The Early Lead: NFL


Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 04/21/2014

What NFL mock drafts never tell you

Namely, that a lot of the players picked in the first round aren’t going to pan out.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:26 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 NFL draft, Mel Kiper, NFL, NFL mock draft

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Should the NFL eliminate the extra point? Roger Goodell says it’s possible.

They’re so automatic -- only five were missed in the 2013 regular season -- that they’re boring.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Rex Ryan to Rob Ryan: “Dude get a haircut.”

Jets coach is baffled that his twin brother isn’t interviewed when NFL head-coaching jobs open up. Is it his hair?

By Cindy Boren  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Richard Sherman apologizes; Stanford’s David Shaw says he’s no thug

Seahawks cornerback says he regrets rant with Erin Andrews that took “the attention away from the fantastic game.“

By Cindy Boren  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 01/20/2014

NaVorro Bowman may have torn ACL, MCL, report says

49ers linebacker was injured late in NFC championship game loss to Seattle Seahawks.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:29 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NaVorro Bowman, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Richard Sherman on rant: “I don’t want to be a villain”

Seahawks cornerback addresses “those who would call me a thug or worse” after NFC championship game outburst.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:11 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Crabtree, NFL, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Bill Belichick calls out Wes Welker for hit on Aqib Talib (GIF)

Patriots coach says hit by his former player in AFC championship game was “one of the worst plays I’ve seen.“

By Cindy Boren  |  09:51 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL playoffs, Wes Welker

Posted at 10:57 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Richard Sherman goes on postgame rant with Erin Andrews (video)

Cornerback, who had key play in Seattle Seahawks’ NFC championship game victory, had the last word against Michael Crabtree.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 01/19/2014

How to tell when Marshawn Lynch scores a touchdown

BeastQuake tied the score early in the third quarter of the 49ers-Seahawks NFC championship game.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marshawn Lynch, NFL playoffs, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Jim Harbaugh loses it over call in NFC championship game (GIF)

49ers coach expresses his dismay in game against Seahawks.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Harbaugh, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady in AFC championship game memes

Broncos are headed to the Super Bowl after beating Patriots.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:26 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning, Super Bowl XLVIII

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Tom Brady had ligament damage in hand in October, report says

Photos showed Patriots quarterback with a swollen hand that healed without surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL playoffs, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 01/19/2014

President Obama: “I would not let my son play pro football”

In New Yorker interview, he notes that playing the sport is “a bit of caveat emptor.”

By Cindy Boren  |  02:36 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, President Obama

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Five things to remember about Brady vs. Manning

The future Hall of Famers will meet for the 15th time in the Patriots-Broncos AFC championship game.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014

AFC and NFC championships TV schedule and preview

Heated rivalries make for anticipated title games in both the AFC and NFC.

By Kelyn Soong  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afc championship game, NFC championship game, NFL playoffs

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Wes Welker on Brady vs. Manning: Who’s his favorite?

It’s a Picasso-Michelangelo situation as far as the Denver Broncos wide receiver is concerned.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Tom Brady returns, says “I feel great” (updated)

Patriots QB created panic when he was AWOL as the team prepared for AFC championship game and Peyton Manning.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL playoffs, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Jim Harbaugh’s pants cost $8 at Walmart. A mystery is solved.

Jim Harbaugh’s pants cost $8 at Walmart.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Harbaugh, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Peyton Manning explains “Omaha.” Kind of. (video)

Only the Denver Broncos and their quarterback really know what the word means at the line of scrimmage.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL playoffs, Peyton Manning

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Deaf Seahawks fullback stars in inspiring commercial (video)

Derrick Coleman has fought his way into the NFL despite being undrafted.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:18 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Tom Brady sick, misses Patriots practice (updated)

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick refuses to offer any information about his quarterback.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Vikings hire Mike Zimmer

Finally, the Cincinnati Bengals’ highly regarded defensive coordinator gets a head-coaching job.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Rob Ryan can’t get NFL head coaching job because of his hair?

