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Brady-Manning: What we'll miss about their classic matchup

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have played 16 times since 2001. But as Geoffrey Chaucer penned, 'All good things must come to an end.' With Manning out Sunday and his career in doubt because of injuries, here are a few things we'll miss about their matchup.

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Johnny Manziel gave the Browns no choice

The latest in Johnny Manziel's dubious off-field scenes proved too much to tolerate for the Browns, who demoted the QB from starter to the third team.

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Four downs: Top 10 RB handcuffs

Eric Karabell discusses running back situations in which the backup has value, including the Falcons' Tevin Coleman and Seahawks' Thomas Rawls.

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Trotter: Free of cancer, Eric Berry finds his form

Eric Berry spent his offseason doing the worst kind of two-a-days, a mix of workouts ... and chemo. Just a year removed from a cancer diagnosis, he's helping the Chiefs chase the playoffs.

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Rankings: Bucs breaking through

An afterthought early in the season, Tampa Bay has emerged as an NFC wild-card contender -- and a top-12 team in our hierarchy. Who else is on the upswing?

Rookie RBs ready to shine (1:12)


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Jeff Fisher to Bengals media: Understands Stedman Bailey is in surgery right now. Says he's no doc and is reading between the lines, but all signs suggest Bailey will "pull through." Sounds like it was a good thing surgery was done today instead of right away Tuesday night. Fisher also was "aware" he was training in Miami.

Eagles stars not performing for Kelly

Louis Riddick says if Chip Kelly is still with the Eagles next season, he needs to reevaluate his entire organization: "Do they look like a team that's really invested?"


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

All Lions accounted for during open portion of practice Wednesday. Also spotted -- Troy Aikman.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on DE Mario Williams' foot injury: Well see. Hes running around on a scooter right now if that gives you any indication."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says Bills were very close to using Richie Incognito on defense Monday night because of defensive line injuries.

You like that? A Kirk Cousins investigation

When the Redskins QB shouted You like that! earlier this season, it prompted ESPN's John Keim to go through all of Cousins' games so far this season and determine if he liked that. Mixed results

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals QB Andy Dalton: "We want to get back to our winning ways ... get things back to where we've been." Also, when asked about playing in London, he says it'll be "cool," but notes he's not thinking about that game because it's so far away.

Antonio Brown & T.Y. Hilton's unlikely bond

The pair of NFL wide receivers had very different childhoods despite both growing up in Miami's Liberty City. Brown said, "He came to the park and played without worries. Me? I came to the park and played -- but sometimes I played mad." Wildly different paths

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on Tyrod Taylor: "I think he's gonna play." Says he feels better today than before. He'll participate in Bills' walkthrough Wednesday.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on NFL acknowledging mistake at end of Bills-Patriots game: "Mistakes happen." Says there is a human element to officiating, although as coach, you get heated in the moment.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger said the swelling in his sprained foot has subsided, but he will continue wearing a brace on his knee, which he sprained in Week 3. As for the timely bye week entering the final six games, Roethlisberger said, "we've all been kind of waiting on it."

NFL Week 11 in emojis

Sarina Morales works in a baby emoji and a squirrel, and you've got James Jones and Cam Newton to thank for that.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he never insinuated that the Rams were a dirty team. "That's unfortunate," Harbaugh said.

Golic: Manziel doesn't care about football

Mike Golic thinks Johnny Manziel's actions show that football is not the main focus of his life.


Brady-Manning: A few things we'll miss

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have played 16 times since 2001. With Manning out Sunday and his career in doubt because of injuries, here are a few things we'll miss about their matchup. Who's the better pitchman?


QB fantasy rankings: Palmer the No. 1 option

Matthew Berry and Field Yates both have the Cardinals QB atop their list of options for this week. Palmer's opponent, the 49ers, allow the second-highest QBR in the league. QB rankings

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Soak in Bart Starr's visit to Lambeau Field

Mike Greenberg on the scene when Starr visits Lambeau Field for what may be the final time: "Tomorrow night, we say goodbye to one of the genuinely great stars in sports history."


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick draws a connection to the 2015 Broncos and the Broncos of the 1990s, mentioning common links of John Elway (Executive Vice President), Gary Kubiak (head coach), Wade Phillips (defensive coordinator), and Joe DeCamillis (special teams).

Bill Belichick live on SportsCenter

The Patriots coach is preparing for a visit to the 8-2 Broncos on Sunday. It is the toughest remaining game on New England's schedule, according to the Football Power Index. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Packers can pull even with Bears

The Packers and Bears square off Thursday night for the 192nd time, including the postseason. Chicago leads the all-time series 93-92-6, meaning the Packers can pull even with Chicago for the first time since October 1933, when the series was tied 11-11-4.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said playing back-to-back Thursday games allows Detroit to get back in a rhythm after tomorrow against Philadelphia.


Primer: DraftKings, FanDuel head to court

A legal battle that will shape the future of the billion-dollar daily fantasy sports industry kicks off Wednesday in New York Supreme Court, where powerhouse game operators DraftKings and FanDuel will try to fight off New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's quest to temporarily shut them down as the case heads to trial. What you need to know

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Report: Agent says Kelly has lost his team

The Eagles are trapped in a losing season, and some players are reportedly not happy with their coach Chip Kelly. An anonymous agent told NJ Advance Media: "Chip Kelly has lost the team. Between the losses and his bull---- methods that aren't working, I can tell you that the players have tuned him out."