List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2017

Daily Dose: Rodgers Goes on IR

Daily Dose: Rodgers Goes on IR

Connor Allen takes a look at two players landing on injured reserve as well as the Steelers’ matchup in Wednesday’s Dose. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL: Eight Steelers selected for January Pro Bowl

NFL: Eight Steelers selected for January Pro Bowl

(The Sports Xchange) – The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a showdown to the New England Patriots for AFC supremacy on Sunday night, but they were atop the pack when it came… Read more »

NFL QB power rankings after Week 15 | Nick Foles, Jared Goff, Blake Bortles rising? Ben Roethlisberger tumbles?

NFL QB power rankings after Week 15 | Nick Foles, Jared Goff, Blake Bortles rising? Ben Roethlisberger tumbles?

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Jets’ 8 biggest surprises of 2017 season, including Christian Hackenberg

Jets’ 8 biggest surprises of 2017 season, including Christian Hackenberg

It’s tough to get an accurate read on these Jets. Had it not been for blown leads against the Patriots, Falcons and Dolphins midway through the year, the Jets would actually be… Read more »

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Three Bills picked for Pro Bowl

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Three Bills picked for Pro Bowl

The NFL announced the Pro Bowl selections Tuesday night, and three Bills players made the team of AFC all-stars. The Bills invited are running back LeSean McCoy, left guard Richie… Read more »

Young Saints players already building Pro Bowl reputations

Young Saints players already building Pro Bowl reputations

“Popularity contest” complaints typically follow any mention of the Pro Bowl. Numerous players land on the roster because they’ve already built names for themselves prompted an unwarranted trip to the… Read more »

Giants’ Landon Collins claps back at Eli Apple: ‘He has to grow up’

Giants’ Landon Collins claps back at Eli Apple: ‘He has to grow up’

As the Giants turn … Giants safety Landon Collins gave new life to his he-said, he-said kerfuffle with cornerback Eli Apple during a Monday interview on ESPN Radio New York, saying… Read more »

Ezekiel Elliott is back and Dez Bryant is already making fun of his huge head

Ezekiel Elliott is back and Dez Bryant is already making fun of his huge head

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to return this Sunday from his six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Elliott was not allowed to be at… Read more »

Ownership groups may have up to 24 members

Ownership groups may have up to 24 members

As Panthers owner Jerry Richardson prepares to sell the team, it’s as good a time as any to review the rules that apply to the ownership of a franchise. Per… Read more »

NFL: Panthers linebacker Davis has suspension cut to one game

NFL: Panthers linebacker Davis has suspension cut to one game

(The Sports Xchange) – Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had his two-game suspension reduced to one game after an appeal, the NFL announced Tuesday. Appeals officer James Thrash, a former… Read more »

Broncos will make quarterback decision by end of week

Broncos will make quarterback decision by end of week

As the saying goes, a team that has two (or three) quarterbacks has no quarterback. Thus, the Broncos will continue their search for one in the offseason. For this week,… Read more »

Broncos will make quarterback decision by end of week

Broncos will make quarterback decision by end of week

As the saying goes, a team that has two (or three) quarterbacks has no quarterback. Thus, the Broncos will continue their search for one in the offseason. For this week,… Read more »

William Perry chills Patriots with Super Bowl XX touchdown

William Perry chills Patriots with Super Bowl XX touchdown

One of the most iconic plays in Super Bowl and Chicago Bears history. William “The Refrigerator” Perry scores a touchdown against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX. Powered… Read more »

Wojo: Playoffs or not, could Jim Caldwell go?

Wojo: Playoffs or not, could Jim Caldwell go?

