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3mVaughn McClure

Julio Jones not a factor, but Falcons' offense rolling vs. Saints

Julio Jones has no catches on four targets, but Matt Ryan has the Falcons' offense running efficiently with 28 points against the Saints.

Freeman's touchdown gives Falcons the lead (0:43)
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6hBill 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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8hSharon 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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12hMike 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)
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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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10hDave 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.


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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones without a catch on four targets but Falcons still lead Saints 28-17 at halftime. Matt Ryan found Justin Hardy for touchdown that was confirmed after review. Falcons getting production all around. Tevin Coleman with two touchdown runs and Devonta Freeman with a touchdown catch. Only helps in the long run when Falcons can get it done without Julio.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher called Todd Gurley's 16-yard run on Sunday "one of the better runs I've seen in the last 20 years." Asked about getting him going consistently, Fisher said: "I said last week he was really close. If you watch it, he's really close. He was even closer than really close. We're fine there. We'll be all right. ... The hundred-yard games and those kind of things, they'll come."

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Mack is fun to watch and a great, stabilizing addition to the Falcons' offensive line. He was well downfield searching out defenders on that play a moment ago. Mack was the top signing in free agency this past offseason, in my opinion.

trey wingo @wingoz

Falcons have a shot at the double dip: points before the half and getting the ball to start 3rd quarter

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Another TD run for Tevin Coleman on the inside zone scheme. With the outside linebacker left unblocked -- and slow to close to the ball -- Coleman can bend the run back to space. It's now a 21-14 Falcons lead over the Saints.

Matt Bowen @MattBowen41

Another TD for Tevin Coleman on the inside zone. With the outside LB unblocked -- and slow to close -- Coleman can bend the run to space.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Tevin Coleman with his second TD on a 2-yard run. This two-back system with Devonta Freeman working to perfection. All three scores by the backs. Falcons lead 21-14.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

54 was the over-under for this game. 35 points scored with 5:31 left in the second quarter.

trey wingo @wingoz

Yes it's vs Saints... but the changeover on Falcons OL is really paying off

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Looked like Julio Jones came up a little hobbled on previous play. Jones came out of the game before Devonta Freeman's long run.