List/Grid Monthly Archives: November 2017

Government goes after ex-quarterback’s retirement funds

Government goes after ex-quarterback’s retirement funds

The government is going after retirement funds for an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback who’s serving prison time for scamming participants in a million-dollar sports ticket scheme. Federal prosecutors say… Read more »

Dolphins have team-building tenets. What they got right and what they didn’t

Dolphins have team-building tenets. What they got right and what they didn’t

Today I want to discuss some basic beliefs the Miami Dolphins use for building a football team. I do this days after I wrote an unspectacular 4-7-type-column following the team’s… Read more »

QB&A With Derek Carr – 11/28/17

QB&A With Derek Carr – 11/28/17

Each week, Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr joins Sports Director Tommy Tran to talk about what went right. What went wrong. And hot topics in the NFL and anything Fresno State… Read more »

Wednesday Open Thread: November 29, 2017

Wednesday Open Thread: November 29, 2017

Merry Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great week. If not, at least the week’s half over. It’s hard waiting for Sunday, especially during these extended breaks. I’m… Read more »

Early look at top NFL free agents in 2018: Kirk Cousins, Le’Veon Bell, Teddy Bridgewater

Early look at top NFL free agents in 2018: Kirk Cousins, Le’Veon Bell, Teddy Bridgewater

The NFL’s free-agent signing period is one of the more action-packed, fast-paced, exciting offseason events of the year. In 2016, Damon Harris, Janoris Jenkins and Olivier Vernon all made their way… Read more »

Inside the Lions podcast: Does Detroit need to win out to make the playoffs?

Inside the Lions podcast: Does Detroit need to win out to make the playoffs?

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions had their three-game winning streak snapped with a home loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving, knocking them to 6-5 and severely diminishing their… Read more »

[BN] Blitz newsletter: No drastic changes in store for Tyrod Taylor after benching

[BN] Blitz newsletter: No drastic changes in store for Tyrod Taylor after benching

The Tyrod Taylor we saw at quarterback Sunday against the Chiefs resembled the same player we saw before his benching. “Tyrod is who Tyrod is,” NFL analyst and former QB… Read more »

How do Tom Brady, Carson Wentz, Drew Brees, Jared Goff stack up?

How do Tom Brady, Carson Wentz, Drew Brees, Jared Goff stack up?

2017 Stats: 9-of-14 passing for 41 yards with 1 interception, sacked 4 times, 2 rushes for 20 yards. Week 12 Stats:  9-of-14 passing for 41 yards with 1 interception, sacked 4 times,… Read more »

Why Jamal Adams believes Jets should retain Todd Bowles: ‘No question about it’

Why Jamal Adams believes Jets should retain Todd Bowles: ‘No question about it’

The Jets are 4-7 with five games remaining, and the big question confronting acting owner Christopher Johnson in the season’s final month is this: Will Todd Bowles be back in 2018?  Bowles,… Read more »

Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo will start for the 49ers vs. Bears

Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo will start for the 49ers vs. Bears

Days after making his San Francisco 49ers debut in relief of an injured C.J. Beathard, Jimmy Garoppolo is set to make his first start for the Niners on Sunday. San… Read more »

Veteran running back Darren McFadden retires after 10 seasons in the NFL

Veteran running back Darren McFadden retires after 10 seasons in the NFL

Darren McFadden, a back perhaps best remembered for his insane time at Arkansas, retired on Tuesday after a 10-year NFL career. McFadden was playing for the Cowboys this season, but… Read more »

Cleveland Browns scouting report: Los Angeles Chargers

Cleveland Browns scouting report: Los Angeles Chargers

Tony Grossi has covered the Cleveland Browns since 1984, currently for ESPN Cleveland, and is one of 46 voters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sunday, 4:05 p.m., in… Read more »

Fantasy Football Week 13: Initial expert rankings at QB, RB, WR, TE

Fantasy Football Week 13: Initial expert rankings at QB, RB, WR, TE

Waiver Wire — Trade Values — Streaming Options — Rankings — Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em — Cheat Sheet — Sleepers — DFS Values Editor’s Note: All rankings updated as… Read more »

