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4hBill 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 INTs. Check out the best and worst QBs in Week 3 so far, according to Total QBR.

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5hMike 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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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.

Is Marvin Jones now a top fantasy wide receiver? (1:36)
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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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3hDave 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.

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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16hTristan 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.


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Guard Shawn Lauvao has a moderate ankle sprain and is week to week. Center Kory Lichtensteiger also is week to week with a moderate calf strain. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said they will look to add an offensive lineman. He said Arie Kouandjio will get more work at left guard. That's likely the first option.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals have a roster exemption until Thursday with Burfict's return, so they won't have to make moves to activate him yet.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said Todd Bowles gave a speech to the team today that could be "a turning point" in the season.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said corner Bashaud Breeland has a strained tendon in his ankle and is week to week. Gruden said it's better news than they feared. "He's always been a quick healer," Gruden said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is wearing a hat today with the word "LOVE" on the right side.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Texas State Senator Royce West have settled their disputes "amicably" and withdrawn all claims and counterclaims against each other, according to Trey Crawford, the attorney for West.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have informed DT Anthony Johnson that he is being waived today. Johnson has practice squad eligibility and would be a strong candidate to land there if he clears waivers. He has been the team's top interior pass rusher in nickel situations, although with the club using DEs inside at times in obvious passing situations, the Patriots probably felt like his spot was expendable to address other needs.

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Ten years ago, a blocked punt symbolized rebirth of New Orleans and Saints. It also happened to be Drew Brees' first home game as NO's QB.

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Russell Wilson has a sprained MCL, and his status for the Seahawks' Week 4 game against the Jets is uncertain: es.pn/2d4kdBw

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he talked to the league about why wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was called for a block to the back to negate a 56-yard touchdown catch by Fozzy Whittaker in the first half of Sunday's loss to Minnesota. "It's one of those things where Kelvin has his hands on the guy on the inside portion [of his body], the guy turns to run by Kelvin and he pushes him,'' Rivera said. "It's one of those things you'd like to say, ‘At that point, you need to let him go and let Fozzy do his thing.' It's hard because he was engaged. I talked to the league about it just to make sure on why it was called.''

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Against Oakland, the Titans ran 10 plays with three tight ends and even one play with three running backs. They ran fewer plays with three wide receivers than any team in the NFL, 18. Doesn't help that they don't have three good wide receivers.