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NFL Week 3 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Lions quiet Kyler Murray hype as Prater hits game-winning FG – CBS Sports

It’s the third NFL Sunday of the 2020 season and we’re keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 3 slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines that we can’t wait to watch unfold. Check back often to find everything you need to know about Week 3.

Schedule

Thursday

Dolphins 31, Jaguars 13 (Recap)

Sunday 

Bengals at Eagles (Recap)

Rams 32, Bills 35 (Recap)

Bears 30, Falcons 26 (Recap)

Washington 20, Browns 34 (Recap)

49ers 36, Giants 9 (Recap)

Texans 21, Steelers 28 (Recap)

Raiders 20, Patriots 36 (Recap)

Titans 31, Vikings 30 (Recap)

Jets 7, Colts 36 (Recap)

Panthers 21, Chargers 16 (Recap)

Buccaneers 28, Broncos 10 (Recap)

Lions 26, Cardinals 23 (Recap)

Cowboys 31, Seahawks 38 (Recap)

Packers at Saints, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)

Monday

Chiefs at Ravens, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)

Prater drills game-winning FG, silencing Kyler hype

Kyler Murray was one of the most popular MVP tickets this offseason, and after two games bettors were excited about the possibility of the second-year QB paying off big time on that wager. In Week 3, after struggling through two weeks, the Lions defense flipped the narrative in a must-win game. Detroit intercepted Murray three times — turnovers that proved costly in a game that was decided by a field goal. They also stopped Murray and forced a three-and-out on Arizona’s final offensive possession. As time expired, Lions kicker Matt Prater drilled a 39-yard game-winning field goal.

Does anyone throw a better deep ball than Russ?

#LetRussCook was back in full force this week. When the Seahawks needed it most, Russell Wilson not only converted a third down to keep the go-ahead drive alive, but he turned it into a perfectly-thrown deep TD to DK Metcalf. The ball may have taken some time to get there, but the ball placement is impeccable. Wilson is now the first Seahawks QB to ever have back-to-back five touchdown games. And he’s the first NFL QB to do it since Ben Roethlisberger did back in 2014. This was Wilson’s 14th TD in three games and it gave Seattle the lead.

Prescott catches fire again

Stop me if you’ve heard this before — Dak Prescott is on fire in the second half. Following a very similar blueprint to Week 2, when the Cowboys pulled off an epic comeback win over the Falcons, Prescott has been unstoppable through the air in the second half and Dallas is rallying to make an epic fourth-quarter comeback. As part of said comeback, Prescott connected with Michael Gallup on a beautifully thrown long TD.

The Cowboys missed the ensuing two-point try but came back to hit a field goal with just under four minutes left to take a 31-30 lead. Follow all of the action in our live blog of the Cowboys-Seahawks game.

Cedric Wilson adds another weapon for Dak

Who has it better than Dak Prescott? In addition to having Ezekiel Elliott and without a doubt the most talented trio of wide receivers in the NFL (Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb), you can now add Cedric Wilson to that list. Wilson broke out in a big way in Week 3 and after already housing a long TD earlier, he did it again to give the Cowboys a chance to fight back and upset the Seahawks.

Welcome back, Kenny Golladay!

Guess who is back for Detroit? No. 1 receiver Kenny Golladay showed exactly why he’s nicknamed “Baby Megatron” by high-pointing a Matthew Stafford throw for an incredible catch and score. The Lions are rallying hard with their season on the line at 0-2.

Murray dazzles in open space for TD

Kyler Murray looks more like a running back than quarterback when he gets into the open field as a runner. In fact, on his Week 3 TD run, Murray looked better than most running backs. He made something out of — let’s face it — nothing. Murray was caught dead to rights on a designed QB run before he put on the moves and put Lions defenders into spin cycle.

Diggs with the ultimate hustle play, but Metcalf?!

Trevon Diggs, brother of Bills receiver Stefon Diggs, may have just made the best hustle play of the entire 2020 season. After Russell Wilson dropped a pass right into D.K. Metcalf’s arms that traveled 55 yards in the air, the Cowboys rookie corner never gave up on the play and caught up to Metcalf — who was in celebration mode — to bat the ball out of his hands and through the end zone for a touchback. The mistake by Metcalf cost the Seahawks a touchdown — or the hustle play by Diggs saved the Cowboys one. Depends how you look at it.