Washington Redskins may not wear their ‘Color Rush’ uniforms

Washington Redskins may not wear their ‘Color Rush’ uniforms

One man’s gold is another man’s trash “Color Rush” uniform. The NFL’s Thursday Night Football “Color Rush” eye sores have become the tradition viewers love to hate. Few teams find… Read more »

Kate Mara, niece of owner John Mara, upset with Eli benching

Kate Mara, niece of owner John Mara, upset with Eli benching

The Giants’ house of cards is falling down and Kate Mara is devastated by it. The “House of Cards” actress and niece of Giants owner John Mara expressed her disappointment… Read more »

How 2 players not named Ezekiel Elliott, Sean Lee arguably derailed Cowboys season

How 2 players not named Ezekiel Elliott, Sean Lee arguably derailed Cowboys season

Sherrington: This is the week the Cowboys bounce back. Sham: It certainly could happen. I think they match up with the team they’re playing. Both of them are hospital cases;… Read more »

Dak, Dez are going to need to start doing this if Cowboys are to take offense to new levels

Dak, Dez are going to need to start doing this if Cowboys are to take offense to new levels

Bryant, who wasn’t available to reporters this week, has been getting destroyed publicly for no longer being the receiver he once was. The 29-year-old has battled injuries the previous two… Read more »

The disrespect the Redskins have for Kirk Cousins continues

The disrespect the Redskins have for Kirk Cousins continues

There’s a difference between being wanted and simply being paid. Washington might pay Cousins to stay, but there’s little indication it wants to do it. And if the Redskins do,… Read more »

Refugio receiving corps key part of another playoff run

Refugio receiving corps key part of another playoff run

The Refugio receiving corps has been racking up yards and touchdowns this season. REFUGIO — Trent Ross said his favorite route is the corner. It is a route that allows… Read more »

NFL’s Thanksgiving games take a ratings hit

NFL’s Thanksgiving games take a ratings hit

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – The NFL didn’t have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, at least not when it comes to its TV ratings. The league’s three national holiday… Read more »

Meet this week’s Rams opponent: Arizona Cardinals

Meet this week’s Rams opponent: Arizona Cardinals

Of all the threats the Rams face this season, Arizona’s Blaine Gabbert might be the least likely. Gabbert will start at quarterback for the Cardinals on Sunday when they face… Read more »

Should Rod Marinelli be on the hot seat?

Should Rod Marinelli be on the hot seat?

Question: What coaches do you think would even be out there if Dallas tried to replace JG? Hairopoulos: Again, I don’t think the Jones family is eager to pull the trigger here…. Read more »

Reggie Wayne: ‘Zero chance’ Cowboys end up in playoffs

Reggie Wayne: ‘Zero chance’ Cowboys end up in playoffs

The “NFL Total Access” crew breaks down the Dallas Cowboys playoff chances. Powered by WPeMatico

Cardinals appear more formidable than a few weeks ago as Rams prepare for road trip to Arizona

Cardinals appear more formidable than a few weeks ago as Rams prepare for road trip to Arizona

Linebacker Robert Quinn ‘s forced fumble against the Saints was the 19 of his career, the most by any NFL player since Quinn was selected in the first round of… Read more »

Crabtree, Talib have suspensions reduced to 1 game

Crabtree, Talib have suspensions reduced to 1 game

Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib have had their suspensions reduced to one game on appeal. Powered by WPeMatico

An early look at Dolphins’ first-round draft options

An early look at Dolphins’ first-round draft options

With this Dolphins season seemingly headed nowhere, it’s never too early for our traditional exercise in hope trafficking, otherwise known as the NFL Draft. If the Draft order were determined… Read more »

Brian Cushing returns to Texans after suspension

Brian Cushing returns to Texans after suspension

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing returned to the Texans on Tuesday after serving a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy. Coach Bill O’Brien said the Texans will have… Read more »

Raiders, Sean Smith Sued After CB Allegedly Knocked Man Unconscious

Raiders, Sean Smith Sued After CB Allegedly Knocked Man Unconscious

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith is being sued by a man who has accused him of assaulting him over the summer.  Per TMZ Sports, Christopher Woods is suing Smith and… Read more »

