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Saints edge error-prone Seahawks on FG

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SEATTLE (AP) Alvin Kamara and Jameis Winston were the happy beneficiaries of the Seattle Seahawks' many mistakes.

Then it was rookie Brian Johnson's turn to make sure the New Orleans Saints got the win they needed to keep pace in the NFC South.

"In a game like this where things are close, things get a little a little ugly towards the end, it builds confidence to be able to come into a game like this and close it out the way we did," Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan said.


Adams on COVID list, likely out Thursday

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers likely will have to face the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals without 2020 All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and defensive coordinator Joe Barry.

General manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday afternoon that the team has placed Adams on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That announcement came just over an hour after coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that Barry had tested positive.


Panthers to revisit deal for QB Watson?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Seven games into Sam Darnold's tenure with the Carolina Panthers there are serious concerns about his ability to develop into the team's quarterback of the future.

The slumping Darnold, who has thrown seven interceptions during the team's four-game losing streak, was benched in the second half of Carolina's 25-3 road loss to the New York Giants on Sunday raising speculation whether the Panthers might reconsider trading for Deshaun Watson.


Browns QB Mayfield not practicing

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Baker Mayfield isn't healthy enough to practice, and he may not be much closer to playing either.

The Browns' quarterback sat out Monday's workout because of a troubling shoulder injury and there are early signs pointing to Mayfield missing this week's home game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers.


Slumping 49ers sticking with Garoppolo

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) With the San Francisco 49ers mired in a four-game losing streak and starter Jimmy Garoppolo coming off the worst game of his career, coach Kyle Shanahan still isn't ready to make a change at quarterback - even if rookie Trey Lance is healthy.

Garoppolo turned the ball over three times and struggled to move the offense for most of Sunday night's 30-18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts but will remain the starter when the Niners head to Chicago this week.


Bears' Nagy tests positive for COVID-19

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy says he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Nagy, who is vaccinated, announced the result during a Zoom call Monday minutes after his usual in-person session was switched.


Jets get QB Flacco, Wilson out 2-4 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets will try to turn around their season without Zach Wilson for a few games.

The rookie quarterback has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be sidelined two to four weeks, coach Robert Saleh confirmed after Wilson had an MRI on Monday.


Banged-up Broncos get LB Young from Rams

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The injury-riddled Denver Broncos acquired inside linebacker Kenny Young from the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, four days after they were gouged by third-string Cleveland running back D'Ernest Johnson.

The teams also exchanged 2024 late-round draft picks with the Rams (6-1) receiving a sixth-round selection and the Broncos (3-4) getting back a seventh-rounder.


Longtime official Madsen dies at 71

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Carl Madsen, who worked as an NFL on-field umpire and then as a replay official, died Sunday. He was 71.

The league confirmed Monday that Madsen, who had worked the Kansas City-Tennessee game, died on his way home.


Brady becomes first with 600 TD passes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tom Brady's latest milestone is another untouchable one.

Brady became the first player to throw 600 career touchdown passes and then tacked on two more in Tampa Bay's 38-3 rout over Chicago on Sunday.

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