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Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

Admire that win or lose, Drew Brees is on Superdome field with his three sons and daughter so they can enjoy benefits of him being NFL QB

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

A Randall Cobb snow angle and a 98-yard touchdown drive make Packers' win over the Texans memorable.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The ability to extend a play and then make something happen has not been one of Kirk Cousins' strengths. That's why it was noteworthy earlier on this drive when he eluded the rush, slid to his right out of the pocket and made a quick throw back to an open Pierre Garcon over the middle. If Cousins wants to take that so-called next step as a quarterback, this is one area he can up his game.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

As flat as the Raiders have looked on both sides of the ball, their defense came to life late as did their offense. Three Sebastian Janikowski field goals were all the Raiders could get in the first half as they trailed at halftime, 10-9. And Derek Carr, working exclusively out of the pistol/shotgun, was just 9 of 17 passing for 112 yards.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

You'll continue to see a lot of Gosder Cherilus out there as an extra offensive lineman for the Bucs. Dirk Koetter has emphasized that they'd rather have fewer options in the passing game if it means keeping Jameis Winston clean and protected.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

A hot start by the Bills' offense has been the difference as Buffalo leads Oakland, 10-9, at halftime. The Bills drove 72 and 80 yards on their first two drives but their offense sputtered in the second quarter, keeping this close. The headline has been Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree being held to 22 and 30 receiving yards and no touchdowns.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Steelers WR Antonio Brown has 8 TD on passes at least 20 yards downfield this season. That's the most in the NFL. No one else has more than 5.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams DE Will Hayes, on Jeff Fisher: "Stand-up guy, takes care of his guys. He does everything that a player wants from his coach. He pushes us."

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Good coverage from Janoris Jenkins on the Antonio Brown TD catch. Scramble drill. Plaster to the WR. And use the end line as your help. Brown just made a play. Steelers jump to a 11-0 lead over the Giants in the second quarter.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger at his best when improvising. Found Ladarius Green on a 37-yarder off broken play and, in ultimate trust move, eschews free running lane to throw to well-covered Antonio Brown. Great coverage, better catch. It's 11-0 Steelers after failed two-pointer

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Detroit Lions may not say it, but they needed a win like this -- without the requisite Matthew Stafford fourth-quarter comeback and trailing in the fourth quarter. Detroit had one of its best performances all year and put itself in position to be legitimate contenders in the NFC.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

One key for a slot corner: the ability to blitz. Josh Norman, who is playing more slot today than he has all season, got the last drive off to a great start with a five-yard tackle for a loss on David Johnson. Kendall Fuller has played some in the slot, but it's largely been Norman as the Redskins have gone man to man vs. Fitzgerald inside.

Matt Bowen @MattBowen41

Good coverage from Jenkins on the scramble drill. Plaster to the WR. And use the end line as your help. Antonio Brown just made a play.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Janoris Jenkins had Antonio Brown blanketed. Didn't matter. Ben Roethlisberger threw it up and he just went and got it. It's now 11-0 Steelers.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher was asked what he would say to fans who don't believe he warrants an extension: "Well, I'd tell them the truth. This was done well before the season started. It was done well before we had 90,000 people at the Coliseum for our first preseason game. We're moving forward. That's what we're doing. We're trying to put a winning product on the field."

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Manning wanted to hit the inside seam on the interception. That was a four-vertical concept. But Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons did a great job gaining depth and closing the throwing window to get the pick. Take points off the board.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Elias Sports Bureau research shows that Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is the first player with 10 rushing TD following a season with 0 rushing TD (minimum 100 attempts in each season).

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears probably costs themselves a higher draft pick on Sunday, but it was refreshing to see a complete effort by the defense in Chicago's win over San Francisco.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs rookie cornerback Vernon Hargreaves stayed down on the sideline for several seconds before going over to the trainers. He's sitting on the bench now.