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AP Top 25 takeaways: Buckeyes still have playoff path

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Another big game for Lamar Jackson. Another bad game for Charlie Strong. Another non-offensive touchdown for Alabama. Just when it looked like the college football weekend was going to be filled with more of the same, Penn State pulled off the biggest upset of the season. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 8. 1. As No. 2 Ohio State picks up the pieces from a surprising loss at Happy Valley, the most important thing to know is this: If the…

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Downtrodden Florida football teams making comebacks

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For the most part, Florida football fans — both college and pro — have not had a lot to cheer about in recent years. Lately, however, football fans around the state have had some reason to cheer on both Saturday and Sunday. Unless one was a Florida State fan, supporters of Florida’s teams had to be satisfied with an occasional strong performance. The Seminoles have been a championship contender over the past five seasons. It has been a tough go…

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Buccaneers may have rediscovered running game with Jacquizz Rodgers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have found a complementary running back for Doug Martin once their No. 1 back returns from a hamstring injury. Jacquizz Rodgers finished with a career-best 101 rushing yards on 30 carries — 32 yards and 17 carries more than he had in the Buccaneers’ previous three games combined — as Tampa Bay defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-14 on Monday night. The Bucs (2-3), who came into the game ranked 28th in the league in rushing,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.9.16 — Will we see more NFL protests on 9/11?

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Good morning, and welcome to the upcoming 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, which will be observed in America at the same time the National Football League kicks off its regular season on Sunday. Technically the season began last night, with a rematch of Super Bowl 50 in Denver, where the Broncos defeated Cam Newton‘s Carolina Panthers, 21-20. Incidentally, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall knelt in protest during the national anthem, following the lead of his college teammate Colin Kaepernick, whose refusal…

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Kelvin Benjamin makes his return to the NFL

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The NFL returns Thursday night with a rematch of Super Bowl 50 as the Carolina Panthers head to Denver to take on the Broncos. Players are pleased training camp and the exhibition season are over, but none more than Kelvin Benjamin. The former Florida State standout has not played in a regular-season game in nearly 20 months, but that will end tonight. Benjamin missed all of last season after tearing his ACL during training camp. Panthers’ fans can savor the…

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Broncos’ fierce pass rush took Cam Newton out of Super Bowl 50

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For the Denver Broncos, the game plan was simple. All they had to do to win the Super Bowl 50 was to make league MVP Cam Newton even less of a threat than aging quarterback Peyton Manning. The fierce pass rush of the Broncos, especially of linebacker Von Miller, held Newton to 10 points in Denver’s 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers Sunday night. Miller had 2½ sacks, forced two fumbles, and made six tackles to lead the Broncos’ victory.…

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Super Busts: The best teams to not win the Super Bowl

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They had the stars, the swagger and the sparkling record to prove it. Then, poof, it was gone. No Super Bowl ring, no parade, no trip to the White House. Nothing but a long offseason — or a lifetime in some cases — of what might have been. Cam Newton and the rest of his “Dabbin’” dancing, selfie-with-the-clock-still-running Carolina Panthers will try to avoid the same fate the 2007 Patriots or the 1968 Colt, teams whose seemingly inevitable coronation instead…

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