K-Heart Sports – 10/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 101121 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Daisy de Boer notched a penalty kick in the 81st minute and that’s all the scoring that was needed as the Minot State women’s soccer team tallied a 1-0 win over MSU-Moorhead. The win keeps the Beavers undefeated in the Northern Sun Conference at 8-0-0, 9-2-0 overall. Minot State travels to Sioux Falls, S.D. to take on the Augustana Vikings (6-3-2, 5-1-2 NSIC) Friday Oct. 15th at 4 p.m. They will conclude their short weekend trip with a battle against the Wildcats of Wayne State (Neb.) (3-6-2, 3-4-1 NSIC) Sunday Oct. 17th at noon.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Minnesota Vikings a 19-17 victory over the winless Lions. New Detroit coach Dan Campbell successfully called for the go-ahead 2-point conversion try with 37 seconds left. Joseph made four field goals as the Vikings casually played the field position game until the extra-safe strategy nearly cost them. The Vikings are 2-3. The Lions are 0-5. Alexander Mattison fumbled on a third-and-7 run from the Minnesota 21 right after the 2-minute warning with Detroit out of timeouts. The Lions took the lead on a TD and Campbell’s gamble.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Cole Bassett, Michael Barrios and Lucas Esteves scored late goals to give the 10-man Colorado Rapids a 3-1 comeback victory over Minnesota United on Sunday. After falling behind on Adrien Hunou’s first-half and losing Danny Wilson to a red card in the 57th minute, Colorado (14-5-9) scored three times in the final 20 minutes – with substitute Barrios involved in all three. Bassett tied it on a penalty kick in the 73rd after Barrios was taken down in the box. Barrios put the Rapids ahead in the 84th, and Esteves completed the scoring in extra time. Minnesota dropped to 10-10-8.

UNDATED (AP) – Mason Crosby went from goat to hero with one kick in overtime. Crosby missed three consecutive field goal attempts before nailing a 49-yarder to give the Packers a 25-22 victory at Cincinnati. Crosby missed two in the final 2:12 of regulation and again in OT before sending the Packers to their fourth straight win. Aaron Rodgers threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, with Davante Adams grabbing 11 passes for 206 yards and a score. Aaron Jones rushed for 103 yards. Ja’Marr Chase had six receptions for 159 yards and a long TD. Joe Burrow threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He left the stadium for the hospital after the game as a precaution for a possible throat contusion.