The Lions could be playing themselves into some major drama. And then running smack into a major dilemma. They could finish 10-6 and still miss the playoffs — the most… Read more »

Packers sign Dillon Day off Broncos’ practice squad

Packers sign Dillon Day off Broncos’ practice squad

The Packers signed offensive lineman Dillon Day off the Broncos’ practice squad. It marks the second time this season Denver has lost Day. The Colts claimed Day off waivers from… Read more »

Fantasy Football: Week 16 waiver wire pickups

Fantasy Football: Week 16 waiver wire pickups

For more winning insights, rankings, projections from all your favorite RotoExperts, be sure to check out the NFL page on RotoExperts.com. This article appears courtesy of RotoExperts.com. This is it…. Read more »

Deion Sanders takes INT 61 yards to the house

Deion Sanders takes INT 61 yards to the house

A sign of more things to come from Primetime? In the 1990 season finale, Deion Sanders returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. Powered by… Read more »

NFL: Antonio Brown ruled out of Texans clash

NFL: Antonio Brown ruled out of Texans clash

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Brown will sit out Monday’s NFL clash due to a “significant contusion” in his leg. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL playoff percentages for every team in the hunt | Week 16

NFL playoff percentages for every team in the hunt | Week 16

With more and more teams clinching as the season winds down, find out who has the best chance of grabbing the remaining seeds in the NFL in Week 16. Powered… Read more »

If broken hand keeps Chargers’ Ekeler from playing, Oliver will step in at running back

If broken hand keeps Chargers’ Ekeler from playing, Oliver will step in at running back

When the Chargers’ rookies gathered for the first few times in San Diego for their minicamp, fourth-round pick Rayshawn Jenkins looked around at his new teammates. There were the recognizable… Read more »

Roger Craig fumble ends 49ers chance at 3-peat

Roger Craig fumble ends 49ers chance at 3-peat

With the San Francisco 49ers looking to become the first team in NFL history to win three straight Super Bowls, a Roger Craig fumble set up a Giant upset. Powered… Read more »

Rams place 5 players on NFC Pro Bowl roster, with possibility of more

Rams place 5 players on NFC Pro Bowl roster, with possibility of more

The Rams’ outstanding season got recognition Tuesday, when five of their players were selected to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. Those players now will hope to miss the game. Running… Read more »

Four Jaguars named to Pro Bowl: Campbell, Bouye, Ramsey, Jackson chosen

Four Jaguars named to Pro Bowl: Campbell, Bouye, Ramsey, Jackson chosen

Four players from the Jaguars’ top-ranked scoring defense were named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday night. On the initial roster announced by the NFL were defensive linemen Calais Campbell… Read more »

NFC Playoff Picture | Carolina Panthers

NFC Playoff Picture | Carolina Panthers

The “NFL Total Access” crew discusses the Carolina Panthers playoff outlook. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL Announces 2018 Pro Bowl Rosters

NFL Announces 2018 Pro Bowl Rosters

The Pittsburgh Steelers led all NFL teams with eight Pro Bowl selections as the rosters were announced on Tuesday. Powered by WPeMatico

Antonio Gates ready to step up as career winds down with Chargers

Antonio Gates ready to step up as career winds down with Chargers

COSTA MESA It’s the 15th week of his 15th NFL season, and Antonio Gates, one of the greatest tight ends the league has ever seen, is considering how it all… Read more »

Bickley: Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians facing big decision, but his legacy is secure

Bickley: Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians facing big decision, but his legacy is secure

The Cardinals have been detoured. Their Super Bowl journey has reached a dead end. The specter of another losing season has frustrated fans careening toward a familiar crossroad. No matter… Read more »

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New York Jets preview | ‘NFL Total Access’

Los Angeles Chargers vs. New York Jets preview | ‘NFL Total Access’

The “NFL Total Access” crew previews the matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and the New York Jets in Week 16. Powered by WPeMatico

L.L. Cool J hosting talent show on CBS to find NFL players with best off-field talent

L.L. Cool J hosting talent show on CBS to find NFL players with best off-field talent

The race for the 2017 NFL MVP might be all but over at this point, so may we offer an alternative for you to watch on CBS instead? How about… Read more »

