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Browns win their first game since 2016 as Mayfield shines on debut

New York Jets 17-21 Cleveland BrownsNo1 overall pick comes on for injured Tyrod TaylorBrowns’ last victory came on 24 December 2016For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win, and Baker Mayfield showed them how.The No1 overa…

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Sam Darnold impresses with Jets, but Patrick Mahomes could transform NFL

There were seven new starting QBs across the NFL in week one. And it was the Chiefs man who really gets the blood pumpingDon’t you just love that new quarterback smell? There were seven quarterbacks starting with new teams across the NFL in week one. F…

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Darnold throws pick six on first NFL throw but Jets recover to destroy Lions

Detroit Lions 17-48 New York JetsRookie QB comes back from rough start to help team to victoryMatt Stafford throws four interceptions for shaky DetroitSam Darnold had nowhere to go but up after his first career snap, but the rookie quarterback steadied…

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Jets make Darnold youngest QB to start an NFL season as Bills back Peterman

No3 overall pick wins starter’s job for New York JetsBuffalo Bills choose Nathan Peterman over Josh AllenTodd Bowles finally revealed the big decision that everyone expected. Sam Darnold will start at quarterback in the New York Jets’ season-openi…

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Early lessons from NFL preseason: Problems for Washington and Tom Brady is going nowhere

Assessing teams and players before the season proper gets under way is an inexact science but early storylines are already emerging Running back Derrius Guice, a second-round draft pick who was expected to feature prominently in Washington’s offense as…

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NFL offseason predictions: Saints for Super Bowl champs and the protests end

Sports forecasts aren’t worth the paper they’re written on: which is why we’re publishing these online. But are the Browns set for a spectacular improvement?The problem with predictions in this space is that they are comically flawed.Six months ago, we…

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Killer of former NFL running back Joe McKnight guilty of manslaughter

Ronald Gasser shot former New York Jets player after traffic confrontationFifty-six-year-old faces up to 40 years in prison for killingThe man who killed NFL running back Joe McKnight in a December 2016 road-rage confrontation was found guilty of mansl…

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Joe McKnight: murder trial begins over shooting of former NFL player

Ronald Gasser accused of second-degree murder in 2016 deathMcKnight was a running back for Jets and ChiefsThe trial in a road-rage shooting that took the life of former NFL player Joe McKnight began on Tuesday in a New Orleans suburb, where a judge and…

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Marcus Peters throws penalty flag into crowd, ejects himself, returns sockless

Kansas City cornerback angry at holding call late in the gameChiefs have now lost six of their last seven games during slumpWhen you’re on a team once hailed as Super Bowl contenders now mired in an extended slump it’s understandable if tempers are fra…

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Michael Vick officially announces retirement from NFL after 13 seasons

  • Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback says he’s ‘officially retired’ from NFL
  • Vick electrified league with rare blend of passing and running abilities
  • Veteran played 13 NFL seasons with Falcons, Eagles, Jets and Steelers

Michael Vick, the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback whose electric career was sensationally interrupted by a felony conviction for his involvement in an illegal interstate dogfighting ring, says he’s officially retired from football.

The 36-year-old signal-caller, who did not play this past year, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Friday that he’s walking away from the sport after 13 pro seasons, mostly with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him with the No1 pick of the 2001 NFL draft.

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New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to UK

NFL team owner initially backed Jeb Bush but emerged as major fundraiser in last months of Donald Trump campaign

Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets football team and scion of the Johnson & Johnson industrial dynasty, has been nominated as the next US ambassador to London.

The 69-year-old businessman and philanthropist is a longstanding Republican donor, but came relatively late to supporting Donald Trump’s election campaign. He served as finance chairman on Jeb Bush’s campaign to win the Republican nomination until it collapsed in February last year. Johnson only endorsed Trump in May, but emerged as a major fundraiser in the final months of the campaign and served on his inaugural committee.

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New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to UK

NFL team owner initially backed Jeb Bush but emerged as major fundraiser in last months of Donald Trump campaign

Woody Johnson, the owner of the New York Jets football team and scion of the Johnson & Johnson industrial dynasty, has been nominated as the next US ambassador to London.

The 69-year-old businessman and philanthropist is a longstanding Republican donor, but came relatively late to supporting Donald Trump’s election campaign. He served as finance chairman on Jeb Bush’s campaign to win the Republican nomination until it collapsed in February last year. Johnson only endorsed Trump in May, but emerged as a major fundraiser in the final months of the campaign and served on his inaugural committee.

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New York Jets coach Todd Bowles rejoins team after being hospitalized

  • Bowles entered hospital with ‘undisclosed illness’ on Friday
  • Expected to travel with team to play New England Patriots

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has rejoined the team after being hospitalized Friday with what the team called an “undisclosed illness.”

