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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles lowered the top of his helmet into Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Thursday night, but he didn’t draw a penalty. And the NFL says the officials got that call right. According to Dean Blandino, the NFL’s head of o…Upvote Share Tweet
San Diego Chargers rookie right tackle D.J. Fluker did not practice Friday, missing a second straight day because of a concussion he suffered late in practice Wednesday. He is listed as questionable to play Sunday against Tennessee. Fluker, the Chargers…Upvote Share TweetENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks over the Raiders' defense Monday night, he will be looking at a group that has gotten the bulk of its sacks from guys wearing jerseys with numbers in the 20s on the front. The Raid…Upvote Share Tweet
Reece a forgotten man in Raiders' O?ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders' front office obviously thought enough of playmaking fullback Marcel Reece to have inked him to a three-year contract extension. So why does Marcel Reece become Marcel Marceau and disappear in the offense on game d…Upvote Share TweetOakland Raiders linebacker Kevin Burnett returned to practice Friday and was a full participant after being limited the day before, and left guard Lucas Nix, who missed the previous two days of practice with an ankle injury, practiced on a limited basis…Upvote Share TweetThe Cowboys managed wide receiver Dez Bryant’s practice time carefully this week because of back stiffness that started in last week’s loss to the Chiefs after he took a hit to the back. Bryant was held out of practice on Wednesday and limited on Thursd…Upvote Share TweetENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said Friday that if he continues to progress through the weekend, he can see himself in uniform Monday night against the Raiders. Bailey returned to practice this week for the first time since s…Upvote Share Tweet
DeMeco Ryans fined $21,000 for hit that injured Malcom FloydChargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd had to be immobilized on a backboard, carted off the field and taken to the hospital after going down on a hit from Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans in San Diego’s Week Two victory. Floyd will miss at least this week’s …Upvote Share TweetWhen Manti Te’o returned to practice for the first time in more than a month on Wednesday, it looked like he would have a chance to make his NFL debut against the Titans on Sunday. Te’o, who has been battling a foot injury, does have a chance, but it is…Upvote Share TweetAn examination of four hot issues from the Kansas City Chiefs' 26-16 win against the Philadelphia Eagles: Were they faking it? Eagles fans weren’t happy when Chiefs cornerbacks Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers didn’t get up after different plays in the se…Upvote Share TweetGuard Brian Waters played his first game since 2011 last Sunday when he took 18 snaps on the right side of the Cowboys offensive line against the Chiefs. Waters rotated with starter Mackenzy Bernadeau in that game, but owner Jerry Jones said during an a…Upvote Share TweetWe're gradually learning more about the fight that broke out for several minutes during last night's NFL matchup at Lincoln Financial Field, and while the action may at first glance be more "meh" than mesmerizing, the complete absence of secur…Upvote Share Tweet
Wacky Chiefs Fans In Philly Deserve High-Def, Super-Slow-Mo TreatmentWe opened last night's GIF roundup with this pre-game NFL Network moment of Chiefs fans at a Philadelphia bar, but the whole episode really deserves close analysis. There's just so much going on here, so we we slowed it down a bunch & uploaded it at…Upvote Share TweetThe Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders open up AFC West play with a Monday night affair at Sports Authority Field at Mile High -- an 8:40 p.m. ET kickoff with the ESPN crew on hand. The Raiders have played hard for coach Dennis Allen and sit at 1-1 afte…Upvote Share TweetWeek Three kicked off on Thursday night with the Chiefs’ victory over the Eagles and Friday’s PFT Live will get you set for everything else that will be coming our way come Sunday. Tony Dungy of Football Night in America will join Mike Florio to talk ab…Upvote Share Tweet
Luke Tasker lands with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-CatsFormer Chargers wide receiver Luke Tasker, the son of former Bills receiver/special-teams ace and current CBS analyst Steve Tasker, has headed to the Canadian Football League to continue his career. Luke Tasker, whom San Diego waived on August 30, signe…Upvote Share Tweet
Seven non-winning teams have won the Super Bowl the next yearWith the Chiefs already vaulting from two total wins in 2012 to three in three games in 2013, an interesting question has emerged, courtesy of The Dan Patrick Show caller known as Jake in Wisconsin. Jake asked us via Twitter to identify the worst record…Upvote Share Tweet
