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7mTim 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 Philadelphia dealt the Vikings their first loss of 2016.

Fitzpatrick says owner, GM and coach stopped believing in him (0:24)
Green comes down with incredible Hail Mary TD catch (0:42)
Vikings and Eagles have ugly first quarter (0:31)
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3hTom 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)
Giants 'condoning domestic violence' by keeping Brown (1:39)
Moss blames Goodell for dropping the ball on Brown (0:36)
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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.


Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers DE Joey Bosa with his second, two-sack performance in just three games. Bosa's tied for the team lead in sacks with Melvin Ingram with four.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Eighteen kickers have outscored Stephen Gostkowski in fantasy points this season.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski tied the franchise record with his 68th career touchdown, with a 36-yard scoring grab up the seam in the third quarter. He ties WR Stanley Morgan's record, as he now has 67 receiving TDs and 1 rushing TD.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady threw a dime to Rob Gronkowski on the seam route for a 36-yard score. Ball on the upfield shoulder. And the route was classic Gronkowski. Vertical release with a quick outside stick move to create separation over the top of the defender. Patriots now up 20-13 over the Steelers in the third quarter.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Injury bug attacking the 49ers hard here in the third quarter. After losing DT Arik Armstead to a shoulder issue, LB Gerald Hodges, CB Rashard Robinson and LB Aaron Lynch have all departed with various ailments though none have been ruled out to return.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford has thrown five game-winning touchdowns in his career with 30 seconds or less remaining, including Sunday. That doesn't include his fake spike rushing touchdown to beat Dallas in 2013.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The momentum of the Patriots-Steelers game swung in the direction of the Steelers on a late-second quarter drop by Patriots receiver Julian Edelman on third down. After the play, the Patriots failed to down a punt at the 6 as it became a touchback. The Steelers drove for a field goal before the half to close to 14-10. The Patriots came out slow at the start of the second half and the Steelers then drove for a field goal to close to 14-13 with 8:44 remaining in the third quarter.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins guard Brandon Scherff said his shoulder was sore after the game but that he was OK. He missed the last two series of the first half. But he played all of the second half. "Trainers have numbing medicine and they numbed it up and we were ready to go," Scherff said.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Information, - the Eagles sent a defensive back as a pass rusher on 13 of Sam Bradford's dropbacks, the same number as the Eagles' total from the first five games of the season. On those plays, the Eagles sacked or pressured Bradford on 8 dropbacks.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers DT Arik Armstead has been battling a shoulder injury all season and now appears to be in even more pain. He was down on the sideline holding the shoulder and getting more medical attention. His return is questionable.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Gurley, slowed by a line and a passing game that can't open up holes for him, has every reason to be irate with what's going on, but he has never once criticized his teammates publicly. Good for him.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike Evans is already more than halfway to his career high of 168 fantasy points through only SIX games, and he's already within 50 of his entire 2015 total.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

That's just Jameis Winston making a play on the TD pass to Mike Evans. Boot scheme with Winston buying some time and keeping his eyes up the field to find his WR. Winston put the throw up high, too. That allowed Evans to go finish the play. The Bucs take a 27-14 lead over the 49ers in the third quarter.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams RB Todd Gurley said he approached all of his teammates after the game, to tell them he loves them and to tell them to stick together. Said he loves Case Keenum "to death" and noted how he went from 28-of-32 in Week 6 to four interceptions in Week 7. "It is what it is," Gurley said. "We lost the game. You've got to move on from this and stay together. When times get rough, everybody goes to blame, whether it's in the locker room, media, whatever it is. We're on the field together, so we've just got to stay together."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons might miss Tevin Coleman's explosive ability if he can't return to game after hamstring injury. Coleman with a 30-yard TD run and 64 rushing yards on 8 carries. Devonta Freeman with 5 yards on 5 carries.