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Alabama set to celebrate fifth national title in 9 years

Alabama's set to celebrate its latest national championship, one that was especially hard to achieve        

Vikings' Skol clap or 'E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles': Which rallying cry is better?

The Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings both have well-known rallying cries. The Eagles' chant is more organic, but the "Skol" chant is special.

Reports about Le’Veon Bell’s behavior match those of Antonio Brown last year

A year ago, word out of Pittsburgh was that soon-to-be free agent Antonio Brown‘s act was wearing thin with the Steelers. This year, reports are saying the same about soon-to-be free agent Le'Veon Bell. This week’s report that the Steelers are unhappy about Bell’s tardiness comes less than two months after Bell is scheduled to [more]

Bill Belichick calls Patrick Chung one of the best players in the NFL

Most people listing the best players in the NFL would come up with a whole lot of names before they came to Patriots safety Patrick Chung. Bill Belichick would not. Asked this week about Chung’s versatility and how his presence is helping the Patriots prepare for the Jaguars, Belichick was effusive with his praise. “Chung, [more]

Eagles’ Mychal Kendricks, Vikings’ Eric Kendricks not speaking this week

Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks and Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks are brothers, and close enough that they speak often during the season. But not this week. Mychal said he and Eric talked a lot the week before the last regular-season meeting between their two teams. But on Sunday, when they’re meeting with a trip to the [more]

Top 5 keys for the Vikings-Eagles NFC championship game

Here are the top five keys for the Minnesota Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles showdown for the NFC title.

Top 5 keys for the Jaguars-Patriots AFC championship game

Here are the five biggest keys for the Jacksonville Jaguars-New England Patriots AFC championship game.

Rex Burkhead was the Patriot who accidentally injured Tom Brady’s hand

NFL quarterbacks are off-limits to contact in practice, so it’s unusual for a quarterback to suffer an injury on the practice field. So how did Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hurt his right hand in practice this week? According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, it was running back Rex Burkhead who accidentally ran helmet-first into [more]

Vikings gobble up trademarks for the slogans of a special season

The Vikings have been working hard this month, both on the field and off it. As explained by Darren Rovell of, the Vikings have applied for various federal trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the aftermath of Sunday’s demon-exorcising last-second win over the Saints. They’ve filed three separate applications for trademarks based [more]

Blake Bortles has 19 million reasons to run, run, and run some more

The one clear truth regarding the habits of Patriots coach Bill Belichick flows from his determination to take away what the opposing offense does best. The one clear truth regarding Sunday’s opponent for a berth in the Super Bowl? The best aspect of the Jacksonville offense traces to running the ball with rookie tailback Leonard [more]

Tom Brady’s hand injury has bettors putting money on the Jaguars

Most people seem to agree that the hand injury Tom Brady suffered in practice this week won’t keep him from playing well on Sunday. But not everyone in Las Vegas is so sure. The betting action in Las Vegas has mostly been on the Jaguars since the Patriots announced that Brady was getting medical attention [more]

Bruce Arians would entertain replacing Jon Gruden in the Monday Night booth

Bruce Arians may be color commentating on Monday Night Football in the near future. You haven’t seen the last of Bruce Arians in the NFL. Since Arians’ premature retirement from coaching due to health concerns, he hasn’t sounded like a man ready to kick his feet up and retire to some beach or swing

Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan doesn't see Kirk Cousins as a 'special player'

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) rolls out of the pocket to pass during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Kirk Cousins sought to become the NFL’s highest-paid player ever last spring. The Washington Redskins countered by

Bengals owner finally reveals the reason he brought Marvin Lewis back

A few weeks after it looked like he was gone, Marvin Lewis somehow returned to the Bengals.

Manziel’s career was Jon Gruden’s biggest QB Camp surprise

Jon Gruden’s nine-year career at ESPN included the excellent QB Camp series, which featured a more raw and rough version of Gruden, interacting with selected members of the incoming class of quarterbacks. During a recent visit to PFT Live, I asked Gruden to identify the quarterback whose career surprised Gruden the most, given his expectations [more]

Facebook decides not to submit TNF bid

The four three-letter networks have submitted bids for Thursday Night Football. The eight-letter social-media giant won’t be. reports that Facebook won’t be submitting a bid for streaming rights for the mid-week package. Twitter had the rights to stream 10 games in 2016, reportedly at $1 million per game. Amazon, per some reports, spent five [more]

Sean Payton turns free couch offer into goodwill gesture

Who would have thought the Vikings and Saints could end up as BFFs after a game that ended like last week’s did? It began when a Vikings fan suggested on social media that Minnesotans donate to Thomas Morstead‘s “What You Give Will Grow” charity to show appreciation for the Saints punter playing through torn rib [more]

Tressel to be Michigan St's DC, Haynes hired for secondary

Michigan State has announced that Mike Tressel will be the team's defensive coordinator and Paul Haynes has been hired to coach the secondary        

Salaam's mother thinks Heisman up for auction was stolen

As online bids for Rashaan Salaam's Heisman Trophy near $300,000, the mother of the former University of Colorado running back is convinced the trophy was stolen        

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