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50mDan Graziano

What we learned (and didn't learn) in Week 7

The Dolphins have found a diamond in the rough at running back. The Chiefs are good and are only going to get better. Here are Week 7's lessons.

Tie doesn't hurt Seahawks, Cards in Power Rankings (1:02)
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The Undefeated: Kaepernick answers what's next

Colin Kaepernick's pregame protests have made waves. Now he is looking to bring his message to the next level, into the boardrooms and executive suites, writes William C. Rhoden.

Broncos back up smack talk of Osweiler after MNF showdown (1:36)
Can Osweiler live up to his paycheck? (0:52)
Moss better at kicking field goals than rest of Countdown crew (1:40)
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19hSharon Katz

Every NFL Team is Flawed

No NFL team ranks in the top 10 of both offensive and defensive efficiency this season. Which teams are most complete and which are most unbalanced?

Why Matthew Berry isn't surprised by RBs Ajayi, Gordon or Rodgers (1:51)
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Players recall how the biggest plays of Week 7 went down

Ryan Fitzpatrick leaves the bench to become a hero; Adam Vinatieri adds another record to his legacy; A.J. Green makes a miracle catch; Damien Williams gets a little help from his Dolphins into the end zone. Listen to the stars describe the big moments.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor has a 75.3 QBR in the first three quarters of games, fifth-best in the NFL. In fourth quarters, he ranks 29th with a 24.9 QBR.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Eight days after knee surgery, Ben Roethlisberger is throwing on the Steelers' practice field.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ICYMI: NFL underdogs went 9-6 ATS in Week 7 and are 54-45-6 ATS (54.5 percent) on the season with two games closing pick 'em. Home and road teams split 7-7 ATS with no home team in London, but road teams lead 50-49-6 ATS with two London games not included. Unders were 9-6, but overs lead 56-50-1 (52.8 percent).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets legend Joe Namath, realizing he made a mistake by questioning the severity of Geno Smith's knee injury, offered a mea culpa. "My bad Geno," Namath tweeted. "In the dark ages we players had the say. I hope you heal and play as long as you choose! Joe." Smith has an ACL tear that will sideline him for the rest of the season.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the possibility of having PUP players Dion Lewis and Tre' Jackson practice this week, Bill Belichick didn't rule it out as he did last Tuesday. "We'll have to talk with our medical and conditioning staff and get a sense of where everybody is and figure that out for when practice starts Wednesday," Belichick said. "We'll take a look at that information and see where we are and then make a decision on it prior to Wednesday's practice."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens bye week practice: LB Terrell Suggs (biceps) and G Marshal Yanda (shoulder) returned. S Matt Elam (knee), a candidate for IR Designated for Return, was practicing. There were nine players not practicing: RB Terrance West (ankle), WR Steve Smith (ankle), TE Dennis Pitta, PR Devin Hester (thigh), CB Lardarius Webb (hamstring), CB Shareece Wright (thigh), LB C.J. Mosley (hamstring), LB Elvis Dumervil (foot) and LB Albert McClellan. LB Kamalei Correa walked off the field with undisclosed injury early in practice.