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Follow live: Vikings sack Newton for a safety

Minnesota is playing its first game without RB Adrian Peterson. Before the game, there were protests outside Bank of America Stadium.

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Pryor gets snaps at QB for Browns vs. Dolphins

The Browns might give Terrelle Pryor some snaps at quarterback on Sunday as they are short-handed at the position with injuries to Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown.

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College Football Sights & Sounds Week 4 (1:55)
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Upon further review, Auburn upsets LSU when clock strikes zero (1:25)
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Stanford forces sack, returns fumble to punctuate win over UCLA (1:09)
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'Cyborg' demolishes Lansberg in Round 2

Cris "Cyborg" Justino won her second UFC fight with a dominating performance against Lina Lansberg in a 140-pound catchweight bout on Saturday in Brazil.

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Roy Nelson KO's Antonio Silva, not happy with ref (0:45)
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Penn State kicker delivers another big hit (0:23)
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Lamar Jackson adds 7 touchdowns to Heisman resume (1:44)
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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I wonder if today will be one of Aaron Rodgers' "Shhhhhhhhh" moments. After a week of public dissection of the Packers' offense, Rodgers has started today's game against the Lions with six completions in eight attempts for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

No more questions about Joe Flacco's surgically repaired left knee. Flacco runs for a seven-yard TD.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

That's three TDs in as many games for Jordy Nelson, the first time he's done that in his career. Also, his 49-yard catch earlier in the drive was his longest since 2014, when he had eight 40-plus yard receptions – the second most in the NFL that season.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants rookie WR Sterling Shepard is going to create matchup issues for opposing defenses all season long when he aligns in the slot. Too quick off the jump. Smooth route runner. Giants go up 14-3 on the Redskins in the first quarter after Eli Manning hit Shepard on the seam route for a TD.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

That's where the Redskins missed Bashaud Breeland, who was going to cover in the slot today. The Giants are excellent at identifying mismatches and they had one there in Dashaun Phillips vs. Sterling Shepard – with no help. Without Breeland, the Giants will be able to exploit more mismatches.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Sterling Shepard again having his way. Two catches for 35 yards and a TD. Inches away from 2 TDs. Redskins in trouble down 14-3 and short on CBs.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

With Cam Newton, the Panthers have one of the best red zone packages in the NFL. QB designed runs: Zone-Read, Inverted Veer, QB Power. Newton just put Carolina up 10-0 on Minnesota after scoring on the Zone-Read scheme. Walked in for the TD.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian is pleasantly light-footed in the pocket, able to dodge the rush while keeping his eyes downfield. But his accuracy beyond chip-shot passes continues to be questionable. He has missed on five of his first 10 throws today in Cincinnati.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers had five tackles for loss on that 15-play Lions drive that resulted in a field goal. The NFL's No. 1 run defense living up so far.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Boos from crowd as Bills bring on field goal unit on 4th and goal from the 1-yard line. Bills' promising drive halted at goal line; Rex Ryan will take the 3 points.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Cam Newton has had plenty of time to throw. There's just no way the Vikings can win this game without pressuring Newton into mistakes.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

From the Bills: Taylor's 49-yard rush is the longest by a Bills quarterback in team history topping Joe Ferguson's 41-yard run on October 23, 1977 against the Cleveland Browns.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton gets to do his new touchdown dance after a 3-yard run gives the Panthers a 10-0 lead. Not sure this dance will ever catch on like the "dab." But so far the Vikings have done little to slow the NFL MVP.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor breaks open the first big play of the game. QB keeper for 49 yards. Rex Ryan was running down the field with him in excitement.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame announces Brian VanGorder has been fired as defensive coordinator. Defensive analysts Greg Hudson will assume DC responsibilities. Notre Dame had given up 35+ points in 5 of its last 6 games, dating to last year.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins fans left flowers and pictures outside the stadium today following the passing of pitcher of Jose Fernandez.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Excellent read for Aaron Rodgers on the TD pass to WR Davante Adams. Quick slant route vs. man-coverage. Adams created space off the release. Great footwork. 7-0 Packers over the Lions in the first quarter.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals have said all week their run game was an easy fix. They started that quickly today. First Jeremy Hill has a 50-yard run down the sideline, then he gets in a few plays later for an early score. Took the Bengals only 5 plays to score for an early 7-0 lead over the Broncos.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Team Europe is going to have to play a perfect game to beat Sweden in World Cup semis. Swedes are patient and play within their system. Then Jaro Halak is going to have to outplay Henrik Lundqvist. Tall order for Europe but they've surprised before.

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Paul Grant ESPN.com 

Lineups for today's semifinal, live now on ESPN, Sweden-Europe.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Bashaud Breeland was carried off the field and was not putting any pressure on his right leg. His loss would be a big one as they had planned to have him cover Sterling Shepard in the slot.

'There was joy with him when he played'
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An emotional Don Mattingly looks back at Jose Fernandez's youthful enthusiasm.

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Michael Eaves ESPN Anchor 

Protesters kneel and chant "Black Lives Matter" during the national anthem, which could be heard from inside BofA Stadium here in Charlotte.

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

There are plenty of empty seats at Bank of America Stadium before the Vikings and Panthers kick off. We'll see if the crowd fills up, or if some fans stayed away because of the unrest in downtown Charlotte.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall kneels during the National Anthem prior to the game against the Bengals.

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