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The St. Louis Rams came within one yard of handling the Seattle Seahawks a surprising defeat on Monday night. Instead, the Seahawks defense kept the Rams out of the end zone to hold on for a 14-9 victory to improve to 7-1 on the season. The Rams gave Se…Share Tweet
Can the 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs make a playoff run?Andrew Perloff, the Dan Patrick Show's Paul Pabst and NFL vet Tony Richardson debate KC's chances to make a run.Share TweetA 27-year-old Sioux Falls man has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.Share TweetIt looked like the perfect dichotomy: On the Detroit Lions' side, Calvin Johnson putting together one of the best 60-minute games by a receiver ever, and doing so without a peep. On the Dallas Cowboys' sideline, Dez Bryant flashing some impressive skill…Share TweetSeattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice left Monday night’s game against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter and is doubtful to return. Rice was injured on a pass in the end zone from Russell Wilson that was defended by cornerback Janoris Jenkin…Share Tweet
Jets Forgo Film Review When Woes Are Obviousnytimes.com Oct 28, 2013Coach Rex Ryan skipped watching tape of the Cincinnati Bengals rolling over the Jets on Sunday, a move he used in 2010 after the Patriots embarrassed the Jets.Share Tweet
Toronto Argonauts sign Aaron Maybin to practice rosterFormer Bills, Jets and Bengals edge rusher Aaron Maybin is giving the Canadian Football League a shot. The Toronto Argonauts added Maybin, the Bills’ 2009 first-round pick, to their practice roster on Sunday. A practice roster is akin to an NFL practice…Share TweetOn Wednesday, NFL executives will be meeting with representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation regarding the Redskins name. The day before, team owner Daniel Snyder will meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the issue. According to Chick Hernand…Share Tweet
On Pro Football: Out of Nowhere and Into the Breach for the Giantsnytimes.com Oct 28, 2013The Giants may not become a winning team but they are a different one now as new faces like Jon Beason, Will Hill, and Peyton Hillis have gained prominent roles.Share Tweet
Redskins are aggressively shopping Fred DavisWith the trade deadline less than a day away, the Redskins are trying hard to make a deal. Per a league source, Washington hopes to trade tight end Fred Davis. The 2012 franchise-tag recipient tore an Achilles tendon last season. He returned under a one…Share Tweet
Cortland Finnegan, Scott Wells active for RamsRams cornerback Cortland Finnegan is back. Finnegan, who has been out since suffering a thigh injury in Week Four, is active for tonight’s game against the Seahawks. Finnegan had been listed as questionable. Also listed as questionable was center Scott …Share Tweet
Jets move on, prep for Saints after throttlingNew York Jets coach Rex Ryan tried to throw dirt on Sunday's 49-9 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals by not reviewing the game tape with the team.Share TweetBengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga is expected to miss about a month after suffering a pair of injuries on Sunday. Maualuga, who was carted off the field during Sunday’s win over the Jets, suffered a sprained MCL that will sideline him for three or …Share TweetIn the Eagles’ last two games, their offensive possessions have resulted in 15 punts, five interceptions, one fumble, one missed field goal and one made field goal — and that made field goal, Philadelphia’s only scoring drive of the last two weeks, came…Share TweetDavid Nelson isn't expecting to see Adam "Pacman" Jones at his door.Share TweetCarolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell called out the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday for making him a target for fines.Share TweetNot only did the Broncos get a huge comeback win yesterday, they also avoided an injury which could have been serious. Tight end Julius Thomas left the game early in the second half with an ankle injury, but just sent out word that “it wasn’t a high ank…Share TweetRemember when Albert Haynesworth signed that massive contract with the Washington Redskins, and then spent a season playing so poorly that people actually wondered if he was trying to get released? As it turns out, he was!Read more...Share TweetAbout 1,000 mourners appeared at a memorial service Monday for Bud Adams, who died last week at his Houston home at age 90.Share TweetRedskins coach Mike Shanahan didn’t get very specific, but he did say quarterback Robert Griffin III was “fine.” That’s a huge relief, after he got up limping after being driven to the ground by Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton. Doctors checke…Share TweetLions quarterback Matthew Stafford made one of the best plays of the season on Sunday when he scored the game-winning touchdown against the Cowboys while everyone else on both teams thought he was just going to spike the ball and stop the clock. Staffor…Share TweetDenver Broncos linebacker Von Miller did