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Jim Reineking

Jim Reineking is an editor and writer for NFL.com and its draft-centric subsite, CFB 24/7. He is an enthusiast of football history, which was profoundly inspired at a young age by the productions of NFL Films. Prior to joining NFL Media in 2007, Reineking worked at FOXSports.com as a senior editor primarily focused on football coverage.


February

On Wednesday, NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock unleashed his initial position-by-position rankings for prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft . Later, Mayock went to Twitter to provide his NFL comparisons for some of the top wide receivers in this year's... more

Jalen Ramsey fired warning shots at wide receivers he will be facing in the future: He might be better than you at what you do. At the 2016 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the cornerback from Florida... more

Rookie Shaq Thompson will start at linebacker for the Carolina Panthers when they take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 . Thompson -- the Panthers' first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft -- is the only rookie expected to start in the game.... more

With a win in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton can accomplish something done only three times before -- win the Heisman Trophy, win a college national title, and win the Super Bowl. If Newton earns the league's MVP award (which is expected at the NFL Honors awards show on Saturday), and can emerge victorious in Super Bowl 50 and also earn game MVP honors, he will attain a quintuple of accomplishments only one other player in the history of the game has achieved.

On Sunday, Cam Newton will become the 13th Heisman Trophy winner to appear in a Super Bowl game. In total, 18 Heisman Trophy winners were on Super Bowl rosters.

Here's a breakdown of Heisman winners in the Super Bowl:... more

Who will deliver epic performances in Super Bowl 50 ? Super Bowl 50 Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, CBS) -- This marks the third consecutive season in which the No. 1 playoff seeds in each conference advanced to the Super... more

National Signing Day serves as a momentous occasion for top high school football players. However, some players that draw little to no fanfare on a day like signing day go on to do great things in the NFL.

Whether these players were overlooked in high school or late bloomers, they offer proof that even athletes who make it in the NFL -- and even become elite players -- can rise to prominence despite not being recruited by top college football programs.... more

Clutch Super Bowl moments: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 Our look at those who came through at the key moments on the game's grandest stage concludes with the 10 greatest clutch moments in Super Bowl history. 10. The easy way or the... more

January

The University of Mississippi has been formally charged by the NCAA with rules violations in three sports. Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork issued a statement on Saturday confirming that outside counsel for the school received a Notice of... more

At Wednesday's Pro Bowl draft at Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was selected with the No. 1 overall pick by Team Irvin in the third annual 2016 Pro Bowl draft . This is 74 spots earlier than where... more

New Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson was in Mobile, Ala., for this week's Senior Bowl practices and took time to meet with a number of 2016 NFL Draft prospects taking part in the event. That's standard operating procedure for an NFL team at the... more

Super Bowl 50 Golden Team January 28, 2016

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors has chosen its "Super Bowl 50 Golden Team" in honor of Super Bowl 50. The team was selected based on best overall career performances in the Super Bowl, and includes 22 enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Take a look at this prestigious roster of all-time greats.... more

Super Bowl memories January 27, 2016

This year, the NFL celebrates a half century of the Super Bowl. Here are some of the biggest moments from the storied history of the Super Bowl.

More playoff memories:
» Conference championship game memories
» Divisional playoff memories
» Wild Card Weekend memories... more

Clutch Super Bowl moments: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 This is a look at those who came through at the key moments on the game's grandest stage. We count down the most clutch moments in Super Bowl history, revealing 10 epic moments each... more

With the East-West Shrine Game already complete and Reese's Senior Bowl set to take place this week (with the game being broadcast live exclusively on NFL Network on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. ET), here is a look at NFL players who enjoyed a rise in their draft stock thanks to performances in the postseason all-star games.... more

Voting is now open for FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year , with the winner being announced during the star-studded football and entertainment event "NFL Honors" in San Francisco on Feb. 6 on CBS the night before Super Bowl 50 . Each week leading... more

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will square off for the 17th time in their careers when the Denver Broncos host the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. » Manning vs. Brady: The Complete History With another Super Bowl berth on the line... more

From The Fumble and The Drive to the Ice Bowl, the conference championships have produced some of the greatest games ever played. Take a look at some classic images from Championship Sunday, one of the most exciting sports days of the year.... more

While A'Shawn Robinson and Derrick Henry opted to leave school early for the NFL, Alabama will still return a solid nucleus of talent in its quest for a national title repeat in 2016. Two days after defensive end Jonathan Allen dropped a very strong... more

Clutch Super Bowl moments: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 This is a look at those who came through at the key moments on the game's grandest stage. We count down the most clutch moments in Super Bowl history, revealing 10 epic moments each... more

Voting is now open for FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year , with the winner being announced during the star-studded football and entertainment event "NFL Honors" in San Francisco on Feb. 6 on CBS the night before Super Bowl 50 . Each week leading... more

Divisional playoff memories January 12, 2016

From the Tuck Rule game to the Immaculate Reception, the divisional playoff round has produced some of the most epic moments in NFL history. Take a look at some classic images from this round of the NFL playoffs.... more

Clutch Super Bowl moments: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 This is a look at those who came through at the key moments on the game's grandest stage. We count down the most clutch moments in Super Bowl history, revealing 10 epic moments each... more

Voting is now open for FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year , with the winner being announced during the star-studded football and entertainment event "NFL Honors" in San Francisco on Feb. 6 on CBS the night before Super Bowl 50 . Each week leading... more

