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Larry Fitzgerald's status for this week still uncertain

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It was evident how much the Arizona Cardinals missed wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. What’s not clear the day after, however, is when they’ll get him back. “We still don’t know anything about Larry,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. Show More Summary

Bengals OT: J.J. Watt's style creating 'feast or famine' defense

CINCINNATI -- The problem with being J.J. Watt, one Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman surmised, is that everyone around Watt wants to be just like him. Following the Bengals' 22-13 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, Pro Bowl offensive...Show More Summary

Pagano purposely called plays late to extend Reggie Wayne's catch streak

INDIANAPOLIS -- Reggie Wayne's streak of at least three catches in a game was in jeopardy. Serious jeopardy, for that matter. The Indianapolis Colts receiver only had one reception through the first three-plus quarters of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Show More Summary

Jay Cutler: Bears' offense can't dwell too long on mistakes

Jay Cutler acknowledged the struggles the offense experienced in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, but he pointed out the team can’t dwell on them with a Thursday afternoon matchup on deck againstShow More Summary

Captain Munnerlyn calls Josh Norman's comments a 'slap in the face'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- As the Minnesota Vikings begin preparations for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn will get ready to face his old team for the first time. On Monday, though, Munnerlyn had...Show More Summary

Bill O'Brien declines to say anything about Ryan Mallett's injury

HOUSTON -- Though we know quarterback Ryan Mallett has a torn right pectoral muscle, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien declined to confirm that Monday during his press conference. "Basically, we'll have more to report toward the end of the week," O'Brien said. Show More Summary

Kelvin Benjamin on Beckham's catch: 'It was about a 9'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin would make a tough critic. Asked how he graded Sunday night's one-handed touchdown catch by New York Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. that some analysts called the best...Show More Summary

Saints can't escape longtime nemesis Steve Smith

METAIRIE, La. -- Last year, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton cracked that he’d be the first to send longtime Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith a retirement card if it ever happens. When asked about that this week as the Saints...Show More Summary

W2W4: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills

DETROIT -- The Buffalo Bills (5-5) will look to snap their two-game losing streak when they host the New York Jets (2-8) on Monday night at Ford Field (7 p.m. ET, CBS). Here is what to watch for from the Bills' side: 1. Back to football: It's been 11 days since the Bills last played, so all eyes will be on how they respond after the time off. Show More Summary

Mallett's toughness impressed his teammates

HOUSTON -- Looking back, Ryan Mallett's teammates can't help but be impressed. There were certain plays when Texans left tackle Duane Brown could see him grimace, a hint at the pain he felt as he played through a torn pectoral muscle in his second NFL start. Show More Summary

Cardinals' defense bent but didn't break in loss

SEATTLE – They bent and bent some more. Despite giving up more than 100 rushing yards to a team for just the second time this season, the Arizona Cardinals’ defense didn’t break in Sunday’s 19-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. If the Cardinals’...Show More Summary

Lance Briggs, Kyle Fuller to undergo further evaluation

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs left Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a groin injury and rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller suffered a knee injury that forced him out of action, but Bears coach Marc Trestman declinedShow More Summary

Double coverage: Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. and GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- This is timely. In his most recent review of the top 10 Most Valuable Player candidates for 2014, ESPN.com NFL Insider Mike Sando rated Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers No. 1, followed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Show More Summary

Chip Kelly: 'Don't write Acho off yet'

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles have stayed relatively healthy this season. When they’ve had injuries, though, they have tended to be clustered at particular positions -- offensive linemen and inside linebackers, especially. With...Show More Summary

Packers can move on to New England

GREEN BAY, Wis. – In the moments shortly after Sunday's 24-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers weren't quite ready to start thinking about or discussing Sunday's showdown with the New England Patriots at Lambeau...Show More Summary

Despite recent signings, Chiefs have work to do with prospective free agents

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs recently signed contract extensions with two players who otherwise would have been free agents in March: defensive lineman Allen Bailey and fullback Anthony Sherman. Both moves make sense for the Chiefs. Show More Summary

Inside Slant: Spotting ball in Rams-Chargers

Our weekly attempt to expose and explore the gray area involved in officiating NFL games. Sunday suggestions welcome via Twitter (@SeifertESPN). For all Inside Slant posts, including the weekly Officiating Review, follow this link. Play: A five-minute delay to spot the ball after offsetting penalties against the St. Show More Summary

Bill Belichick tweaks Dominic Raiola

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork called out Lions center Dominic Raiola after Sunday's game for what he said was an "uncalled for" block while Detroit was kneeling on the ball at the end of the...Show More Summary

Odell Beckham Jr. is saving the Giants' season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If by some chance you haven't seen it by now, please do go watch. If you have seen it, it's worth seeing again. Odell Beckham Jr.'s leaping, one-handed touchdown catch in Sunday night's New York Giants loss to...Show More Summary

Drive of the Game: Tony Romo has all the time in world

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants scored a touchdown to take a four-point lead on the Dallas Cowboys with three minutes left in the game Sunday night. The Cowboys didn't even need two of those minutes to take the lead right...Show More Summary

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