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In high-scoring NFL, it's time for NFC North to stand up for itself
Yes, Sunday night's game between the Vikings (5-3-1) and Bears (6-3) is a big deal since the winner gets first place in the NFC North unto itself. But … At a time when Super Bowl contenders and pretenders are being separated by loud, forceful, high-scoring statement games, the NFC North is the shy
Pitch concerns for NFL Mexico City showdown
Field condition concerns have NFL officials monitoring the Estadio Azteca playing surface ahead of Monday's Mexico City showdown between the season's top clubs, the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams. Both 9-1 clubs are set for a showcase matchup in the international contest, but ESPN and
NFL Week 11 Power Rankings: Could the Bears actually be this year's version of the 2017 Rams?
Before the season, there were many who speculated that the Chicago Bears could be this year's version of the 2017 Los Angeles Rams, which meant a young team with a second-year quarterback and a first-year head coach that could take a major step forward. The Bears are a lot like the 2017 Rams. First-year
Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 11: Model that beat experts says start Derrick Henry, sit Ben Roethlisberger
If you're setting your Week 11 Fantasy Football lineups, thinking about trades, or searching the waiver wire for the perfect addition to your team, you need to see what SportsLine's advanced computer model has to say. When it comes to ranking players, their model beat human experts in Fantasy
The Le'Veon era in Pittsburgh is effectively over
Le'Veon Bell made good on his threat. He said he would consider sitting out the season if the team used a second franchise tag on him, and that's just what he did.
NFL Week 10 Celebration Grades: Tyreek Hill takes the crown with Ochocinco camera tribute
Style points may not show up in the box score, but they do in our weekly NFL celebration grades. Showmanship is as much an art as football itself, so it's important to appreciate the celebratory displays that we'll see every weekend during the NFL season. It's also important to roast the
Sources: Rams, Chiefs making plans for ‘likelihood’ that Mexico City game gets moved to L.A.
Despite a push by the NFL on Azteca stadium officials to get the turf issue resolved, league sources said the field still showed concerning issues when league and team reps had an inspection Monday.
NFL DFS, Week 11: Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy football picks and lineups
NFL DFS players will need to adjust as they get ready for a Week 11 NFL schedule that features six teams on a bye, including the Patriots. Even with players like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski out of the equation, there are plenty of ways to fill out your lineups. This week, FanDuel is featuring a $1.7M
Fantasy Football: Yes, you should add Marcus Mariota
Week 11 is here, and we have a whopping six teams on their bye weeks. That will lead to a feverishly competitive free agent market, especially if your league's standings are tightly packed, like most of mine are. If you need more options than I have listed below, feel free to check out my expanded
Green Bay Packers' next opponent: Seahawks have lost two straight overall and at home
Jim Owczarski and Olivia Reiner discuss two of the Packers' keys to victory when they hit the road for Thursday night's game against the Seahawks. The Seattle Seahawks are returning home to CenturyLink Field after an emotional loss to the division-leading Los Angeles Rams on the road, marking
2019 NFL Mock Draft: Redskins find Alex Smith's replacement, four quarterbacks go in Round 1
With uncertainty surrounding the quarterback position, the first passer doesn't go off the board until the 10th pick. But then there's a run on them. The Buccaneers, who drafted Jameis Winston with the first-overall pick in 2015, might be ready to move on and they target Justin Herbert. Then
Week 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Jackson to take flight against hapless Bengals?
Rookies Lamar Jackson, Rashaad Penny and Josh Adams are first-time fantasy Flames based on opportunity potential in Week 11.