In other Week 5 action around the NFL:
– The Buccaneers crushed the Dolphins, 45-17 as Tom Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns. Antonio Brown became the fastest receiver to 900 catches as he grabbed scoring strikes of 62 and 4 yards. Mike Evans had TD catches of 34 and 22 yards, and Giovani Bernard also scored on a 10-yard reception.
– The Bills won a rematch of last season’s AFC title game as Josh Allen threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth in a 38-20 trouncing of the Chiefs. Allen finished with 315 yards through the air, and Micah Hyde returned a rare interception of Patrick Mahomes 26 yards for another score. Mahomes threw for 272 yards and two TDs but was picked off twice and lost a fumble in a game delayed more than an hour by lightning in the second half.
– Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns for the Cowboys in a 44-20 thumping of the Giants. Prescott shook off a pair of first-half turnovers to finish 22 of 32 for 302 yards, one day to the year of his gruesome ankle injury suffered against New York. The already injury-plagued Giants lost running back Saquon Barkley to an apparent ankle sprain in the first quarter and quarterback Daniel Jones to a concussion in the second.
– DeAndre Hopkins hauled in a difficult 9-yard touchdown catch with 5:13 remaining to give the Cardinals a 17-7 lead in a 17-10 downing of the 49ers. Kyler Murray completed 22 of 31 passes for 239 yards to help the Cardinals improve to 5-0 for the first time since 1974. Niners rookie Trey Lance finished 15 of 29 passing for 192 yards and one interception in his first career start, also rushing for a team-high 89 yards.
– Austin Ekeler scored three touchdowns, including a 3-yard score with 1:31 remaining in the Chargers’ wild 47-42 triumph over the Browns. Justin Herbert had his record 11th 300-yard game with 398 yards passing and tied a career-high with four touchdowns. Mike Williams had 165 receiving yards and caught two TD passes for the Chargers, off to their first 4-1 start since 2014.
– Justin Fields threw his first career touchdown pass and the Bears’ defense was stellar in a 20-9 downing of the Raiders in Vegas. Jesper Horsted caught the first TD pass by Fields, who went 12 of 20 for 111 yards in his third career start. Derek Carr passed for 206 yards and Josh Jacobs rushed for a late touchdown in the Raiders’ second consecutive loss.
– Jalen Hurts ran six yards for a touchdown with 2:38 left, completing the Eagles’ comeback in a 21-18 downing of the Panthers. Hurts had a pair of scoring runs in the second half to help Philadelphia come back from a 12-point deficit. DaVonta Smith had seven catches for 77 yards and a 2-point conversion for the Eagles.
– The Steelers’ three-game losing streak is over after rookie Najee Harris ran for a season-high 122 yards in their 27-19 victory over the
Broncos. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns while enjoying great protection all afternoon. Teddy Bridgewater completed 24 of 38 passes for 288 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns for Denver, which has dropped two straight since a 3-0 start.
– Jameis Winston connected on a Hail Mary for one of his four touchdown passes in the Saints’ 33-22 downing of Washington. Winston connected with Marquez Callaway on the 49-yard TD on the final play of the first half after hitting Deonte Harris for a 72-yard score. Washington QB Taylor Heinicke was picked off twice while completing just 20 of his 41 passes for 248 yards and no touchdowns.
– Greg Joseph made a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Vikings a 19-17 victory over the winless Lions. Joseph made four field goals, including a career-best 55-yarder. Alexander Mattison provided 153 total yards and a second quarter touchdown catch for Minnesota.
– The Titans dealt the Jaguars their 20th consecutive loss as Derrick Henry ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns in Tennessee’s 37-19 victory. The Jaguars fumbled on the third play of the game, with Kevin Byard scooping it up and running 30 yards for a score. Jacksonville also missed an extra point, dropped a potential pick-6, missed a 53-yard field goal and and was flagged for a phantom pass interference penalty on a third-down play.
– Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds left lifted the Patriots to a 25-22 win over the Texans. Rookie Mac Jones threw a touchdown pass to tie it in the fourth quarter and engineered a 15-play, 85-yard drive that ended with Folk’s fourth field goal of the day. Jones threw for 231 yards with a touchdown and an interception as the Patriots ended a two-game skid.
– The Falcons were winners in London as Matt Ryan threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns in their 27-20 victory over the Jets. Rookie Kyle Pitts hauled in his first NFL TD catch and had nine rebounds for 119 yards in his finest game of the young season. Ryan completed 33 of 45 passes with no interceptions despite playing without his top two receivers.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox used extra innings to take a two-games-to-one lead over the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series. Christian Vazquez slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th to give the Red Sox a 6-4 win over the Rays. The Red Sox were ahead, 4-2 in the eighth inning before Wander Franco homered and Randy Arozarena tied it with an RBI double. Franco also scored on Austin Meadows’ two-run homer in the first inning. It was 4-all when Yandy Diaz singled with one out in the 13th and came around to score on a double by Kevin Kiermaier that glanced off the right field wall, caromed off outfelder Hunter Renfroe and flew into the bullpen. Umpires conferred and went to the headsets before correctly awarding Kiermaier a ground rule double, sending Diaz back to third. Boston’s Kike Hernandez made it 4-2 with his seventh consecutive hit, a solo homer in the fifth. He also singled home a run. Kyle Schwarber also homered for the Red Sox, who can wrap up the series today.

