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Rams hold off 49ers 41-39 in rare Thursday night thriller

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — What many expected to be a typical Thursday night snoozer between a couple of teams lacking star power turned into quite a thriller.

With Jared Goff and Todd Gurley leading a resurgent Rams offense, Brian Hoyer sparking what had been a dormant San Francisco attack and a few late special teams blunders that almost produced an epic comeback, the 41-39 win for Los Angeles over the 49ers was exciting to watch and exhausting for those involved.

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.

The AP Pro32

Poll Release: Sep 19
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (8)2-03782
2Atlanta Falcons (1)2-03585
3Oakland Raiders (1)2-03476
4Pittsburgh Steelers (2)2-03436
5New England Patriots1-13424
6Denver Broncos2-032114
7Green Bay Packers1-13021
8Baltimore Ravens2-029212
9Detroit Lions2-028813
10Dallas Cowboys1-12663
11Carolina Panthers2-026310
12Seattle Seahawks1-12558
13Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-024815
14Philadelphia Eagles1-123411
15Minnesota Vikings1-12309
16Tennessee Titans1-121016
17Miami Dolphins1-020018
18Washington Redskins1-116723
19Houston Texans1-115524
20Arizona Cardinals1-114522
21Jacksonville Jaguars1-113919
22Los Angeles Rams1-113820
23Buffalo Bills1-112625
24Los Angeles Chargers0-212021
25New York Giants0-211117
26New Orleans Saints0-28926
27Cincinnati Bengals0-26727
28Cleveland Browns0-25229
28Chicago Bears0-25228
30San Francisco 49ers0-25130
31Indianapolis Colts0-23031
32New York Jets0-21732

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