First and 10: Just win now, baby

The Cincinnati Bengals’ trade of disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday stands as one of the biggest draft-day deals in NFL history.

First and 10: Who works the hardest?

Some players — and even some coaches — bring a blue-collar, working-man approach to their football, and we like to honor that spirit with the Hardest Working Man award.

First and 10: The coaches’ show

The near-fight between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz was the talk of the NFL on Sunday, overshadowing San Francisco’s 25-19 victory over previously undefeated Detroit.

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.

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.

First and 10: The polls are open

Log onto NFL.com to vote for the FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Week. And don’t forget to cast your vote for the week’s top rookie performance and top comeback, too.

First and 10: A Super announcement

Tune into NFL Network at 12:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday to hear coverage of the NFL Fall Meeting in Houston, where the league will announce who will host Super Bowl XLIX in February 2015.

First and 10: It ain’t easy being green

The Jets owe the Eagles a debt of gratitude. If it wasn’t for that nightmare of a “Dream Team” in Philly, the spotlight would be a little hotter on that other green team with high pre-season expectations. The Jets are sinking fast after the Patriots handed them a third straight loss on Sunday, and three veteran wide receivers are denying reports that they’ve gone to coach Rex Ryan to complain about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

First and 10: Last chance to vote

Friday at midday is the deadline to vote for last week’s top NFL performances on NFL.com.

First and 10: A Cinderella story

Relive the incredible story of Kurt Warner’s rise from NFL Europe to NFL MVP when the documentary “Kurt Warner: A Football Life” premieres Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

First and 10: Power (Poll) to the Packers

The Buffalo Bills’ upset at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals dropped them from the heady ranks of the top 5 in NFL.com’s latest Power Poll, but otherwise there wasn’t much change at the top, with Green Bay and New Orleans leading the way.

First and 10: Approaching the quarter pole

Week 4 marks the end of the first quarter of the season, a significant landmark for most coaches, and that means a lot of teams will have their first-quarter “grade” on the line when they take the field this weekend.

First and 10: Joined in life, and in death

The Philadelphia Eagles defense of the late 1980s and early 1990s was one of the best in NFL history, and its two linchpins, Jerome Brown and Reggie White, both died tragically young. Learn more about Brown and White in episode 3 of ‘A Football Life.’

First and 10: And the nominees are…

Get an early clue about next year’s Class of 2012 when the Pro Football Hall of Fame releases its preliminary list of nominees on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. Log onto NFL.com or tune into NFL Network for full coverage.

First and 10: High drama on both coasts

Relive two of Sunday’s most dramatic games as they happened, with NFL Replay Tuesday night on NFL Network.

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