What's trending in the NFL: Eli Manning went rogue

— -- Monday featured more confusion in the Meadowlands, a second-year running back making the most of his opportunity, speculation on the timetable for Dez Bryant's return, and plenty more. Here's a look at the top stories from Monday:

Top stories

  • From Dan Graziano: Eli Manning went rogue and told Rashad Jennings not to score vs. Cowboys
  • From Brian Burke: Giants' clock blunder doubled Cowboys' chances of winning
  • From John Clayton: Why the Seahawks shouldn't panic about their O-line ... yet
  • From Vaughn McClure: Julio Jones gives Falcons their money's worth
  • From Mike Sando: Tyrod Taylor doesn't need to be elite to take the Bills far
  • From Paul Gutierrez: Carlos Hyde quickly put the Frank Gore era in the past
  • From Pat McManamon: Johnny Manziel starting is no sure thing
  • From Kevin Seifert: The new PAT rule has some teeth
  • From Stephania Bell: Why Dez Bryant could be out longer than 4-6 weeks
  • From David Fleming: Behind Dallas' move to tag Dez Bryant and let DeMarco Murray walk
  • From David Purdum: Vegas sportsbooks took a beating in Week 1
  • Best stat

    Courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information: Sam Bradford was a perfect 7-of-7 targeting Jordan Matthews in the second half before throwing the game-ending interception.

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