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10hJon Gruden

Saints' secret weapon for keeping Drew Brees upright

Jon Gruden reveals how the Saints force outside pass-rushers out of their comfort zones. Tune in to Falcons vs. Saints live on ESPN or stream live on a computer, tablet or TV-connected device.

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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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5hSharon 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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9hMike 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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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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6hDave 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.

Young quarterbacks keep momentum in Week 3 (1:25)


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn having a pregame chat with ESPN's Lisa Salters. Quinn hopes his team plays with discipline in what is sure to be a hostile environment. Procedural penalties have been an issue.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll on Russell Wilson: "What he has, a lot of guys play with." Carroll says the training staff knows how to manage the MCL sprain. Sounds more optimistic than this morning about Wilson's chances for playing.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons secondary coach Marquand Manuel trying to get one up on the players in terms of style points.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Asked if he expects Russell Wilson to play Sunday, Pete Carroll said, "Yes." He expects Wilson to practice Wednesday, and they'll monitor him throughout the week.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Two former 49ers in ESPN's Steve Young and Falcons linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich. By the way, Young said he wants to see the Falcons use Matt Ryan in the shotgun and up-tempo rather than the rollouts, bootlegs.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter admitted that he did second-guess himself on the decision not to call a timeout after Charles Sims' catch on the right sideline. He also said that clock management assistant Andrew Weidinger told him to take a timeout. Koetter said he wanted to call a particular play out of no-huddle that he thought could win the game.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

New Orleans native Deion Jones of the Falcons playing in the Superdome for the first time ever tonight. Jones and his family were displaced by Hurricane Katrina, and his late grandmother took shelter inside the Dome.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Abbrederis didn't play a single snap on Sunday against the Lions despite a strong training camp. Why? "At some point, he will get opportunities, and he'll be ready for those opportunities," Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett said. "We have different packages each and every week."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dre Kirkpatrick and Derron Smith did not practice today. Tyler Eifert, George Iloka, Pat Sims, Shawn Williams and James Wright were limited. Kirkpatrick said he had a calf strain but he's listed with a hamstring issue. Mike Nugent (shoulder) participated fully. Important to note that this was a walkthrough today.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

What happened to Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin against Minnesota? That was the big question on Monday.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

What's the best measure of a running back's production? "What are you doing on your own," Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett, who said he saw a lot of broken tackles on Sunday against the Lions. "Those are the types of runs that you really love to see because it's about finishing, and that was exciting to see."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan anticipates the Patriots to take advantage of their uncertain quarterback situation. "I expect [the Patriots] immediately to tell us [who the starting quarterback will be]," Ryan joked Monday. "And as soon as they tell us, we're all gonna be like, 'Yeah, OK.' Nobody would believe it anyway. Nah, I don't know. We're not gonna find out until kickoff."