Oakland Raiders Host Geno Smith And The New York Giants

Oakland Raiders Host Geno Smith And The New York Giants

The Oakland Raiders will wrap up a two-game stint in Oakland this week with a home contest against the New York Giants at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday, December… Read more »

NFL-N-Motion: How the Chargers shut down Dak Prescott

NFL-N-Motion: How the Chargers shut down Dak Prescott

Los Angeles Chargers safety Tre Boston breaks down how the Los Angeles Chargers shut down the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott. Powered by WPeMatico

Ravens vs. Texans draws the worst ‘Monday Night Football’ ratings of the season

Ravens vs. Texans draws the worst ‘Monday Night Football’ ratings of the season

Not even a dancing 3-D Cartoon Raven Joe Flacco could help “Monday Night Football” ‘s viewership this week. ESPN’s broadcast of the Ravens-Houston Texans game drew a 6.0 overnight rating,… Read more »

NFL-N-Motion: How Kirk Cousins has stepped his game up

NFL-N-Motion: How Kirk Cousins has stepped his game up

NFL Network’s Shaun O’Hara takes a look at how Kirk Cousins has stepped his game up in recent weeks. Powered by WPeMatico

Giants stunningly bench Manning for Smith

Giants stunningly bench Manning for Smith

Eli Manning had started 210 consecutive games before he was asked by head coach Ben McAdoo if he wanted to keep his streak alive. Powered by WPeMatico

Where Is the NFL’s Next Wave of Great Quarterbacks Hiding?

Where Is the NFL’s Next Wave of Great Quarterbacks Hiding?

The most popular quarterback for any struggling team is the one who isn’t playing. Or plays behind Alex Smith. Or is on a different team’s bench but chatting with your… Read more »

Jets see Jamal Adams tugging on Superman’s cape as a positive

Jets see Jamal Adams tugging on Superman’s cape as a positive

Jets coach Todd Bowles didn’t like all the extracurricular activities of his players Sunday. But he didn’t seem to mind rookie safety Jamal Adams getting in Cam Newton‘s face in… Read more »

Blow It Up: What Changes Do Struggling NFL Teams Need to Make?

Blow It Up: What Changes Do Struggling NFL Teams Need to Make?

Entering the 2017 season, I was a big proponent of organizational continuity in Cleveland. Of resisting the urge to repeat the mistake of recent seasons by making a knee-jerk decision… Read more »

John Harbaugh: Terrell Suggs is Ponce de Leon

John Harbaugh: Terrell Suggs is Ponce de Leon

Baltimore’s Monday night victory over Houston remained in doubt longer than maybe it should have. The game finally felt like it would be in the bag for the home team… Read more »

AFC playoff picture: Ravens hold on to the sixth playoff spot

AFC playoff picture: Ravens hold on to the sixth playoff spot

The Ravens’ Monday night win over the Texans allowed Baltimore to hold onto the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. If the playoffs started today, Baltimore would visit… Read more »

At 35, Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs proves he is still a game-changer

At 35, Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs proves he is still a game-changer

When the Ravens needed a play to spark a lethargic effort in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the Houston Texans, they got one from the third-oldest player… Read more »

Ranking Oakland Raiders’ Top Position Needs Ahead of 2018 Offseason

Ranking Oakland Raiders’ Top Position Needs Ahead of 2018 Offseason

Oakland can’t go into the 2018 season with Sean Smith and David Amerson as the starting cornerbacks. After missing all but two games, we already know Gareon Conley will work… Read more »

Matthew Stafford: Ankle is “feeling better”

Matthew Stafford: Ankle is “feeling better”

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was clearley limping, and clearly not himself after a right ankle injury last Thursday. But during an appearance on WJR-AM yesterday, Stafford said his ankle was… Read more »

Ravens in playoff position after topping Texans

Ravens in playoff position after topping Texans

(The Sports Xchange) – The Ravens executed a fake punt that led to a Javorius “Buck” Allen touchdown, and Alex Collins ran for another score in Baltimore’s 23-16 victory over… Read more »

NFL Playoff Picture: Ravens slide into wild card position, Steelers sit atop AFC

NFL Playoff Picture: Ravens slide into wild card position, Steelers sit atop AFC

Sunday afternoon brought some clarity to the NFC playoff picture, with both the Panthers and Falcons winning and putting themselves in an excellent position to try and lock up the… Read more »

