Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 Follow on Twitter FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots fans have received a quick introduction to defensive end Eric Lee during the last three games. Signed off the Bills' practice squad on Nov. 21 because of
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: December 16, 2017, 10:00 am
We've entered the fourth season of the annual South Point-lined Play of the Day competition, effective July 1. Starting bankrolls have reset to $10,000, with the maximum bet being to win $1,000 and the minimum wager $300. Ray Brewer won back-to-back titles in the 2015-2016 and 2016-17 seasons, after
Author: LasVegasSun.com
Posted: December 16, 2017, 7:00 am
RAMS (9-4) at SEAHAWKS (8-5) When: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle Line: Seahawks by 2.5 TV/radio: Ch. 11; 710-AM, 93.1-FM, 1330-AM (Spanish) RAMS OFFENSE vs. SEAHAWKS DEFENSE The Rams scored only 10 points in these teams' first meeting, in October, but they totaled 375 yards
Author: ocregister
Posted: December 16, 2017, 6:04 am
In 2001, the WWE (then the WWF) and NBC launched the XFL, a no-holds-barred football league that served as a supplement to the NFL, whose broadcast rights NBC didn’t have at the time. A documentary that debuted earlier this year regarding the long-defunct league ended with WWE owner Vince McMahon and
Author: ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Posted: December 16, 2017, 5:52 am
The NFC playoff race got pretty interesting this week when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was medically cleared to return to football. That means he's starting for the Packers on Sunday afternoon in Carolina, the first game back for Rodgers since he suffered a broken collarbone at the hands of
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: December 16, 2017, 5:47 am
The Washington Redskins aren't the only team in the NFL this season to decide not to wear their original Color Rush uniforms. You can add the Lions to that list.  When the Color Rush uniforms were unveiled in September 2016, the Lions were given an all-black uniform by Nike.  However, the Lions never
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: December 16, 2017, 5:37 am
The Lions decided to take a different approach to running the ball last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Whether Abdullah plays and how much remains to be seen, but you can bet Theo Riddick will be active again after he received 16 touches against Tampa Bay.
Author: MLive.com
Posted: December 16, 2017, 5:00 am
The Carolina Panthers have opened an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct against owner and founder Jerry Richardson. In a statement Friday, team spokesman Steven Drummond acknowledged accusations had been made against Richardson, 81. "The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take
Author: ABC News
Posted: December 16, 2017, 5:00 am
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After two consecutive wins against the Jets and Colts, Head Coach Vance Joseph couldn't help but feel that the victories were a bit bittersweet. The Broncos had finally began playing the kind of game he had long said would be key to wins — limiting turnovers on offense while letting
Author: denverbroncos.com
Posted: December 16, 2017, 4:46 am
KANSAS CITY — Casey Hayward has four interceptions this season, but has yet to take one to the end zone. If and when that happens, the Chargers cornerback might pay homage to one of his opponents. Two months ago, Tyreek Hill debuted a celebration built on both subtlety and disrespect. During a season-opening
Author: ocregister
Posted: December 16, 2017, 4:45 am
Backup quarterback Nick Foles is the next man up in Philadelphia, but is likely going to have a hard time duplicating the success that Carson Wentz has had on third downs.
Author: The Wall Street Journal
Posted: December 16, 2017, 4:41 am
This 2017 season's first edition of Saturday football features two teams from the NFC North. One is fighting for its playoff life, and the other is looking to spoil its division rival's hopes.  The Detroit Lions are 7-6 entering their Week 15 matchup with the Chicago Bears, which puts them a
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: December 16, 2017, 4:36 am
Watch your favorite analysts from Around the NFL, The Dave Dameshek Football Program, Move the Sticks, Game Theory and Money and NFL Fantasy Live as they make their picks for every 2017 NFL Week 15 matchup.
Author: NFL Highlights
Posted: December 16, 2017, 4:36 am
It's the semifinals in most Fantasy leagues, and owners are suddenly worried about whether they'll have Leonard Fournette in their lineups. Fournette was unable to practice all week due to a quad injury, a formula that leaves most players listed as out heading into the weekend. But Fournette
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: December 16, 2017, 4:10 am
A kicker has won the league's MVP award, but a wide receiver never has. Not Don Hutson. Not Jerry Rice. Not Randy Moss. But Washington kicker Mark Moseley won the award in 1982. “Man, that's crazy,” Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown said, via Chris Adamski of triblive.com. “That's
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: December 16, 2017, 3:30 am
Matt Ryan has had more than a week to get over his last outing. He's put the three interceptions and season-low 55.2 passer rating behind him. Of course, it helped that the Falcons beat the Saints. “I feel like I've got a good process, a good routine that I get into that helps me prepare week
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: December 16, 2017, 3:06 am
Follow Dave Grunfeld as he travels to Green Bay to visit Lambeau Field and meet with Madden players.
