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2hMike Sando

Sando: Denver's title window is wide open

Many have described the Broncos as a win-now team because of Peyton Manning. But his injury has shown that the roster is well equipped to contend for titles after he's gone.

Ravens block FG, return for winning TD (0:37)
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Rankings: A new No. 1 -- finally

The Patriots' reign, which spanned 11 consecutive weeks, is over (at least for now). The top spot in our hierarchy now belongs to Carolina -- the NFL's last unbeaten team. What else has changed?

ESPN Sport Science - Ravens Kick 6 (1:19)
Hill: 'I was praying for a block' (0:45)
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Barnwell: Patriots still positioned for Super Bowl run

The Patriots suffered a loss Sunday night, but not the worst kind, given encouraging news on Gronk. The focus now should be on getting in position for January, writes Bill Barnwell.

Broncos O-line steps up, Seahawks should be feared (3:04)
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Gruden: Manziel can still be Browns' future

Not only should the Browns keep Johnny Manziel, but they should also make a strong effort to develop the recently demoted quarterback into their 2016 starter, Jon Gruden writes.

Should Hasselbeck remain the Colts starter? (1:10)
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Denver's Osweiler used time on sidelines wisely

After waiting 43 months, Broncos QB Brock Osweiler has made the most of his opportunity. In the process, he's won over teammates with his confidence and maturity, writes Jeff Legwold.

Chip Kelly refutes report he met with USC (2:11)


NFL Power Rankings: A new No. 1

For the first time since Week 2, the NFL Power Rankings feature a new king: The still undefeated Carolina Panthers. But how far did the Pats loss to the Broncos hurt their positioning? Full rankings

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Rex Ryan addressed his defensive-line need by raiding his old team's practice squad, signing Jets NT T.J. Barnes. He appeared in six games for the Jets, playing in 32 defensive snaps. They cut him Nov. 13 and stashed him on the practice squad.

ICYMI: Ravens walk off with a kick-6

The Browns had a chance to win in the final seconds on a FG, but the Ravens' special teams blocked the kick and Will Hill returned it 64 yards for a TD to lift Baltimore to a 33-27 win.


Patriots still best odds to win Super Bowl

Even after losing their first game on Sunday, the Patriots are 5-2 favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The undefeated Panthers are second favorites at 9-2. Browns, Titans off the board

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman (knee) has a helmet today. We'll see how much he does in practice.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills RB Karlos Williams (shoulder) is wearing a sling in the locker room Tuesday.

Ron Rivera defends Newton's celebrations

Said Rivera: "[Cam] never turns and faces the opponent. He's always facing the crowd, and typically facing our fans... [And when he's done] he finds a young kid in a Panthers jersey and gives him a ball."


Not Ray Lewis on stopping Cam's dabbing

"He got your wife dabbing. He got your kids dabbing. He got coach Roy Williams from the Chapel Hill Tar Heels dabbing. Stop this man from dancing!"


Rob Demovsky @RobDemovsky

McCarthy: It's flowing. This is a Friday for us. The tape was pretty good yesterday. Walk-though those things today. It's gone quick.

Jones insists Tony Romo has '4-5 years' left

A fiesty Jerry Jones was insistent the oft-injured Cowboys QB has plenty of years left, telling 105.3 The Fan's K&C Masterpiece: "This is not a damn debate, guys. This is not a debate we're having here. ... [Y]ou're asking me what I think and I think we've got [an] outstanding quarterback ahead of us for the next four or five years. That's not a downer. Will we be looking to develop and get talent behind Romo? Absolutely."

Will Hill: 'I was praying for a block'

After returning a blocked FG for the winning TD in the final seconds, the Ravens SS said, "I was praying for a block and a miracle happened."


Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

Season making me loopy. I had this insane dream where Will Hill returned a blocked FG for a game-winning TD with no time left.

Union, NFL probing Big Ben's concussion

The NFL and the NFLPA are investigating the circumstances surrounding Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's concussion, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano. While Roethlisberger taking himself out of Sunday's game is positive for concussion awareness, the independent spotter system put in place is supposed to keep players from having to do that. Story

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Sport Science: Ravens kick-6

On Monday night, the Ravens' special teams unit scored two touchdowns, including a blocked field goal as time expired.


Belichick really not happy with question

A reporter dared to ask Bill Belichick his emotions after seeing Rob Gronkowski down on the field. Note: Do not ask Bill Belichick about his emotions.


Browns blocked FG returned for walk-off TD

Brent Urban blocks the Browns game-winning FG attempt and Will Hill returns it 64 yards for a TD as the Ravens prevail for a 33-27 victory.


Broncos O-line, Seahawks defense step up

Louis Riddick joins Scott Van Pelt and breaks down the play of the Broncos' offensive line and the state of the Seahawks' defense.


Are the Redskins a playoff team?

The trending Redskins take on the Cowboys on Monday Night Football. Said Ray Lewis on the divisional game: "I think this is an opportunity for the Redskins to take that next step."


Ravens grind out another win

Said Jon Gruden after the Ravens' 33-27 win over the Browns: "They could've easily won every one of these game they've played. ... They don't seem to be bothered by adversity at all."


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"All I was seeing was touchdown." Will Hill on his walk-off TD that sealed the Ravens victory over the Browns on #MNF.