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Patriots Get Hearty Welcome, and Win Over Raiders, in Mexico – New York Times

Advertisement MEXICO CITY — Technically, it was a home game for the Oakland Raiders, though played thousands of miles south on the hallowed, soccer-entrenched ground of Estadio Azteca here. But by the frequent, lusty chants of “Brady! Brady!”; the deafening roar every time the New England Patriots did something right, which was pretty much the entire game; and Brady’s nearly flawless performance in a...

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Steph Curry’s 39 points lifts Golden State Warriors past Brooklyn Nets – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: Trysta Krick breaks down the never-ending soap opera that is the NBA. USA TODAY Sports The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry drives past Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris.(Photo: Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sports) NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry knew he needed to start aggressively to make up for the absence of Kevin Durant. Then the Warriors had to finish the job...

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Vikings setting high bar for rest of NFL by keeping their cool – USA TODAY

CLOSE Check out the top moments that helped define the outcomes of Sunday’s games. USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) scrambles in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald (99) at U.S. Bank Stadium.(Photo: Brad Rempel, USA TODAY Sports) MINNEAPOLIS — Composure. That’s the theme Everson Griffen kept serving up to describe what is so special...

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Vikings top Rams, have sights on Minnesota-hosted Super Bowl – NFL.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Six weeks ago, the Minnesota Vikings were 2-2, had just lost stud running back Dalvin Cook to a season-ending knee injury and then watched quarterback Sam Bradford drag his bad knee through an ugly first half in a Monday night game at Chicago. Whatever dread existed then of another season collapsing into a mess of injuries has undergone a remarkable transformation, to...

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NFL Week 11 Grades: Collapsing Chiefs get a ‘D,’ Vikings get an ‘A+’ for throttling Rams – CBSSports.com

If there was one thing that was supposed to be able to cure the Chiefs‘ recent struggles, it was the bye week.  For one, Andy Reid is nearly unbeatable after a bye. Before Sunday, Reid had a record of 16-2 in games played after a bye, including a record of 5-0 against teams that had a losing record going into the game. The other...

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Marshawn Lynch sits for US national anthem, rises for Mexico’s – USA TODAY

CLOSE Check out the top moments that helped define the outcomes of Sunday’s games. USA TODAY Sports FILE – In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) puts on his helmet before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. The Raiders play at Miami on Sunday night, and both teams are reeling. The Raiders...

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Bills bench Peterman for Tyrod Taylor after 5-INT half – NFL.com

The Buffalo Bills made a bold choice this week to demote Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie passer Nathan Peterman. On Sunday, that decision went terribly wrong. Taylor returned under center early in the third quarter — with Buffalo trailing 40-10 — following a first half that saw Peterman toss an ungodly five interceptions in his NFL debut. Peterman’s tornado of giveaways came over...

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Marshawn Lynch sits for US national anthem but stands for Mexican anthem – New York Daily News

Marshawn Lynch is continuing to make a statement with his national anthem protests. The Raiders running back once again sat during the “Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of Sunday’s contest with the Patriots in Mexico, but he stood for the Mexican anthem, as Ben Volin of the Boston Globe captured on Twitter: Lynch and others around the NFL have continued in...

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