Noted defensive coordinator is being held back by his locks, ESPN reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:51 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Rob Ryan

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Giants’ shakeup is a “fire in their rear end,” Coughlin says

Ben McAdoo arrives from Green Bay to re-energize players; tight ends coach Mike Pope won’t be retained.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Judge questions whether $765 NFL concussions settlement is enough

Judge Anita B. Brody preliminarily withholds approval of agreement between players, league.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Lions hire Jim Caldwell, Titans get Ken Whisenhunt

Hirings mean that only the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings are still looking for a head coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Deion Sanders ready to suit up for Pro Bowl, NFL won’t let him

Jerry Rice isn’t going to be playing, either. Instead, he and Sanders will pick the rosters.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:34 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deion Sanders, NFL, Pro Bowl

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Broncos won’t sell title game tickets to fans outside Rocky Mountain region

Seahawks made the same decision, with championship game against their rival 49ers Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Broncos lose Chris Harris to torn ACL

Denver secondary is a question mark with AFC championship game against Tom Brady, Patriots looming.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:33 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Harris, Denver Broncos, NFL

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Kerry Washington, Nnamdi Asomugha make Golden Globes appearance

Life after the NFL includes stepping out together -- for just a few minutes at gala.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Tom Brady still can’t get a high five from Patriots

Why should his teammates suddenly change after getting an AFC championship game berth?

By Cindy Boren  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Seahawks won’t sell NFC championship tickets to fans from California

San Francisco 49ers fans will have to get their tickets through the secondary markets.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC championship game, NFL, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 01/13/2014

NFL looking to sell package of Thursday TV games

Deal with a new network could go into effect as early as 2014.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Chris Harris to have MRI, may miss AFC championship game

Loss of cornerback could be significant for Broncos against Patriots and Tom Brady.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Harris, Denver Broncos, NFL

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Wes Welker returns with an enormous new helmet

Wide receiver takes precaution for Broncos-Chargers divisional playoff game after suffering concussion in December.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Wes Welker

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Could this be Peyton Manning’s last season?

His future will depend on the results of a neck exam, required by his contract, in March, ESPN reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:10 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Colin Kaepernick mocks Cam Newton’s Superman move (video)

When San Francisco took a 10-point lead, 49ers quarterback couldn’t resist making the Panthers QB’s move.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cam Newton, Colin Kaepernick, NFL

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Jim Harbaugh loses it in 49ers-Panthers game (GIF)

It was deemed unsportsmanlike to run onto the field questioning an official call, even when you’re right and other coaches do it all the time.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:57 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim Harbaugh, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Marshawn Lynch touchdown: a seismic view of Seahawks-Saints

Imagine what the NFC championship game at CenturyLink Field will be like.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:13 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marshawn Lynch, NFL, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 01/11/2014

Saints-Seahawks: Jimmy Graham, Bruce Irvin have heated exchange (video)

New Orleans tight end spars verbally with several Seattle players--in warmups--for NFC divisional playoff game.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:56 PM ET, 01/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, NFL, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Chargers-Broncos: Preview of NFL divisional round

San Diego, Denver have played twice this season, with each team winning on the road.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, NFL playoffs, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

49ers-Panthers: Preview of NFL divisional round

Carolina, San Francisco met earlier this season, with Panthers winning in Candlestick Park.

By Kelyn Soong  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carolina Panthers, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Saints-Seahawks: Preview of NFL divisional round

Seattle ran over New Orleans, 34-7, in early December.

By Kelyn Soong  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, NFL playoffs, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Colts-Patriots: Preview of NFL divisional round

Indianapolis, New England are vastly different from the teams that last met in the 2012 season.

By Kelyn Soong  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, NFL playoffs

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/10/2014

NFL playoffs: Divisional-round games TV schedule

The winners of this weekend’s divisional games will advance to the divisional champions on Jan. 19.

By Kelyn Soong  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Redskins hire Jay Gruden: Reaction is (mostly) skeptical

There’s also a fair amount of snark about the new head coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Gruden, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Johnny Manziel will enter NFL draft, report says

Texas A&M quarterback will see whether he’s still Johnny Football next spring.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Johnny Manziel, NFL, NFL draft

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014

NFL playoffs: Adding two teams is “under serious consideration,” Roger Goodell says

NFL commissioner said there’s no timeline for bringing in two more teams.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Colts sign Deion Branch, borrowing a move from Bill Belichick

Indianapolis get a wide receiver with knowledge of the Patriots ahead of AFC divisional playoff game.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:28 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deion Branch, Indianapolis Colts, NFL

