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Week 2 NFL game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips and more

[ad_1] 6:55 AM ETNFL ExpertsESPN The Week 2 NFL slate is stacked with great matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score predictions.Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with a matchup rating (on a scale of 1-100) and a game projection. ESPN Fantasy's
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Brady, Patriots will be unstoppable if Antonio Brown doesn’t stop them

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady came out fists flying to Jay-Z's "Public Service Announcement" in the pregame, but also took time to share a hug and a neighborly chat with the referee, Clete Blakeman. Brady likely has more in common with the middle-age ref than his youngest teammates, and for good reason: It seems like he has been under center for the entire 100-year history of the league.The New
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‘Mr. Video Game’ – Ravens’ Lamar Jackson makes special homecoming

[ad_1] Long before Lamar Jackson reached the NFL, Sunday was a work day.For countless weekends, Jackson would go through quarterback drills on a field near his South Florida home. From youth football through high school, he would be there with trainer Van Warren, focusing on everything from his footwork to holding the ball correctly.On one particular Sunday morning, a teenage Jackson got a chance to go to a Miami Dolphins
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Week 1 NFL game picks, schedule guide, fantasy football tips and more

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETNFL ExpertsESPN Football is back, and we're previewing the Week 1 NFL slate. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and final score predictions.Additionally, ESPN Stats & Information provides a stat to know, and the Football Power Index (FPI) goes inside the numbers with a matchup rating (on a scale of 1-100) and a game projection. ESPN
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Magicians and dance parties – Matt Nagy bringing fun to the Chicago Bears

[ad_1] LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- There was "Club Dub," the Chicago Bears' postgame victory party, and the "American Idol"-themed dance-offs on Saturday mornings.Surely the fun-loving, free-wheeling Bears had seen it all from Matt Nagy, their 41-year-old head coach. But the man largely responsible for flipping the organization's stale culture on its head had a new trick up his sleeve -- literally.Everything you need to know for 2019:• One-stop shop: Guides
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Jerry Jones pays Ezekiel Elliott

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- Now that running back Ezekiel Elliott has his contract extension, there is one thing left for the Dallas Cowboys to do -- win the Super Bowl.The Cowboys' goal has been to keep their core pieces in place. It started with Pro Bowl pass-rusher DeMarcus Lawrence (five-year deal, $101 million) continued with linebacker Jaylon Smith (five-year extension, $64 million) and right tackle La'el Collins (five-year extension, $50
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NFL preview – 1-32 projections, breakout picks and a guide to every team

[ad_1] 9:00 PM ETNFL NationESPN Big questions. Bold predictions. Breakout fantasy football candidates. Over/under picks. Record and playoff projections. In-depth schedule analysis for all 32 teams. This is what you need to know for the 2019 NFL season.The ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) ranked every team from 1-32 based on how it projects the season to play out. Click the links below to read about each team.Jump directly to a
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NFL rookie QB update – Haskins, Jones, Finley impress

[ad_1] Rookie quarterbacks, at least the ones selected through the first three rounds of the 2019 NFL draft, have all seen valuable playing time this preseason and a few have flashed glimpses of what they're capable of -- including the Washington Redskins' Dwayne Haskins, New York Giants' Daniel Jones and Cincinnati Bengals' Ryan Finley.As we enter the fourth and final preseason game, here's a roundup of how seven rookies have
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McVay, Shanahan, LaFleur on QBs, playbooks, learning in D.C.

[ad_1] When Kyle Shanahan became the Washington Redskins' offensive coordinator in 2010 under his father, Mike, he brought in young offensive minds Sean McVay and Matt LaFleur. Now that all three are NFL head coaches, the former Redskins assistants will have a big say in who wins the NFC.Expanded Fantasy Draft Cheat SheetKarabell: 'Do Not Draft' | 'Do Draft'Schefter: Value picks and sleepersClay: My draft board | 13 breakouts Shanahan,