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Week 2 lessons: Will the Josh Gordon lottery ticket pay off?

The concept of Gordon rediscovering his dominant form is thrilling, but his history says it would be foolish to expect it. Plus: Where's Dez?

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Let's overreact to Week 2: Mahomes will break records

Is Patrick Mahomes the next great QB? Are the Rams the NFC's best? We have verdicts on the league's biggest questions.

Good Bortles. Quitting at halftime! The NFL's weird return to fun

Blake Bortles is good. Patrick Mahomes is better. And a player retired at halftime. The NFL has been wildly entertaining through two weeks.

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QB Talk

How Carson Wentz willed himself back, and why he's ready now

The Eagles QB had done it before, triumphantly returning from injury in college. His mental coach knew this time would be no different.

Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers will always be linked by 2005 draft

Rodgers was the Cal star and the 49ers had the top pick, but they chose Smith. The duo cross paths again Sunday, and for Smith there's no looking back.

Best and worst QBs of Week 2: Allen, Darnold disastrous in losses

A pair of four-touchdown games were only good enough for second and third, and a Bills QB finished last again.

Power Rankings

NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: Rams are new No. 1 ... and chaos below

There's turnover at the top of the Power Rankings, with new teams cracking the top three. Plus: Why every team can be optimistic.


Best of NFL Nation

A day at the game with an SNL alum and a (real) celebrity Rams fan

SNL comedian Taran Killam lives and dies for the Rams. Each game day he's living all the highs and lows of his favorite team.

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How Patrick Mahomes is keeping his many hungry receivers fed

The Chiefs have scored 80 points in two games, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes has thrown 10 touchdowns to seven different receivers.

Zeke Turner: Inside the uncertain life of an undrafted free agent

A look at Cardinals rookie Zeke Turner's first few months in the NFL and how he knows each day could be his last in the league.

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Vontae Davis should face criticism for halftime retirement, but it doesn’t mean he’s wrong

People are offended that his career didn't end the way 'it should have.' But the Bills cornerback is a grown man.

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Vontae Davis' halftime retirement left 'sour taste' for Bills

Bills safety Micah Hyde reflects on one of the most unique stories in recent NFL history, his teammate's abrupt decision.

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