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Ezekiel Elliott's suspension has killed the Cowboys' season

Let’s start with the good news: the Dallas Cowboys have now endured half of Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension. But the bad news is, Dallas may not recover. The Cowboys are now 0-3 without Elliott, and we’ve seen enough to realize that their offense is inept without the Pro Bowl running back. Show More Summary

NFL Thanksgiving football: Two good matchups and one dud

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Fox Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET It has been rare through the years that a Lions Thanksgiving game impacts the playoff race. This one could end up deciding the NFC North title. Assuming the Aaron Rodgers-less...Show More Summary

The Giants-Redskins game was terrible, and we should forget it ever happened

On the list of Thanksgiving horrors, Thursday night’s New York Giants-Washington Redskins game ranked somewhere between pre-chewed turkey and political discussions with your angry uncle who’ll tell you exactly what’s wrong with this country. Show More Summary

Case Keenum continues his stellar play for the surging Vikings

Case Keenum continues to be a godsend for the Minnesota Vikings. Perhaps it should no longer come as a surprise when the Los Angeles Rams washout outplays his counterpart, just as he did on Thanksgiving Day with the entire nation watching. Show More Summary

Everson Griffen gets a sack, celebrates by crowdsourcing his new baby's name

Sometimes we get stuck on a new baby’s name. It happens. What most of us won’t do is get a sack in an NFL game, then display a T-shirt asking what to name the baby. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen had a unique way of figuring out what to name his new baby boy. Show More Summary

Vikings nail Thanksgiving-themed touchdown celebration

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum continues to play well. (AP) The 8-2 Minnesota Vikings have had plenty to celebrate this season. Facing the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving day, they took a quick 6-0 lead following a Case Keenum-to-Kyle Rudolph touchdown catch. Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick: A travesty of justice

  Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem last season, alongside two of his teammates, Eli Harold (left) and Eric Reid (right). (Getty Images) As Americans come together on our national holiday to give thanks and sharing gratitude...Show More Summary

Bruce Irvin, Khalil Mack don't practice a day after Raiders defensive coordinator fired

On Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton. On Wednesday, two of the Raiders’ biggest names on defense stretched with the team, then walked off the field and didn’t practice. The team said they didn’t practice...Show More Summary

Return to Revis Island: Chiefs sign veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis

The Kansas City Chiefs, who are trying to right the ship after losing four of their last five games, have signed cornerback Darrelle Revis. The team made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Kansas City has been trying to sign Revis for much of the season, but the 32-year old would not take the deal until now. Show More Summary

No Jimmy Garoppolo yet as C.J. Beathard will start again for 49ers

Most teams acquire an exciting new player, and they can’t wait to get him out on the field. You can’t accuse the San Francisco 49ers of impatience. On Oct. 30, the 49ers traded for New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. We’re going to make it through November without Garoppolo getting his first 49ers start. Show More Summary

Ranking the NFC's surprise teams, and also Thanksgiving side dishes

Welcome to the Wednesday War Room, where Yahoo Sports’ football minds kick around the topics of the day. Today, we’re talking NFC Super Bowl contenders and first-rate Thanksgiving side dishes. Enjoy! Question 1: We’ve got several surprise teams leaping up in the NFC including the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. Show More Summary

So you're saying there's a chance: 0-10 Browns could still make the playoffs

Good news, Cleveland Browns fans: your team might be 0-10, but according to one really, really diligent user on Reddit, the Browns are not yet mathematically eliminated from making the playoffs. It might be the longest of longshots,Show More Summary

Wisconsin bar offers free beer until Packers score, really regrets it during shutout

Wisconsinites love their Green Bay Packers more than anything else, but they love their beer too. So at least something good came out of last Sunday’s Packers game at one Wisconsin bar. According to “As It Happens” on CBC Radio, the Bavarian Bierhaus in Glendale, Wisconsin, has a fun promotion: Free beer during Packers games until they score. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday! 5 ways JuJu Smith-Schuster can celebrate his 21st

JuJu Smith-Schuster. (Associated Press) JuJu Smith-Schuster, the NFL’s youngest player, turned 21 today, which means that in addition to having a successful rookie campaign and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 8-2 record, the Steelers’ breakout star has another reason to celebrate. Show More Summary

Bills bench Nathan Peterman, turn back to Tyrod Taylor

After punting a game last week while in the wild-card race, the Buffalo Bills are going back to Tyrod Taylor at quarterback. Last week the Bills made the baffling decision to bench Taylor for fifth-round rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman. Show More Summary

Jerry Jones backs off litigation threat over Roger Goodell

The saber rattling from Jerry Jones appears over. For now. The Dallas Cowboys owner won’t sue the league or its owners, he told USA Today on Tuesday, after making litigation threats over the contract extension of commissioner Roger Goodell. Show More Summary

Raiders sack Ken Norton as defensive coordinator

The Denver Broncos aren’t the only AFC West team making big changes. The Oakland Raiders have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., two days after a 33-8 loss to the New England Patriots, which they had two weeks to prepare for because of their bye. Show More Summary

Broncos making quarterback switch, will install Paxton Lynch as starter

The Denver Broncos aren’t just getting a new offensive coordinator this week – they’re getting a new quarterback. Via multiple reports, head coach Vance Joseph informed the team’s three quarterbacks on Tuesday that Paxton Lynch, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2016, will start this week against the Oakland Raiders. Show More Summary

NFL Power Rankings: One team stands out in a mess of an AFC wild-card race

We’re going to get some weird AFC wild-card teams for the first week of the playoffs. The craziest part of the Buffalo Bills’ weird quarterback decision last week was that this is a great year to grab a wild-card spot in the AFC. It’s not like the competition is fierce. Show More Summary

A bad fake field goal and a missed field goal sink the banged-up Seahawks

It wasn’t just that the Seattle Seahawks’ fake field goal was ill-conceived, ill-timed and plainly strange, it was that it reeked of desperation. The Seahawks went for a fake field goal with seven seconds left in the first half on Monday night. Show More Summary

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