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12hJon 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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Superdome the lifeboat of New Orleans (6:20)
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4hBill 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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7hSharon 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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10hMike 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.

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Stephen A. Smith is ashamed of the Steelers (1:52)
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Youth sports had positive impact on Payton (1:28)
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20hESPN.com

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.

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Time to panic about Cobb? (1:42)
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2hESPN.com

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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Is Marvin Jones now a top fantasy wide receiver? (1:36)
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8hDave 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.

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

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Really good chance" Rams CB E.J. Gaines plays this Sunday against the Cardinals, Jeff Fisher said. He wasn't as definitive about WRs Nelson Spruce or Pharoh Cooper, but they will practice.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Marlins' Dee Gordon gets his first homer of the season in the first inning, Justin Bour gets his first career triple in the second inning. Interesting.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrus Peat is warming up at left tackle for the Saints tonight in place of injured starter Terron Armstead. The first-round pick from 2015 has suffered through some ups and downs in his career. But LT is his most natural position, and he has been off to a decent start this year at left guard. Veteran backup Senio Kelemete is warming up as the starting left guard.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

We will see if Jacob Tamme, who leads the Falcons in receptions, is a factor tonight. When Falcons have gone with their three tight end set, Matt Ryan is 8 for 9 passing with an average of 16.9 yards per attempt.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

This could be a big night for Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas with Willie Snead out with a toe injury. The 6-3, 212-pounder was the breakout star of training camp and the preseason – but the Saints' depth at WR limits his opportunities. Thomas has 10 catches for 114 yards on 11 targets this year.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are, in fact, bringing in free-agent RB C.J. Spiller tomorrow for a workout, as others have reported. Spiller was cut recently by the Saints. The Jets studied Spiller when he was a free agent in 2015.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Don't have that at this point." - Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, on the status of backup right tackle Austin Howard, who missed last week's game with a right ankle injury.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Drew Brees thrives on Monday Night Football. His 12 career 300-yard passing games are the most all-time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. His 5,646 passing yards are third most. And his 43 TD passes are one behind Tom Brady for third all-time.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"I don't know at this point." - Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, on the status of starting right tackle Menelik Watson, who strained a calf in Sunday's game at Tennessee.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

San Francisco 49ers OL Anthony Davis has retired from the NFL for the second time in the past three years, the team announced Monday afternoon. Davis returned to the team before training camp after a one-year hiatus but moved to guard after he was unable to win the starting right tackle job. It appeared he'd won the starting right guard job but coach Chip Kelly went with Andrew Tiller just before the season started and Davis served as a backup in the first week. Davis then suffered a concussion in practice before the week 2 game against Carolina and was in the concussion protocol last week. Now, Davis is walking away again.

Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

The fact #Cowboys have kept Tony Romo on the 53 rather than IR leaves open possibility La'El Collins returns - depending on other injuries