Tim Sharp / Associated Press Carson Wentz will get one more opportunity to impress NFL scouts before the draft process begins. Carson Wentz, one of the top quarterback prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft, will be able to play when North Dakota... more

Pro Football Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks and Rod Woodson were among the 14 players announced to be in the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2016 on Friday. » Notable Pro Football Hall of Famers not in CFB Hall of Fame Joining Brooks and... more

On Friday, the College Football Hall of Fame will announce its induction class for 2016. There are a great number of players that are in both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Still, there are some Pro Football Hall of Famers that made an impact in the college game, but have not yet been enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame. Here are the most noteworthy college hall omissions.... more

Can't-miss plays of 2015: Pass Run Crazy The 2015 college football season has one game left to play: The College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Clemson in Glendale, Ariz. That gives us a chance to look back at the... more

Can't-miss plays of 2015: Pass Run Crazy The 2015 college football season has one game left to play: The College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Clemson in Glendale, Ariz. That gives us a chance to look back at the... more

Can't-miss plays of 2015: Pass Run Crazy The 2015 college football season has one game left to play: The College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Clemson in Glendale, Ariz. That gives us a chance to look back at the... more

The Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning, Buffalo Bills' Leodis McKelvin, Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill, Houston Texans' J.J. Watt and Minnesota Vikings' Xavier Rhodes each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during Week... more

Wild Card Weekend memories January 05, 2016

From the greatest comeback in NFL history to the "Music City Miracle," the wild-card round has produced some of the seminal moments in NFL history. Take a look at classic images from the opening round of the NFL playoffs.... more

Clutch Super Bowl moments: 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 In a half-century's time, the Super Bowl has grown from sporting curiosity into an unofficial national holiday. From the game's humble beginnings at the Los Angeles Memorial... more

The Tennessee Titans are officially on the clock for the 2016 NFL Draft. The Titans secured the No. 1 overall selection in the draft on Sunday, while the Cleveland Browns settled for the No. 2 pick. » Tracking underclassmen intentions for 2016 NFL... more

Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports Will Fuller had a big game against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. After initially indicating that he would return to Notre Dame for his senior season, Will Fuller -- one of the top wide receiver prospects... more

December

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 17 Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- The NFC North crown will be on the line when these long-time rivals square off Sunday... more

The Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins, New York Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick, St. Louis Rams' Todd Gurley, Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones and Denver Broncos' DeMarcus Ware each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Denver Broncos host the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical... more

The race for the No. 1 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft will be decided in the 2015 season's final week. While the Tennessee Titans were hammered by the Houston Texans, 34-6 , the Cleveland Browns fell 17-13 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 16 New England Patriots at New York Jets (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) -- While New England clinched a seventh consecutive AFC East crown two weeks ago, there will... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown, New York Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton, Houston Texans' Brandon Weeden and Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The New Orleans Saints host the Detroit Lions at the Superdome on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the Lions-Saints... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 15 Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders (Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX) -- The Raiders host the Packers in a game with major playoff implications in both... more

The 2015 college football season provided a plethora of memorable moments -- including three all-time epic walk-off game-winning plays . So, happy holidays, sports fans. Here's a collection of the very best from this season ... 11. Gronk line up at... more

The Arizona Cardinals' Dwight Freeney, Oakland Raiders' Khalil Mack, Philadelphia Eagles' Ed Reynolds, Kansas City Chiefs' Dee Ford and New York Giants' Odell Beckham each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Miami Dolphins host the New York Giants at Sun Life Stadium on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Robert Nkemdiche is a two-time second-team All-America choice at defensive tackle. Ole Miss junior defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche -- one of the top talents in college football -- was injured after falling... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Greg Schiano has been out of coaching since being fired by the Buccaneers following the 2013 season. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano has been hired as an assistant head coach/defensive coordinator... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) -- The Bengals host the Steelers in a game that promises to have major playoff... more

Winning the Heisman Trophy doesn't necessarily translate to success in the NFL. Most astute football fans already know that. But did you know that there are more Heisman winners who went undrafted (15) than those who are currently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (8)?

Transcendent success in both college football and pro football is extremely rare, and here are those special players whose success in colllege also translated to the NFL.... more

Of the 78 different players who have won the Heisman Trophy, there are more players who never played one NFL game (14) and more players who went undrafted (15) than players who went on to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (9).

That mixed bag of results among Heisman winners in the NFL means there are plenty of players who simply did not pan out as a pro. Here is a look at the biggest disappointments among recent Heisman winners in the NFL, starting with Johnny Manziel, who the Cleveland Browns intend to cut after just two seasons with the team.... more

This is a ranking of the last 25 Heisman Trophy winners (going back to 1990), not based just on what they accomplished in the NFL, but also taking into account the college football achievements of each award winner.

The Cleveland Browns' decision to move on from Johnny Manziel after just two seasons highlights just how the NFL performances of Heisman winners varies tremendously. While Manziel's NFL career is in jeopardy, the two players who followed him as Heisman winners -- Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota -- seem to have promising NFL careers ahead of them.

