Elias Stein

NFL crystal ball: 10 predictions for 2016

Mario Williams to the Patriots? The Bengals winning it all? Yes and yes. With the 2015 season in the rearview mirror, Dan Graziano offers an early forecast for 2016.

Lynch indicates retirement on Twitter (1:13)
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14hGreg Garber

Best and worst of Super Bowl 50

When it was all said and done, the Broncos simply shut down the Panthers in a defensive affair. The best and worst of it? Greg Garber shares.

ESPN Sport Science: Von Miller plays MVP defense (1:20)
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Mike Sando

Sando: Why Osweiler should stay in Denver

A young quarterback trying to build a solid NFL résumé could hardly do better than to play for a team with a dominating defense. Brock Osweiler should keep this in mind before free agency.

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16hKevin Seifert

First round 2016 NFL draft order

The conclusion of Super Bowl 50 means we have an official order for the 2016 NFL draft. Check out the first round.

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Sunday Blitz: Broncos' D seventh-best ever (1:16)
Herm explains how Von Miller earned MVP honors (1:09)
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16hScott T. Miller

Key injuries in Super Bowl 50

Panthers WR Corey Brown was ruled out after suffering a concussion when he banged his head on the turf in the third quarter. He's one of several players to get banged up in Super Bowl 50.

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7dJohn Clayton

Clayton: Ranking all 49 Super Bowls

What's the best Super Bowl of all time? What's the worst? With the event's golden anniversary upon us, John Clayton puts the previous 49 games in order.


Von Miller's Super Bowl MVP defense

How did Von Miller win Super Bowl MVP? As ESPN Sport Science explains, the Broncos LB used a rare combination of speed and power.


Our 2016 NFL crystal ball

The NFL season ended yesterday, but you miss it already. Never fear -- Dan Graziano has looked into his crystal ball and has some really bold predictions for next fall. Mario Williams to NE?

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Did Chris Harris cause Cam's walkout?

Following the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, Cam Newton appeared to be listening to the Broncos cornerback's comments before saying, "I'm done" and walking out on reporters.


Cam's effort raises eyebrows

It is hard to question Cam Newton's desire to win but his lack of effort on his fourth quarter fumble have Jemele Hill and Michael Smith scarthing their heads.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The day after the Super Bowl, the Bengals made a couple of free agent signings, adding vet CB Chykie Brown and OT Darryl Baldwin. The Bengals already had two CBs and two OTs slated to hit free agency next month (Adam Jones, Leon Hall, Eric Winston and Andre Smith)

Eagles release WR Riley Cooper

The six-year veteran played in 16 games last season with 21 catches for 327 yards and 2 TDs. His best season came in 2013 when he caught 47 passes for 835 yards and 8 TDs.

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Skip not buying Peyton retirement talk

With most people believeing that last night's Super Bowl win is Peyton Manning's last game, Skip Bayless wouldn't be surpised to seem him return to the NFL next year and beyond.


ICYMI: Lynch hints at retirement

Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch had told people close to him he plans to retire. Then, during the Super Bowl, Lynch posted this tweet on his verified Twitter account.


Lynch retirement best for both parties

Marshawn Lynch probably wasn't playing for the Seahawks next year anyway so if he is truly retiring, Michael Smith and Jemele Hill think it is a win-win situtation.


Where does Tom Brady rank himself?

Brady doesn't think he's one of all-time great QBs, but he does laud former Niners great Joe Montana. 'Michael Jordan of football'

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Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nashville market had the highest Super Bowl ranking of any market: A 56.9. Denver did a 53.4.

Stephen A.: Cam still has growing up to do

Stephen A. Smith agrees Cam Newton's post-game actions "passed the buck" but feels we shouldn't forget his contributions on and off the field this season.


Ranking the reasons for the SB upset

No team in the NFL scored more points during the regular season than the Panthers. But on Sunday, their offense was reduced to shambles. How? Bill Barnwell has many reasons. A ranking

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Tony Romo: Return was worth the risk

Romo spent much of the Cowboys' season on the sideline, but he doesn't regret his return from injury and getting hurt a second time.


McCoy in altercation with off-duty cops

Bills RB LeSean McCoy and former NFL RB Curtis Brinkley were involved in an altercation with off-duty Philadelphia cops this weekend, according to multiple reports. Story


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Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and Von Miller talked about QB Peyton Manning with Sal Paolantonio. Miller: "Of course I'd like him back. He got us to where we are now."

Dream come true for Demaryius Thomas

Despite not having his best day on the field, Thomas got to celebrate a Super Bowl victory with his mother, and he couldn't have asked for a better day.


How did Denver fans react to Super Bowl?

Shelley Smith got a first-hand look at Broncos fans' celebration in Centennial, Colorado.


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Broncos coach Gary Kubiak gave credit to former teammate John Elway: "He has a great feel for how to get things done."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said he didn't see Cam Newton's postgame press conference after Super Bowl 50, but shared what it's been like for him to talk to the media after an NBA Finals loss: "I know it's very difficult to play in one of the biggest games of your life and come out on the wrong side of it and then have to automatically answer questions. And we also know as professionals that's part of the business. We also know that you guys are part of the reason that help (make) the game as great as it is, so you got to, as difficult as it is to answer some of the questions that you know this is the last thing you want to talk about, you have to go up there and take the onus, and take the good with the bad. Like I said I didn't see the Cam interview, but I can only imagine what happened. But I've been in that situation before on both sides, so, it's difficult."

Heather Burns ESPN.com 

Von Miller: "The celebration is still going. I asked coach Kubiak if the plane could do back flips on the way home."

10 interesting prop bets that cashed

If prop bets are your thing, you could have bet on the following outcome: Who would have more -- Kevin Durant points or Peyton Manning completions? Wasn't even close