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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers 35-21

- Associated Press

Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

Miami wide receiver Stacy Coley (3) breaks the tackle of Miami defensive back Ray Lewis III (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Miami manhandles Virginia Tech 30-6

- Associated Press

Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech’s fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night.

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands on the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-17. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Staying ready for his opportunity pays off for Colt McCoy

- The Washington Times

“That’s all anybody can hope for,” said the Redskins quarterback’s father, Brad. “It’s a chance, it’s an opportunity, and be ready when you get that opportunity. We were excited for him that he did get it — and that he was ready.”

Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Alfred Morris takes blame for Redskins’ rushing woes

- The Washington Times

The Redskins led the NFL in rushing in 2012 and ranked fifth last year, even in the midst of a 3-13 season. Entering Monday night’s game in Dallas, though, the Redskins rank 21st in rushing yards per game this season and are tied for 16th in yards per carry.

 A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Source: Roger Goodell told to testify in Ray Rice appeal

- Associated Press

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown pass to Davante Adams (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Packers aim to end Saints' Superdome streak

- Associated Press

One of Aaron Rodgers' vivid memories of his first season as an NFL starter involves a nationally televised, prime-time contest in the Superdome.

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 25-26 - FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, Oakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano gestures from the sideline during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Raiders try to erase only zero left

- Associated Press

There's only one zero remaining in the NFL standings, right next to Oakland - and on the wrong side of the ledger.

Vikings, Bucs hope to rebound from slow starts

- Associated Press

Leslie Frazier has moved on since being fired in Minnesota, settling into a position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that hasn't allowed much time to ponder what went wrong in his old job.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith looks to throw a pass against the San Diego Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Chiefs QB Alex Smith gets another crack at Rams

- Associated Press

The future and fortunes of the Kansas City Chiefs changed dramatically by what happened in St. Louis two years ago, in the early stages of a game that they weren't even playing.

Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo (9) taps running back DeMarco Murray (29) on the cheek after handing him the ball after their NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct.  19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys won 31-21. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Romo-McCoy brings intrigue to Cowboys-Redskins

- Associated Press

Tony Romo could barely walk the last time he saw the Washington Redskins. Colt McCoy barely came away with a win in his last visit to the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 25-26 - FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, Oakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano gestures from the sideline during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Coaching hot seats heating up

- Associated Press

The tabloids have the trap door set for Rex Ryan in New York. Talk radio can't chat enough about who the next coach of the Falcons will be.

In this Oct. 15, 2014 photo Matthew Johnfroe, 5, draws a picture in his home in Lenoir, N.C.  Last year his family learned that Matthew suffers from type 4 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a disorder that makes the tissues in his small body thin, meaning even a small scrape requires two or more adhesive bandages. A fall or bump could rupture anything in Matthew's body, such as his arteries or any of his organs, said his mother, Stachia Hagaman.  (AP Photo/The News-Topic, Lex Menz)

5-year-old NC boy avoids bumps due to illness

- Associated Press

Matthew Johnfroe, 5, sat in the living room floor with a blue marker scribbling away at a piece of paper. He drew two curlicues meant to be wheels, a box with the number 16 on it, and a figure with a circle for a torso and squares for arms and legs walking out of the box.

This image made from a video provided by KOMO shows emergency personnel responding after reports of a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/KOMONews.com) MANDATORY CREDIT

School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

- Associated Press

A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others - including two of his cousins - before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.