It also should be noted that in this exercise we are not excluding Reggie Bush, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2005 but voluntarily forfeited his trophy in 2010. While records can be vacated years after the fact, you can't take away the memories.... more

The San Francisco 49ers' Blaine Gabbert, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jameis Winston and New York Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to... more

SportsBusiness Journal provided a nifty breakdown of the gift packages presented to players at college football bowl games. We've highlighted some of the best, and then some of the most curious. » 2015 college football bowl schedule The best... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 13 Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) -- The Panthers are the NFL's lone remaining undefeated team after the New England... more

As it stands now, the road to the College Football Playoff is pretty cut and dry. If Alabama and Clemson win their respective conference championships, they'd be in. The winner of the Big Ten title game would be in. Oklahoma appears to be in.

However, the alternate is chaos. One of those aforementioned events not transpiring would throw a monkey wrench into the perceived final four. This is often what the fans want. Here, we celebrate those rare occasions when a team that could have had a chance to play for a national championship had those hopes dashed in a conference championship game. Obviously, the landscape has changed. Now four teams make a playoff, whereas in previous seasons -- under the now-defunct Bowl Alliance and Bowl Championship Series -- there were only two final combatants.... more

The Denver Broncos' C.J. Anderson, Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin, Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr, Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer and Baltimore Ravens' Will Hill each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during Week... more

November

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Cleveland Browns host the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the... more

Doug McSchooler / Associated Press Kyle Flood directed Rutgers to three bowl games, but didn't post a winning record. Rutgers has fired head coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann, school president Robert Barchi announced Sunday... more

Brett Davis / Associated Press Mark Richt has led Georgia to a bowl game in each of his 15 seasons as head coach. Mark Richt is out after 15 seasons as head coach at Georgia, the school announced Sunday . » Winners and losers from... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS) -- While the Steelers chase the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals, the Seahawks are on... more

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude for good fortune and give to those that are less fortunate. It's also a time to gather around the dinner table with family and friends and take in a hearty meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and bread... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' Rashad Greene, Indianapolis Colts' D'Qwell Jackson, Denver Broncos' Brock Osweiler, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Arizona Cardinals' Chandler Catanzaro each had the strength to come through during a key moment and... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The New England Patriots host the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Les Miles has led LSU to two national title game appearances, winning one. Les Miles' tenure as head coach at LSU might be coming to an end, and a buy out of his lucrative contract will not be an issue, The... more

Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press Paul Rhoads had one winning season as head coach at Iowa State. Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads will be coaching his last game for the Cyclones on Saturday, as the school announced that it will be making a... more

Quarterback Trevone Boykin did not play in TCU's loss to Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., on Saturday Redshirt freshman Foster Sawyer started for the Horned Frogs, but was replaced in the third quarter by Bram Kohlhausen after throwing three picks. Boykin... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 11 Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- Two teams well ahead in their respective division races and vying for top playoff seeds... more

Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press Josh Doctson set multiple single-season and career receiving records before his injury. TCU coach Gary Patterson said Wednesday that wide receiver Josh Doctson will miss the rest of the regular season, but that... more

This week's Thursday Night Football matchup features the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Tennessee Titans . » Debate: Pick a young QB to build a franchise around On the surface, this isn't a potential playoff picture-tilting showdown that could... more

The Arizona Cardinals' Andre Ellington, New England Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski, Miami Dolphins' Reshad Jones, Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford and Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Cincinnati Bengals host the Houston Texans at Paul Brown Stadium on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the... more

St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley weighed in on one of the hot-button topics of this college football season ... should Leonard Fournette sit out his junior season so as to avoid a devastating injury that could hurt his potential NFL draft status?... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 10 Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders (Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX) -- Two of the 2015 season's most pleasant surprises square off at O.co Coliseum on Sunday.... more

Mel Evans / Associated Press Will Fuller is vying for a second consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season. One of the nation's most prolific wide receivers has indicated that he will not apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft. Will... more

College football teams have been enthusiastic about showing their patriotism on the field.

In honor of Veterans Day, we rank the best of the patriotic uniforms worn by college football teams.... more

Recently, we unveiled the NFL's all-time undrafted team. So, it makes sense to go straight to the top and see if a team of No. 1 overall draft picks can be compiled.

Unlike the talent-laden all-time undrafted team, the all-time No. 1 overall team was a challenge to put together. While loaded at some positions -- quarterback, running back, defensive line -- there has been a severe shortage of players taken No. 1 overall at other positions. Take a look ...... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown, Indianapolis Colts' Darius Butler, Carolina Panthers' Thomas Davis, Tennessee Titans' Marcus Mariota and Philadelphia Eagles' Sam Bradford each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The San Diego Chargers host the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 9 St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) -- Running backs will be the frontmen of this pivotal NFC showdown that could have major playoff... more

Brett Davis / USA TODAY Sports Lance Austin's blocked field goal returned for a touchdown was just one of three wild walk-off wins this season. Sports fans have enjoyed all-time improbable and epic walk-off game-winning plays in three... more

The New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees, Minnesota Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater, Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton, Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Carolina Panthers host the Indianapolis Colts at Bank of America Stadium on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at... more

Rob Brown / Associated Press Frank Beamer celebrates Virginia Tech's win over Texas in the 1995 Sugar Bowl. Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer announced on Sunday his intentions to retire at the conclusion of the 2015 season. "I have... more

Rob Brown / Associated Press Corn Elder's touchdown on an eight-lateral kickoff return should not have counted. One of the most unbelievable plays in college football history should not have gone down the way it transpired. The ACC... more

October

BYU wins Halloween ... again. This year, members of the football team dressed up as the T.C. Williams High School players from the movie "Remember the Titans" . Take a look, it's spectacular ... "We will make you REMEMBER THE night you played the... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- This is just the fourth matchup in NFL history between teams that are 6-0 or better, and... more

There are nearly 500 undrafted players currently in the NFL (486 undrafted players made Week 1 53-man rosters), and there are 15 current members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who also went undrafted.

