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What's trending in the NFL: QB targets for Browns, Cowboys; Peyton Manning to L.A.?

Here are the top stories from Wednesday:

Todd McShay's latest mock draft has quarterbacks going to Cleveland (No. 2 overall) and Dallas (No. 4 overall) overall.

The Rams have had internal discussions about bringing Peyton Manning to Los Angeles should he want to play another season, per a league source. (More from Adam Schefter)

Which teams are Super Bowl favorites in Vegas for next season? Our NFL Nation reporters take a look at the odds and assess if they reflect the current state of the franchise.

Toward the end of his NFL career, John Elways was offered a future stake in Broncos. Suffice to say, he passed on a stake worth (conservatively) $400 million today. Darren Rovell explains.

Fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, one throw into the end zone to win it: Which quarterback do you want making the pass? The majority of the 304 NFL players who answered that question in our annual Super Bowl confidential said Patriots QB Tom Brady was the choice. Check out the entire survey.

The doctor who examined former Raider Kenny Stabler's brain said the Super Bowl-winning QB suffered from CTE. Ian O'Connor writes that this is another reason football needs a dramatic change.

How can Wade Phillips rattle Cam Newton? As Matt Bowen writes: "When it comes to critical game situations on Sunday, Phillips can force Newton to target Devin Funchess, Ted Ginn Jr. or Corey Brown versus his top-tier cornerbacks by rolling the coverage to eliminate [Greg] Olsen from the route. Yes, that will leave Aqib Talib, Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby in one-on-one matchups. But I like those matchups a lot more than allowing Olsen to work the middle of the field where he can be a weapon for the Panthers."

What's the worst Super Bowl commercial of the past 15 years? According to Darren Rovell, it has to be the Nationwide ad from 2015. Just in case you somehow missed it, there's this cute kid who spends most of the commercial telling us he wouldn't get to do various activities. At the end, he reveals the reason: "I couldn't grow up, because I died from an accident." Here's are the 10 worst commercials of the past 15 years.


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From ESPN Stats & Information research: Peyton Manning has thrown four interceptions in his Super Bowl career, all of which came on third downs. That's the most third-down picks in Super Bowl history. The Panthers intercepted eight passes on third downs this season, tied for third-most in the NFL. Only the Packers (10) and Chiefs (9) had more.