Steelers lead NFL with 8 Pro Bowl selections

Steelers lead NFL with 8 Pro Bowl selections

The Pro Bowl rosters are set, and the Steelers, Saints and Eagles are the teams most represented on the teams. Powered by WPeMatico

Week 16 Fantasy Football streaming options: Nick Foles, Eric Ebron are unlikely league-winners

Week 16 Fantasy Football streaming options: Nick Foles, Eric Ebron are unlikely league-winners

You’ve made it to the finals by streaming, so why stop now? Well, one reason may be if you’ve been streaming Blake Bortles. In that case you should probably just… Read more »

Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White snubbed for first Pro Bowl

Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White snubbed for first Pro Bowl

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered the Patriots for ESPNBoston.com Providence College graduate Follow on Twitter The Buffalo Bills had three players named to the Pro Bowl. Here’s… Read more »

Saskatchewan to allow trapping of bears, cougars, in southern part of province

Saskatchewan to allow trapping of bears, cougars, in southern part of province

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is going to allow the trapping of cougars and black bears in the southern part of the province. The cougar population is making a comeback… Read more »

Eli Manning is the one guy who digs the catch rule

Eli Manning is the one guy who digs the catch rule

There’s always that one guy, who just has to go against the grain. So with the entire NFL wondering yet again what a catch is after the finish of the… Read more »

Cowboys to “wait and see” on Ezekiel Elliott role this week

Cowboys to “wait and see” on Ezekiel Elliott role this week

The Cowboys spent the last six weeks playing without running back Ezekiel Elliott, but the Elliott’s suspension came to an end on Monday and he rejoined the team at their… Read more »

Cowboys to “wait and see” on Ezekiel Elliott role this week

Cowboys to “wait and see” on Ezekiel Elliott role this week

The Cowboys spent the last six weeks playing without running back Ezekiel Elliott, but the Elliott’s suspension came to an end on Monday and he rejoined the team at their… Read more »

Buccaneers limped out of last night with plenty of injuries

Buccaneers limped out of last night with plenty of injuries

It may be best the Buccaneers are coming up on an offseason. They may need that much time to get everyone well. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay… Read more »

NFC playoff picture: It’s complicated, but Lions can get in

NFC playoff picture: It’s complicated, but Lions can get in

Lions coach Jim Caldwell on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, discusses the improvement of young players like rookie running back Tion Green. With two weeks left in the regular season, the… Read more »

Panthers sale to DeBartolo would be dripping with irony

Panthers sale to DeBartolo would be dripping with irony

Jerry Richardson has become the first NFL owner to be forced out of the club since Eddie DeBartolo. And so it would be fitting, I suppose, for DeBartolo to buy… Read more »

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Falcons strengthen playoff grip with 27-24 win

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Falcons strengthen playoff grip with 27-24 win

Devonta Freeman rushes for 126 yards and a touchdown as the Falcons maintain possession of the second NFC wild-card berth with a 27-24 win over the Bucs. Powered by WPeMatico

Should Pats give fewer snaps to Gronk with a possible Bills retaliation in mind?

Should Pats give fewer snaps to Gronk with a possible Bills retaliation in mind?

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 Follow on Twitter FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski played all 60… Read more »

Ravens notes: Za’Darius Smith has become one of NFL’s better pass rushers, Harbaugh says

Ravens notes: Za’Darius Smith has become one of NFL’s better pass rushers, Harbaugh says

After missing only his second game of the season because of a minor strained right shoulder, outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith made just one tackle in the Ravens’ 27-10 thrashing of… Read more »

Preston: Old-school Jaguars will be the toughest out in the AFC

Preston: Old-school Jaguars will be the toughest out in the AFC

The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are the favorites to play in the AFC championship game in a few weeks, but the best team might be the Jacksonville Jaguars…. Read more »

ESPN analyst, ex-Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden joins Bucs’ Ring of Honor

ESPN analyst, ex-Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden joins Bucs’ Ring of Honor

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Buccaneers since 2009 Joined ESPN in 2016 Follow on Twitter TAMPA, Fla. — Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach and current ESPN Monday… Read more »

