>>Jets Visit Pats In AFC East Tussle

(Foxboro, MA)  —  The NFL’s Thursday night spotlight shines on the AFC East this week as the New York Jets visit the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.  Both teams are coming off Week One wins thanks to last-second field goals.  The Jets took advantage of a late hit out of bounds penalty to set up Nick Folk’s 48-yard field goal in an 18-17 home win over Tampa Bay.  Stephen Gostkowski’s 35-yarder lifted the Pats to a 23-21 win at Buffalo.  New England is expected to be without wide receiver Danny Amendola, who is nursing a groin injury.  The Patriots have won the last five meetings.

>>Chiefs Host Cowboys Sunday

(Kansas City, MO)  —  The Chiefs have just three days left until the home opener at Arrowhead Stadium.  KC will host Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon.  Both teams are off to 1-and-0 starts as the Chiefs blasted Jacksonville 28-2 and the Cowboys outlasted the Giants 36-31 last Sunday.  Romo is expected to play despite suffering bruised ribs.

>>Chiefs Hold Back Charles In Practice

(Kansas City, MO)  —  The Chiefs are being cautious with star running back Jamaal Charles.  He was held back in practice Wednesday as he nurses a quadriceps injury.  Head coach Andy Reid says he believes Charles will be okay to play on Sunday.  He had 16 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown and three catches for 23 yards against the Jags.

>>Rams RB Pead Practices

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Rams running back Isaiah Pead returned to practice yesterday.  Pead missed St. Louis’ opening week win over the Cardinals after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.  He wasn’t allowed to practice with the team.  Daryl Richardson missed practice with a foot injury.

>>Royals Top Tribe

(Cleveland, OH)  —  Alex Gordon homered on the game’s first pitch and the Royals scored three times in the first en route to a 6-2 win at Cleveland.  James Shields gave up two runs in the first, but settled down to allow just four hits in eight-plus innings for his 11th win.  Greg Holland posted his 42nd save.  Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain each had two hits and an RBI for KC.

>>Royals At Detroit Tomorrow

(Detroit, MI)  —  The Royals have the day off before opening a three-game series tomorrow night in Detroit.  Danny Duffy will start for KC, while the Tigers counter with Justin Verlander in the series opener.  The Royals are 13-and-5 since falling back to .500 on August 24th.  KC is seven games back in the AL Central but just two off the pace in the AL Wild Card race.

>>Cards Rally Past Brewers

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Carlos Beltran’s sac-fly RBI plated the go-ahead run during a four-run eighth inning as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Brewers 5-1 at Busch Stadium.  Matt Adams clubbed a two-run homer to cap off the eighth inning for the Redbirds, who have won five in-a-row and remain a game ahead of the Pirates for first place in the NL Central.  Lance Lynn struck out 10 while giving up just an unearned run in six innings but did not factor in the decision.  Trevor Rosenthal picked up the win in relief.  The Cardinals try to finish off a three-game sweep of the Brewers tonight.  St. Louis is 85-and-60.  Joe Kelly takes the hill for the Cards opposite Tyler Thornburg.