Why this game is intriguing: I could tell you about the New England Patriots trying to bounce back from a tough loss to the 49ers, and about how they want to head into the playoffs on a hot streak. But let's get serious. It's the NFL's top offense vs. the 31st-ranked defense. Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, one of the league's true basement dwellers, there isn't much for New England to prove. The real question: Will the Pats win by enough to feel good about their performance? For Jacksonville, eyeing that top pick, a loss actually helps.
Dolphins receiving calls from teams interested in pick No. 6 in 2021 NFL Draft
The Dolphins, participants in two trades involving first-round picks in the lead-up to this month's talent selection, have received calls from teams looking to trade up to the sixth-overall pick, Ian Rapoports. Miami is considering such a move out of the spot.
Alex Smith would NOT be denied: Fighting spirit defined quarterback's 16-year NFL career
Sheer numbers never will be a sufficient resource for evaluating the cumulative impact of retiring QB Alex Smith. Jeffri Chadiha says the three-time Pro Bowler lifted three franchises -- and inspired NFL fans across the nation -- through the power of perseverance.