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2hBill Barnwell

Stacking the NFL's best defenses

Teams that have started Joe Flacco, Trevor Siemian, Carson Wentz, Sam Bradford, Shaun Hill, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett have a combined ZERO losses. It's a time to praise defenses.

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2hSharon Katz & Jacob Nitzberg

Best and worst QB performances from Week 3

Aaron Rodgers threw four first half TDs, Ryan Fitzpatrick had six INT. Check out the best and worst QBs in Week 3 so far according to Total QBR.

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3hMike 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.

Stephen A. Smith is ashamed of the Steelers (1:52)
Youth sports had positive impact on Payton (1:28)
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Biggest NFL injuries of Week 3

Bears running back Jeremy Langford left Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with an ankle injury. Here are the other big names who went down with injuries in Week 3.

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1hDave Tuley

What we learned: Week 3 NFL betting recap

Missed any of the NFL action on Sunday? Dave Tuley runs through all 13 games to give a recap from a betting perspective, including which teams covered easily and which games were toss-ups.

Is Marvin Jones now a top fantasy wide receiver? (1:36)
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The Big Story for every NFL team

After a four-touchdown first half, Aaron Rodgers showed that he's back to his old self. A Russell Wilson injury, meanwhile, showed that the Seahawks could have issues.

Get the mortar out, Wentz deserves a statue (1:57)
Rams sack Winston, return fumble for TD (0:40)
Young quarterbacks keep momentum in Week 3 (1:25)
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14hTristan H. Cockcroft

Week 3 fantasy winners and losers: Marvelous Marvin Jones

Tristan H. Cockcroft recaps which fantasy players shined in Week 3 and which left their fantasy owners wanting more, all with his usual blend of historical significance.


Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"There's a chance he'll be out there this week." -- Andy Reid on whether Jamaal Charles will play on Sunday night against the Steelers.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota passer rating by zone through three games.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Giants announced RB Shane Vereen tore his tricep and is out for the season.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Shane Vereen has a triceps injury. He will be sidelined for the season.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said there was no clarity in film review on why Kelvin Benjamin had no catches. Said that the Vikings did get up on Benjamin at the line that was a factor.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans defensive end J.J Watt did not appear to practice today. The Texans don't usually practice on Monday, so he could just be getting the day off.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

On 710 ESPN Seattle, Pete Carroll says RB Thomas Rawls' injury is worse than the team originally thought. It's a fibula injury, and he will be sidelined for a few weeks. The Seahawks will go with Christine Michael going forward.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

On 710 ESPN Seattle, Pete Carroll stops short of saying Russell Wilson will play in Week 4. "We're going to do the right thing," Carroll said. "We're going to be very careful." The Seahawks play the Jets Sunday and then have a bye in Week 5.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans left tackle Duane Brown returned to practice today. He has been out since the 2015 regular season finale with a quadriceps injury. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that he thinks Brown is closer to returning, but that he doesn't think he will be back Sunday against the Titans.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Some good news on Packers TE Jared Cook's ankle injury. Despite being on crutches and in a boot after Sunday's game, it's not a season-ender, according to multiple sources, but it's still to be determined whether he'll miss just a week or multiple weeks following the Packers' bye.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

On 710 ESPN Seattle, Pete Carroll said Russell Wilson has an MCL sprain. Says Wilson "feels great" and is recovering well.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Atlanta Falcons are 1-15 in road games on Monday Night Football, including 12 straight road losses. That's the longest road losing streak in the history of Monday Night Football, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell called Arnold Palmer a "gentleman's gentleman." Had met him when he was the head coach at Wake Forest.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson played 79 of 82 snaps against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Chris Johnson played 3. Andre Ellington played 1.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs safety Bradley McDougald told me that the play that sticks out most in his mind from yesterday's loss to the Rams was the draw play on third-and-12. He is surprised that they are still having communication issues three games in.