2018 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers team needs, draft picks, prospects to watch

2018 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers team needs, draft picks, prospects to watch

The Packers’ 2017 season hit a speed bump when Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone and was sent to IR for eight weeks. While Brett Hundley kept the team afloat,… Read more »

WATCH: Mike Evans punks two Falcons with a leaping touchdown grab

WATCH: Mike Evans punks two Falcons with a leaping touchdown grab

Mike Evans is a tall, strong man and sometimes when you throw the ball near him, he will come down with it even when it looks like he has little-to-no… Read more »

View from Above: Patriots’ break, Steelers’ mistake part of bigger NFL problems

View from Above: Patriots’ break, Steelers’ mistake part of bigger NFL problems

Talk about getting under your skin.  The Patriots may be the football equivalent of a redwood-sized splinter buried into the palms of Pittsburgh’s hands. Or, they could be the boulder-sized… Read more »

Diddy Praised By Patriots’ Owner Bob Kraft, ‘I’m a Big Fan of His’

Diddy Praised By Patriots’ Owner Bob Kraft, ‘I’m a Big Fan of His’

Diddy Praised By Patriots’ Owner ‘I’m a Big Fan of His’ 1 12/19/2017 12:40 AM PST Diddy just got a huge endorsement from one of the most powerful men in… Read more »

Green Bay Burger King robbed Monday night

Green Bay Burger King robbed Monday night

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Green Bay Police are investigating a robbery at a Burger King restaurant. The Police Department tells Action 2 News the crime happened at the restaurant… Read more »

NFL: Former Panthers cheerleader takes over control of team

NFL: Former Panthers cheerleader takes over control of team

The Carolina Panthers promoted Tina Becker to Chief Operating Officer and gave her control of the team’s day-to-day management amid an investigation into alleged misconduct by owner Jerry Richardson, who… Read more »

Redskins’ Su’a Cravens accuses Loudoun police of racial profiling after November traffic stop

Redskins’ Su’a Cravens accuses Loudoun police of racial profiling after November traffic stop

Redskins safety Su’a Cravens took to Twitter Monday to accuse Loudoun County police of racial profiling during a recent traffic stop. The second-year player, who has been inactive this season,… Read more »

NFL Overreactions: Refs to use stationary to make calls

NFL Overreactions: Refs to use stationary to make calls

Bust out the protractors and rulers, refs. All your old-school stationary supplies are fair game for measurements in the NFL. Powered by WPeMatico

Jay Ajayi continues to get more playing time as the playoffs approach

Jay Ajayi continues to get more playing time as the playoffs approach

Good morning, Eagles fans. The Eagles don’t practice on Tuesday, but the coordinators will hold news conferences at 1:30 p.m. Jim Schwartz will discuss a defense that allowed 504 yards in Sunday’s… Read more »

Titans’ Matthews: Marcus Mariota should call plays in no-huddle more often

Titans’ Matthews: Marcus Mariota should call plays in no-huddle more often

The Tennessee Titans are struggling offensively. Those struggles extended to Week 15, when they put up just 23 points against a 49ers defense that ranked 25th in yards allowed, 24th… Read more »

How the Antonio Brown injury impacts the Steelers’ offense

How the Antonio Brown injury impacts the Steelers’ offense

The last thing the Pittsburgh Steelers needed was another injury to a star player. Wide receiver Antonio Brown was on pace for a historic season and in the MVP conversation… Read more »

Power Rankings: The Cam Newton factor

Power Rankings: The Cam Newton factor

The Panthers quarterback can be difficult to evaluate. But if he keeps playing this well, Carolina just might end up in the Super Bowl again. Powered by WPeMatico

NFL Power Rankings: Cam Newton could flip the NFC playoffs

NFL Power Rankings: Cam Newton could flip the NFC playoffs

The Saints, Rams, Eagles and Vikings are getting all the attention in the NFC, but don’t rule out Cam Newton. Powered by WPeMatico

