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    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse INDIANAPOLIS, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs are among the NFL teams that should be on upset alert in Week 4 of the season. Week 3 was a humbling one for NFL teams and experts, who quickly learned that we don’t actually know anything about the sport of football. There were plenty of dramatic upsets around the NFL in Week 3, including the Kansas City Chiefs getting tripped up thanks to some untimely mistakes in Indianapolis. The season is set to move into October after Thursday night’s game so we are closing in on the conclusion of the first quarter of the year. Let’s take a look at three teams who need to be careful this week to avoid getting upset, a lesson that the Buffalo Bills did not...
    Miami-Dade County’s high schools saw the number of their alumni on NFL rosters to start the 2022 season fall precipitously from the same time last year. Where the county renowned for its football talent boasted 36 players in 2021 after Week 1, that number crashed to 23 this year, a 36.1% plummet. Further, the county directly to the north is starting to dominate Miami-Dade, with Broward having 55 opening-weekend players drawing an NFL paycheck. That total is a jaw-dropping 139.1% larger than the not-even-two-dozen players from Miami-Dade. The opening-weekend players from Miami-Dade hailed from 12 schools and could be found on 14 teams, with the Buffalo Bills leading the way with four players. Here is the list, in alphabetical order by last name of the players, who were either on the 53-man roster, the practice squad or on an injured list. At the end, there is a listing of how many come from each school and are on each NFL team. Tutu Atwell, Rams, Northwestern Dicaprio Bootle, Chiefs, Southridge* Bootle was signed by the Chiefs after opening weekend. Teddy Bridgewater,...
    EVERY successful Cleveland Browns running back is inevitably compared to Jim Brown. An NFL legend and Hall of Famer, Brown is considered one of the best to ever play the position, and perhaps the sport. 3Nick Chubb rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown on Thursday nightCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Jim Brown was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971Credit: Getty No pressure then Nick Chubb. Fifth-year running back Chubb has already cemented himself an impressive reputation in the league, reaching three Pro Bowls and rushing for 4,816 yards through his first four seasons. A key component in the Browns' offense, Chubb has once again found himself compared to the man, the myth, the legend that is Brown. After the Browns won their Thursday night matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17, ESPN's Jake Trotter tweeted: "Nick Chubb has rushed for 341 yards. Read More on FootballBRISSETT'S BROWNS? Jacoby Brissett's performance leaves fans wondering about Deshaun WatsonHAMMER TIME GMFB hosts left shocked that MC Hammer has blocked the show on social media "That's the most through 3 games...
    Taylor Swift's name has been dropped as a possible Super Bowl halftime performer. The 32-year-old Red singer may be on stage on February 12, 2023 when the final football game of the season takes place, her fans think. Swift's followers came up with the theory after the NFL made a big announcement on Thursday night that could be seen as a clue. It was shared that Apple Music will be sponsoring the show after Pepsi dropped out in May. And though Swift's name was not mentioned for Super Bowl LVII, her fans think it is obvious that the blonde beauty will be involved due to the timing of the announcement.  The clues are a bit far reaching but they make sense to her fans. The top clue is that the NFL's announcement that Apple Music was the halftime sponsor was made at midnight and Swift has a link to midnight: she often makes her announcements at midnight, she uses the word midnight often in her work, and her next album is titled Midnights. Could it be? Taylor Swift's name has been dropped...
    Getty Aidan Hutchinson celebrates a sack for the Lions in 2022. At 1-1, there’s a long way to go for the Detroit Lions before the team can be called contenders for anything in 2022, but it’s clear the season is off to a solid start. Detroit’s offense is flying high in spite of some early inconsistencies, and the defense has been strong and physical, getting after it up front. Some of these realities have folks who are believers in the team downright excited. ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky is one of those folks. Orlovsky has watched the Lions through the first few weeks of the season, and seems more ready than ever to proclaim that the team can sustain momentum. Speaking on First Take, Orlovsky wasted no time laying out the early reasons the Lions will be in the playoffs soon to Stephen A. Smith. As he said, the way the defense and offense complement each other is pretty inspiring to see. Play Are the Detroit Lions a playoff team? | First TakeStephen A. Smith and Dan Orlovsky debate...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 18: Cooper Kupp #10 of the Los Angeles Rams makes a catch in the third quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at SoFi Stadium on September 18, 2022, in Inglewood, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) The Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills are among the NFL teams that should be on upset alert entering Week 3 of the season. Each week in the NFL season is filled with its own storylines, and the main takeaway from Week 2 was the epic collapse. Three huge collapses — or epic comebacks, from a certain point of view — defined the week in a league that has a few clear top dogs and a lot of chaos in the middle class. Avoiding upsets is a hard job in this version of the NFL, a lesson that the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts learned the hard way in Week 2. Let’s take a look at three teams that should be on upset alert in Week 3, beginning with...
    Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are going to win Super Bowl LVII. The quirky quarterback is talented enough to overcome the loss of his top receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders in the offseason. Coordinator Joe Barry’s defense might be in the best in the league paced by star corner Jaire Alexander, the best NFL player that no one talks about. And Rich Bisaccia’s hiring as special teams coordinator will improve the unit that doomed Matt LaFleur in January’s 13-10 division round loss at Lambeau Field to the San Francisco 49ers. The Buffalo Bills are the chalk, and they proved why with their opening night beatdown of the reigning champion L.A. Rams. The Cincinnati Bengals seem capable of getting back to the big stage and finishing the job. The Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders all seem poised to possibly make runs. Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs and Tom Brady’s Bucs certainly have the pedigree from recent titles of their own. But LaFleur and Rodgers have...
    This could be Tom Brady's final Week 1 match despite unretiring to take part in the 2022 NFL season.  Brady returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just 40 days after announcing his retirement . Initially, the seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement following 22 seasons in the league on February 1.  Tom Brady will be hoping to get his eighth Super Bowl ring in what could be his final season By late March, Brady was back and is ready to roll into season 23 which begins at Dallas on Sunday Night Football.  Even before his season has started, NFL insider Ian Rapoport revealed those close to Brady think there is a finality about 2022. 'He has never said it publicly, but multiple parties involved acknowledge that after last year's retirement then unretirement, the end is coming,' Rapoport said.  'That is the understanding, that this is the final year.'   Brady hits the field Sunday for his 23rd season of NFL play, as the Bucs take on the Cowboys The former Patriot will be without his longtime tight end Rob Gronkowski who...
    Getty Adrian Peterson walks off the field after a Tennessee Titans game. Adrian Peterson believes he’s still got something left in the tank — and wants to use it to help the Buffalo Bills this season. The four-time All-Pro running back and future Hall of Famer said he’s still holding out hopes of playing in the NFL again this season, and sees Buffalo as a good fit. Peterson saw time with two teams last season, appearing in four games and scoring two touchdowns. Though he didn’t get much interest in the offseason and is currently putting his athletic focus toward another endeavor, Peterson believes he could still contribute to a team at age 37.Peterson Has Eye on BillsAfter spending time with the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks last season, Peterson has been focusing on a career in boxing. He and fellow former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell are set to square off in a September 10 bout. But Peterson said he still hopes to return to the NFL, telling TMZ Sports that he would be interested in joining...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 27: Tom Brady #12 of Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws the ball during an injury timeout during the preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are among the NFL teams that should be on upset alert in Week 1 of the season. Every NFL fan is eagerly anticipating the start of the season with Week 1 action. Getting a win to start the campaign is a big confidence boost and could be the springboard to a postseason run but the chalk won’t always hold in the league where they play for pay. Throughout the course of the season, we will use this space to take a look at three teams that are in jeopardy of getting upset in a given week. All lines referenced in this story each week will come from the DraftKings Sportsbook. Let’s get started with a look at a potential...
    Getty Josh Woods runs on the field before a 2022 Lions game. The Detroit Lions are set to attack a new season, and as part of that, the team has a new set of captains to roll into the year with. Choosing captains for the team is likely not easy duty, as the Lions are developing some of the best veteran leadership in the league in spite of having a young roster. Still, there are plenty of players to choose from in terms of leadership. On Tuesday, September 6, the Lions revealed their captains for this coming season with a tweet. Our 2022 captains#OnePride pic.twitter.com/kNcuqMFL1e — Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 6, 2022 This year, Detroit’s group of captains are quarterback Jared Goff, offensive lineman Frank Ragnow, defensive lineman Michael Brockers, linebacker Alex Anzalone, safety Tracy Walker and linebacker Josh Woods. If one of those names sticks out like a sore thumb to fans, it’s likely Woods. The linebacker might still be an unknown to many, but he earned a role on the team and has been thought of...
    The Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the NFL dates all the way back to 1938. It rewards the standout player across the regular season in the league. Here is a look at the leading contenders for the award in 2022 ahead of the upcoming campaign. Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) Since arriving in the NFL in 2018, Josh Allen has consistently been one of the leading quarterbacks. The former first-round pick has scored 46 passing touchdowns in that period, while he has recorded 14,114 passing yards. Allen was in the conversation for the MVP award last season, as he helped his side finish with a 11-6 record and their second consecutive divisional title. If he continues to improve, he could put himself a long way clear of his rivals at his position in 2022. Josh Allen 21/25 307 yards 5 TDs 7 drives, 7 touchdowns for #BillsMafia. pic.twitter.com/78VUDRuZo9 — Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 16, 2022 Bills fans are very optimistic about their chances of lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the upcoming season....