Malcolm Butler, who made the winning play in Super Bowl XLIX, was an undrafted rookie for the New England Patriots. This is normal. Players overlooked during the draft process often rise to make an impact for teams across the NFL.

Given the prominence of undrafted players currently in the NFL, as well as those throughout the course of the game's history, we've compiled an all-time undrafted team.

» Watch "Undrafted" on NFL Network, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' Blake Bortles, New England Patriots' Tom Brady, Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins, New York Giants' Dwayne Harris and Atlanta Falcons' Robenson Therezie each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Arizona Cardinals host the Baltimore Ravens at University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look... more

Joe Skipper / Associated Press The Al Golden-led Hurricanes suffered the most lopsided loss in school history Saturday. Al Golden has been relieved of his duties as coach of Miami, athletic director Blake James announced on Sunday. Check... more

John Raoux / Associated Press George O'Leary is stepping aside after 12 years as coach of Central Florida. Central Florida coach George O'Leary is retiring, the school announced Sunday . "In an effort to allow UCF to accelerate its search... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 7 New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) -- While the Saints take aim at their first road win of the season, the Colts will try to put... more

Rick Osentoski / USA TODAY Sports Jalen Watts-Jackson's touchdown resulted in one of the most dramatic moments in college football history. On Saturday, Michigan State prevailed over Michigan in one of the most ridiculous finishes of all time... more

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Martavis Bryant, Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton, Green Bay Packers' Damarious Randall and Denver Broncos' David Bruton each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 6 New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can build off one of the greatest starts to a season... more

The first half of the 2015 college football has been chock-full o' thrills that delighted sports fans. This is a neat collection of the very best ... 13. Nkemdiche puts on awesome show Game: Ole Miss 76, Tennessee-Martin 3 Date: Sept. 5... more

The Atlanta Falcons' Robert Alford, Cincinnati Bengals' Mike Nugent, Cleveland Browns' Josh McCown, Buffalo Bills' Tyrod Taylor and New York Giants' Eli Manning each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during Week 5... more

Jonathan Bachman / Associated Press Steve Spurrier spent two seasons as an NFL head coach before going to South Carolina. The Ol' Ball Coach is stepping aside. Steve Spurrier is stepping down as South Carolina's coach, effective... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The San Diego Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Qualcomm Stadium on Monday night. While Philip Rivers and the Chargers hope to get a win in San Diego,... more

Bad news continues to come from the USC campus. Shortly after the troubling developments surrounding coach Steve Sarkisian hit the public, the school announced that senior center Max Tuerk would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. »... more

What was so gruesome that CBS chose to replay the moment just once might not be as bad as initially feared. Georgia's promising young running back Nick Chubb has damage to multiple ligaments and cartilage in his left knee following the injury suffered... more

Johnny Vy / NFL Steve Sarkisian has a 12-6 record through a season and a half season at USC. USC head coach Steve Sarkisian is taking an indefinite leave of absence, athletic director Pat Haden announced Sunday . Haden announced the... more

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press Randy Edsall compiled a 22-33 record in four and a half seasons at Maryland. The University of Maryland has informed Randy Edsall that he is out as head coach, the school announced Sunday . Offensive coordinator... more

Leonard Fournette eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing plateau in LSU's 45-24 win over South Carolina on Saturday. Fournette, who is five games into his sophomore season, is the fastest LSU player to ever reach 1,000 yards and also tied the FBS record. »... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 5 St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) -- Aaron Rodgers returns to legendary Lambeau Field, where the Packers' quarterback has been... more

We've taken a position-by-position look at the colleges with the most players currently in the NFL and colleges with the most alums on Week 1 NFL rosters.

Now, we look at the colleges that have produced the most NFL draft picks by position group (QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, DB) in the draft's common era (since 1967). Note: This list is based on the player's listed draft position.... more

The New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees, Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker, Washington Redskins' Kirk Cousins, Denver Broncos' T.J. Ward and Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during... more

Auburn wide receiver D'haquille "Duke" Williams entered this season as one of the top senior prospects in college football. Now, his NFL future is in serious doubt following a dismissal from the Tigers' football team. » Zierlein: WR Williams could... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Seattle Seahawks host the Detroit Lions at CenturyLink Field on Monday night. While the Seahawks look to collect their seventh consecutive home win and... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 4 Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) -- The Vikings appear to be a rising force in the NFL, and this promising team will get a stern... more

September

Recently, we took a gander at the colleges that had the most alums on Week 1 NFL rosters. This time, we're going to do a position-by-position breakdown of colleges with the most players in the NFL.... more

The Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green, Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman, Oakland Raiders' Charles Woodson and Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during... more

Will this week's MNF game produce epic air and ground performances like their past matchups? The Green Bay Packers host the Kansas City Chiefs at legendary Lambeau Field on Monday night. This is a comprehensive and contemporary historical look at the... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 3 Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) -- Since the inception of the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, the team has never started a season... more

When Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston -- the top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft -- squared off against each other in Week 1 -- a showdown that resulted in a 42-14 hammering of Winston's Bucs by Mariota's Titans -- it marked the eighth consecutive season that at least one rookie quarterback started in Week 1. That, boys and girls, is the longest streak in the NFL since at least 1950.