National Football League roundup

National Football League roundup

(The Sports Xchange) – Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown isn’t letting his calf injury get him down. Brown wrote on Twitter that the injury he sustained in the Steelers’… Read more »

Packers won’t say if Aaron Rodgers will play vs. Vikings in Week 16

Packers won’t say if Aaron Rodgers will play vs. Vikings in Week 16

On Sunday, Aaron Rodgers made his return after a two-month absence due to a broken collarbone. Rodgers was supposed to save the Packers’ season, but a three-interception outing in a… Read more »

Raiders’ Del Rio says the Cowboys shouldn’t have gone for it on fateful fourth down

Raiders’ Del Rio says the Cowboys shouldn’t have gone for it on fateful fourth down

If you’re reading this post, surely you already know about Index CardGate, or whatever we’re calling it. During the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ win over the Raiders on Sunday… Read more »

The Shek Report | Week 15

The Shek Report | Week 15

NFL Network’s Dave Dameshek talks about some of the ridiculousness from around the league in Week 15. Powered by WPeMatico

Reaction to Jameis Winston’s philosophical postgame press conference

Reaction to Jameis Winston’s philosophical postgame press conference

The NFL “Total Access Endgame” crew share their thoughts on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston’s postgame press conference speech. Powered by WPeMatico

Falcons edge Buccaneers to boost playoff bid

Falcons edge Buccaneers to boost playoff bid

Devonta Freeman ran for 126 yards and a touchdown and the Atlanta Falcons improved their chances for an NFL wildcard playoff berth Monday by defeating host Tampa Bay 24-21. Atlanta,… Read more »

Top 5 Throws | Week 15

Top 5 Throws | Week 15

As the best passers around the NFL made their playoff push, here is a look at the Top 5 throws from Week 15. Powered by WPeMatico

Monday’s NFL: Stanton to start for Cardinals on Sunday

Monday’s NFL: Stanton to start for Cardinals on Sunday

Tempe, Ariz. — Former Michigan State quarterback Drew Stanton will be back in the starting role for Arizona when the New York Giants come to the desert for the Cardinals’… Read more »

Top 5 Catches | Week 15

Top 5 Catches | Week 15

The wide receivers and tight ends across the NFL were back at it again in Week 15. Here is a look at the top five one handed grabs, diving snags… Read more »

Amfoot – Diddy wants to be first black team owner

Amfoot – Diddy wants to be first black team owner

– With racial tensions casting a pall over American football, rap mogul Diddy wants to buy the Carolina Panthers and become the first African American owner of an NFL team…. Read more »

Dan Quinn showed Falcons an Arturo Gatti fight to motivate them for Bucs game

Dan Quinn showed Falcons an Arturo Gatti fight to motivate them for Bucs game

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn addresses the media and explains what the team did to prepare for their Monday night matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Powered by WPeMatico

Unacceptable for Lions’ Jim Caldwell not to discuss division title failure

Unacceptable for Lions’ Jim Caldwell not to discuss division title failure

Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez discuss the state of the Detroit Lions after the 20-10 win over the Bears on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Ford… Read more »

Freeman runs for 126 yards, Falcons hold off Bucs 24-21

Freeman runs for 126 yards, Falcons hold off Bucs 24-21

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Devonta Freeman rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown to help the Atlanta Falcons stay close in the tight NFC South race with a 24-21 victory… Read more »

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Nathan Peterman cleared from concussion protocol

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Nathan Peterman cleared from concussion protocol

Backup quarterback Nathan Peterman has been cleared from concussion protocol, Bills coach Sean McDermott announced Tuesday. He suffered the injury on Dec. 10 against the Colts. Peterman’s return will give… Read more »

NFL Picks Week 16: Saints serve Dirty Bird gumbo for Christmas dinner

NFL Picks Week 16: Saints serve Dirty Bird gumbo for Christmas dinner

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 »

Updated NFL draft 2018 order: Where are Giants, Jets, Cowboys after Week 15?

