J.J. Watt didn't just play for the Houston Texans, he was the Houston Texans. Now he's gone, and a team already in the midst of unprecedented upheaval faces a future suddenly even more bleak.
Tell your glad-handing state and municipal leaders, with their finger-in-the-breeze priorities and vaccine websites that freeze, to take a crash course in organizational competence from the NFL. The league's 256-game season sprawled across 30 major metropolitan areas, and it nevertheless wound up with a COVID-19 positivity rate of just .08%, against the disgraceful nationwide rate of 7%. You want to get a grip on this pandemic? Maybe you should hire an NFL doctor.
Russell Wilson voices his complaints with a smile and an air of civility, peppered with positive asides.
You know those times when Russell Wilson holds on to the ball too long?
Maybe Russell Wilson doesn’t want out of Seattle.
Marty Schottenheimer’s NFL coaching career was as remarkable as it was flummoxing.
Maybe the lack of competitiveness in the Super Bowl was a good sign for the NFL.
No need to worry about the Russell Wilson trade rumors, but his cap hit to the Seahawks is worth a look.
You know it’s officially the NFL offseason when some sort of Russell Wilson rumor or report emerges.
Tom Brady wasn't the only one making history in Super Bowl LV. Three women made significant contributions, two blending into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' sideline workings and another more visibly, her long blonde ponytail a jaunty reminder of the increasing presence of women in NFL games.
The Kansas City Chiefs were so confident in their Super Bowl-winning roster from the 2019 season that they did everything they could to bring it back intact, signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes and defensive tackle Chris Jones to huge deals and reworking other contracts to make the numbers fit in the salary cap. It almost worked, too.
Tom Brady’s coming back. So is Bruce Arians. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are already thinking about what it’ll take to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The challenge begins with trying to keep some key components together for next season.
The NFL of the early 1970s was different than today. Different in so many ways.
Spokane’s closest tie to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the late George Yarno, a Ferris and Washington State grad who played eight seasons for the Bucs.
John Freisz, who won the Walter Payton Award in 1989 after leading the Vandals to back-to-back Big Sky Conference titles, was a relatively obscure talent void of a big-money contract and pre-draft hubbub. In the twilight of his NFL career with the New England Patriots, Freisz gave advice to a rookie quarterback in a similar situation: Tom Brady.
In a game designed to showcase the very best of the NFL’s best, how can anyone single out just one player to be deemed the “most valuable”? Some years, a player will exceed all expectations and stand out above the rest. Some years, it’s a single moment that fans will remember for years to come. And in others still: It can be a difficult choice. Here’s a look at Super Bowl MVPs over the years.
Whether you tune in because you love pro football, because you’re a fan of one of the two teams or if you just like seeing the debut of the world’s greatest TV commercials, you’ll most likely watch the 55th annual Super Bowl Sunday. Here’s a look at the rich history of the National Football League’s big finale:
Russell Wilson didn’t get his first MVP vote when the NFL announced its season awards Saturday night.
A pair of Aarons pulled off an NFL hat trick Saturday night.
Though others have eclipsed him in some sections of the record book, Peyton Manning’s stamp on the NFL is very much a thing of 2021 and beyond.
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