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Raiders stun Chiefs 31-30 on final play

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Wins have been so hard to come by for the Oakland Raiders that it took three tries at the final play for them finally to pull this one out and possibly save their season.

Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight defensive holding calls and the Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

"We didn't give up," Crabtree said. "We got a team full of fighters. We believe. ... No matter how hard the game was, we believed. We came out with the W and I'm excited. It's a good way to win, a great way to win."

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Raiders' Lynch ejected for shoving ref

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected Thursday night after shoving an official when he ran onto the field during a scuffle against the Kansas City Chiefs.

It all started when Oakland quarterback Derek Carr was hit late on a run by Kansas City's Marcus Peters midway through the second quarter. Raiders offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn immediately confronted Peters.

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Bridgewater believes he'll play in 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) After nearly 14 months of arduous rehabilitation for his left knee, Teddy Bridgewater has arrived at the final stage.

For all the progress he's made, appearing in a game for the Minnesota Vikings again will be no small step to take.

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Bucs still not letting Winston throw

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston says his injured right shoulder is "getting better every single day," however the Tampa Bay quarterback still isn't throwing in practice.

The Buccaneers decided against the third-year pro testing his arm Thursday, saying Winston instead will work with the first-team offense on Friday.

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49ers CEO: No collusion vs. Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said he doesn't believe there's merit to Colin Kaepernick's claim that NFL owners collectively conspired to keep him from playing in the league, as his recent grievance alleges.

"It's hard for me to get into any details or really share my opinion. But I don't believe there's base to that claim that he's being blackballed," York said Thursday.

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QB Newton still not speaking to media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has declined to speak to reporters for the second consecutive day.

Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond said Thursday the former league MVP gave no explanation as to why he wouldn't participate in his weekly news conference prior to Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

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Kuechly, Benjamin miss Panthers practice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers could be without two key players when they visit the Chicago Bears.

Three-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly missed his third straight day of practice Thursday with a concussion while wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin missed a second consecutive day of practice with inflammation in his left knee.

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Fournette 'most definitely' to go Sunday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette says his ankle feels good and he "most definitely" will be healthy enough to play Sunday at Indianapolis.

Fournette missed a second consecutive practice Thursday because of a sprained right ankle. The rookie expects to do "cutting and stuff" Friday before coach Doug Marrone decides his status against the Colts.

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Jets RB Powell expected to return Sunday

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets running back Bilal Powell is expected to play at Miami on Sunday after practicing fully for the first time since straining a calf muscle nearly two weeks ago.

Powell is the Jets' leading rusher with 240 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 13 catches for 72 yards out of the backfield.

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LB Bowman set to make debut for Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Linebacker NaVorro Bowman is active for his debut with the Oakland Raiders just three days after signing with the team.

Bowman is slated to play Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Bowman was released last Friday by San Francisco and signed with Oakland on Monday.

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