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Detroit Lions re-sign OL Chase Farris to practice squad, cut RB Winn
Farris signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie out of Ohio State and was waived last month.        
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NFL season begins with same issues, hits to the head
The start of a new season rekindled some old — and troubling — issues for the NFL.
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Cam Newton after NFL’s season opener: ‘It’s not fun getting hit in the head’
The start of a new season rekindled some old _ and troubling _ issues for the NFL
181 points by The Boston Globe | American football National Football League Denver Broncos Super Bowl Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts John Elway Washington Redskins
Chicago Bears at Houston Texans: Week 1 preview
By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange Brock Osweiler cannot predict exactly how his first game with the Houston Texans will transpire when he takes on the Chicago Bears this Sunday.
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Broncos edge Panthers in NFL curtain-raiser
Denver opens its title defense with win after Graham Gano misses last-second field goal.         
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NFL betting insanity just beginning
The first game of the NFL season was far better than the final game of last season. The underdog Denver Broncos beat Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers both times.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Cleveland Browns Super Bowl American football National Football League Quarterback Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Mountain West Conference
Sam Farmer's Week 1 NFL picks
Lines and over/unders as of Thursday evening. BEARS (6-10 in 2015) AT TEXANS (9-7) Noon Sunday, FOX-32 Texans by 6 (O/U 44) The biggest question mark for the Texans is their offensive line. Brock Osweiler isn't incredibly mobile, but he's loaded with talented targets. It could be a long season...
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Broncos best Panthers in Super Bowl rematch, 21-20
Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | American football National Football League Super Bowl New York Giants Vince Lombardi Trophy Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Super Bowl XLII
Denver Broncos survive late FG miss to beat Carolina Panthers
By Dennis Georgatos, The Sports Xchange DENVER -- The Denver Broncos began the new season the same way they ended last season, by beating the Carolina Panthers.
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Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers
Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again        
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Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers 21-20
Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Super Bowl National Football League American football New York Giants Vince Lombardi Trophy Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLII Denver Broncos
Trevor Siemian, through the boos, helps Broncos rally past Cam Newton and the Panthers
It took about 38 minutes of game time, two hours into the night, before Denver fans started booing Trevor Siemian. The Broncos' newest quarterback walked into a rude NFL welcome Thursday.
3864 points by The Denver Post | Denver Broncos National Football League Brian Griese Jake Plummer Gary Kubiak Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl John Elway
Panthers fall to Broncos again after kicker’s miss in final ticks
DENVER — Denver’s dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Newton was sacked three times and clobbered all night long but appeared to have done just enough...
7 points by New York Post | National Football League American football Super Bowl New York Giants Indianapolis Colts Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl XLI Denver Broncos
Champion Broncos edge Panthers in NFL curtain-raiser
Denver opens its title defense with win after Graham Gano misses last-second field goal.         
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Northwestern's Trevor Siemian, Broncos win season opener over Panthers
Denver's dominant defense came up big against Cam Newton again and the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with four seconds remaining. Newton was sacked three times and clobbered all night long but appeared...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | National Football League American football Super Bowl New York Giants Indianapolis Colts Vince Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl XLI Denver Broncos
Broncos win Super Bowl 50 rematch with Panthers, 21-20
In their quest to avenge their loss in Super Bowl 50, the Carolina Panthers missed from 50. Kicker Graham Gano was wide left on a 50-yard field goal in the waning seconds Thursday as the Denver Broncos held on for a 21-20 victory at Sports Authority Field. The game was a rematch of the Super Bowl...
101 points by Los Angeles Times | American football National Football League Super Bowl Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers Indianapolis Colts John Elway Green Bay Packers
In Super Bowl rematch, late missed FG lifts Denver over Carolina
In a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, it was a missed 50-yard field goal by Graham Gano that secured a 21-20 win for the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers in the NFL season opener Thursday.A hands-to-the-face penalty on Denver’s Chris Harris on a fourth-and-long allowed Carolina to pick up...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | American football National Football League Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos Pro Bowl New York Giants Super Bowl XLI New Orleans Saints
Detroit Lions' Teryl Austin heaps praise on humble star Ziggy Ansah
Fourth-year defensive end has 30 sacks in three NFL seasons        
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Lions won’t force RB Washington into specified role
Lions are comfortable with running back Dwayne Washington, but aren’t willing to commit to the rookie having a role        
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Broncos are built under one mantra: Elway or the Highway
Broncos GM has an unorthodox way of building his team in the offseason, but it works.         