Mexico City field in horrible shape for Chiefs-Rams, moving game to L.A. is reportedly on the table
If there's one thing that might be able to stop the offensive explosion that everyone's expecting between the Chiefs and Rams next week, it's the horrid condition of the field at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The playing surface is looking ugly, and apparently, the NFL is seriously concerned
Giants’ Comeback Win On ‘Monday Night Football’ Delivers Mixed Ratings
There was less than three minutes on the clock when New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning saw his chance on Monday Night Football last night and triumphantly took it. In what was the 36th game-winning drive in Manning’s career, the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 27-23, a matchup that brought a
Week 11 fantasy football lineups: Start Jared Goff and sit Jimmy Graham
A six-team off week normally would sting a little more, but fantasy teams should be able to manage without their best players from the Bills, Browns, 49ers, Patriots, Dolphins and Jets, though losing Nick Chubb, George Kittle and Matt Breida for a week does hurt. Fortunately, there are plenty of weak
Week 11 NFL Picks: Vegas Betting Odds, Over/Under Spreads and Line Projections
The NFL's Week 11 slate is quite a bit timider than the one before it. Would-be bettors had a lot to digest in Week 10 thanks to a schedule lined with gigantic spreads, whereas the opening Week 11 offering only features two games at seven or more points. Call it a breath of fresh air, when the week
Fantasy Football Injury Updates: A.J. Green, Stefon Diggs, Randall Cobb impact Week 11 WR start 'em, sit 'em calls
A.J. Green is dealing with a multi-week absence, and it doesn't seem like that will change heading into Week 11; Stefon Diggs missed Minnesota's last game, but his return could be imminent; and Randall Cobb suffered a setback with his hamstring last week that could make it difficult for him to
NFL reportedly considering moving Rams-Chiefs game out of Mexico
Amid concerns about the quality of the playing field in Mexico City, the NFL reportedly will determine within the next couple days whether to keep Monday's Rams-Chiefs game there or move it to Los Angeles. Reports from outlets such as ESPN and NBC Sports indicated the league has “significant” concerns
Who was that?! Unheralded ballers who made a difference in Week 10
Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post Graduate of the University of Houston A native of Jackson, Miss. Follow on Twitter We all know the NFL stars who generate SportsCenter highlights on a regular basis. Every week, though, some performances make
Colts tight ends: Talkers, dunkers and arguably NFL's best group
Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press Follow on Twitter INDIANAPOLIS -- Eric Ebron is the talkative one of the group. He's having a Pro Bowl season while making everybody
Marcus Mariota, Titans Are Emerging as a Legitimate AFC Dark Horse
Two falls ago, few expected the Atlanta Falcons to reach Super Bowl LI. Last fall, even fewer expected the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl LII. And while both of those teams had flashed some championship potential by mid-November, it's fair to wonder if we're witnessing the early stages
NFL Fun Power Rankings, week 10: Bears, Steelers and Titans climb the ladder
It's all change in the Fun Power Rankings this week, as we have a new team at the top for the first time this season, and also a new side bringing up the rear. The Steelers and Bears have surged into the top five and there were big drops for the Panthers and Bucs in a week which threw up some giant
NFL Fun Power Rankings, week 10: Bears, Steelers and Titans climb the ladder
It's all change in the Fun Power Rankings this week, as we have a new team at the top for the first time this season, and also a new side bringing up the rear.
Joe Flacco's status for Sunday's game vs. Bengals 'up in the air'
Carrying a three-game losing streak and a losing record, the Baltimore Ravens now face the burden of uncertainty at the quarterback position.
Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11: Smartest Matchups to Exploit, Sleeper Plays and More
The New York Giants closed Week 10 play with a 27-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. While the Giants emerged victorious, their season is effectively over as the 2-7 team plays out the string of a lost year. The same goes for the 49ers, who dropped to 2-8. It's wait '
Lessons from Week 10: Diagnosing flaws on NFL's biggest flops
Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Follow on Twitter Eagles fans booed their team off the field at halftime of Sunday night's loss to the Cowboys, approximately nine months after many of the men receiving the boos delivered
Week 10's best, worst QBs: Baker goes off, McCown implodes
Seth Walder Hank Gargiulo Close Data management analyst at ESPN Graduate of Sacred Heart University Follow on Twitter Any given Sunday ... every quarterback has a shot to sit atop the Total QBR leaderboard. While QBs are most often judged by wins and losses or touchdowns and interceptions, we like to
Lessons from Week 10: Diagnosing flaws on NFL's biggest flops
Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Follow on Twitter Eagles fans booed their team off the field at halftime of Sunday night's loss to the Cowboys, approximately nine months after many of the men receiving the boos delivered
Week 10's best, worst QBs: Baker goes off, McCown implodes
Seth Walder Hank Gargiulo Close Data management analyst at ESPN Graduate of Sacred Heart University Follow on Twitter Any given Sunday ... every quarterback has a shot to sit atop the Total QBR leaderboard. While QBs are most often judged by wins and losses or touchdowns and interceptions, we like to
Lessons from Week 10: Diagnosing flaws on NFL's biggest flops
Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Follow on Twitter Eagles fans booed their team off the field at halftime of Sunday night's loss to the Cowboys, approximately nine months after many of the men receiving the boos delivered
Sean Payton on Brandon Marshall: I thought size was important
The Saints went back to the veteran wide receiver well on Monday by signing Brandon Marshall to fill the role originally intended for Dez Bryant. Like Bryant, Marshall worked out for the Saints last week and brings experience to a receiving corps that’s short on it right now. Saints coach Sean Payton
NFL Week 10 Grades: Unstoppable Saints get an 'A+' for blowout win, Patriots get an 'F', Giants a 'B+'
The scoreboard operator in Cincinnati should probably ask for a bonus this week, because the Saints had him doing some serious work on Sunday during their 51-14 blowout win over the Bengals. With the win, the Saints have now won eight games in a row, which is the longest active streak in the NFL right
Dose: Giants Survive San Fran
The Giants erased a five-game losing skid by stealing a win Monday night in San Francisco. Jesse Pantuosco recaps the action in Tuesday's Dose.