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 01/06/2014

NFL playoffs: Five things to know about the next round

By Cindy Boren  |  09:20 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL playoffs

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 01/06/2014

49ers’ winning field goal went through Packers player’s arms (GIF)

Davon House was offside on the play, anyway and San Francisco advanced to the divisional round.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:03 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL playoffs

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 01/05/2014

How cold is it in Green Bay? Very. (Photos)

The Packers and 49ers are playing a wild-card playoff game in near-zero temperatures.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:37 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL playoffs, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 01/05/2014

NFL playoffs: Divisional-round matchups and TV schedule

It’ll be San Diego-Denver, Indianapolis-New England, New Orleans-Seattle and Carolina-San Francisco.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:55 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/05/2014

Ice Bowl revisited: David Maraniss on the 1967 game

The significance of the Packers-Cowboys playoff game went far beyond the weather.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Ice Bowl, NFL

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 01/05/2014

How good is Andrew Luck? Michael Jordan good?

His first legendary comeback is behind the Colts quarterback now.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:58 PM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, NFL, NFL playoffs

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/05/2014

Packers-49ers game may not break Ice Bowl record

It’s warming up -- relatively speaking -- for wild-card playoff game.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL, NFL playoffs

Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 01/04/2014

The Andrew Luck touchdown everyone is talking about (GIF)

Quarterback rallies Colts to 45-44 victory over Chiefs in a wild wild-card game.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 PM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 01/04/2014

Remembering the Ice Bowl: David Maraniss on the iconic 1967 game

Sub-zero temperatures made a classic Packers-Cowboys matchup for a trip to the Super Bowl unforgettable.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Ice Bowl, NFL

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/04/2014

NFL wild-card weekend preview, playoffs TV schedule

The San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals kick off today’s NFL wild-card games.

By Kelyn Soong  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Packers-49ers wild-card game may break Ice Bowl record (video)

An Arctic blast -- a polar vortex -- is heading for Green Bay Sunday evening.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:17 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Tony Dungy on Lions: “That’s the job I would want”

Not that he’s going to coach again, but he thinks Detroit is in the best position to win.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:37 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, NFL, Tony Dungy

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/03/2014

NFL blackouts update: Packers, Colts, Bengals now have sellouts

Corporate sponsors and TV stations step up to buy the last few thousand tickets.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL blackouts, NFL playoffs

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Chris Kluwe blasts Vikings, Frazier, Spielman and Priefer

Vikings, special-teams coach deny that punter’s gay-rights activism was a factor in decision to cut him.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:07 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Jay Cutler signs seven-year extension with Bears

Quarterback chooses not to become a free agent as deal gets done quickly.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, NFL

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 01/02/2014

NFL blackouts: Packers, Bengals, Colts get deadline extensions (updated)

No sellout means no local TV -- unthinkable in Green Bay.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:51 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 01/01/2014

Why Bill O’Brien left Penn State for the Houston Texans

An NFLer at heart, coach was frustrated by politics and Joe Paterno’s legacy.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:53 AM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, NFL, Penn State

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Peyton Manning’s passing-yardage record is under review, report says

If pass is ruled a lateral, Broncos QB would fall one yard short of Drew Brees’s single-season mark.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:06 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 12/30/2013

NFL Black Monday sees five coaches fired

Five NFL coaches are let go in the past 24 hours, leaving six head coaching vacancies to be filled.

By Kelyn Soong  |  04:17 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Lions fire Jim Schwartz

With abundant talent, Detroit underperformed again this season, finishing 7-9.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz, NFL

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/30/2013

NFL admits officiating error on Chiefs’ field-goal attempt

Different outcome in game would have put Steelers, not Chargers, in the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Jerry Jones still committed to Jason Garrett. Also to GM Jerry Jones.