Keeping with that theme, this is a look at the 37 starting (or, to-be starting) quarterbacks in the NFL this season. That's the 32 Week 1 starters, plus two new starters in Week 2 (Ryan Mallett and Johnny Manziel), two new starters for Week 3 (Jimmy Clausen and Brandon Weeden) and presumed Week 3 starter in Drew Brees' place (Luke McCown).... more

The Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning, Oakland Raiders' Derek Carr, Cleveland Browns' Johnny Manziel, Jacksonville Jaguars' Jason Myers and Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during... more

How did this week's air and ground performances stack up to the epic performances of yesterday? FedEx Air nominees Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw played 14 seasons for the Steelers and won 107... more

Ryan Kang / Associated Press Oregon QB Jeff Lockie warms up before his first collegiate start vs. Georgia State. With Vernon Adams nursing a broken index finger on his throwing hand, Oregon has opted to give its starting quarterback a rest.... more

Who will deliver epic performances in this week's matchups? Air & Ground matchup of Week 2 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) -- The Dallas Cowboys will hit the road to take on a familiar foe at Lincoln Financial Field... more

With Week 1 in the books, the 2015 NFL season -- the 96th in the history of the league -- is under way. For rookies, the long journey from 2015 NFL Draft hopeful in January to the NFL Scouting Combine in February to the National Football League Player... more

How did this week's air and ground performances stack up to the epic performances of yesterday? FedEx Air nominees Tom Brady, New England Patriots In the Patriots' 28-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL's kickoff game, Brady... more

The Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo, St. Louis Rams' Aaron Donald, Denver Broncos' Darian Stewart, Buffalo Bills' Tyrod Taylor and Miami Dolphins' Jarvis Landry each had the strength to come through during a key moment and contribute to wins during Week 1 .... more

» Five worst Nos. 1-2 draft pick combos The opening Sunday of this NFL season features a showdown of the top two selections in the 2015 NFL Draft -- Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans. »... more

» Five best Nos. 1-2 draft pick combos The opening Sunday of this NFL season features a showdown of the top two selections in the 2015 NFL Draft -- Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans. »... more

August

Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson were the No. 2 and 3 overall picks in the 2012 NFL Draft. The teams that drafted each player thought so highly of their potential that they traded up in order to secure their services.

On Monday, hours after RGIII was relegated to backup duty by the Redskins, the Raiders released Trent Richardson. Richardson was already on his third team after starting his career with the Browns.

Both players are cautionary tales of the perils of trading away valuable draft picks -- possibly mortgaging a franchise's future in the process -- to acquire a player. Here's a look at 15 of the worst NFL trades involving draft picks.... more

Who could ever forget the great "long-snapper wars" of the summer of 2015? Resting in the long eight-month period between the conclusion of the College Football Playoff championship game and the kickoff of the season openers is an ambiguous... more

A new college football season means new looks for a number of college football teams. Some come strong, others not so much. Here, we are going to highlight the very best -- with one exception -- of what's to come in 2015.

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Ric Tapia / NFL Noah Brown played in 13 games during Ohio State's national title run last season. While Ohio State continues to work through figuring out which quarterback will start when the team opens the season Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech,... more

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was found not guilty Monday of punching a woman outside of a Tallahassee, Fla., bar on June 23. A jury reached the verdict Monday after a one-day trial. FSU announced the reinstatement of Cook, who had been... more

Recently, we ranked the quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft's modern era (since 1967). This time, we rank the 28 non-quarterbacks taken with the No. 1 overall draft choice, starting with a recent top pick whose early career trajectory hasn't been too promising.

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College football annually presents a wide variety of marvelous player names. Whether the names are totally unique, difficult to pronounce or just plain fun to say, this is a starting lineup of the best names in college football for 2015.

The players on the 2015 college football all-name team don't just possess interesting names, but are also expected to be contributors for their respective teams this fall. Only those who are expected to play made the cut; in other words, if you tune in to watch a game involving that player's team, you should hear said player's name during the broadcast.

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Just three days into the first fall camp under new head coach Lance Leipold, and Buffalo long snapper Corbin Grassman has already produced two viral videos for sports fans to enjoy. » Watch: WKU player makes amazing trick long snap On Tuesday,... more

Notre Dame (with two enshrinees) and USC (with one) will add to impressive lists of contributions to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the 2015 class is inducted Saturday. Counting players, coaches and contributors that come from schools (and in some instances, said enshrinee attended multiple schools), Notre Dame and USC pace other colleges in presenting the best lineup of Pro Football Hall of Famers.

However, what are the chances another college could catch them? Well, we also take a look at possible future Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees from the schools mentioned below, gauging each program's chances to add to already extraordinary Hall of Fame tallies.... more

July

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Florida State's Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Winston became the 21st quarterback to be taken with the top pick in the NFL draft's modern era (since 1967).