NFL players are reprising some old, costly celebrations
NFL players seem to have run out of creative ways to celebrate. Either that, or they've decided to pay homage to the players they grew up watching, even if it costs them some funds for injecting fun into the game. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was the latest to go old school when he commemorated his
What the betting world wants to see from the NFL's young QBs
LAS VEGAS — In this Twitter era of instant gratification and hot takes, there is a rush to judgment of the NFL's rookie quarterbacks. There have been plenty of opportunities — for critics and defensive backs — to pick on Sam Darnold, who's an easy target on a bad Jets team. Josh Rosen looks lost
Seahawks expect Chris Carson, D.J. Fluker, Bradley McDougald back to full speed this week
Even with a short turnaround to Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers, the Seattle Seahawks are expecting to get some reinforcements back this week. Running back Chris Carson, right guard D.J. Fluker and strong safety Bradley McDougald all should be ready to play against the Packers. Head
Giants too good for 49ers in crunch time
The much-maligned Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, including the game winner with less than a minute remaining, to top the 49ers.
Power Rankings: Chiefs sitting pretty, for now
Kansas City is in great shape to earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but given their playoff history and shaky defense, don't punch that Super Bowl ticket yet.
Yahoo Fantasy Football Week 11: NFL DFS picks, lineup advice for cash games
For the second-straight week, we're going with the same strategy in our Week 11 Yahoo cash game lineup. There are some strange pricing decisions this week that we're going to take advantage of, but for the most part, we're targeting solid matchups and high-floor players that are sure to produce
2019 Offseason Plan (from a couch GM's perspective)
Feel free to let me know how ridiculous you think my plan would be but please let me know what you would do differently. Notable free agent losses: DT - Kyle Williams (retire?) OLB - Lorenzo Alexander (retire?) G - Ryan Groy (Don't want him back) G - John Miller (Don't want him back) OT - Jordan
State of the AFC North: Week 10
There were two blowout losses within the division in Week 10. The Steelers throttled the Panthers on Thursday night, improving to 6-2-1 and further distancing themselves from the rest of the AFC North. After being dominated by the Saints at home, the Bengals have now lost three out of their past four
2019 Offseason Plan (from a couch GM's perspective)
Feel free to let me know how ridiculous you think my plan would be but please let me know what you would do differently. Notable free agent losses: DT - Kyle Williams (retire?) OLB - Lorenzo Alexander (retire?) G - Ryan Groy (Don't want him back) G - John Miller (Don't want him back) OT - Jordan
State of the AFC North: Week 10
There were two blowout losses within the division in Week 10. The Steelers throttled the Panthers on Thursday night, improving to 6-2-1 and further distancing themselves from the rest of the AFC North. After being dominated by the Saints at home, the Bengals have now lost three out of their past four
Ex-49ers GM roasted for asking why Jimmy Garoppolo not on sideline
The lesson, as always, is to think -- and use a search engine to fact check -- before you tweet.
Bills release turnover-prone quarterback Nathan Peterman
Nathan Peterman's turnover-over prone days with the Buffalo Bills are over after the second-year player was cut by the team on Monday. The move was announced as the Bills (3-7) enter their bye week, and not long after coach Sean McDermott backed Peterman earlier in the day. McDermott's recent
3-game winning streak helping Indianapolis build momentum
The Indianapolis Colts' season looked lost in early October. Andrew Luck's short, quick throws created debate over whether his surgically repaired right shoulder was - or ever would be - back to full strength. Suddenly, the Colts trail division leader Houston by just two games, have slowly
Bills coach: QB Allen will regain starting job when healthy
It appears as if journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley's successful debut as the Buffalo Bills starter will be limited to one outing. A day after a 41-10 win at the New York Jets, in which Barkley breathed life into an anemic offense in his first NFL start in nearly two years, coach Sean McDermott
Pickups of the Week: Rashaad Penny demands fantasy attention
Seattle's Rashaad Penny produced a triple-digit yardage total against the Rams on Sunday, and he deserves a healthy percentage of your remaining FAAB this week. Go get him.
No time for Seahawks to recover from being overrun by Rams
The idea the Seattle Seahawks would score 31 points and lose used to be unfathomable with Pete Carroll in charge. It's happened now twice this season, both times to the division-leading Los Angeles Rams. A loss is a loss,'' Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said.
Week 11: Packers at Seahawks
The Seahawks play host to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night in Seattle.
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