on a two-point conversion pass as the Los Angeles Chargers bypassed overtime and pulled
Free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. removed from flight

Free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. removed from flight

Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from a flight on Sunday morning, Miami-Dade Police said.Officers responded to a medical emergency aboard an American Airlines flight bound for
Jaguars roll dice, pull off dramatic victory over Ravens

Jaguars roll dice, pull off dramatic victory over Ravens

Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes and the Jacksonville Jaguars gambled on a successful two-point conversion with 14 seconds remaining to beat the visiting Baltimore Ravens 28-27 on Sunday.
In '22 debut, Sam Darnold pushes Panthers past Broncos

In '22 debut, Sam Darnold pushes Panthers past Broncos

Carolina's Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass and scored on a strange running play while the Panthers' defense dominated in a 23-10 victory against the visiting Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon in C
Defense, run game power Commanders past Falcons

Defense, run game power Commanders past Falcons

Kendall Fuller intercepted a batted pass in the end zone with 1:03 left to preserve Washington's 19-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and continue the Commanders' playoff drive Sunday in Landover, M
Mike White fuels Jets' rout of slumping Bears

Mike White fuels Jets' rout of slumping Bears

Mike White threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host New York Jets to a 31-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.White completed 22 of 28 passes, inclu
Nick Chubb's TD run lifts Browns over Bucs in OT

Nick Chubb's TD run lifts Browns over Bucs in OT

Nick Chubb ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 19 seconds left in overtime to give the Cleveland Browns a 23-17 victory Sunday against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The winning run was set up by a
Bengals stay hot, clip surging Titans 20-16

Bengals stay hot, clip surging Titans 20-16

Tee Higgins caught seven passes for 114 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter to lift the Cincinnati Bengals past the host Tennessee Titans 20-16 on Sunday in Nashville,
Tua Tagovailoa and Miami defense overwhelm Texans

Tua Tagovailoa and Miami defense overwhelm Texans

Tua Tagovailoa passed for 299 yards and a score and the Miami Dolphins' defense turned two turnovers into first-half touchdowns in a 30-15 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday in Miami Gardens, F
Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase (hip) inactive vs. Titans

Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase (hip) inactive vs. Titans

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase was listed as inactive for Sunday's road game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn.Chase is working his way back from a hip injury initiall
Bears' Justin Fields inactive, Trevor Siemian to start vs. Jets

Bears' Justin Fields inactive, Trevor Siemian to start vs. Jets

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the host New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.Trevor Siemian, who has thrown one pass this season, will get
Report: Rams QB Matthew Stafford might not return in '22

Report: Rams QB Matthew Stafford might not return in '22

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford might not return in the 2022 season, ESPN reported Sunday.Stafford, who led the Rams to a Super Bowl victory in February, won't play Sunday at the Kans
Bucs backs: Giovani Bernard in, Leonard Fournette out

Bucs backs: Giovani Bernard in, Leonard Fournette out

The Buccaneers activated Giovani Bernard on Saturday and ruled fellow running back Leonard Fournette out for Sunday's game at Cleveland.Tampa Bay designated Bernard to return to practice on Monday.
Giants-Cowboys most watched regular-season game in NFL history

Giants-Cowboys most watched regular-season game in NFL history

The NFL said Friday that the Thanksgiving Day game between the host Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants set a regular-season viewership record.The FOX broadcast averaged 42 million viewers, acco
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) set to return vs. Chargers

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) set to return vs. Chargers

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is slated to return for Sunday's home game against the Los Angeles Chargers after missing two contests with a hamstring injury.Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbu
Packers OL Sean Rhyan suspended six games for PED violation

Packers OL Sean Rhyan suspended six games for PED violation

Green Bay Packers rookie offensive lineman Sean Rhyan has been suspended for six games without pay after violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the league announced Friday.Rhyan

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