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Denver Broncos are built under one mantra: Elway or the Highway
Broncos GM has an unorthodox way of building his team in the offseason, but it works.         
135 points by Arizona Republic | Super Bowl Denver Broncos National Football League John Elway Super Bowl XXXII Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XXXVI Green Bay Packers
'Even better version' possible for Lions' Pro Bowler Ansah
Ansah is entering his fourth season in the NFL, and is coming off easily his best showing, when he racked up 14.5 sacks while playing all 16 games last season.        
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Tavon Wilson to start at strong safety for Lions
Tavon Wilson will start at strong safety for the Detroit Lions to start the season, but he’s unlikely to play every snap.        
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Peyton on a Thursday morning; game day looks a little different for Mr. Manning
Peyton Manning's game-day morning was a little different for the first time in a few decades. Manning was hanging out as a retired guy Thursday, taking in the NFL Kickoff festival in downtown.
58 points by The Denver Post | Denver Broncos Indianapolis Colts National Football League Pro Bowl Super Bowl Jacksonville Jaguars 2009 NFL season American football
Bears season preview: Defensive growth chart
The Chicago Bears are proud to introduce … Leonard Floyd Arrived: April 28, 2016. 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds. Welcomed to Halas Hall by defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and outside linebackers coach Clint Hurtt. Until he makes his first Pro Bowl, Floyd will be hounded by the type of critical questioning...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Bears American football Linebacker American football positions National Football League Indianapolis Colts Tampa 2 Green Bay Packers
Detroit News AFC team rankings
Detroit News reporter James Hawkins ranks the AFC teams from top to bottom.        
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Exclusive: Inside Sheldon Adelson’s plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas
A new NFL season begins today, with a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. But as the season kicks off, a different team is ...
272 points by Las Vegas Sun | Oakland Raiders National Football League Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl American Football League Carolina Panthers Indianapolis Colts
Ten bold predictions for the 2016 NFL season
A Super Bowl rematch is in the cards. And Carlos Hyde will lead the league in rushing.         
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How to watch Thursday Night Football Week 1: Panthers at Broncos
The week that NFL fans wait for all year long has arrived — the 2016 season kicks off tonight.
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The Post’s NFL predictions: Tom Brady and Pats will be angry
The Post’s football experts predict the teams and players who will claim the NFL’s top prizes in the 2016 season. First, Steve Serby peers into his crystal ball for how the playoffs will unfold. AFC Tom Brady and Bill Belichick won’t rest until they capture One For The Thumb, and the window is closing on...
3 points by New York Post | National Football League Cleveland Browns Super Bowl Super Bowl XLII New England Patriots Denver Broncos New York Jets Indianapolis Colts
Who’s the next Cam Newton? Here are 10 possibilities
After four years of very good, Cam Newton made the unexpected leap to most valuable last season. The Panthers quarterback was the runaway choice for the NFL’s MVP award in 2015 thanks to a nearly flawless regular season in which Newton finally lived up to both his talents and his pedigree as a former No....
4 points by New York Post | National Football League American football Peyton Manning Canadian football American football positions Indianapolis Colts Ben Roethlisberger Washington Redskins
Drew Sharp predicts every 2016 Lions game
Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp predicts each game of the 2016 Detroit Lions season.        
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 1 NFL picks
Do Rams' Todd Gurley, Patriots' Jimmy Garoppolo emerge with 1-0 starts?         
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Drew Sharp predicts every game for 2016 Detroit Lions
Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp predicts each game of the 2016 Detroit Lions season.        
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Headlines from around the world in sports
BaseballMarlins activate OF Stanton from DLMIAMI – Giancarlo Stanton’s season is not over after all.The Miami Marlins reinstated the slugger Tuesday from the disabled list, barely three weeks after his season was thought to be over because of a badly strained groin.Stanton took part in a simulated...
