10mPaul Gutierrez

49ers, Colin Kaepernick fade late against Packers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- On one hand, at least the San Francisco 49ers did not get blown out by 40 points again, right? RIGHT?!? On the other, quarterback Colin Kaepernick just can’t seem to get out of his own way.

9mJosh Weinfuss

Cardinals' offense can't find end zone from red zone

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The magic ran out on the Arizona Cardinals’ offense in a 24-22 loss Sunday afternoon.After scoring 126 points in their first three games, the fourth most in NFL history through the first three games of the season, the Cardinals’ couldn’t find the end zone.

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Game balls: Who starred in Week 4

Running back Chris Ivory, who rushed for 166 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' win over the Dolphins in London, is one of Sunday's top performers.

Loss leaves Eagles' with big question marks (2:43)
Gruden: Lions 'in for a real difficult night' in Seattle on MNF (1:31)


Broncos hold off Vikings

The Broncos remained perfect in a back-and-forth game vs. the Vikings, that ended up 23-20 thanks in large part to help from the defense. Denver kept the pressure on Teddy Bridgewater all day, sacking him 7 times. Box score

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Won't even go into that discussion. Not on my mind." - Jim Tomsula, when asked if he would consider a quarterback switch.

Cardinals can't stay perfect vs. Rams

Arizona was upset vs. the Rams, 24-22 thanks to a big game on the ground from rookie Todd Gurley, who scampered for 146 yards on 19 carries. Carson Palmer threw for 351 yards, but just 1 TD and also 1 INT. The Cardinals drop to 3-1 while the Rams improve to 2-2. Box score


Final: Green Bay 17, 49ers 3

  • GB RB Lacy: 18 carries, 90 yds
  • GB QB Rodgers: 224 pass yds, TD, 33 rush yds
  • SF QB Kaepernick: 10 carries, 57 yds
Box score


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

PACKERS 17, 49ERS 3 (Final): A game first-half effort by the Niners disintegrated after halftime as the Packers simply wore them down. How dispiriting was it? Niners fans booed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as well as rookie punter Bradley Pinion...when Green Bay fans weren't chanting, Go, Pack, Go. The 49ers fall to 1-3.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

It may be hard to read, but as the sun goes down in Cincinnati, there's still a piece of paper hanging up inside Paul Brown Stadium: "Dear Andy," the banner reads, "keep up the good work." Dalton has Bengals 4-0.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

When the season started Brees vs. Romo was the matchup. At the start of the week Brees was in question. This sign seems to sum up some feelings of Cowboys fans.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys inactives - Matt Cassel, Lucky Whitehead, Dez Bryant, Randy Gregory, La'el Collins, Ryan Russell, Geoff Swaim

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

PACKERS 17, 49ERS 3 (Final): The Packers are 4-0 for the first time since 2011, when they started 13-0 on the way to a 15-1 regular season. A strong defensive performance features six sacks of Colin Kaepernick.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Drew Brees, S Jairus Byrd, CB Keenan Lewis, LB Dannell Ellerbe, DE Cameron Jordan all ACTIVE tonight vs. Cowboys. This will be the 2015 debut for Byrd, Lewis and Ellerbe and the first time Byrd has played since Week 4 of last season. Coach Sean Payton said those defensive players could be on a “pitch count” since they’ve been out for so long.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Inactive for Saints: G Jahri Evans, newly-acquired TE Michael Hoomanawanui, WR Joe Morgan, QB Garrett Grayson, CB Kyle Wilson, DE Obum Gwacham, DT Kaleb Eulls.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees warming up in the background as former Saints CB Corey White catches up with Brian Dixon, Brandon Coleman a little more than 90 minutes before kickoff vs. Cowboys.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce CB Brandon Flowers has a concussion and will not return

Pagano: 'No one said it was going to be easy'

Colts coach Chuck Pagano talks about playing through adversity and gives an update on the health of QB Andrew Luck in the wake of Indianapolis' OT win over the Jaguars.


Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans receiver Cecil Shorts was on the ground when a Falcons defensive lineman drove him into the turf. "It's football; I ain't going to say it was a dirty play," Shorts said. "(The injury) didn't happen until the last guy jumped on top of me. It wasn't needed, but it's football." Shorts suffered a significant injury to his left shoulder. It happened on the game's final play.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys RB Christine Michael is active for tonight's game against New Orleans. So is DE David Irving, who was picked up off Kansas City's practice squad in the middle of the week. La'el Collins will be inactive with Ronald Leary returning to action.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is questionable to return to the game with a neck injury. He took a hard hit from Vikings safety Harrison Smith on a 4-yard reception on Broncos last possession.

Hill leads unbeaten Bengals past Chiefs

Jeremy Hill appears to be back in good graces as he ran for three touchdowns and Andy Dalton threw a 55-yard TD to Brandon Tate as the Bengals beat the Chiefs 36-21.


Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles on the offense's failure to score in second half and OT: "It's a lack of plays being made. The guys on the field have to be able to execute, whether it's up front or whether it's me throwing a ball."

Bengals offense packed with weapons

Bengals QB Andy Dalton appreciates all the help he is getting on offense from different players each week, and coach Marvin Lewis says how happy he is with the start of the season.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Clay Matthews showed some serious emotion after sacking Colin Kaepernick. He did the Kaepernick kiss-the-bicep celebration.

J.J. Watt: Texans play in rout was 'pitiful'

The reigning Defensive Player of the Year, who had a sack and three tackles for loss on Sunday, wasn't pleased with his team in a 48-21 loss to Atlanta that dropped Houston to 1-3.