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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said he spoke to ex-Hog Joe Jacoby earlier this week about the Hall of Fame. Jacoby is one of 15 finalists who will learn their fate today. "We had a prayer," Gibbs said. "I really think this is a big deal for everybody, the Redskins and myself. I know he deserves it and I'm praying we get a positive result."

Manziel's downward spiral with Browns

Johnny Manziel has experienced some turbulent times since signing with Cleveland and it all has come to a halt. Timeline of events

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Hall of Fame preview: Who's in?

Insider Field Yates believes Brett Favre is in but hed like to see Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace get in too.

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Carolina Panthers @panthers

Hey @SFGiants, thanks for hosting us in your fine city. Say hello to Madison Bumgarner for us! #SB50 #OneCarolina

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens HOF finalists

Favre and Owens are two of three first-year eligible nominees among the 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for today's election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Broncos' defense is among best ever

John Clayton says based on talent, the Orange Rush (or whatever ends up being the nickname of this defense) stacks up to some of the best ever. Where they stack up

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On the doorstep of immortality

Terrell Owens, Brett Favre and Alan Faneca are all finalists in their first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame. They are competing with Marvin Harrison, Kurt Warner and others for enshrinement in Canton.

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Cam, Curry, Coldplay and a creaky QB

Here are 10 things you need to know when watching Sunday's game. Super Bowl cheat sheet

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Who will these celebrities take for QB?

Athletes and celebrities stopped by the ESPN Express interview lounge to show off their end zone dances and pick their QB.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell hasn't been cleared to start running yet. "Once I get cleared to run, I'll be happy," Bell told SportsCenter's Lindsay Czarniak from the Super Bowl. "I just want to get back to how I am and get ready for next season." Bell tore his medial collateral ligament in Week 8 of the 2015 season.

Ed Werder with candidate for worst dab

There's just so much that isn't working here.

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Police open criminal investigation into Manziel

Dallas police announced Friday night they are launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Browns QB Johnny Manziel. The move comes a day after the police said they closed an investigation into allegations Manziel hit his ex-girlfriend in an incident last Saturday at a downtown Dallas hotel, when no charges were filed. Story

SportsCenter @sportscenter

Last year's Super Bowl hero, Malcolm Butler, stops by the @ExpressRunway Lounge at #ESPNTheParty.

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Super Bowl 50 betting nuggets

  • Consensus belief among Las Vegas bookmakers: Denver and the under are the sharp sides
  • "Yes" on "Will there be a successful two-point conversion?" is the most popular prop bet at William Hill
More betting notes

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Cousin Sals prop bets

Jimmy Kimmel helps out on making his most difficult pick.

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What Thomas Davis will be playing through

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Panthers LB will be 13 days removed from a broken arm.

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SVPs One Big Thing

Tons of fans still tune into the Pro Bowl each year, but Scott Van Pelt says it's a relic of the past.

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Leaf: Manziel needs to let others help him

Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf on Johnny Manziel: "It's like I'm holding a mirror up. I'm hearing and seeing things that I did."

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Are you ready for some Sloth Bowl?

First came the Super Bowl. Then came Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl. Now there's Sloth Bowl.

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Super Bowl 50 cheat sheet

Want to feel smarter about the big game? ESPN Stats & Information has you covered.

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SVP: Carls Stone Cold Lock & Of The Week

In the Super Bowl edition of Carls Lock of the Century, Carl is less impressed with Cam Newtons dancing antics and more impressed with the seniority of Peyton Manning as he chooses the Broncos as his Lock of the Century... of the week.

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Cam's summer Super Bowl proclamation

It wasnt quite a guarantee, but it was close. The 6-month-old video

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