The Latest: Steelers' new-look offense struggles in 1st half
The Pittsburgh Steelers retooled offense is off to a very pedestrian start in trailing the Bills 10-0 after one half. ___2:35 p.m.Sam Darnold has thrown his first touchdown pass for the Panthers, a 57-yard strike down the middle of the field to Robby Anderson. The 2-yard touchdown pass from Burrow to Tee Higgins was set up by a pass interference penalty on Minnesota. — Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee___1:45 p.m.Maia Chaka is making history today, becoming the first black woman to officiate an NFL game. The first full Sunday of the NFL season is about to begin with seven new head coaches making debuts with their respective teams.wftv.com
From Nigeria to Buffalo: Efe Obada's hard journey to the NFL
The Bills defensive end's easy-going approach belies his difficult journey from Nigeria to North America. The easy-going approach belies the defensive end's difficult journey from Nigeria to North America. It’s one that involved Obada and his sister falling into the clutches of a human trafficking ring before eventually being shuttled through foster care homes in London, to now, preparing for his fourth NFL season, and first in Buffalo. “Only until I started getting in the NFL, I started realizing that maybe this isn’t normal,” Obada said. People need to do more.”___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Big offenses, overlooked defenses in AFC title game
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL title since 1970 when they beat San Francisco in last year's Super Bowl. What we get Sunday is a matchup of dynamic offenses and overlooked defenses, the top two teams in the conference. Kansas City (15-2) has the confidence of a reigning champion and a charisma few NFL teams can match. That could provide an edge over Bills rookie Tyler Bass — except that Bass has been very reliable all season. Buffalo punter Corey Bojorquez and Kansas City rookie Johnny Townsend were two of the most dependable in the AFC.