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Week 4 NFL predictions: Scores for every game

Eli Manning and the Giants are coming off their first loss, while the Vikings, led by Sam Bradford, seek their first 4-0 start since 2009. NFL Nation predicts the score for each Week 4 matchup.

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4hEric Karabell

What to watch in Week 4: London, tight ends

Eric Karabell reveals his weekend watch list, including surprising tight ends from Week 3 and a running back whose value is about to change.

Should the NFL be embarrassed if the Pats go 4-0 without Brady? (1:41)
Affleck, Damon fight over who's better friends with Brady (4:05)
Should Marvin Jones' owners panic? (1:30)
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6hScott Kacsmar

Are the Broncos actually better this year?

The Broncos are 3-0 despite playing a tough early-season schedule. But does Denver have the pedigree to be better than last year's Super Bowl-winning team? Scott Kacsmar examines the numbers.

Watkins out Sunday, possibly much longer (1:53)
Stephen A. doesn't think Gordon will see an NFL field again (1:53)
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2hNFL Vegas Experts

Best bets for every Week 4 NFL game

What is the best bet for all 13 of Sunday's Week 4 NFL games? Chalk's Vegas experts give their take on all of the action, including ATS picks and projections for all the matchups.

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Answering Week 4's biggest fantasy questions

NFL Nation reporters answer the top fantasy questions across the league for Week 4, including whether Rob Gronkowski will see the field more and whether Julio Jones will have a bounce-back game.

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23hMatthew Berry

Love, hate and celebrity

Matthew Berry offers the players he loves and hates for Week 4 and reveals the celebrity he picked to teach fantasy football this season in his quest to get every man, woman and child to play.

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12hKatherine Terrell

A.J. Green runs wild in win over Dolphins

A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, as the Bengals beat the Dolphins to pull themselves back to .500.

Green breaks a tackle for easy TD (0:21)
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Super Bowl halftime show to feature Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga will headline February's Super Bowl halftime show. An NFL spokesperson said Lady Gaga did not pay the league to perform, nor did the league pay her.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil said he didn't know he was playing left tackle until gameday. Veteran Branden Albert (ankle) was questionable during the week.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Despite being listed as questionable (knee), Chiefs' RB Jamaal Charles will make 2016 season debut Sunday night in Pitt, per source.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie safety Andrew Adams was fined $9,115 for his unnecessary roughness penalty on the blocked punt Sunday. He is appealing.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs-Broncos final injury report. As expected, Doug Martin, Robert Ayers, Cecil Shorts III and Luke Stocker all officially out. Joe Hawley is listed as questionable.

Field Yates @FieldYates

All of these players are officially out for Week 4: Sammy Watkins, Eric Decker, Doug Martin, Jonathan Stewart, Charcandrick West.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins CB Tony Lippett said he was notified that he would start a couple days before the Bengals game. He said it's up to the coaches if he remains in the starting lineup.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said Drew Brees is probably spending the most of anyone on tickets this week with the return to San Diego -- but other than that, he doesn't think Brees' routine and preparation will change just because the game is so meaningful. It's not like he's going to come in earlier each morning.

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All of these players are officially out for Week 4: Sammy Watkins, Eric Decker, Doug Martin, Dez Bryant, Charcandrick West.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Bucs officially ruled out RB Doug Martin (hamstring), DE Robert Ayers (hamstring) and WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) for Sunday vs Denver.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamaal Charles will be listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on the Chiefs' final injury report of the week. While it doesn't guarantee Charles will play in Pittsburgh, it does represent progress. He was listed as doubtful on the final injury report in each of the past three games and he didn't play.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints practiced outdoors Friday in some San Diego-like weather (meaning cooler than usual in New Orleans). Sean Payton said he felt like the team's response in practice was good this week after an 0-3 start and first double-digit loss on Monday night.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant expressed regret as to how he handled his two-day absence from the team earlier in the week. He said he is day to day with his tibial plateau fracture in his right leg but he would play it safe in determining when he would play again.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

For the Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Friday tight end Virgil Green and right tackle Donald Stephenson have been ruled out of Sunday's game in Tampa. Both have calf injuries. Ty Sambrailo is expected to start at right tackle and John Phillips will start at tight end.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Browns could be down two cornerbacks in Washington. Joe Haden (groin) was limited Friday and is questionable, and Tramon Williams (shoulder) is doubtful.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Head coach Bill O'Brien confirmed that defensive end J.J. Watt is out for the rest of the season after he had surgery. The Texans put Watt on IR on Wednesday.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Cushing (knee) said no decision has been made on whether he will play on Sunday. He said he always wants to play, but it's not his decision to make.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Receivers Kendall Wright and Tajae Sharpe will play. Tight end Delanie Walker and linebacker Nate Palmer are questionable. Safety Da'Norris Searcy and corner Cody Riggs are out.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones (calf), Mohamed Sanu (shoulder), Tevin Coleman (ankle), and Devonta Freeman (illness) all had full participation in practice Friday and are set to go against Carolina on Sunday.

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Bill O'Brien makes it official, rules out JJ Watt for rest of season after Thursday's back surgery.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Julian Edelman doesn't want to look too far ahead to Tom Brady's return Monday. "We have a game before that. When he comes back, we'll obviously be happy, but we have a job ahead of us with the Buffalo Bills."

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Jerry Jones dice no saber si Dez Bryant juega este domingo contra los 49ers en Santa Clara. Asegura que la decisión tiene q ver con tolerancia al dolor de Beyant porque los médicos no creen q se agrave su fractura si juega... #Cowboys

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said center Mike Pouncey (hip) is expected to return to practice next week and will have a chance to play Oct. 9 against the Titans.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots RB Dion Lewis, who is recovering from a second surgery on his knee, walked through the locker room during the media-access period. He remains on the reserve/PUP list.