FSU reinstates QB Winston as starter

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back.

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced his quarterback was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles survived their biggest regular-season scare since Winston earned the job at the start of 2013.

Winston cheered his teammates from the sideline Saturday night as Florida State squeaked by Clemson 23-17 in overtime at home. He was serving a one-game suspension for making "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy on campus Tuesday. The schedule now favors the Seminoles (3-0, 1-0) with the face of the program under center and no ranked opponents for the next 26 days.

Stanton leads Cards past 49ers, to 3-0

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Even without their starting quarterback, the Arizona Cardinals are on top of the toughest division in football.

Backup Drew Stanton threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to rookie John Brown and Arizona rallied to beat San Francisco 23-14 on Sunday, snapping a four-game losing streak to the 49ers. (MORE)

Eagles top Redskins 37-34 in testy game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A rookie's breakthrough. An exiled receiver's return. A brawl.

Oh yeah, and another comeback win. (MORE)

ECU, Mississippi State enter Top 25

East Carolina is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2008 and Mississippi State moved into the Top 25 for the first time in two seasons after breaking a long losing streak against LSU.

The top seven teams are the same as last week, starting with No. 1 Florida State, which escaped 23-17 in overtime against Clemson on Saturday night. (MORE)

Saints get first win, Vikes' Cassel hurt

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Drew Brees pushed himself up vigorously after being slammed to the Superdome turf, angrily shoving the first player he saw in a purple jersey.

Brees soon realized he'd shoved the wrong guy, but still thought his intensity sent the right message. (MORE)

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