not break any traffic laws to be on time for his court hearing on Monday. It explains why a judge was so angry with him. Miller was nearly two hours late for a hearing about minor traffic offenses on Monday morni…Share TweetThe Dallas Cowboys are looking at being without cornerback Morris Claiborne for at least two games because of a hamstring injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions, a source told ESPN.com.Share TweetJets coach Rex Ryan is urging his players to forget about yesterday’s 49-9 loss to the Bengals and look ahead to Sunday’s meeting with the Saints. Ryan said today that he sees no reason to dwell on the loss to Cincinnati, and he just wants to acknowledg…Share TweetRaiders owner Mark Davis might understand his defensive coordinator's thought process, but it does not mean he endorses what Jason Tarver was caught doing in his team's victory over the Steelers. And Tarver himself issued a mea culpa for his actions.Share TweetWhile Leslie Frazier said that the Minnesota Vikings have not decided who will start Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, the team has decided which of its three quarterbacks won't be in the lineup at AT&T Stadium.Share Tweet
Judge Finds That NFL Arbitration Has "Potential For Very Real Bias"A Missouri Court of Appeals judge has declared the NFL's arbitration policy "unconscionable and unenforceable," writing that "the Arbitration Provision does not afford a mechanism to ensure the fairness and impartiality of the arbitration…Share Tweet
Redskins name protestors approach team bus in DenverProtests of the Washington Redskins name are following the team around the country. This past weekend in Denver, protestors got up close and personal with the team. As the Redskins team bus approached Sports Authority Field at Mile High, some of the est…Share Tweet
Could Mike Pouncey Be Facing Aaron Hernandez-Related Criminal Charges?Greg Bedard, one of the Sports Illustrated reporters who broke the story that Pouncey had been served with a subpoena immediately after the Dolphins' loss to the Patriots, thinks it's possible.Read more...Share Tweet
Belichick credits Parcells after using the wind to Patriots’ advantageWith the Patriots and Dolphins tied 17-17 late in the third quarter on Sunday, New England coach Bill Belichick took a timeout so that the Patriots could kick a field goal with the wind at their backs, rather than wait until the fourth quarter and kick …Share Tweet
Lions receiver Nate Burleson receives free DiGiorno Pizza for a year to prevent another car accidentDetroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson will not have to worry about wrecking his car to save a pizza for at least a year.Burleson broke his arm on Sept. 24 in a car crash after trying to save a pizza from sliding off his passenger seat. The receiver broke…Share TweetThe Patriots offense found itself in time to rally back from a 17-3 hole and beat the Dolphins 27-17 on Sunday. It looks like at least their next few encore performances will take place without right tackle Sebastian Vollmer in the lineup. Vollmer left …Share TweetDetroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles, an injury he suffered during Sunday's 31-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys.Share Tweet
Prosecution rests case in Taylor slaying trialProsecutors rested their main case Monday in the trial of the man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor, after a medical examiner testified that Taylor died of massive blood loss from a damaged femoral artery.Share TweetForget about Dez Bryant's sideline meltdown. Forget about Matt Stafford's comeback and the spontaneous brilliance of his fake-spike-turned-touchdown. Forget about the lily that Peyton Manning keeps painting. Yesterday belonged to Calvin Johnson. Hell, e…Share TweetDolphins center Mike Pouncey apparently is more than a mere witness in the ever-growing case(s) against Aaron Hernandez. Greg Bedard of SI.com, who with Pete Thamel reported on Sunday that Pouncey has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury inves…Share TweetHouston Texans quarterback Case Keenum will start in Sunday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts, coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday.Share TweetThere is a bar in the Philadelphia Eagles-crazed City of Brotherly Love that refuses to show the local NFL team's games as long as he is on the team.He is Michael Vick, the convicted and rehabilitated dog fighter who has sought forgiveness for his crime…Share TweetRedskins safety Brandon Meriweather, who served a one-game suspension for the way he hits, vowed to begin targeting players' knees and fired a shot at Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, saying players who beat their girlfriends should be out of the NFL.Share TweetThe Vikings went down to their sixth defeat in seven games with Christian Ponder leading the offense against the Packers on Sunday night, but they’re not sure who will be trying to get their second win when they travel to Dallas next Sunday. Coach Lesli…Share TweetJason Campbell remains the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback.Share TweetThe Week Eight game between the 2-4 Falcons and 3-4 Cardinals had the feel of an elimination game. If so, the Falcons have been eliminated. Tight end Tony Gonzalez, who was 95 percent sure in 2012 that he wouldn’t be back in 2013, seems to realize it. “…Share Tweet
