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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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Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took to one knee during the national anthem before Denver's season opener
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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
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MSU football recruit recalls journey from war-torn Iraq
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
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Broncos’ QB battle was no farce — Trevor Siemian can play
Trevor Siemian is undefeated as an NFL quarterback. The former seventh-round draft pick out of Northwestern, whose senior season saw him throw for 7 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, led the defending Denver Broncos to an impressive 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of Super Bowl 50 Thursday night, opening the 2016 NFL...
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Carolina Panthers support Graham Gano despite clutch loss to Denver Broncos
By Dennis Georgatos, The Sports Xchange The game hanging in the balance, Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano had every confidence his last-second field-goal try would sail through the uprights. He was wrong.
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Khaleefah's journey: From Iraqi refugee to Dearborn to MSU football
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU        
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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 batter Cam Newton, but did helmet hits cross line?
Cam Newton appeared to take multiple shots to the head but did not complain about calls.         
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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.
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C.J. Anderson stars in season-opening win, climbs Broncos’ record books
The eyes were on the quarterback, and later on the defense. But it was C.J. Anderson who starred for the Broncos in a thrilling season-opening win over the Panthers on Thursday.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Preseason Sweet 16
    It won't take long to see which team truly belongs in the hot seat atop the early-season poll.    Xaverian and Everett will meet tomorrow in a season-opening clash of the two premier Division 1 football programs in the state over the past 20 years. The Hawks return a solid nucleus from a Super Bowl championship team, while the Crimson Tide are seeking to rebound from a rare off-season by their lofty standards.
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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.
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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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Kiszla: Brandon Marshall’s national anthem kneel doesn’t matter if Broncos beat Panthers
There will be complaints from flag-waving patriots that Marshall showed disrespect to the military by taking a knee during the anthem. There would be far more grousing in Broncos Country, however, if Marshall and the defense did not make a stand to beat Newton and the Panthers.
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Cam Newton on loss to Broncos: “We came in and had opportunities to put them away and we didn’t”
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton looked nothing like the Super Bowl quarterback who struggled against the Broncos early Thursday evening. At least in the first half, when he led the Panthers to a 17-7 lead, seven more points than Carolina scored in the Super Bowl, and twice as many third-down conversions.
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Broncos defense comes up clutch to earn hard fought victory
When the bravado wore away, the Broncos' defense was left looking around for answers in an early fight. Just as they did time and time again last season, they punched back and finally delivered the knockout blow.
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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 ...
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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.
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Defense’s big plays key Broncos victory in season opener vs. Panthers
With a new quarterback, Trevor Siemian, and new faces on both sides of the ball, the Broncos held off Carolina, 21-20, in the Super Bowl rematch at Sports Authority Field. The Panthers' Graham Gano was wide left on a 50-yard field goal in the final seconds.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Thursday's roundup: Stars Brady, Bell among several out Week 1
Tom Brady isn’t the only star player suspended by the NFL when the season began.        
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NFL stars will be sitting Week 1
Tom Brady isn’t the only star player suspended by the NFL when the season began.        
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Two reasons why the Giants will cover against the Cowboys
After finishing last in the NFL in total defense in 2015, the Giants spent $193.75 million to bring in linebacker Olivier Vernon, corner Janoris Jenkins and defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. If they got even half their money’s worth, it should be enough to combat a tough Cowboys offensive line and get after rookie quarterback...
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Brandon Marshall, Broncos linebacker, kneels during national anthem at NFL opener
One player joined Colin Kaepernick in refusing Thursday to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the first NFL regular-season game. Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt during the performance of the anthem by Andra Day, before the kickoff of the Super Bowl rematch between the Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. ...
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Dearborn’s Mustafa Khaleefah a quick study in football
Growing up in Iraq, senior lineman knew soccer and war. Now, after only two years of football, he’s heading to MSU.        
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Jerry Jones hates traffic: Cowboys owner unveils $8M helicopter
FRISCO, Texas — Just call it Jerr’ Force One. Proving once again everything’s bigger in Jerry World, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones unveiled an official team helicopter here Thursday by landing it on the outdoor field of his $800 million practice facility. The stated purpose? To shave roughly 30 minutes off Jones’ 45-minute drive between the...
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Ty Sambrailo, Jeff Heuerman among Broncos’ inactives for NFL opener against Carolina Panthers at Mile High
After weeks of playing through the preseason with worrisome injuries and hoping for health, especially on the offensive line, the Broncos on Thursday suited up a still-shorthanded complement of key players.
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Redskins, Steelers and Monday night's football matchup
ANALYSIS/OPINION: My birth town Pittsburgh Steelers are taking on my hometown Washington Redskins. In the season opener. On Monday night. This NFL girl couldn't ask for more — except a win, of course. So does this Pittsburgh native and D.C. resident have to choose sides? Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh are ...
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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.         
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Expect Broncos defense to once again be a handful — and earful — for Panthers
Chippy, chatty, talented Denver defenders look to pick up where they left off in Super Bowl rematch.         
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AHN doctors to join UPMC staff in evaluating concussions at Steelers home games
Doctors from Allegheny Health Network will join rival UPMC at all Steelers home games this season to assure compliance with a new concussion program jointly developed by the National Football League and the league’s players’ association.
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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.
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We optimized the NFL by moving teams to new cities. Sorry, Cleveland
Over the winter, one professional football team doubled its value with nothing more than a few moving vans. By ditching St. Louis for Los Angeles, where their owner is building a new stadium, the Rams instantly transformed themselves into one of the most valuable franchises in the National Football...
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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 ...
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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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Free beer and other perks for Denver Broncos fans at Mile High Stadium and Colorado locations
As the new NFL season kicks off Thursday, a few technology companies are cashing in on Colorado's enthusiasm for the Denver Broncos, last season's Super Bowl champs.
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Week 1 Preview: Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars
The Sports Xchange GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the Green Bay Packers, it's the start of another attempt to reach the top of the NFL mountain.
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The 'Ciquizza' is here!
The Fix podcast is here!
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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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How to adjust fantasy football lineups for Panthers-Broncos
Thursday night’s NFL season opener, the Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Panthers and Broncos, is an unappetizing offering in fantasy terms. If for some reason you picked a quarterback too early, or paid too much in an auction, you have to start Cam Newton. But this isn’t going to be one of his better weeks. If...
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Fantasy Football: Week 1 Tight End Rankings
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Tight end is noticeably shallow to begin the 2016 fantasy football season.
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Detroit News NFL picks: Week 1
Our staff writers pick the NFL games for Week 1 against the point spread.        
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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...
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Erin Coscarelli of 'Fantasy and Friends' tackles 2016 NFL season
Coscarelli, part of the new interactive NFL Network show “Fantasy and Friends,” has all the answers and inside information you’ll ever need.
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Guregian: Patriots defense poised to unleash surprise weapon on opponents
FOXBORO — The Denver Broncos reminded everyone last season that having a great pass rush can be the ticket to a championship.The Patriots, of course, saw up close how that worked during the AFC Championship Game. And now they’re hatching their own recipe for getting to the quarterback.They might not have clones of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware (or even Chandler Jones, who was dealt to Arizona), but they have something that’s going to make their pass rush devastating.Call it the element of surprise.
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