Texans vs. Ravens score, takeaways: Baltimore’s offense could halt a playoff run

Texans vs. Ravens score, takeaways: Baltimore’s offense could halt a playoff run

The Baltimore Ravens might end up going to the playoffs, but it won’t be pretty. Maybe that’s the Baltimore way, a defense that is worthy of the label “elite” helping… Read more »

Bill Belichick: Can reflect on record 17th straight winning season in future

Bill Belichick: Can reflect on record 17th straight winning season in future

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 Follow on Twitter FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bill Belichick was happy to answer the question, because who… Read more »

View from Above: Two ways the 2017 season will end for the Patriots

View from Above: Two ways the 2017 season will end for the Patriots

There are, in this View, two scenarios for New England that could play out before the 2017 NFL season is in the books: 1) Undeniably, the Patriots are on a… Read more »

Bad knee injury knocks Redskins LT Trent Williams off kilter

Bad knee injury knocks Redskins LT Trent Williams off kilter

Trent Williams isn’t used to this. The Washington Redskins’ stellar left tackle for years has played through so many injuries that he figures ”something has to be torn or broken”… Read more »

NFL: Jason Witten nixes report

NFL: Jason Witten nixes report

Jason Witten chuckled when asked about a report that he had expressed interest in the head coaching job at the University of Tennessee and would walk away from the Dallas… Read more »

WATCH: Ravens punter proves he’s an elite quarterback on fake punt vs. Texans

WATCH: Ravens punter proves he’s an elite quarterback on fake punt vs. Texans

Is Joe Flacco elite? Who cares! Ravens punter Sam Koch proved Monday night that he’s got what it takes to be a top quarterback in the National Football League.  Trailing… Read more »

Rams’ Connor Barwin to be out a few weeks after undergoing forearm surgery

Rams’ Connor Barwin to be out a few weeks after undergoing forearm surgery

Rams linebacker Connor Barwin, a veteran who has provided performance and leadership during the team’s surge to the top of the NFC West, had forearm surgery Monday and will be… Read more »

NFL – Ravens dig into bag of tricks to topple Texans

NFL – Ravens dig into bag of tricks to topple Texans

– Baltimore scored a touchdown following a punt fake and Alex Collins rushed for another as the Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 23-16. The Ravens improved to 6-5 as Joe… Read more »

NFL putting permanent Experience in Times Square

NFL putting permanent Experience in Times Square

The NFL is taking its game to Times Square. NFL Experience will open to the public in the mecca of Manhattan on Friday, one day after a grand opening that… Read more »

Michael Crabtree, Aqib Talib get two-game suspensions without pay for fighting

Michael Crabtree, Aqib Talib get two-game suspensions without pay for fighting

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib were each suspended two games for fighting, the NFL announced on Monday night. Specifically, the two players, who… Read more »

Examples of poor coaching by the Miami Dolphins

Examples of poor coaching by the Miami Dolphins

After the latest of the Miami Dolphins five consecutive losses, I wrote a column saying the team had to rethink a lot of things this coming offseason, including the roster,… Read more »

NFL power rankings, Week 13: How far do Lions slide post Thanksgiving?

NFL power rankings, Week 13: How far do Lions slide post Thanksgiving?

Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez discuss the outlook of the Lions’ playoff hopes, preview the game against Baltimore, wonder what to expect from Dwight Freeney and… Read more »

NFL Overreactions: Mahomes can save Kansas City’s season

NFL Overreactions: Mahomes can save Kansas City’s season

It’s time for Patrick Mahomes to save Kansas City’s season. Powered by WPeMatico

With Bears win behind them, Eagles turn attention to Seahawks

With Bears win behind them, Eagles turn attention to Seahawks

Good morning, Eagles fans. This is a Tuesday edition of Early Birds. After an off day on Monday, the Eagles return to work today to begin preparing for the Seattle Seahawks. They don’t… Read more »

NFL Overreactions: Mahomes can save Kansas City’s season

NFL Overreactions: Mahomes can save Kansas City’s season

It’s time for Patrick Mahomes to save Kansas City’s season. Alex Smith was an MVP candidate after leading the Chiefs to a 5-0 start with impressive wins at New England… Read more »

