Nevada's governor signed a bill Monday clearing the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to the Raiders, although NFL owners still need to approve the team's move to Oakland before Sin City becomes a football town.
New Orleans kicker Wil Lutz slotted a 52-yard field goal with 11 seconds left to give the Saints a 41-38 victory over Carolina on Sunday, dropping last year's NFC champion Panthers to a 1-5 record.
Deshaun Watson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Artavis Scott in overtime and Marcus Edmond followed with an interception to give No. 3 Clemson a 24-17 victory over North Carolina State in college football on Saturday.
San Diego's Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and one touchdown, passing Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become the Chargers' career passing leader and leading the hosts to a 21-13 win against Denver on Thursday.
Roberto Aguayo's shaky first NFL season got a big lift Monday night. The rookie made up for missing two earlier field goals by converting a 38-yard field goal as time expired to break a tie and lift the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Carolina Panthers 17-14.
The nine-game winning streak for the Super Bowl champions came to an end Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons beat the Denver Broncos 23-16 on the same day that Tom Brady made his triumphant return to the NFL.
Arizona's Drew Stanton threw two touchdown passes to Larry Fitzgerald in his first start in two years as the Cardinals capitalized on San Francisco mistakes and recorded a 33-21 road win on Thursday.
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has been fined US$10,000 for his controversial bow and arrow celebration, the National Football League confirmed Thursday.
Minnesota's defense denied Odell Beckham Jr. all night and forced two turnovers that led to 10 points, and the Vikings mystified Eli Manning yet again during a 24-10 victory Monday over the New York Giants.
Message to all those other NFL defenses: Cover Julio Jones. The Falcons receiver caught 12 passes for 300 yards -- becoming the sixth player in NFL history to hit the 300-yard mark in receiving to lift Atlanta to a 48-33 victory over Carolina on Sunday.