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THE WEEK IN QUOTES: NOVEMBER 16, 2018

This week: vengeance, abandonment, danger, lip syncing, moustaches, sad farewells, petty theft, undying hope, strange decisions to...

ESPN: MIDSEASON TOP 25 PROSPECTS

It's time for our semiannual list of Top 25 Prospects: lower-round and undrafted players who we think can make an impact in the next...

 
 
 

WORD OF MUTH: FAREWELL, 49ERS

San Francisco has fallen out of the playoff race, which means this will be the last time they appear in Word of Muth this year - which...

CLUTCH ENCOUNTERS: GB-SEA

The Packers and Seahawks bring drama back to Thursday Night Football. Were those really catches by the Seahawks, and what are these...

 
 
 

WEEK 11 OPEN GAME DISCUSSION

The last time the Packers visited Seattle, a berth in the Super Bowl at stake. The stakes aren't quite as high on Thursday night, but...

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTURE: WEEK 12

Hope you have access to the Longhorn Network; it's the only place to watch Hakeem Butler and the Iowa State Cyclones take on Texas...

 
 
 

ESPN UPSET WATCH: VIKINGS-BEARS

Chicago is the better team by DVOA, but Minnesota is coming off the bye week and gets Stefon Diggs back. At ESPN+ Chalk, we look at...

INTRODUCING TOTAL POINTS

Alex Vigderman of Sports Info Solutions introduces Total Points, a tool for player evaluation. Like DVOA, it starts with play-by-play...

 
 
 

FILM ROOM: KANSAS CITY OFFENSE

The Chiefs are the NFL's highest-scoring team, but they're not perfect. Derrik Klassen shows how the Arizona Cardinals used press coverage...

FEI WEEK 11 RATINGS AND ELITE WIN MARGIN

McKenzie Milton and the Central Florida Knights are undefeated - but did the College Football Playoff committee hand them a loss before...

 
 
 

OFF THE CHARTS PODCAST: NOVEMBER 14

A special early Off The Charts podcast looks asks how much of a win the Le'Veon Bell situation has been for "running backs don't matter"...

ESPN: PLAYOFF BETS TO MAKE RIGHT NOW

A new column for ESPN+ Chalk with a review of teams where that Football Outsiders odds show value compared to consensus Las Vegas odds....

 
 
 

SCRAMBLE FOR THE BALL: THREE AND OUT

Could the NFL really lose all its players and bounce back in just three years? Bryan and Andrew debate the hottest of hot takes from...

CLUTCH ENCOUNTERS: WEEK 10

Is time just a flat circle in the NFC East? Jason Garrett ends another short losing streak and the Eagles fail to close again. Also:...

 
 
 

WEEK 10 DVOA RATINGS

Big wins mean big movement in our DVOA ratings, with Pittsburgh jumping up from 11th to fifth and big moves for Green Bay, Tennessee,...

ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: TITANS OVER PATRIOTS

Tom Brady and the New England offense are taking on some water. Is this the end of the line, or one of those many ends of the line...

 
 
 

LE'VEON BELL'S HOLDOUT IS A HISTORIC DISASTER FOR LE'VEON BELL

In honor of today's announcement that Le'Veon Bell is not reporting to the Pittsburgh Steelers and therefore is ineligible to play...

CHIEFS-RAMS MONDAY NIGHT GAME MOVED TO LOS ANGELES

Due to poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the NFL has moved next week's Monday Night Football game between the...

 
 
 

WEEK 10 QUICK READS

Ben Roethlisberger's thrashing of Carolina was the best game of the week - but not, surprisingly, the best game of the year. We explain...

INJURY AFTERMATH: WEEK 10

Two more ACL injuries mean two more players are lost for the season. We have the latest injury news from Week 10's games.

 
 
 



Video: England qualified from toughest group in competition - Southgate

Video: England qualified from toughest group in competition - Southgate

Gareth Southgate insists England qualified from the toughest group in the UEFA Nations League, having finished top ahead of Spain and Croatia Read more ...

Ohio State to host future Buckeye for Michigan game

Ohio State to host future Buckeye for Michigan game

With the Ohio State Buckeyes football squad playing on the road there might've not been much news surrounding the programs recruiting efforts, but the Buckeyes still found... Read more ...

Vikings' rushing attack shut down by Bears

Vikings' rushing attack shut down by Bears

Cook, Murray struggle again as Minnesota Vikings lose 25-20 to Chicago Bears Read more ...

College football bowl projections after Week 12

College football bowl projections after Week 12

Kyle Bonagura Close Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. Follow on Twitter Mitch Sherman Close Mitch... Read more ...

LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97

LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97

LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97 Read more ...

Joey Logano said in early 2018 that he hasn't 'made it' yet because he...

Joey Logano said in early 2018 that he hasn't 'made it' yet because he doesn't have a championship

Joey Logano tells Daryl Motte at the 2018 NASCAR media tour that he hasn't felt like he's 'made it' yet in racing because he didn't yet have a championship'. Read more ...

Voices of the SEC: Did Alabama get bored?

Voices of the SEC: Did Alabama get bored?

Week 12 in college football featured a Shamrock Series showdown at Yankee Stadium, a monumental upset in Stillwater and much more. Nick Saban certainly believed his team needed... Read more ...

Dortmund won't let Chelsea & Liverpool target Pulisic leave in January, says...

Dortmund won't let Chelsea & Liverpool target Pulisic leave in January, says Zorc

The 20-year-old USA international has been linked with a January switch to England, but the Bundesliga side won't let him go before the season ends Read more ...

Sterling, Kane and Rashford will scare England's rivals - Dier

Sterling, Kane and Rashford will scare England's rivals - Dier

The midfielder was keen to highlight his team's attacking threat as the Three Lions came from behind to win in a dramatic UEFA Nations League match Read more ...

Wijnaldum welcomes Liverpool role change as Klopp embraces versatility

Wijnaldum welcomes Liverpool role change as Klopp embraces versatility

The Dutch midfielder has been asked to fill a deeper role for the Reds this season and he is enjoying the switch having previously been more attacking Read more ...