    DESHAUN WATSON will be suspended for 11 games after a settlement was agreed. The Cleveland Browns quarterback was initially banned for six NFL games earlier this month. 1Watson signed for the Browns from the Texans in MarchCredit: AP Judge Sue Robinson recommended the discipline and determined Watson violated the league's personal conduct policy. The retired judge was tasked with recommending the suspension by the NFL and NFLPA. But that six-game suspension was appealed by the NFL, who wanted a longer ban. A settlement between the NFL and NFLPA was agreed on Thursday that would see Watson banned 11 games. Read More on The US SunBEAT IT, KIM! Kim mocked in parody video after brand accused her of stealing earbud designIN THE MONEY I'm a lotto expert - you can use easy method to beat the system Watson will also be fined $5m, which will be donated to charity. The ex-Texan, 26, has agreed to a settlement with 20 of the 24 women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Watson is facing allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to sexual assault, but...
    Aaron Rodgers has said that he has owned the Chicago Bears, but this year, he has a chance to put a stamp of approval on that statement. The Chicago Bears currently have the most wins of any NFL franchise, but Aaron Rodgers, the self-proclaimed owner, may have something to say about that. Since 1920, the Bears sit at 783 victories as a franchise, the most in NFL history. Green Bay sits at 781. This means that if the Packers win two more games than the Bears this season, the Green and Gold will have the distinction of being the most winning franchise in NFL History. Ever since the NFLs first year in 1920, the Bears have always led all franchises in most career wins. They currently stand at 783. If the Packers win 2 more games than the Bears this season, the Packers will become the winningest NFL franchise ever. Cool graphic here ⬇️ https://t.co/mmK4kPUoVy — Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 12, 2022 That would not only be devastating to Bears fans, but for Aaron Rodgers and...
    DESHAUN WATSON has been suspended for six NFL games. The Cleveland Browns quarterback learned his fate on Monday morning. 1Watson signed for the Browns from the Texans in MarchCredit: AP NFL Network's Ian Rapoport broke the news on Monday morning. Judge Sue Robinson recommended the discipline and determined Watson violated the league's personal conduct policy. The retired judge was tasked with recommending the suspension by the NFL and NFLPA. It could still be appealed by both sides with the NFL potentially holding out for a longer ban, or Watson and the NFLPA wanting shorter. Read More on The US SunGIRL BOSS Kourtney gives rare glimpse into her office with vintage photos & rack of clothesHARROWING HIKE Girl, 10, dies after falling 100 feet while hiking at Garden of the Gods The ex-Texan, 26, has agreed to a settlement with 20 of the 24 women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Watson is facing allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to sexual assault, but faces no criminal charges. But lawyers confirmed Watson's first accuser, Ashley Solis, and three other plaintiffs will move forward with...
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Stop if you’ve heard this before: There’s optimism among the New York Jets as they head into training camp. For a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in 11 seasons — the NFL’s longest active drought — it’s all just talk, of course. But the Jets believe this season could truly be different. No, really. C.J. Mosley told al.com, his hometown newspaper in Alabama, last month that he’s “really expecting playoffs or bust.” The 30-year-old linebacker didn’t back down from that bold statement when the Jets reported for training camp Tuesday. “I feel it’s a realistic goal because that’s why we play this game,” Mosley said. “We come here to win football games. You want to leave a legacy wherever you are. And guys came here this offseason to try to win, be great in New Jersey-slash-New York. “That should be everybody’s expectation, every day they wake up and every day they come into the building.” Sure, that sounds good. But lots of losing has been the reality during the past decade-plus for...
    Getty Alim McNeill looks on during the Lions game against the Colts in 2021. The Detroit Lions hope their 2021 NFL draft class figures as the bedrock for all their future success, and if that is the case, production from Alim McNeill will be a big reason why. McNeill already looked primed for success after his first season in the league, and more success could be on the horizon for the defensive lineman when the 2022 season begins in a few more months if projections prove true. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! Recently, Pro Football Focus and writer Michael Renner took a look at ranking the 15 best second-year breakout candidates for the 2022 season. The Lions had a player place on the list in McNeill, and he came in decently high as well. McNeill ranked 10th on Renner’s list, and the writer admitted the rookie “held his own” last season in Detroit, even outshining Levi Onwuzurike, his fellow rookie lineman, at...
    Not only are Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle expected to be two of Tua Tagovailoa’s top playmakers, but the Miami Dolphins receivers are also serving as the quarterback’s biggest advocates. During the latest episode of Hill’s It Needed to be Said podcast that featured Waddle, the Dolphins receivers talked about the improves they’ve seen from Tagovailoa, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. When asked to compare Tagovailoa from the 2021 season, where he produced a 90.1 passer rating after completing 67.8 percent of his passes, throwing for 2,653 yards with 16 touchdowns in the 13 games he played, to the quarterback Miami saw during the offseason work in coach Mike McDaniel’s new offense, Waddle downplayed what Hill believes is a substantial difference. “They know what Tua is capable of for real,” said Hill, a three-time Pro Bowler who the Dolphins traded a treasure chest of draft picks to acquire from the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason and gave a contract extension that averages $30 million a season. “That boy looks scary right now,” Waddle said...
