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OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

ATLANTA — Jason Heyward stirred up enormous expectations when he joined the Atlanta Braves at age 20. He homered in his first big league at-bat. He was voted to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He was hailed as the future of the game by Hank Aaron.

NASHVILLE — Ben Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 on Monday night.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt Ryan is as surprised as anyone that the Atlanta Falcons are tied for first in the NFC South with a 4-6 record.

PHILADELPHIA — A dominant defense made it easy for Mark Sanchez.

BALTIMORE — Mired in a two-game losing streak and stuck in last place, the Baltimore Ravens broke out their old recipe for success to earn a much-needed victory.

TAMPA, Fla. — Standing in a winning locker room for the first time in nearly two months, Matt Ryan stopped short of saying the Atlanta Falcons are back on track after ending a five-game losing streak.

From his residence in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Ryan Martin said it was "awesome" that Central High School was in the state football playoffs and had a winning record this year.

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton's harried look summed it up.

Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young was a guest Monday on "Press Row" on ESPN's 105.1 The Zone to talk Brady-Manning and all things football:

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Indianapolis Colts weren't going to have a hangover from last week's defeat.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The chant began midway through the fourth quarter with the latest matchup between the all-time great quarterbacks long ago decided: "Brady's Better."

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six scores to set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performances for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

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