NFL

Expect another Drew Brees-Aaron Rodgers shootout
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There will come a time in Sunday's game in New Orleans when one of the two quarterbacks won't be able to keep up.And it may be only because there's no more time left.

Rex Ryan, playing role of reporter, grills Sammy Watkins
For the second time in two months, Rex Ryan played reporter.

Jaguars unsure how carries will be split
Denard Robinson might have more touches in Sunday's game against Miami. Or fewer.

Sidney Rice: Trading Percy Harvin was right move
Former Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice said he believes trading Percy Harvin was right thing to do

Brock Vereen excited about family reunion
Sundayâ

Who follows which NFL team? Let's check Twitter
ESPN Img
Twitter has released an interactive map of counties across the country, one that quantifies the number of Twitter followers for each NFL team.

Colt McCoy readies for return to Texas
ESPN Img
Colt McCoy is slated to take first-team reps in practice and start a game since the 2011 season.

Steelers' Ryan Shazier held out of practice
LB Ryan Shazier did not practice on Wednesday, a curious development a day after Mike Tomlin said the rookie is "extremely close to returning."

MRI shows no damage to Reggie Wayne's elbow
The MRI done on Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne's left elbow didn't show significant damage.

Jets injury report: Trevor Reilly sits, six limited
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Trevor Reilly is the only New York Jet who did not practice Wednesday, per coach Rex Ryan.The rookie linebacker from Utah has a knee injury, which also forced him to miss the Jets' game against the New England Patriots last Thursday.

Redskins notes: Keenan Robinson wins NFC defensive player of week
Linebacker Keenan Robinson was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his 14-tackle performance against Tennessee.

LeSean McCoy prefers having Nick Foles under center
McCoy says he sees field better when the team operates out of a dropback formation.

Colt McCoy readies for return to Texas
ESPN Img
Colt McCoy is slated to take first-team reps in practice and start a game since the 2011 season.

RG III progressing, but Colt McCoy remains starter
Robert Griffin III showed a little more Wednesday, participating in more of the practice, showing a little more to his game.

Why are the Giants running so much? (And why they're not going to stop)
ESPN Img
So far this season, the Giants are running the ball more than almost any other team in the NFL.

Trading Shady? It's a fascinating idea
ESPN Img
PHILADELPHIA -- It’s a fascinating suggestion from ESPN.com’s Greg Garber: the Philadelphia Eagles trading running back LeSean McCoy to the Oakland Raiders for what may be the No.

Scott Linehan consistently feeding DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant
ESPN Img
The Cowboysâ

Tight end James Hanna, complementary players value their roles on Cowboys
Tight end James Hanna has played 135 snaps, starting six of seven games this season. He has yet to catch a pass.

Cary Williams: Chip Kelly shortens practices
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has adjusted his practice schedule.

Progress by Giants' Larry Donnell is lesson in what development means
ESPN Img
"Where did Larry Donnell come from?" is one of the big early questions of this New York Giants season, and the answer defies simple explanation.

Brett Favre's comments on Austin Davis unrealistic
ESPN Img
Brett Favre said Wednesday that St. Louis Rams QB Austin Davis could be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner.

Interceptions way down for Seahawks defense
Why are the Seattle Seahawks 3-3? One reason: The defense isn't forcing turnovers, especially interceptions, the way it did last season.

Making sense of Rams' running back situation
ESPN Img
It seems like the St. Louis Rams base their carry distribution on which running back possesses the hot hand.

Injured 49ers can use the bye week
ESPN Img
ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez says the team’s bye week comes at a good time with all the injuries.

Rams get healthy in defensive backfield
ESPN Img
ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner says the team’s defense against the pass should improve as players return.

No question, Demaryius Thomas has his groove back
ESPN Img
ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold discusses why, with the most productive three-game streak for a wide receiver in franchise history, Demaryius Thomas is a matchup to watch against the San Diego Chargers Thursday night.

Stepfan Taylor gives the Cardinals boost in red zone
ESPN Img
Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss says running back Stepfan Taylor has provided the team with a threat in the red zone.

Seahawks need to improve pass rush
ESPN Img
ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount says the team will make changes to improve its pass rush against the Panthers.

Cards get more out of Larry Foote for longer, cheaper
Larry Foote was supposed to be a temporary solution for the Arizona Cardinals. But Daryl Washington's suspensions has made the veteran LB integral.

The Film Don't Lie: 49ers
A weekly look at what the 49ers must fix.

Jared Allen not dwelling on reduced action
Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen participated in fewer snaps on defense than key reserve Willie Young in Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Expect another Drew Brees-Aaron Rodgers shootout
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There will come a time in Sunday's game in New Orleans when one of the two quarterbacks won't be able to keep up.And it may be only because there's no more time left.

A look at the Lions' preparation and accomodations for London
A lot of advance scouting and preparation has gone into the Detroit Lions' logistics in Great Britain.

