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Catch clarification hasn't cleared it up

Week 4 brought two instances where receivers lost the ball while going to the ground but were still credited with receptions. Kevin Seifert sees both calls as correct but that it makes it clear that the NFL's attempt to clarify the process rule hasn't gone through. Vexing rule

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Murray: I'm not touching the ball enough

Eagles RB DeMarco Murray discussed his lack of touches after his team lost 23-20 to Washington, Sunday.


Hill rewards angry fantasy owners

Bengals RB Jeremy Hill flipped the script on fantasy owners who "were ready to crucify" him after a rough start to the season by putting up 24 fantasy points in Cincinnati's win Sunday. Put down the pitchforks


Bills' penalty problem is obvious

Coach Rex Ryan vehemently defended his team after committing 18 penalties in a 24-10 loss to the Giants Sunday. However, the numbers don't lie. 58 and counting


Matthews: 'You ain't Russell Wilson, bro'

TV cameras on the Fox broadcast picked up sound of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews shouting this to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Packers sacked Kap six times Sunday. Story

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Time to talk Bengals as title contenders?

The Cincinnati Bengals are now 4-0. In one of the three other seasons the team started 4-0, it ended up in the Super Bowl. "Good Andy" and "Bad Andy" are gone, and now "Best Andy" is leading the team. 5 reasons to believe

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Foster doesn't reward patience

Arian Foster failed to live up to the hype in his much-anticipated season debut. The back ended up with just one fantasy point, disappointing owners who had patiently awaited his return. Fantasy winners and losers

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Carter: Joe Philbin not cut out for job

Cris Carter told Mike & Mike: "I don't think Philbin is a head coach. I don't think he going to have the ability to be able to inspire people. ... Sometimes you just have to figure it out the hard way."


Dolhpins need fire, leadership from coach

With Miami falling to 1-3 Sunday, ESPN's James Walker writes that coach Joe Philbin must "figure out a way to light a fire under his listless team before it's too late." On the hot seat


Time to bench Colin Kaepernick?

Is it Blaine Gabbert time in San Francisco? Said coach Jim Tomsula: "Won't even go into that discussion. It's not on my mind." But with just two touchdowns and five interceptions on the year (to go along with 15 sacks), ESPN's Paul Gutierrez says it should be. Give Kap a rest

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Chip Kelly responds to DeMarco Murray

Responding to Murray's comments Sunday that he's not getting enough touches, Kelly told 94-WIP Philadelphia: "Everyone needs the ball more. I've got no issue with that. We need to play more on offense. That's the bottom line. We're getting off the field on third down and most of the time when we're off the field on third down it's our fault. ... We're doing it to ourselves."

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Brees' 400th TD pass wins game for Saints

On the second play of overtime against the Cowboys, Drew Brees caught the defense sleeping and connected with C.J. Spiller for a game-winning 80-yard touchdown pass.


Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Players returning this week from 4-game suspensions include Greg Hardy, Rolando McClain, Sheldon Richardson, Antonio Gates, Martavis Bryant.

The magic of James Jones

ESPN's Matt Bowen examines what's behind the hot start for Jones, who went from not making the Giants' 53-man roster to tearing up the league with Green Bay. Closer look (Insider)


Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

Jeremy Hill on 4-0 start: "We can understate it all we want, but it's big ... you always want to start fast." Added, he knows it's early.

Week 4 fantasy leaders

Top scorers in ESPN standard fantasy leagues through Sunday's games:

  • ATL RB Devonta Freeman: 32 points
  • KC K Cairo Santos: 27 points
  • SD QB Philip Rivers: 26 points
  • CIN RB Jeremy Hill: 24 points
  • PHI QB Sam Bradford: 23 points
Winners and losers

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Coley Harvey @ColeyHarvey

This was the first time since Week 1 that Jeremy Hill had more snaps than Giovani Bernard. Obviously production, lack of turnovers was why.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Jones, who had four catches for 38 yards against the Texans, ended up playing just 55 percent of the snaps with the blowout win. He played 39 of 71 offensive snaps. Leonard Hankerson and Roddy White both played 48. Jones said he didn't care about reaching 100 yards or scoring a TD. Just wanted the win.

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

The Bills have a combined 13 unnecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct or taunting penalties. No other team has more than 6 such flags.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Strange, but true: Ryan Fitzpatrick's 91.4 QBR was only the third 90+ QBR for the Jets over the last three seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The previous two, both by Geno Smith, also came against Miami on the road.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Putting the Jets' fast start into perspective: They're 3-1 for the first time since 2010. Yesterday was their third win by at least 13 points; they had two such wins in the previous two seasons. As for Chris Ivory's 166 rushing yards, it was the most by a Jet since Thomas Jones ran for 210 in Week 6 of 2009.

espn @espn

The undefeated. After the Cardinals' loss to the Rams, only these guys remain unbeaten heading into Week 5 ...

Devonta Freeman is historically great

The Falcons RB is the first player since the 1970 merger to rush for 3 touchdowns in each of his first two career starts. (via Elias)