Darnold avoids sack, racks up TD

It was backyard football for the New York Jets and Sam Darnold when they got into the red zone against the Colts. Darnold avoided a sack, rolled to his right and found a new favorite of his — receiver Braxton Berrios — for the TD. This at least helped make up for Darnold throwing a pick-six to start the game.

Foles does it again!

Nick Foles, who has a reputation for this kind of thing, led another incredible comeback victory coinciding with another epic Falcons collapse. On third-and-8 and with heavy pressure in his face, Foles dropped in a perfect ball for the go-ahead TD to Anthony Miller. Consider that he got leveled, this might’ve been the best throw of Week 3.

Allen Robinson pulls Bears within FG

The Chicago Bears also looked dead in the water until they made the decision to bench Mitch Trubisky for Nick Foles. Since then, the Bears have rallied to make this a game against — you guessed it — the poor, poor Falcons. Is another collapse brewing? An epic comeback? Allen Robinson did his best to give the Bears a chance at the comeback — and he was obviously aided by poor tackling on the part of the Falcons.

Allen throws go-ahead TD in wild game

The most entertaining game of Week 3 so far has undoubtedly been Rams-Bills. After the Bills dominated the first half, the Rams did the exact same thing in the second half until the Bills mounted one final drive. After a controversial pass interference call to extend the drive on fourth down, Allen connected with Tyler Kroft on the go-ahead TD.

Rams rally back vs. Bills

Down 28-3, it looked like the Rams were dead in the water and the Josh Allen for MVP ballots were becoming a real possibility. However, the Rams have since rallied with three consecutive unanswered touchdowns and a two-point conversion to cut the lead. On the third TD, Jared Goff hooked up with Cooper Kupp for the score.

49ers fool Giants, Aiyuk does the rest

Brandon Aiyuk was selected by the 49ers with their second of two first-round picks, but a training camp injury slowed the hype. Not for long, though. Aiyuk made his debut in Week 2 and turned it up another level in Week 3. The 49ers completely fooled the Giants with an end-around and Aiyuk followed a parade of three blockers to the end zone.

Ertz makes a one-handed grab

Zach Ertz is being counted on more in Week 3 with Dallas Goedert out and has responded. Ertz reeled in an impressive one-handed catch — is it the catch of the week? Time will tell but this is one is certainly in play.

Cook finds a crease, takes it to the house

The Vikings (0-2) are another team facing what is essentially a must-win Week 3 game and that means they’ll have to lean on their best offensive player: Mr. Dalvin Cook. After the Titans jumped out to a 6-0 lead, Cook found a crease and took the ball 39 yards to the house, showcasing his trademark breakaway ability.

Dwayne Haskins strikes first

The Washington Football Team entered Week 3 as massive underdogs (seven points) against the Browns, and Haskins clearly took it to heart. The second-year QB came out firing and threw a perfect strike for a TD to Dontrelle Inman.

Watson finds Cobb to give Texans lead

It has taken some time for Randall Cobb to get rolling with his new team, but he gave the Texans a huge boost in the first quarter of what has turned into a must-win game for them at 0-2. Watson connected with Cobb for a 28-yard catch-and-run to give the Texans and early lead.

The 49ers’ injury list is long … really, really long

If you took a just a quick glance at San Francisco’s current list of injured players — including nearly double-digit projected starters — you would think it reads like the final injury report for an entire regular season. You would be wrong. After just two weeks and a training camp, the 49ers have been absolutely ravaged by injuries. Here’s a look right now at their current injury status heading into Week 3:

Out for Week 3:

QB Jimmy Garoppolo

TE George Kittle

RB Raheem Mostert

LB Dre Greenlaw

Short-term IR (out Week 3+)

CB Richard Sherman

WR Deebo Samuel

RB Tevin Coleman

CB Richie James

Long-term IR (out rest of season)

DE Nick Bosa

DE Solomon Thomas

WR Jalen Hurd

















































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RNC Day 3 Highlights: Pence Says Trump Will Bring Safety, Order – NPR

Vice President Pence speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. He stressed a law and order message as protests over racism and policing continue.

