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Lions hope fewer plays leads to more productive offense

The Lions are coming off their worst offensive showing of the season in a 14-6 loss to the Cardinals, a game that marked the first time since 2009 that the Lions failed to score a touchdown. That leaves the team with an average of just under 19 points per game, which ranks 26th in the…

Mississippi State Pulls QB Chason Virgil's Scholarship 16 Days Before Graduation

The dream season for Mississippi State has reached a bumpy stretch in recent days—on and off the field. Less than a week after losing to Alabama, the Bulldogs' recruiting tactics are under scrutiny in the wake of news that longtime quarterback...Show More Summary

Ravens vs. Saints: Complete Week 12 Preview for New Orleans

After two straight home losses, the New Orleans Saints will attempt to get back in the win column when they entertain the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. New Orleans (4-6) was beaten up by the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, as the Saints’ widely celebrated home-field advantage was rendered insignificant. Show More Summary

Goodell delegates Peterson appeal to Harold Henderson

The NFLPA got what it wanted.  Kind of.  Sort of.  Not really. Commissioner Roger Goodell will not handle the appeal of Adrian Peterson’s rest-of-season suspension.  Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Goodell has delegated the appeal to Harold Henderson, a former NFL executive who routinely resolves appeals under the league’s substance-abuse and PED policies.…

Report: Jonas Gray late for work Friday, doesn’t practice

As it turns out, an injury was not the cause of Patriots tailback Jonas Gray sitting out practice Friday. Instead, we can file this one under lateness. According to Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal, Gray was not on time to practice on Friday. Thus, he didn’t take part in New England’s workout. How or…

League checking options if Bills are on the road again next week

With the Bills on the way to Detroit now, the matter of this week’s game is taken care of. Where they play the next one remains to be seen. The Bills had already mentioned the possibility that Ralph Wilson Stadium might not be ready for next week’s game against the Browns, and now others are…

Phil Simms is offended by complaints about Thursday Night Football

Last night’s game between the Chiefs and Raiders ended up being much better than expected.  Then again, the bar was low. But the surprisingly strong performance from Oakland and the late victory from the previously winless home team and its ability to hold off a Chiefs franchise that had been 7-3 represents an exception for…

Justin Tuck was going to fight Sio Moore if the Raiders lost

Justin Tuck was not happy with Sio Moore after Moore's sack celebration almost cost the Raiders a win.

Colts rule out Dwayne Allen and Gosder Cherilus

The Colts will face the Jaguars on Sunday without two players who have caught 13 of the 28 touchdown passes that Andrew Luck has thrown this season. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw won’t play again this season after fracturing his fibula against the Patriots last Monday night and tight end Dwayne Allen is out for at…

What to Expect from Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos Offense in Week 12

In Week 11, Denver Broncos fans and NFL fans alike were delivered a shock when the Rams topped the Broncos 22-7. It was Denver's third loss of the season, yet easily its ugliest. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Julius Thomas left the game early with head and ankle injuries, respectively. Show More Summary

PFT Planet: How dire is the power struggle in Washington?

Mike Florio takes fans’ calls and tweets from around PFT Planet and touches on the possibility of mass changes – from top to bottom – in Atlanta, the Bills’ playoff chances coming off a divisional loss to the Dolphins and the brewing dysfunction in Washington.

Cowboys remember when Jason Garrett took over

IRVING, Texas -- When Jason Garrett replaced Wade Phillips as head coach in the middle of the 2010 season, the Dallas Cowboys were a mess. A 45-7 loss at Green Bay the previous week forced owner Jerry Jones to do something he never wanted...Show More Summary

Nick Perry’s shoulder could change Clay Matthews’ role

Having Nick Perry around made it easier for the Packers to shift Clay Matthews inside. But if Perry’s not able to go this weekend, it could force them to go back to the old plan. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Perry is questionable for Sunday’s game with the Vikings because of a shoulder injury, and…

Matt Asiata Injury: Updates on Vikings Star's Concussion and Return

Depth in the Minnesota Vikings backfield has taken a hit as running back Matt Asiata will probably miss Sunday's game vs. the Green Bay Packers with a concussion. Master Tesfatsion of the Star-Tribune has the news: With Adrian Peterson on the NFL's exempt list, the Vikes turned to Asiata and Jerick McKinnon to help shoulder the load in his absence. Show More Summary

Emmanuel Sanders back at practice

The Broncos got some good news on the status of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on Friday. Sanders was cleared to practice through the league’s concussion protocol and took part in the team’s final practice of the week after missing work on Wednesday and Thursday. Sanders suffered a concussion early in the second half of last…

Four is a crowd in Bucs' backfield

TAMPA, Fla. -- For the first time this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have a full stable of healthy running backs when they play the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Doug Martin, who has missed the past three games with an ankle injury,...Show More Summary

Fantasy Football: Are Any Target Monsters Week 12 Waiver Wire Must-Adds?

When it comes to stats, every fantasy football owner should pay attention to targets. Which players were targeted heavily in Week 11 despite uninspiring production? Which wide receivers and tight ends are potential targets for Week 12? Watch...Show More Summary

Who Is the Most Underutilized Player in the NFL?

The NFL has a wide range of talent, and every team has players that are filled with untapped potential. Who do you think is the most underutilized player in the NFL? Watch as Adam Lefkoe goes in depth with Bleacher Report Analysts Chris Simms and Jonathan Vilma in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Justin Pugh ruled out for Giants

The Giants will have a different look on the offensive line on Sunday night. Right tackle Justin Pugh has been ruled out of the game because of the quad injury that knocked him out of last week’s loss to the 49ers. It’s the first time that the 2013 first-round pick will miss a game since…

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