Cowboys coach will be back next season, despite missing out on playoffs again.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, NFL

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Vikings fire Leslie Frazier

A disappointing season followed a playoff appearance last January.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 12/30/2013

NFL playoff schedule: TV times, matchups for wild-card weekend

The NFL playoffs begin Jan. 4 with the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Indianapolis Colts.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 12/29/2013

NFL wild-card matchups: Chargers-Bengals, Chiefs-Colts, 49ers-Packers, Saints-Eagles

Seattle, Carolina clinch NFC byes; Denver, New England get AFC byes.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 12/29/2013

Peyton Manning sets NFL record for passing yards in a season

Denver Broncos quarterback broke Tom Brady’s single-season touchdown record a week ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:50 PM ET, 12/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2013

NFL playoff picture: A guide to what each teams needs to do (updated)

On Week 17, four division titles -- all in the NFC -- remain up for grabs.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL playoffs

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Jon Kitna to donate Cowboys paycheck to high school

Quarterback is backing up Kyle Orton with Tony Romo’s status presently uncertain.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jon Kitna, NFL

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Tony Romo injury update: Jerry Jones says he might be cleared to play

Cowboys owner disputes report that quarterback is out the rest of the season.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Tony Romo

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 12/23/2013

Tony Romo out rest of season with back injury, report says; Jason Garrett denies that (updated)

Kyle Orton stands ready for Dallas Cowboys against Philadelphia Eagles.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:33 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Tony Romo

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 12/23/2013

NFL coaches on the hot seat: Jim Schwartz doesn’t like the boos

Detroit Lions coach denies cursing at fans as team headed into overtime of yet another game it lost.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:53 PM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Jim Schwartz, NFL

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Candlestick Park: Joe Montana won’t attend finale but Dwight Clark, Jerry Rice will

The old place, scene of “The Catch” and other iconic moments, will host its final regular-season game tonight.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Candlestick Park, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Von Miller to have MRI on injured knee

Denver Broncos hope for good news on linebacker’s injury with playoffs looming.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Von Miller

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Aaron Rodgers pulls off Christmas photobomb

Green Bay Packers quarterback managed to top his Thanksgiving Day photobomb of his willing teammates.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:22 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Tom Brady fails (again) at the high five

New England players leave their quarterback hanging once again Sunday in Baltimore.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:27 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 12/22/2013

NFC East division title comes down to Philadelphia at Dallas

Chip Kelly plans to play starters against Chicago Bears, although the Week 17 game is the one that matters.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:42 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Rex Ryan tells Jets he believes he’ll be fired, report says

Maybe it was just his version of a pep talk with the team at 6-8 with two games left.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:34 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, Rex Ryan

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 12/20/2013

AFC playoff scenarios: Can Baltimore continue to roll?

The team with the dimmest hopes is the Pittsburgh Steelers, with only two weeks left in the regular season.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:21 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC playoff picture, NFL

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 12/20/2013

NFC playoff scenarios: Week 16 clarity for New Orleans, Dallas, Green Bay, Detroit

Division titles remain open with only two regular-season games left.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:10 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFC playoff picture, NFL

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Wes Welker likely out until playoffs, report says

Denver Broncos wide receiver has not been cleared to play after suffering his second concussion Dec. 8.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:12 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Wes Welker

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Super Bowl XLVIII: NFL could reschedule game

The league has a plan to make money off bad weather, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Super Bowl XLVIII

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/18/2013

49ers fans plan to taunt Seahawks with billboard

The war between the fan bases is escalating after a flyover 10 days ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Hit on Bengals punter was illegal, NFL says (updated)

Kevin Huber, who has broken jaw and vertebra, is out for the season. Terence Garvin can expect a fine.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, Kevin Huber, NFL

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker becomes a fantasy darling

Baltimore beats Detroit with 18-16 with six field goals--which plays less interestingly in reality.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Justin Tucker, NFL

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Bengals punter has broken jaw, cracked vertebrae

Helmet of Steelers’ Terence Gavin hit Kevin Huber squarely in the chin.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, Kevin Huber, NFL

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Dez Bryant exit: “I was wrong” to leave Cowboys’ loss to Packers

Coach Jason Garrett agrees that Bryant “needs to stay out on the field.“

By Cindy Boren  |  02:30 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant, NFL, Tony Romo

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Five reasons why the Redskins should pursue Bill O’Brien

If the Washington job opens up, the Penn State coach might be the right man to replace Mike Shanahan.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys epitomize NFC East mess

Not a single team in the division can manage to win Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFC East, NFL, Tony Romo

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/15/2013

Bill O’Brien back to NFL? Texans, Vikings interested, report says

Penn State coach was a successful assistant under Bill Belichick in New England.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Brien, NFL, Penn State

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Multiple stabbings in parking lot after Broncos-Chargers game (video)

One victim is in critical condition and a suspect are in custody in Denver.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Texas Rangers take Russell Wilson in MLB draft. THAT Russell Wilson.

