Posts Tagged ‘Walter Payton’

Data Points: Cowboys’ Murray in great company

Cowboys fans no doubt are still giddy over the 253-yard rushing effort by rookie RB DeMarco Murray in Week 7. Forget the fact that it’s a single-game franchise record, because a bit more context makes the performance even more impressive.

First and 10: Donnybrook in Detroit

Tune into NFL Network’s “Around the League” Friday at 5 p.m. ET to hear San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree talk about his team’s hot start and big game Sunday against the upstart Detroit Lions.

DDFP: SI writer Pearlman and Broncos WR Decker

Shek & Rank welcome Jeff Pearlman, author of “Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton,” to discuss the feedback he has received for telling the sometimes-dark story of an American legend, plus kibitz about the USFL and condiments.

First and 10: The sweetest thing

Few players in the history of football are as universally beloved as the late Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton. Enjoy the legendary skills and grace of the man called “Sweetness” in the premiere of “A Football Life: Walter Payton” Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

Data Points: Faulk’s place among all-purpose elite

When it came to amassing yards via both the ground and through the air, few have done it as well as running back Marshall Faulk, who will be enshrined next week in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

First and 10: Team checklist for end of lockout

Could this be the week? All signs point to a labor agreement being announced at some point in the next few days – fingers crossed. And when it happens, be sure to come to NFL.com and tune into NFL Network for round-the-clock coverage of everything you need to know to get ready for the start of training camp and the preseason.

Who do you got: Bears or Packers?

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.

Pick Six: Coolest nicknames of all time

Remember when NFL nicknames were really cool? Too often, our generation has taken to just shortening a player’s name (A-Rod or L.T.) and calling it a day. Where has the creativity gone, America? So in honor of Cookie Gilchrist, here are the six coolest nicknames of all time.

Noteworthy nuggets from Week 8

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.

NFL legends to announce picks for former teams

As part of the continuing celebration of the NFL draft’s 75th anniversary, some of the teams’ picks on Friday will be announced by a legend from that franchise.

Should the “Curse of 370″ scare fantasy owners?

What is the “Curse of 370,” and how will it affect your fantasy football draft this season? The facts that support it might be enough to scare fantasy owners away from players like Michael Turner.

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