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Beckham returns but Lions beat Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) So far, so good for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Eli Manning and the New York Giants are heading in the opposite direction.

Stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return and the Lions beat the Giants 24-10 on Monday night.

The Lions (2-0) sacked Eli Manning five times and Stafford put together another big game while sending the Giants (0-2) to a second straight disappointing performance. Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returned from a sprained left ankle, but New York still struggled offensively.


Judge denies NFL bid to keep Elliott ban

FRISCO, Texas (AP) A federal judge in Texas has denied the NFL's request to suspend his injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant on Monday was expected and came after the NFL had already moved on to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans with the same request.


Falcons' Beasley out at least 1 game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons All-Pro Vic Beasley has a hamstring strain and is ruled out for this week's game at Detroit, and could be sidelined even longer.

Atlanta coach Dan Quinn declined to say if last year's NFL sacks leader will be out longer than this week.


Bradford's knee 'better,' return unclear

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes that Sam Bradford's injured left knee is getting better. Zimmer is not sure when it will improve enough to allow the team's starting quarterback to return to the field.

Zimmer tried to be a little more forthcoming Monday about Bradford's health, a day after some ornery and curt answers only seemed to add more confusion to the situation. He said that he did not believe Bradford's injury would be long term, but said there was no timeline for his return.


Gronk says groin injury isn't serious

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Rob Gronkowski says the groin injury he suffered in New Orleans is not serious and pronounced himself as "day to day" regarding this week's game against the Houston Texans.

"The reports say out there that it was my groin and, yes, it is my groin," the oft-injured New England star tight end said Monday of the injury that caused him to leave Sunday's 36-20 Patriots victory over the Saints. "It's nothing serious and I'm just day to day."


Garrett to discuss effort with Elliott

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Ezekiel Elliott was accused of quitting by Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson in Dallas' 42-17 loss to Denver.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett never directly disagreed Monday.


Luck out Sunday, no timetable to return

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck will miss his third consecutive game Sunday after being ruled out by Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano on Monday. And there's still no timetable for his return to practice.

While Pagano didn't rule out the possibility of Luck coming back Wednesday, Pagano acknowledged that doctors still have not cleared the franchise quarterback to participate.


Browns' Kizer: Migraine affected vision

BEREA, Ohio (AP) DeShone Kizer gets a migraine headache once or twice a year.

Unfortunately, Cleveland's rookie quarterback was afflicted by a nasty one Sunday - in his second NFL game, before a deafening, hostile crowd, and against one of the league's most tenacious defenses.


Browns WR Coleman has broken hand

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Corey Coleman's second NFL season is off to an eerily similar start to his first.

Cleveland's top wide receiver broke his right hand again during Sunday's loss in Baltimore, and the 2016 first-round pick had surgery Monday. He is not expected to play again for at least two months.


Bears sticking with Glennon as starter

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Mike Glennon remains the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. The wait for No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky continues.

Coach John Fox said the Bears won't be changing quarterbacks for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend despite a rough outing by Glennon in his return to Tampa Bay as Chicago fell to 0-2.

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