Meanwhile, the White Sox have avoided a three-game sweep in the AL Division Series by turning a 5-1 deficit into a 12-6 rout of the Astros. The game changed in the third inning as Yasmani Grandal smacked a two-run homer and Leury Garcia delivered a three-run blast. Grandal also was hit by a throw in a three-run fourth, allowing Luis Robert to come home and put the White Sox ahead to stay. The Astros lost despite Kyle Tucker’s two-run homer and two-run double. Garcia had four ribbies for the White Sox, who host Game 4 on Monday.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Kyle Larson rallied from early electrical issues Sunday to win for the seventh time this season and storm into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Larson’s victory on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was his seventh of the season. Larson and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott moved into the round of eight, but Alex Bowman and William Byron were eliminated. Elliott was nearly sabotaged by a vengeful Kevin Harvick who was seeking payback after Elliott cost him a win three weeks ago. Tyler Reddick finished second.


LAS VEGAS (AP) – Sungjae Im carded seven birdies in eight holes around the turn for a four-shot victory at the PGA Shriners Children’s Open. Im was among four players who had at least a share of the lead on the front nine before his birdie blitz led to a 9-under 62 and a 24-under total. Matthew Wolff was second, one in front of Rory Sabbatini, Marc Leishman and Adam Schenk.


WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) – Jin Young Ko has won a tournament while tying an impressive scoring record. She finished off a wire-to-wire victory in the LPGA’s Cognizant Founders Cup, closing with a 5-under 66 for an 18-under total. Ko has strung together 14 consecutive rounds in the 60, tying the mark set by Annika Sorenstam in 2005. Ko joined Nelly Korda as the only three-time winners on the LPGA Tour this season. Caroline Masson finished four shots back in second.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Phil Mickelson has won for the third time in four career starts on the PGA Tour Champions, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-shot victory over Miguel Angel Jimenez in the Constellation Furyk & Friends. The 51-year-old Mickelson won for the first time since his out-of-nowhere triumph at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in May for his sixth career major title. Jimenez pulled even with Lefty with back-to-back birdies on the back nine, but Mickelson birdied 15 to move back in front for good.


PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) – Anibal Godoy scored in the 54th minute as Panama upended the United States 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier. American coach Gregg Berhalter started a largely second-string lineup in the middle of another hectic stretch of three matches in seven days. The U.S. has eight points after five of 14 games, ahead of Panama on goal difference, heading into Wednesday night’s match against Costa Rica at Columbus, Ohio.


UNDATED (AP) – Georgia is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking the top spot in the regular season for the first time since 1982. The Bulldogs claimed all 62 first-place votes following their lopsided win over Auburn and Alabama’s loss at Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide slipped from first to fifth following their first loss in 20 games. Iowa moved up a spot to second and is followed by Cincinnati and Oklahoma, giving hope for some fresh blood in the CFP semifinals. Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Oregon and Michigan State round out the top 10, with five of those spots occupied by Big 10 teams. Auburn fell out of the poll and Texas A&M re-emerged at 21 following the Aggies’ win over the Tide.


NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers and top center Mika Zibanejad have agreed to an eight-year contract worth $68 million. Zibanejad will count $8.5 million against the salary cap beginning next season and through 2029-30. The 28-year-old Swede was almost a point-a-game player last season with 24 goals and 26 assists in 50 games despite a slow start. Zibanejad has 283 points in 323 regular-season games since the Rangers acquired him from Ottawa in 2016.

