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Ex-Panther Carruth released from prison

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Rae Carruth is a free man.

The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child.

The Carolina Panthers' 1997 first-round draft pick was released from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, after completing his sentence of 18 to 24 years.

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Banged-up Falcons set for reeling Giants

ATLANTA (AP) Pat Shurmur isn't about to express sympathy for the Atlanta Falcons' ever-growing list of key players on injured reserve.

The New York Giants' coach has his own problems.

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Saints edge Ravens on Tucker missed PAT

BALTIMORE (AP) Justin Tucker has won a dozen games for the Baltimore Ravens with his incredibly accurate right foot.

This one will be remembered as the one he lost.

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Pats stop Bears at 1 to secure 38-31 win

CHICAGO (AP) Tom Brady held his breath as he watched the final play unfold from the sideline.

He saw Mitchell Trubisky heave the ball toward the goal line, Kevin White haul it in and a swarming defense keep the ball out of the end zone. That was just enough to preserve another victory for New England.

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Panthers come from 17 down to top Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers ruined the Philadelphia Eagles' dance party.

Newton tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen with 1:22 left and the Panthers overcame a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Eagles 21-17 on Sunday.

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Gurley's 3 TDs help Rams get to 7-0

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Aaron Donald and a dominant defense kept taking the ball away for Los Angeles and Todd Gurley turned those turnovers into touchdowns to keep the Rams unbeaten after seven games.

Todd Gurley scored three touchdowns and Jared Goff threw two TD passes as the Rams took advantage of four takeaways and a blocked punt to beat the San Francisco 49ers 39-10 on Sunday for their first 7-0 start since 1985.

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Jaguars bench QB Bortles, lose to Texans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Deshaun Watson made the 800-mile trip to Jacksonville on a private bus.

He slept, studied film, played games and watched television - all because the Houston Texans were concerned about how air pressure from flying would affect his bruised lung and injured ribs.

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Mahomes, Chiefs overwhelm Bengals 45-10

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Patrick Mahomes bobbled the snap, picked the ball off the turf and threw a laser to Tyreek Hill in the corner of the end zone, giving the Kansas City Chiefs another touchdown on a night full of them.

Even the young quarterback's mistakes rarely end up awry.

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Ex-WR Carruth out of jail after 18 years

Rae Carruth is a free man.

The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child.

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Disputed call helps Redskins edge Dallas

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) No one on the winning Washington Redskins or the losing Dallas Cowboys seemed entirely sure about the rule that led to a penalty for "snap infraction." That flag turned a 47-yard field-goal try into a 52-yarder that slammed off the left upright as time expired.

"I don't know what happened there," said Redskins coach Jay Gruden, after his club avoided overtime and edged the Cowboys 20-17 Sunday to remain alone atop the NFC East when Dallas' Brett Maher missed the potential tying kick.

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