Michael Johnson considered Vikings, but Zimmer happy with Everson Griffen
ESPN Img
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Shortly after they were allowed to begin contacting free agents last March, the Minnesota Vikings placed a call to the agent for former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, to explore the possibility of reuniting him with coach Mike Zimmer in Minnesota.

Lions appear to be enjoying first days in London
Some Lions players spent their first day in England as tourists as they prepare to face the Falcons this weekend.

Lions still trying to fix their struggling run game
Last season, Reggie Bush and Joique were talked about as one of the top RB tandems; this season Detroit is ranked No. 31 in rushing yards per game.

Four key Packers sitting out practice
Maybe the Green Bay Packers' bye is coming a week too late.

Zimmer says kidney stones behind him
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- How was your Tuesday? However it went, it was probably more enjoyable than Mike Zimmer's.While players took their day off on Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings coach had another procedure to remove the rest of the kidney stones that first sent him to the hospital on Friday and gave him some pain during the Vikings' game with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Aaron Rodgers named player of the week again
Since 2010, no player has captured one of the NFL's player-of-the-week awards more often than Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rising/Falling: Detroit Lions Week 8
Calvin Johnson is rising as he nears a return for the Lions, while the stock of little used Ryan Broyles is falling.

Dockery on release of Godfrey: 'If we don't perform, it could be any one of us'
The decision to cut veteran defensive back Charles Godfrey on Tuesday left two impressions on the Carolina Panthers' locker room.

Cam Newton's goal is not to be taken out of another blowout loss
ESPN Img
That backup quarterback Derek Anderson has appeared in three of the last five games for the Carolina Panthers normally would be a good sign.

Lovie Smith: Suspended players hurt Buccaneers
Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith almost never criticizes players publicly. But he made an exception Wednesday.

Signs point to Mike Glennon for Bucs
The early signs Wednesday were that Mike Glennon will be the Buccaneers' starting quarterback on Sunday against Minnesota.

Julio Jones (ankle) limited as practice begins in London
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) continued his usual routine of being limited to start the week during Wednesday's practice in London.

Bucs rookie RB Charles Sims returns to practice
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have an extra RB at Wednesday's practice, as rookie Charles Sims will practice for the first time since the preseason.

Why Panthers had to let Charles Godfrey go
The Carolina Panthers really did defensive back Charles Godfrey a favor by letting him stay on the roster as long as they did.

Matt Ryan remains optimistic but knows offense must get back on track
ESPN Img
The Falcons need to get back to connecting on explosive plays of 20 or more to get the offense back on track.

Bowers' time in Tampa coming to an end
ESPN Img
The two-game suspension of Buccaneers DL Da'Quan Bowers puts him one step closer to the likely end of his time in Tampa.

Panthers defense making all quarterbacks look like Peyton Manning
ESPN Img
Over the last five games the Carolina Panthers defense has surrendered Peyton Manning-like numbers to starting quarterbacks.

Rex Ryan, playing role of reporter, grills Sammy Watkins
For the second time in two months, Rex Ryan played reporter.

Injury report: Chandler Jones lone Patriot who doesn't practice
The New England Patriots' injury report confirmed that defensive end Chandler Jones has a hip injury.

Quinton Coples expects bigger role Sunday
New York Jets' Quinton Coples expects to have a bigger role Sunday against the Buffalo Bills

Rookie Zach Moore could be 'next man up' on defensive line
ESPN Img
With defensive end Chandler Jones reportedly sidelined for one month with a hip injury, that "next man up" could be rookie Zach Moore.

Jeremy Kerley happy with new deal, and Percy Harvin
New York Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley signed a four-year contract extension Tuesday.

Jets injury report: Trevor Reilly sits, six limited
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Trevor Reilly is the only New York Jet who did not practice Wednesday, per coach Rex Ryan.The rookie linebacker from Utah has a knee injury, which also forced him to miss the Jets' game against the New England Patriots last Thursday.

Anthony Dixon expects backfield 'combination' with Bryce Brown
Buffalo Bills running backs Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown are seemingly at the center of the fantasy football universe this week.

Quick hits from Tom Brady
ESPN Img
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Leftovers from Tom Brady's news conference on Wednesday: Faith in Vereen. After the Patriots lost running back Stevan Ridley to a season-ending injury, the team needed someone to fill his role.

Practice report: Percy Harvin's second day
The New York Jets got back to work Wednesday, the second day of practice for new wide receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin.

Kraig Urbik replaces Cyril Richardson at left guard
For now, the Cyril Richardson experiment appears to be over for the Buffalo Bills after Kraig Urbik replaced him in practice Wednesday.

LaMarr Woodley not practicing for Raiders
Starting Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley is not practicing Wednesday. Woodley was hurt Sunday in a loss to Arizona.

Philip Rivers sure to test Bradley Roby
ESPN Img
Denver Broncos rookie cornerback Bradley Roby can expect, and should expect, Philip Rivers to put Roby on the hot seat.