(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 101021 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Fargo Davies won the State Boy’s Soccer Tournament.
High School Boys Soccer
State Tournament – Jamestown
5th Place
(W3) Bismarck Century 3, (2W) Bismarck High 2
3rd Place
(3E) West Fargo Sheyenne 1, (2E) Grand Forks Red River 0
(1E) Fargo Davies 1, (4E) Fargo Shanley 0
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
High School Boys Cross Country
Class A
WDA Championships – Dickinson
1. Williston, 43
2. Bismarck High, 49
3. Bismarck Century, 73
4. Dickinson, 93
5. Bismarck Legacy, 112
6. Miinot, 180
7. Jamestown, 190
8. Mandan, 213
9. Watford City, 313
Individual winner: Ivan Askim of Williston, 15:48
Class B
West Region Meet – Bismarck
1. Bowman County, 38
2. New Town, 52
3. Beulah, 107
4. Killdeer, 143
5. Standing Rock, 165
6. South Prairie – Max, 180
7. Stanley, 187
8. Burke Central, 230
9. Southern McLean, 232
10. Shiloh Christian, 233
11. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 250
12. Bishop Ryan, 300
13. White Shield, 320
Individual winner: Ian Busche of Beulah, 16:08
High School Girls Cross Country
Class A
WDA Championships – Dickinson
1. Williston, 50
2. Minot, 79
3. Bismarck High, 97
4. Bismarck Legacy, 104
5. Bismarck Century, 171
6. Mandan, 181
7. Jamestown, 203
8. Watford City, 248
9. Dickinson, 295
Individual winner: Bayla Weigel of Bismarck High, 18:27
Class B
West Region Meet – Bismarck
1. Southern McLean, 51
2. Bowman County, 77
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 89
4. Killdeer, 95
5. Stanley, 102
6. New Town, 117
7. Beulah, 159
8. Bishop Ryan, 187
Individual winner: Brynn Hanson of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 19:19
High School Football
Independant 6-Man
State Playoffs – First Round
Trenton 71, Mandaree 0
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
Fargo Scheels Invite – records
Bismarck High, 5-1 (2nd Gold Bracket)
Bismarck Century, 5-1 (3rd Gold Bracket)
Bismarck St. Mary’s, 4-3 (6th Gold Bracket)
Minot, 3-3 (3rd Silver Bracket)
Bismarck Legacy, 4-3 (5th Silver Bracket)
Jamestown, 3-4
Mandan, 1-6
College Football
MSU-Moorhead 29, Minot State 17
College Mens Hockey
North Dakota 4, Niagara 0
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 5, Colorado 0
College Womens Volleyball
Sioux Falls def. Minot State, 25-12, 25-6, 25-10
NAHL Hockey
North Iowa Bulls 6, Minot Minotauros 3
Bismarck Bobcats 3, Aberdeen Wings 2
VERMILLION, S.D. (UND) – No. 13 North Dakota mustered only 258 yards of total offense and one touchdown, falling to South Dakota, 20-13, from the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D. on Saturday. UND (2-3, 0-2 MVFC) just couldn’t seem to find its rhythm on offense, entering the red zone only twice in the contest to drop its second straight conference bout. For the second straight week, the Fighting Hawks defense swallowed up the attack of the Coyotes for a majority of the tilt. UND held the Yotes to just 179 yards through the air; however, the hosts held the ball for over 34 minutes and rushed for 189 yards to notch the upset. Tommy Schuster finished 24-of-37 for 208 yards and a touchdown while USD’s Carson Camp was sacked three times but completed nearly 70 percent of his passes and two touchdowns. The ground game couldn’t find its footing on the turf in Vermillion, with Otis Weah scampering for 58 yards on 15 carries to lead the Hawks. Travis Theis broke out with 138 yards on 23 carries, including a few key runs on the final drive of the game, to lead all rushers for USD.
FARGO, N.D. (NDSU) – Quincy Patterson accounted for four touchdowns on offense and fifth-ranked North Dakota State’s defense recorded five sacks in a 34-20 victory over No. 12 Northern Iowa on Saturday at the Fargodome. Christian Watson caught five passes for a career-high 163 yards including an 85-yard touchdown from Patterson to open the scoring midway through the first quarter. Patterson finished 11 of 21 passing for 182 yards and two TDs. North Dakota State (5-0, 2-0 MVFC) led 13-10 at halftime after a pair of field goals by Jake Reinholz from 27 and 22 yards, and the Bison used a pair of big plays on defense and special teams early in the third quarter to set up their next score. Theo Day was 12-of-31 passing for 257 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers, but was sacked five times for a loss of 35 yards.


