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2hBill Barnwell

When do you know a QB is good? Solving the Wentz and Prescott question

The rookie QBs for the Eagles and Cowboys actually have shown signs of stardom just by not failing miserably. Really. But the other hurdles to becoming a true star now stand in the way.

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2hEric Karabell

What to watch in Week 4: London, tight ends

Eric Karabell reveals his weekend watch list, including surprising tight ends from Week 3 and a running back whose value is about to change.

Affleck, Damon fight over who's better friends with Brady (4:05)
Should the NFL be embarrassed if the Pats go 4-0 without Brady? (1:41)
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4hScott Kacsmar

Are the Broncos actually better this year?

The Broncos are 3-0 despite playing a tough early-season schedule. But does Denver have the pedigree to be better than last year's Super Bowl-winning team? Scott Kacsmar examines the numbers.

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Week 4 NFL predictions: Scores for every game

Eli Manning and the Giants are coming off their first loss, while the Vikings, led by Sam Bradford, seek their first 4-0 start since 2009. NFL Nation predicts the score for each Week 4 matchup.

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30mNFL Vegas Experts

Best bets for every Week 4 NFL game

What is the best bet for all 13 of Sunday's Week 4 NFL games? Chalk's Vegas experts give their take on all of the action, including ATS picks and projections for all the matchups.

Stephen A. doesn't think Gordon will see an NFL field again (1:53)
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Answering Week 4's biggest fantasy questions

NFL Nation reporters answer the top fantasy questions across the league for Week 4, including whether Rob Gronkowski will see the field more and whether Julio Jones will have a bounce-back game.

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10hKatherine Terrell

A.J. Green runs wild in win over Dolphins

A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, as the Bengals beat the Dolphins to pull themselves back to .500.

Green breaks a tackle for easy TD (0:21)
Stephen A. calls Rex Ryan 'mentally weak' (1:46)
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21hMatthew Berry

Love, hate and celebrity

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 4 and reveals the celebrity he picked to teach fantasy football this season in his quest to get every man, woman and child to play.

NFL 60-second preview for Week 4 (1:03)


Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Bills officially ruled out WR Sammy Watkins for Sunday's game in New England, along with Greg Salas, Cyrus Kouandjio, Patrick Lewis.

Stephania Bell @Stephania_ESPN

Among those on my 2016 preseason Top 10 injury list (partly based on past history): Sammy Watkins, Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jamaal Charles.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

ILB Brian Cushing (knee) and LT Duane Brown (quadriceps) practiced again today. There is a possibility that both play on Sunday against the Titans, but we should know more after head coach Bill O'Brien speaks this afternoon.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said linebackers DeVondre Campbell and Paul Worrilow are out for Sunday's game. Everybody else, including Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, ready to go off injuries.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Devonta Freeman back at practice today for Falcons after missing yesterday with illness.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins corner Josh Norman, who missed practice Thursday with the flu, is back today.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have declared Sammy Watkins as out for Sunday's game vs. New England. Rex Ryan says there is "major concern" over Watkins' availability moving forward this season.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said he's not worried about Mike Evans possibly losing his composure against Aqib Talib, a known trash-talker. "I trust Mike. I think he's really made it a point of emphasis. He's had a couple chances -- whether you call it 'losing cool' or 'frustration' -- I think Mike has really turned the corner."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley (foot) missed his third straight practice and LG Alex Lewis (concussion) was limited. It looks like James Hurst will start at LT on Sunday and Ryan Jensen will go at LG.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QBs Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and Jacoby Brissett (7) finish their warmup and jog to their next drill at practice. Media members didn't see any throwing during a limited peek at practice.


Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dez Bryant will not practice today but Jason Garrett will not rule the Cowboys wide receiver out of Sunday's game at San Francisco yet. If left tackle Tyron Smith (back) practices it will be in a limited fashion. He did not play last week against the Chicago Bears.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

CBs Eli Apple (hamstring) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) didn't practice. Worked on side with trainers. Doesn't look good for Monday.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Cecil Shorts III was on the practice field for the end of practice, when reporters came back onto the field after the closed viewing portion was over. He actually jogged off the field. That's encouraging.

trey wingo @wingoz

What's wrong with @steelers defense? Let's put it this way. They have 1 sack on the season. Every other team has at least 3

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Somebody new must be in charge of the warmup music for the Panthers. Today Cam Newton seemed to enjoy dancing to "Your Love is Lifting me Higher" followed by James Brown's "I Got You." Earlier this week "Brown Eyed Girl" was on the playlist.

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Marcus Mariota had a 3.6 Total QBR against the Raiders on Sunday despite a decent-looking stat line: 17-of-33 for 214 passing yards. But Mariota struggled mightily on third downs, converting first downs on two of his 12 plays (he also was flagged for a false start on a third-and-9 in the red zone, which affected his rating). Looking only at his third-down play, Mariota's QBR was a 1.3.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers packed for short road trip to Atlanta for Sunday's key NFC South matchup.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs center Joe Hawley is snapping the ball to Jameis Winston in practice today, which is a good sign. He suffered an ankle injury and missed practice Wednesday. He returned but was limited on Thursday. If he cannot go, the team has Evan Smith as a backup.