Why this game is intriguing: Two of the NFL's marquee franchises, in power positions for the playoffs (yet with so much still undecided), meet in a rematch of last season's epic postseason showdown. Yeah, we'll be tuned in to Sunday Night Football. And the fact that the outcome might affect postseason seeding is just one of many reasons. The storylines abound. Will the "tired arm" belonging to Giants quarterback Eli Manning be able to attack a beleaguered Green Bay pass defense still missing Charles Woodson? Can the Giants emerge from their recent funk and halt their November swoon? The Packers, meanwhile, are simply rollin', having earned five Ws in a row, beginning with their Week 6 takedown of the Houston Texans. This is how you take control of a division.
NFL players have July 2 deadline to opt out of 2021 season
Several players around the league exercised their right to opt out in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They'll have that option again this year, Tom Pelissero reports. The NFL and NFLPA also agreed to more benefits for fully vaccinated players.
NFL Scouting Combine location open to leaguewide bidding process beginning with 2023 event
The NFL Scouting Combine is primed for a new home in the near future -- multiple, in fact. The league informed all 32 clubs, via a memo obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday, that hosting the annual showcase will be open to a bidding process starting with the 2023 event.
Baker Mayfield's agent on contract extension: 'I think something will be done this summer'
While Browns QB Baker Mayfield noted earlier this offseason he was in no rush to get a contract extension done, the QB's agent, Jack Mills, said recently that he's not planning to wait out the other two QB deals.