While football fans eagerly await the progress of Winston's NFL career, we'll take a look at what he has to live up to -- on both ends of the spectrum -- with this ranking of the previous 20 quarterbacks to be selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft.... more

Bednarik Butkus Guy Lombardi Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Thorpe Ric Tapia / NFL Myles Jack will likely play less on offense this season, allowing for him to flourish almost exclusively on defense. Linebacker... more

Bednarik Lombardi Mackey Maxwell Nagurski Outland Rimington Thorpe Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Joey Bosa is vying to become the sixth different Ohio State player to win the Lombardi Award. As is the case with the Bronko... more

Arthur Anderson / Associated Press Oakland Raiders legend Ken Stabler is a vital part of the mythology of the NFL. There is no NFL team that has been a part of more signature moments than the Oakland Raiders, individual plays so colossal that... more

Guess it beats the always awkward fiddling around with hats that typically coincides with a high-prized recruit finally selecting the college football program fortunate enough to land said player. Still, this falls under the gratuitous "look at me"... more

June

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press The Cowboys had a strong presence at the most recent Pro Bowl, particularly on the offensive line. Which NFL teams have been the most adept at drafting quality players? Glad you asked. This is a breakdown of... more

Sharon Ellman / Associated Press DeMarcus Ware (94) and Jay Ratliff (90) helped make the Cowboys' 2005 draft class one of the best in recent years. After examining the best and worst team draft classes of last 10 years (2005-2014), we now... more

Mike Stone / Associated Press JaMarcus Russell was drafted ahead of a number of to-be Pro Bowl players in 2007. » Five best team draft classes of last 10 years A good draft class can help elevate a team into contender status very... more

Ric Tapia / NFL Earl Thomas and Cam Chancellor anchor the Seahawks' famed "Legion of Boom" secondary. » Five worst team draft classes of last 10 years A good draft class can help elevate a team into contender status very quickly. On the... more

The US women's national team won the World Cup yesterday, their first championship since 1999. To celebrate, let's morph world football with American football. What if we took NFL players and built a soccer football team?... more

Associated Press David Klingler and Tommy Maddox were the two quarterbacks taken in the first round in 1992. Previously, we counted down the five greatest NFL draft classes -- in totality, not by team -- of the last 25 years (1990-2014).... more

David Drapkin / Associated Press Drew Brees and LaDainian Tomlinson formed a promising young tandem for the Chargers in the 2000s. » Five worst NFL draft classes of last 25 years While we await the NFL debut of the 2015 draft class,... more

April

With assistance from NFL history savant Elliot Harrison (follow him on Twitter @HarrisonNFL), we have determined the greatest draft selections for all 32 NFL teams.

We took into account where in the draft the players were selected and the sum of their accomplishments in the NFL. While most are Pro Football Hall of Famers, some were very low-round draft choices who emerged to become stars.... more

March

College Football 24/7 counted down the days to the 2015 NFL Draft by revealing the top 50 draft picks of all time.

Our panel of three writers who formed the list -- Chase Goodbread, Mike Huguenin and Bryan Fisher -- took into account where players were selected and the sum of their accomplishments in the NFL.... more

January

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Super Bowl XLIX New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- A good amount of history is on the line in Super Bowl XLIX . The Seahawks are vying... more

Voting is now open for FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year , with the winner being announced during the two-hour primetime "NFL Honors" awards show in Arizona on Jan. 31 on NBC the night before Super Bowl XIX . Each week leading up to "NFL Honors",... more

Voting is now open for FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year , with the winner being announced during the two-hour primetime "NFL Honors" awards show in Arizona on Jan. 31 on NBC the night before Super Bowl XIX . Each week leading up to "NFL Honors",... more

Voting is now open for FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year , with the winner being announced during the two-hour primetime "NFL Honors" awards show in Arizona on Jan. 31 on NBC the night before Super Bowl XIX . Each week leading up to "NFL Honors",... more

December

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 17 , the Carolina Panthers capping a frantic late-season run toward the playoffs with a convincing 34-3 road win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Panthers' run at history, as well as a hobbled Aaron... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 17 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- The Steelers' offense -- thanks to the 2014 version of "The... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 16 , the San Diego Chargers' valiant comeback against the San Francisco 49ers to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Chargers' unlikely rally, as well as the Miami Dolphins' thrilling win over the... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 16 Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS) -- This is one of two games this weekend featuring division leaders... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 15 , the Dallas Cowboys' refusal to crumble on the road in a pivotal NFC East showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles . The Cowboys' rebound after blowing a 21-point lead, as well as the Arizona... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 15 Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) -- Two of the NFL's top candidates for the league's MVP award square off... more

Navy Athletics Navy's "Don't Tread On Me" gloves, which will be worn in this year's Army-Navy game. The Army-Navy game is one of the greatest annual sporting traditions in America, and a fitting way to cap the 2014 college football regular... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 14 , the Indianpolis Colts' come-from-behind win on the road over the Cleveland Browns in a pivotal AFC showdown. The Colts last-minute win, as well as the Minnesota Vikings' overtime victory... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 14 New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- This AFC playoff-shaping showdown caps what promises to be a... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 13 , the San Diego Chargers' frantic final-minute road win over the Baltimore Ravens. The Chargers' thrilling win, as well as the greatest comeback win in Jacksonville Jaguars history and the... more