Would You Do It Again? We Ask Former NFLer Eric UnverzagtThis is an interview series in which we ask the plaintiffs of the NFL concussion lawsuit one question (and maybe a few more): Knowing what you know now, if you could do it over again, would you still play football?Read more...Share TweetCase Keenum’s official ascension to the starting lineup won’t be the only change to the Texans coming out of the bye week. The Texans announced Monday that they have signed five players to their active roster to replace the four players cut last week an…Share TweetThe Ravens had Week Eight off and they’ll return for Week Nine with a new member of their backfield. Baltimore announced that they have signed former Bengal Bernard Scott as a free agent, filling the roster spot that was opened when tackle Bryant McKinn…Share TweetA disappointing season in Cleveland has taken another bad turn. Travis Benjamin, the second-year player who has emerged as a big-play threat both on offense and on special teams, is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday’s loss to the C…Share TweetRedskins safety Brandon Meriweather is back at practice after serving his one-game suspension for, among other things, a late hit on Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. Marshall had strong words for Meriweather after the game. Today, Meriweather fires righ…Share Tweet
How Statistically Unlikely Was The Lions' Comeback Against The Cowboys?Maybe gawking at the convergence of unlikely comebacks and predictable collapses will get old someday, but by god, that day isn't today. So let's look at how the Cowboys went from a 99 percent chance of winning to a Matt Stafford impromptu Marino in les…Share Tweet
Taylor: Cowboys' collapse stirs frustrationsIf the Cowboys don't find ways to close out games, frustrations will boil overShare TweetDespite reports Sunday that the Arizona Cardinals could trade star receiver Larry Fitzgerald after the season, the team wants the seven-time Pro Bowler to finish his career in the desert.Share Tweet
ESPN Came So Very Close To Buying Half Of The NFL NetworkIn today's New York Times, Jim Miller and Richard Sandomir report that ESPN apparently came very, very close to buying half the NFL Network for $2 billion four years ago. So close the NFL literally had the Champagne on ice when the deal fell through.Rea…Share Tweet
Monday Night MismatchRussell Wilson and the Seahawks are heavy favorites tonight in St. Louis. Do the Kellen Clemens-led Rams have a chance?Share TweetBeanie Wells is an NFL free agent looking for work. He had a team, the Baltimore Ravens, that sought some running back depth, and it appeared that the two sides were heading toward a contract offer. That is, until Wells reportedly tore his Achilles tend…Share TweetThe Chicago Bears officially announced the signing of veteran quarterback Jordan Palmer on Monday.Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed wide receiver Mike Williams on injured reserve Monday morning.Share Tweet
Patriots fans boo, Tom Brady struggles, where are the 6-2 Patriots headed?There was booing in New England. Before the second half comeback, as the Patriots headed in for halftime trailing 17-3 to Miami, the fans were not pleased and they let the team hear it. New England rallied to win 27-17, thanks in part to a bad illegal b…Share Tweet
Cutest. Andy. Reid. Costume. Ever.NFL coaching costumes are all the rage this Halloween season. Check out this fine tandem effort of Sean Payton and Rob Ryan from Sunday's New Orleans Saints victory over the Buffalo Bills. Good job, good effort. But nothing surpasses this picture of a O…Share TweetThe Lions won the most exciting game of the day on Sunday when Matthew Stafford punched the ball over the end zone on a sneak in the final seconds to beat the Cowboys 31-30 in Detroit. The game featured plenty of twists and turns, including four Lions t…Share TweetAs SI.com reported on Sunday, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has been ordered to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury investigating a potential interstate gun ring involving Aaron Hernandez. Police are reportedly interested in transactions between Pou…Share Tweet
#Branding: "Memo to Darren Rovell (said with slight annoyance): The Riddell helmet/NFL divorce you w#Branding: "Memo to Darren Rovell (said with slight annoyance): The Riddell helmet/NFL divorce you wrote about, a story that was written by Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB on TheMMQB.com last Tuesday, was not written on SI.com, as you reported. It's The …Share TweetIf there's a player to watch being dealt by Tuesday's trade deadline, you'd have to consider starting with Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. His name has been whirling in trade talks for a few weeks now, especially with the Vikings failing to…Share Tweet