UNDATED (AP) – You can expect to see a new No. 1 in Sunday’s Associated Press college football poll after Alabama ended its 19-game winning streak. Seth Small made a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give Texas A&M a 41-38 triumph over the top-ranked Crimson Tide. The Tide had scored 21 straight points to take a 38-31 lead, but the Aggies tied it when Zach Calzada connected with Ainias Smith for a 25-yard touchdown strike with three minutes left. Calzada threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns as A&M handed Alabama its first loss since Nov. 30, 2019 against Auburn.

Oklahoma and Texas just completed the highest-scoring game in the history of the Red River rivalry. Kennedy Brooks led the sixth-ranked Sooners to a 55-48 victory over No. 21 Texas. Brooks ran for 217 yards and two go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 33-yard romp with three seconds left. The Sooners overcame a 21-point deficit, matching the second-largest comeback in program history. Caleb Williams completed 15 of 24 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns after replacing Spencer Rattler, who had two turnovers in the first half that led to Texas touchdowns.
The best matchup of the day had third-ranked Iowa rallying for a 23-20 win against No. 4 Penn State. Spencer Petras threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Nico Ragaini to complete the Hawkeyes’ comeback from a two-touchdown deficit. Iowa picked off four passes and stifled the Nittany Lions after quarterback Sean Clifford was knocked out of the game in the first half. Backup Ta’Quan Roberson was just 7 of 21 for 34 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
Checking out Saturday’s other completed Top-25 action:
– Stetson Bennett passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns in leading second-ranked Georgia past No. 18 Auburn, 34-10. The nation’s top defense gave up only its second touchdown of the year before beating the Tigers for the fifth straight time.
– CJ Stroud passed for five touchdowns and seventh-ranked Ohio State reached the end zone on its first eight possessions in a 66-17 crushing of Maryland. The Buckeyes freshman quarterback was 24 for 33 for 406 yards, including two touchdowns each to star wideouts Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson.
– Ninth-ranked Michigan beat Nebraska, 32-29 on a 39-yard field goal by Jake Moody with 1:24 remaining. Moody’s fourth field goal came after Wolverines defensive back Brad Hawkins forced quarterback Adrian Martinez to fumble, returning it 19 yards to the Nebraska 18.
– Boise State pulled off an impressive upset as the Broncos forced four turnovers in a 26-17 win at No. 10 BYU. Cyrus Habibi-Likio ran for a season-high 75 yards and a touchdown in Boise’s first win in its last three meetings with the Cougars.
– Eleventh-ranked Michigan State earned a 31-13 win at Rutgers as Jalen Nailor caught touchdown passes of 63, 63 and 65 yards from Payton Thorne. Nailor rolled up a career-high 221 yards on five catches for the Spartans, who are 6-0 for the first time in six years.
– No. 14 Notre Dame completed two scoring drives over the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat Virginia Tech, 32-29. Jonathan Doerer won it by nailing a 48-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining. It came after Jack Coan threw for a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie it with 2:26 left.
– No. 16 Kentucky is 6-0 for the first time since 1950 after Will Levis threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more scores in a 42-21 blowout of LSU. Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
– Matt Corral threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Sanders with 67 seconds remaining before 17th-ranked Mississippi stopped a two-point conversion try on the final play for a wild 52-51 win over No. 13 Arkansas. The Razorbacks scored a TD as time expired as Warren Thompson hauled in a nine-yard pass from KJ Jefferson.
– No. 19 Wake Forest pulled out a 40-37 overtime victory at Syracuse on A.T. Perry’s third TD of the afternoon. Perry caught a 22-yard pass from Sam Hartman in the left corner of the end zone, six plays after the Orange kicked a field goal to go ahead in OT.
– Emory Jones had a career-high four touchdowns passes as 20th-rated Florida punished Vanderbilt, 42-0. Dameon Pierce ran for a pair of TDs and grabbed a scoring pass in helping the Gators beat the Commodores for the 30th time in their last 31 meetings.
– Tanner Mordecai threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 24 SMU down Navy, 31-24. The Mustangs trailed by 14 in the second quarter until Bryan Massey scored on a 95-yard kickoff return.
– No. 25 San Diego State is 5-0 after Greg Bell rushed for 111 yards and a TD in their 31-7 pounding of New Mexico. Jordan Brookshire furnished a pair of rushing touchdowns and Chance Bell reached the end zone for the Aztecs.


UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are coming home after splitting the first two games of their respective NL Division Series. Jose Urias hit an RBI single and limited the Giants to a run and three hits over five innings of the Dodgers’ 9-2 rout of San Francisco. The Dodgers broke it open in the sixth as Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock each delivered RBI doubles. Will Smith added a homer leading off the Dodgers’ three-run eighth. Losing pitcher Kevin Gausman was reached for four runs on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings. The Giants managed just six hits after Friday’s 4-0 shutout of LA.

Max Fried combined with three relievers on a five-hitter as the Braves blanked the Brewers, 3-0. Fried struck out nine while limiting Milwaukee to three hits over six innings. The Brewers didn’t get a runner in scoring position until Willy Adames hit a two-out double in the sixth. Fried responded by striking out Eduardo Escobar. Austin Riley homered and Ozzie Albies had an RBI double for the Braves, who bounced back after losing 2-1 in Game 1. The NL Division Series resume on Monday.
The two AL Division Series are changing venues and will resume today. The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays split their first two games. Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 3 after pitching well in Boston’s wild-card win over the Yankees on Tuesday. Rays manager Kevin Cash will go with Drew Rasmussen. The Bosox posted a 14-6 rout of the Rays on Friday after absorbing a 5-0 shutout in the series opener.
The Chicago White Sox will look to avoid a three-game sweep when they host the Houston Astros. The southsiders will start Dylan Cease in Game 3 against Rookie of the Year candidate Luis Garcia. White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Carlos Rodon might pitch a potential Game 4 on Monday after being limited down the regular-season stretch because of shoulder soreness and fatigue. Houston has earned five-run victories in each of the first two games.


LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tyson Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round Saturday night in Las Vegas. Fury retained his WBC title in a thrilling conclusion to a superlative heavyweight trilogy. Fury finished Wilder for the second straight time in their trilogy, but only after five combined knockdowns. Wilder was knocked down in the third round and appeared to be on his way out, but he improbably rallied to knock down Fury twice in the final minutes of the fourth round. Fury finally finished it in the 11th, sending Wilder face-first to the canvas with a chopping right hand fired from high in the air.



UNDATED (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have placed star cornerback Jaire Alexander on injured reserve. The move means Alexander must miss at least the next three games. Alexander hurt a shoulder in a 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Matt LaFleur has said he’s hopeful that Alexander will avoid surgery and could “be back with us in a matter of weeks.” Alexander made the Pro Bowl and earned second-team honors in All-Pro balloting last season.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
– The Bills have signed cornerback Taron Johnson to a three-year contract extension through 2024. The deal is for $24 million, with about $14 million guaranteed.
– Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. will not play Sunday against the Chargers due to a nagging ankle injury suffered in the season opener at Kansas City. The Browns also activated starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. from injured reserve.
– The 49ers have placed star tight end George Kittle on injured reserve with a calf injury that has been bothering him for weeks. Kittle played through the injury last week but was unable to practice at all this week.
– The Bears have placed running back David Montgomery on injured reserve because of a sprained knee and activated linebacker Danny Trevathan. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks did not travel with the team and will miss Sunday’s game at Las Vegas.
– The Raiders have placed cornerbacks Trayvon Mullen and backup Damon Arnette on injured reserve, shutting down both for at least three weeks. Backup tight end Derek Carrier is also on the list. All three players got hurt in last week’s loss to the Chargers.
– Chargers cornerback Ryan Smith has been activated from injured reserve. Smith was signed as a free agent from Tampa Bay during the offseason, but missed training camp and the first four weeks of the season due to a core muscle injury.
– Chiefs second-year linebacker Willie Gay Jr. has posted on social media that he is struggling with his mental health. Gay offered no specifics in the tweet, which was posted soon after Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Gay was excused from practice for “personal reasons.” Gay returned to practice just this week after coming off injured reserve.
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