NFL Wire News

  • Chargers WR Allen’s potential record season ends

    The Sports Xchange SAN DIEGO — Wide receiver Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers was on his way to a sensational season when he sustained a lacerated kidney in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens while making a touchdown catch. Instead of sensational, this becomes a lost season for him. Allen was among... [Read More]

  • Vikings, Rams in mirror matchup

    The Sports Xchange EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings shouldn’t have any trouble game-planning for the St. Louis Rams’ first visit to TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. “They’re a good football team; similar to us, I think, in some ways,” coach Mike Zimmer said. “They’re very good defensively. They run the ball extremely... [Read More]

  • Giants DE Pierre-Paul close to making season debut

    The Sports Xchange EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul continues to accelerate toward his 2015 debut at an amazing pace. After going through his first week doing mostly work on the side only to finish with taking scout team reps, head coach Tom Coughlin said that Pierre-Paul will do... [Read More]

  • Luckless Chargers trying to keep the faith

    The Sports Xchange SAN DIEGO — As they prepare for Monday night’s game against the visiting Chicago Bears, the San Diego Chargers are putting their slant on the San Diego Padres’ slogan — Keep the Faith. After four straight losses, why not? “We’ve had a couple tough breaks that could’ve gone either way,” Philip... [Read More]

  • NFL roundup: Manziel to start Thursday night

    The Sports Xchange Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night in place of injured Josh McCown. The team made the announcement Wednesday. Coach Mike Pettine said the day before that McCown and Manziel would prepare to play, but McCown did not practice Tuesday. McCown, who has started... [Read More]

  • Falcons’ Ryan still adjusting to new scheme

    The Sports Xchange FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan wants the offense to attack more once they cross the 50-yard line, and especially when they reach the red zone. He called it having “killer’s instinct.” The Falcons have struggled in the red zone after a torrid start this season. Ryan was... [Read More]

  • Falcons put blinders on, tune out 49ers’ choas

    The Sports Xchange FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons, who are coming off a loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are vowing to ignore the chaos that has embroiled the San Francisco 49ers. The Falcons have their own issues with penalties, red zone scoring and turnovers. While the 49ers are in absolute midseason disarray,... [Read More]

  • Redskins seem undaunted despite daunting task vs. Patriots

    The Sports Xchange ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins know the odds. Few, if any, credible voices give them any chance to win on the road Sunday against the New England Patriots. There are injuries and a defense that is fraying under the weight of them. The running game is sputtering. The offensive line... [Read More]

  • Redskins need a push from D-line

    The Sports Xchange ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins haven’t generated enough pressure from the defensive line this season. While they are a passable 19th in sacks per pass attempt (5.83 percent), six of the seven defensive linemen have combined for only four sacks in seven games. That’s not good enough, especially with young... [Read More]

  • Harbaugh expects injured Suggs to return in 2016

    The Sports Xchange OWINGS MILLS, Md. — There are questions surfacing about whether linebacker Terrell Suggs will return to the Baltimore Ravens next season after suffering a torn Achilles in the opener against Denver. While coach John Harbaugh has not had much communication with Suggs since the injury, the Ravens coach expects him back... [Read More]