Flacco protects ball, Ravens use takeaways to beat Texans

Flacco protects ball, Ravens use takeaways to beat Texans

Joe Flacco doesn’t mind putting up mediocre numbers and looking rather ordinary, as long as he can keep doing it right into the NFL playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens offense turned… Read more »

Flacco protects ball, Ravens use takeaways to beat Texans

Flacco protects ball, Ravens use takeaways to beat Texans

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Flacco doesn’t mind putting up mediocre numbers and looking rather ordinary, as long as he can keep doing it right into the NFL playoffs. The Baltimore… Read more »

Baltimore Ravens Post-Game Quotes

Baltimore Ravens Post-Game Quotes

BALTIMORE RAVENS POST-GAME QUOTES Head Coach John Harbaugh (opening statement) “­­­Good seeing you guys all here. We have a special guest – Sean McDonough [ESPN play-by-play analyst] is in the… Read more »

Giants Run Total On Season-Ending IR To 19, Sign 2 Linebackers

Giants Run Total On Season-Ending IR To 19, Sign 2 Linebackers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Giants placed four more players on injured reserve Monday, increasing their total of players out for the season to 19. In addition… Read more »

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 13: Michael Crabtree’s suspension, Jimmy Garoppolo’s potential starting job affect free agent pickups

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 13: Michael Crabtree’s suspension, Jimmy Garoppolo’s potential starting job affect free agent pickups

Off-the-field drama is adding to the potential top Week 13 fantasy waiver wire pickups. Is Jimmy Garoppolo starting? Which Raiders receiver will step with Michael Crabtree suspended and Amari Cooper… Read more »

Jadeveon Clowney’s sack streak continues

Jadeveon Clowney’s sack streak continues

Jadeveon Clowney continues to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks with a sack in five consecutive games this season. Despite the 23-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, Clowney… Read more »

Texas’ Connor Williams declares for 2018 NFL Draft: Profile, ranking, NFL fits

Texas’ Connor Williams declares for 2018 NFL Draft: Profile, ranking, NFL fits

Now that Connor Williams, Texas’ stud left tackle, has announced his decision to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft — and not play in the Longhorns’ bowl game — it’s… Read more »

Reggie Wayne remembering Sean Taylor

Reggie Wayne remembering Sean Taylor

NFL Network’s Reggie Wayne talks about former NFL Player and teammate Reggie Wayne on the tenth anniversary of his death. Powered by WPeMatico

Is Julio Jones or Antonio Brown the best WR in the league?

Is Julio Jones or Antonio Brown the best WR in the league?

The “NFL Total Access” crew discusses if Julio Jones or Antonio Brown is the best wide receiver in the NFL right now. Powered by WPeMatico

Sam Darnold denies report he’s down on the Cleveland Browns

Sam Darnold denies report he’s down on the Cleveland Browns

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold is projected to be a top-10 pick next April. Sam Darnold is the USC quarterback flavor du jour to NFL talent evaluators. According to the… Read more »

2017 Top 5 Catches | Week 12

2017 Top 5 Catches | Week 12

Week 12 of the 2017 NFL season had no shortage of spectacular catches from the greatest stars. From sideline toe drags, diving grabs against multiple defenders and the unbelievable, the… Read more »

California man arrested for using drone to drop ‘anti-media’ leaflets over NFL stadiums

California man arrested for using drone to drop ‘anti-media’ leaflets over NFL stadiums

A California man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly piloting a drone over multiple NFL stadiums as he attempted to distribute “anti-media” pamphlets to the crowds below.  According to SF… Read more »

NFL Power Rankings: Mike Tomlin’s Super Bowl proclamation wasn’t wrong

NFL Power Rankings: Mike Tomlin’s Super Bowl proclamation wasn’t wrong

The Steelers and Patriots are headed for a fun showdown, and that leads off our NFL Power Rankings this week. Powered by WPeMatico

He Said What?! The Best NFL quotes of Week 12

He Said What?! The Best NFL quotes of Week 12

From postgame press conferences to next-day media availabilities, NFL players and coaches can’t escape the microphone. The backup quarterback is often the most popular player for NFL fans. Supporters of… Read more »

