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While it wasn't without drama, the Atlanta Falcons held on to a fourth-quarter lead to beat the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. Atlanta was 1-3 coming into the game when it led entering the fourth quarter.

Falcons defensive end Charles Harris was ejected Thursday night for a vicious hit on Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who was briefly sidelined before clearing concussion protocol and returning.

Cam Newton, whose Patriots are on their first three-game losing streak since 2002, called Sunday's road game against the Bills "a must-win for us."

X-rays taken this week revealed that Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II has multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his right thumb, league sources told ESPN.

Ben DiNucci isn't sure whether he will start Sunday against the Eagles, but Dak Prescott has offered up advice to the Cowboys rookie quarterback.

On Sunday, the Steelers' Mike Tomlin and the Ravens' John Harbaugh will become the first pair of head coaches in the Super Bowl era to face off 25 times in the regular season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

After a precautionary knee procedure, Patriots WR Julian Edelman is expected to miss "some period of time," including Sunday's game against the Bills, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

On Sunday, Bell will face his former boss, who has plenty of other ex-players around the NFL for various reasons.

The 1-6 Texans desperately need draft picks and salary-cap space. A look at some of the players who could attract interest before the Nov. 3 deadline.

A balance of young talent and a future HOFer has the AFC North boasting an embarrassment of QB riches.