November

Butch Dill / Associated Press Amari Cooper's monumental performance helped vault Alabama into the top spot in the AP poll. Fresh off an impressive win over Auburn in the Iron Bowl, Alabama is in the top spot in the AP Top 25 for the first... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 13 New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS) -- The NFL's top two highest-scoring teams will square off at... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 12 , the Oakland Raiders' last-minute win in the rain over the Kansas City Chiefs on "Thursday Night Football" . The Raiders' long-awaited first win, as well as the Cleveland Browns' last-second... more

Mark Wallheiser / Associated Press Roberto Aguayo's last-second field goal vs. Boston College assured that Florida State would remain unbeaten. Just like over on the CFB 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings , Florida State -- sporting a clean 11-0... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 12 Detroit Lions at New England Patriots (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) -- With the Lions leading the NFC North and the Patriots holding a firm... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 11 , the St. Louis Rams' startling win -- behind a backup quarterback -- over the Denver Broncos. The Rams' shocker, as well as the Atlanta Falcon's surprising rise into first place in the NFC... more

Lynne Sladky / Associated Press Florida State is back at No. 1 and looking to repeat history that it made back in 1993. Just like there's a new No. 1 in the updated CFB 24/7 Top 25 Power Rankings , a new (well, not totally "new") team... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 11 Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) -- Two quarterbacks coming off career games will square off at... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 10 , the San Francisco 49ers' overtime win over the New Orleans Saints . The 49ers' road win, as well as the Detroit Lions' thrilling victory over the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs'... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / Associated Press Alabama narrowly escaped playoff elimination with an overtime win over LSU. Ohio State moved up five spots, and Baylor and Arizona State each moved up four spots apiece in the latest AP Top 25 poll after... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 10 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- One of the NFL's greatest rivalries is renewed when the Bears visit... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 9 , the St. Louis Rams' goal-line stand to narrowly defeat the San Francisco 49ers . The Rams' last-second win, as well as the Philadelphia Eagles' win over the Houston Texans behind backup... more

Nick Wass / Associated Press Everett Golson and Notre Dame face a tough road test against Arizona State on Saturday. Mississippi State and Florida State maintained one-two status in the latest AP Top 25 poll, but Auburn leapfrogged... more

October

Associated Press All-American fullback John Kimbrough (39) helped Texas A&M beat Tulane in the 1940 Sugar Bowl. On Sunday , the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked it back to 1933 with their "bumblebee" throwback uniforms . That getup is met with... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 9 Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS) -- Arguably the top two quarterbacks of this generation, and among... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 8 , the Washington Redskins' thrilling overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys on "Monday Night Football" . The Redskins' shocking road win behind a third-string quarterback, as well as the Detroit... more

David Stephenson / Associated Press Dak Prescott and Mississippi State got a bit of a scare from Kentucky, but emerged victorious and unbeaten. While Mississippi State and Florida State continue to enjoy lofty perches at one-two in the... more

Arkansas pulled off the sort of craziness usually reserved for backyard football games among the bros. Arkansas' 350-pound offensive guard Sebastian Tretola lined up at quarterback in an unbalanced line shotgun formation and completed a six-yard TD pass... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 8 Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- All signs point to an offensive shootout Sunday night in the... more

On Sunday, Peyton Manning set a new career mark for most TD passes, topping a record set four years ago by Brett Favre, who broke Dan Marino's record eight years after it was established.

Did you follow all of that? Marino retired in 1999 with 420 career TDs. Favre broke that record in 2007, set his career mark of 509 in 2010, and then saw it extinguished in 2014 by Manning.

That's a nice little record worthy of adulation (for which Manning received plenty), but it doesn't register among the NFL's most unbreakable all-time records. Take a look at the list below. There's also a nice little debate box at the bottom of this page if you care to comment intelligently. If you don't care to debate, feel free to play NFL.com's new fantasy game, NFL Record Breaker.... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 7 , the St. Louis Rams' surprising (in more ways than one) win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. The Rams' startling win, as well as the Detroit Lions' fourth-quarter... more

Brynn Anderson / Associated Press Alabama's rout of Texas A&M helped the SEC make AP Top 25 history. Thanks to the sudden, and somewhat unexpected, rise of Mississippi State and Ole Miss, the SEC has reached a new milestone in the latest AP... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 7 Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) -- Last time on Colts vs. Bengals ... Andy Dalton threw for three... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 6 , the Green Bay Packers' dramatic win over the Miami Dolphins in the final frenzied moments in South Florida. The Packers' exciting win, as well as the Dallas Cowboys' upset of the defending... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Mississippi State, which was unranked in the preseason, has enjoyed a rapid rise to No. 1. For the first time this season, Florida State is not the top-rated team in the AP Top 25 poll. That was also the... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 6 Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) -- It wasn't expected to go like this. The Dallas Cowboys were pegged in... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 5 , the Cleveland Browns pulling off the largest road comeback in the 95-year history of the NFL and the biggest comeback in franchise history. The Browns' rally from a 25-point deficit to beat the... more

Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press Ole Miss fans celebrate the Rebels' landmark win over Alabama. One of the craziest weekends in college football history resulted in pandemonium in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Four teams rated in the top 10... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 5 Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS) -- The recent form of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been quite... more

September

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 4 , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' shocking last-minute win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Buccaneers' epic win , as well as Baltimore Ravens veteran wide receiver Steve Smith's performance against... more

