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14mDan Graziano

The clock is ticking on the Vikings

Every time Sam Bradford drops back to pass, it's one one-thousand, two one-thousand -- a ticking clock until he gets hit. And thus, the Vikings' season is a season in jeopardy.

Gordon hits pay dirt three times against Falcons (0:35)
Brady finds Gronk for 36-yard touchdown (0:20)
Fitzpatrick says owner, GM and coach stopped believing in him (0:24)
Green comes down with incredible Hail Mary TD catch (0:42)
Ware takes bubble screen to the house (0:27)
Vikings and Eagles have ugly first quarter (0:31)
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5hTom 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)
McFadden ready to play once team activates him (1:33)
Bruschi 'numb' to NFL's incompetence (2:13)


Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"They went through us like Swiss cheese on that opening drive," head coach Dirk Koetter said of Chip Kelly's 49ers offense. As far as Jacquizz Rodgers, he said, "Man, just Google Oregon State vs. USC."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons blow a 27-10 lead to lose to the Chargers 33-30 in overtime. Falcons fall to 4-3 and have lost two at home. Fourth-and-1 play Dan Quinn for in OT but missed will draw plenty of criticism, but defense failed Falcons, too.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers (1-5) moved within 2 1/2 games of the Falcons (4-3) in the NFC South with San Diego's 33-30 overtime win at Atlanta. Maybe this is 2014 all over again.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting to note the Dolphins' upcoming schedule includes five straight games against teams with losing records (Jets, Chargers, Rams, 49ers, Ravens). Miami (3-4) is in solid position to make a push after its bye week.

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Falcons started last season 5-0, missed playoffs. Started this season 4-1, and are now 4-3

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LeGarrette Blount's return to Pittsburgh, where he played in 2014, was a successful one as he finished with 24 carries for 127 yards and 2 TDs in the Patriots' 27-16 hard-fought victory over the Steelers. The Patriots didn't make it easy for themselves with some uncharacteristic drops and turnovers, but Blount's hard-charging running – and some big plays from tight end Rob Gronkowski in the second half – were enough to get the job done.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RB Matt Forte (30 carries for 100 yards) became the seventh player in NFL history to amass 9,000 rushing yards and 500 receptions. Also, he became the sixth player in history to record 9,000 rushing yards, 4,000 receiving yards and 500 receptions.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots beat Steelers 27-16. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 7.5-point road favorites. The game, played with Landry Jones at QB for Pittsburgh in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger, stayed under the total of 50.5 points. It was also the first game this week in which a home underdog didn't cover (Philadelphia, Miami and Detroit all pulled outright upsets as home 'dogs).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets set a franchise record by allowing only six rushing yards to the Ravens. The previous low was 12 yards, set last November against the Dolphins. In fact, the three lowest single-game rushing totals have come under Todd Bowles.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs overcame a 14-0 deficit in the first quarter to beat the 49ers 34-17. Quarterback Jameis Winston threw three touchdown passes and Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for his second-straight 100-yard game. The defense may have produced their best game, allowing just a field goal in the second half.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury update: Geno Smith (knee) will have an MRI tomorrow. Smith said he wanted he return to the game. "I don't think it will be anything too significant, but we'll see," he said of the MRI. C Nick Mangold (ankle) also will have an MRI. He wasn't spotted in the locker room. Todd Bowles provided no clarity on the decision to place Erin Henderson on the non-football injury/illness list. "We'd rather keep that private," he said. He did say it's not an injury.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

"We made it hard on ourselves, we did. We certainly made it hard on ourselves. We overcame a lot of things to score points, too, I will say that, which is a sign of a team that is pretty good." -- Mike Mularkey after Colts 34, Titans 26.