Seahawks star won’t play baseball; he’ll just address the Rangers at spring training.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Russell Wilson

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Super Bowl XLVIII: No tailgating allowed

Fans will be allowed to sit and drink in their cars, taking up only one parking space.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:54 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Super Bowl XLVIII

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Matt Prater sets NFL record with 64-yard field goal (video)

One of the league’s most enduring marks, first set by Tom Dempsey, falls after 43 years.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Matt Prater, NFL, Tom Dempsey

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Peyton Manning: Critics can “shove [it] where the sun don’t shine”

Broncos passed for 397 yards and four touchdowns, not bad for Ron Burgundy’s “succulent baby lamb.“

By Cindy Boren  |  10:03 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Shanahan: Houston Texans won’t pursue him, reports say

After firing Gary Kubiak, owner Bob McNair reportedly wants a “calmer” coach...say, Lovie Smith.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Texans, Mike Shanahan, NFL

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Rob Gronkowski has torn ACL, report says

New England Patriots lost tight end on a low, legal hit by Browns’ T.J. Ward.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:42 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Rob Gronkowski

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Rob Gronkowski carted off

Patriots tight end was hit low by T.J. Ward, much to the dismay of Bill Belichick.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Rob Gronkowski

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Adrian Peterson carted off with ankle injury

Minnesota Vikings running back taken for X-rays in game against Baltimore Ravens.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Snow games steal the show in NFL

In Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington and Green Bay, winter weather is doing its thing.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/08/2013

Jon Gruden won’t coach in 2014, report says

He’ll remain with “Monday Night Football,” according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 12/04/2013

An NFL game at 9:30 a.m. ET? Get ready for it.

An NFL game at 9:30 a.m. ET? Get ready for it.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:09 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, NFL

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Jerry Jones on Tony Romo: What people remember “is what you do in December”

It’s that time of year for the Dallas Cowboys and their quarterback.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Jones, NFL, Tony Romo

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Mike Tomlin fined $100,000 by NFL for sideline incident (updated)

Steelers coach stepped onto the field and impeded Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return on Thanksgiving night.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Mike Tomlin calls sideline move “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal”

Soon enough, it is also likely to be expensive for the Pittsburgh Steelers coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:47 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Mike Tomlin says it’s “crazy” to think he’d step onto field intentionally

Pittsburgh Steelers coach awaits possible punishment by the NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Russell Wilson beats Drew Brees at his own game

Seattle Seahawks assert their NFC dominance with a win over the New Orleans Saints.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:28 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Mike Tomlin awaits punishment by NFL as new video surfaces

There’s a new angle on sideline gaffe by Pittsburgh Steelers coach, who is likely to be fined.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Tom Brady dismisses Antonio Smith’s spying accusation

Texans defensive end said of New England adjustments that “either teams are spying on us or something’s going on.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antonio Smith, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Man dies after fight at Arrowhead Stadium during Chiefs-Broncos game (video)

Police say fight occurred after man was discovered in the parking lot in a car he did not own.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/01/2013

Mike Tomlin, Steelers may be hit with six-figure fine, reports say

Coach impeded Baltimore Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones as he ran down the sideline on Thanksgiving.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Mike Tomlin crosses line in Steelers-Ravens game (video)

Pittsburgh coach impeded Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return. Maybe he got the idea from Jason Kidd.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013

NFL Thanksgiving games preview, TV times

The NFL Thanksgiving tradition continues with three games on Thursday, the first starting at 12:30 p.m.

By Kelyn Soong  |  10:00 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/27/2013

O.J. Simpson loses bid to throw out conviction

Former football star will remain behind bars, is first eligible for parole in four years.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, O.J. Simpson

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Packers’ Josh Sitton: Lions are “dirtbags”

As if a Thanksgiving Day game featuring Ndamukong Suh and Jim Schwartz needed any extra spice...

