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  • When is Super Bowl 2021? Date, location, odds, halftime show for Super Bowl 55

    Sporting News "The NFL definitely has a thing for Florida when it comes to Super Bowls, which makes sense. Just gotta cross your fingers that the rain stays away for one night. Super Bowl 55 will take place in Tampa, Florida, at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one year after Miami Gardens..." December 05

  • NFL Eliminates 62-Player Restriction On Game Days

    Pro Football Talk "Nearly as quickly as it arrived, the NFL has abandoned its pandemic-driven 62-player game-day maximum. In a memo sent to all teams by the league office on Thursday, the rule limiting the road team from bringing 62 players to away games (and for fairness purposes placing a similar..." December 04

  • NFL's Best Young Wide Receivers

    CBS Sports "The NFL is a passing league. You know this. I know this. Everyone in and around the league knows this. And because it's a passing league, the wide receiver position has never been more important than it is right now. Perhaps it's no coincidence, then, that there are seemingly more..." December 04

  • NFL tells teams no in-person meetings for 2 days following a game

    ESPN "The NFL will prohibit in-person meetings at team facilities for two days after game days, according to a memo distributed Thursday night to all clubs. The memo also lifted a previous restriction that capped the number of players who could attend or travel to a game at..." December 04

  • Joe Burrow undergoes successful knee surgery

    The Score "Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing successful knee surgery Wednesday. "Joe will begin the recovery process and we look forward to his return," the Bengals said in a statement. " December 03

  • Execs Cry Foul on NFL's COVID Rulings as Coaches Consider Quarantine QBs

    Bleacher Report "When the NFL decided not to postpone Denver's game this past weekend, leaving the Broncos with zero actual quarterbacks in a 31-3 loss to the Saints, many around the league were stunned. Yes, Denver broke the rules, but so did Baltimore. The Ravens game was pushed back three times, finally..." December 03

  • Chiefs’ Eric Bieniemy Could Be ‘Package Deal’ for Suitors

    Heavy "With the NFL regular season heading down the final stretch into December, hiring season is just a few weeks away. Among the most sought-after head coaching candidates will be Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who will go through the interview process for a..." December 03

  • 32 players nominated for 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award "he 32 players nominated for the seventh annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award have been finalized, the NFL announced Thursday. Each NFL team nominated one player for the award, which recognizes players who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field. The award was created in..." December 03

  • No 'Thursday Night Football' NFL game for Week 13. Here's why.

    USA Today "The Baltimore Ravens were supposed to have a full week of preparation following their Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers before kicking off NFL Week 13 tonight against the Dallas Cowboys.  However, due to a coronavirus outbreak that forced the..." December 03

  • 5 under-the-radar NFL players performing at a Pro Bowl level

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2020 regular season is now beyond the midway point and as we’ve gone over in recent weeks, there have been plenty of surprises as well as plenty of letdowns. But the surprises tend to run more deep and extend beyond just unsuspecting players performing at a high level. There..." December 03

  • Bengals activate Xavier Su’a-Filo "The Bengals today made the following roster moves: *Activated G Xavier Su'a-Filo to the roster from the Reserve/Injured list. Su'a-Filo had been placed on Reserve/Injured on Sept. 15, after suffering an ankle injury in the season-opener vs. the L.A. Chargers. He had returned..." December 02

  • Top 25 potential NFL free agents of 2021

    Sportsnaut "Outside of the quarterback position, the 2020 NFL free agents class left a lot to be desired. That won’t be the case come March. Multiple young stars are set to hit the open market, while others are going to cash in with jaw-dropping contract extensions before they ever hit the open..." December 02

  • Roger Goodell Speaks On Possibility of NFL Using A Playoff Bubble Like The NBA

    Total Pro Sports "Today’s Ravens-Steelers game has been delayed by six games because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Ravens. If an outbreak happened in the postseason, that would not be possible. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged today the NFL is exploring what it can do about..." December 02

  • Roger Goodell: NFL expects to “safely and responsibly complete the season”

    Yahoo! Sports "Two hours before the Ravens and Steelers kick off in a rare Wednesday afternoon game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell insisted that the NFL can “safely and responsibly complete the season” even as the COVID-19 pandemic gets worse across America. Amid criticism for how the..." December 02

  • Bengals’ Auden Tate Done For Year

    Pro Football Rumors "The season is over for Auden Tate. The Bengals wide receiver will be placed on injured reserve following shoulder surgery, according to’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter).  Tate, 23, was fighting for targets in a group that also includes Tyler..." December 02

  • 5 successful NFL head coaches who are losing credibility fast late in 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "There are five successful NFL head coaches who are quickly losing traction on their job security despite a proven track record of results, and most of the names on this list may surprise you. The candidates in question have either been to the playoffs multiple times, are hailed as..." December 01

  • After Broncos' fiasco vs. Saints, will more NFL teams decide to quarantine a quarterback?

