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3hBobby Greenhalgh

Ranking the NFL Week 8 matchups from best to worst

The ESPN Football Power Index ranks the matchup quality of every Week 8 game, led by a showdown between AFC East rivals.

Gronk goes undercover to give passengers surprise of a lifetime (2:50)
Ty Montgomery is among Week 8 must-haves on the waiver wire (2:48)
Questions abound regarding NFL and domestic violence (5:17)
Calvin Johnson thinks OBJ can be all-time great (0:49)
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Latest Super Bowl 51 odds

Chalk presents the latest odds for every NFL team to win Super Bowl 51, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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Chase Stuart

There are no great NFL teams this year

After Minnesota's loss on Sunday to Philadelphia, there are no remaining undefeated teams. For reference, this time last year, there were five undefeated teams.

McFadden highlights players to watch at trade deadline (0:56)


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman with the Halloween, Harry Potter-themed press conference this week.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan on playing golf with Aaron Rodgers: "He's a pretty good player. He's a good athlete. I have to say amongst all the positions, usually quarterbacks are some of the top golfers in each locker room, and he's no exception to that." Said Rodgers of Ryan's golf game: "It's usually better than mine. He's streaky, though. He can get hot and shoot even."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees said it's possible that Seattle's defense is the best he's faced in his career -- especially considering how good they've been for a long stretch of time. He said they basically invented the scheme that many other teams are trying to copy -- though he said it's hard to do without their personnel.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets had 12 players who didn't practice. New injuries: Brandon Marshall (foot) and Bilal Powell (turf toe).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Whitworth (concussion) did not practice. Clint Boling (shoulder) also did not practice. Marquis Flowers (groin) and Dre Kirkpatrick (groin) were limited. Tyler Eifert was not listed on the injury report.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said he's adjusted his sleeping patterns to get ready for London. Wednesday night, for example, he went to bed around 7:15 p.m. and woke up at 5:15 a.m.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said that Louis Murphy suffered a setback last week, but it's a different injury than the one to his ACL. It is keeping him from practicing.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

In the red shorts and red socks, you'll see Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers going through blocking drills. It's his first practice back since suffering an ankle injury in Week 2. I did not see him do any pass rush drills during the 30-min portion of practice open the media.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson said that Josh McCown has been medically cleared from his broken left collarbone to play. Won't name him starter until week goes on, but sure sounds like McCown will be the guy vs. Jets. Cody Kessler still in concussion protocol.

ESPN Stats and Information  

There isn't a single pro football team favored by at least 7 points right now (biggest favorite: New England -6.5). The last time that happened was Week 1 of 2010. FPI doesn't have a single team with a 70 percent or better chance to win. That has not happened in a single week since FPI began projections in 2008.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers are in full pads today. TE Hunter Henry (concussion), CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) and SS Jahleel Addae (clavicle) are practicing. WR Travis Benjamin (knee), CB Craig Mager (concussion), LB Jerry Attaochu (ankle) and WR Tyrell Williams (unknown) not practicing.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Correction: Bucs DE Robert Ayers did practice once since hurting his ankle -- Oct 6, after both Gerald McCoy and Noah Spence suffered injuries against the Denver Broncos and just prior to the Monday Night game against the Carolina Panthers.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Good sign: Josh McCown took part fully in the Browns practice today.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed says he feels 100 percent after missing the last two games with a concussion.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about recent mechanical issues, Eagles QB Carson Wentz says that it's related mostly to his footwork. "I don't think it's anything we really need to over-analyze or freak out about," he said. Wentz has completed just 54 percent of his passes over last two games.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Luck being Andrew Luck on the Colts' 28-point comeback against Chiefs in the playoffs in January 2014. "It was a good win."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

If Matt Jones can't start for the Redskins vs. the Bengals then Rob Kelley would be the lead back. The Redskins love Chris Thompson in their third down back role and don't want to overload him for durability concerns.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the work load for CB James Bradberry (toe) and DT Vernon Butler (ankle) will increase Thursday if both, limited on Wednesday, have no setbacks overnight.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints LT Terron Armstead was absent from Wednesday's practice after admitting that his knee injury wasn't back to where it needs to be yet during last Sunday's game. His status for this week's game against Seattle remains unknown. Also not participating in Wednesday's practice were DT Nick Fairley, LB Stephone Anthony, CB Sterling Moore and WR Jake Lampman.