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Matthews Dominates as Pack Top Bears 1

Posted: September 14, 2012 10:01 AM ; Updated: September 14, 2012 10:05 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Four days after starting the season with a demoralizing defeat, Clay Matthews and the Green Bay Packers looked every bit like the team they were expected to be this season.

Maybe even better, at least on defense.

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Peyton Leads Broncos to Win Over Steelers 4

Posted: September 09, 2012 10:42 PM ; Updated: September 09, 2012 11:29 PM

DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning made a successful NFL return from a year's sabbatical, leading the Broncos past the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut Sunday night.

The four-time MVP coming off four neck surgeries completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns.

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Niners Top Packers in Battle of NFC Powers

Posted: September 09, 2012 8:00 PM ; Updated: September 09, 2012 8:09 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- San Francisco's defense smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for most of the game, then made one last stand to stop a late rally as the 49ers beat the Packers 30-22 on Sunday.

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RG3 Shines as Redskins Upset Saints 2

Posted: September 09, 2012 4:58 PM ; Updated: September 09, 2012 8:11 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Robert Griffin III brought his Heisman Trophy swagger to New Orleans and made his NFL debut look like a Big Easy.

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Romo Leads Cowboys Past Giants in Season Opener 1

Posted: September 05, 2012 10:48 PM ; Updated: September 05, 2012 10:48 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Tony Romo threw for three touchdowns, two to new-found favorite receiver Kevin Ogletree , and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Super Bowl champion New York Giants 24-17 on Wednesday night in the NFL season opener.

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Wallace Ends Holdout, Joins Steelers 2

Posted: August 28, 2012 5:29 PM ; Updated: August 28, 2012 5:29 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- With less than two weeks before the start of the regular season, Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace reported to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wallace was at the team facility Tuesday morning. A restricted free agent, he had yet to sign his one-year contract tender worth approximately $2.7 million.

He also will undergo routine medical exams, but will not practice with his teammates until next week.

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Aaron Hernandez Gets Contract Extension

Posted: August 28, 2012 5:22 PM ; Updated: August 28, 2012 5:25 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots gave Pro Bowl tight end Aaron Hernandez a new, five-year contract on Monday.

The deal is worth $40 million, according to reports, and comes just months after the team locked up another All-Pro tight end, Rob Gronkowski, through 2019.

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