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Sando: Seattle still searching for old identity

The Seahawks went to the past two Super Bowls with an elite defense and an offense built around a punishing run game. But Seattle's winning formula has now changed for good, writes Mike Sando.

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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.

Chip Kelly refutes report he met with USC (2:11)
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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.

Brady hopes Gronk injury is not too serious (0:46)
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Game balls: Who starred in Week 12

Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who is now 4-0 as a starter this season, and Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin are among Sunday's top performers.

Kearse: We left it all out on the field (0:45)
Winston disappointed in game, not situation (0:43)


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Two signs seen in Cleveland's home stadium: One says "We Still Have Lebron." The other using the letters of the network broadcasting the game: "Every Season Pathetically Nauseating."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens' Kaeln Clay scored his first career TD on fourth ever punt return in NFL. Ravens, 7-0.

Ravens strike first on punt return TD

Browns punter Andy Lee booted the ball 61 yards, but he outkicked his coverage, as Ravens returner Jaelin Clay took it 82 yards for the score to give the Ravens a 7-0 lead with 9:54 left in the first quarter on ESPN.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kaelin Clay returns punt 82 yards for TD. First one for Ravens since Tandon Doss had one in September 2013.

Cleveland favored over Baltimore on MNF

According to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Cleveland closed as a 6-point favorite over Baltimore. It marks the first time since November 2, 2008 that Cleveland is favored against Baltimore (first time in 14 games). Follow live

Steve Young: Refs are in a 'no-win situation'

The Monday Night Countdown crew talks about how a partnership between the NFL and officials, plus inclusion into the competition committee, could make the rules easier to understand for players, and the calls easier on the referees.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

A lot of empty seats in Cleveland for start of Ravens-Browns game

MNF: Ravens (3-7) at Browns (2-8), 8:30 p.m. ET

These teams enter with a combined record of 5-15. That combined win pct of .250 is tied for the 3rd lowest ever for a Monday Night matchup at least 10 games into a season. Follow live

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The celebrity of Manziel is so strong that even though he's the back up's back up tonight, he's getting all of the attention.

Ravens come close, but no cigar

The Ravens (3-7) have either led, or had a chance to tie or take the lead, in the final 2 minutes of all seven of their losses this season. Baltimore has lost four games when holding a 4th-quarter lead, tied with the Giants for the 2nd-most such losses in the NFL.

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!"


McCown's Browns vs. Manziel's Browns

The Browns are averaging 5.4 yards per play with Josh McCown on the field and 4.9 yards per play with Johnny Manziel on the field this season. Clevelands overall average of 5.2 ranks 28th in the NFL ahead of only the 49ers, Texans, Colts and Jaguars.

McCown's miserable mark as a starter

Since going 3-2 with the Bears in 2013, Josh McCown is 2-16 over the last two seasons (with Tampa Bay and Cleveland). On a positive note, the Browns QB threw for a career-high 457 yards in a 33-30 OT win at Baltimore in Week 5.

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Matt Schaub back in as starter

The Ravens QB makes his first NFL start since Week 17 of 2013 when he was with the Texans. Schaub, who has lost his last 6 starts, hasnt taken a snap this season.

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Belichick really not happy with question

A reporter dared to ask Bill Belichick his emotions after seeing Rob Gronkowski down on the field. Note: Do not ask Bill Belichick about his emotions.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Baltimore lost to Cleveland, 33-30, in OT last month. The last time the Ravens were swept by the Browns was 2007.

How might Heisman contenders fare in NFL?

NFL Insiders Mel Kiper and Todd McShay huddled up to pick their top 4 for the Heisman race (spoiler: Derrick Henry tops both lists.) But how might those candidates perform in the NFL draft? Predictions (Insider)

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Texans starting to string together wins

Tom Jackson said the Texans, who are riding a four-game winning streak, will only continue to improve from here: "I see this team building on what they're doing now."


Injuries continue to mount for Patriots

But New England continues to adapt without missing a beat despite losing key players on both sides of the ball. Said Keyshawn Johnson: "They'll find a way to win those games and salvage their season to the point that they get healthy again."