Brandon McManus back at practice for Broncos
Denver Broncos place-kicker Brandon McManus was held out of Tuesdayâ

Philip Rivers: Scoring key, not playing keep-away from Peyton Manning
The Denver Broncos are averaging a league-best 31.5 points per game.

Jamaal Charles says he doesn't have a concussion but ...
ESPN Img
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Shortly after Sunday's game at San Diego, Jamaal Charles passed off the helmet-to-helmet hit he took from former teammate Brandon Flowers as no big deal.

Chiefs need to keep using Dwayne Bowe
ESPN Img
Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher talks about wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and his ability as a playmaker.

Dwight Freeney faces Peyton Manning
ESPN Img
ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams says Dwight Freeney played with Peyton Manning for a decade with the Colts. He gets a chance to sack Manning for the first time when the Chargers face the Broncos on Thursday.

Raiders face another rookie QB
ESPN Img
ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson compares the road of Derek Carr to Browns rookie Johnny Manziel.

Revising list of Jamaal Charles' best games
Revising list of Jamaal Charlesâ

Sometimes Miller, Ware sacks are an inside job
ESPN Img
The interior defensive linemen of the Denver Broncos are helping their edge rushers put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

Baltimore Ravens expect A.J. Green to play Sunday
The status of Green will have a major impact on whether the Ravens retain first place or the Bengals complete a season sweep.

Steelers' Ryan Shazier held out of practice
LB Ryan Shazier did not practice on Wednesday, a curious development a day after Mike Tomlin said the rookie is "extremely close to returning."

Michael Sam could be a possible Patriots match
The Patriots lost a pass-rusher and Michael Sam's greatest football attribute is pass-rushing, so it makes sense that these dots have been connected.

The Film Don't Lie: Steelers
A weekly look at what the Pittsburgh Steelers must fix.

Ravens' odds of reaching playoffs and Super Bowl
The Ravens still have nine games left to play, but it's never too early to gauge their postseason odds.

Mike Tomlin mum on Antonio Brown trick-play touchdown
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn't want to talk about the decision-making process on the Antonio Brown trick-play passing touchdown.

Mike Pettine unafraid to go for 4th downs despite costing Browns points
Coach Mike Pettine remains unafraid to go for fourth downs despite costing the Cleveland Browns points on potential field goals.

Steelers' Ryan Shazier expected to play against Colts
Linebacker Ryan Shazier is likely to return Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing the last four games because of a sprained knee.

Ahtyba Rubin gets second opinion on bum ankle
Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin is seeking a second opinion on injured ankle.

Ravens can send message to AFC North
ESPN Img
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh talked about how his team's "eyes are on the horizon" just minutes after slamming the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.What lies ahead are the two most important games on the Ravens' schedule.

Ron Rivera: Greg Hardy hasn't been 'asked to stay away' from the stadium
Rivera has maintained optimism that the Panthers' 2013 sack leader will be reinstated once his domestic violence case is heard.

Jaguars unsure how carries will be split
Denard Robinson might have more touches in Sunday's game against Miami. Or fewer.

MRI shows no damage to Reggie Wayne's elbow
The MRI done on Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne's left elbow didn't show significant damage.

Zane Beadles thanks Peyton Manning
The Jacksonville Jaguars' Zane Beadles said Peyton Manning helped his career while playing together in Denver.

Allen Robinson finally gets first TD
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie receiver Allen Robinson knew his first touchdown catch would come eventually.

The Film Don't Lie: Texans
A weekly review of what the Houston Texans must fix following their Week 7 game.

Jadeveon Clowney closing in on return
ESPN Img
Houston Texans Buzz: Jadeveon Clowney closing in on a return.

Reggie Wayne on elbow injury: 'Don't panic'
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne has a message for those worried about his injured elbow: Don't panic.Wayne, who injured his elbow on his first reception in Sunday's victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, said on his weekly radio show Tuesday on 1260-AM WNDE in Indianapolis that he's still waiting on the MRI results to get the extent of his injury.

How rare are those 24-point quarters?
ESPN Img
The Houston Texans have given up 24 points in a quarter in consecutive games.

Trade of Akeem Ayers nets something for nothing
Trade of Akeem Ayers from Tennessee Titans to New England Patriots nets something for nothing.


Related:
NFL Blogs
MORE NFL COVERAGE
NFL HOME PAGE
SCORES & SCHEDULES
NEWS
ANALYSIS
TEAMS
PLAYERS
STANDINGS
TEAM STATS
INDIVIDUAL STATS
RUMOR CENTRAL
TRANSACTIONS
DAILY LINE
FANTASY
Back to Top
ESPN Mobile Web Home
En Español
ABC News Headlines
Help and Feedback
Search
Terms of Use
Interest-Based Ads
Privacy Policy/Your California Privacy Rights
SIGN IN