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Lions' Matthew Stafford calls 'Verlander' audible; ex-Tiger thankful

During today's Thanksgiving Day game, there were a couple of interesting calls made by the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford.        

Detroit's Wilson, Swanson leave with injuries in 3rd quarter

Detroit safety Tavon Wilson and center Travis Swanson have left the Lions' game against Minnesota with injuries        

Titans determined to get run game going again

The Tennessee Titans are committed to running the ball as the center of coach Mike Mularkey's "exotic smash mouth" approach. Coming off the worst rushing performance in 2 seasons makes them only more determined to run better.        

Tyron Smith, Anthony Hitchens, Dan Bailey will play

The Cowboys get two of their Pro Bowl players back in action Thursday as left tackle Tyron Smith and kicker Dan Bailey will play. Linebacker Anthony Hitchens also is active. Smith missed the past two games with a groin injury, and the Cowboys allowed 12 sacks. Bailey hasn’t kicked since injuring his groin during the [more]

Smallwood, Douglas deal with greatly reduced roles for Eagles

The trade for Jay Ajayi and Ronald Darby's return from injury has turned Wendell Smallwood and Rasul Douglas into spectators.        

Vikings up 20-10 at halftime, but Lions show a pulse

The Lions are their own worst enemies at times, but the Vikings aren’t far behind on that list. Minnesota is off to a 20-10 lead at halftime over the Lions, who spent most of the first half burning the turkey but put together a sharp touchdown drive just before the break. Matthew Stafford overcame a [more]

Ealy focused on winning with Jets, not revenge vs. Panthers

Kony Ealy says he's focused on winning with Jets, not seeking revenge vs. Panthers        

Denver Broncos have hit a rough patch

The Denver Broncos have fallen fast and hard since winning Super Bowl 50 less than two years ago        

Everson Griffen would like some help naming a child

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen may have just paid a fee for crowd-sourcing the naming of his new child. After sacking Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the second quarter, Griffen raised his jersey to expose a message which read: “I just had a baby boy, what should I name him?” One would hope the league [more]

Bears place Leonard Floyd on injured reserve

Linebacker Leonard Floyd placed on injured reserve by Chicago Bears due to knee injury.        

Despite injury, Chris Maragos remains a leader on Eagles

Minutes after doctors told Chris Maragos he needed season-ending knee surgery, the Philadelphia Eagles' special-teams captain got a phone call that his wife was going into labor        

Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett alternately praised, panned in record-setting career

There are multiple sides to J.T. Barrett, and multiple ways in which he’s been defined as his college career enters its final weeks.        

Adam Gase: Jay Cutler could play without practicing

The Dolphins aren’t able to give thanks for quarterback Jay Cutler‘s exit from the concussion protocol yet. Coach Adam Gase said on Thursday that there is nothing new to report on Cutler’s progress toward clearance for game action, which means Matt Moore continues to work with the first team ahead of Sunday’s game against the [more]

Vikings stay hot on offense, take early lead on Lions

Teddy Bridgewater might never get his old job back. The Vikings continued to roll offensively with quarterback Case Keenum at the helm, driving right down the field for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead. Only Kai Forbath‘s blocked extra point marred their start. The 14-play, 75-yard drive was a testament to steadiness, pecking away at [more]

4 bowl play-in games this weekend with 8 of 78 spots open

There are 70 teams already bowl eligible, having won six games, and eight more spots to fill in 39 bowl games        

Navy, Houston contend for 2nd in American's West Division

Though the season is winding down, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is still looking for improvement from his team as it prepares for Houston        

Devonta Freeman back for limited practice Thursday

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman‘s recovery from a concussion took a step forward on Thursday. Freeman did not participate in practice on Wednesday, but coach Dan Quinn said that he would get in a limited workout on Thanksgiving as the team prepares for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Freeman remains in the concussion protocol, but [more]

Bears place Leonard Floyd on injured reserve

Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd avoided a torn ACL when he hurt his knee in last Sunday’s loss to the Lions, but not a season-ending injury. Floyd was placed on injured reserve Thursday as a result of the injury, something that coach John Fox called likely when discussing Floyd’s status this week. Fox said that Floyd [more]

Lions DE Ansah active, Vikings OT Remmers inactive

Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is active after missing two games with a back injury        

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