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Bears fans are using a web browser logo to troll their front office

Things are not going too well for John Fox in Chicago. Now in his third year at the helm of the Bears, Fox is 12-27 overall and has guided the team from an NFC North contender to a total rebuild. This is not what anyone envisioned with...Show More Summary

GQ magazine names Colin Kaepernick 'Citizen of the Year'

It’s November, and that means numerous media outlets will be starting to look back at 2017 and all of the events and people that shaped the year and drove discussion. Men’s magazine GQ is one of the first to do so, going a slightly different...Show More Summary

Patriots' Martellus Bennett on controversial Green Bay exit: 'Right now I'm just like [expletive] it'

Newly healed New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett addressed the media for the first time since his controversial departure from the Green Bay Packers. “It’s not about could you play, it’s should you play,” Bennett told reporters...Show More Summary

Week 10 in NFL: Tears of joy and sorrow, and it paid big to beat up Dak Prescott

Things got emotional in Week 10, and for good reason. NFL players and fans formally saluted and thanked the military as Veterans Day weekend concluded. One of the league’s young stars returned to the sideline after a grueling road back from injury. Show More Summary

As Patriots soar, Broncos are facing sudden, serious questions

It wasn’t that long ago that a Denver-New England battle was the highlight of the month in the NFL, not just the highlight of the week. But Peyton Manning is long retired, the Broncos’ most recent Super Bowl championship fades further in the distance with every day, and this matchup isn’t about what is, only what was. Show More Summary

NFL Winners and Losers: The Cowboys' momentum comes to a screeching halt

Ezekiel Elliott got all the headlines, but he wasn’t even the biggest loss for the Dallas Cowboys this week. He might not have been the second-biggest loss, either. Without all-world left tackle Tyron Smith, who was out with back and groin injuries, Adrian Clayborn had six sacks for the Atlanta Falcons. Show More Summary

49ers' Marquise Goodwin reveals reason he was so emotional after scoring TD

The San Francisco 49ers got their first win under first-year head coach Kyle Shanahan on Sunday, beating the hapless New York Giants, 31-21. One of the biggest plays of the day for the 49ers was the second-quarter, 83-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Show More Summary

Falcons' Adrian Clayborn earns massive bonus with six sacks against Cowboys

Carson Wentz and Tom Brady currently lead the argument for Most Valuable Player of the 2017 NFL season, but Dallas Cowboys’ left tackle Tyron Smith might be worth considering too. On Sunday, Smith wasn’t able to play against the Atlanta Falcons due to back and groin injuries. Show More Summary

49ers win means the Browns are our last chance for 0-16

Coming into Sunday’s games it appeared we had two entries in the 0-16 race, with the caveat that the San Francisco 49ers had a decent shot to get off the schneid against the New York Giants this week. The 49ers did just that. Playing...Show More Summary

Jacoby Brissett concussion will put Colts under scrutiny

Another team will come under some scrutiny for any possible violations of the league’s concussion protocol. The Seattle Seahawks face penalties for a violation of the NFL’s concussion protocol with Russell Wilson on Thursday, and now...Show More Summary

Despite threat of boycott, attendance increases at Sunday NFL games

Fans angry with the NFL and its protesting players called for a boycott on Veterans Day weekend. But other fans showed up to Sunday’s games, and in greater numbers than they had averaged all season. NFL players protesting during theShow More Summary

Who dat? Saints dominate Bills behind record-setting run game

The New Orleans Saints won their seventh straight game on Sunday, on the road in Buffalo, and unlike so many games in recent years, they didn’t have to do it behind the right arm of Drew Brees. New Orleans posted a franchise-record six...Show More Summary

Steelers mock A.J. Green fight with their TD celebration

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a great idea for a touchdown celebration, they just executed it well below their normal standards. But you have to respect the idea of poking fun at division rival A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals for his fight with Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey last week. Show More Summary

The six craziest moments of a wild Jaguars-Chargers game

It may not have been the most anticipated game of Week 10, but the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Los Angeles Chargers turned out to be one of the craziest games of the season. The final result was a 20-17 Jags overtime win. Here are the six craziest moments of a game that had plenty of wild moments. Show More Summary

Colts WR Donte Moncrief channels Kobe Bryant in best NFL celebrations of Week 10

  Donte Moncrief is Black Mamba NBA legend Kobe Bryant is more of a soccer guy, but maybe he’ll be more of an American football fan after seeing this. Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief hauled in a 60-yarder from QB Jacoby Brissett...Show More Summary

CFL players set the bar for great touchdown celebrations

Four members of the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks pull off a great touchdown celebration. (CFL/Twitter) Now that the NFL has loosened the rules on touchdown celebrations, we’ve seen some really fun, creative ones. Heck, we at Shutdown Corner even set out to rank the 10 best through the first half of the season. Show More Summary

Vikings pull off brilliant leapfrog TD celebration

As the NFL season makes the turn, we’ve already had a range of spectacular celebrations, like the Kansas City Sack Race and the Pittsburgh Bench Press. Time to add a new challenger to the list: the Minnesota Leapfrog. During Sunday’s...Show More Summary

John Fox's winning challenge somehow backfired for the Bears

The Chicago Bears’ propensity for boneheaded decisions knows no bounds. Literally. While trying to overturn an out-of-bounds ruling in hopes of a getting a touchdown call, head coach John Fox’s staff grossly underestimated what happened...Show More Summary

Vontaze Burfict, NFL's dirtiest player, gets himself ejected and imitates Johnny Manziel

If you made a list of least surprising things that could happen on Sunday, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict being ejected might have topped the list. Burfict makes a habit of getting in trouble, and the Bengals make a habit...Show More Summary

Watch: Washington's Maurice Harris puts in his bid for catch of the year

In recent years, Odell Beckham Jr.’s insane one-handed catch against the Cowboys has been the standard-bearer for incredible catches in the NFL. But nearly three years to the day after Beckham’s reaching, twisting touchdown, Washington’s Maurice Harris has put in his bid for a grab that should at least merit catch of the year consideration. Show More Summary

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