(The Sports Xchange) - New England Patriots 23, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 Tom Brady and his young receivers made significant progress and the New England Patriots dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2007. Brady threw two touchdowns to Kenbrell Thompkins and hit Aaron Dobson seven times as the Patriots topped the Buccaneers. The rookie wide receivers and Brady weren't perfect. ...
By Julian Linden NEW YORK (Reuters) - New England and New Orleans maintained their perfect starts to the National Football League season on a wild and drama-packed Sunday. The Patriots and Saints joined the Kansas Chiefs with their third straight victories of the new season while the New York Giants and Washington Redskins were left wondering where their first wins will come from after embarrassing defeats. ...
By Julian Linden NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - New England and New Orleans maintained their perfect starts to the National Football League season on a wild and drama-packed Sunday. The Patriots and Saints joined the Kansas Chiefs with their third straight victories of the new season while the New York Giants and Washington Redskins were left wondering where their first wins will come from after embarrassing defeats. ...
By Larry Fine EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Two teams with high aspirations and time running out on them collide on Sunday when the New York Giants visit the Carolina Panthers. The error-plagued Giants and hard-luck Panthers have each started the National Football League's (NFL) 2013 campaign 0-2, attaching a sudden sense of urgency to the outcome of their Week Three clash. "We know what the mistakes are and the corrections we need to make to get better," Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has thrown an NFL-worst seven interceptions, said after Wednesday's practice. ...
By Larry Fine EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Two teams with high aspirations and time running out on them collide on Sunday when the New York Giants visit the Carolina Panthers. The error-plagued Giants and hard-luck Panthers have each started the National Football League's (NFL) 2013 campaign 0-2, attaching a sudden sense of urgency to the outcome of their Week Three clash. "We know what the mistakes are and the corrections we need to make to get better," Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has thrown an NFL-worst seven interceptions, said after Wednesday's practice. ...
(Reuters) - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers sliced up the Washington Redskins' defense while new dad Joe Flacco led the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to a hard-fought win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Rodgers soared to a career-high 480 yards passing and four touchdowns and running back James Starks added 132 yards and a touchdown rushing as the Packers dominated the visiting Redskins 38-20, leading 31-0 at one point. "I didn't feel great before the game," Rodgers told reporters. ...
* Rodgers throws for career-high 480 yards * Chiefs surprise Cowboys to go to 2-0 * Texans outlast Titans in overtime (adds late games) Sept 15 (Reuters) - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers sliced up the Washington Redskins' defense while new dad Joe Flacco led the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to a hard-fought win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Rodgers soared to a career-high 480 yards passing and four touchdowns and running back James Starks added 132 yards and a touchdown rushing as the Packers dominated the visiting Redskins 38-20, leading 31-0 at one point. ...
Sept 15 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman will likely seek a trade, according to CBS Sports. Freeman's relationship with coach Greg Schiano is reportedly irreparable, and the trade deadline is Oct. 29. Schiano revealed last week why Freeman missed a team photo, further alienating the 25-year-old quarterback. Freeman admitted that he overslept. Multiple executives from other NFL teams told CBS Sports they believe Schiano never endorsed Freeman as quarterback. Freeman was drafted in the first round a year before Schiano arrived at Tampa Bay from Rutgers. ...
Sept 14 (The Sports Xchange) - The New York Jets placed quarterback Mark Sanchez on short-term injured reserve, the team announced on Saturday. Sanchez, who has a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, can be activated after the 10th game of the season. He must miss at least six weeks of practice and eight games. He was injured in the fourth quarter of the Jets' third preseason game against the New York Giants when he was hit by defensive tackle Marvin Austin. ...
Sept 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson and Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews were fined by the NFL on Friday as a result of hits over the weekend. Goldson drew a $30,000 fine for "unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area" during the second quarter of Sunday's 18-17 loss to the New York Jets. Goldson was penalized for committing a personal foul after hitting Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland. Matthews was fined $15,000 for his late hit against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. ...

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