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Brees 'very concerned' about hand injury

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Drew Brees has played through a sprained MCL, plantar fasciitis and a couple of hand injuries during his 14 seasons with New Orleans.

The Saints quarterback says his status for future games is up in the air, though, after a thumb injury sidelined him during Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Brees will meet with a specialist after he hit his throwing hand on the hand of Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald with 6:48 remaining in the first quarter.

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Brown has TD in debut, Pats roll 43-0

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) When Antonio Brown celebrated his first touchdown with the New England Patriots by vaulting into a first-row luxury box, he didn't linger.

The Patriots had a job to finish.

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Brees hurt, Rams win rematch vs. Saints

LOS ANGELES (AP) When Drew Brees went to the sideline holding his injured throwing hand, this NFC championship game rematch - and maybe this season's Super Bowl race - dramatically changed in an instant.

Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams didn't waste the opportunity created by Brees' absence to beat the Saints again. And with no help from a no-call this time.

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Seahawks hold off Steelers, Big Ben hurt

PITTSBURGH (AP) The faces around Russell Wilson have changed as the Seattle Seahawks rebuild themselves on the fly. One thing, however, has not. Seattle goes as its ever imaginative quarterback goes.

And in the second half in a place where the franchise hadn't scored let alone won in two decades, Wilson's resilience propelled the Seahawks to their best start in six years.

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Mahomes' 4 TDs lead Chiefs past Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Patrick Mahomes and the dynamic Kansas City Chiefs offense got all of the production they needed in a breathtaking second quarter.

Mahomes bounced back from the first scoreless opening quarter of his career in the regular season by throwing four touchdown passes in a near-perfect second period that led the Chiefs to a 28-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

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Jones, Falcons rally to beat Eagles

ATLANTA (AP) Julio Jones hauled in a short screen pass on fourth down and took it 54 yards to the end zone with 2:10 remaining, giving the Atlanta Falcons a wild 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.

A sluggish game turned thrilling in the final minutes. The Falcons (1-1) squandered a 17-6 lead against an injury plagued team that lost two of its top receivers, falling behind for the first time when Carson Wentz dove over from the 1 with 3:13 left to give the Eagles a 20-17 edge.

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Prescott stars as Cowboys beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Dak Prescott probably could have kept running - maybe all the way to the end zone.

Instead, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback stiff-armed Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman to put an exclamation point on his longest run of the game. Prescott spent Sunday afternoon carving up the Redskins' defense with his arms and legs to the tune of 26 of 30 passing for 269 yards and three touchdowns and 69 yards rushing in a 31-21 Cowboys victory to improve to 2-0.

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Garoppolo, 49ers rip Bengals to open 2-0

CINCINNATI (AP) The ice cream was sweet, the Holiday Inn was quiet, the bonding time was plentiful. The San Francisco 49ers enjoyed their weeklong stay in Youngtown, Ohio, which got them ready for their final stop on the way home.

Cincinnati provided a most hospitable layover.

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Rodgers starts fast, Pack hold off Vikes

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won.

That's it.

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Last-second FG lifts Bears over Broncos

DENVER (AP) Eddy Pineiro won Chicago's nerve-wracking kicking competition.

Now, he's winning over Bears fans and teammates who suffered through the double-doink miss by Cody Parkey that sent them home from the playoffs.

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