Happy 32nd birthday, Deion Branch. In tribute to the coast-to-coast wideout (Patriots/Seahawks/Patriots), here’s a look at the exclusive club to which he belongs, one that has gotten a bit larger in recent years. Yes, the NFL is a quarterback-driven league. But you also need someone to catch the football. The last eight Super Bowl MVPs have come from the offensive side of the ball. While five have been quarterbacks, there have also been three wide receivers to earn the game’s top honor over that span. Compare that to the first 37 Super Bowls, when a wideout was named MVP only three times. What’s interesting about all six of these receivers’ Super Bowl performances was that, when it was all said […]
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Does Plaxico Burress have anything left in the tank? The former Steelers and Giants wide receiver turns 34 in August, and many are wondering if he is too old to make a successful return after being out of the game since 2008.
Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Brett Favre, Colin Kaepernick, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dan Marino, Indianapolis Colts, Jerry Rice, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Montana, John Elway, Nnamdi Asomugha, Plaxico Burress, Rich Eisen, Robert Mathis
When the NFL lockout ends, Super Bowl XLII hero Plaxico Burress can begin his search for a new team in earnest. In the meantime, he’ll make an appearance Thursday at the NFL Network and NFL.com offices to talk about his new ventures with the National Urban League and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Arizona State’s Kerry Taylor should know a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful receiver in the NFL.
Posted: Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 | Lisa Altobelli Tags: Chris Long, Chad Ochocinco, Clinton Portis, Eli Manning, Gerard Warren, Howie Long, Jeff Feagles, Jerry Rice, Leonard Little, Peyton Manning, Plaxico Burress, Rod Smith, St. Louis Rams, Steve Largent
Rams DE Chris Long had his No. 91 jersey retired at both his Charlottesville, Va. high school and also during his senior season at the University of Virginia –the only player to have one retired at UVA while still active — so when the team’s previous holder of 91, Leonard Little, called it a career in December, Long asked his permission to trade in his 72 for the old familiar and Little obliged
NFL hopeful Jordan Cameron took some time to talk to NFL.com during a recent video shoot with Clippers standout Blake Griffin.
Is there anything that Tim Tebow cannot do? National champion. Heisman Trophy winner. Mohle. Put him up against the IBM super computer on “Jeopardy!” and I am taking the lefty.
Turns out we can add golfing to the list of things that he excels at.
Posted: Monday, February 28th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Hines Ward, Bob Pompeani, Chad Ochocinco, Chris Jericho, Dancing With The Stars, Emmitt Smith, Jason Taylor, Jerry Rice, Kurt Warner, Lawrence Taylor, Warren Sapp
Posted: Friday, January 21st, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: 2010 NFC Championship Game, Billy Dee Williams, Brian Piccolo, Chicago Bears, Curly Lambeau, Dave Dameshek, Dick Butkus, Don Hutson, Gale Sayers, George Halas, Green Bay Packers, James Caan, Jerry Rice, Jim Belushi, Jim McMahon, Larry the Cable Guy, Mike Ditka, Ray Nitschke, Tom Brady, Vanilla Ice, Vince Evans, Vince Lombardi, Walter Payton
The Bears and Packers have the most longest, and perhaps the most storied rivalry in the NFL. The two teams have played 181 times in the past, and will be fighting it out for a chance to play for the NFL’s ultimate honor for the first time since 1941.
Posted: Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 | Adam Rank Tags: Tom Brady, 1972 Miami Dolphins, Dick Anderson, Donovan McNabb, Garo Yepremian, Jake Scott, Jerry Rice, Larry David, Mel Renfro, Otis Sistrunk, Pick Six, Terry Bradshaw, Tom Brady, Y.A. Tittle
Patriots QB Tom Brady is bald. That’s right, bald. Or so the reports in the National Enquirer suggests (via the Detroit Free Press). Brady reportedly is a patient of the Leonard Hair Transplant Association in Cranston, R.I. Meaning Brady’s gorgeous locks are nothing more than a façade. A mere cover-up to one of the biggest sporting scandals since the 1919 Black Sox.
Posted: Sunday, November 28th, 2010 | Frank Tadych Tags: Andre Johnson, Billy Wade, Chris Burford, Devin Hester, Dwayne Bowe, Jacoby Ford, Jay Cutler, Jerry Rice, Jimmy Smith, Joe Haden, Leslie Frazier, Marshall Faulk, Matt Ryan, Mike Smith, Peyton Hillis, Roddy White, Sid Luckman, Troy Polamalu
With an assist from the NFL Network research desk and the crew at @NFLfootballinfo, here’s a look at the most notable numbers and performances from Sunday’s games in Week 12.
A look back at some of the most interesting numbers and statistics to come out of Week 8, with an assist from the crew on the NFL Network research desk.
Posted: Sunday, October 17th, 2010 | Frank Tadych Tags: Adrian Peterson, Art Monk, Bill Belichick, Brett Favre, Brian Mitchell, Chris Ivory, DeSean Jackson, Devin Hester, Dick LeBeau, Eli Manning, Eric Metcalf, Hines Ward, Jeremy Maclin, Jerry Rice, John Elway, LaDainian Tomlinson, Lou Groza, Marvin Harrison, Mike Vrabel, Mike Williams, Phil Dawson, Phil Simms, Randy Moss, Ronde Barber, Terrell Owens, Tom Brady
A look at Week 6 through some of the most notable numbers of the week, with an assist from George Li of the NFL Network research desk.
Tony Gonzalez recorded his 1,000th career catch last Sunday against the vaunted Steelers defense. The folks in Pittsburgh weren’t so happy to have Gonzalez attain this crowning achievement on their soil, giving him only a smattering of applause and even a few boos. To rectify this lack of fanfare for the occasion, the Falcons are marking Sunday’s home game against the Cardinals “Tony Gonzalez Day.”
The rivalry between the Cowboys and 49ers was the highlight of the NFL in the 1990s. But there was a respect there. You can feel it between the fans of the teams here in Canton, and it was addressed by Jerry Rice during his Hall of Fame speech.