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Follow live: Giants cut into Steelers' lead

Eli Manning found Rashad Jennings for a 13-yard touchdown, cutting Pittsburgh's lead in half late in the third quarter.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Momentum has shifted here in the Black Hole, the Raiders answering the Bills' two third-quarter TDs with two of their own, The question, as has been all season, is this - can Oakland's defense stay stout as Buffalo leads 24-23 with 57 seconds to go in the third quarter.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Crabtree played with fire on his post-TD celebration. Twice before this season Crabtree was flagged for taunting when refs thought he was doing a throat slash, rather than a Kenny Powers-inspired finger sniff celebration. So had Crabtree been interpreted as doing another throat slash, he would have been ejected from the game with his second personal foul, having been flagged earlier for taunting.

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham had one catch on one target in the first half. Has been targeted on six of the first nine plays of the second half. Four catches on this drive, which just came up short on fourth down at the goal line.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

It's cold but otherwise the weather turned nice for today's game between the Panthers and Seahawks.

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Sereita Cobbs ESPN.com 

Wow! USC's Morgan Andrews with the very early goal in the Women's College Cup. The Trojans lead WVU 1-0 less than 2 minutes into the National Championship.

Graham Hays espnW.com 

West Virginia and USC on the field for the women's soccer national championship game. Last three NCAA finals have ended 1-0, and these are two of the nation's stingiest defenses.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Drew Brees' seven fantasy points were his fewest in a home game since he also had seven in 2010 Week 17, and they snapped a streak of 11 consecutive home games in which he scored 20-plus.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals offense started with a roar for the second straight week, scoring on its opening drive, but then quieted down for the rest of the first half, which ended with Arizona up on Washington 10-6. The Cardinals' defense stymied two Washington drives, including one from the 1-yard-line. RB David Johnson and WR Larry Fitzgerald have been the focal point of the Cardinals' offense again, which needs to score another touchdown or two to put some pressure on Washington.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs had a chance to put points on the board just before the half, but kicker Roberto Aguayo's 31-yard kick sailed wide, wide right. Two plays prior, Jameis Winston was brought down by Joey Bosa for a 12-yard loss. Chargers lead 14-7 at halftime. The Bucs have looked out-of-sync on both sides of the ball today.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills used the zone-read with a kick-out or wrap block on Tyrod Taylor's TD run. And that was after Buffalo created an explosive play on the counter run to LeSean McCoy. Bills jump to a 17-9 lead over the Raiders in the third quarter.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

So that's how the Bills do it on the ground, going 66 yards on two runs, by Shady McCoy and Tyrod Taylor, to open the second half. The Raiders are back on their heels and the offense, which found a rhythm late in the second quarter, will look for an answer, trailing 17-9.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants came into this game concerned about Steelers hitting big plays, which is their specialty. Pittsburgh has responded by killing them underneath. Steelers TEs and RBs have 10 catches, 133 yards as they lead 14-0 at halftime.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks center Joakim Noah (ankle) is available tonight against Sacramento. Courtney Lee (ankle) is out. Justin Holiday will likely start in place of Lee. With Noah back in the lineup, it will be interesting to see how Hornacek handles minutes for reserve bigs Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The ability to extend a play and then make something happen has not been one of Kirk Cousins' strengths. That's why it was noteworthy earlier on this drive when he eluded the rush, slid to his right out of the pocket and made a quick throw back to an open Pierre Garcon over the middle. If Cousins wants to take that so-called next step as a quarterback, this is one area he can up his game.

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Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin said some players during the Selection Show showed some disappointment over not getting into the College Football Playoff, "but 99 percent of the guys in there were excited."

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

A hot start by the Bills' offense has been the difference as Buffalo leads Oakland, 10-9, at halftime. The Bills drove 72 and 80 yards on their first two drives but their offense sputtered in the second quarter, keeping this close. The headline has been Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree being held to 22 and 30 receiving yards and no touchdowns.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Good coverage from Janoris Jenkins on the Antonio Brown TD catch. Scramble drill. Plaster to the WR. And use the end line as your help. Brown just made a play. Steelers jump to a 11-0 lead over the Giants in the second quarter.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Janoris Jenkins had Antonio Brown blanketed. Didn't matter. Ben Roethlisberger threw it up and he just went and got it. It's now 11-0 Steelers.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher was asked what he would say to fans who don't believe he warrants an extension: "Well, I'd tell them the truth. This was done well before the season started. It was done well before we had 90,000 people at the Coliseum for our first preseason game. We're moving forward. That's what we're doing. We're trying to put a winning product on the field."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves stayed down on the sideline for several seconds before going over to the trainers. He's sitting on the bench now.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon scores his 10th rushing TD and 12 total for the season on a 2-yard plunge, giving his team a 14-7 lead over Tampa Bay. Gordon has 87 yards from scrimmage and is 59 yards away from 1,000 rushing yards.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

That Lawrence Timmons interception is true to Steelers' 'bend but don't break' mentality that Timmons and teammates often reference. They'll let you get yards, but they want big plays in the red zone. Timmons slipped into coverage and Eli Manning couldn't get it over his head.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has passed Andre Johnson and moved into 10th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list. Next-up is Reggie Wayne, who sits in 9th place.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Highly questionable pass interference call against Bills CB Stephon Gilmore, who put hand on Amari Cooper as ball looked to be uncatchable. Doubt Rex Ryan will be agreeing with that one after the game.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

No idea how Bucs RB Doug Martin got those last three yards, but somehow he crossed the goal line to make it 7-7 with 1:08 to go in the first quarter. The Chargers might have the sixth-ranked rush defense in the NFL but they've given up 15 rushing touchdowns, second-most in the NFL.

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