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Johnson haunts Texans with first TD as a Colt

Receiver Andre Johnson picked the perfect time to catch his first touchdown as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

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Rams' Aaron Donald got an early jump on stardom

After a childhood filled with 4 a.m. weight-lifting sessions, Aaron Donald is on the fast-track to becoming the NFL's most dominant defensive tackle.

Decline in running back production in 2015 (0:55)
What you need to know for Week 5 (1:06)
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Bowen & Riddick: 10 toughest players to cover

Which NFL receivers would you least want to cover one-on-one? ESPN Insiders -- and former NFL safeties -- Matt Bowen and Louis Riddick rank the league's 10 biggest matchup nightmares.

The guiding hand who shaped Steelers All-Pro RB Le'Veon Bell (5:26)
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Dolphins up intensity with 'Oklahoma drill'

Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell, who vows to "change the culture" in Miami, had his players take part in the "Oklahoma drill" during Wednesday's practice.

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Kiper: Paxton Lynch on latest Big Board

A handful of new names dot Mel Kiper's latest Big Board, but Paxton Lynch of Memphis is the biggest mover. A quarterback with good size, he could end up as a first-round pick someday.

Hardy must temper expectation in Cowboys' debut (1:10)
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Seifert: Signs point to Dalton breakthrough

Is Andy Dalton finally ready to take Cincinnati on a deep playoff run? When you consider how he's progressed and how the Bengals have evolved as a team, the outlook is promising.

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numberFire: Best Week 5 Eliminator picks

Need to know the best selections for your Eliminator pool for Week 5? NumberFire is here to help, projecting the safest plays for helping you survive and advance.

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Power Rankings: Rewarded for big wins?

The Rams made major headway after winning in Arizona. The Ravens and Giants also rose in the wake of road victories, but not as much as you might have guessed.


Hoyer replaces Mallett after hard hit

Texans QB Ryan Mallett went to the sidelines in the 2nd quarter after taking a helmet to the ribs and was replaced by Brian Hoyer. Mallett was ready to return to the game after two plays, but Hoyer remains in the game. Follow live

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Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

The Texans couldn’t have less conviction about their QBs than they do. Mallet gets the wind knocked out of him and can’t get back in.

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After missing his first 2 field goals of the year, Adam Vinatieri has made his last 5, including that 42-yard attempt to put Indy up 13-0.

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It's like they waited til this week to unload the Andre Johnson playbook

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Andre Johnson's Texans career didn't include many touchdown catches. The Texans rarely threw him the ball in the end zone. In his return? A four-yard touchdown catch to put the Colts up 10-0 against the team that released him.

Louis Riddick @LRiddickESPN

The value of having the right backup in terms of profile/makeup/intelligence/etc showing itself with Hasselbeck.

Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Berry can't get enough of the rookie who ran all over the Cardinals a week ago. With the Packers on the docket, who allow the third-most yards before contact and yards per rush, Todd Gurley could go off on Sunday. Love/Hate Week 5

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Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

As some have pointed out, it’s not illegal contact if a QB is out of the pocket. But Terry McAulay needed to explain reversal.

Packers Defense not a weakness anymore

You know their offense is great, but this year, the Packers D is tied for second in the NFL with 17 sacks, and they rank fourth with an adjusted sack rate of 10 percent. Aaron Schatz: Complete team (Insider)

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

The Seahawks revised their initial injury report to show RB Marshawn Lynch as a limited participant. He was originally listed as a non-participant. Sounds like some progress is being made.

Colts (2-2) at Texans (1-3)

Andrew Luck (shoulder) will miss his second straight game, and the Colts will turn to Matt Hasselbeck as they put their streak of 15 straight division road wins on the line. Houston will also point to its backup QB in Ryan Mallett, who was named the starter this week. The team with the best quarterback play wins? Follow live

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Matthew Berry's Love/Hate Week 5

Eli Manning has been on a hot streak, tossing 7 TDs in his last 3 games. And with the 49ers coming to town, Berry believes it's a recipe for a handful of big plays vs. a team that has allowed the most 20-plus-yard plays this year. Love/Hate Week 5

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Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Andre Johnson returns.

Flacco reads classic book to kids

There's no doubt about it, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is an elite children's book. Here to read it to Baltimore City elementary school students ... is Ravens QB Joe Flacco. Watch it