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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

  • 7 NFL teams positioned to be playoff spoilers in 2020

    USA Today "The NFL's fairly exclusive playoff party – pandemic permitting – is little more than a month away. That means some teams will be trying to get behind the velvet rope even if it means stealing another's ticket. Only one invite was sent to the nerds..." December 04

  • 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

  • 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

    NFL.com "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

  • 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

  • Deshaun Watson speaks out on Will Fuller’s future after suspension

    Clutch Points "Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson admitted it’s very important for the team to bring back Will Fuller, who becomes a free agent in March. Fuller, despite being really talented, has had a rather strange season in 2020. Not only was he almost traded at the trade..." 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

  • Texans say they learned about Will Fuller’s suspension on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The news that Texans receiver Will Fuller caught a six-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy came as news to many. Including apparently the Texans. A Texans spokesperson told PFT that the team learned about Fuller’s suspension on Monday, from..." December 01

  • 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

  • Texans cornerback Bradley Roby suspended six games

    Houston Chronicle "Texans veteran corner Bradley Roby has been suspended six games for violating the NFL performance enhancing drug policy. Roby is the Texans' top corner. He was signed to a three-year, $36 million contract this offseason. He has one interception this season. Roby..." December 01

  • Will Fuller's PED Suspension Just Cost Him a Ton of Money

    The Big Lead "Will Fuller is in the middle of his best NFL season and the 26-year-old wide receiver was posed to cash in big time this offseason. That all got blown up on Monday, as the Houston Texans wideout announced he had been suspended six games by the NFL for testing positive for a banned..." 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

  • Texans' Will Fuller V Suspended 6 Games for Violation of NFL's PED Policy

    Bleacher Report "Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V announced Monday on his Instagram page that he has been suspended for six games for violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy by taking what he said was prescribed medication he thought was..." 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

  • 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

  • Lions fans donate to Deshaun Watson's charity in droves after flawless win

    NFL.com "It's happening again. One of the league's best trends is now occurring in Detroit, where Lions fans are giving to the charity of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson as a thank you for his role in Thursday's win. Watson was near-flawless on Thanksgiving with a..." 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

  • Patriots’ Potential Trade Deadline Target is Now a Free Agent

    Heavy "Are the New England Patriots still looking for veteran wide receivers? If so, one of the players that was mentioned as a potential trade target this season is now a free agent. The Houston Texans granted Stills his release on Friday. The 28-year-old..." 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

  • Texans will cut Kenny Stills

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Kenny Stills was not in the Texans lineup for Thursday’s win because of a quad injury and it doesn’t look like he’ll play any other games for the team because he’s not going to be on the roster much longer. Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com..." 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

  • Patrick Mahomes gives ‘special’ shoutout to Deshaun Watson for Texans’ Thanksgiving dominance

    Clutch Points "Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson put forth a dominant game against the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, leading his team to a 41-25 victory. Watson threw four touchdowns and zero interceptions as part of his tour de force performance. Watson’s..." November 26

  • CBS' Jim Nantz on Houston Texans' trick-play TD vs. Lions: 'This is a sandlot play'

    USA Today "With a healthy lead in the fourth quarter, the Houston Texans decided to put the game away in style.  In what started as a back-and-forth turnover-filled affair, the Texans pulled away against the Detroit Lions thanks to a pair of big plays in early portion of the final..." November 26

  • 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

  • DeAndre Hopkins Throws Major Shade At Texans On Thanksgiving For Trading Him

    Total Pro Sports "DeAndre Hopkins will never forget. We will never forget when the Houston Texans shockingly traded Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson, a 2nd round pick, and a 4th round pick. " November 26

  • Romeo Crennel: Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia and I are in the same category of NFL coaches

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Caldwell never had a problem addressing the precarious notion of longevity among NFL head coaches. “This is a week-to-week business,” the former Detroit Lions coach would say with a smile. Herm Edwards was famous for his “you play to win the..." November 26

  • Deshaun Watson is the AFC offensive player of the week

    HoustonTexans.com "The NFL has named Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the team's 27-20 victory over the New England Patriots in Week 11. This marks the fifth Player of the Week award of his NFL career (Week 4 of 2017, Week 3 of 2019,..." November 25

  • Texans rule out Kenny Stills, Randall Cobb for Thanksgiving

    4 For 4 "Texans wide receivers Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills have both been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lions. " November 25

  • Texans put Randall Cobb, P.J. Hall on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans ruled wide receiver Randall Cobb and defensive tackle P.J. Hall out of Thursday’s game in Detroit and they’ll both miss at least two more games. Cobb and Hall were both placed on injured reserve Thursday. Cobb suffered a toe injury in last..." November 25

  • Deshaun Watson playing great football in a lost year for the Texans

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans are such a bad team, having such a disappointing season, that it would be easy to overlook how well quarterback Deshaun Watson is playing. But Watson’s outstanding season should not be overlooked. He’s playing some of his best..." 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Randall Cobb To Miss Time

    Bleacher Report "Sunday's 27-20 win over the New England Patriots wasn't all good news for the Houston Texans. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, wide receiver Randall Cobb suffered a toe injury that is "considered significant" and will likely..." 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