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Hip injury may shelve Flacco vs. Bengals

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Carrying a three-game losing streak and a losing record, the Baltimore Ravens now face the burden of uncertainty at the quarterback position.

Joe Flacco is nursing a hip injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against Cincinnati, an AFC North matchup that carries huge ramifications for the sagging Ravens.

With Baltimore coming off a bye, Flacco received an additional week of rest and treatment after sustaining the injury on Nov. 4 in the opening minutes of a 23-16 loss to Pittsburgh.

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Buccaneers to stick with QB Fitzpatrick

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their No. 1 quarterback.

Coach Dirk Koetter said Monday that the 14th-year pro, who failed to produce a touchdown in the previous day's 16-3 loss to Washington, will start next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.

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Rams lose WR Kupp to torn knee ligament

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles receiver Cooper Kupp is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee, depriving the Rams' offense of a major contributor heading into a showdown with Kansas City.

Coach Sean McVay on Monday confirmed the ACL injury for Kupp, who led the Rams in yards receiving last season. Kupp is likely to have surgery this week.

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Struggling Jets to stick with Bowles

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Bowles is staying put as coach of the New York Jets.

For now, at least.

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Bengals fire DC after another bad loss

CINCINNATI (AP) Marvin Lewis got the Bengals' head coaching job because of his reputation for defensive excellence. He's now in charge of trying to resuscitate a historically bad unit and pulling Cincinnati's season back from the brink.

The Bengals fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday, a day after a 51-14 loss to the Saints that ranks among the worst in franchise history. New Orleans scored on every possession except the last one - when it took a knee while in field-goal range - during its rout at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Saints add Marshall after Bryant injury

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton says the Saints have signed veteran receiver Brandon Marshall.

Marshall's addition adds depth to an offense that already leads the NFL in scoring with 36.7 points per game and ranks in the top five in yards per game with 413.9.

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Bills QB Allen will start when healthy

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) It appears as if journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley's successful debut as the Buffalo Bills starter will be limited to one outing.

A day after a 41-10 win at the New York Jets, in which Barkley breathed life into an anemic offense in his first NFL start in nearly two years, coach Sean McDermott on Monday announced rookie Josh Allen will reclaim the starting job once he's healthy.

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Redskins lose another OL for season

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Rookie tackle Geron Christian is out for the rest of the season in the latest significant injury to the Washington Redskins' offensive line.

Coach Jay Gruden said Monday that Christian will miss the final seven games of the regular season and any in the playoffs after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Christian, the Redskins' third-round pick who was forced into action by a bevy of injuries, hurt his knee Sunday at Tampa Bay.

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Mullens set for encore vs. Eli, Giants

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Nick Mullens remembers getting the phone call from Archie Manning inviting him to the prestigious Manning Passing Academy two summers ago.

Mullens savored the chance to take part in the four-day clinic run by Archie and his two NFL quarterback sons, Eli and Peyton. Mullens especially relished the opportunity to watch Eli Manning take part in some of the drills.

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Chargers LB Perryman out for season

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers have had to make plenty of adjustments this season on defense due to injuries and suspensions. They will have to make another with one of their leading tacklers lost for the remainder of the year.

Coach Anthony Lynn said Monday that linebacker Denzel Perryman injured the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee during the first quarter of Sunday's 20-6 win against Oakland and will undergo surgery. The 5-foot-11, 240-pound inside linebacker had started every game this season and was second in tackles with 51 going into the Raiders game.

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