By Cindy Boren  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 11/26/2013

NFL’s Circle of Parity in one neat graphic (2013 edition)

That whole “Any Given Sunday” thing comes to pass early Monday morning in the Denver Broncos’ loss to the New England Patriots.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:51 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Raiders fan saves life of woman who jumped from upper deck (video)

By Cindy Boren  |  12:44 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Oakland Raiders

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Justin Tuck tweets a little more trash talk to Cowboys

Giants come up short where it counts -- on the football field against Tony Romo on Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning: This one goes to Bill Belichick

The latest edition of the classic QB matchup goes to OT and Patriots coach makes a key decision.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:20 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Lions’ Nate Burleson celebrates TD by serving up a pizza (video)

Wide receiver had been out two months after a pizza-related auto accident.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:57 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, Nate Burleson, NFL

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett will coach Cowboys in 2014

Well, he does have Dallas in the mix for the lead in the dismal NFC East.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:22 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones, NFL

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Donovan McNabb says he was no bully

Shawn Andrews, former Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman, says quarterback was “degrading” and spread rumors.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donovan McNabb, NFL, NFL bullying, Shawn Andrews

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 11/21/2013

JFK assassination: 50 years later, a look back at Cowboys, Redskins

NFL games were surreal for players on the weekend after President John F. Kennedy’s death.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:21 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Ahmad Brooks fined $15,750; Ray Lewis says he’ll pay half

Linebacker brotherhood is strong in face of hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:29 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ahmad Brooks, Drew Brees, NFL, Ray Lewis, Tedy Bruschi

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Tom Brady admits “frustration” over non-call, says “we get our fair share of calls”

Patriots have no choice but to begin preparing for Broncos after NFL upholds decision in Monday’s loss.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 11/20/2013

NFL upholds non-call that infuriated Tom Brady

Vice-president of officiating backs his crew, saying, “At full speed you can see why they made that call.“

By Cindy Boren  |  08:26 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Bill Belichick on non-call: “Talk to the league office”

New England Patriots coach is moving on, preparing for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Replacement ref, Golden Tate back controversial call

Officials got the call on Rob Gronkowski and Luke Kuechly right

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Tom Brady rages over controversial call; did officials mess up? (video)

At issue in Patriots’ loss to Panthers is whether Luke Kuechly interfered with Rob Gronkowski and whether the pass was catchable.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen wedding: Ex-bodyguards convicted in shooting

Papparazzi were targets at 2009 ceremony in Costa Rica. No one was hurt.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:39 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gisele Bundchen, New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Buffalo fan’s fall from upper deck caught on video

Fan is banned from future games at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Bills announce.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:51 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buffalo Bills, NFL

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Jason Pierre-Paul on Cowboys-Giants: There will be blood

NFC East teams may be struggling, but one of them has to make the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:16 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Ahmad Brooks fuming over controversial hit on Drew Brees (video)

49ers linebacker leveled Saints quarterback and was flagged for it.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:53 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ahmad Brooks, Drew Brees, NFL

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Brett Favre talks of memory loss, football’s “toll”

Former quarterback tells “Today” show’s Matt Lauer that he’d be “leery” of letting his son play football.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:18 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brett Favre, NFL

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Bears-Ravens game resumes after storms in Chicago (updated)

Players had to leave the field and fans sought shelter as severe storms struck the Midwest.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:56 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, NFL

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Severe weather in Chicago, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh may strike NFL games

Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes possible, are expected during Bears game against Baltimore Ravens.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:37 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, NFL

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/17/2013

NFL will flex more games next season, report says

Fox, CBS may be swapping afternoon games as flex scheduling expands.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL flex scheduling

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 11/15/2013

NFL to consider more protection for quarterbacks

Keeping the game’s highest-paid stars on the field on the field will be considered after a season of devastating injuries.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:37 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Ed Reed signs with Jets

Safety, released by the Houston Texans, will be reunited with Rex Ryan.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Reed, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Todd Christensen dies; former Raiders tight end was 57

Former athlete died while having a liver transplant in Utah.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:13 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NFL, Oakland Raiders

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Peyton Manning should sit, Steve Young says

Denver Broncos quarterback should pace himself and get over his ankle injury, according to the Hall of Famer.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:10 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning, Steve Young

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Tom Brady says hazing, done respectfully, is “a camaraderie thing”

In light of Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin scandal, New England quarterback says it’s “done in a playful way.“

By Cindy Boren  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, NFL, Richie Incognito, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013

