What's trending in the NFL: Teammates jump to defend Manning; Heyward defies league

— -- Here's a look at the top stories from Sunday:

Top stories

  • Demaryius Thomas on Peyton Manning criticism: 'We don't really care' (by Jeff Legwold)
  • Titans riled up over low hit on Marcus Mariota, rip Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon (by Paul Kuharsky)
  • Cam Heyward could face second fine for eye black (by Jeremy Fowler)
  • Patriots get their revenge against Colts by responding well on fly (by Mike Reiss)
  • Landry Jones replaces struggling Mike Vick at QB for Steelers (by Jeremy Fowler)
  • Golden Tate touchdown the latest point of NFL confusion (by Kevin Seifert)
  • Week 6 game balls: Chris Ivory, Cameron Wake, Landry Jones among Sunday's stars (by NFL Nation reporters)
  • Week 6 fantasy winners and losers: Hopkins dominates, Peterson falters (by Scott T. Miller)
  • The Lions are no longer a winless team, but they flirted with 0-6 (by Michael Rothstein)
  • Jameis Winston returns to Florida State with Bucs on a bye (by Andrew Astleford)
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