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Super Bowl 50: ESPN staff picks

Who will prevail in Super Bowl 50? ESPN's pro football brain trust assembles its list of predictions for the big game.

1hPaul Gutierrez

Goodell would 'love' to have son play football

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that if he had a son, he would "love to have him play the game of football" despite various concerns about concussions and other safety-related issues.

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1dMike Sando

Sando: Re-grading '15 NFL offseason for all 32

Mike Sando takes a second look at our 2015 offseason grades, giving the Jets high marks for their Brandon Marshall trade and downgrading Philly for picking up DeMarco Murray.

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1dAdam Schefter

Schefter: Five biggest NFL offseason storylines

Will Peyton Manning come back for another season? Will Washington re-sign Kirk Cousins? Those are just a few of the storylines brewing in advance of the offseason.


A one-on-one with Roger Goodell

The NFL commissioner talked to Robin Roberts about player safety, discipline, the Rooney Rule and Super Bowl 50.


Ryan Leaf not resentful of Peyton

Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf, who went one spot behind Peyton Manning in the 1998 NFL draft, says he is proud of the Broncos QB.


Haslam: 'Manziel has not responded to us'

"We'll do anything we can to help him personally," Browns owner Jimmy Haslam told ESPN Cleveland. "And our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny and his family. We're not worried about Johnny Manziel the football player. We're worried about Johnny Manziel the person. ... I think it's a personal issue now. It's not a football issue."

Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

From the Broncos' participation report for Friday's practice: All Broncos players took part fully in the workout and all players on the team's injury report were officially designated as "probable." All of the Broncos players on the report will be available to play in Super Bowl 50.

Roger Goodell's take on the dab

Robin Roberts got the NFL commissioner to attempt Cam Newton's favorite celebration.


Roger Goodell disappointed in Pro Bowl

The NFL commissioner says the league may have to think about the game differently going forward.


Cam's dances, animated

You might have heard: Cam Newton likes to dance. So we animated his top moves. Best dances

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Viva Los Raiders. Solo ganar, bebe." - Raiders owner Mark Davis, speaking Spanish in International press conference for Raiders vs. Texans in Mexico City on Nov. 21. In English? Go Raiders. Just win, baby.

Trey Wingo goes 'Top Gun'

The Blue Angels take Trey Wingo up, up and away to reveal his Super Bowl 50 bold prediction.


Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Unlike the London NFL games, there is no guaranteed bye week following the Mexico City game between the Raiders and Texans.

Schefter: Manziel 'destroyed' his NFL value

Johnny Manziel allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend and Adam Schefter tells Mike & Mike that the QB has likely ruined his chances in the NFL: "The league is not going to like this."


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the team will not change hotels as it did under former coach John Fox the night before the Super Bowl following the 2003 season.

Super Bowl 50: ESPN staff picks

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The Swami's Super Bowl pick

Chris Berman sees a surprise finish at the "Big Bell Bottom."


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says DE Jared Allen and LB Thomas Davis will start Sunday. No issues with their injuries.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"The Raiders are truly a global brand and we have a tremendous, tremendous Hispanic fan base and to be able to go visit the Raider Nation in Mexico City is an honor for us..,and we're going to look at it as a home game." - Raiders owner Mark Davis, on Raiders "giving up" a home game to play "host" to the Texans at Estadio Azteca on ESPN's Monday Night Football on Nov. 21.

The ultimate Super Bowl party snack

Scrambling for a stellar Super Bowl snack? ESPN's own Chef Michone has you covered, with an easy-to-make recipe for Loaded Mashed Potato Croquettes.


Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Autoridades mexicanas, de NFL International y el presidente de los #Raiders Mark Davis hacen otro anuncio oficial del partido entre #Raiders y #Texans el 21 de noviembre en el estadio Azteca de México

Super Bowl 50 cheat sheet

Want to feel smarter about the big game? ESPN Stats & Information has you covered.


Super Bowl 50 betting nuggets

  • A consultant used by some Nevada sportsbooks made the line Carolina minus-4, 44.5
  • Consensus belief among Las Vegas bookmakers: Denver and the under are the sharp sides
  • "Yes" on "Will there be a successful two-point conversion?" is the most popular prop bet at William Hill
More betting notes

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Goodell proposes personal foul rule

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he has proposed to the league's competition committee if a player commits two personal fouls in one game they should be automatically ejected: "We should take that out of the hands of the officials."


Ball arrested for allegedly pushing girlfriend

Former Wisconsin RB Montee Ball faces a tentative charge of substantial battery after allegedly pushing his girlfriend into a table at a hotel Friday morning, according to the Madison State Journal. Story

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft did not attend Roger Goodell's "state of the NFL" news conference at Super Bowl 50. Kraft instead attended the Merlin Olsen Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon at Super Bowl 50. Kraft has a bond with several Hall of Famers after leading 19 of them on a 2015 mission to Israel.