12 Nov 2014, 04:19pm by Vincent Verhei
Austin Davis' stint as a starting quarterback in the NFL is over after eight games. The St. Louis Rams have benched the second-year player in favor of veteran Shaun Hill, who started in Week 1 but was knocked out of the game with a thigh injury.
16 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2014, 4:50pm by CaffeineMan
11 Nov 2014, 02:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Wow, the NFC West just got crushed this weekend. You already knew about Carson Palmer tearing his ACL. This morning, we have reports that the Seahawks have lost defensive tackle Brandon Mebane for the year with a torn hamstring. He's probably the most important player in their front seven. And there are reports that Patrick Willis' turf toe is so bad that the 49ers will be forced to put him on injured reserve. Ugh. The Seahawks have Kevin Williams to plug in for Mebane, but depth is a serious problem on that defensive line.
3 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2014, 6:28pm by Sisyphus
10 Nov 2014, 02:35pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King still has faith in "the NFC's best team." Plus: how the Lions have eliminated "dumb mistakes," the Jets' keys to shutting down Pittsburgh's aerial attack, and the Bears' chances of turning their season around (spoiler: slim).
4 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2014, 6:42pm by LionInAZ
10 Nov 2014, 02:32pm by Andrew Potter
Carson Palmer was not the only prominent starter on a playoff contender who will miss the rest of the season.
1 comment, Last at 11 Nov 2014, 8:41pm by LionInAZ
10 Nov 2014, 08:54am by Mike Tanier
Also, the Bears make the rest of us hate them as much as they hate themselves.
9 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2014, 1:19am by Jeff M.
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
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?