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16mTim McManus

Eagles' defense punishes Bradford in his Philly return

Former Eagles QB Sam Bradford was treated harshly in his return to Lincoln Financial Field as the Vikings were dealt their first loss of the season.

Green comes down with incredible Hail Mary TD catch (0:42)
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2hTom Hamilton

Twickenham passes the NFL test

For the first time in 107 years, Twickenham played host to a new sport. Tom Hamilton assesses the NFL experience at the home of England Rugby.

Collins weaves around Rams' offense for pick-six (0:48)
Goodell should try being the life of the party (1:05)
Who are the Pats biggest competition in the AFC? (1:52)
McFadden ready to play once team activates him (1:33)
Bruschi 'numb' to NFL's incompetence (2:13)
Giants 'condoning domestic violence' by keeping Brown (1:39)
Moss blames Goodell for dropping the ball on Brown (0:36)
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1dKevin Seifert

Scouting the NFL's Week 7 officiating crews

From Jeff Triplette's pre-snap movement calls to Walt Coleman's lack of throwing the flag, Kevin Seifert reveals trends for all 17 officiating crews.

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2dBill Barnwell

Blame Grigson, not Luck, for Colts' mess

"When you pay Andrew what we did, it's going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball," said Colts GM Ryan Grigson, who has had plenty of time and not much to show for it in Indy.

Rodger Saffold tackles a very British quiz (2:44)
Can Fox turn Bears' poor play around? (1:01)


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi said he had cramps down the stretch because it's the most carries he's had in a long time. He's fine heading into the bye week.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Smart call from the Patriots to get the ball to RB James White on the screen pass for a TD. That breaks some tendencies from a defensive perspective. Third and short. Spread set. There isn't a high-alert for the screen in that situation.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

What an embarrassing loss for the Jaguars. The offense and QB Blake Bortles again struggled, DT Malik Jackson and CB Jalen Ramsey were ejected, there were 14 penalties, and it just looked like a franchise in disarray. The result was a 33-16 whooping at the hands of the Raiders and former coach Jack Del Rio. This is the kind of game that usually results in major change-- whether it's the head coach, coordinator, or personnel.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Chris Hogan, who lost a fumble on the Patriots' opening offensive snap, stayed on the sideline for the second drive of the game, which was a 13-play TD march that covered 80 yards.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers defense getting decent pressure up front in forcing Tom Brady to use his legs for two third downs. But Pittsburgh is usually better defending the screen - Lawrence Timmons and Robert Golden got cleared out by blocks on that 19-yard, clear-path touchdown for Patriots RB James White.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

"We let them do too much moving up and down the field. That's not our brand of defense." -- Derrick Morgan.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

James White's 19-yard touchdown catch-and-run, on a beautifully executed screen, has given the Patriots a 7-0 lead with 2:55 remaining in the first quarter. It capped off a 13-play, 80-yard drive that covered 7 minutes and 22 seconds. One key on the drive was Tom Brady extending a few plays on third down that resulted in conversions.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick quickly cashed in on LB Gerald Hodges' interception as he evaded pressure and squeezed a pass into tight space to RB Shaun Draughn for a 17-yard touchdown pass. It was Draughn's first snap of the game after playing behind Mike Davis and DuJuan Harris. The Niners now lead it 14-0 with 8 seconds left in the first quarter.

Matt Bowen @MattBowen41

That's a good call from the Patriots to get the ball to James White on the screen. Spread set. 3rd & 2. Not a high tendency for screen.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Today marked Andrew Luck's 16th game-winning drive in the 4th quarter or overtime. In the last 5 seasons, only Matthew Stafford has more, with 18.


TOUCHDOWN 49ers! Colin Kaepernick finds Shaun Draughn for the 17-yard TD! SF takes a two TD lead over Buccaneers.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans is walking slowly off to the sideline with trainers after taking a big hit in the stomach from Jimmie Ward. Ward led with his head. The ball bounced out of Evans' hands and into Gerald Hodges' hands for a pick.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Mularkey defensively spending time telling us Titans are "a pretty good football team."

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of NFL Week 7: three teams closed as home underdogs in the 1 p.m. ET games and all three won outright (Eagles +3 over Vikings, Lions +1 over Redskins, Dolphins +3 over Bills). For the season, home underdogs are 18-11-3 ATS (62.1 percent). Pittsburgh +7.5 is the last home 'dog this week.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil said earlier this week that LB Gerald Hodges needed to play more. He followed through and it just paid off for San Francisco. Hodges started at ILB in place of Michael Wilhoite and just came up with an interception off a deflection by CB Tramaine Brock. The Niners have the ball at Tampa Bay's 17 with a chance for a two-score lead.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if it would have been better not to play, LeSean McCoy says, "you might be right."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammie Coates is questionable to return. Left hand. Must have re-injured it.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins brought his son to the locker room to get an autograph from A.J Green. Green was the man of the hour

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

LeSean McCoy says he passed all tests the medical staff gave him. He felt "amazing" in warmups. Then he felt pain during game.