NFL asks Dolphins owner to postpone meeting with Jonathan Martin

League’s investigation into Richie Incognito’s alleged harassment will take precedence.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:29 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Rob Gronkowski jokes about Asian fan, dances some more

New England Patriots tight end made a couple of interesting appearances with fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Rob Gronkowski

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Jay Cutler out Sunday; Charles Tillman goes on IR

Chicago Bears quarterback is week-to-week; cornerback would be eligible to play in postseason.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, NFL

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Bob Costas would prefer that his child not play football

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Ed Reed released by Houston Texans

Former Ravens star safety had signed as a free agent, but was plagued by injuries.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Reed, Houston Texans, NFL

Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Chiefs wide receiver Dwyane Bowe arrested

Kansas City player charged with speeding, marijuana possession.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:39 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Ben Roethlisberger: “I’d retire before I’d accept a trade”

Trading the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks seems unthinkable . . . or is it?

By Cindy Boren  |  02:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Roethlisberger, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he’ll meet with Jonathan Martin

Advisory group of Tony Dungy, Don Shula, Dan Marino, Jason Taylor and Curtis Martin is empaneled to help create a “21st-century” code of conduct.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Richie Incognito, Stephen Ross

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Peyton Manning MRI shows no new damage, will play Sunday, report says

Despite a high ankle sprain, Denver Broncos quarterback won’t miss game against Kansas City Chiefs.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:28 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Peyton Manning Denver Broncos

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Jonathan Martin likely done with Miami Dolphins, report says

Offensive lineman wants to continue his NFL career after incident involving Richie Incognito.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Jerry Jones says firing Rob Ryan ‘doesn’t look good right now’

Owner’s Dallas Cowboys team was thumped by his former defensive coordinator, who now works in New Orleans.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:31 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Jones, NFL, Rob Ryan

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Saints show home-field advantage may be in New Orleans

Drew Brees, Mark Ingram and strong defense help New Orleans crush the Dallas Cowboys.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:01 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, NFL

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Peyton Manning to have MRI

Denver Broncos quarterback says only that he has a “lower-body” injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:20 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Richie Incognito says “I’m not a racist” in Fox interview

Dolphins’ suspended lineman admits to Jay Glazer that messages to Jonathan Martin make him sound “like a meathead.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:01 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Richie Incognito vs. Jonathan Martin: New allegations surface

Martin’s lawyer suggests other Dolphins were involved while incident report from May surfaces.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:41 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Tony Dorsett diagnosed with signs of CTE

Joe DeLamielleur, Leonard Marshall also diagnosed with signs of degenerative disease tied to dementia, depression and suicide in former NFL players.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:18 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL, Tony Dorsett

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Dolphins players defend Richie Incognito as line between mentor, bully blurs

An NFL locker room is laid bare as a New York lawyer is appointed to investigate the Miami mess.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:55 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Stanford teammates rally around Jonathan Martin in wake of Richie Incognito scandal

Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener and David DeCastro join David Shaw in support of Miami Dolphins lineman.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:48 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Broncos’ John Moffitt quits NFL over health concerns

Backup lineman says he’s just not happy and doesn’t care about playing in a Super Bowl.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:51 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, John Moffitt, NFL

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Warren Sapp says Richie Incognito kicked him, used a racial slur in a game

Hall of Famer’s response? “I’ve got a better plan for you. I’m going to beat your quarterback up so they cut your [butt].“

By Cindy Boren  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Richie Incognito, Warren Sapp

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Jerry Jones on hazing and, perhaps, Dez Bryant’s rookie dinner tab

Three years ago, as a Dallas Cowboys rookie, the wide receiver was hit with a $54,000 restaurant bill.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant, Jerry Jones, NFL

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Dolphins coaches told Richie Incognito to “toughen up” Jonathan Martin, report says

Lineman took coaches’ orders too far, sources tell Sun Sentinel.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:25 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Aaron Rodgers injury: No timetable for return from fractured collarbone

Green Bay Packers quarterback admits to frustration because there’s “not a specific typeof rehab.“

By Cindy Boren  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Texans Coach Gary Kubiak released from hospital

Wade Phillips is expected to coach the team this weekend as coach recovers from mini-stroke.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:29 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans, NFL

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin are both to blame, Antrel Rolle says

