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Smith or Kaepernick? It's a tough call

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This has happened before, you'll remember, the Kansas City Chiefs playing against the San Francisco 49ers with a quarterback discarded by the opponent in favor of one now starting for the 49ers. Then, it was the Chiefs vs. Show More Summary

Saints offense has been better than last year

METAIRIE, La. –The New Orleans Saints' offense is not broken. It didn't suddenly disappear or get old or get "figured out." In fact, as quarterback Drew Brees correctly pointed out on Wednesday, the Saints' offense is actually improved...Show More Summary

Congress looking to take NFL's tax break away if it doesn't change Redskins name

The NFL operates as a not-for-profit. That's the league's tax status, which is laughable. The league makes billions of dollars. It's the most successful sports league in American history, a record it breaks every year. Even with a ton of controversial off-field issues in September, television ratings improved again. Show More Summary

NFL Draft: Which non-quarterbacks could crack the top 5 picks?

If the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft is not a quarterback, it could be one of two prized lineman prospects. One on each side of the ball. The bottom three teams in the Week 4 Shutdown Corner power rankings are all teams that appear...Show More Summary

West Virginia Football Players Stage WWE Match in Locker Room

"Good God almighty! That killed him!" A few West Virginia football players staged a WWE-style wrestling match in the locker room, and they certainly didn't hold anything back. (Warning: NSFW language used) The match had props: Ankle locks: And some high-flying moves: [YouTube, h/t For The Win] Read more College Football news on

Who Is the Early Favorite for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year?

There have been a few surprises from first-year players at various positions who warrant consideration for tops as Offensive Rookie of the Year. Which rookies have impressed on offense this season? Who is the early favorite for Offensive...Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey Gives Speech to Texas Longhorns, Pounds Chest with Players

Texas football (2-2) could use a pep talk these days, so, naturally, head coach Charlie Strong brought in the only man who can convince the players that life is a flat circle of futility. Indeed, Matthew McConaughey made his triumphant...Show More Summary

Vikings vs. Packers: Full 'Thursday Night Football' Preview and Predictions

The Minnesota Vikings head to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football. Can the Packers rush defense step up against a strong Vikings run game? Can Green Bay breathe life into its own rushing offense, or...Show More Summary

Shane Morris Injury: Updates on Michigan QB's Concussion and Return

One week after suffering multiple injuries in a loss to the University of Minnesota, it looks as though Michigan sophomore quarterback Shane Morris will miss Saturday's game against Rutgers. According to Nick Baumgardner of,...Show More Summary

Matt Bowen's Week 5 NFL Film Study

Every Thursday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles. 1st-and-10 Here are 10 thoughts from a scheme and matchup perspective as we look ahead to the Week 5 schedule in the NFL. 1. Show More Summary

New York Giants' Power Ranking Roundup Heading into Week 5

Oh, the disparity! It's amazing how much of a difference only a couple of weeks can make, especially early in the season, when it comes to NFL power rankings. We're now heading into Week 5 of the 2014 season, and some of the contenders...Show More Summary

J.J. Watt named AFC defensive player of the month

There’s an easy case to be made that Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is having an MVP season. So the fact he’s the AFC defensive player of the month almost seems anticlimactic. Watt earned the honor after leading the Texans to a surprising 3-1 mark, filling up the stat sheet in the process. Take a…

How pressure impacts Kirk Cousins

The New York Giants figured it out watching film, and the players then saw what the coaches were talking about. When Kirk Cousins faced pressure, things changed. That’s true for most quarterbacks, of course, but the Giants said it was even more so for Cousins. So said Giants safety Antrel Rolle. Show More Summary

Why Steve Smith Sr. Should Be the Next NFL Commissioner

Great leaders are forged in the furnace of strife. Winston Churchill calmed a nation as death whistled overhead. Abraham Lincoln fought tooth and nail to reconcile a country divided. Andy Brinker defeated Val at the Battle of Big Hill,...Show More Summary

Will We Finally Know Who Is the SEC's Best Team After Week 6?

The standings won't reflect it since at least two and possibly more SEC teams will still be undefeated after this week, but we will know which team is the SEC's best following this weekend. With No. 12 Mississippi State (4-0, 1-0 SEC) hosting No. Show More Summary

Week 5 NFL Picks: Vegas Odds, Spread Advice and Predictions

We are through four weeks of the NFL season, which is a large enough sample size to determine one thing—betting on these games is incredibly difficult. One week, the Green Bay Packers offense looks lost; the next, it looks Super Bowl-ready. Show More Summary

DeAndre Levy named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He had started to establish himself as one of the top linebackers in the NFL. Now, he's considered the top defensive player in his conference over the first month of the season. DeAndre Levy was named the NFC's defensive...Show More Summary

PFT Live: Packers talk with Tyler Dunne, Week Five picks

The Packers kick off Week Five with a home game against the Vikings on Thursday night and we’ll be looking ahead to the action during Thursday’s edition of PFT Live. Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will join Mike Florio to discuss what the Packers need to do to win for the second straight…

Good Guys Finish 1st: The Hugh Freeze Story

OXFORD, Miss. — They were alone together, driving through the summer twilight, aglow in the blush of love. It was July of 1992, and the bride and groom cruised away from the Baptist church in Independence, Miss., and into the first hours...Show More Summary

Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins: Breaking Down Washington's Game Plan

A visit from the defending Super Bowl champions is likely the last thing the Washington Redskins want to see while they're still smarting from a 1-3 start. But the Seahawks haven't quite looked as all-conquering as last season's vintage. There's hope for Washington provided the play-calling is aggressive on both sides of the ball. Show More Summary

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