The Latest: Giants rookie Andrew Thomas back at left tackle
The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT):
Andrew Thomas is back at left tackle for the New York Giants to start the second quarter. The No. 6 overall pick didn’t start on Sunday after starting the first five games of the season.
Matt Peart, another rookie who was drafted in the third round, started.
Washington left guard Saahdiq Charles (left leg) was hurt on the second play from scrimmage. He has not returned. Washington wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
The winless Giants have a 13-10 lead over Washington late in the second quarter.
— Tom Canavan reporting from East Rutherford, N.J.
The Cincinnati-Indianapolis game got underway on time and on schedule, and the Bengals are glad it did as they produced their best start this season.
Cincinnati turned an early fumble recovery into a touchdown, then added another before the end of the first quarter and a third on the first play of the second quarter to make it 21-0. The Bengals scored 13 total points in the first quarter of their first five games.
Just two days earlier, it appeared the game might be postponed after four people at the Colts complex tested positive for COVID-19. But retests on all four determined they were false positives.
Indianapolis has now been outscored 41-10 in the first halves of the last two weeks against the league’s two Ohio teams — Cleveland and Cincinnati.
— Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis.
The New York Giants have benched left tackle Andrew Thomas, the No. 6 overall pick in the draft. He had started the first five games. Matt Peart, another rookie who was drafted in the third round, started.
Lions running back Adrian Peterson capped an opening-drive touchdown at Jacksonville, the 82nd time he’s had at least one rushing score in a game and moving him past Hall of Famer Walter Payton (81) for the fourth most in NFL history.
It was the fourth time in six games this season that the Jaguars have given up a touchdown on an opponent’s first possession.
— Mark Long reporting from Jacksonville.
Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is active and expected to be available when the surprising Cleveland Browns travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Beckham Jr. had his second negative COVID-19 test in 24 hours on Saturday, clearing him to rejoin his teammates. The receiver was kept away from Cleveland’s facility and didn’t practice for two days after feeling ill on Thursday and being sent home.
The league has instructed teams to remove anyone showing symptoms similar to COVID-19 even if they are caused by a cold or the flu. The Browns are off to a 4-1 start and trying to earn their first win in Pittsburgh since 2003. The Steelers (4-0) are one of four undefeated teams remaining in the league.
Beckham has had a good start in his second season with the Browns, who acquired the star in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants. He has 21 catches for 294 yards and three touchdowns and also had an electrifying 50-yard TD run that sealed a win in Dallas.
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