Author: NFL Highlights
Posted: December 16, 2017, 3:06 am
Each Wednesday Bill Belichick holds his midweek press conference in the media work room at Gillette Stadium, one in which he explains exactly why that coming weekend's opponent is so capable of beating his Patriots. Given the run of success Belichick and Tom Brady have had over the last 17 years,
Author: New England Patriots
Posted: December 16, 2017, 2:57 am
Mitchell Trubisky didn't get the fanfare Deshaun Watson received after his first few NFL starts in 2017, but the Bears quarterback is coming off his best performance as a rookie, and has slowly acclimated to the professional game despite minimal experience at the collegiate level.  Think about this
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: December 16, 2017, 2:24 am
LOS ANGELES — Toa Lobendahn knows the risk. Knee injuries, each requiring surgery because of torn ligaments, ended his previous two seasons. This fall has mostly come with a clean bill of health. Lobendahn, USC's left tackle, has missed only one game, a loss at Washington State in late September,
Author: Daily News
Posted: December 16, 2017, 2:23 am
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A win against the Saints helped push the Falcons back into the projected playoff picture, but with three games to go they must take care of business down the stretch to secure a postseason berth. RELATED CONTENT Who to root for in Week 15 Who will win? Expert picks NFC playoff
Author: atlantafalcons.com
Posted: December 16, 2017, 2:10 am
Elway was an still is the face of the Denver Broncos to this day. Two Super Bowl wins as a player and another as a member of their front office are only part of the reason he's the No. 1 on this list.
Author: NFL Highlights
Posted: December 16, 2017, 2:08 am
Kyle Carter had one wish for his 25th birthday on Sunday, and it has come true. The tight end was promoted by the Vikings on Friday from the practice squad to the active roster. He will make his NFL debut against Cincinnati on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. “I've been telling my family this week that
Author: Twin Cities
Posted: December 16, 2017, 1:22 am
Our staff writers break down the San Francisco 49ers Week 15 matchup, a home game against the Tennessee Titans. Let's dive into the keys to the game in this "Four Downs" preview of Sunday's matchup, presented by SunPower. 1st Down: What is the key statistic of the game? @Joe_Fann: Rushing
Author: 49ers.com
Posted: December 16, 2017, 1:17 am
THOUSAND OAKS — Todd Gurley needs the ball more. Robert Woods is back. Cooper Kupp is coming off a career game. Tavon Austin is still a part of the Rams' offense, despite what the statistics indicate. Then there's Sammy Watkins, Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. The Rams' list of skill players
Author: ocregister
Posted: December 16, 2017, 1:14 am
NFL Network's Dan Hellie and actor Matt Walsh talk about the 1985 Chicago Bears and the Bears current quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Author: NFL Highlights
Posted: December 16, 2017, 1:06 am
Steven Nelson in front of his locker, staring at his phone. He draped a towel over his shoulder and waved off interviews. This was Dec. 3, just moments after the Chiefs' 38-31 loss to the New York Jets, and Nelson –– the Chiefs' starting nickel corner –– had just finished a rough outing. He'
Author: kansascity
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:51 am
Tempe, Ariz. — Adrian Peterson was placed on injured reserve Friday because of a neck injury, ending the running back's season after only six games with the Cardinals. Acquired from New Orleans on Oct. 10, Peterson ran for 448 yards — 314 in his first three games — and two touchdowns on 129 carries
Author: Detroit News
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:44 am
Let me Start by saying I'm a massive Steelers fan, I bleed black and gold, I'll do my best to make this preview as unbiased as possible, but I have seen every Steelers game this year and I will have a lot more to say about the home team. A game/story of this magnitude deserves to be told right
Author: Medium
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:39 am
On Friday, AOL Instant Messenger, commonly known as AIM, put up its final "away" message. In remembrance of the iconic messaging platform, take a look at some of the screen names from members of the San Francisco 49ers. Some of their handles may surprise you.
Author: 49ers.com
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:30 am
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shares an update on the Carolina Panthers' investigation of owner Jerry Richardson.
Author: NFL Highlights
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:26 am
DALLAS (AP) — Pharoh Cooper of the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City's Tyreek Hill split 10 of the 11 first-place votes in The Associated Press kick returner rankings. The overall tally wasn't nearly that close.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:13 am
Tickets for four NFL games dropped below the price of three prime high school matchups this week.
