ESPN.com With a Marcus Mariota return looking more likely than it did last week, can the Titans put themselves back in the mix for the AFC South crown? Here's a guide to everything you need to know about the Indianapolis Colts-Tennessee Titans matchup. Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN Game HQ page | PickCenter Marcus Mariota officially listed as questionable for MNF vs. Colts. Titans will likely let decision linger until before gametime. Tight end Jack Doyle has cleared the concussion protocol and will return against the Titans on Monday.
Week 6 brought another devastating injury, saw the NFL’s lone undefeated team fall, and had underdogs go 9-4 – not against the spread, but straight up – on Sunday. Still, some are extrapolating definitive conclusions, so here are five overreactions we’re arguing against. The Eagles are the best team in the NFC Based on record alone, that claim is true. After Thursday night’s 28-23 victory on the road against the Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia climbed to 5-1, which tops four other NFC teams at 4-2. The Eagles have plenty of ingredients that make them an early contender. They rank sixth in scoring offense (27.5 points per game) and are tied for ninth in scoring defense (20.9 points per game).
Give this to Raiders officials: They pounced on NaVorro Bowman before he could ever get out of the Bay Area. Oakland signed Bowman, the former 49ers linebacker, to a one-year contract Monday, according to multiple reports. Bowman agreed to a $3 million salary, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Bowman, 29, fortifies a Raiders weakness at linebacker; they largely are unproven beyond veteran Bruce Irvin. Even if Bowman’s Achilles and knee injuries in recent years robbed him of speed, he still offers a strong presence against the run. Bowman visited Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Monday morning, and he planned subsequent visits to the Cowboys and possibly the Saints. Before those trips happened,
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play Sunday after a federal judge in New York granted him a temporary restraining order on Tuesday. As a result, Elliott is expected to be on the field when the Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. The NFL Players Association filed the motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction as part of the federal lawsuit initiated by the NFL.