08 Nov 2014, 09:07am by Mike Tanier
The kicker just got thrown out the window. And he was on fire.
5 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2014, 3:13pm by John Carter
07 Nov 2014, 06:48pm by Vincent Verhei
Carson Palmer, who was set to be a free agent at the end of the season, has signed a three-year extension with the Arizona Cardinals. ESPN's Adam Schefter says the deal is worth about $50 million in total value.
13 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2014, 3:44pm by chemical burn
07 Nov 2014, 04:53pm by Tom Gower
In this week's Sunday Night Football column, I examine the decline in Brandon Marshall's DVOA. As the headline indicates, it's all about downfield throws.
06 Nov 2014, 06:50pm by Aaron Schatz
We all know that Thursday night football feels extra sloppy. And it logically seems like it should be extra sloppy, since players haven't had a full week to recover from Sunday's games. But as others have done before, Kevin Seifert has run numbers showing that Thursday games do not in fact feature more injuries or less scoring. There are more turnovers, but also fewer penalties and the same number of dropped passes as in other games.
11 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2014, 11:08pm by jebmak
06 Nov 2014, 05:24pm by Vincent Verhei
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reached a plea agreement with Texas prosecutors that will keep him out of jail. That does not mean he will be on an NFL field anytime soon.
Peterson, who was facing up to two years in prison on child abuse charges, has agreed to plea no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault. Peterson will be placed on probation and will pay a $4,000 fine and serve 80 hours of community service. He also will take parenting classes, and if he completes his probation without incident, there won't be a conviction on his record.
10 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2014, 12:08am by Jerry
06 Nov 2014, 02:30pm by Vincent Verhei
The NFL has announced its trio of International Series games. They may as well dump the "International" name for "London," which is where all the games are. Regardless, playing in Wembley next year will be:
7 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2014, 6:43pm by Vincent Verhei
05 Nov 2014, 07:43pm by Vincent Verhei
One of the most promising NFL careers in recent memory is over before it started. Marcus Lattimore, a star running back at South Carolina who suffered two gruesome knee injuries in college, has announced his retirement from pro football.
Lattimore led the SEC in yards from scrimmage before injuries ruined his career. The 49ers selected him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft in hopes he would be able to recover, but he was never able to suit up for a game, including the preseason.
18 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2014, 11:48pm by Jerry
05 Nov 2014, 07:31pm by Vincent Verhei
The Houston Texans are 4-5, two games behind the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South (and 0-1 against the Colts this season) and 1 1/2 games out of the wild card race. Ryan Fitzpatrick, though, is 25th in DVOA, and so the Texans are hoping for an upgrade by naming Ryan Mallett as their starting quarterback.
18 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2014, 11:42am by tuluse
05 Nov 2014, 05:20pm by Vincent Verhei
This piece by Summit, a data analysis advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., looks back at what college football's postseason might have looked like in recent years if the four-team playoff had begun in 2010. (Hint: I hope you like watching Alabama play football.)
2 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2014, 1:27pm by mdfbo
04 Nov 2014, 12:01pm by Scott Kacsmar
Scott Kacsmar tells the tale of how Ben Roethlisberger has quietly been one of the best quarterbacks of his era, and he's never played better than he is right now. (Click to read more.)
115 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2014, 9:05am by Jerry
The FO crew takes on the top contenders as the playoff field rounds into shape. Plus: the great Drew Brees debate of 2014.