Stephen B. Morton / Associated Press Missouri's win over South Carolina earned the Tigers a spot in the top 25 and dropped the Gamecocks out. Florida State's vice grip on the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 appears to be slipping. In the latest... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 4 New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- Despite the fact that the Dallas Cowboys are a surprising 2-1 and... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 3 , the Seattle Seahawks' thrilling overtime win over the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks withstanding the Broncos' incredible rally , as well as the Dallas Cowboys matching a franchise-best comeback... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press Quarterback Dak Prescott helped Mississippi State snap a 14-game losing streak to LSU. The favorites to populate the four-team field in the first annual College Football Playoff remain the pack leaders,... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 3 Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX) -- One of the NFL's longest-running rivalries renews when the Lions host the... more

Super Bowl rematches September 18, 2014

On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks host the Denver Broncos in a rematch of the Seahawks' 43-8 dump trucking of the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

This marks just the sixth time in NFL history that the previous season's Super Bowl combatants met for a rematch in the following season. In those games, the Super Bowl winners are 3-2, but are 0-2 when the rematch takes place before Week 9. Here is a look at those Super Bowl rematches.... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 2 , the Cleveland Browns' dramatic last-second win over the New Orleans Saints. The Browns' epic victory , as well as the Green Bay Packers' come-from-behind win over the New York Jets and the... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press South Carolina's win over Georgia shook up the SEC East race and impacted this week's AP Top 25. The fab five of Florida State, Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma and Auburn continue to be the pack leaders in the... more

One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. Air & Ground matchup of Week 2 Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) -- The 49ers welcome the Bears for a primetime showdown that will also... more

Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. To honor the anniversary, a number of college football teams are releasing patriotic alternate uniforms this weekend. Some programs are going with an American flag-themed... more

This is the backstory to one of the great moments of Week 1 , the Pittsburgh Steelers' response to a frantic second-half rally by the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers' dramatic win , as well as the Philadelphia Eagles' come-from-behind win over the... more

Andrew Weber / USA Today Sports Virginia Tech's stunning win in Columbus had a major ripple effect on the latest AP poll. Florida State remains the top team in the latest AP Top 25 poll, but Oregon -- thanks to its impressive non-conference... more

Michael Conroy / Associated Press The last time Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning met the two helped combine to put up 72 points. One reliable preview. One key factor to decide the game. It's that simple. After seven long months without... more

June
The NFL's World Cup team June 06, 2014

The world's biggest sporting event kicked off on Thursday when the World Cup host country of Brazil beat Croatia to begin the road toward determining a true world champion.

In some strange alternate universe (or, if only in the mind of an NFL.com editor), the NFL has a World Cup team. What you will see below is a starting 11 of the game's greatest players placed in soccer football positions where they could conceivably succeed. Just like with the U.S. Men's National Team and its surprising cut of Landon Donovan, there were some difficult decisions to make with this team, too.... more

April

It's all well and good for a prospect selected at the top of the draft to turn into an NFL star -- that's expected. It's quite another for a player overlooked in the draft to develop into one of the game's finest performers. Here are the top draft steals among players currently in the NFL.... more

Once upon a time, the NFL draft was barely a blip on the radar of football fans, and the scouting procedures of league teams for potential players wasn't sophisticated, either. Before the NFL draft became the overanalyzed behemoth it is today, top talent often wasn't selected until late in the annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting (the event's original, and much less marketable, moniker). Much of this list is a reflection of the draft's unpretentious roots, when some of the game's all-time greatest players fell to draft depths that would be unthinkable today.... more

March

It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it can have a ripple effect that impacts the course of NFL history. We're talking about trades, and specifically trades of all-star caliber, veteran players (so, draft pick-for-draft pick swaps don't make the cut).... more

May

When the Cleveland Browns selected Barkevious Mingo with the No. 6 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, he not only went to the most appropriate team possible (Barkevious + Dawg Pound = get it?) but also added to the fun on the long list of great player names the NFL has featured over the years. Mingo's recent inclusion into the NFL vernacular helped inspire this all-time all-name team.... more

Brian Urlacher announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears. Urlacher continued the long and proud lineage of Bears linebackers at a level that likely will land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This is a look at who he could one day join in Canton.... more

March

Last offseason, the Tennessee Titans thought they'd filled a vital role along the offensive line by signing Michael Oher. Instead, Oher had a disappointing 2014 season that was cut short by an injury. Oher lasted just one season with the Titans, providing another cautionary tale for teams looking for a quick fix via free agency.... more

Here's a countdown of the 20 greatest NFL free-agent signings of all time.... more

September
Top 10 NFL controversial plays September 26, 2012

The replacement official apocalypse from the Seattle Seahawks' improbable ?Monday Night Football? win over the Green Bay Packers ... a decision so wrong that the whole scene at CenturyLink Field became surreal. Massive controversy predictably followed, and we're left debating where the Seahawks' Hail Mary pass ranks among the most controversial plays in league history. Just a word of warning, as was the case with the Seahawks-Packers Hail Mary play, things can get very convoluted. So pay close attention.... more

May

A big summer of soccer kicked off with the UEFA Champions League finale between Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC and will continue in June with the European championships in Poland and Ukraine.

The UEFA Champions League final is basically the Super Bowl of soccer. So, let's morph world football with American football. What if we took NFL players and built a soccer team? What would that starting 11 look like?

This team -- we'll call it NFL United -- comprises the league's finest players and puts them in positions where they could conceivably succeed. This is just one man's team, so feel free to discuss your starting 11 in the comments section.... more

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