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Follow live coverage of the RNC all week at NPR.org/conventions.

President Trump’s campaign was forced to deal with sudden focus on two major news stories — mounting national unrest about racial injustice after another shooting of a Black man by police in Wisconsin, and Hurricane Laura, which is threatening “unsurvivable”storm surge — on the third night of the Republican National Convention.

Vice President Pence spoke to a live audience at Fort McHenry in Baltimore as the keynote speaker and loyal partner of the president’s. While he touched on both developments, his law-and-order message quickly pivoted to attack Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the Democratic leaders who threaten basic freedoms and an economy recovering from a coronavirus pandemic.

Republicans turned to several high-profile women to highlight issues like education, health care and the effort to combat the opioid crisis as a way to win back support from female voters, specifically suburban women, who helped the GOP win the White House four years ago.

As polls continue to show the president trailing Biden, the Trump campaign worked to make the November election a choice between two starkly different visions for America’s future, rather than running on the president’s record over the past four years.

Here are three takeaways from the third night of the RNC:

1. Republicans highlighted a law-and-order message as the nation grapples with racial unrest that speakers didn’t acknowledge

Convention organizers planned a focus on law and order, with a lineup of top Republicans describing the party’s commitment to law enforcement and support for the “thin blue line.”

But a dizzying series of developments once again focused the nation’s attention on issues of systemic racism and injustice. Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wis., was shot multiple times in the back by police on Sunday. The episode, caught on video, spurred protests in Kenosha for the past four nights, and Kyle Rittenhouse, a white male teenager, was arrested for killing two people at a protest.

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In the hours leading up the convention, NBA teams boycotted playoff games, and Major League Baseball postponed some games.

Pence was the one speaker who did make a reference to the situation in Wisconsin, but he didn’t acknowledge the serious blowback that it triggered in communities across the country, or offer any commitment to address the underlying issues.

Instead he grouped it in with mentions of other incidents across the country in recent weeks. “Let me be clear: the violence must stop — whether in Minneapolis, Portland or Kenosha,” he said.

He vowed that the Trump administration stood for cracking down while Democrats didn’t favor a hard line. “We will have law and order on the streets of America. Joe Biden would double down on the very policies that are leading to unsafe streets and violence in America’s cities.”

He also warned, “You won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.” As they did earlier in the week, Republicans inaccurately argued that the Biden-Harris ticket would defund the police.

While Pence and other Republicans focus on violence related to protests, the demonstrations grew from outrage over police brutality, particularly shootings of Black people. The Trump administration’s use of the military to crack down on protests has also drawn criticism.

Several speakers used heated rhetoric about crime and threats to the suburbs — a strategy the president’s campaign has used in campaign ads, before the pandemic shifted the political conversation in the spring.

“From Seattle and Portland to Washington and New York, Democrat-run cities across this country are being overrun by violent mobs. The violence is rampant. There’s looting, chaos, destruction and murder. People that can afford to flee have fled. But the people that can’t — good, hard-working Americans — are left to fend for themselves,” South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said.

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While the mostly taped segments on Wednesday didn’t have time to specifically weigh in on the developments in Kenosha, several Black speakers were featured to push back on Democrats’ claims that President Trump is racist, and reach out to those who may feel uncomfortable with some of the president’s rhetoric.

Clarence Henderson, one of the civil rights activists who was part of sit-ins in the South in the 1960s, vouched for the president. “His policies show his heart. He has done more for Black Americans in four years than Joe Biden has done in 50,” he said.

Only 17% of registered Republican voters are nonwhite, according to data from the Pew Research Center. In comparison, 40% of Democratic voters are people of color.

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2. Republicans featured speakers and messages aimed at regaining slipping support from suburban women

President Trump’s support from both college-educated and working-class white women helped him win key battleground states in 2016, but it has dropped significantly.

Wednesday’s program included a mother who advocated for school choice; second lady Karen Pence talking about her work promoting art therapy with veterans; and Lara Trump, the wife of Trump’s son Eric, boasting about the record low unemployment numbers for women since World War II.

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Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary, recounted her personal story of deciding to undergo a preventative double mastectomy in 2018 after being diagnosed with the genetic condition for breast cancer.