Jerry Jones on loss to Chiefs: Keep in mind, we were the underdogsEven before the Chiefs improved to 3-0 on Thursday night, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones was saying that no one should downgrade Dallas for its loss last Sunday in Kansas City. Jones pointed out that the Chiefs were favored going into the…Upvote Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. -- They’ve been linked since their college careers came to an unofficial close -- Peyton Manning was on Charles Woodson’s immediate left when Woodson was announced the winner of the 1997 Heisman Trophy -- and the bond was seemingly stren…Upvote Share TweetRunning back Willis McGahee’s 2012 season ended because of a knee injury and he saw very little action with the Broncos in the spring before getting released. As a result, McGahee didn’t go to training camp and remained out of work until Thursday, when …Upvote Share Tweet
A.J. Jenkins finally makes an NFL catchThe good news for Chiefs receiver A.J. Jenkins is that the 2012 first-round pick had as many catches last night as Dwayne Bowe. The bad news is that Bowe had one. The best news is that Jenkins finally has registered a reception in an NFL regular-season …Upvote Share TweetWith a 41-yard burst to the end zone early in the fourth quarter, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy made it a game. He also made history. And while a 15-play, clock-milking field goal drive from the Chiefs made McCoy’s touchdown run irrelevant, McCoy’s s…Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos-Raiders matchup of the dayENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Few players in the last decade have vexed the Denver Broncos' defense quite like Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden, and it is McFadden who will be the first real on-the-ground test of the season for the Broncos’ base defen…Upvote Share Tweet
Chip Kelly: You lose the turnover battle, you lose the gameEagles coach Chip Kelly blamed turnovers first and foremost for Thursday night’s 26-16 loss to the Chiefs. “You can’t turn the ball over like that in this league and expect to win,” Kelly said at his post-game press conference. Kelly said his offense, w…Upvote Share TweetUnbeaten Chiefs prevail in Reid's return to PhillyUpvote Share TweetPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick looked to suffer an injury on the final offensive play of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night. Vick was sacked by Chiefs’ linebacker Justin Houston and fumbled to give possession back to th…Upvote Share Tweet
Sal Paolantonio's Postgame Andy Reid Interview Was WeirdAndy Reid had every reason to be happy. His Kansas City Chiefs were freshly 3-0 with a win over his former squad in Philadelphia, and the team building the kind of camaraderie that leads to a Gatorade shower in Week Three. Reid did not seem very happy, …Upvote Share Tweet
Finger-Lickin' Good: Your Eagles-Chiefs GIF RoundupKansas City 26, Philadelphia 16: Everything about this image screams "meth." Except for the two people dressed like adults. They scream "employed."Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs Denver BroncosSep 20Is there any way the Oakland Raiders can pull off a major upset and take down QB Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Denver? The Playbook crew has the answer.
Grading Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric FisherSep 20Which letter grade did the Kansas City Chiefs rookie offensive tackle Eric Fisher receive after a rough start against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night football?
Weather update: Chargers @ Titans.Sep 20AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Chargers @ Titans.
Weather update: Raiders @ Broncos.Sep 20AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Raiders @ Broncos.
Welcome the SpotlightSep 20Chris Clark will go from observer to integral very quickly. (Bob Leverone/AP) You’re Chris Clark. You’re 27 years old, and you may have trouble sleeping Sunday night. You’re starting your first game at left tackle this weekend. Your only significant reg…
Da Funny Man, Da BearsSep 20Jeff Garlin is one of the stars of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the upcoming ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs.’ (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) 1. I think if you’re not from Chicago—I am—you might not understand the Bears are more popular than the Bulls, Blackhawks, So…
Don Banks: Eagles give Reid his big night in Philly as Chiefs remain undef…Sep 20That was really a nice touch by the Eagles. Making Andy Reid feel right at home like that.
Bill Simmons breaks down the Richardson trade and makes Week 3 picksSep 20The Sports Guy applauds the Browns and Colts for acting like NBA teams and makes Week 3 picks.