    Getty Richard Sherman on December 7, 2020 while with the 49ers. It won’t be long before the NFL world sees Richard Sherman in a new light: As an analyst breaking down plays, players and using his verbose side to describe certain field moments on the streaming air. The perennial Pro Bowl cornerback, who lined up for the San Francisco 49ers from 2018 to 2020 and was one of the captains of the 49ers’ Super Bowl 54 team, will soon be in studio for the Amazon NFL Thursday Night Football coverage — though he’s still open about a return to the league as he has not officially retired yet. Already, he delivered one breakdown of a prominent member of the 49ers on Monday, July 11 who, surprisingly, is yet to play in his first Pro Bowl as he enters his eighth season in the league. But Sherman lauded this 49ers veteran which included sharing one “hope” he has for his former 49ers teammate. ALL the latest 49ers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on 49ers...
    Look for second-year pro Eric Stokes to have a breakout season for the Green Bay Packers. If there was ever a player to have a breakout season on the Green Bay Packers roster, look no further than 2021 first-round cornerback, Eric Stokes. Not only is Stokes playing opposite of a proven commodity in Jaire Alexander, but he is an absolute … DAWG! This former Georgia star really made a name for himself throughout the draft process two years ago, in addition to starring in the always deep SEC. It is for that reason so many people are so high on Stokes ahead of his second NFL season with the Packers. He is going to break out. If Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and former Pro bowl defensive back Samari Rolle think this highly of Stokes, you better believe this guy is going to be a superstar for Green Bay really soon. Such a good breakdown. The #Packers D should take a leap, not only with Jaire Alexander healthy but coaches view Eric Stokes as a budding star primed for a...
    ROB GRONKOWSKI would "answer the call" if Tom Brady tried to tempt him out of retirement for a second time, according to his agent. The Buccaneers tight-end, 33, called time on his NFL career on June 21 after eleven years in the league. 4Gronkowski retired in 2019 but returned to join Brady at the BucsCredit: AP 4The pair had previously won three Super Bowl rings together in New EnglandCredit: Getty 4Gronk's agent Drew Rosenhaus has reportedly said the tight-end would return if Brady askedCredit: Reuters 4Gronk had a brief stint in WWE in 2020Credit: Getty It's the second time Gronkowski has hung up his pads after leaving the game briefly in 2019. During his time away from the game, Gronk had a brief fling with the WWE before Brady tempted him to Tampa Bay. He returned to help the Buc win the Super Bowl in 2020, before falling just short in the playoffs a year later. And according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gronk's agent Drew Rosenhaus believes the same could happen again - if Brady made the call. Read More...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders LB Denzel Perryman. The Las Vegas Raiders wrapped up mandatory minicamps early this offseason, which is a good sign that things are going well. Prior to the roster going off and enjoying their offseason before the start of training camp, they had to do a photo shoot. Pro Bowl linebacker Denzel Perryman decided to put together the most notable performance during photo shoots. While he was posing for a photo, Perryman unleashed a screech with as much force as he could possibly muster. The Raiders released a clip of the scene and it quickly got popular online. Wasn't expecting this ???? @brgridiron (via @raiders) pic.twitter.com/91pyIHujJd — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 16, 2022 Perryman is certainly an interesting character. He’s been seen wearing unique visors on his helmet during practices and always has a beanie on his head despite playing in Las Vegas, which is one of the hottest cities in the country. Regardless, he’s clearly having a good time with the Raiders and is becoming one of the team’s most popular players. Read More...
    The National Football League has hired its first openly transgender cheerleader. Justine Lindsay, 29, told the world in an Instagram post in March she made the Topcats, the cheerleading squad for the Carolina Panthers. In that same Instagram post, she also came out as transgender. 'Cats out [of] the bag, you are looking at the newest member of the Carolina Panthers Topcats Cheerleader's as the first transgender female,' she wrote. 'I would like to thank the beautiful and talented dancers who supported me along the way, alumni, TopCats family and friends for your love and support. I would not have gotten to this moment in my life if it wasn’t for the support.' Lindsay will now represent the Carolina Panthers at everything from community events and fundraisers to business conferences. Though the NFL does not keep a record of its cheerleaders, Lindsay is believed to be the first openly transgender female in the league.  And she told Buzzfeed News she is proud to take on that mantle, saying: 'I think more people need to see this. It's not because I want recognition....
    Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) One could easily argue that these five NFL head coaches are coaching for their jobs this fall. It is never too early for hot seat watch season in the NFL. Despite there being 10 head-coaching changes throughout the league, there will be more than a few out of a job by next season’s end. That is just how things work in the business of professional football. Though there are other coaches who might be starting to feel the pressure to some extent, these five are our best bets to be looking for work if it hits the fan for them this season. With all the Urban Meyers and Matt Nagys out of the way, who all are on NFL hot seat watch?NFL hot seat watch: 5 head coaches coaching for their jobs this upcoming season 5 Frank Reich Head Coach Indianapolis Colts Frank Reich needs his Indianapolis Colts playoff-bound as the AFC South winnerThe Indianapolis Colts are a well-run organization, but owner Jim Irsay is running out of patience. They may have had...