She said the president called her even though she had only met him a few times, saying she was “blown away” by his personal interest. The story was part of an attempt to show a softer side of the president. “I know him well now and I can tell you that this president loves the American people, stands by Americans with preexisting conditions, and supports working moms,” she said.

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McEnany did not acknowledge that the Trump administration is supporting a lawsuit that would dismantle the requirement that insurers provide coverage to those with preexisting conditions.

Kellyanne Conway, who was the first female campaign manager to run a successful presidential campaign, cited Trump’s willingness to appoint women to top positions. She also addressed the opioid crisis, a crippling epidemic that has hit communities across the country.

“Rather than look the other way, President Trump stared directly at this drug ‘crisis next door’ and, through landmark, bipartisan legislation has helped secure historic investments in surveillance, interdiction, education, prevention, treatment and recovery. We have a long way to go, but the political inertia that cost lives, and the silence and stigma that prevents people in need from coming forward is melting away,” said Conway, who is stepping down at the end of the month.

Although the president and most speakers so far this week have largely avoided talking about the coronavirus pandemic, Pence, whom the president tapped to head up the coronavirus task force, followed first lady Melania Trump’s move to connect with people who are struggling after months of uprooted routines and economic hardship.

“After all the sacrifice in this … year like no other — all the hardship — we are finding our way forward again,” Pence said. “But tonight, our hearts are with all the families who have lost loved ones. We mourn with those who mourn, and we grieve with those who grieve.”

3. Republicans tried to shift the November election from referendum on Trump to a choice between starkly different visions

Reelection campaigns are traditionally a referendum on the incumbent president, but the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus in recent months has given Joe Biden a consistent lead in both national polls and polls in key battleground states.

Unable to gain traction on the administration’s record in recent months, the Trump campaign reverted to a traditional approach of framing the election as a choice — with speaker after speaker on Wednesday maintaining that Democrats were prepping a massive shift to government control over all aspects of life and trillions in dollars of tax increases, while the Trump-Pence ticket was preserving freedom and a good economy.

“Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for a radical left,” Pence said.

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Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst also used the frame in her remarks. “Freedom, prosperity and economic growth under a Trump-Pence administration; or the Biden-Harris path, paved by liberal coastal elites and radical environmentalists. An America where farmers are punished, jobs are destroyed and taxes crush the middle class.”

This strategy continued Tuesday night’s effort to juice the GOP base, with dire language. “Joe Biden would set America on a path of socialism and decline. But we’re not going to let it happen,” Pence pledged. (Read more about the rhetoric around “socialism” here.)

This effort is likely to be an uphill battle for the GOP. The Democratic ticket has worked to avoid getting into specific policy proposals and instead stuck to a slogan of “fighting for the soul of America.”

Progressive Democrats who have pushed for major new federal programs like “Medicare for All” and the Green New Deal have been frustrated that Biden hasn’t backed those sweeping proposals.

Biden emerged from the wide Democratic primary field as the more pragmatic choice who would be less vulnerable to attacks from the president, and more palatable to wavering independents and Republicans who are concerned about Trump’s policies, or more recently, his handling of the coronavirus.

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UFC on ESPN 10 weigh-in highlights: Cynthia Calvillo on mark, but Jessica Eye misses – MMA Junkie

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LAS VEGAS – The UFC on ESPN 10 main event fighters are weighed in, but one missed the mark.

Recent women’s flyweight title challenger Jessica Eye (15-7 MMA, 5-6 UFC) missed weight for the second straight fight Friday when she came in at 126.25 pounds – just a quarter-pound over – for her fight against fellow contender Cynthia Calvillo (8-1-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC). Calvillo was 126.

Eye used the hoop so she could weigh in without clothes – though she kept her facemask on while on the scale. Facemasks are required by the Nevada Athletic Commission at weigh-ins as part of the COVID-19 safety protocols. It is not known if Eye would have been allowed to remove the mask to see if that would have made enough of a difference to get to 126.

When Eye weighed in, she had about 45 minutes left in the two-hour weigh-ins window.

UFC on ESPN 10 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

Check out the highlights of Calvillo and Eye on the scale in the video above. And don’t miss our exclusive photo gallery below.

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