Updated NFL draft 2018 order: Where are Giants, Jets, Cowboys after Week 15?

The Browns are one loss away from locking up the No. 1 pick in the draft, and punching Josh Rosen’s ticket to Cleveland. The Giants seem to have that No…. Read more »

Tuesday Open Thread: December 19, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: December 19, 2017

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Ahhhhhhhh, that win still tastes good, doesn’t it? Close games are fun and all, but I sure enjoy it when the good guys hand out a good… Read more »

NFL Playoff Picture: Updated standings after Week 15

NFL Playoff Picture: Updated standings after Week 15

Here’s an updated look at the 2018 NFL playoff picture now that Week 15 is over and there are only two games remaining for every team. NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE Top… Read more »

They haven’t always been pretty, but Falcons two wins shy of NFC South crown

They haven’t always been pretty, but Falcons two wins shy of NFC South crown

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago Tribune Also worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno Bee Honorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise… Read more »

Marvin Lewis denies report he’s decided to go: “We’re all wasting time”

Marvin Lewis denies report he’s decided to go: “We’re all wasting time”

Oh, by the way, there were reports less than 24 hours ago that an NFL coach is leaving at the end of the season, in case you had forgotten. But… Read more »

Jets players want Todd Bowles back in 2018

Jets players want Todd Bowles back in 2018

The Jets fell to 5-9 on the season with Sunday’s loss to the Saints in New Orleans, but you don’t hear much chatter about head coach Todd Bowles losing his… Read more »

NFL’s notorious catch rule resurfaces in decisive moment. Will it ever be changed?

NFL’s notorious catch rule resurfaces in decisive moment. Will it ever be changed?

PITTSBURGH—Welcome back, NFL catch rule. You were missed. Not really, of course. But isn’t that the polite thing to say to even an unwelcome guest around the holidays? Does it… Read more »

Jesse James: I thought it was a touchdown for sure

Jesse James: I thought it was a touchdown for sure

It’s not every day that you get to hear Jesse James say he thinks he was robbed, but that’s just what we got after Sunday’s game between the Patriots and… Read more »

Panthers owner to sell team amid misconduct allegations

Panthers owner to sell team amid misconduct allegations

(Reuters) – Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday he will sell the team, hours after the National Football League said it had taken over an investigation into allegations… Read more »

Jaguars clinch AFC playoff berth with rout of Texans

Jaguars clinch AFC playoff berth with rout of Texans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars are returning to the playoffs for the first time in a decade thanks to a 45-7 drubbing of rival Houston on Sunday. Once the… Read more »

Michael Crabtree angry ref sent him off for concussion check before last play

Michael Crabtree angry ref sent him off for concussion check before last play

On the Raiders’ decisive final offensive play, Derek Carr couldn’t find an open receiver, scrambled and ended up fumbling out the end zone for a touchback. Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree… Read more »

AFC playoff picture: Patriots go back on top

AFC playoff picture: Patriots go back on top

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said there would be fireworks when his team matched up with the Steelers in Week 15 and the AFC’s top two teams did not disappoint on… Read more »

Cowboys vs. Raiders score, takeaways: Dallas wins by thinnest of margins

Cowboys vs. Raiders score, takeaways: Dallas wins by thinnest of margins

The Raiders took the first half off and the Cowboys jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Then, over the final 30 minutes, Oakland scored 17 points, and were a yard,… Read more »

NFL round-up: Patriots shock Steelers at the death while Eagles keep winning

NFL round-up: Patriots shock Steelers at the death while Eagles keep winning

Tom Brady fed Rob Gronkowski repeatedly to set up Dion Lewis’ go-ahead eight-yard touchdown with 56 seconds remaining and Ben Roethlisberger was intercepted in the end zone with five seconds… Read more »