    Getty Aidan Hutchinson running drills during the 2022 NFL combine. When the Detroit Lions take the field later on this fall, they will have no shortage of young players that are capable of doing damage, but one might stand out above all the rest. Aidan Hutchinson has already been projected to play a major role for the Lions this coming season, but folks have gone beyond that to believe that he will be taking home honors for what he does on the field. Yet another vote has been cast Hutchinson’s way from the media. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! Sports Illustrated insider Albert Breer was asked in a recent offseason mailbag segment who his pick would be to win Defensive Rookie of the Year award. As he explained, he almost picked cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., but instead went with Hutchinson given his ability to generate major plays on defense. “I’ll go with chalk and say Lions pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson, pro-ready as...
    After five seasons away from football, Colin Kaepernick may be back on his way to the NFL.  ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the 34-year-old has a scheduled tryout with the Las Vegas Raiders this week, according to multiple sources.  Team spokespeople did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's request for confirmation.   Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season, when he ignited a nationwide free speech debate by kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest discrimination and racist police brutality. The Raiders currently have a starting quarterback in 31-year-old Derek Carr, who is committed through the 2025 season after signing a three-year, $121 million extension. However, the Raiders could use the veteran Kaepernick as a reliable backup given his experience guiding them 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII in February of 2013.  Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season, when he ignited a nationwide free speech debate by kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest discrimination and racist police brutality COLIN KAEPERNICK CAREER TIMELINE  2011 - San Francisco 49ers take him with...
    Getty Amon-Ra St. Brown on the field for the Lions in 2021 vs. Arizona. On the surface, it doesn’t seem as if there is much that Amon-Ra St. Brown would have to improve before a new season, but the young wideout understands there is no shortcut to success in the NFL. As a result, he knows he will constantly be called upon to re-invent himself and continue his development. The league waits for nobody, even a rookie who impressed en-route to being one of the most explosive new talents late in the season. So, St. Brown already has a plan for his own development moving forward with the Detroit Lions in 2022. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! Meeting with the media on Wednesday, May 11, St. Brown was asked about what he thinks is next for his development and what he is working on during the offseason. As he explained, rather than the physical end, he is devoting more time to studying...
    Open your Google calendars. The NFL’s great schedule reveal is coming. Specific dates, prime-time honors, and road-trip plans are being leaked from television partners this week, leading into Thursday’s full-schedule unveiling at 5 p.m. The NFL Schedule is now a week-long affair? Absolutely, and why not? The NFL Draft isn’t the only hypothetical beast worthy of our “fantasy” football projections. The schedule actually offers a more immediate impact on the coming season than any sixth-round offensive lineman in the draft. So savor the sked. Who’s up for Vegas?  Who has their passport ready for Mexico? Who’s hosting Christmas? Rants will flow, and you may immediately morn how the NFL ruined the season before September’s opening kickoff. We already learned last week the Cardinals are hosting the 49ers in Mexico City on Nov. 21. Did you know: the 49ers still could pay a visit this season to Arizona’s State Farm Stadium, site of Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12? Come 5 p.m. Thursday amid your Bay Area commute, we’ll know the 49ers’ roadmap to their elusive sixth Lombardi Trophy. What could...
    Getty Linebacker Christopher Allen, seen here playing for Alabama in 2017, has a chance to make an impact with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. The Denver Broncos have found gems hidden among undrafted free agents in the past. Players like Phillip Lindsay, C.J. Anderson, Chris Harris Jr., and Shaquil Barrett all joined the Broncos after being passed over in round after round of the NFL Draft. The Broncos just signed 13 new undrafted free agent college players, and one name keeps popping up as the next hidden gem – Alabama edge linebacker Christopher Allen. Denver Broncos ????… I like the sound of that !! #BroncosCountry @Broncos pic.twitter.com/UdqUbiX3CV — ⚜️Christopher Allen⚜️ (@Allen_Greatness) May 1, 2022 Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic listed the 6-foot-4, 241-pound Allen as the best fit among Denver’s new crop of UDFA in this article. “Allen has a lot of length (33-inch arms) and really powerful hands. His punch is no joke and it’s NFL-worthy. If he’s healthy, this is a steal,” Baumgardner wrote. “Had a fourth-round grade from (The Athletic’s NFL Draft...
    If the 49ers are to make a playoff push this season, it will come with a Mexican tour stop. The Arizona Cardinals will host the 49ers in Mexico City on Nov. 21, the Monday night of Thanksgiving week. It is one of several international games the NFL announced Wednesday morning. It is a rematch of the 49ers’ 2005 loss to the Cardinals in Mexico, and it is the 49ers’ first game abroad since their 2013 playoff team won in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca sits at 7,200 feet above sea level, and it’s unknown when the 49ers will travel ahead of the game or if they’ll prepare for that altitude by practicing the preceding week in Colorado Springs, Colo., as other teams have done before playing in Mexico. The NFL will reveal its full schedule next Thursday. The first game announced Wednesday is the NFL’s first-ever regular-season game in Germany, with the Seattle Seahawks playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 13, The Cardinals were to host a 2020 game in Mexico before COVID canceled the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The Vikings will be headed across the pond this fall to take on the New Orleans Saints. The NFL announced Wednesday that Vikings-Saints will be one of three games in London this season. The two teams will face off at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 2. Kickoff will be at 8:30 Central time. London Calling! The NFL is heading back to London for three games in 2022! @NFLUK pic.twitter.com/dB0zRjtePN — NFL (@NFL) May 4, 2022 The Vikings have played in London twice before, winning games against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013 and the Cleveland Browns in 2017. The Green Bay Packers will also play in London this year, taking on the New York Giants Oct. 9. The last time the Vikings played the Saints, Alvin Kamara racked up six rushing touchdowns as New Orleans won 52-33.
