Watson rusty in return but Browns get 27-14 win over Texans
Deshaun Watson struggled in a sloppy performance in his first game in 700 days, but a punt return for a touchdown by Donovan Peoples-Jones and two defensive TDs were plenty enough to give the Cleveland Browns a 27-14 win over the lowly Houston Texans Sunday.
Rams' Goff dislocates thumb, Jets' Gore has chest injury
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Jared Goff popped his dislocated right thumb thumb back into place and kept playing. “It’s OK right now," said Goff, who was 23 of 42 for 224 yards and an interception in the Rams' 20-9 loss at Seattle on Sunday. In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Frank Gore ran his way to another career milestone and then was forced to watch the New York Jets' second win from the sideline. — Baltimore center Patrick Mekari left the Ravens' 27-13 win over the New York Giants with a back injury. — Carolina left tackle Trent Scott left early in the third quarter of the Panthers' 20-13 win over Washington with a shoulder injury and did not return.
The Latest: Mississippi pauses football activities thru Wed
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Mississippi has paused football team activities until at least next Wednesday because of new COVID-19 cases. Ole Miss will work with the Southeastern Conference to determine the effects of the pause on those games. ___The Cleveland Browns got two more players back from the COVID-19 list, activating starting linebacker Sione Takitaki and defensive end Joe Jackson on Friday. Earlier this week, the team activated star defensive end Myles Garrett, who missed the past two games after getting sick. He was placed on the COVID-19 list Nov. 24.
Cowboys defense giving up points, offense giving up the ball
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys defense is giving up points at a rate unseen since the franchise’s winless inaugural season six decades ago, and their offense keeps giving up the ball even while scoring in bunches. “What I don’t like, is I don’t like the pattern of the four games that we’ve played. The points are outrageous, the time of possession is totally lopsided, and we’re minus-7 in the turnover ratio. The only time the Cowboys had ever done that was during their 0-11-1 debut in 1960. And not starting fast enough, that’s what’s been killing us over the past few games,” Prescott said.