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This week in sports: Patriots stumble as football season kicks off
September 8, 2017 / 9:08 PM / 18 days ago

This week in sports: Patriots stumble as football season kicks off

Sep 7, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) runs the ball in for a touchdown in front of New England Patriots strong safety Jordan Richards (37) and cornerback Malcolm Butler (21) at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports - 10264759

Listen to Keeping Score’s special NFL kickoff edition:

A wrap up of the week in sports news:

That was quick: The New England Patriots put to rest speculation of a possible perfect, 16-0 season Thursday night when they fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in a stunning 42-27 loss to open the NFL season.

When fantasy hits reality: The Massachusetts attorney general this week announced that popular fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel will pay a combined $2.6 million to resolve a probe of alleged unfair and deceptive practices affecting consumers.

Nine lives?: The Carolina Panthers are hoping to bounce back from an abysmal 6-10 finish last year and return to the kind of dominant form of 2015, when they had a near-perfect season. Avoiding injuries to stars such as quarterback Cam Newton could make all the difference.

And finally, sports business expert Rick Horrow sat down with the Los Angeles Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff to talk about the team’s future in Southern California. Watch here:

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