Ezekiel Ansah wants to learn Dwight Freeney’s ways of recovery

Ezekiel Ansah wants to learn Dwight Freeney’s ways of recovery

ALLEN PARK — Finally, the Detroit Lions have a pass rusher more accomplished than Ezekiel Ansah on the roster. And even Ansah himself is taking some notes. Seven-time Pro Bowler… Read more »

Tuesday Open Thread: November 28, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: November 28, 2017

Happy Tuesday, DN faithful! We’re slowly recovering from our weekend food hangovers, and the next Vikings game is now visible on the horizon. This game will be a tough one,… Read more »

NFL Picks Week 13: Saints rebound at home in Dome with win over Panthers

NFL Picks Week 13: Saints rebound at home in Dome with win over Panthers

Below are the exact picks I have made in the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Pick ‘Em League, and my picks against the spread are added in as lagniappe. At the… Read more »

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Kelvin Benjamin’s injury is a torn mensicus

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Kelvin Benjamin’s injury is a torn mensicus

Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team confirmed Monday. Benjamin was injured in the team’s Week 11 game against the Chargers and… Read more »

NFL power rankings, Week 13: Eagles, Patriots battling for supremacy; Rams make jump, Saints sliding

NFL power rankings, Week 13: Eagles, Patriots battling for supremacy; Rams make jump, Saints sliding

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National Football League roundup

National Football League roundup

(The Sports Xchange) – The Denver Broncos’ quarterback carousel once again will turn to Trevor Siemian after coach Vance Joseph announced Monday that Paxton Lynch will be sidelined two to… Read more »

Don’t dismiss fans’ reservations over Schiano

Don’t dismiss fans’ reservations over Schiano

Praise from Bill Belichick and others around the NFL can’t erase Greg Schiano’s terrible time with the Buccaneers. Powered by WPeMatico

Vance Joseph: “Unacceptable” for Aqib Talib to fight personal battles

Vance Joseph: “Unacceptable” for Aqib Talib to fight personal battles

Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib moved to 2-0 when it comes to taking chains from Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree on Sunday, but his team dropped to 3-8 in a 21-14… Read more »

O’HARA’S MONDAY COUNTDOWN: Breaking down Lions’ playoff chances

O’HARA’S MONDAY COUNTDOWN: Breaking down Lions’ playoff chances

Mike O’Hara Columnist This week’s Monday Countdown is a five-course offering thrown together from the leftovers of the Detroit Lions’ 30-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving Day. In… Read more »

Packers say helmet-to-helmet hit ruined final drive

Packers say helmet-to-helmet hit ruined final drive

Packers quarterback Brett Hundley played his best game of the season, but they don’t think he was at his best after a late helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers outside linebacker T.J…. Read more »

Mike Tomlin: Tony Dungy asked for non-coachspeak, I gave it to him

Mike Tomlin: Tony Dungy asked for non-coachspeak, I gave it to him

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made a headline before his team took the field on Sunday night when he said the Steelers “should win it all” during an interview with Tony… Read more »

The Rams are for real, and other Week 12 thoughts

The Rams are for real, and other Week 12 thoughts

Los Angeles has one hell of a football team on its hands. The Rams, playing in front of tens of thousands of empty seats at the Coliseum, beat the Saints… Read more »

Nate Ebner’s knee injury appears to be season-ending

Nate Ebner’s knee injury appears to be season-ending

The Patriots have built their foundation on having the best coach, the best quarterback, but have always emphasized special teams. That last group took a hit yesterday. According to Ian… Read more »

NFC playoff picture: Meet the new bosses, same as the old bosses

NFC playoff picture: Meet the new bosses, same as the old bosses

Heading into Week 12, the NFC playoff picture saw the Eagles, Vikings, Saints, Rams, Panthers and Falcons at the front of the pack. It will look the same heading into… Read more »

Kyle Shanahan: Late TD in debut won’t change Jimmy Garoppolo timeline

Kyle Shanahan: Late TD in debut won’t change Jimmy Garoppolo timeline

Yes, Jimmy Garoppolo made his 49ers debut yesterday, and yes he got them to the end zone for the only time against the Seahawks. But no, that doesn’t necessarily mean… Read more »