    Getty Alex Mack #50 of the San Francisco 49ers leaves the field after a win. The San Francisco 49ers may have their focus on the 2022 NFL draft, but there’s a looming decision that the Niners organization will have to account for. This time of the NFL offseason is all about a team’s new faces, and the draft will bring a whole new crop of players to Santa Clara, California. However, San Francisco may have to address a new positional area after a recent report from San Francisco Chronicle reporter Eric Branch. Branch revealed on April 19 that starting center Alex Mack is still considering retiring before the 2022 season. Mack is 36-years-old and just completed his 13th season in the league, and his first season as a 49er after following head coach Kyle Shanahan to California. “Nine days before the NFL draft, #49ers center Alex Mack, 36, is still mulling retirement, a source told the @sfchronicle,” Branch Tweeted on Tuesday. Mack is a relatively new member of the 49ers, but the longtime veteran and seven-time Pro Bowl...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers are known for their defensive excellence and that’s not just a reputation. One particular stat from this century proves it. If you had to use one word to describe each NFL franchise, you could certainly argue for the Pittsburgh Steelers getting the “defense” tag. Those black and gold uniforms have been synonymous with stout defense across decades and generations. And when it comes to defense, everyone knows a good pass rush is essential. These days, Pittsburgh has T.J. Watt to set the tone defensively. But the reputation for getting to the quarterback predates the star defender.The Steelers have the most sacks this century by farSunday Night Football dropped a tweet that proves the Steelers are the kings of getting to the quarterback this century. Most SACKS by team in the NFL this century. ????????#NFL pic.twitter.com/I1OkZAU1gH — Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) April 13, 2022 No team has more sacks over the last two decades than Pittsburgh’s 986. The Eagles are a long way behind with 913. Let’s put that in perspective. The Steelers could log...
    LONDON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play in the NFL’s first regular-season game in Germany this year and the Green Bay Packers are traveling abroad for the first time. The league said Monday that the Bucs will host the inaugural game in Munich next season, although their opponents and the date for the game have yet to be announced. “This historic game will play a crucial role in the NFL’s efforts to grow its international footprint while allowing us to directly engage NFL fans in Germany,” Buccaneers owner and co-chairman Joel Glazer said in a statement. The Packers and the New Orleans Saints are the designated home teams for two games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, while the Jacksonville Jaguars will host a game at Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars are London regulars, having come every years since 2013 — except in 2020, when the international games were canceled because of the pandemic. The Arizona Cardinals will play a game at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The Packers are the only franchise among the NFL’s 32 teams...
    With NFL free agency right around the corner, it’s looking like running back Leonard Fournette is ready to see what kind of attention he can attract.  Where will veteran running back Leonard Fournette be playing next season? Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have been hopeful that Fournette would be sticking around with the organization for the long haul. However, it’s looking like the team will now face some competition to keep his services. According to FanSided’s Matt Lombardo, Fournette is expected to see what’s out there in free agency in March. Could he end up signing with a new team? Leonard Fournette was pivotal to the #Buccaneers’ run to a #SuperBowl championship last season. But, according to sources, Fournette is expected to test the open market when free agency begins next month. #NFL pic.twitter.com/7gPKnjNu8f — Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) February 13, 2022 Leonard Fournette should receive several offers in NFL free agency After a tough split with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Fournette made his way to Tampa Bay last season and instantly won over the fanbase. That’s because ‘Playoff Lenny’ stepped up,...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A four-time MVP, three Super Bowl players and the beginning of a brother act. The Associated Press 2021 NFL awards had a bit of everything, starting with Aaron Rodgers becoming the fifth player to repeat as Most Valuable Player. “It is kind of surreal sitting here,” Rodgers said. “Being a four-time MVP is crazy. READ MORE: Kirk Cousins Replaces Aaron Rodgers In Pro Bowl“They’re all different. They’ve all unique in their own ways and this one feels the sweetest.” Despite the turmoil of training camp and the headlines created by the Green Bay quarterback when he misled the public on his COVID-19 vaccination, Rodgers’ play on the field was superb. So much so that he earned 39 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Not even one of Tom Brady’s best performances — in his final season — came close in the MVP race, with the Buccaneers quarterback getting 10 votes. Only Peyton Manning with five MVP awards is ahead of Rodgers, who said no announcement on his future...
