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Power Rankings: NFL touchdown celebrations at midseason

This NFL season has been a miserable slog of rage, blame, and litigation, but there’s been one unqualified highlight: the return of coordinated touchdown celebrations. Scoring a TD in the NFL is tough damn work, and we’re all in favor of celebrations up to and including intermissions and full orchestras. Show More Summary

Sorry Six: The Broncos are detonating before our very eyes

We’re at the halfway point of the season, and we’re smack-dab in the middle of a thicket of storylines that no sane human being could have predicted: America (or at least a very loud segment of it) turning on the NFL. The president of the United States treating the league like Ndamukong Suh treats quarterbacks. Show More Summary

NBC to use SkyCam as primary angle next Thursday night

A couple of weeks ago, when NBC had to use the SkyCam view – the cameras suspended by wires over the field – because of heavy fog during the New England Patriots-Atlanta Falcons Sunday night game made it nearly impossible to see the action from the traditional angle. Show More Summary

Colts cut corner Vontae Davis, ending brewing drama between the player and team

The Colts announced they’ve waived cornerback Vontae Davis on Thursday, after Davis reportedly decided to undergo season-ending groin surgery on the advice of multiple independent doctors. Indianapolis Star reporter Stephen Holder, citing...Show More Summary

Five bold predictions for NFL Week 10

Week 9 of the NFL season proved once again that what we think we know is often not true at all. The best example of that was a depleted Washington Redskins team going into Seattle and beating the Seahawks 17-14 in front of the 12th man. Show More Summary

Two Giants players rip coach Ben McAdoo: 'He's lost this team'

As if their 1-7 record thanks to last Sunday’s home drubbing at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams weren’t enough to show that something is definitely wrong with the New York Giants, a couple of players have aired their grievances to a reporter. Show More Summary

Packers release tight end Martellus Bennett

Any teams in playoff contention want a tough, good tight end? You can get one. The Green Bay Packers have cut veteran Martellus Bennett with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation. It’s unclear what that condition is, and why now became the time for the Packers to release Bennett. Show More Summary

Which teams have the inside track to the Super Bowl?

Welcome to War Room, where Yahoo Sports’ football minds kick around the topics of the day. This week, we’re at the halfway point, so we’re reassessing our Super Bowl picks, and we’re also considering which division will end up being the worst in the NFL. Show More Summary

Does Eli Manning belong in the Hall of Fame?

Eli Manning is not the sole blame for the New York Giants’ worst start since the Carter administration, but his poor play certainly hasn’t helped. And at 36 years old, it begs the question: Is Eli Manning a future Hall of Famer? Well, for starters, his multiple Super Bowl wins and multiple Super Bowl MVP awards are at the top of his resume. Show More Summary

Jerry Jones hires lawyer and threatens to sue over Roger Goodell extension

Dallas owner Jerry Jones (R) is reportedly attempting to block NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s extension. (AP) Jerry Jones isn’t happy with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell anymore, and the feud might get ugly for the NFL. According to...Show More Summary

Leonard Fournette finds some humor after his suspension last week

Leonard Fournette was presumably not thrilled when he was suspended for last Sunday’s game due to a violation of team rules, but he could joke about it Wednesday. With the Jacksonville Jaguars getting back to practice for this week’s game, Fournette was there. Show More Summary

Vikings place Sam Bradford on injured reserve, activate Teddy Bridgewater

Weeks ago, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer gave an odd answer on the status of quarterback Sam Bradford, saying, “He might play in one week, he might play in six weeks. Either way, he’s fine.” Well, we’re past six weeks, and Bradford hasn’t played yet. Show More Summary

NFL midseason awards and our updated Super Bowl predictions

Not much has gone to plan in the NFL this season. We’re roughly to the midpoint of the NFL season, with nine weeks in the books (with most teams having had their bye) and eight to go. Our NFC first-place teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. Show More Summary

Wife of Buccaneers star makes reckless claim about Derek Carr and Raiders linemen

Miko Grimes, the wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers standout cornerback Brent Grimes, is no stranger to controversial remarks. She feuded with Miami Dolphins beat writers while her husband was with that team, and her tweets are, shall we say, colorful. Show More Summary

NFL Power Rankings: Browns and 49ers start to stare down 0-16 possibility

Go ahead and name every 1-15 team in NFL history. There was that Cowboys team during Troy Aikman’s rookie year, and the Browns last year, maybe a Colts team before Peyton Manning … Here’s the point: Nobody remembers the 1-15 teams through history. Show More Summary

The Packers are unwatchable without Aaron Rodgers

Either the Green Bay Packers’ coaches don’t trust quarterback Brett Hundley to throw anything past the line of scrimmage, or he’s incapable of pulling the trigger on throws downfield. It has to be one of those. Whatever. It doesn’t matter much anymore. Show More Summary

Zach Miller sends heartfelt message to fans, medical staff after horrible injury

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is placed on a cart after injuring his leg in the second half of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. (AP) Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered an injury that, unfortunately, will be memorable for anyone who witnessed it. Show More Summary

Josh Gordon details how he drank or did drugs before every game

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s revelation to GQ that he drank or did drugs before every one of his football games is mind-blowing. Gordon had one of the most spectacular seasons in recent memory, leading the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013 at age 22, despite playing just 14 games and with subpar quarterbacks. Show More Summary

Mike Evans suspended one game for blindside hit during fight

Mike Evans blindsided an opponent during a fight on Sunday, and it’s going to cost him a game. The NFL has suspended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver for his hit on New Orleans’ Marshon Lattimore, who was squaring up against injured Bucs QB Jameis Winston during a strange sideline scuffle on Sunday. Show More Summary

A.J. Green and Jalen Ramsey will not be suspended for on-field fracas

A.J. Green turned the Cincinnati Bengals-Jacksonville Jaguars game into a UFC pay-per-view, and still he didn’t get suspended by the NFL. Green attacked Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, grabbing him around the neck and dragging him down,...Show More Summary

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