It seems like the Carolina Panthers might not have a choice in whether to shut down linebacker Luke Kuechly or play him the remainder of the season. Despite returning to practice this week, Kuechly was not cleared to play and ruled out of Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. Kuechly is still
New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham practically begged the NFL to fine him for his behavior and words toward the officials in last Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFL handed down a $12,154 fine to Beckham for verbal abuse/excessive profanity toward a game official, according to
Did you see that staredown by Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio at Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid after Thursday night’s game? All we needed was for JDR to hit Reid in the back with a chair as Reid flexed for the crowd in some “Hulk Hogan is the third man!” type drama. “Not at all, not at all,
When you talk about this peculiar NFL season – pick any so-called Super Bowl contender and you’ll find a few major flaws without even digging too hard – the one team that keeps coming up is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Everyone thinks the Steelers can be very dangerous in January, and there are good reasons
If the Kansas City Chiefs end up doing some special things this season, they can point back to safety Eric Berry’s big day at the Atlanta Falcons as a big factor. Berry had a pick-six and also an interception on a two-point conversion that he returned for two points for his own team in a 29-28 win.
Say this about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: His national-anthem protest drew a lot of attention, from all corners. At a ceremony in Hawaii on Wednesday to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris made a remark that
Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smith came to his news conference Wednesday in a Yoda onesie. Smith is getting everything he can out of his final (right?) NFL season. Steve Smith Sr. In Yoda costume as he addresses media.
The Dallas Cowboys, even at 11-1, don’t seem that unlikable. The Cowboys are always unlikable to some fans no matter their record, but this particular bunch doesn’t seem too bad. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is a great story (he even picks up his own trash!), the Cowboys are a true underdog tale
Concussions can be unpredictable. Some players suffer a concussion and return in a few days. Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was back at practice on Wednesday after missing two games due to a scary concussion he suffered against the New Orleans Saints, though it was unclear how much contact
Everyone went crazy about Cam Newton being benched for the first series of Sunday’s game because he didn’t wear a tie when the Carolina Panthers traveled to Seattle. Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram went down memory lane and recalled that Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett cut two players
And you remember Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s famous “Beast Mode” touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs years ago.
Jason Pierre-Paul already had his fair share of bad luck when it comes to injuries. Pierre-Paul, the New York Giants defensive end who famously suffered severe hand injuries in a fireworks accident on July 4, 2015, had sports hernia surgery and will miss the rest of the regular season according to Ralph
Cleveland won a pro sports championship and the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year World Series championship drought this year. Weird things are happening. Maybe we shouldn’t dismiss the Detroit Lions just yet.
After the third play of the game, a third-down incompletion from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets fans started loudly booing. NFL players and coaches bristle whenever the word “quit” is brought up. The first series of the game was a Jets’ three-and-out.
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
Brock Osweiler has been bad for the Houston Texans. 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. Osweiler was 22 of 35 for 202 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-13 loss against the Green Bay Packers
Cam Newton has had some interesting press conferences, some combative ones, some short ones, but none like the one he had on Sunday night. Newton was benched for the first series of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks for a dress-code violation. Panthers coach Ron Rivera wouldn’t get into
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
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. Mack is on a tear, and made another important and impossibly athletic play on Sunday.
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. Thomas was defending a pass against the Carolina Panthers when his leg crashed into teammate Kam Chancellor’s leg. NBC’s Michele
At 3-5, following a blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked practically finished. The Buccaneers got their fourth straight victory Sunday, a 28-21 road win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. The past three wins have been impressive: a victory at the Kansas City Chiefs
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. Amazingly, Bortles now has more pick-sixes in his
Safety Eric Berry decided that the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t going to lose on Sunday. The Falcons took a 28-27 lead with 4:32 left, and went for the two-point conversion to try to go up by a field goal.
Mike Nugent missed his fourth extra point in three games. While the Baltimore Ravens kicker continued on Sunday to hit 50-yard field goals like they’re extra points, other kickers can’t even hit extra points like they’re extra points. Yes Mike Nugent, we’re talking about you.
The Buffalo Bills could be without tight end Charles Clay for Sunday’s game, because Clay stayed home due to the expected birth of his child. The team announced Saturday that Clay did not make the flight to Oakland. #Bills TE Charles Clay is not on the team flight to Oakland due to the expected birth