SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) When Alex Smith is good he can be very good. When Smith is very good, the San Francisco 49ers are practically unbeatable.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) A frustrating loss at St. Louis in Week 4 sent Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll in search of ways to make his offense more productive.
ST. LOUIS (AP) Saint Louis has four starters back from a team that went 26-8, ended a 12-year NCAA tournament drought and is picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Devin McCourty made several costly mistakes at cornerback. At safety, the New England Patriots lost both starters to injury.