KANSAS CITY, Mo. — They spend a lot of time here talking about the noise. Arrowhead Stadium is the loudest place in the NFL, and whether you believe it or not, you can buy a T-shirt that says so.
Normally, that noise is deafening. It leaves the ears throbbing and the chest exhausted. It is occasionally not safe for children.
Here’s a ...Read more
PITTSBURGH — The autumn equinox was a few days prior, but Sunday might have shown us an eclipse at Heinz Field.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, in his second season after winning the national championship, securing the Heisman Trophy and being the No. 1 pick, was much better than the 39-year-old, 18-year veteran on the other side in a 24-10 ...Read more
As the seconds wound down Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields had been sacked more times than he had completed a pass.
That’s how badly the Bears rookie’s first career NFL start went in a 26-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
In the days after coach Matt Nagy announced Fields would start in Week 3 ...Read more
BALTIMORE — Here now begins a few days of the NFL world's favorite game:
Did we just see the blueprint to beat the Chiefs?
The Chiefs lost to the Ravens 36-35 here on Sunday night, and like most football games the outcome would take hours to thoroughly dissect.
We will try to do it in one paragraph:
The Ravens controlled both lines of ...Read more
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - It was a good thing the Patriots decided to honor Julian Edelman at halftime on Sunday. At least it gave fans inside Gillette Stadium something to cheer about.
Other than honoring the recently retired wide receiver, there wasn't much celebrating on this day. Simply put, the Patriots looked horrible in this 28-13 loss to the ...Read more
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DETROIT — Justin Tucker did it again.
Eight years after burying the Detroit Lions with a 61-yard field goal, the Baltimore Ravens kicker hammered home a record-breaking, game-winner at Ford Field on Sunday, bouncing a 66-yarder over the cross bar to help the Ravens escape with a 19-17 victory.
The kick negated an impressive comeback from the...Read more
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Keanu Neal has officially been ruled out Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles after testing positive for COVID-19.
Neal was initially placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 list as a close contact, and because Neal was unvaccinated he had to stay away from the team for five days and test daily. As a close contact, ...Read more
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt will not play against the Bengals on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field. Watt, who injured his groin in the 27-16 loss to the Raiders last week, was originally listed as questionable Friday afternoon. The Steelers downgraded him to out Saturday morning.
Watt's absence means the ...Read more
LAS VEGAS — Looking up at the sports board inside the MGM Grand, there’s something startling to see if you can see past the surrounding strain of insanity — past the bright lights and flashy fluff, past the glitter and the tapped-out gritty, past even the tourist waving a Nebraska football hat in the air.
“Let me in on that!’’ he’...Read more
The Miami Dolphins have placed starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve, which gives his broken ribs four weeks to heal before he’s allowed to play in another NFL game.
Because of the NFL’s new rules specifically catered to address the COVID-19 pandemic, any player placed on injured reserve must sit out three weeks of games. ...Read more
PITTSBURGH — You know what I never want to hear again?
"We don't live in our fears."
Here were Mike Tomlin's Steelers, playing their first home game since the coach capitulated on a late fourth-and-1 in a playoff game, facing another critical fourth-and-short situation. What a great chance to prove how much they've changed, at least in ...Read more
SEATTLE — There is no shut-down mode for Jamal Adams. The Seahawks safety is always on.
"He can never sit and be idle," Clay Mack, Adams' longtime personal trainer, said.
It's the one thing — his high-intensity energy — that teammates and coaches point to most about Adams. It was apparent, and abundant, when he first arrived in Seattle ...Read more
LOS ANGELES —Former USC quarterback Matt Cassel played 14 seasons in the NFL, including four with the New England Patriots as Tom Brady's backup and one with the Detroit Lions as Matthew Stafford's backup. With Stafford and the Rams playing Brady and the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles Times ...Read more
BALTIMORE — Lamar Jackson hurled his lithe frame into the broader torso of 6-foot-9, 320-pound tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a celebratory bump.
The Ravens franchise quarterback wanted Villanueva to know how much he appreciated his stout protection in the team’s stunning 36-35 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He knew the pressure the 33-...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Don’t expect Jalen Ramsey to get overly amped about playing against Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday at SoFi Stadium.
Ramsey, star cornerback for the Rams, has utmost respect for Brady — “the greatest to play the game,” he said — but the two-time All-Pro said he takes every opponent seriously and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Edge rusher Joey Bosa did not practice Friday for the third day in a row, but the Chargers have not ruled him out for their game Sunday at Kansas City.
The three-time Pro Bowl player is dealing with what the team has called ankle and foot issues. He is officially listed as questionable.
"It's not anything serious or long term, ...Read more
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins can finally play with the team’s new toy Sunday.
Will Fuller, the Dolphins’ biggest free-agent addition this offseason, completed a full week of practice with his new team for the first time since mandatory minicamp back in the summer.
That hints that Fuller appears to be on track to play in ...Read more
NEW YORK — Jason Garrett said “it’s not a big deal at all” that Kenny Golladay screamed at the Giants’ offensive coordinator on the sideline in Week 2.
Golladay might see his snaps reduced Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, though, in an effort to keep him fresh for late-game situations.
Wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert said ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers will be without star running back Christian McCaffrey for “a few weeks,” a league source confirmed Friday.
McCaffrey had an MRI done a day after he strained his hamstring in the second quarter of the Panthers’ 24-9 win over the Houston Texans Thursday night. NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport was the ...Read more
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