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Rams get on board on Matthew Stafford’s touchdown pass to Tyler Higbee

The Rams needed something — anything — good to happen after back-to-back interceptions on their first two possessions. They finally put it together on their third drive. Los Angeles went 75 yards in seven plays, with Matthew Stafford‘s 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Higbee cutting the 49ers’ lead in half. San Francisco leads […]

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Jimmie Ward’s two interceptions have the 49ers up 14-0

The Rams’ quick-strike offense didn’t strike quickly on their first drive Monday night. A miscommunication between quarterback Matthew Stafford and new receiver Odell Beckham resulted in an interception by safety Jimmie Ward, who was questionable to play. Ward had a pick-six on the Rams’ second possession, returning Stafford’s pass intended for Tyler Higbee 27 yards […]

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Seahawks waive Jake Luton from practice squad

The Seahawks waived quarterback Jake Luton from the practice squad, the team announced Monday. Luton spent most of this season on Seattle’s practice squad. The team twice elevated him from the practice squad to serve as the backup behind Geno Smith while Russell Wilson was out with his finger injury. With Wilson back, the Seahawks […]

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Matthew Stafford, OBJ have a first-drive miscommunication, ending in an INT

It was going well for the Rams in their first drive with Odell Beckham Jr. on the team. Until it wasn’t. A deep throw by quarterback Matthew Stafford intended for Beckham resulted in an interception inside the 10 by 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward. Beckham appeared to stop running while the ball was in the […]

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Sean Payton, without commenting on any specific roughing-the-passer penalty: “The foul’s called ‘roughing’”

On Sunday, Saints coach Sean Payton wisely avoided commenting on a game-changing non-roughing-the-passer call against his team. On Monday, Payton tiptoed toward providing some insight. “Look, the foul’s called ‘roughing,” Payton said on WWL-AM, via Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I can’t talk about any one foul that’s called. But that’s a big […]