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9hTodd Archer

Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman have been in Tony Romo's spot

The Cowboys are winning with QB Dak Prescott. Do they mess with the formula and reinsert Tony Romo? The team has dealt with similar situations before.

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2mJeremy Fowler

Ailing Steelers DE Heyward: Defense 'just quit'

Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward called out his team's defense after giving up a combined 362 rushing yards in Pittsburgh's last two games.

Stephen A. says 'bravo' to Redskins losing to Lions (2:16)
Riddick: Jets well within their right to replace Fitzpatrick (1:05)
Why Matthew Berry isn't surprised by RBs Ajayi, Gordon or Rodgers (1:51)
Norman opens up about path to stardom, OBJ altercation (0:45)
Cardinals, Seahawks each miss game-winning field goals (0:57)
4hEric Karabell

Will Melvin Gordon keep scoring?

Melvin Gordon might not have the best yards per carry average in the NFL, but he's finding the end zone. Is his scoring pace sustainable?

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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.

Von Miller learned discipline from youth sports (1:22)
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21hDan Graziano

The clock is ticking on the Vikings

Every time Sam Bradford drops back to pass, it's one one-thousand, two one-thousand -- a ticking clock until he gets hit. And thus, the Vikings' season is a season in jeopardy.

Gordon hits pay dirt three times against Falcons (0:35)


Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL's most penalized player: Rams LT Greg Robinson, with 10. Nobody else has more than 8.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL Week 8 lines after early betting at Westgate SuperBook: Thursday: TEN -3 (EVEN) vs. JAX (at London) CIN -3 vs. WAS ATL -3 vs. GB HOU -3 (EVEN) vs. DET SEA -3 (EVEN) at NO NE -6.5 at BUF NYJ (OFF-Kessler?) at CLE TB -1 vs. OAK KC -2.5 at IND DEN -6 vs. SD CAR -3 (EVEN) vs. AZ DAL -4.5 vs. PHI Monday: MIN -5.5 at CHI

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano on LB Josh McNary's unnecessary roughness penalty on Delanie Walker on Patrick Robinson's interception against the Titans: "We don't have cheap shot guys on this football team. That's not him, that's not this football team."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater says he wouldn't trade kicker Stephen Gostkowski for anyone.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter: After LeSean McCoy aggravated hamstring Sunday, one source said Bills RB "will be same position this week, probably questionable" for Sunday vs. Patriots.

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After LeSean McCoy aggravated hamstring Sunday, one source said Bills RB “will be same position this week, probably questionable” for Sunday

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he would like to see rookie RB Kenneth Dixon play more. He's had limited carries since coming back from sprained knee.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there's a chance of putting "finishing touches" on a lot of injuries and hopes to be close to full strength after bye. "That would be my hope," Harbaugh said. Among Ravens' inactives last Sunday were five Pro Bowl players and first-round pick Ronnie Stanley.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams punter Johnny Hekker has 40 consecutive punts without a touchback, the longest current streak in the NFL.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"I've already talked to the league and it's illegal to comment on officiating." – Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he's already spoken with the league about the circumstances surrounding the blocked field goal in the second quarter of Sunday night's 6-6 tie, when Seattle LB Bobby Wagner leaped over LS Aaron Brewer to block K Chandler Catanzaro's 39-yard field goal attempt. Arians thought Wagner had touched Brewer, which would've been a penalty. After Sunday night's game, Arians said he was expecting to get an explanation from the NFL about the play "that is all bulls---."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills center Eric Wood tells WGR 550 that Dolphins DE Andre Branch was "on top of" Bills G Richie Incognito and "trying to hurt him" during a late-game fight Sunday that resulted in Incognito tossing a Dolphins player's helmet 20 yards downfield.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

These are a little tough to see but these three tarps cover the names of the newest players in the Broncos' Ring of Fame. Simon Fletcher, Jason Elam and John Lynch will be honored at halftime of tonight's Broncos-Texans game. Their names, uniform numbers and the years they played with the team are in the stadium facade.

Field Yates ESPN Insider 

A heads up for for @ESPNFantasy players: Ty Montgomery has been granted RB eligibility, effective this week. He can now be used at WR or RB.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals linebacker Alex Okafor will miss Sunday's game at Carolina with a strained calf, coach Bruce Arians said. He may miss more.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles confirmed that Geno Smith has a torn ACL and is done for the season. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Sunday against the Browns. Bowles was non-committal on his No. 2 QB, Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg. He said he won't dress three for this game. C Nick Mangold (normal ankle sprain) will be evaluated throughout the week.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders punter Marquette King makes himself at home and tickles the ivory at the team's swank resort for the week in Sarasota.