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WFT tops Giants on late FG after penalty

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down - after a penalty negated his miss seconds earlier - and Washington beat the New York Giants 30-29 on Thursday night.

Hopkins missed his first attempt to win the game, but he was given a reprieve when Dexter Lawrence was flagged for being offside. His next attempt was good, giving Washington (1-1) a wild victory and providing another moment in the sun for Taylor Heinicke.

The 28-year-old Heinicke, who became a bit of a sensation in Washington when he came out of obscurity to play in a loss to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay in last season's playoffs, threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He cost Washington dearly with a late interception, but after Graham Gano's fifth field goal of the game gave the Giants a 29-27 lead with 2:00 remaining, Heinicke guided Washington back into field goal range.


Giants OL Gates breaks leg vs. WFT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) New York Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates broke his leg in the first quarter of Thursday night's game at Washington.

Gates was carted off after a significant delay, and players came off the New York sideline to show their support for him. His injury was announced as a lower leg fracture.


Chiefs S Mathieu expected to face Ravens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tyrann Mathieu kept hoping, even as the days slowly went by and he returned one positive test after another, that he would be cleared of COVID-19 in time to join the Kansas City Chiefs for their season opener against Cleveland.

He was. Just barely. And then he sat out anyway.


Hard Knocks to showcase Colts in season

The "Hard Knocks" franchise will have regular-season episodes for the first time when "Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts" debuts on Nov. 17 on HBO.

NFL Films announced the series during halftime of Thursday night's game between the New York Giants and Washington Football Team.


Ravens add RB Freeman to active roster

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens promoted running back Devonta Freeman to the active roster Thursday.

Freeman was one of three big-name veterans the Ravens brought in after losing J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards for the season with injuries. Freeman and Le'Veon Bell were on the practice squad and didn't play in Baltimore's season-opening loss to Las Vegas. Latavius Murray ran for 28 yards on 10 carries.


Dallas' Lawrence breaks foot, out 6 wks.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence broke a foot in practice Wednesday and is expected to miss at least six weeks, another blow to the starting lineup since a promising opener for the Cowboys.

Lawrence left the field during the first practice in preparation for Sunday's visit to the Los Angeles Chargers, the team said on its website. The two-time Pro Bowler, who is expected to be out 6-8 weeks, tweeted that he planned to return.


Meyer: 'No chance' of taking USC job

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Urban Meyer rarely, if ever, experienced anything like this at Ohio State or Florida.

Ten penalties, six dropped passes, three turnovers, down 20 at halftime. Confusion on the sideline and in the huddle.


Giants place G Lemieux on IR for knee

WASHINGTON (AP) The New York Giants have placed starting left guard Shane Lemieux on the injured reserve list and signed offensive lineman Matt Skura off their practice squad.

The Giants made the moves on Thursday afternoon, hours before a game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField.


Jets impressed by QB Wilson's poise

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Zach Wilson's teammates were still buzzing a few days after the New York Jets quarterback's NFL debut.

It wasn't necessarily because of the stats he put up - which were good but not spectacular. It was the way the rookie remained cool-headed and unfazed while constantly having defenders in his face.


Panthers OL Miller feeling COVID effects

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers offensive lineman John Miller spent last Sunday watching his team's season opener against the New York Jets from his bed, still recovering from COVID-19 symptoms.

He's hoping to get back on the field for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, although he's not sure how much he'll be able to play because of lingering fatigue. He said if the game were today, he could probably play about two quarters at a high level.

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