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Elway on Broncos: “We got a little bit soft”

Earlier this week, we dubbed first-year Broncos coach Vance Joseph this year’s potential surprise firing. It may not be a surprise, based on comments made Friday night by his boss, John Elway. “I will tell you, I think we got a little bit soft,” Elway said Friday at the Ring of Fame ceremony for late [more]

Sheldon Richardson calls fine for low hit on Drew Stanton “extortion”

Seahawks defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is adamant his hit on Drew Stanton was not illegal, calling the NFL fine he received for it “extortion.” He has appealed the $18,231 fine for what the league deemed a low hit on the Cardinals quarterback. Richardson said he lost his balance when he was pushed by Arizona left [more]

Jerry Jones: “I have the NFL’s best interest in mind”

Even at a time when the NFL seems to be embroiled in its most contentious and public bout of dysfunction in decades, the guy at the center of it continues to be willingly to speak publicly about it. In the second of his two-per-week appearances on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones [more]

Giants S Darian Thompson fined for late hit on first play against 49ers

The tone for last Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Giants was set on the first play from scrimmage. 49ers running back Carlos Hyde ran through and around the listless Giants defense for a 28-yard gain that marked the first of several big plays by the Niners on their way to a 31-21 win that [more]

Russell Wilson was on liquid diet for a few days due to jaw injury

The handling of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson‘s concussion evaluation during last Thursday’s game against the Cardinals has come up for scrutiny from the league and Wilson said on Friday that “the league’s gotta do what the league’s gotta do” while reiterating that he was fine when it came to a brain injury. The hit that [more]

Stefon Diggs fined for hugging goal post

The NFL has lightened up on touchdown celebrations this season, but touching the goal post remains a no-no. Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs found that out the hard way: He hugged the goal post to celebrate a touchdown on Sunday. That cost the Vikings a 15-yard penalty, and now it cost Diggs some money as well. [more]

NFL in Mexico City: 'Real fans' hope offensive chants stop

There is a fear that if the fans in Mexico don't stop with their offensive chants, the NFL might stop playing games there.        

USA TODAY Sports' Week 11 NFL picks

Battle of first-place teams could have playoff ramifications.        

Antonio Brown sparks Steelers' long-awaited offensive breakthrough

Pittsburgh's languishing offense finally broke out by posting a season-high 40 points.        

Broncos boss blames players, not coaches, for nosedive

Broncos general manager John Elway is placing the blame for Denver's five-game losing streak squarely on the players        

Richard Sherman confident about recovery right after surgery

While Richard Sherman was in surgery, his fiancée said he's been "in really good spirits."        

Raiders probably won't have Amerson against Brady, Patriots

The Oakland Raiders will likely be without cornerback David Amerson when they play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Mexico City        

Chargers QB Rivers practices again, questionable for Sunday

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is listed as questionable for Los Angeles' upcoming game against Buffalo due to a concussion        

Skrine fined $48K for illegal hit, Burfict not fined

Jets cornerback Buster Skrine was fined $48,620 for an illegal hit on Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson        

Brady, Patriots heading for greater heights in Mexico

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are wrapping up a week in Colorado where they acclimated to the altitude        

NFL fines Jets' Buster Skrine, Seahawks' Sheldon Richardson

Skrine was docked $48,620 for unnecessary roughness in the Jets loss to the Bucs.        

Cowboys' star LB Sean Lee out vs Eagles with hamstring issue

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has been ruled out of Sunday's game against NFL-leading Philadelphia because of a hamstring injury        

NFL Week 11: Locks and upsets

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' NFL experts tell you which teams are a lock to win and which are in danger of being upset.        

Dolphins' Stills questionable against Bucs with back injury

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay with a back injury that forced him to leave practice Thursday        

Philip Rivers cleared to play Sunday

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will play Sunday, the team announced Friday. An independent neurological consultant cleared Rivers from concussion protocol. He self-reported concussion symptoms Monday, a day after the Chargers’ loss to Jacksonville. Show More Summary

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