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Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 3:46 am

Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown, Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards and three TDs, and Julio Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 yards and a couple of scores to lead Atlanta past hapless Tampa Bay, 56-14 on Thursday...

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Revis is fitting in with the Patriots

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 3:38 am

Darrelle Revis didn’t divulge much when asked about his preference for facing a rookie quarterback.

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NFL Notes

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Eric Decker might be able to play without practicing — as long as his hamstring lets him.\n

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PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 9:44 am

The war of words is heating up for the NFL, with PepsiCo Inc. CEO Indra Nooyi the latest major Super Bowl advertiser to make a pointed statement about the league.

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NFL Notes

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 2:08 am

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. This time, he could be gone for the season.

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Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt list

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 3:27 am

After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away...

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Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 6:18 am

After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away...

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NFL notes

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 1:26 am

The NFL players' union appealed Ray Rice's indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with...

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Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 3:46 am

Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at the Indianapolis Colts.

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Coughlin takes blame for start

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 3:38 am

Coach Tom Coughlin is still confident in the New York Giants, despite their 0-2 start. “I believe,” Coughlin said when asked about the sense of gloom among Giants fans. “I believe. Put me up at the top. OK? Blame me for the...

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Patriots pick off the Vikings

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:05 pm

The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference.

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Another slow start for Giants

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:05 pm

The New York Giants are looking at another long season after only two games.

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Vikings reinstate Peterson after abuse charge

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:12 pm

The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

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NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 12:03 pm

The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league.

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Jets can't finish off Pack

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:29 pm

For a moment, it seemed as if the New York Jets had tied the Green Bay Packers.

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NFL Roundup

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

Brian Hoyer took the Browns down the field and to something they haven’t had in 10 years — a win in the home opener.\n

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Patriots face old teammate Cassel

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 4:16 am

There’s not much to regret for the New England Patriots over the last decade-plus. They’ve been by most accounts the NFL’s most successful franchise during that time.

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Giants, Cards going in different directions

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 4:15 am

The Arizona Cardinals are picking up right where they left off last season, and that's not good news for the struggling New York Giants.

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It's been a week the NFL would like to forget

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

This has been the NFL’s worst week. In the span of five days, America’s favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree branch, reminders of two more...

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VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson booked, released on child abuse charge in Texas

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 2:57 pm

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the NFL, which was already facing heavy criticism for its handling of a domestic violence...

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Vikings' Peterson indicted

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 5:01 am

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England.

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Players' union reps approve HGH testing for NFL this season

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 4:48 am

Hours after the players' union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal. Player representatives to the union also voted for changes to marijuana testing,...

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Vikings' Peterson indicted, won't play against Pats

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 7:12 pm

The Minnesota Vikings benched Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.

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Mara and Rooney say Rice investigation will be independent

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 1:48 am

New York — The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said...

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Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 1:34 am

Baltimore — The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.Ultimately, it served as inspiration.

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