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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.

The numbers point to Carson Palmer as NFL MVP (1:39)
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.


McCown done for year, starter unknown

Mike Pettine said that QB Josh McCown is out for the season with a broken collarbone, but the Browns coach did not announce if Johnny Manziel or Austin Davis would start against the Bengals on Sunday.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton says he "could care less" that the Panthers are the only undefeated team now that New England has lost. "I know it's only ink just for the media," he said. "We can't make it bigger than what it is. Nothing's changed as for our preparation. It's about becoming 1-0 by the end of Sunday."

Test shows Big Ben suffered concussion

The results of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's Impact concussion test showed that Roethlisberger did suffer a concussion, a team official told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Roethlisberger will be in the protocol this week, and the Steelers do not know yet whether he will be able to play Sunday night.

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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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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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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Jones insists Tony Romo has '4-5 years' left

A fiesty Jerry Jones believes the Cowboys QB has plenty of years left, telling 105.3 The Fan's K&C Masterpiece: "This is not a damn debate, guys. ... [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."


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn't sure he will go to see Steph Curry and the unbeaten Golden State Warriors tomorrow at Time Warner Arena. On which team will lose first, Carolina or GS, he said "you know what I am going to say."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton breaking Wednesday tradition and speaking today.

Devon Still confirms Leah is cancer-free

The former NFL player posted on Instagram last week: "Thanks for all the support and prayers! Just got the phone call that her scans showed NED (no evidence of disease)! #LeahStrong #StillKickinCancersAss." Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in June 2014.

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Sport Science: Ravens kick-6

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


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Funny thing, when Panthers cornerback Josh Norman said Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones "completes me" during Sunday's ESPN Countdown Show he wasn't aware that was a famous line from the "Jerry Maguire" movie. But he knows the "show me the money" line.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers safety Roman Harper wishes New England hadn't lost because now all the focus is on Carolina.


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei says the ankle he rolled at Dallas is good to go and he will play on Sunday at New Orleans.

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."


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 Staff 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 Staff 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.