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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.

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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)
Jon Gruden

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.

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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)
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.


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."


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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David Johnson among top waiver-wire picks

With two Cardinals RBs injured, rookie David Johnson becomes a popular option this week with the fantasy playoffs on the horizon. Free agent finds

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Reports: Browns to sign Terrelle Pryor

Pryor is signing with the Browns as a wide receiver, but he also might serve as the Browns' No. 3 quarterback, according to multiple reports. Pryor was cut from the Browns' training camp earlier this season.

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!"


Phil Sheridan ESPN Staff Writer 

Dropkick Murphys' "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" kicks off playlist at Tuesday's Eagles practice. They're working indoors because of the rain. It's a big day for Sam Bradford, who was a gametime decision in Detroit.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger suffered "what now is being described as a concussion," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. He will remain in concussion protocol, even if feeling better.

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.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger successfully completed concussion protocol Tuesday at the Steelers facility, he told 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh during his weekly radio appearance. Roethlisberger said he felt his vision was compromised, as if looking through water, toward the end of a fourth quarter drive Sunday against Seattle and was benched by doctors after that. Roethlisberger said he suffered a migraine. The vision issue subsided quickly after the game, and he plans to play Sunday against Indianapolis.

Barnwell: Biggest games left in the NFL

It's Dec. 1. There are 80 total games left in the NFL's regular season, and Bill Barnwell has circled the ones that will decide the playoffs -- and perhaps the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft. Big games

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

With that thrilling blocked FG in Cleveland, the Ravens became the first team since the 1983 Atlanta Falcons to block a kick (punt, extra point or field goal) in five straight games

Sport Science: Ravens kick-6

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


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.

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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