NFL round-up: Patriots shock Steelers at the death while Eagles keep winning

NFL round-up: Patriots shock Steelers at the death while Eagles keep winning

Tom Brady fed Rob Gronkowski repeatedly to set up Dion Lewis’ go-ahead eight-yard touchdown with 56 seconds remaining and Ben Roethlisberger was intercepted in the end zone with five seconds… Read more »

Gene Steratore: Index card reaffirmed first down on Sunday night

Gene Steratore: Index card reaffirmed first down on Sunday night

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, along comes a referee using a folded index card as part of the process for measuring a first down. Referee Gene Steratore… Read more »

“Dez Catch” Will Always Linger, But Bryant’s Big Play Boosts Playoff Hope

“Dez Catch” Will Always Linger, But Bryant’s Big Play Boosts Playoff Hope

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nobody knows this truth about pro football better than Dez Bryant. “It’s a game of inches,” the Cowboys receiver said after Sunday night’s improbable, incredible finish at… Read more »

Diddy wants to buy Carolina Panthers and sign Kaepernick

Diddy wants to buy Carolina Panthers and sign Kaepernick

After the Panthers were put up for sale, Diddy said: “This is a chance to make history. I will be the best NFL owner that you can imagine.” Powered by… Read more »

Cowboys Excited To Welcome Ezekiel Elliott Back To The Team On Monday

Cowboys Excited To Welcome Ezekiel Elliott Back To The Team On Monday

OAKLAND – It says a lot about Ezekiel Elliott that he could so thoroughly dominate the conversation after a game he did not play in – and a classic game,… Read more »

Rams’ win was a changing of the guard, and other Week 15 thoughts

Rams’ win was a changing of the guard, and other Week 15 thoughts

Seattle has been so dominant at home in recent years that when you looked up in the second quarter yesterday and saw the score was 34-0, it almost looked like… Read more »

Rams’ win was a changing of the guard, and other Week 15 thoughts

Rams’ win was a changing of the guard, and other Week 15 thoughts

Seattle has been so dominant at home in recent years that when you looked up in the second quarter yesterday and saw the score was 34-0, it almost looked like… Read more »

Happy ‘they didn’t break me’ on read option, Flacco reaches end zone on Ravens’ next series

Happy ‘they didn’t break me’ on read option, Flacco reaches end zone on Ravens’ next series

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had his first rushing touchdown in a span of 15 games with a 2-yard run with just over three minutes to play in the second quarter… Read more »

Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers sideline told him not to spike the ball before pick

Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers sideline told him not to spike the ball before pick

Ben Roethlisberger sealed the Steelers’ loss to the Patriots on Sunday — in a crucial game that determined the balance of power in the AFC — when he threw a… Read more »

ICYMI in NFL Week 15: 2 rules league could stand to change

ICYMI in NFL Week 15: 2 rules league could stand to change

Well, no one STILL seems to agree on what, exactly, should constitute a catch in the NFL – and that contributed to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the New England… Read more »

Cowboys get narrow win before Elliott’s return

Cowboys get narrow win before Elliott’s return

Ezekiel Elliott will return from suspension to a Dallas Cowboys team still in the playoff hunt thanks to a first down gained by the width of an index card and… Read more »

Chargers’ injury luck ends with bruising night in Kansas City

Chargers’ injury luck ends with bruising night in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY — The NFL loves to declare that “football is family.” What happened on the Chargers sideline Saturday night likely isn’t what the league imagined. Late in the third… Read more »

Early Week 16 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Dede Westbrook, Martavis Bryant look to close the season strong

Early Week 16 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Dede Westbrook, Martavis Bryant look to close the season strong

Losing Antonio Brown in your Fantasy playoffs was a massive punch in the gut. Having Rex Burkhead and Marqise Lee get hurt early in their games didn’t help, and Davante… Read more »

Referee: Paper provided ‘reaffirmation’ of first down, Raiders fuming from call

Referee: Paper provided ‘reaffirmation’ of first down, Raiders fuming from call

In a bizarre decision, a key to the Raiders’ loss to the Cowboys came down to an index. And the reasoning is hard to understand… Powered by WPeMatico

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