The Latest: Winless Lions lose 2 starters against Bears

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Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in Chicago. (AP Photo / David Banks)

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Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (All Time EDT):

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1:50 p.m.

The Detroit Lions lost two starters to injuries early in their game against the Chicago Bears.

Linebacker Romeo Okwara suffers from an ankle injury and center Frank Ragnow is struggling with a toe problem. Each player is questionable to come back.

The winless Lions trailed the Bears 14-0 in the second quarter.

– Jay Cohen reporting from Chicago

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1:45 p.m.

The Kansas City Chiefs took a 7-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles when Patrick Mahomes returned a devious one-yard shovel pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire after Tyreek Hill’s catch-and-run won 36 yards to 1.

Earlier in practice, Mahomes lined up wide and flipped on a backhand but threw incomplete.

– Rob Maaddi reporting from Philadelphia

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13:35

Sam Darnold now has more touchdowns than touchdowns for Carolina this season.

Darnold scored on an option goaltender from 1 yard to tie the Panthers with the Dallas Cowboys at 7-all. It was the quarterback’s fourth rushing score of the year with three touchdown passes.

Chuba Hubbard is having a strong first quarter. This is his first career start for injured running back Christian McCaffrey. Hubbard played collegially not too far away at Oklahoma State. Hubbard has four carries for 29 yards, the longest 14 yards on the 75-yard scoring run that ended with Darnold’s touchdown. McCaffrey came out with a hamstring injury.

– Schuyler Dixon reporting from Dallas

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13:25

Dallas star receiver Amari Cooper retired early against Carolina with a hamstring injury. Cooper has been playing with cracked ribs since the first game.

The Cowboys’ leader in inbound catches was on the sidelines without his helmet on before the team’s second offensive possession began. The team said his return was questionable.

– Schuyler Dixon reporting from Dallas

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12:45 p.m.

The New Orleans Superdome fills with unrestricted crowd size for the first time since January 5, 2020, when the Saints played their last home game before the COVID-19 pandemic – a playoff loss against Minnesota.

New Orleans hosts the New York Giants for their first game in New Orleans this season. The Saints were supposed to open the season at home on September 12 against Green Bay, but extensive damage in Southeast Louisiana from Hurricane Ida two weeks earlier led the NFL and Saints to move that game to Jacksonville. , in Florida.

Now the Saints are finally back in the Dome, which has also undergone further renovations since last season, adding premium areas for fans to mingle and socialize in the corners of the Second and Third Decks, as well as suites at the ground level behind the north end area.

Alvin Kamara has vowed this week to jump over the wall and into one of those sequels if he scores a touchdown.

Injuries are a subplot of this game. Receivers Sterling Shepard (hamstrings) and Darius Slayton (hamstrings) are absent for the winless Giants, while starting center Erik McCoy (calf) and starting left tackle Terron Armstead (elbow) are absent for the Saints.

– Report by Brett Martel from New Orleans

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12:30 p.m.

Long before Tom Brady stepped onto the field to take on his former team, the New England Patriots, the NFL is launching with four winless teams in action.

Sunday morning’s schedule also includes Carolina (3-0) trying to stay undefeated against Dallas’ top scorer (2-1). The four winless teams – Detroit, Indianapolis, New York Giants and New York Jets – try to avoid joining Jacksonville at 0-4. The Jaguars lost 24-21 at Cincinnati Thursday night.

The Lions play in Chicago. The Colts are in Miami. The Giants are in New Orleans. And the Jets welcome Tennessee. All of these winless teams are underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The only game featuring two undefeated teams is Sunday afternoon when the Los Angeles Rams host Kyler Murray and Arizona.

Sunday night’s game, however, is the most anticipated and the one that has been circled since the NFL schedule was released in May. Brady and reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay visit New England, where Brady spent the first two decades of his NFL career and won six Super Bowl titles.

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