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Adam Caplan @caplannfl

AFC Players of the Week: Offense: Andrew Luck (IND), Defense: Eric Berry (KC), ST: Stephen Gostkowski (Pats).

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

NFC Players of the Week: Offense: David Johnson (ARI), Defense: Akiem Hicks (CHI), ST: Matt Prater (DET)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants going to lean on Olivier Vernon even more now. He leads the team with 8.0 sacks and is tied for NFL lead with Aaron Donald with 15 tackles for a loss. Also need young DEs (Owa Odighizuwa, Romeo Okwara, Kerry Wynn) to step up in JPP's absence.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Ryan is the Falcons' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

JPP also needed his groin repaired, per source. Regular season is over.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery to repair a sports hernia this morning, per source. He's expected to be out for the remainder of the regular season. Likely six weeks recovery time.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Was listening to Eli Manning talk on Tuesday and heard some beeps and noises. Looked around. It was Odell Beckham's self-tying light up Nike sneakers. Victor Cruz said he received a pair as well. He hadn't tried them yet.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown, mic'd up for Showtime's Inside The NFL, said before his touchdown against the Giants: "I can shake em in the red zone...We're about to cash in." (Photo via

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams CB Trumaine Johnson hasn't shadowed many receivers this year, but he will this week, if Julio Jones plays for the Falcons. "That's the plan."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

If Cubs finish their Wade Davis deal, he could be closer in front of: Carl Edwards, Jr., Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Justin Grimm, Duensing