The Jets announced that Bowles has arrived at the team hotel Saturday morning. He will travel with the team to Gillette Stadium for its game against the New England Patriots.

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Konrad Reuland, former Ravens and Jets tight end, dies aged 29

  • Reuland, who also played for the 49ers and Colts, dies of brain aneurysm
  • ‘We love Konrad Reuland. Every single guy in that locker room loves him’

The Baltimore Ravens say former tight end Konrad Reuland has died at the age of 29 following a brain aneurysm.

Related: London’s four NFL games in 2017 to be held at Wembley and Twickenham

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NFL weekend predictions: Cowboys to seal NFC East title against Giants

The Cowboys can take revenge on the only team to have beaten them this season, and go for San Diego, Arizona, Washington, San Francisco and Seattle

Some people spend a whole lifetime striving for greatness. Others are simply born with it. We can only assume DrUHomes falls into the latter category. Last week was the third time they have ever taken part in our Pick Six contest – and the second in which they have called every single game correctly.

Related: Why the Oakland Raiders’ stunning turnaround could be bittersweet for fans

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Jets coach Todd Bowles forgot to tell Ryan Fitzpatrick he was benched

  • Bryce Petty to take over from Fitzpatrick for remainder of the season
  • Bowles failed to inform QB and said ‘I got tied up with a few things’

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles decided to drop Ryan Fitzpatrick from his starting role after Monday night’s defeat by the Colts. Unfortunately, Bowles forget to tell his now-benched quarterback before he announced it to the media.

After the Jets’ embarrassing 41-10 loss, Bowles told reporters that Bryce Petty, who the team took in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, would take over from Fitzpatrick for the remainder of the season.

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Man who shot former NFL player Joe McKnight charged with manslaughter

Ronald Gasser, 54, had earlier been released without chargeFormer New York Jet died last week after shooting in LouisianaThe man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight has been arrested and jailed on a charge of manslaughter. Jail records show 54-…

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Joe McKnight is dead because his life didn’t matter enough for him to be alive

The shooting of the former NFL player at the age of 28 synopsizes America’s feelings about black men and women – and the families they leave behind

Birthday parties for babies tend to be more for the adults present than the actual baby celebrated, and my daughter’s first birthday party — which, due to rush of people who happened to be in town Thanksgiving weekend, was pushed up to the Saturday after Thanksgiving (the 26th) instead of her actual birthday (the 30th) — was no different. I doubt she gave much of a damn about the grade of barbecue sauce purchased with the tray of boneless chicken wings or the fancy new Pack ‘n Play her grandmother bought her. And I know she didn’t care about the party’s superhero motif, because the first thing she did when seeing the bedazzled Batman shirt I wore was attempt to eat the bat.

I’m not much of a party person myself, but I looked forward to this day just to be able to witness her experiencing it. Her face when opening and playing with her gifts. (Which, as usual for her, landed somewhere between slightly bemused and slightly annoyed. My daughter is British, apparently.) Her eyes when she heard the “Happy Birthday” song sung to her for the first time. Her tiny legs as she walked from the cake stand to the couch her cousin was sitting on. And those same tiny legs an hour later when she apparently forgot she actually knows how to walk now and just started crawling everywhere.

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NFL weekend predictions: Falcons to check Chiefs’ postseason push

The NFC South-leading Falcons should have too much for Kansas City – and expect the 49ers to top the Bears thanks to Colin Kaepernick’s good recent form

Last week I messed up. A copy-and-paste error led to me failing to recognise fully half of the contestants who had correctly called all six games correctly in week 11, and for that I can only apologise. Well, that and belatedly seek to make amends. Congratulations to FatSamurai, Flattery2 and especially to Angchan – to whom this has somehow now happened twice in the same season. Sorry!

Five others matched their achievements in week 12, so please remain on your feet, ladies and gentlemen, as we offer bobajob86, DSizzle2013, FraserAH, onestepforward and Steve Mansfield an equally rapturous round of applause. And then plonk yourself down in your comfiest chair, and get to picking this weeks games.

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Former NFL player Joe McKnight killed in reported road rage incident

  • Former New York Jets running back killed in suburban New Orleans
  • McKnight played four NFL seasons before attempted CFL comeback

Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed in suburban New Orleans on Thursday afternoon, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

“At approximately 2:43pm today we received a call of a shooting that occurred here at Holmes and Behrman Highway in Terrytown,” Jefferson Parish sheriff Newell Normand said in a statement that identified the victim as McKnight, who was 28.

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