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10 Great NFL Players Who Were Disappointments in 2014
In a league overflowing with parity and dominated (mostly) by youth, the NFL tends to be an organization of mood swings. One moment a player is on top of the world, heading toward a Pro Bowl season or a lucrative, multi-year contract.The next...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Johnny Football's rookie season is over. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will miss Sunday's finale against Baltimore with what his coach said Monday is a "pretty significant"...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola one game without pay for stomping on Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson's leg in Sunday's game. Raiola violated Rule 12, Section 2,...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
Why do football players wear crazy colored contact lenses?  Part of it is intimidation. Imagine looking across the line of scrimmage at physical freak Mario Williams; now, throw in a demonic, blood-red pair of contacts, and you've got some real nightmare fuel. “It’s a psyche thing for me,” said Williams. “It’s nothing about my performance. But it’s like wearing a mask without wearing a mask."   Other football players who’ve sported crazy contacts include Clemson’s Kalon Davis, Vanderbilt’s Caleb Azubike, NF
Why do football players wear crazy colored contact lenses? Part of it is intimidation. Imagine looking across the line of scrimmage at physical freak Mario Williams; now, throw in a demonic, blood-red pair of contacts, and you've got some...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
break Peyton Manning’s career record for TD passes?
Will anyone ever break Peyton Manning’s career record for TD passes? It’s possible, although it won’t happen any time soon. Manning has left Brett Favre’s career mark of 508 safely in his rear-view mirror, and no other...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
Marshawn Lynch may be terrible at post-game press conferences, but he more than makes up for it on the field. During Sunday night's game against the Cardinals, Lynch went "Beast Mode" and broke one for a 79-yard TD run, where he went...
Athlon Sports
4 days ago
Jay Cutler
Dear Tennessee Titans fans, You don’t want Jay Cutler as your starting quarterback. When a general manager or head coach evaluates an NFL quarterback, be it through free agency, trades or the NFL Draft, a dozen different...
Braden Gall
4 days ago
Tom Brady
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of football. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from Week 16 of the NFL season. 5New England clinched a first-round...
Corby Yarbrough
5 days ago
Andy Dalton
Week 16 of the NFL season concludes with a battle of AFC division leaders as the Denver Broncos are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Broncos (11-3) have already clinched their fourth...
Mark Ross
5 days ago
Tony Romo
A pair of 10-4 teams at two different points on the playoff path will intersect when the Indianapolis Colts take on the Dallas Cowboys later today on CBS. The Colts have already clinched their second straight AFC South title, while the Cowboys can...
Mark Ross
6 days ago
Drew Brees
Forget the records, whichever team wins the NFC South is going to the playoffs, which makes today’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints on FOX the most important of their respective seasons. The Saints (6-8) are in...
Mark Ross
6 days ago
Richard Sherman
There’s plenty on the line tonight when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals on NBC. Not only is the NFC West Division title hanging in the balance, but the top seed in the conference could be as well. The Cardinals (11-3)...
Rob Doster
6 days ago
DeMarco Murray
The most important injury everyone’s keeping an eye on for Week 16 is DeMarco Murray’s hand. Will the Cowboys have their leading rusher this afternoon? And what’s been bothering Peyton Manning? Peyton Manning, QB, Denver...
Mark Ross
6 days ago
Cam Newton
Carolina should have their field general back for Week 16, but New England’s backfield is at anything but 100 percent. Other RB injuries we’re tracking include Eddie Lacy’s eye, Jamaal Charles knee/ankle and Arian Foster’s...
Mark Ross
6 days ago
T.Y. Hilton
Some pretty big matchups on tap for later Sunday and Monday night in Week 16. Indianapolis may be without its No. 1 WR, while Denver’s pass-catching corps is now dealing with illness on top of injury. Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius...
Mark Ross
6 days ago
DeAndre Hopkins
Houston’s starting a third-string quarterback and its top two wide receivers are on the injury report entering Week 16. What you need to know about this situation as well as the condition of some of Minnesota’s top targets. DeAndre...
Mark Ross
6 days ago
Julio Jones
Julio Jones is a game-time decision for the big Week 16 showdown in New Orleans because of a hip injury. Will he miss a second straight game? Here’s the latest on Jones and some other key WR injures for the early kickoffs. Julian Edelman...
Mark Ross
6 days ago
Frank Gore
Week 16 offers a holiday treat with two games on Saturday. The only game that’s really worth paying attention to injury-wise is San Diego vs. San Francisco. Get caught up to speed below. Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers at San...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
Philip Rivers
A pair of California teams with different playoff aspirations will present NFL fans with some holiday entertainment Saturday evening when the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers face off on CBS. The Chargers (8-6) desperately need a win to...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
Chip Kelly
The NFL Network’s early Christmas present on Saturday pits the slumping Philadelphia Eagles against the dysfunctional Washington Redskins. The Eagles (9-5) are in must-win mode following last week’s disappointing 38-27 home loss to the...
Mark Ross
1 week ago
Tony Romo
With two weeks to go there are four division races down and four more to go, and the four remaining are far from sewn up. There are 10 teams involved in the chase for those divisions – which is a problem since there are only eight...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Blake Bortles
If you’re looking forward to watching tonight’s matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars on the NFL Network, you’re either a Draftnik who wants to see who’ll have a shot at the top pick; you have a son...
Rob Doster
1 week ago
Seahawks (11–3) at Cardinals (10–4)All that's on the line for both teams is the NFC's top seed at best and the NFC West Division title at worst. Arizona secured its playoff berth in a touchdown-less win against St. Louis. It is...
Corby Yarbrough
1 week ago
Johnny Manziel Gets Shutout in First NFL Start
Well, there is nowhere to go but up for Johnny Manziel.The Cleveland Browns' rookie quarterback made his starting debut in Week 15, and it was certainly forgettable. It was bad enough to lose while still in the playoff hunt and to be shutout 30...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Ravens placed rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, rookie safety Terrence Brooks and cornerback Asa Jackson on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. Taliaferro, a fourth-round pick, hurt...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago

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