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Manning's late TD pass ends Giants' skid

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night.

"It meams a lot," Manning said. "That's what I told the guys this week. We've worked too hard not to be rewarded with wins. ... We just weren't able to get some of the outcomes or make the plays we needed to win. Today we were able to do that."

Manning threw two TD passes to Odell Beckham Jr. and then engineered the late game-winning drive with help from a pair of third-down penalties against Malcolm Smith and Ahkello Witherspoon.

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Hip injury may shelve Flacco vs. Bengals

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Carrying a three-game losing streak and a losing record, the Baltimore Ravens now face the burden of uncertainty at the quarterback position.

Joe Flacco is nursing a hip injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against Cincinnati, an AFC North matchup that carries huge ramifications for the sagging Ravens.

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Bengals to hire ex-Browns coach Jackson

CLEVELAND (AP) Hue Jackson's timeout from coaching didn't last long.

Fired last month after a brutal run with the Browns, Jackson will rejoin Cincinnati's staff under Marvin Lewis, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Monday night.

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Rams lose WR Kupp to torn knee ligament

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles receiver Cooper Kupp is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee, depriving the Rams' offense of a major contributor heading into a showdown with Kansas City.

Coach Sean McVay on Monday confirmed the ACL injury for Kupp, who led the Rams in yards receiving last season. Kupp is likely to have surgery this week.

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Buccaneers to stick with QB Fitzpatrick

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback.

Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that the 14th-year pro, who failed to produce a touchdown in the previous day's 16-3 loss to Washington, will start next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.

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Struggling Jets to stick with Bowles

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Bowles is staying put as coach of the New York Jets.

For now, at least.

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Bengals fire DC after another bad loss

CINCINNATI (AP) Marvin Lewis got the Bengals' head coaching job because of his reputation for defensive excellence. He's now in charge of trying to resuscitate a historically bad unit and pulling Cincinnati's season back from the brink.

The Bengals fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday, a day after a 51-14 loss to the Saints that ranks among the worst in franchise history. New Orleans scored on every possession except the last one - when it took a knee while in field-goal range - during its rout at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Saints add Marshall after Bryant injury

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton says the Saints have signed veteran receiver Brandon Marshall.

Marshall's addition adds depth to an offense that already leads the NFL in scoring with 36.7 points per game and ranks in the top five in yards per game with 413.9.

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Bills release turnover-prone QB Peterman

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Nathan Peterman's turnover-over prone days with the Buffalo Bills are over after the second-year player was cut by the team on Monday.

The move was announced as the Bills (3-7) enter their bye week, and not long after coach Sean McDermott backed Peterman earlier in the day.

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Redskins lose another OL for season

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Rookie tackle Geron Christian is out for the rest of the season in the latest significant injury to the Washington Redskins' offensive line.

Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Christian will miss the final seven games of the regular season and any in the playoffs after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Christian, the Redskins' third-round pick who was forced into action by a bevy of injuries, hurt his knee Sunday at Tampa Bay.

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