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Green Bay still tops updated title odds

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook updated its odds to win the pro football championship and still has Green Bay as the favorite at 5-2. Notably falling is Dallas from 30-1 to 50-1. Every team's odds

Reports: Bills bring in Trent Richardson

The Bills will work out Trent Richardson Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) are dealing with injuries. Richardson, 25, was released by the Raiders at the end of preseason and has struggled since his breakout 2012 rookie season.

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What in the world is an illegal bat?

What happened last night in the Seahawks-Lions game? What's the controversy? Who ever heard of an "illegal bat"? And what SHOULD have happened? You've got questions, we've got answers. FAQ

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Caldwell: 'We're not going to cry about it'

Lions coach Jim Caldwell on the ref's missed call after Seahawks LB K.J. Wright's batted ball was incorrectly ruled a touchback and possession for Seattle: "I mean what can you do? You know what I mean? We're not going to cry about it."


Barth back with Bucs

Bucs are re-signing kicker Connor Barth, according to ESPN and multiple reports. They cut Kyle Brindza Monday after the rookie missed three kicks in a loss to the Panthers. Barth was with Tampa Bay from 2009-12.

Reactions to controversial ending

  • SEA coach Pete Carroll: "We were fortunate."
  • DET coach Jim Caldwell: "We're not going to cry about it."
  • SEA LB K.J. Wright: "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it."


ICYMI: Controversial MNF ending

Kam Chancellor saved the game for the Seahawks when he stripped Calvin Johnson just inches from the goal line with less than two minutes left. However, K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the back of the end zone for a touchback that should've been a penalty.


Would Bill Belichick have known the rule?

The non-call Monday night sparked a flurry of discussion on social media, with former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin reflecting on how the Patriots once practiced illegal bat situations.


Burke: Bad call was dramatic in many ways

It wasn’t the Fail Mary, but in terms of blown calls, it’s hard to shift a game result more than what happened last night, writes Brian Burke. Dramatic win probability shift

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Report: Bears center out for season

Will Montgomery suffered a fractured left tibia in Sunday's game and will miss the rest of the season, according to the Chicago Tribune. The 32-year-old center left early in the game when teammate Charles Leno fell on him. The Tribune reports he will require surgery and will be placed on IR.

Bennett: Chancellor needs to get paid

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett videobombed teammate Kam Chancellor's interview by yelling "Pay him!"


Report: Saints to try out kickers, punters

The Saints will try out kickers and punters today, according to Fox Sports. Punter Thomas Morstead (strained quad) was injured during a kickoff on Sunday night and kicker Zach Hocker shanked a 30-yard field goal.

Gerry Austin: Wright play was illegal

Former NFL referee Gerry Austin explains why K.J. Wright's batting the ball out of the end zone for a touchback was actually an illegal play.


Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills general manager Doug Whaley told WGR 500 on Tuesday that Bills running back Karlos Williams sustained a concussion in the Bills' loss to the Giants. His status is uncertain for Sunday's game against Tennessee.

Explanation from the officiating crew

NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino, after speaking to the officiating crew at Monday night's Seahawks-Lions game: "I have spoken to the referee [Tony Corrente]. He did not see that part of the play because that is not his area. The back judge [Greg Wilson] felt it was not an intentional act, that it was inadvertent."


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright left no doubt about his intentions on the fumble in the end zone. "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it," he said. "...You can't intentionally, I guess, knock it out. But at the time I wasn't thinking that. I was just trying to not mess up the game. So I know now."

$350K gambling scandal erupts in DFS

According to The New York Times, a DraftKings employee admitted last week to inadvertently releasing data before the start of the third week of NFL games, a move akin to insider trading in the stock market. The employee -- a midlevel content manager -- won $350,000 at rival site FanDuel that same week. Story

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How should Lions react to ending?

Scott Van Pelt asks Louis Riddick how he would react to NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino's statement that the referees incorrectly handled the K.J. Wright batted ball that gave the Seahawks a touchback: "What can you do?"


Bennett blames Stafford for JFK?

A day after his brother made an audacious claim, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett might have one-upped him by saying he holds the JFK assassination against Matthew Stafford. Bennett's strange claim

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K.J. Wright left no doubt about his intention on fumble. "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it."

Seahawks hang on to top Lions

Kam Chancellor forced Calvin Johnson to fumble at the goal line late in the fourth quarter, securing Seattle's 13-10 win over Detroit.