    Aaron Rodgers could cross off the Tennessee Titans on his list as a potential destination. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers gestures as he exits the field after losing the NFC Divisional Playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers had a disappointing end to their 2021 NFL season, when they fell 13-10 to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs. Rodgers spoke with members of the Packers' front office to discuss his future recently and made it clear that "everything is on the table" moving forward. One thing that is for certain: Rodgers reportedly won’t be joining the Titans. ESPN reported on Friday that "the Titans don't consider Rodgers to be an option for them at quarterback and have full intentions of moving forward with [Ryan] Tannehill." JAGUARS' TREVOR LAWRENCE EXCITED TO WORK WITH DOUG PEDERSON: 'HIS RESUME KIND OF SPEAKS FOR ITSELF' ...
    The National Football League is nearing $2 billion in partnership fees, the most in professional sports. Agreements from betting firms and technology companies helped the NFL lure a record $1.8 billion in sponsorship revenue, sports partnerships consultancy firm IEG told CNBC. The NFL's figure is a 12% increase year-over-year from $1.62 billion it made in the 2020 season. It pulled $1.47 billion from sponsorships in the 2019 season. Sports gambling companies, casinos, and lotteries saw the most significant spike in NFL sponsorship agreements. DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars became sportsbook partners in 2021 after the companies struck five-year pacts worth just under $1 billion combined. The NFL also landed secondary deals with BetMGM, WynnBet, FoxBet, and PointsBet. Partnership deals with the NFL usually run from three to seven years and cost a minimum of $10 million per year for smaller companies. More prominent firms could pay more than $200 million per year.FanDuel appAndrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesVerizon has one of the more prominent NFL deals and paid the league over $300 million annually. Last September, the communications company agreed...
    Tom Brady on Tuesday took a moment to recognize his Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammates following their playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams over the weekend. Brady wrote in an Instagram post he understood there was high interest in what he’s going to do – whether play one more season or retire – but he wanted to press pause on the noise for a split second to thank his teammates for a terrific season, in which they won the NFC South. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after being penalized during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio) "I understand that at this stage in my career, there is going to be interest in my future whenever a season ends, but this week, all that is on my mind is the gratitude I have for this team and the fans that have supported us all year long," he wrote. "This...
    There is a chance Tom Brady is playing in the last game of his unforgettable NFL career. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggling mightily vs. the Los Angeles Rams in the first half of their NFC Divisional Round game, this could be the last game of Tom Brady’s hall-of-fame career. Though Brady is under contract through next season and has previously expressed interest about playing until he is 45 years old, Brady remains noncommittal towards playing in the 2022 NFL season. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington and Adam Schefter have reported that this topic of Brady potentially retiring has bubbled to the surface in recent weeks within the Buccaneers organization. The expectation is for Brady to take at least a month after the season ends to see where he is at.Tom Brady retirement rumors: Is this the final game of his illustrious NFL career?Since this is the playoffs, it would be Brady’s last game of the year if the Buccaneers do lose to the visiting Rams. While he did win his seventh Super Bowl and his first in Tampa Bay uniform last year, it...
    Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen, so it makes sense that he’d be paid a ton of money. There’s no doubt that Aaron Rodgers deserves to be paid like the great quarterback that he is, but the amount of money he’s made throughout his NFL career is impressive. In so many ways, it’s impressive. Rodgers, the 38-year-old quarterback for the Green Bay Packers who is now in his 17th season in the NFL, has long been a dominant force for the Packers. He’s efficient and is able to navigate seemingly any defense he’s up against while historically leading offenses that tend to lack talent that is comparable to his. And because of that, he’s been paid pretty well. So far, Rodgers has made well over $260 million, according to a tweet from Robert Raiola. Aaron Rodgers has made $263.6M in his @NFL career h:t @spotrac — Robert Raiola, CPA (@SportsTaxMan) January 23, 2022 That’s a lot of money.Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers had made a ton of money throughout his NFL careerRight now,...
    The Cincinnati Bengals survived and advanced in the NFL playoffs after their victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday. However, the crew who officiated the game will likely not be so lucky. The officiating crew headed by longtime NFL referee Jerome Boger found themselves at the center of controversy late in the first half when they ruled that a whistle occurred after Cincinnati’s Tyler Boyd caught a touchdown from Joe Burrow. However, the replay appeared to tell a different story. Maybe an audio sync issue or some other glitch, but you could definitely hear a whistle mid-pass on the broadcast. pic.twitter.com/FZctJVMtLd — Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 15, 2022 The whistle was blown because an official erroneously thought Bengals QB Joe Burrow had stepped out of bounds prior to throwing the ball. The whistle can clearly be heard before the ball is caught, and the Raiders clearly heard it as well since every player in the end zone wearing silver and black stopped playing and began pointing to the officials when Boyd started celebrating. As ESPN reports, “NFL senior vice president of officiating...
    Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt has a chance to break a major single-season NFL record with the help of the 17th game against the Ravens. T.J. Watt has terrorized quarterbacks throughout his career with the Steelers but this year has been particularly tremendous. After a four-sack performance against the Browns, Watt has 21.5 sacks to his name this season. That’s just one away from tying Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5 in 2001. Watt will get his chance to break the record against the Ravens in the final week of the regular season. Considering the fact he had 3.5 sacks against Baltimore last time they met in December, the odds are in his favor.Steelers star T.J. Watt can break Michael Strahan’s NFL sack recordThe most insane part of Watt’s sack total this season is that it’s not actually boosted by the 17-game schedule. The extra game is definitely convenient for him giving him the opportunity to chase the record. However, if he does get make it to 23 sacks he’ll have done it in fewer games than it took Strahan. While the...
    Dolphins coach Brian Flores isn’t in a season wrap-up kind of mood. He’s not interested in celebrating end-of-the-season awards, like Jaylen Waddle being named the 2021 Dolphins’ Most Valuable Player. “Congratulations to him,” Flores said. “But let’s have a good practice today and get ready to play against a good football team, and hopefully play well.” He’s not interested in assessing where Miami Dolphins’ season (8-8) went wrong or discussing important decisions that could loom this offseason. He also doesn’t seem to be interested in getting an extended look at some of the young players who have sparingly played this season in the season’s final game. “The goal is to win the game. We are going to play guys who give us the best opportunity to do that,” Flores said, explained that all his energy, attention and focus is on finding a way to beat the New England Patriots in Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. home game. A win would provide the Dolphins the franchise’s first back-to-back winning seasons since 2002-03, when a Dave Wannstedt-led Dolphins...
    Just like the Super Bowl, the draft, and the Jets missing the playoffs, there is another ritual in every NFL season. The coaching carousel. It’s spinning already with two openings, in Las Vegas and Jacksonville, forced by the departures of two disgraced coaches, Jon Gruden and Urban Meyer. It might also hit in Chicago, Minneapolis, Charlotte and New York. There are even rumblings that one of the best pro coaches of the last decade or so, Pete Carroll in Seattle, might have worn out his welcome. Let’s dismiss that one; Carroll has earned the right to determine when he will leave the Seahawks. Yes, he’s the oldest coach in the NFL and this has been his worst season. But Carroll has a way of figuring out things, just like Sean Payton in New Orleans, John Harbaugh in Baltimore, and Mike Tomlin in Pittsburgh. All elite coaches with Super Bowl rings whose teams are struggling. None deserves to be dismissed. As for the others, here’s a closer look – presuming the likes of David Culley in Houston, Dan Campbell in Detroit...
    (CNN)Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has said that Monday Night Football's crucial game against the Cleveland Browns could be his last at Heinz Field. Nearing the end of his 18th season in Pittsburgh, the 39-year-old has the fifth most passing yards in NFL history -- his 63,721 yards putting him second only to all-time leader Tom Brady among active players and over twice as many as any other previous Steelers quarterback.Yet any hopes of catching Brett Favre in fourth look set to be dashed, with Roethlisberger indicating that -- while he doesn't speak in "definites" or "guarantees" -- Monday will be his last regular season outing in Pittsburgh. "Looking at the bigger picture, I would say all signs are pointing to this could be it -- regular season, that is," Roethlisberger told reporters on Thursday. "I know we still have a chance to potentially get a playoff game there if things fall our way and we take care of business and things have to happen. But, in the grand scheme of things -- in terms of regular seasons -- signs...
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Duke Johnson has played in just one game this season. He’s carried the ball four times. His longest carry has gone for 6 yards. And he might be vital to the Miami Dolphins’ hopes this weekend. With the team’s two leading rushers on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list — and therefore very questionable to be ready for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets — the Dolphins had no choice but to promote Johnson from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Unless Myles Gaskin or Salvon Ahmed can return, it looks as if Johnson may end up as a primary ball-carrier for the first time this season. “I kind of go by my day to day like I’m playing every week,” Johnson said. “It’s a routine that I have whether I’m on the practice squad or not. Kind of the same routine so when you do get called up, you don’t change anything. You don’t try anything different that will throw you off. Do everything the same.” Johnson’s only other appearance this season...
    Getty Will Compton with Philip Rivers. The Las Vegas Raiders are hurting at linebacker right now with multiple players getting hurt against the Washington Football Team. In response, the team signed veteran Will Compton, who was on the roster in 2019. The 32-year-old linebacker has bounced around the NFL for years and it appears that he’s ready to start winding down. Shortly after announcing that he signed with the Raiders, Compton took to Twitter to drop a rather interesting piece of information. He bluntly said that “this is my farewell tour” and jokingly compared it to former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant’s last season. Thank you everyone for the love. I feel like I’m living in a simulation getting to play for the Silver & Black again This is my farewell tour. Exactly like the one Kobe Bryant had However long this lasts let’s f***ing enjoy it ???? (can’t curse I’m a professional now) — Will Compton (@_willcompton) December 8, 2021 He didn’t directly say that he’ll be retiring after the season but that’s what it sounds like. Compton...