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Fantasy predictions for every Week 7 matchup

Will this be the week Patriots WR Julian Edelman breaks through? Will Geno Smith's promotion affect Brandon Marshall's production? NFL Nation reporters give their insights for each Week 7 game.

McFadden ready to play once team activates him (1:33)
Bruschi 'numb' to NFL's incompetence (2:13)
Giants 'condoning domestic violence' by keeping Brown (1:39)
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1dKevin Seifert

Scouting the NFL's Week 7 officiating crews

From Jeff Triplette's pre-snap movement calls to Walt Coleman's lack of throwing the flag, Kevin Seifert reveals trends for all 17 officiating crews.

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2dBill Barnwell

Blame Grigson, not Luck, for Colts' mess

"When you pay Andrew what we did, it's going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball," said Colts GM Ryan Grigson, who has had plenty of time and not much to show for it in Indy.

Colts offense needs to work together to improve efficiency (1:04)
Rodger Saffold tackles a very British quiz (2:44)
Can Fox turn Bears' poor play around? (1:01)
Stephen A. mashup: 'Cowboys are an accident waiting to happen' (1:06)
Neil Jamieson

Football Kit Mashups: From A to Zenit

Football. And football. Same name, two totally different sports. But one thing they do have in common is iconic uniforms that help shape team identities. With the club season in full swing (and amid international break monotony), we had some fun.


Brian Franey ESPN 

Doug Pederson text message to Sal Paolantonio this morning about how to get his team back on track: " Trust our process. One play at a time. And make no excuses about anything. Its about all of us doing our jobs."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jurrell Casey has been a big part of a big Titans pass rush that's collected 12 sacks over the last two games. Andrew Luck is a more difficult guy to take down. Casey has arrived at Nissan Stadium.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

E.J. Gaines recovers a fumble on the Giants' second play from scrimmage, giving the Rams excellent field position to start this game. Fumble caused by Lamarcus Joyner, who hits about as hard as any 5-foot-8 man could.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

NFL Week 7 Sunday games just kicked off in London. The ViewFromVegas is the New York Giants closed as 3-point favorites over the Los Angeles Rams. The over/under is 45.5.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets will honor the late Dennis Byrd today with a video tribute before the opening kickoff. His immediate family will serve as honorary captains and will be at midfield for the coin toss. Several of his former teammates will be on hand as well.

Brian Franey ESPN 

Carson Wentz walking the field bright and early before his matchup with the undefeated Vikings in Philadelphia today.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Chiefs optimistic Jamaal Charles will be able to play today with a limited workload, per sources, but want to test him pregame to make sure.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens are playing their second straight game at MetLife Stadium today. They are the first team to play back-to-back road games at the same stadium since the 2007 Philadelphia Eagles, who played consecutive games at Giants Stadium.

Tom Hamilton Rugby Editor 

Craig David is the pre-game entertainment at Twickenham asking us to leave a message after the tone.... Might just send a text.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams and Giants are each 3-3. Since 1990, 47.9% of 4-3 teams have made the playoffs, while only 19% of 3-4 teams have gone. So, yeah.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Big fantasy story is Bills RB situation. LeSean McCoy supposed to play. Star or DeCoy? Who knows. I'd still use Gillislee but neither RB2. So frustrating. We need clarity. Not getting it.