during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Week 13 NFL power rankings: We have a new No. 1

1. Carolina Panthers (11-0; Last Week- No. 2) For the first time this season, we have a team other than the New England Patriots holding the top spot in our power rankings. And let’s be honest- the Carolina Panthers have absolutely deserved to be here themselves all season anyway. Like the Patriots, the Panthers entered […]

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers runs with a camera after a 33-14 win against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 26, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Can the Carolina Panthers run the table?

The Carolina Panthers are the NFL’s lone unbeaten team. Can they win their final five games in order to become only the second team in NFL history to finish a regular season 16-0? Here’s a look at what lies ahead for Cam Newton and Co. Week 13 at New Orleans: The Panthers will be rolling […]

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills reacts during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

This weekend in NFL stupid, feat. Rex Ryan

This year on This weekend in NFL stupid, we’re focusing on one extremely stupid winner with an honorable mention or two on a weekly basis. To close out Week 12 of the 2015 regular season, we look back on a strange decision (or lack thereof) from a coach who continues to make bad ones. The winner: […]


Matt Millen apologizes to Lions fans for his GM tenure

It was one of the most perplexing moves in the early 21st Century, the hiring of Matt Millen as Detroit Lions President and CEO straight from out of TV/Radio where he was an analyst for the NFL on Fox and Westwood One Radio. Millen was in charge of the Lions between 2001 and 2008 and […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 15: Nick Foles #5 of the St. Louis Rams throws a pass in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome on November 15, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Nick Foles set to start at QB in Week 12 for St. Louis Rams

Nick Foles missed last week’s game in favor of Case Keenum as the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. It wasn’t a very happy benching for Foles, but he will get a chance to prove himself again in Week 12. According to a report, Keenum will miss this week’s game due to injury and […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 03: Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles on the sidelines against the New York Jets in the third quarter during a pre-season game at MetLife Stadium on September 3, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

The Chip Kelly era is on the verge of failing in Philadelphia

I understand that it’s easy to overreact when teams lose four out of five games, with the last of those losses coming in blowout fashion on national television. And those who still choose to defend Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly will rightly point out that he won 10 games in each of his first […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys in action during the second half of the game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Week 12 NFL power rankings

1. New England Patriots (10-0; Last Week- No. 1) For the second straight week, the Patriots were challenged, but still found a way to get the win. The Pats certainly look beatable, but with just six games remaining, their 16-0 chances still look decent. And those chances will look much better if New England can […]

at AT&T Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

Ex-Cowboy Joseph Randle arrested at Kansas casino

Just weeks after being released by the Dallas Cowboys, running back Joseph Randle was arrested on Tuesday night at a Kansas casino. Randle is facing numerous charges, including assaulting a police officer. A gaming commission spokesman told Sports Illustrated Randle was asked to leave the Kansas Star Casino for being over-intoxicated, and causing a disturbance at the […]

Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford suffered from CTE, family announces

Hall of Fame football player and veteran broadcaster Frank Gifford suffered from the degenerative brain disease known as CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), his family announced in a statement released on Wednesday. The legendary New York Giants star and Monday Night Football analyst passed away in August at the age of 84. His death was attributed to […]

SEATTLE, WA - November 20: Running back Thomas Rawls #34 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball during a football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on November 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won the game 29-13. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Thomas Rawls

Sans Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks can excel with Thomas Rawls

The Seattle Seahawks are replacing a beast with a beast. Does it suck that they’ll be without Marshawn Lynch for at least the rest of the regular season after the perennial Pro Bowler underwent sports hernia surgery on Wednesday? Sure, because while the aging Lynch has been absent often this season and hasn’t been effective […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01:  J.J. Watt #99 of Houston Texans enters the field before the game against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Who leads the defensive player of the year race?

With six weeks remaining in the NFL season we’re starting to get a clearer vision of who the player awards will go to. Defensive player of the year is a very tight race, though, with many players making a serious run at it. So who will win out? Here are the primary candidates: J. J. […]


Week 12 NFL game watchability rankings

Week 12 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 23:  Wide receiver Stedman Bailey #12 of the St. Louis Rams celebrates  after his seven yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 23, 2014 in San Diego, California.  The Chargers won 27-24.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Report: Rams receiver Stedman Bailey shot twice in head Tuesday night

St. Louis Rams receiver Stedman Bailey is in critical but stable condition after being shot Tuesday night, according to NFL.com. Bailey was shot twice in the head while sitting in a car in Miami Gardens, Florida, NFL.com reports, and will undergo surgery Wednesday. The Rams reportedly do not believe the injuries are life-threatening. According to […]