    USA Today "It began as nothing more than a hypothetical solution to a hypothetical problem, kicked around in NFL circles over the summer. With the league set to return amid a global pandemic, should teams isolate one of their quarterbacks from the rest of the position group to protect..." December 01

  • When will sports stadiums be full again? Dr. Anthony Fauci gives a timeline

    Yahoo! Sports "Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the country’s foremost authority on the COVID-19 pandemic, told Yahoo Sports on Monday that it’s unlikely NBA teams can host full-capacity crowds during the 2020-21..." December 01

  • Brandon Allen: I’ll definitely get better from Sunday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Joe Burrow’s impact on the Cincinnati Bengals was evident in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Cincinnati’s offense was inept without the 2020 No.1 overall pick on the field. “He's been leading this offense all season until now,” Bengals wide..." December 01

  • The NFL Needs to Just Add a Week 18 Already

    The Big Lead "The game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed again. No, not the postponement that pushed the game from Thanksgiving to Sunday. Nor the postponement that moved the game from Sunday to Tuesday. No, I'm talking about the most recent postponement...." December 01

  • Joe Burrow will undergo surgery this week

    SI "Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will undergo surgery this week to repair a left knee injury he sustained in Cincinnati's Week 11 loss to Washington.  The surgery will take place "in the middle of the week" according to Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. " November 30

  • 5 candidates to replace Matt Patricia as Detroit Lions coach

    USA Today "Eric Bieniemy Current position: Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator. Why he makes sense: As offensive coordinator for Andy Reid, Bieniemy has served as good an apprenticeship as there is in the NFL. Doug Pederson, Matt..." November 30

  • 4 likeliest Sam Darnold trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets now sit at 0-11 following a brutal 20-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. The team’s struggles under embattled head coach Adam Gase have led to some interesting Sam Darnold trade rumors. For good reason. Much like everything he’s..." November 30

  • Daniel Jones injures hamstring, questionable to return vs. Bengals

    Giants "Quarterback Daniel Jones left in the third quarter of Sunday's game in Cincinnati with a hamstring injury. He is listed as questionable to return. " November 29

  • Eli Manning reacts to Giants moving into 1st place with win over Bengals

    Clutch Points "The New York Giants have moved into first place in the NFC East division after a 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. The accomplishment deserves much praise given their early season trajectory, and Giants legend Eli Manning made sure..." November 29

  • 6 exciting J.J. Watt trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "It sure the heck looks like a J.J. Watt trade could be coming once the 2020 NFL season comes to a conclusion. Watt indicated recently that he does not want to be part of a long-term rebuild. Unfortunately, it appears that’s exactly what we’re going to see from the..." November 29

  • Colin Kaepernick Calls Out NFL On Twitter, Reminds Teams He’s Still Still Available

    Total Pro Sports "With a handful of unimpressive backup quarterbacks taking snaps under center for their respective teams this week, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick figured now would be a good time to remind everyone what he’s still available and ready to play. Kaep took to Twitter to..." November 29

  • NFL discussing playoff bubbles

    The Score "The NFL is actively discussing creating local bubbles for the 14 or 16 teams that make the playoffs as COVID-19 cases rise around the United States, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. The league's plan reportedly would be to isolate all team..." November 29

  • NFL coaches, gm's bracing for defensive coordinator purge during offseason

    CBS Sports "NFL coaches and general managers are bracing for a purge of the defensive coordinator ranks in 2021, with upwards of half the league potentially looking for new coordinators.  The expectation of about eight new coaches to be hired -- putting together new staffs -- combined with..." November 29

  • Adrian Peterson Says He's Helping Players With Knee Injuries

    TMZ "Very cool gesture from Adrian Peterson ... the NFL superstar says he's helping injured guys like Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley with their rehabs -- and he's got plans to assist Joe Burrow soon too. The future Hall of Famer..." November 29

  • NFL: We aren’t taking COVID-19 testing capacity away from anyone else

    Yahoo! Sports "Mike Florio Sat, November 28, 2020, 3:10 PM AST·3 min read As the NFL established its daily testing protocols for players, coaches, and essential football personnel, a question emerged regarding whether the league was consuming testing resources that could be utilized..." November 28

  • NFL orders all facilities to close next Monday and Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "In anticipation of the expected spike in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving weekend, the NFL has issued a mandate for next week: All facilities will close on Monday and Tuesday. “In response to the continuous increase in positivity rates throughout the country, as well as our..." November 27

  • NFL coaches fired: Latest news on huge coaching hot seat in 2020

    Sportsnaut "NFL coaches fired: We’ve already seen two NFL head coaches fired during the 2020 season and more are likely to come in the upcoming weeks. With plenty of teams sinking further in the NFL standings, it’s only a matter of time before the next NFL coach is..." November 27

  • Ravens-Steelers COVID-19 postponement further reflects NFL's challenge for stretch run

