The 2020 NFL regular season will begin with the Philadelphia Eagles over two years removed from their victory in Super Bowl LII. And how quickly life changes in the NFL; less than 20 players remain on the active roster from their 41-33 championship thriller against the New England Patriots.
Week 14 of the NFL season will begin with a game between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears that could have major playoff implications in the NFC. Both teams are 6-6 and find themselves in the national spotlight for the second consecutive Thursday.
A general view in America is that the NFL owns a day of the week in Sunday. By that rationale, the league also owns one holiday of the year in Thanksgiving. It’s hard to think of Turkey Day without the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and now that third night game popping into your head.
After an 0-5 start, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder fired head coach Jay Gruden. The dismissal marked the seventh of a head coach in 20 years under Snyder's ownership of the franchise. Even in today's produce or perish NFL, that is a lot.
Since taking over the Redskins prior to the 1999 season, the team has gone 139-180-1 with a 2-5 record in five playoff appearances. Washington has won three division titles (1999, 2012, 2015) and posted just six winning campaigns during this stretch.
Last season was a magical one for the New England Patriots and a campaign that rightfully cemented the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady combination as the best ever at their respective positions. Even for those precious few skeptics out there, the run to another Lombardi Trophy was one of the most impressive yet in the team's dynasty, overcoming two of the best offenses in the NFL to raise the trophy once again.