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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bucs may be 2-4, but the play of rookie O.J. Howard today really added a new dimension in Dirk Koetter's play-calling and the chemistry with Jameis Winston is starting to show. Howard became just the seventh rookie tight end in the last 10 years to record a multi-touchdown game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Several Jets players said they were disappointed with the field condition at Hard Rock Stadium, which hosted a college game on Saturday. "Pretty bad," Jermaine Kearse said. Jordan Jenkins said he tweaked an ankle because of the chewed-up grass. "It sucked," he said, quickly adding, "But it sucked for both teams."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady's parents, Tom Sr. and Galynn, are in attendance. They were on the field pre-game as part of NFL's Crucial Catch campaign.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens have opened as 3.5-point favorites for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are now several games behind Pittsburgh in the AFC North but the rest of the division hasn't exactly lit things up. They aren't out of it yet. Nothing went their way against the Steelers, but they've had several encouraging performances from their young defensive players this season. The Bengals will need to regroup before facing the struggling Colts.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys were as dominant as they have been all season in their 40-10 win against San Francisco. Was it the start of a run to get them back to the playoffs? The next four games against Washington, Kansas City, Atlanta and Philadelphia will very well tell the story of their season.

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

After five weeks of near misses, the 49ers got a harsh dose of reality in a blowout loss to the Cowboys.

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Dalton said his ankle was fine, but it seemed like he'd rather not discuss it. He never left the game and didn't have a boot on his foot afterward.

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Dak Prescott had his 7th career game with a passing TD & a rushing TD. That's as many as Troy Aikman had during his entire Cowboys career.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

At 3-4, the Jets are a playoff long shot, but they weren't expected to be in contention. Their definition of "hope" is different than other teams; they can derive hope in seeing the development of young players, namely rookie safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye and second-year linebacker Darron Lee. That's how the season should be judged -- the progress of their young talent base.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

In Broncos locker room wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said quarterback Trevor Siemian "might have broken his nose." So asked Siemian as he walked to the team buses and he said "I don't know maybe," but then added "I don't think so, but my helmet came down on it pretty hard."

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

DRC said his lack of playing time was the fallout from his discipline the previous week. He accepted it.

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This is the 2nd time in which Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant and Dak Prescott all scored TD in the same game. The other came in Week 3 this season at the Cardinals.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Robby Anderson threw his helmet and was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct with eight seconds left in the game. Anderson: "I was just frustrated, you know. I'm very passionate about this and I love this game. It hurts losing, especially when you're up on division games. Losing hurts, period." Coach Todd Bowles went soft on Anderson, saying he didn't see the play.

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Entering Sunday, the Broncos and Colts had the 2 longest active streaks of not being shut out -- and it wasn't even close. Denver hadn't been shut out since 1992. The Colts hadn't been shut out since 1993. Both were shut out on Sunday.

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Both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers recorded shutouts Sunday. It's the first time in the Super Bowl era two teams from the same city recorded shutouts in the same week. In other words…the Giants and Jets have never posted shutouts the same week, and the Raiders and Rams never did it when both were stationed in Los Angeles.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

The Titans are 4-3, tied for first place in the AFC South, relatively healthy with two starters expected to return after the bye week. After an up-and-down first seven games, the Titans are in great position. Tennessee's potential is apparent and it starts with Marcus Mariota, who can lead them to the playoffs.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix said he felt Vontaze Burfict's feet hit his helmet/face mask area on kick attempt. The refs told him they didn't see it, so he moved on.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

After starting the season 0-4, the Chargers have won three straight. And at 3-4, the Bolts still remain in the postseason conversation and therefore have reason for hope nearing the midpoint of this the 2017 campaign. Getting a win on the road next week against the defending Super Bowl Champs, the New England Patriots, would push the Chargers to .500 heading into the bye week.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo didn't think Paul Richardson had his foot inbounds on the joint-catch-ruled TD. He said they'll look at tape.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Even on bad teams, fantasy value can be found. Evan Engram now has 53 targets, which is the most that any rookie tight end has had through seven team games since 1992 (the earliest season for which target data is available).

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks have to feel excellent about the way their defense is playing. That group has only allowed 36 points over the last three games and is starting to take the ball away with more frequency. It's been enough to carry Seattle through its slow starts on offense.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks' offense made a bunch of mistakes early — dropped passes, penalties, poor execution in the red zone — but found its groove in the second half while their defense stood tall the whole time. That's been a winning formula for the Seahawks this season and it was again in their win over the Giants.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings are one step closer to finishing the second quarter of the season at 4-0, thanks in large part to their schedule. Minnesota plays the winless Browns in London next Sunday and has a bye in Week 9. Being 6-2 would be a huge bonus for the Vikings to control their own destiny in the second half. It also doesn't hurt that they have the only player to log a sack in seven straight games this season (Everson Griffen) and the No. 3 run defense in the NFL, a unit that has played a major part in securing five wins.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the 200 members of the military who are at Gillette Stadium because players and coaches donated their tickets to them as a show of their appreciation. Long snapper Joe Cardona, who is on active duty in the Navy, spearheaded the effort.