Pro Bowl: The Super Bowl’s crazy cousin

The NFL has landed in Hawaii to begin final preparations for what might be the last Pro Bowl game ever played. For those of us who work it, this is our baby, and we are pulling out all the stops to give the game its best possible chance to succeed. Two critical pieces that will help determine the decision whether to continue playing the All-Star game are ticket sales, and the performance of the athletes on the field. The latter is out of our hands, but we have good reason to hope. The players fought hard to keep this game — and keep it in Hawaii — during the last round of labor negotiations, and they are well aware that […]

The Rewind: Record zones, Eric Dickerson cardboard bio, and best 2012 NFL draft picks

We hope you all had a wonderful end to the holiday week as we all prepare for New Years’ Eve, and a wild week 17 in the NFL. We didn’t let the holidays slow us down, as we churned out a fresh batch of great content for you to consume. Enjoy.

Madden curse watch week 16: Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions

It’s week 16 and with the Lions officially eliminated from the playoffs, all eyes turn to Calvin Johnson and his pursuit of Jerry Rice’s all-time receiving record.

On the road with the New York Jets QBs: The Backup Trip

Jason Smith ponders what a cross-country road trip between the New York Jets quarterbacks might sound like.

Best of Week 4 in Instagram

During each week of the season we will collect and curate the best Instagram photos from our NFL photographers. Here are our picks for Week 4. Follow @NFL on Instagram. Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets

Best of Week 3 in Instagram

During each week of the season we will collect and curate the best Instagram photos from our NFL photographers. Here are our picks for Week 3. 1. Detroit Lions at Tennessee Titans 2. St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears 3. New York Jets at Miami Dolphins 4. Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins 5. Atlanta Falcons at San Diego Chargers Follow @NFL on Instagram.

Vote: Best storyline for 2012 NFL season

What is the best storyline for the 2012 NFL season?

Fantasy impact of Leshoure’s suspension

Mikel Leshoure has been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2012 season. Jahvid Best is the obvious beneficiary.

Draft tracker podcast: 2013 draft preview

Bucky Brooks and Matt “Money” Smith cast their gaze to the top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft. Could next year’s draft have even more talent than 2012?

Cover Two: Remembering Seau

Jason Smith and Elliot Harrison try to make sense of the Junior Seau tragedy, discuss the impact of Terrell Suggs‘ injury and the Saints’ players bounty punishments. Plus, the guys disagree on player ranked between 81 and 90 on “The Top 100: Players of 2012″.

Fan reaction mixed over Jets’ first-round pick

With the 16th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Jets selected North Carolina DE Quinton Coples, and the reaction was mixed from some 3,500 Jets fans on hand at MetLife Stadium. While some cheered, others booed, with hopes of Melvin Ingram heading to New York shattered. It’s been chaos and excitement surrounding the draft, for all but one, who says his focus is elsewhere.

Trading cards put rookies in new team colors

Thanks to the good folks at Panini America trading cards, football fans can get an early glimpse of what some of the top picks in the 2012 NFL Draft look like in their new team colors.

2012 NFL Draft in Motion

These gifs of the 2012 NFL Draft picks are worth a thousand words. 1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck 2. Washington Redskins- Robert Griffin III 4. Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil 5. Jacksonville Jaguars – Justin Blackmon 6. Dallas Cowboys – Morris Claiborne 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mark Barron 13. Arizona Cardinals – Michael Floyd 16. New York Jets – Quinton Coples 17. Cincinnati Bengals – Dre Kirkpatrick 18. San Diego Chargers – Melvin Ingram 20. Tennessee Titans – Kendall Wright 25. New England Patriots – Dont’a Hightower 28. Green Bay Packers – Nick Perry

Luck is unfazed by prospect of replacing a legend

NFL Network reporter Melissa Stark caught up with Stanford QB Andrew Luck on the 2012 NFL Draft red carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

2012 NFL Draft is a family affair

Several players in this year’s draft crop have family connections to the NFL, starting with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

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