New York Giants safety says Incognito was wrong, but that Martin should have stood up for himself.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antrel Rolle, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Texans Coach Gary Kubiak suffered mini-stroke, report says

It’s unclear when he’ll rejoin the team as he continues to receive treatment in a Houston hospital.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans, NFL

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Aaron Rodgers injury: Out three weeks with collarbone fracture, report says (updated)

Packers quarterback fell awkwardly on his shoulder on the opening series in loss to Bears.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Sean Taylor verdict: Eric Rivera Jr. guilty of second-degree murder

Eric Rivera Jr. is convicted in the fatal shooting of the Redskins safety during a home invasion in 2007.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:03 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 11/04/2013

John Fox has surgery, John Elway says

Health crises of Broncos, Texans coaches put focus on toll coaching takes.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:46 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Del Rio, John Elway, John Fox, NFL

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Richie Incognito voice mails revealed

Dolphins lineman, presently suspended, allegedly texts and voice mails with profanity and racial epithets to Jonathan Martin.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Texans Coach Gary Kubiak update: Still hospitalized after collapse

Houston coach will undergo further tests, reportedly received anti-clotting medication Sunday night.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:32 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans, NFL

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Jack Del Rio will fill in for Broncos Coach John Fox

Denver’s head coach is expected to have heart-valve replacement surgery early this week.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Jack Del Rio, John Fox, NFL

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Dolphins suspend Richie Incognito amid bullying allegations

NFL will look into claims of player misconduct that came to light when Jonathan Martin left the team.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:16 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, NFL, Richie Incognito

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Texans Coach Gary Kubiak collapses, will undergo tests

Houston’s coach fell to the turf at halftime, remains hospitalized.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:17 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans, NFL

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 11/02/2013

Denver Broncos Coach John Fox hospitalized

Team says coach felt “light-headed” while playing golf on bye week, is undergoing tests.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:12 PM ET, 11/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, John Fox, NFL

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Former NFL player Hamza Abdullah rips NFL, Roger Goodell on Twitter

Safety and health care appear to be the issues that triggered the profanity-laced outburst.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hamza Abdullah, NFL safety

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 10/31/2013

NFL taunting rule: Nullifying touchdowns may be considered, official says

After Golden Tate TD, Competition Committee may take up the matter when season ends.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:47 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Calvin Johnson has a career day in Detroit Lions’ win over Dallas Cowboys

Week 8 featured Johnson’s 329 receiving yards, the 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs and numerous injuries.

By Kelyn Soong  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  calvin johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Jason Campbell, Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Vick, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Peyton Manning sits out practice with minor ankle injury

Broncos quarterback was hurt at some point in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:54 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Peyton Manning

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Josh Freeman out with concussion, Christian Ponder likely to start

Vikings quarterback situation reverts to uncertain form ... again.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman, NFL

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Jason Campbell to start for Cleveland Browns

Former Redskins, Raiders, Bears quarterback will face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, Jason Campbell, NFL

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Brandon Jacobs receives death threat via Twitter

Fantasy owners weren’t happy that the New York Giants running back was inactive Monday night.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Jermichael Finley out of ICU, suffered bruised spinal cord

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley, NFL

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Michael Vick tops list of NFL’s most disliked players

The list, from Forbes.com, is quarterback-heavy and has a surprise at No. 2.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Vick, NFL

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Sean Taylor murder trial: Jackie Garcia Haley describes scene

Nearly six years ago, Washington Redskins safety was shot to death in his home by an intruder.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Reggie Wayne out for season with torn ACL

Wide receiver had played in 189 straight games.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, NFL, Reggie Wayne

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Sam Bradford out for the year with torn ACL

Rams are expected to look for help at QB...but not to Tim Tebow.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Reggie Wayne may have torn ACL in Colts’ win, report says

Andrew Luck takes blame for injury, which came on a “terrible pass.“

By Cindy Boren  |  10:03 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts, NFL, Reggie Wayne

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/21/2013

NFL injuries on a brutal Sunday: Brian Cushing, Sam Bradford, Jay Cutler (updated)

Jermichael Foster, Reggie Wayne, Arian Foster, Nick Foles also get hurt.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL injuries

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Packers’ Jermichael Finley in ICU, report says

Tight end, who suffered a concussion last month, hurt his neck on helmet-to-helmet hit.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley, NFL