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36mMike Sando

NFL evaluators predict Week 4's best games

Who has the edge in the Chiefs-Steelers showdown? Mike Sando polled NFL insiders for their predictions on five of the biggest games of Week 4.

Why has Osweiler struggled this season? (1:49)
Playoff predictor likes Wentz-led Eagles (0:58)
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22hJohn Clayton

NFL executives predict Jay Cutler's future

The clock is ticking on Jay Cutler's time in Chicago. The Bears can release the QB this offseason with minimal impact on their future cap. They don't, however, have a ready-made replacement.

Le'Veon Bell runs, runs, runs on his first day back (0:45)
Billick says Vikings have 'maybe the best defense' (1:28)
Rex Ryan thinks he knows who will start at QB for Patriots (0:43)
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22hBill Barnwell

Breakout picks from small-sample-size studs

Lions RB Theo Riddick and Broncos pass-rusher Shane Ray have shined in limited snaps. Which other part-time standouts could grow into larger roles? Bill Barnwell breaks it down.


Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans has 17 first downs this season, more than any other player in the league. He's also caught 3 of 4 red zone targets this year (75 percent). Last year he caught just 2 of 13 (15.4 percent). Small sample size but noticeable improvement.

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ICYMI: Rex Ryan had a little fun impersonating a reporter … at Julian Edelman's expense. es.pn/2cCudQc

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Jonrón de Rougned Odor y los Rangers remontan en la primera entrada la desventaja ante los Brewers 3-2 hasta el momento

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DT Aaron Donald, on JJ Watt potentially missing the year after re-injuring his back: "It's tough for him. You never want to hear about a guy being injured, missing a season. Definitely not a guy who plays at such a high level as that guy. Health is the most important thing. It's better to be out there a hundred percent than to be putting bad film out there. ... He's a playmaker. Any time a guy is flying around, making plays like that, he's going to be a fun player to watch. Definitely somebody you respect and you tune in to watch."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tavon Austin was limited in practice today with what the team called a shoulder injury. E.J. Gaines, Pharoh Cooper and Nelson Spruce fully participated. Dominique Easley (illness), Will Hayes (ankle) and Lamarcus Joyner (toe) were held out.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

A few unexpected names on the Cardinals injury report...

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Four injured players didn't practice Wednesday for Ravens ...