Small slump or big slide: Predicting bounce-back players for every NFL team

Todd Gurley is averaging just 3.0 yards per carry. Blake Bortles has more turnovers than touchdowns. Are they going through an early season funk, or is it a sign of a long-lasting issue?

Did Watt come back too soon? (1:54)
Clark on OBJ: 'He is a distraction, period!' (0:46)
17hDan Graziano

What we learned, and didn't learn, in Week 3

Ryan Fitzpatrick's six-interception day masked other issues. Did the Jets peak last year? Meanwhile, what's Jared Goff thinking about while other rookie QBs star? Here are Week 3's lessons.

Kellerman: Cowboys have 'punchers chance to win' with Dez (2:18)
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17hPat McManamon

Browns back kicker Parkey after 3-miss debut

The Browns aren't kicking kicker Cody Parkey to the side yet despite his three missed field goals Sunday, including a 46-yard attempt on the final play of regulation, as Cleveland lost in Miami.

Taylor surprised by firing of offensive coordinator (1:37)
Michael Smith: 'The Saints are all we got' (2:52)
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23hTim Fiorvanti

Latest Super Bowl LI odds

Chalk presents the latest odds for every NFL team to win Super Bowl LI, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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2dMike Sando

Ranking NFL's surprise teams by sustainability

The Broncos are 3-0 with Trevor Siemian at QB. The Vikings are 3-0 after trading for Sam Bradford. Mike Sando ranks which surprise teams have the best chance of maintaining their success.


Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Before signing Antonio Smith, the player #Texans list as JJ Watt's backup is Devon Still, who is well known as Leah's incredible father

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Giants C Weston Richburg, the 1st player ejected for two unsportsmanlike penalties, fined $12,000 for taunting, per source. He is appealing.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Fisher was asked if the success of rookie quarterbacks has impacted the way the Rams are developing Jared Goff. "No," he said. "I spoke on that. I'm happy for young quarterbacks when they have success, but we have our own sense of timing here with him. The quarterbacks are having success because of injuries. As I mentioned last week, had we not had the injuries that we did in the league, probably all four of those quarterbacks either would be inactive or backups."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Jeff Fisher on where the Rams are at with regards to getting Todd Gurley going ...


Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts and the Texans minus JJ Watt play in Houston on Oct. 16. Watt has sacked Andrew Luck eight times in six meetings.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rams added 6-foot-7, 270-pound LB Lynden Trail to their practice squad, which had an open spot when DB Isaiah Johnson replaced CB Steve Williams on the active roster. Trail is from Norfolk State, spent last season on the Redskins and Texans practice squads.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Before J.J. Watt's arrival in Houston, the Texans never made the playoffs and had the 5th-worst record in the NFL. Since he's come to Houston, the Texans have won three division titles and two playoff games. Their record of 44-39 since 2011 is tied with the Colts for the best in the AFC South.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Since entering the NFL in 2011, JJ Watt has racked up 76.0 sacks, 11 more than any other player during that stretch.

Mark Dominik @MarkdominikESPN

I love the new agreement that the NFL-AFCA decided with NFL clubs having more access to evaluate players earlier for the NFL draft process

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

With J.J. Watt's injury, it will be interesting to see how the Texans use Jadeveon Clowney. Houston has moved him around the front seven in the first three games, including at defensive end.