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2hBill 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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5mSharon 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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4hMike 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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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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2hDave 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.

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

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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14hTristan 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.


Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says Telvin Smith playing at a high level. Has really grown as a player. Comfort level increases.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said the team meeting just had involved a 60-play cutup of mistakes and issues from Ravens game.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says about CBs Eli Apple (hamstring) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin): "We're not going to rule anybody out right now." Giants have a long week. They don't play until Monday night in Minnesota.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says team has to learn how to win games in crunch time, to develop attitude of killer instinct.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he stressed to players that it's consistency and a game of inches.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says they want to be a team that is still able to run the ball in situations where the defense knows they are going to run it.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Speaking on sports radio WEEI on Monday, Patriots WR Julian Edelman said he had yelled at his father, Frank, for "about 20 minutes" for sharing a scouting report on him as a quarterback to ESPN.com senior writer Ian O'Connor last week. "Who do we think we are, Sal Paolantonio here? Maybe John Madden?" Edelman cracked.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell just talked. Apologized for the distraction he's caused, wants to show people "what I can do" over extended period, on and off field.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Shane Vereen's loss is a significant one for the Giants' offense. Ben McAdoo has a clearly defined role in the offense for him as the running back in the two-minute drill and on third downs. No other back on the roster offers what he does in terms of receiving and pass-protection ability. Orleans Darkwa likely gets a larger role, but not an equivalent one. Scheme changes likely will be necessary.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"There's a chance he'll be out there this week." -- Andy Reid on whether Jamaal Charles will play on Sunday night against the Steelers.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota passer rating by zone through three games.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Giants announced RB Shane Vereen tore his tricep and is out for the season.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Shane Vereen has a triceps injury. He will be sidelined for the season.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said there was no clarity in film review on why Kelvin Benjamin had no catches. Said that the Vikings did get up on Benjamin at the line that was a factor.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans defensive end J.J Watt did not appear to practice today. The Texans don't usually practice on Monday, so he could just be getting the day off.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

On 710 ESPN Seattle, Pete Carroll says RB Thomas Rawls' injury is worse than the team originally thought. It's a fibula injury, and he will be sidelined for a few weeks. The Seahawks will go with Christine Michael going forward.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

On 710 ESPN Seattle, Pete Carroll stops short of saying Russell Wilson will play in Week 4. "We're going to do the right thing," Carroll said. "We're going to be very careful." The Seahawks play the Jets Sunday and then have a bye in Week 5.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans left tackle Duane Brown returned to practice today. He has been out since the 2015 regular season finale with a quadriceps injury. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that he thinks Brown is closer to returning, but that he doesn't think he will be back Sunday against the Titans.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Some good news on Packers TE Jared Cook's ankle injury. Despite being on crutches and in a boot after Sunday's game, it's not a season-ender, according to multiple sources, but it's still to be determined whether he'll miss just a week or multiple weeks following the Packers' bye.