NFL Articles from The Oklahoman

  • Bears get early breaks, hold on to beat Jets 27-19

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears needed to claw back from a big deficit last week. On Monday night, they had to hang on against the New York Jets. "It was quite a game," Bears coach Marc Trestman said after a 27-19 victory that wasn't sealed until the final...

  • Texans intent on fixing mistakes after first loss

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans limited their mistakes while winning their first two games. That changed in a 30-17 loss to the New York Giants that has the Texans focused on cleaning things up before hosting Buffalo on Sunday. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had not thrown an interception...

  • Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman needed a few extra minutes to clear his head. His team took advantage of mistakes by the New York Jets to jump to an early lead, but then things got a little too close for comfort in a 27-19 win Monday night. "It was quite a game,"...

  • Jets fall short in 27-19 loss to Bears

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets were upset with their weak work in scoring range — and with what they claimed was a lack of execution by the officials on a critical second-quarter play Monday night. New York was a woeful 1 for 6 getting touchdowns in the red zone in a 27-19 loss...

  • AP source: Manti Te'o has fractured foot

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o has a fractured right foot and is expected to miss significant time, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't made the news public. Te'o was hurt in...

  • Woman tells 911 Bironas tried to run them off road

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman told a 911 dispatcher former Titans kicker Rob Bironas was driving erratically just before his SUV crashed. The 911 call was obtained Monday by several media outlets. The woman told the dispatcher neither she nor her husband recognized the man who drove up...

  • Bears' Marshall returns, Jets' Decker out

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall returned to the game after injuring his right ankle in the second quarter against the New York Jets. Jets wide receiver Eric Decker left the game in the first half Monday night with a hamstring injury, and was ruled out...

  • As Bridgewater takes over, several starters hurt

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have begun the week in ambiguous mode, stung by injuries and disappointed by a second straight defeat yet buoyed by the earlier-than-anticipated arrival of their rookie quarterback. The offense around Teddy Bridgewater has been depleted of...

  • Former Steelers LB Harrison hints at return

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison is itching to get back to work. The commute could be an easy one. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker posted a thinly veiled message via Instagram on Monday night that hinted at an imminent return to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison signed a one-day contract to...

  • Kyle Rudolph to have surgery on Tuesday

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday on a sports hernia that is expected to keep him out of action for about six weeks. Rudolph is flying to Philadelphia on Tuesday morning to have Dr. William Meyers perform the surgery. The...

  • Packers search for answers on offense

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers began the process of fixing their once-potent offense on Monday morning, with a no-fun film review of the team's 19-7 loss to the Detroit Lions the day before. "This is what Mondays are for," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Win or lose." Rarely,...

  • After stunning loss, Fisher accentuates positives

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams enter their bye at 1-2, and seemingly with a lengthy to-do list. They've been sloppy in critical times both of their home games. About the only good news after blowing a 21-point lead against the Cowboys is no one got hurt. Rather than rant, coach Jeff...

  • Seahawks enter bye week after OT thriller

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The defensive performance Pete Carroll got from his Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl last February led to the most lopsided championship game in more than 20 years. Even though the margin was smaller and overtime was necessary, Carroll came away from Sunday's 26-20...

  • Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Bisciotti,...

  • Winless Bucs looking for answers to slow start

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lovie Smith wasn't in a mood to say much of anything about his struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of three NFL teams that remain winless. Injuries were off limits for discussion Monday, as were potential changes the coach may be considering in the aftermath of a 42-point...

  • Battered Redskins deal with short work week

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Brian Orakpo had an appointment with a hand specialist, just one of many comings-and-goings involving injured Washington Redskins players and various doctors. A diagram of it all would've made a flea flicker look simple. "We're losing guys left and right," Orakpo said....

  • Patriots offense still struggling after 3 games

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for running backs. The wide receivers, other than Julian Edelman, have...

  • Ravens tight end Pitta has surgery, out for season

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has undergone surgery to repair a dislocated right hip and is done for the year. The operation was performed on Monday. The injury occurred in Sunday's game against Cleveland, when Pitta went down without being touched and had to be...

  • After another comeback win, Cardinals get time off

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Three times already this season, the Arizona Cardinals have fallen behind only to rally to victory in the second half. The latest comeback came in Sunday's 23-14 win over San Francisco, a team Arizona had beaten once in its last 10 tries. Heading into a bye week, coach...

  • Jets' Decker, Bears' Marshall and Jeffery active

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is active and will play against the Chicago Bears after being listed as questionable with tightness in his right hamstring. Bears wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey are also playing Monday night, as expected....

  • Miscues cost Browns in 23-21 loss to Ravens

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine stepped behind the microphone Monday, then paused for several seconds and sighed. Without saying a word, he clearly conveyed his emotions one day after Cleveland's 23-21 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. "I'm still feeling very disappointed over...

  • Giants have little time to prep for Washington

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While the New York Giants appeared to avoid any serious injuries for their mid-week game against the Washington Redskins, that doesn't mean there won't be any lineup changes. Coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that safety Stevie Brown was not hurt when he was replaced...

  • Kicking game: It is called football, after all

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    In the biggest game of the NFL season so far, the winning coach said the game wasn't decided by superstars Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch or Richard Sherman. The MVP, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said, was punter Jon Ryan. The unsung heroes of special teams took center stage around the NFL...

  • Sunday night lights! Super Bowl to be lit by LEDs

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the Super Bowl kicks off in February at University of Phoenix Stadium, there's one thing the NFL won't have to worry about: an extended blackout. Ephesus Lighting of Syracuse, New York, has just completed installation of LED lighting at the venue, site of the 2015...

  • Broncos dismiss talk of moral victory at Seattle

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Fox doesn't want to hear about moral victories. Sure, there were plenty of positives to take from Denver's 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle on Sunday that was such a far cry from the shellacking the Broncos endured in the Super Bowl. Emmanuel Sanders' career day. Wes...


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