    USA Today "Count me among the surprised that the NFL pushed the pause button on the traditional Thanksgiving night game. Imagine the ratings bonanza to be had with another installment in the series pitting bitter A-North rivals, as the desperate Baltimore Ravens seek to hand the Pittsburgh..." November 26

  • The top 5 NFL coaches most likely to be fired

    Sportsnaut "We’re already well past the halfway point of the NFL season with Week 12 on the horizon and two head coaches fired to date. With those changes made, who is the next head coach in danger of receiving the pink slip? New York Jets coach Adam Gase has to be the runaway favorite to..." November 26

  • NFL’s chief medical officer hints at possible postseason bubble

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has resisted the concept of a regular-season home-market bubble. The NFL may be warming to the idea of a postseason bubble. Dr. Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer, appeared Thanksgiving morning on Today. Among other things, Craig Melvin asked Sills..." November 26

  • Bengals place Auden Tate, B.J. Finney on COVID-19 list

    Local 12 "The Bengals on Wednesday placed wide receiver Auden Tate and offensive lineman B.J. Finney on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.   " November 25

  • Bengals bring in Kevin Hogan, Alex McGough for tryouts at quarterback

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Albert Breer, the Bengals are bringing in two quarterbacks for workouts this week, including Kevin Hogan and Alex McGough.  Bengals’ rookie QB Joe Burrow sustained a season-ending knee this past weekend, which leaves..." November 25

  • Brandon Allen to Start at Quarterback For Bengals

    SI "The Bengals elevated Brandon Allen from the practice squad on Monday and it looks like he's going to make his fourth NFL start this Sunday against the Giants.  Allen will start at quarterback against New York according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. He knows Zac..." November 25

  • Deshaun Watson offers to help Joe Burrow

    Clutch Points "The Cincinnati Bengals recently suffered a huge blow to their campaign after reports confirmed that star quarterback Joe Burrow had suffered a season-ending injury. For his part, Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson was one of the first to reach out to the embattled rookie..." November 25

  • Bengals must keep people accountable for Joe Burrow’s injury

    Clutch Points "The NFL stood still after hearing the terrible news about former first-round pick and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow as he was carted off the field on Sunday. Burrow is out for the remainder 2020 season, but this could be an ideal time for the Bengals to..." November 24

  • Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson lead list of Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists

    ESPN "In their first year of eligibility, Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson lead the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021. The semifinalists were announced Tuesday. Those three players, with a..." November 24

  • Bengals DL coach Nick Eason tests positive for COVID-19

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have had several assistant coaches miss time in the last two weeks due to COVID-19. Now, another coach as reportedly contracted the virus, as Tom Pelissero reports defensive line coach Nick Eason has tested positive for COVID-19. " November 24

  • NFL Free Agents Most Likely to Be Overpaid in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Part of the fun of NFL free agency is the overpays.  The escalating leaguewide cap numbers, big names headed to market and bidding wars that erupt for players at premium positions create annual offseason must-see entertainment for fans.  Not all overpays..." November 24

  • Bengals Promote QB Brandon Allen

    Pro Football Rumors "The Bengals will promote Brandon Allen from the practice squad to the active roster, as’s Tom Pelissero tweets. Following Joe Burrow‘s season-ending knee injury, the Bengals’ QB depth chart now consists of Ryan Finley and Brandon..." November 23

  • Joe Burrow tore ACL, MCL, suffered other damage

    The Score "An MRI confirmed Joe Burrow tore his ACL on Sunday, but the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback also tore his MCL and suffered other structural damage to his left knee, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Ben Baby. Burrow was carted off the field after..." November 23

  • Bengals expect Joe Burrow to be ready around start of 2021 season?

    Yardbarker "Joe Burrow is done for the year, but Monday’s medical tests brought some positive news. The Bengals quarterback is expected to be ready right around the start of the 2021 season, according to’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter).  After recovering from ACL..." November 23

  • NFL imposing stricter mask requirements entering Week 12

    The Score "The NFL announced Monday it plans to impose stricter COVID-19 protocols, taking effect at the start of Week 12. The league sent a memorandum to every team with additional safety measures due to the increased number of positive COVID-19 cases. Any player on the..." November 23

  • Takk McKinley has funny Twitter activity as he keeps switching teams

    Yardbarker "It’s been a rough few weeks for Takk McKinley, who has bounced from team to team as he repeatedly fails physicals. Despite this, his Twitter activity isn’t changing one bit. McKinley was waived by the Falcons on Nov. 9 after criticizing the team for not trading him. He was..." November 23

  • Rex Ryan: Bengals deserve some blame for Joe Burrow's injury

    Yardbarker "Joe Burrow's sensational rookie season is over after the Bengals quarterback tore his ACL during Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team. Is Cincinnati somewhat responsible for Burrow's season-ending injury? Rex Ryan thinks so.  The former coach said that..." November 23