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Just like everyone expected, the Week 7 Total QBR leader after the late afternoon games is...Blake Bortles! The Jaguars' quarterback was efficient with his 31 action plays, earning a Total QBR of 95.6 in Jacksonville's win over the Colts.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Two injury updates: Starting DT Malcom Brown has an ankle injury and his return is questionable, while WR Chris Hogan has headed to the medical tent after landing hard following his 31-yard catch-and-run.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell on Vontaze Burfict: "My fullback got kicked in the face. That's just not football to me."


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick often talks about the goal of playing complementary football, with the offense, defense and special teams working together, and they probably played their best 30 minutes of complementary ball to jump out to a 17-0 halftime lead over the Falcons. Now comes the next challenge: Can the Patriots play their most complete game of the year, going the full 60 minutes? The Falcons get the ball to start the second half.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots RB snap tracker (halftime): James White 21, Dion Lewis 10, Rex Burkhead 9, Mike Gillislee 5. FB James Develin has been on for 6.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers S Eric Reid played linebacker in Sunday's game. It's the first time he's played there though the Niners indicated a desire to get him and fellow safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Jimmie Ward on the field together more. Reid on the move: "They told me that it's the best move for the team so I'm just embracing my new role and trying my hardest to be an impact (player)," Reid said. "I'm still playing so I'm just trying to make an impact on the team, do the best I can to do that."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan kept LB Reuben Foster from returning to the game after he aggravated a rib injury in the second half even though Foster was cleared to come back. Shanahan indicated Foster would probably be OK for next week but Foster and the Niners still needed to see how Foster would feel tomorrow. Foster indicated he will have more scans and treatment on Monday and see what the medical staff says over the next few days.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

The Broncos were shut out for the first time since the 1992 season Sunday – a 21-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers – they've lost three of their last four games and they haven't won on the road in two tries this season. And while several players called Sunday's loss "embarrassing'' they also said they still believe, despite how it all looked Sunday, they have time to find solutions. They know that means road trips to Kansas City and Philadelphia over the next two weeks, but as running back Jamaal Charles said: "We've just got to get back to work and get it right. We have a lot of games to play – division games – and it starts next Sunday.''

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

On NBC's broadcast, sideline reporter Michele Tafoya said left tackle Nate Solder's son began chemotherapy treatments two weeks ago.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

One thing that stood out on Brandin Cooks' 11-yard touchdown was his patience in following TE Rob Gronkowski's block into the end zone. Cooks grasped on to the back of Gronkowski's jersey, got low, and sliced his way over the goal-line. It was a well designed play by WRs coach Chad O'Shea, who we learned in "Do Your Job 2" is in charge of the red-zone offense.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Doug Baldwin took full responsibility for shoving Tom Cable during a sideline exchange, saying, "I lost my cool. It's 100 percent my fault." Baldwin said he wasn't upset with Cable but with his offensive teammates. He and Cable made amends right away.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Dominant performance by defense propelled Chargers to third straight win in shutout victory over Broncos.


Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The outlook is bleak as the 1-6 Giants enter their bye week.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In a scoreless first quarter, the Patriots' offense is struggling to move the ball as the Falcons' speed on defense is creating disruption. The Patriots' defense and special teams has kept the game close by playing some of its best football of the season. There is a great energy in the stadium contributing to the big-game environment.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons drive into the red zone but don't score, the kind of opportunities coach Dan Quinn said his team can't afford to waste. Matt Ryan scrambles on fourth down to get first down, so you'd think the Falcons would build off that. Instead, Ryan can't get ball to Julio Jones in red zone, and Matt Bryant gets field goal blocked.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Rob Gronkowski offensive pass interference penalty, the talk with him and coaches in recent years has been a focus on keeping his arm in and not extending it to create separation. Looked like too much extension on the play.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Just think, only two teams have a worse record than the Giants (1-6) right now. Only the two winless teams — San Francisco and Cleveland — are worse. The Giants are in the running for Saquon Barkley or a top QB. Either would fit well for the future of the franchise.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The most encouraging thing for the Cowboys going forward would be to know they would have Ezekiel Elliott for the rest of the season, but they won't know that for sure for a week if not longer. But the play of the offensive line is the biggest reason for the Cowboys to have hope whether Elliott is carrying the ball or Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden or Rod Smith. After Elliott ran for 85 yards on 13 carries in the fourth quarter against Green Bay, the Cowboys ran 43 times for 265 yards and three touchdowns against San Francisco. If the line can continue to be as dominant as they have been in their last five quarters, the Cowboys can still be a factor in the NFC.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks have to feel excellent about the way their defense is playing. That group has rebounded from a rough performance in Week 3 and has only allowed 33 points over the last three games. They're also starting to take the ball away with more frequency and they're getting contributions from young players like Frank Clark, Jarran Reed and Shaquill Griffin. It's been enough to carry Seattle through its slow starts on offense.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Fantasy football owners take note: The Patriots ran 11 plays on their opening drive and Dion Lewis was the running back on seven of them. James White had the other four.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs may be 2-4, but the play of rookie O.J. Howard today really added a new dimension in Dirk Koetter's play-calling and the chemistry with Jameis Winston is starting to show. Howard became just the seventh rookie tight end in the last 10 years to record a multi-touchdown game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Several Jets players said they were disappointed with the field condition at Hard Rock Stadium, which hosted a college game on Saturday. "Pretty bad," Jermaine Kearse said. Jordan Jenkins said he tweaked an ankle because of the chewed-up grass. "It sucked," he said, quickly adding, "But it sucked for both teams."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady's parents, Tom Sr. and Galynn, are in attendance. They were on the field pre-game as part of NFL's Crucial Catch campaign.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens have opened as 3.5-point favorites for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are now several games behind Pittsburgh in the AFC North but the rest of the division hasn't exactly lit things up. They aren't out of it yet. Nothing went their way against the Steelers, but they've had several encouraging performances from their young defensive players this season. The Bengals will need to regroup before facing the struggling Colts.