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10 Current NFL Players Who Could Make Great Coaches

By Aaron Tallent, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers was recently named head coach of St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, Alabama. Rivers, who signed a one-year deal with the Colts after 16 seasons with the Chargers, will not begin his new role until his NFL career is over.   Given his lengthy NFL career that's included eight Pro Bowls, one would imagine that Rivers has a great deal...

This Day in Sports History: May 14

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 3 days ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 14 is a day in which two surefire NFL Hall of...

San Francisco 49ers Schedule 2020

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
Here's the San Francisco 49ers' football schedule with a full list of their 2020 opponents, game locations, game times, TV channels and updated results throughout the season.   San Francisco 49ers 2020 Schedule   Week 1 Sun., Sept. 13 — San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals (Levi's Stadium), 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX   Week 2 Sun., Sept. 20 — San...

This Day in Sports History: May 8

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 1 week ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 8 is a day in which two NFL defensive legends...

10 Greatest Moments of Don Shula's Football Life

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 1 week ago
Pro football lost one of its greatest coaches with the passing of Don Shula. The NFL's all-time leader in wins and the architect of its only perfect season also epitomized class throughout his entire life.   Shula coached an unprecedented 33 consecutive seasons and only two of them were losing efforts. Along the way, he achieved greatness that few others have. Here are the 10 best...

This Day in Sports History: May 3

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 3 is a day in which the greatest boxer of all...

25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

By J.P. Scott, 2 months 3 weeks ago
It could be argued that no position has changed more in the NFL's history than the tight end. Once primarily a sixth offensive lineman who would catch the occasional pass, tight ends have become key cogs on offense.   Some tight ends are so critical to a team's passing attack in the current NFL that entire packages are designed to fit their individual skill sets. The extra...

Ranking the 10 Professional Football Leagues to Compete with the NFL

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 1 week ago
The newly launched XFL is about halfway through its inaugural season and seems to be off to a good start. While it is not directly competing with the NFL because it is playing in the offseason, creating a new football league in this day and age is always a gamble.   There have been a few leagues like the Arena Football League that totally re-did the rules of football. And the NFL backed...

Super Bowl LIV (54) Prediction and Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs

By Tom Bowles, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Super Bowl LIV finishes the NFL's 100th season with a matchup intertwining the league's past and its future. The Kansas City Chiefs are in the big game for the first time in 50 years; they're also one half of the sport's first Super Bowl matchup in 1967 against the Packers. The San Francisco 49ers didn't make their first Super Bowl until 1982 but have won it five times in six...