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11hJon Gruden

Saints' secret weapon for keeping Drew Brees upright

Jon Gruden reveals how the Saints force outside pass-rushers out of their comfort zones. Tune in to Falcons vs. Saints live on ESPN or stream live on a computer, tablet or TV-connected device.

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3hBill 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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5hSharon 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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9hMike 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.

Time to panic about Cobb? (1:42)
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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.

Is Marvin Jones now a top fantasy wide receiver? (1:36)
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7hDave 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.

Young quarterbacks keep momentum in Week 3 (1:25)


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Andy Reid on Jamaal Charles: "He's getting closer. We've probably been overly cautious, but there's a chance he'll be out there this week."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones good to go tonight coming off calf injury. Jones not overlooking the Saints' depleted secondary. "If you go into a fight just expecting, 'Oh, I'm going to whip this guy,' you're going to get beat," Jones said.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan getting warmed up. The Falcons QB has the highest passing yards per game average at the Superdome of anyone, including Drew Brees, at 317.1, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

It's Patriots week in Buffalo, and Rex Ryan delivered for the cameras again Monday with an impersonation of Bill Belichick.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons 1st round pick Keanu Neal will make his debut tonight following a preseason knee scope. Dan Quinn said if Neal starts at strong safety, it will depend on what package the defense starts in. "But he'll play a lot," Quinn said. Neal should help with some of the tackling issues.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn having a pregame chat with ESPN's Lisa Salters. Quinn hopes his team plays with discipline in what is sure to be a hostile environment. Procedural penalties have been an issue.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll on Russell Wilson: "What he has, a lot of guys play with." Carroll says the training staff knows how to manage the MCL sprain. Sounds more optimistic than this morning about Wilson's chances for playing.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons secondary coach Marquand Manuel trying to get one up on the players in terms of style points.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Asked if he expects Russell Wilson to play Sunday, Pete Carroll said, "Yes." He expects Wilson to practice Wednesday, and they'll monitor him throughout the week.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Two former 49ers in ESPN's Steve Young and Falcons linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich. By the way, Young said he wants to see the Falcons use Matt Ryan in the shotgun and up-tempo rather than the rollouts, bootlegs.