EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Sony Michel ran for three touchdowns and the New England Patriots improved to 7-0 by shutting out the New York Jets, 33-0. Tom Brady was 31 of 45 passing for 249 yards and a TD to help the Pats retain the NFL’s best record. Sam Darnold provided five of the Jets’ six turnovers, throwing four interceptions and losing a fumble while completing just 11 of 32 passes for 86 yards.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) – Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said quarterback Matt Ryan ran in a pool yesterday to test his injured ankle and has not been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against Seattle. Ryan was injured during the first half of Sunday’s 37-10 loss to the Rams, causing backup Matt Schaub to finish the game. The 34-year-old Ryan has not missed a start since 2009, a streak that covers 154 regular-season games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is already deep into his rehabilitation from a knee injury suffered in last Thursday’s win in Denver. The reigning MVP was injured during a quarterback sneak in the second quarter and did not return. Head coach Andy Reid says the Chiefs are preparing backup Matt Moore to start Sunday night’s showdown with the Green Bay Packers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans Pelicans forward and first overall draft pick Zion Williamson will miss the first six to eight weeks of the NBA season following surgery yesterday to repair a torn right meniscus. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound former Duke star averaged 23.2 points in four preseason games. The 19-year-old Williamson turned pro after averaging 22.6 points and landing on the ACC’s All-Defensive team in his lone season with the Blue Devils.
HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Astros say Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke will follow Gerrit Cole in their rotation for the World Series, with Game 4 to serve as a bullpen day. Cole and Verlander were 20-game winners this season, and Cole is 19-0 in 25 starts since a loss to the White Sox on May 22. Greinke will get a chance to hit in Washington after batting .280 with three home runs and eight RBIs in 56 plate appearances this year.