Freeman puts on a show against the Texans (0:22)
Panthers TE returns teammate's fumble for a TD (0:30)
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Sunday's stakes: Five things to watch

The Rangers are counting on Cole Hamels to come up big, but Albert Pujols' two-run homer has the Angels ahead in a game they must win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Tate lays out for amazing TD grab (0:17)
Jennings pads Giants' lead (0:25)
Odell needs more field (0:16)
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Beckham sets 16-game mark for receiving yards

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. set an NFL record for receiving yards in a player's first 16 games, surpassing the mark set by Houston's Bill Groman in the 1960-61 seasons.

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Schlabach: Forget what you thought you knew

Yes, TCU posted an impressive rout, as did Baylor. But the Big 12 is more than just a two-team race. And that's not the only narrative that was rewritten on a wild Saturday in college football.

Marshall redeems himself from Not Top 10 moment (0:22)
Celebrating D-Rose's birthday with slam dunks (0:44)
Dabo Swinney: Tonight was B.Y.O.G. 'Bring your own guts' (1:43)
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Low: Clemson makes its case for playoff consideration

With its victory over No. 6 Notre Dame, Clemson proved it can hang with the nation's best. And with other top 10 teams going down Saturday, the Tigers are sure to find themselves with a more prominent national profile.

Serviceman surprises family in Gainesville (1:33)
Thomas: 'I can't own up to things I didn't do' (2:22)
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NFL Vegas Experts

Vegas experts: How to bet Dallas-New Orleans

Where does the betting value lie in the Sunday night football game between Dallas and New Orleans? ESPN Chalk experts provide against-the-spread and over/under.

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Mets set NLDS rotation, to start with deGrom

The New York Mets have set their rotation for the division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will give the ball to Jacob deGrom in Game 1 on Friday.

Highlights: Portland 0-1 Sporting KC (1:33)
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Oregon football players stuck in elevator

Several Oregon football players were stuck in an elevator before their game -- and WR Devon Allen was there to live-tweet the whole thing.


Bengals scored, Chiefs kicked

Bengals kicker Cairo Santos hit all 7 field goal attempts on Sunday, just one shy of Rob Bironas' record of 8 set on October 21, 2007 (Titans vs. Texans). Santos clocked in all of the Chiefs points in the 36-21 loss to the Bengals.

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Lynch inactive for Monday night

Marshawn Lynch was listed as a game-time decision for Monday Night Football vs. the Lions, but the Seahawks officially ruled out Beast Mode with a hamstring injury. Lynch also has been dealing with a calf injury this season, and only has 128 yards through three weeks.

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Hamels settles down for Rangers

Albert Pujols started this crucial matchup with a two-run HR off Rangers SP Cole Hamels. But Hamels just finished his fifth inning with the score still 2-1 in the Angels' favor. L.A. needs this one if it hopes to make the playoffs. Follow live


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks have officially ruled RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) out for Monday night's game against the Detroit Lions. Lynch was initially supposed to be a gametime decision, but the team apparently determined he couldn't go after its walkthrough Sunday. Look for Thomas Rawls to get the bulk of the carries for Seattle.

Vikings (2-1) at Broncos (2-1)

The Minnesota Vikings travel to Denver to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos, who may have started to figure things out after starting slow. Manning has thrown five TDs in the past two games while Adrian Peterson has run for 260 yards over the same time for the Vikings. Follow live

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Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

FALCONS 48, TEXANS 21: The Falcons improved to 4-0 win a rather easy win on Sunday, led by Devonta Freeman's three touchdowns. The Falcons didn't even need much from Julio Jones, who had just four catches for 38 yards. It was only fitting when linebacker Nate Stupar ended the game with a 84-yard fumble return for a score because the defense played fast and physical.

Royals looking like the No. 1

Kansas City needed to lose AND the Blue Jays had to win for Toronto to unseat the Royals from the AL's top spot. The Jays trail 9-0 while the Royals lead 5-0 in the fourth. Follow live


Packers (3-0) at 49ers (1-2), 4:25 p.m. ET

Colin Kaepernick is 3-0 in his career against the Packers, but the Niners' QB is coming off a four-pick performance. Aaron Rodgers, whose Packers have lost 4 straight to the 49ers, enters with 10 TDs and no INTs. Only Peyton Manning in 2013 threw more TDs (12) without a pick in his team’s first 3 games played (via Elias). Follow live


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

BENGALS 36, CHIEFS 21 (FINAL): Jeremy Hill's productive, three-touchdown day paid off for the Bengals in Sunday's win over the Chiefs. So did Cincinnati's defensive play on the red zone. The Bengals didn't allow a single touchdown -- just six FGs.

Final: Falcons 48, Texans 21

  • ATL: D. Freeman 68 rush yards, 81 rec yards, 3 TDs
  • ATL: M. Ryan 19-of-27 , 256 yards, 1 TD
  • HOU: B. Hoyer 17-of-30, 232 yards, 2 TDs


Final: Giants 24, Bills 10

  • NYG: E. Manning: 20-35, 3 TDs, 1 INT
  • BUF: T. Taylor: 24-35, 219 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • NYG: R. Jennings: 92 all-purpose yards, 1 TD
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Madrid derby ends in 1-1 draw

Real Madrid stormed to an early advantage in the 9th minute thanks to a header from Karim Benzema, but the match finished even after Luciano Vietto slotted home a loose ball in the box with seven minutes to play. Match stats


Final: Bengals 36, Chiefs 21

  • CIN RB Hill: 9 carries, 40 yds, 3 TD
  • CIN QB Dalton: 321 pass yds, TD; 16 rush yds
  • KC K Santos: 7-7 FGs
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Final: Panthers 37, Buccaneers 17

  • CAR DB Norman: 2 INTs, 1 TD return
  • CAR QB Newton: 124 pass yds, 2 TDs; 51 rush yds
  • TB V. Jackson: 10 rec, 147 yds, TD
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Not all bad for Birds

The Eagles started 1-3 in 2013 and made the playoffs. Last season they started 3-1 and missed playoffs. All is going according to plan for Philadelphia.


Zlatan becomes PSG's leading scorer

With a pair of penalties for Paris Saint-Germain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the club's all-time leading scorer with his 110th goal, passing Portugal international Pauleta.


Gould got game-winning FG for Bears

Robbie Gould made a 49-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to put the Bears up 22-20 against the Raiders to give Chicago its first win of the season. Box score

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

PANTHERS 37, BUCCANEERS 23 (Final) - The Panthers made hay against the easy start to their season and kept pace with the 4-O Atlanta Falcons. The defense was key again with five forced turnovers. Corner Josh Norman continues to play at an elite level.

Watch me win, now watch me nae nae

After beating Notre Dame, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told ESPN's Heather Cox, "We gonna do the Whip and Nae Nae tonight; I can promise you that!" He made good on that promise. Watch

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Final: Redskins 23, Eagles 20

  • WAS: K. Cousins: 31-of-46, 289 yds, 1 TD
  • PHI: S. Bradford: 14-of-28, 254 yards, 3 TDs
  • PHI: D. Murray: 8 carries, 36 yards
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TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!! Kirk Cousins finds Pierre Garcon who holds on for the TD. Redskins lead Eagles 23-20 with just 26 seconds left.

Giants take two-score lead in Buffalo

Rashad Jennings took a 51-yard pass to the house to push the Giants to a 24-10 lead over the Bills midway through the fourth quarter. Jennings' previous long reception was 27 yards. Follow live