The Latest: Bills RB Gore is 5th to 19,000 scrimmage yards


The Latest on Week 8 of the NFL regular season (all times EDT):

2:15 p.m.

Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore has become the fifth player to reach 19,000 career yards from scrimmage.

The 15-year veteran hit the total exactly with an 8-yard rush just before the two-minute warning of the second half in Buffalo’s home game against Philadelphia.

Gore entered the game with 18,980 yards from scrimmage.

With 20 yards rushing against the Eagles, the 36-year-old is now 154 yards from scrimmage behind Marshall Faulk.

– John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York


1:55 p.m.

The Seattle Seahawks have lost an offensive lineman to injury almost as soon as they got another one back.

Seahawks center Justin Britt suffered a left knee injury on the opening drive and was ruled out for the remainder of the game against Atlanta.

Britt walked off the field under his own power and was replaced by Joey Hunt. Britt has started 86 of his 87 regular-season games for Seattle and hasn’t missed a game since 2016.

The injury to Britt came amid the returns of right guard D.J. Fluker and left tackle Duane Brown from injuries. Fluker missed two games and most of a third with a hamstring injury. Brown was out the past two with a biceps injury.

– George Henry reporting from Atlanta


1:30 p.m.

Jameis Winston has another turnover, though this one really wasn’t the Tampa Bay quarterback’s fault.

Winston was in the shotgun on second-and-12 at the Tampa Bay 16-yard line on the Buccaneers’ second drive when the ball was snapped sooner than expected, and Titans rookie Isaiah Mack recovered the ball. That set up a 5-yard touchdown pass by Ryan Tannehill and a 7-3 lead for Tennessee.

The No. 1 pick overall in the 2015 draft had six turnovers, including five interceptions, in a loss to Carolina on Oct. 13. The Buccaneers are coming off their open week.

– Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.


1 p.m.

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold won’t be able to avoid jokes about “seeing ghosts” anytime soon.

A plane circled TIAA Bank Field before Darnold’s game at Jacksonville pulling a huge banner that read: “Gardner Minshew ain’t afraid of no ghost.”

And then Jacksonville’s mascot, Jaxson De Ville, ran onto the field shortly before kickoff wearing a white sheet.

Darnold was wearing a microphone for ESPN’s broadcast of New York’s 33-0 loss to New England on Monday night. After the third of his five turnovers in the game, the Jets’ frustrated quarterback was sitting on the sideline in the second quarter when he made his comment that quickly went viral on social media after it aired.

– Mark Long reporting from Jacksonville, Florida


12:45 p.m.

Jason Hanson has paid off a debt and gotten a good laugh.

The former Detroit kicking great handed a $25 check to reporter Kyle Meinke on Sunday at Ford Field and shared a true tale involving one of the writers who covers the Lions.

Hanson, with reporters gathered around in the Ford Field press box, read aloud from a letter Meinke mailed him 25 years ago.

Meinke, who penned the note when he was 8, asked Hanson to send him a $25 check to make up for money he cost him in a squares pool after the two-time Pro Bowl kicker missed a 30-yard field goal in the second quarter of a loss to Green Bay in a wild-card game in 1994.

Hanson made the connection that the young boy who wrote him a letter, which he has kept laminated, became a sports writer after reading a story Meinke wrote about Lions long snapper Don Muhlbach.

“The check is the coolest piece of memorabilia I’ve gotten doing this job,” the 33-year-old Meinke said 30 minutes before reporting on the New York Giants-Lions game. “The full circle part of this is blowing my mind right now.”

– Larry Lage reporting from Detroit


11:15 a.m.

Drew Brees is back for New Orleans while Atlanta’s Matt Ryan will miss a game for the first time in 10 years in Week 8 of the NFL’s regular season.

The star quarterback of the Saints has missed five games with a right thumb injury that required surgery. New Orleans won all five games without him with Teddy Bridgewater as the starter. The Saints are playing Arizona and rookie No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray at home.

Ryan has a sprained right ankle that will end his streak of 154 consecutive regular-season starts. Matt Shaub is starting for the Falcons, who are taking a five-game losing streak into a home game against Seattle.

San Francisco is going for its first 7-0 start since 1990 after getting receiver Emmanuel Sanders in a trade with Denver. The 49ers have lacked a No. 1 receiver for Jimmy Garappolo.

New England is the league’s only other unbeaten team at 7-0. The Patriots are home against Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns. Winless Cincinnati is playing the Los Angeles Rams in London.

Kansas City will be without Patrick Mahomes because of a knee injury when facing Aaron Rodgers and NFC North-leading Green Bay.


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Buffalo Bills’ Cole Beasley celebrates his touchdown with fans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)