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Colts' Andrew Luck plans to be smarter with ball, beginning vs. Lions
Luck said missing time last year made him realize that he might need to take a different approach to games this fall.        
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Ironman Matthew Stafford: 'Everybody here wanted to write me off'
Matthew Stafford has started 80 straight regular-season games at QB, the fifth-longest active streak in the NFL.        
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Sharp: Detroit Lions are on the cusp -- of .500
Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp predicts each game of the 2016 Detroit Lions season.        
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Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints agree to five-year extension
The Sports Xchange The New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees finally agreed to contract extension on Wednesday.
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Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints agree on contract extension
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has agreed to a contract extension with the Saints and a person familiar with the deal says it will keep Brees in New Orleans through at least 2017 and guarantee him $44.3 million.
6 points by The Denver Post | Drew Brees Super Bowl New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts National Football League Kansas City Chiefs American football 2009 NFL season
New Orleans Saints, quarterback Drew Brees agree on contract extension
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has agreed to a contract extension with the Saints and a person familiar with the deal says it will keep Brees in New Orleans through at least 2017 and guarantee him $44.3 million.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Drew Brees Super Bowl New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts National Football League Kansas City Chiefs American football 2009 NFL season
Panthers-Broncos Super Bowl rematch in NFL opener features several familiar faces, plus a few new ones
In the six months between confetti fall and curtain rise, the Denver Broncos became a vastly different team. Any casual observer could see that, with Peyton Manning retiring and Trevor Siemian ascending to the starting quarterback job. But these Broncos will look strikingly similar Thursday night...
15 points by Los Angeles Times | National Football League Super Bowl American football Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos American football positions Jacksonville Jaguars Chicago Bears
First-and-Orange Podcast: The Broncos’ season kickoff edition
The Broncos open the NFL season with a doozy, a Super Bowl rematch against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. So let's open the season with a kickoff edition of the podcast.
217 points by The Denver Post | American football National Football League San Francisco 49ers Indianapolis Colts Oakland Raiders New York Giants New Orleans Saints Jacksonville Jaguars
Caldwell returns to Indy with no hard feelings
This isn’t the first time Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell will return to the city where he experienced his greatest professional success.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI Lucas Oil Stadium Super Bowl Peyton Manning 2009 NFL season National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers
Why these 2 WRs are fantasy steals: QB can’t be worse
If there is one thing the Madman loves, it is fantasy football. And Batman. OK, that’s two things, unless … you can find a way to bring them together. So, when discussing the draft stock of Broncos receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, we give you this quote from “The Dark Knight”: “Madness, as you...
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Dolphins coach Adam Gase visits Colorado Rockies clubhouse, gets trolled with “Ace Ventura”
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase helped guide Peyton Manning to one of the greatest single-season quarterbacking outputs in 2014 when the Broncos went 12-4 before a Super Bowl loss in New Jersey. But Gase, the former Broncos offensive coordinator, will get no free passes from Colorado.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Miami Dolphins Super Bowl Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLII Quarterback Washington Redskins National Football League Pro Bowl
Former RB Trent Richardson arrested on domestic violence charge
The Sports Xchange Former NFL and Alabama running back Trent Richardson was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Hoover, Ala., on Thursday night, according to Hoover police.
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Detroit Lions going with Jake Rudock as backup QB, Dan Orlovsky says
Dan Orlovsky indicated last weekend that his second tenure with the Detroit Lions is over.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | National Football League Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Detroit Lions Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins San Francisco 49ers 2009 NFL Draft
Genie Bouchard pays off Super Bowl bet with date at Nets game
NEW YORK — Genie Bouchard kept her word after the Atlanta Falcons lost the lead.The Canadian tennis star and now swimsuit model sat courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game Wednesday night with a fan who asked her for a date on Twitter if the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl.Bouchard tweeted during the Super Bowl that she knew the Falcons would win. A fan named John Goehrke responded to her by writing "if patriots win we go on a date?" and she responded "Sure."
-2 points by Boston Herald | New York Jets National Football League American Football League New England Patriots Super Bowl Super Bowl XL American football Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears re-sign OL Eric Kush to two-year contract
The Sports Xchange The Chicago Bears re-signed offensive lineman Eric Kush to a two-year contract on Wednesday.
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