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Who is Tampa Bay's top challenger for the Cup?

The Lightning sure look like a juggernaut this season, but don't sleep on Brayden Schenn and the Blues. Meanwhile, the Predators are still in the hunt for a second-consecutive Stanley Cup appearance -- and the stingy Kings look like a formidable foe.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Here are the latest FPI ratings, with a close three-team tier on top of the NFC. The Eagles, Saints and Vikings are all within .6 points per game of each other, and the Rams lurk just behind that group.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson is unable to attend Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement ceremony Monday night at Staples Center, but has been in touch with Bryant to congratulate him, sources told ESPN.

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SVP impressed with Rams' dominance of Seahawks (0:39)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Memories.

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Gurley's career day powers Rams to win (0:46)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Goff, on Todd Gurley: "I might be a little biased, but I think he's the best running back in the league. He's the most complete running back. He can do it out of the backfield, he can do it in the passing game, he can do it in the pass-protection game. Obviously the way he runs is special. He deserves everything coming his way. I think the best thing about him is he could care less about that."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay said it was "a point of emphasis" to get Todd Gurley going on the ground today. "Certainly you don't want to make the same mistake again. Todd makes you right."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams LG Rodger Saffold: "Any time we face adversity, we come back. I don't think we've lost two games in a row all season, which shows you the character of this team."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams S Lamarcus Joyner: "I seen it in OTAs, I seen it in training camp — the continuity we had, the belief we had in one another. We win like this, it's no surprise to anyone."

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A division title is starting to feel real. Here's what Rams DT Aaron Donald had to say ...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams LT Andrew Whitworth: "I think we felt that we did not play to the capabilities that we thought were possible when we played them the last time, and I think there was a lot of anger between us."

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Carroll calls Seahawks' performance 'dismal' (0:20)
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Gurley breaks down his 57-yard touchdown run (0:21)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams RB Todd Gurley on his 57-yard touchdown run, an outside zone he knew would yield at least 15 yards. ...