It’s been confirmed: Peyton Manning will start for the Broncos in their divisional playoff game on 17 January.
The New York Jets needed a victory at Buffalo on Sunday to clinch a playoff spot.
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.
Junior Seau became the eighth member of the '94 San Diego Chargers team to have died last week, leading one teammate to declare they are 'cursed'.
Colin Kaepernick’s protests against police shootings and racial inequality have been minimized by many because he was the San Francisco 49ers’ backup quarterback, playing behind the lightly regarded Blaine Gabbert. Now he will have a more prominent role as the Niners have named him their starter for Sunday’s game at Buffalo.
Calvin Johnson is known as the best wide receiver in the NFL and he backed this up on Sunday night as he compiled 329 receiving yards against the Dallas Cowboys.
It's hard to remember a wilder Wild Card weekend than the one that has just been consigned to history.
Houston Texans pass rusher Whitney Mercilus couldn't believe Rangers' second goal against Hibs was allowed to stand.
The breakout star of this football season may very well be a punter. If that sounds like some sort of backhanded compliment of a 2016 NFL season that has seen poor reviews and declining ratings, maybe it is.
Here’s what passes for a good time in the NFL.
Brock Osweiler has the chance to make amends for a disappointing regular season after the Texans confirmed he would start at quarterback in Saturday’s playoff game against the Raiders.
The NFL’s war on player celebrations continues, and now the officials are on the frontline.
Cam Newton has expressed his frustration about what he feels is the NFL’s failure to provide him with protection on the field.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has accused the NFL of trying to take the fun out of professional football, and suggested that TV ratings will continue to decline if the league continues on a quest to turn players into “robots”.