Rodgers, Brady set new NFL records

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers set an NFL record on Monday morning (AEDT), passing Tom Brady for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception. The record-setting 359th straight pass came on a 24-yard, third-quarter touchdown toss to Randall Cobb, which put the Packers ahead 27-7 over Atlanta. The Packers went on to beat the Falcons 34-20. Green Bay’s Aaron […]

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Bell Tolls: Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald making his case for NFL MVP

A quick glance at items of interest as Week 14 rolls on …  Who’s hot: Aaron Donald. In this season of record-setting offensive fireworks in the NFL, it would be quite the irony if a defensive player somehow winds up as the league’s MVP. Sure, gunslinger QBs Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes are considered the frontrunners, and Todd Gurley is in […]

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Fantasy football deep sleepers: Lamar Jackson will be unleashed vs. Chiefs

It’s Week 14 of the fantasy football season. If you are looking for an unexpected roster replacement or an inexpensive starter for your daily fantasy lineup, here are players who could help. These deep sleepers are players flying under the radar whose matchups suggest they could have a big game in Week 14. Just remember, they are risky fantasy plays […]

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The Ravens have a Lamar Jackson problem that’s bigger than Joe Flacco’s potential return

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – With each burst of acceleration, Lamar Jackson has carried the Baltimore Ravens back to relevancy since taking over as starting quarterback three games ago. The Ravens’ defense has certainly played its part, holding opponents to an average of 211 yards and 18 points a game. And Jackson’s heroics haven’t come without contributions from his offensive teammates. […]

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USA TODAY Sports’ Week 14 NFL picks: Will Bears rebound against Rams?

Week 14 of the NFL regular season has arrived, but USA TODAY Sports' cabal of NFL experts still sees things pretty much the same way. Of this week's 16 contests, only two — Jets at Bills and Lions at Cardinals (both should be truly epic affairs) — elicited a 3-2 split when it came to picking winners.  Jarrett Bell claims two of our […]

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Alex Smith dealing with scary complications from broken leg

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith’s playing future may be in jeopardy. The 34-year-old is dealing with a “devastating complication” from leg surgery, according to “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan host Eric Bickel, who cited sources. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that Smith is battling an infection related to the surgery and said the veteran is being handled carefully and “seriously” […]

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NFL Week 13 winners, losers: Texans in race for home-field advantage, Packers start over

Week 13 in the NFL had a bit of a Spoiler Sunday feel, with three teams who are likely out of the playoffs turning in upsets against teams very much alive in the hunt for the postseason in the early slate of games Sunday. By the afternoon, order was restored, with traditional powers securing momentum-establishing victories. Here are winners and […]

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Will Chiefs star Kareem Hunt ever play in NFL again? It’s the question we shouldn’t be asking

The question that popped up on social media Friday night was sarcastic, but rooted in reality:  How long would it be before Washington would sign former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt? When a team decides that it’s perfectly fine to bring in one player who allegedly hit a woman, what would stop it from signing another in the […]

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Fantasy football deep sleepers: Case Keenum eyes big game

It’s Week 13 of the fantasy football season. If you are looking for an unexpected roster replacement or an inexpensive starter for your daily fantasy lineup, here are players who could help. These deep sleepers are players flying under the radar whose matchups suggest they could have a big game in Week 13. Just remember, they are risky fantasy plays […]

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Former NFL player tackling Seven Summits in turnaround from lowest point of his life

Mark Pattison’s seven summits climb includes Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. A former NFL player used one of the lowest points of his life to propel him forward into doing something no other football player has ever done – climb the Seven Summits. Mark Pattison, 56, played three seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles Rams and […]

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