Kyle Shanahan: Late TD in debut won’t change Jimmy Garoppolo timeline

Kyle Shanahan: Late TD in debut won’t change Jimmy Garoppolo timeline

Yes, Jimmy Garoppolo made his 49ers debut yesterday, and yes he got them to the end zone for the only time against the Seahawks. But no, that doesn’t necessarily mean… Read more »

Ranking Dallas Cowboys’ Top Position Needs Ahead of 2018 Offseason

Ranking Dallas Cowboys’ Top Position Needs Ahead of 2018 Offseason

One of the team’s biggest needs is at the 1-technique spot. Because of poor planning and bad injury luck, the Cowboys have been forced to move second-year defensive tackle Maliek… Read more »

Monday Morning Digest: Patriots, Eagles Pull Away from Contenders and Pretenders

Monday Morning Digest: Patriots, Eagles Pull Away from Contenders and Pretenders

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the NFL playoff home stretch is here. And this may be the wildest postseason race in years, with lots of deserving teams vying… Read more »

Jack Del Rio sure NFL will look at “vicious hit” that concussed Amari Cooper

Jack Del Rio sure NFL will look at “vicious hit” that concussed Amari Cooper

The Raiders lost one starting wideout in the first quarter when Michael Crabtree was ejected for fighting with Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and they lost a second in the second… Read more »

Packers vs. Steelers score, takeaways: Boswell’s 53-yard FG buries Green Bay

Packers vs. Steelers score, takeaways: Boswell’s 53-yard FG buries Green Bay

The Steelers have a history during the Mike Tomlin era of playing down to lesser opponents and Sunday night was no exception. Fourteen-point favorites heading into their Week 12 meeting… Read more »

Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 12: Rams pass a big test with impressive NFC win

Sorting the Sunday Pile, Week 12: Rams pass a big test with impressive NFC win

The highlight of a slow NFL week featuring multiple blowouts was the Saints-Rams game, and not just because Tony Romo was prominently involved. No, the real highlight was seeing the… Read more »

Chiefs’ slump prompts question: when do you bench a competent quarterback?

Chiefs’ slump prompts question: when do you bench a competent quarterback?

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is not an impulsive man. He learned at the feet of Mike Holmgren, a coach who could be maddening at times in his devotion… Read more »

Patriots: Tom Brady Is Now the Best Old Quarterback Ever

Patriots: Tom Brady Is Now the Best Old Quarterback Ever

Tom Brady grew up in the Bay Area as a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, a team that ran up 16 straight winning seasons starting when he was just… Read more »

Mohamed Sanu stays perfect as NFL quarterback with touchdown pass for Atlanta Falcons

Mohamed Sanu stays perfect as NFL quarterback with touchdown pass for Atlanta Falcons

Check out the top moments that helped define the outcomes of Sunday’s NFL matchups. Mohamed Sanu, a receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2012 to 2015 before joining the Atlanta… Read more »

As Eagles soar with Wentz, Browns sink without him

As Eagles soar with Wentz, Browns sink without him

In their own ways, the Eagles and Browns are setting new standards for their franchises. Maybe those nicknames of ”City of Brotherly Love” for Philly, and ”Mistake by the Lake”… Read more »

WATCH: Eagles beat Bears so badly they appeared to play tic-tac-toe on sideline

WATCH: Eagles beat Bears so badly they appeared to play tic-tac-toe on sideline

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles rolled over the Bears to pick up their 10th win over the season. In process, they outscored the Bears by 28 points, outgained them by… Read more »

Early Week 13 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: It might be Jimmy Garoppolo time in San Francisco, but Case Keenum is still the guy to target

Early Week 13 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: It might be Jimmy Garoppolo time in San Francisco, but Case Keenum is still the guy to target

Tom Brady threw four touchdowns and didn’t finish as the top quarterback in Fantasy this week. He wasn’t even top-3!  In another example of just how weird this season has… Read more »

The Packers Lived Until They Died

The Packers Lived Until They Died

Antonio Brown stood up angry, having managed just two yards on a punt return with 17 seconds left in a tied game. Then Brown bailed Pittsburgh out, first with a… Read more »

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