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Why Le’Veon Bell’s run with the Steelers appears to be over

11:29 AM ETPITTSBURGH -- The thought of Le'Veon Bell entering the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room at any time this season -- or perhaps ever again -- is almost laughable right now.The report from ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Steelers...

Barnwell: What to copy from the Chiefs’ cheat-code offense

9:18 AM ETIt's appropriate that the Kansas City Chiefs are on Monday Night Football next week, because their offense probably isn't suitable for afternoon television. Coach Andy Reid's passing attack laid waste to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday,...

Barnwell: The Chiefs are unstoppable. Here’s what teams can steal

9:18 AM ETIt's appropriate that the Kansas City Chiefs are on Monday Night Football next week, because their offense probably isn't suitable for afternoon television. Coach Andy Reid's passing attack laid waste to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday,...

It’s the year of ejections in the NFL: Inside the trend

9:28 AM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008It snuck up on us, didn't it? None of us anticipated the NFL's confusing and at times absurd emphasis on roughing...

Notable bets: $9,000 on Vikings to win $450? Whoops

12:10 PM ETNotable bets is a regular Monday roundup of wagers -- some sharper than others -- made recently at sportsbooks across the nation.NFL• Bookmaker William Hill took an $18,000 money-line bet on the Minnesota Vikings to beat the...

Chiefs having ‘a blast’ with ‘Showtime Mahomes’ at QB

8:00 AM ETKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Inside the Kansas City Chiefs' locker room, they've been looking for a nickname for their record-breaking young quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Tight end Travis Kelce may have settled the issue in the moments after...

Steelers-Buccaneers Pick: Will Pittsburgh Get Its First Win in Tampa Bay on Monday Night...

Can Pittsburgh get its first win of the season, or will the FitzMagic continue in Tampa Bay on Monday night? Three things to know before the Steelers visit the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN). 1. The biopsy from the Chiefs ..

Sources: Winston predicted Fitz to ‘light it up’

7:46 AM ETTampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston privately predicted to team officials that fellow quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick would have the success he has to start this season, sources told ESPN.Sources said that during a meeting the day before...

More Mahomes’ Magic, a Buffalo Stunner, and QBs Coming and Going—A Week 3 Roller-Coaster

Chiefs receiver Chris Conley still hadn’t seen a clip of the play when I talked to him, at 4:07 p.m. CT from the Kansas City locker room. But he’d certainly heard the buzz about what his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, went through to get him the ball ..

Patriots Will Be Fine After Loss to the Lions—But For How Much Longer?

We’re about four weeks away from that point in the NFL season where those who refrained from predicting the Patriots’ demise after a slow start can smugly point to this moment and applaud their pragmatism. Julian Edelman will come back. Teams will ..

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