Packers scored . . . on every driveThe media, if you haven’t heard, sometimes dabbles in hyperbole in order to make a point. Early in last night’s game between the Packers and Vikings, I blurted out to no one in particular that the Packers will score every time they have the ball. And, o…Share TweetWas Sunday's game between the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys a better one than Dallas-Denver a few weeks ago? That's up for debate, but the Lions' 31-30 victory over the Cowboys certainly had a more memorable ending as Matt Stafford caught everyone of…Share Tweet
C.J. Spiller: I wasn’t ready to playBills running back C.J. Spiller said all last week that he wanted to play against the Saints despite an injured ankle, a familiar refrain over the last few weeks as Spiller played through the injury. Spiller didn’t play particularly well, however, and c…Share Tweet
Peter King's Monday Morning QuarterbackCalvin Johnson stole headlines, but Matthew Stafford's grit was the real story. Plus, more Week 8 thoughts.Share Tweet
Concussion hearing postponedOn August 29, a settlement was announced in the massive concussion lawsuit against the NFL. Nearly two months later, the settlement still hasn’t been tendered to the presiding judge for preliminary approval. Judge Anita Brody had been scheduled to consi…Share Tweet
Colts bring Griff Whalen back to the active rosterThe Colts added a needed body to their wide receiver corps, and it’s at least a familiar face. The team announced they promoted wideout Griff Whalen from the practice squad, giving them some depth after Reggie Wayne was lost for the season with a torn A…Share TweetBills coach Doug Marrone criticized himself for two lost challenges in the second half. Said Dolphins WR Brian Hartline of Sunday’s loss, “There really isn’t any explanation. I would like to think if we knew what the explanation was we would have correc…Share TweetThe Packers defense got by without outside linebacker Clay Matthews, but they clearly miss him. Now, they might be getting him back sooner than expected. Matthews told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com that he was getting the pins removed from his broken right t…Share TweetThe Cowboys suffered a painful loss as a team in Detroit on Sunday. It was a painful day for guard Brian Waters as an individual as well. Waters suffered injuries to his knee, triceps and rib during the game, leaving the contest briefly in the first hal…Share TweetVikings wide receiver Greg Jennings may well have been joking this summer, when he made remarks about Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his leadership that became a persistent storyline through the preseason. But the one thing he did for certain was…Share Tweet
Top performances of NFL Week 8(Shutdown Corner took the liberty of compiling the best performances of NFL Week 8. Check out the list and give your opinion on who played the best 60 minutes in the comments section below the post.)No. 6: Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington – 15 carri…Share Tweet
When NFL studio analysts pick games, everyone ends up a losernydailynews.com Oct 28, 2013The number of hours networks devote to NFL pregame shows has increased dramatically, adding to the amount of time afforded a lame tradition — analysts picking game. NFL suits have no use for these “pick” segments.Share Tweet
Weak NFC East has 2-6 NY Giants believing they are contendersnydailynews.com Oct 28, 2013It took about five seconds for the final score from Detroit to spread from one corner of the Giants locker room to the other and it was all they could do to keep the champagne on ice.Share Tweet
Illegal batting in Dolphins-Patriots game comes under scrutinyFor the second straight week, a game involving the Patriots included a controversial call. For the second straight day, a game involving a team from Boston included a call raising questions of intent. With New England leading 20-17 in the fourth quarter…Share Tweet
Best celebrations of NFL Week 8(Whether it's a touchdown dance, a game-clinching reaction or just some player breaking it down on the sidelines, everybody can appreciate a good celebration. Shutdown Corner breaks down the best celebrations of Week 8.)6. Wes Welker slaps hands with Za…Share Tweet
NFL Run & Shootaround: Sad Songgrantland.com Oct 28, 2013On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes...Share Tweet
Seahawks Lead Rams After 3rd QuarterOct 28Tune to ESPN for live action.
St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy 18-yard runOct 28St. Louis Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy escapes traffic and runs for an 18-yard gain to the Rams 29-yard line.
St. Louis Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens' sack and fumbleOct 28St. Louis Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin at the Seahawks' 46-yard line and fumbles the ball. The ball goes out of bounds at the Seahawks' 32-yard line.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson goes downOct 28Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is sacked at Seahawks' 9-yard line by St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn for -10 yards.