The final game of the preseason, between the Raiders and Seahawks, offers one big question: Will Terrelle Pryor make his NFL debut?
QB drama in Indianapolis and Denver have been running subplots of the preseason, and the stories will continue to unfold tonight on NFL Network. Kerry Collins gets his first preseason start in a possible dress rehearsal for Week 1 when the Colts take on the Bengals at 8 p.m. Later, we have live coverage of the Broncos’ preseason finale against the Cardinals, where Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn will get a final audition for the No. 2 spot behind Kyle Orton. Here’s what else is on tap for Thursday: In agreeing Wednesday to reschedule his planned address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama might have placated House Speaker John Boehner at the expense of the nation’s football fans. […]
Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Aaron Rodgers, Chris Johnson, frank gore, Green Bay Packers, Joe Namath, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Tim Tebow
Which five players will have breakout seasons? Which five have to prove their 2010 seasons weren’t a fluke? Who will lead the league in rushing, passing and receiving? Our experts weigh in today.
Eagles coach Andy Reid and star quarterback Michael Vick will meet the press today to discuss Vick’s new six-year, $100 million contract, and what it means for the rest of Philadelphia’s “Dream Team.”
Rescheduled because of Hurricane Irene, tonight’s New York showdown between the Giants and Jets offers no shortage of subplots.
Posted: Friday, August 26th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Antwaan Randle El, Brady Quinn, Chris Johnson, Curtis Painter, Darrelle Revis, Denver Broncos, Heath Evans, Kerry Collins, Kyle Orton, Michael Lombardi, Mike Munchak, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Sean Smith, Terrelle Pryor, Tim Tebow, Vontae Davis
Did you have any issues with Michael Lombardi‘s blue-chip and red-chip rankings of the best players at each position? If you did, you weren’t alone. Watch this clip of Heath Evans and Antwaan Randle El attacking Lombardi for his take on Philip Rivers.
Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Bill Belichick, Boomer Esiason, Brian Urlacher, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Fantasy football, Indianapolis Colts, Jerry Richardson, Kerry Collins, Marcell Dareus, Mike Tomlin, Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Tim Tebow
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson asked quarterback Cam Newton not to get any tattoos or piercings while he is a Carolina Panther. Should teams be able to restrict players from getting tattoos or piercings? We asked our experts in the latest Instant Debate, and their answers will appear on NFL.com later today.
Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Antonio Gates, Art Donovan, Atlanta Falcons, Bill Belichick, cheerleaders, Chris Johnson, Phillip Tanner, Rex Ryan, Tennessee Titans
Today’s Chris Johnson-Mike Reinfeldt summit has Titans fans and fantasy football players everywhere on the edge of their seats. The Pro Bowl running back will be in Nashville on Tuesday to meet with the Titans GM to talk about a new contract, one that could get him to end his holdout and get back on the field. Stay tuned to NFL.com and NFL Network throughout the day, as NFL Network reporter Albert Breer will be reporting live from Nashville.
Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Aqib Talib, Brett Favre, Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, Joe Thomas, Kenny Britt, Larry Fitzgerald, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Manning, Roger Goodell, San Francisco 49ers, Terrell Thomas, Terrelle Pryor
The New York Giants should have been all smiles after throttling the Chicago Bears, 41-13, on Monday night, but the mood around Big Blue was glum after the team lost cornerback Terrell Thomas for the season with a torn ACL.
Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Brett Favre, Chris Johnson, Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, Pete Carroll, Philip Rivers, Plaxico Burress, supplemental draft, Tarvaris Jackson, Terrelle Pryor
Monday’s NFL supplemental draft is one of the most interesting “mini” drafts of recent memory, and NFL.com will have full coverage, including NFL Network reporter Albert Breer live from Terrelle Pryor‘s draft party.
Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Cam Newton, Dick Vermeil, Fantasy football, John Beck, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles, Rex Grossman, Sidney Rice, Washington Redskins
The Cam Newton show heads to Miami tonight as the Carolina Panthers tackle the Dolphins. Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals visit Green Bay and the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Baltimore on a night featuring six preseason games.
Posted: Thursday, August 18th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, Fantasy football, Minnesota Vikings, Ndamukong Suh, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tom Brady, University of Miami
Tonight’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles might be just a preseason affair, but believe the hype: Last season’s AFC champs are licking their chops at the chance to take on this season’s preseason darlings.
Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Andy Dalton, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, John Beck, John Harbaugh, Mark Sanchez, Ndamukong Suh, New York Jets, Rex Grossman, Rex Ryan, Terrelle Pryor, University of Miami, Washington Redskins
Several high-profile NFL players can expect to get some uncomfortable questions Wednesday. A former Miami Hurricanes booster serving a 20-year prison sentence for masterminding a Ponzi scheme told Yahoo! Sports he gave money, cars, yacht trips, jewelry, televisions and other gifts to several current NFL stars. Find out all the details.
Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Chris Johnson, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Hue Jackson, John Fox, Kyle Orton, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Rainn Wilson, Rex Ryan, T, Terrelle Pryor, Tim Tebow, Wade Phillips
The Houston Texans gave new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips reason to smile — and Jets coach Rex Ryan reason to scream — in Monday night’s 20-16 Houston victory, capping the NFL’s opening week of preseason action. Relive that game and more from preseason’s first week of games.
The NFL’s longest offseason officially ended over the weekend when 30 of the league’s 32 teams hit the field for the first time. Take a look at the weekend’s most memorable plays.