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Seahawks safety Earl Thomas' season-ending injury changes the NFC playoff picture

Last week, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was ruled out for the rest of the season, changing the entire AFC playoff picture. This week, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas’ season-ending injury will shake up the NFC. Thomas will miss the rest of the season, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Monday. Show More Summary

NFL now letting Browns, Titans participate in 'My Cause My Cleats' in Week 14

By most measures, the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign in Week 13 was a rousing, unquestioned success for the league. And after it appeared that the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans might miss out, it turns out that they’ll get to participate as well. Show More Summary

Trip home leads to scary discovery for journeyman tight end Mitchell Henry

Tight end Mitchell Henry. (AP) When he was cut from the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad last month, tight end Mitchell Henry was told to stick close to the city, because the Ravens intended to re-sign him a week later. But Henry, an...Show More Summary

Rex Ryan's vague comments on Tyrod Taylor suggest QB's Bills future uncertain

After Sunday’s 38-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders in which the Buffalo Bills lost a 15-point, second-half lead, Bills head coach Rex Ryan was asked about whether quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s recent slump would have any bearing on his future with the team. Show More Summary

Texans owner Bob McNair wants critics to leave Brock Osweiler alone

Brock Osweiler has been bad for the Houston Texans. He signed a controversial $72 million contract last offseason and has become a punch line since. Among quarterbacks with at least 200 attempts, only Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets has a worse passer rating than Osweiler, who sits at 74.2. Show More Summary

Eric Dickerson on Rams' woes: Jeff Fisher 'is not the coach for this football team'

Former Rams, Colts, Raiders and Falcons running back Eric Dickerson is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Current Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is two losses away from being the losingest head coach in NFL history. Last week,...Show More Summary

Which four NFL teams would you put in a college-style playoff?

College football announced its four playoff teams on Sunday and the field was met with a predictable round of griping over the teams that got snubbed. (Hello Penn State and Michigan fans!) Over here in NFL fandom, we’re blessed with a playoff system that allows 12 teams into the postseason dance. Show More Summary

Mike Zimmer back with Vikings, expected to travel with team to face Jaguars

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was forced to miss the team’s Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but it appears he’ll be back this week following eye surgery. The Vikings announced that Zimmer is expected to be back this week. Show More Summary

Cam Newton explains why he didn't have a tie and violated Panthers' dress code

Cam Newton has had some interesting press conferences, some combative ones, some short ones, but none like the one he had on Sunday night. He answered multiple questions about why he didn’t have a necktie on a flight. Newton was benched for the first series of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks for a dress-code violation. Show More Summary

The 2016 Carolina Panthers are a reminder that everything in the NFL is temporary

Linebacker Luke Kuechly was on the Carolina Panthers sideline, in street clothes as he recovers from a concussion, ranting and raving at the officials and everyone else nearby after a long Seattle Seahawks touchdown. Earlier, Derek Anderson started at quarterback because Cam Newton apparently didn’t wear a necktie. Show More Summary

NFL Winners and Losers: Khalil Mack and the Oakland Raiders are soaring

Khalil Mack didn’t make a lot of noise early in the season. The Oakland Raiders were winning but Mack wasn’t having the kind of season everyone expected from him. He’s making up for it lately. Mack is on a tear, and made another important and impossibly athletic play on Sunday. Show More Summary

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffers bad injury, sends odd tweet mentioning retirement

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is among the most intense players in the NFL, and said missing his first career game last week due to a hamstring injury was tough on him. He suffered a more serious injury Sunday, and that led to a strange in-game tweet. Show More Summary

Cam Newton benched for Panthers' opening series vs. Seahawks for 'dress-code violation'

Cam Newton did not start against the Seattle Seahawks in what was called a “coach’s decision.” (AP) The Carolina Panthers opened with Derek Anderson at quarterback, not reigning MVP Cam Newton, in Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Show More Summary

Watch Raiders punter pick up penalty flag, do dance with it, get flagged himself (Video)

Roger Goodell has his eye on Marquette King. How could he not? The commish has to at this point. After all, any player — and a punter, no less! — who has as much fun on a football field as King does is subject to a No Fun League investigation. Show More Summary

Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers are suddenly tied for first place in the NFC South

At 3-5, following a blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked practically finished. Now, they’re looking like a potential playoff team. The Buccaneers got their fourth straight victory Sunday, a 28-21 road win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Show More Summary

Larry Fitzgerald passed two Hall of Famers, now sits third all time in catches

Must be nice to surpass two Hall of Fame receivers on the all-time NFL receptions list in one day. Must also be nice to look up and see only two men above you on the same list. That’s what Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald accomplished Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Show More Summary

Chip Kelly's father died Friday, but his mom wanted him to coach 49ers on Sunday

The father of San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly died Friday night, Kelly confirmed after Sunday’s 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears. Paul Kelly, a retired trial lawyer from New Hampshire, practiced law for more than 40 years. Chip...Show More Summary

Tom Brady is now the winningest quarterback in NFL history

Tom Brady came into Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Rams with 200 wins as a starting quarterback, tying him with his recently retired contemporary, Peyton Manning, for most ever. And with the New England Patriots hosting the Rams, it seemed a given that Brady would get his record-setting 201st. Show More Summary

What can the Jaguars do about their enormous Blake Bortles problem?

It’s good to know there are things in life we can depend on. The sun will rise in the east, Alabama will make the College Football Playoff, “The Big Bang Theory” will be unfunny and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will give out pick-sixes like he’s making a holiday donation to the Salvation Army. Show More Summary

Eric Berry makes one of the plays of the season to steal a win for the Chiefs

Safety Eric Berry decided that the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t going to lose on Sunday. He put the Chiefs in a good spot with an interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter off MVP candidate Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons. Show More Summary

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