Author: Shutdown Corner
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:02 am
A six-pack of eye-opening Dolphins nuggets sent to us by “Inside Edge” on Friday and some thoughts on each: ▪ Since mid-October, no NFL quarterback has been more accurate in the red zone than Jay Cutler. Cutler has completed 73 percent of his passes (19 completions on 26 attempts) on plays in the red
Author: miamiherald
Posted: December 16, 2017, 12:00 am
The Bears hope to end a four-game losing streak in Detroit when they play the Lions at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ford Field. They've lost eight of nine in the series, including a 27-24 defeat Nov. 19 at Soldier Field. The Lions beat the Buccaneers on Sunday to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. At
Author: chicagotribune
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:55 pm
Adrian Peterson was placed on injured reserve Friday because of a neck injury, ending the running back's season after only six games with the Arizona Cardinals. Acquired from New Orleans on Oct. 10, Peterson ran for 448 yards - 314 in his first three games - and two touchdowns on 129 carries and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:54 pm
The Seattle Seahawks appear likely to be without at least one of their starting linebackers for Sunday's matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. K.J. Wright has not practiced all week due to a concussion sustained last Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While not officially ruled out, Wright has
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- A couple weeks ago, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano joked about the movie "Groundhog Day" when referring to his team's play each week. Basically, another game, but the same mistakes and the same scenario. Play well for a half and then struggle to get anything
Author: UPI
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:49 pm
Raymond Summerlin checks in on Leonard Fournette, Alvin Kamara, Joe Mixon, and the biggest fantasy names on the Week 15 injury report.
Author: Rotoworld
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:48 pm
NFL Network's Steven Jackson shows us why he thinks Todd Gurley could be in for a big day against the Seattle Seahawks.
Author: NFL Highlights
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:42 pm
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was not surprised Michael Bennett avoided a fine despite the defensive end starting the brouhaha at the end of Seattle’s loss to Jacksonville. Carroll again defended Bennett, saying he was merely trying to time up the snap and swipe the ball. “Yeah, he did what I said he did
Author: ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:29 pm
The Raiders' secondary has been crushed left and right by injuries this season. Plus, when does Jack Del Rio expect Amari Cooper back?
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:29 pm
Week 15 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Broncos and it continues with this season’s first two Saturday games. 12 more games will be played on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to
Author: ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:27 pm
Week 15 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Broncos and it continues with this season's first two Saturday games. 12 more games will be played on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:27 pm
Titans tight end Delanie Walker has become a staple of the team's offense. He's been their most reliable pass catcher, and a vital piece of their run game, since arriving with the club in 2013. It wasn't long ago though that Walker was undervalued as a starting tight end by another team.
Author: USA Today
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:20 pm
Anti-Green Bay fever is reaching a pitch in Charlotte as the Packers and Carolina Panthers prepare to face off Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. Packers' fans were the first to get petty, however, when a Packers' blogger for SB Nation claimed the Panthers have a “dull” pro shop, because the
Author: charlotteobserver
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:19 pm
NFL Network's Maurice Jones-Drew talks about what he expects will happen if the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense sits in zone coverage against Tom Brady.
Author: NFL Highlights
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:18 pm
FRISCO, Texas – Narratives around here with the Dallas Cowboys change like the Texas weather.          You know, one morning you wake up these days and it's 37 degrees. By time you come home after work in the evening it's like 70 degrees.          Go figure.          Same with these opinions
Author: Dallas Cowboys
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:17 pm
GAMEDAY DETAILS The New Orleans Saints will take on the New York Jets on Sunday, December 17 at 12:00 PM in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. All gates at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome open at 10:00 AM, with the exception of Gate A Ground Level, which opens to Suite and ADA patrons at 9:00 AM. Champions Square
Author: neworleanssaints.com
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:15 pm
CHARGERS (7-6) at KANSAS CITY (7-6) When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. PT Where: Arrowhead Stadium Line: Chargers by 1 TV/Radio: NFL Network; 640-AM, 980-AM (Spanish) CHARGERS OFFENSE vs. KANSAS CITY DEFENSE Darrelle Revis will eventually be a Hall of Famer. But the fact that Kansas City signed the 32-year-old
Author: Daily News
Posted: December 15, 2017, 11:14 pm
What can we expect from Aaron Rodgers in his return? Well, at least one of these quarterbacks is in for a rough outing in Week 15 — and it's not Rodgers.
Author: Shutdown Corner
Posted: December 15, 2017, 5:46 pm