To understand football, Nate Jackson says, you need to remember one inherent truth about the game: a human body was not made to absorb that kind of punishment.
The NFL has successfully put 12 months between it and the league’s worst year in history. As you no doubt remember – or have paid for therapy to specifically not remember – the 2014 season was as bad as it had ever been for the NFL.
George Visger sat in his truck, a prized possession since everything else was gone, but struggled to remember the model and year. “It’s, uh, a Chevy. Yeah. A Trailblazer, I think. 2003. No, wait, 2009. Probably around then.”
Of all the things NFL players can do to each other on the field the one most forbidden in today’s climate is to intentionally hit another player in the head.
Cam Newton continued to prove he is worthy of being the NFL’s Most Valuable Player as he first led undefeated Carolina to a huge lead over the New York Giants and then took them 49 yards in seven plays to set up game-ending field goal in the Panthers’ 38-35 victory.
Suddenly the Seattle Seahawks are thundering toward the playoffs and they may just be the team no one wants to face in the season’s final weeks. In what could be a first-round playoff matchup, the Seahawks trampled NFC North leader Minnesota 38-7.
Tom Brady had just hit Danny Amendola for an 11-yard touchdown pass. The Patriots were up 14-0 on the hapless Eagles, a team that had given up 45 points in consecutive weeks. It looked like New England were headed for their 11th win of the season.
All they do is win. And dance.
Before all the Super Bowls, the MVPs and the all-time passing-yardage record, which he broke on Sunday afternoon, Peyton Manning threw a touchdown on his first NFL pass.
The NFL has announced the opponents for its three Wembley games in 2014.
Antonio Brown made another distinctive footwear choice on Sunday – but he again discovered that the NFL doesn’t take kindly to rule breaches.
It was Urban Daddy who brought this subject to our attention. (Of course.) But they're not alone in celebrating the super babes of Super Bowl Sunday.
As well as the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons will host games at Wembley in 2014.
Well, this is a bit of a fail!
Few American corporations are more equipped to investigate an employee than the NFL. The league and their teams spend heavily to scour the past of every prospect coming out of college, hire private eyes to stalk players in nightclubs, and collect mountains of data on everything from sleep cycles to injury risk. If money is involved, they are relentless in what they seek.
Cam Newton has responded to criticism of a post Super Bowl press conference he gave that managed to make the average athlete interview sound like the Gettysburg Address.
The silent protest Colin Kaepernick started over a month ago has grown into a full movement. On Sunday, Washington’s star wide receiver DeSean Jackson became the latest athlete to make a statement about police killings. He risks a fine from the NFL and perhaps more signifiant punishment by wearing special shoes painted with yellow caution tape for the team’s home game against Cleveland.
Not one person managed to call all six games correctly in last week’s edition of our Pick Six contest, but this is not the time to feel downhearted.
When the NFL decided to bring both the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers to Wembley for the first time, they could hardly have imagined the pair would be arriving with identical 0-3 records.
One of the things the Dallas Cowboys have always loved about Tony Romo is his football mind.
Colin Kaepernick made his return as a starter for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, although he received a far from warm welcome in Buffalo as he took on the Bills.
NFL teams have shot back at the league’s ban on franchises posting highlights to social media by recreating Sunday’s games using toys.