The Sports Xchange Network on Maven: Saturday briefing

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold rushes during the first half against the New York Giants on Friday night.Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Here is a look at five football stories from around the Sports Xchange Network on Maven in the past day:

By Chris Mascaro, JetsMaven: Sam Darnold did nothing to loosen his grip on the starting quarterback job for the #Jets, but now the cold reality sets in ...

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By Tom LaMarre, RaidersMaven: Is QB Derek Carr ready to hit the ground running for the season opener? LaMarre examines that and has other thoughts from the Raiders' third preseason game.

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By Christopher Walsh, BamaCentral: The QB battle between Alabama's Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa is one of the top storylines heading into the first full week of college football.

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By Bucky Gleason, BuffaloMaven: Buffalo's game against Cincinnati on Sunday will be the Bills' most anticipated preseason game in recent memory.

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By The Sports Xchange: Says the veteran running back about the home crowd: "I definitely felt the love."