NFL Notebook: Bills bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rather than continue watching a pedestrian offense muddle through a third consecutive game, Bills coach Sean McDermott sent his team a jolt by making an abrupt change at quarterback. Tyrod Taylor was benched Wednesday and rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman will make his first career start on Sunday, when Buffalo […]

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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of 6-game ban

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Elliott’s agents said Wednesday the decision by last year’s NFL rushing leader “is in no way an admission of wrongdoing.” Elliott had a hearing set in a federal appeals […]

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Flavor Of The Week: Examining ways to replace Ezekiel Elliott, again

Well, it’s back again. That pesky Ezekiel Elliott dilemma. You know, the one we discussed in Week 7. After the Dallas Cowboys running back’s appeal was denied on Thursday, Elliott is set to miss the next six games. Four if he’s lucky. Yeah, Elliott has another hearing on Dec. 1 that could change things. But […]

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Ben McAdoo gives Giants a ‘we have a run in us’ pep talk

Ben McAdoo threw a Hail Mary, hoping to connect with his players and perhaps retain his job. The coach of the quickly unraveling Giants gave an impassioned speech to the players during their first full team meeting since Sunday’s 51-17 loss to the Rams and then reiterated his talking points to the media later on […]

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Flavor of the Week: Examining the exciting NFL trade deadline

Who would have thought? The NFL trade deadline would actually be exciting this year. We might have just witnessed the most entertaining and impactful trade deadline in the history of the NFL. Four big names were traded, shaking what we thought we knew about the trade deadline. Of the five deadline-day trades, just three will […]

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Union seeks to block ruling so Cowboys’ Elliott can play

NEW YORK — The union for NFL players has turned to a federal appeals court in its quest to let Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott play Sunday at home against Kansas City as he fights his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. Union lawyers say Elliott’s suspension should be delayed until the 2nd U.S. […]

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NFL’s deadline features some big trades for a change

The NFL trade deadline finally featured some big-name buzz. The winless San Francisco 49ers acquired New England backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo , and the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their running attack Tuesday by adding Jay Ajayi from Miami. The Buffalo Bills, who at 5-2 are off to their best start since 1993, upgraded their receiving […]

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Staying in sight of Eagles the aim for Cowboys, Redskins

Through the decades, when the Cowboys and Redskins met, it often was for the division lead. On Sunday, the archrivals go at it for the 115th time. At stake: second place in the NFC East behind the high-flying Eagles. While the Eagles host the winless 49ers already owning a 2 1/2-game edge in the division, […]

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Flavor of the Week: Welcome to Sacksonville, Marcell Dareus

To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to write about in my open this week. Then my beloved Buffalo Bills traded their talented, yet very frustrating defensive tackle, Marcell Dareus, to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Boy, did Sacksonville get a big boost to an already stellar defense. The Jaguars’ defensive front now includes Dareus, Calais […]

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NFL-leading Eagles wary of letdown against winless 49ers

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles are the talk of the NFL following a surprising 6-1 start and impressive victories in consecutive primetime games. Here comes the winless San Francisco 49ers (0-7). It’s a perfect setup for a classic letdown when the teams meet in Philadelphia on Sunday. The 49ers are better than […]

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