How NFL legends Deacon Jones and Jerry Rice put Mississippi Valley State on the map
No HBCU football series is complete without discussing Mississippi Valley State. Scott Pioli talks about the school's history and how Pro Football Hall of Famers Deacon Jones and Jerry Rice put Itta Bena on the map.
Leslie Frazier's Bills players praise coach's 'calm' approach
With Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier potentially in line to get another shot as a head coach, Mike Giardi talks to Buffalo defenders about what makes Frazier "a great person."
Tom Brady vs. Patrick Mahomes: Author of old dynasty will face creator of new one in Super Bowl LV
In two weeks, the author of the old dynasty, Tom Brady, and the creator of the new one, Patrick Mahomes, will meet in Super Bowl LV. Judy Battista explores the epic matchup that awaits.
Aaron Rodgers' postgame comments a message to Packers brass that organizational mentality must change
After losing in the NFC title game for the second straight year, Aaron Rodgers' postgame comments were aimed at Packers decision-makers. The message? Change the mentality or perhaps it could be time for the generational QB to move on, Michael Silver writes.
Bruce Arians' NFL career résumé nearly complete as Buccaneers advance to Super Bowl LV
With the Buccaneers' victory over the Packers in the NFC title game, Bruce Arians is closer than ever to winning the Super Bowl title that has eluded him as a head coach. Jim Trotter chronicles Arians' journey and how Tampa Bay embodied the coach's boldness in Sunday's win.
Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers: Why they never met in the playoffs before
With the historic playoff meeting finally about to happen on Championship Sunday, NFL Research's Matt Okada charts why Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have never met in the playoffs before.
Best NFL fits for BYU quarterback Zach Wilson: Falcons, Panthers make sense
Where could BYU quarterback Zach Wilson end up going in the 2021 NFL Draft? Charley Casserly lists four of the best potential team fits for the vaunted prospect.
Philip Rivers' career defined by buoyant personality, inconsistency in big moments
With Philip Rivers retiring, Jim Trotter considers the quarterback's outsized personality -- and inconsistent performance in big moments.
Top 10 quarterbacks to never win a Super Bowl: Where does Philip Rivers rank?
Philip Rivers is retiring after 17 NFL seasons, having logged eight Pro Bowls and seven playoff appearances. But he didn't hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Where does Rivers rank among quarterbacks who never won a Super Bowl? Adam Rank lists his top 10.
Lack of diversity looms over NFL coach/GM hiring cycle
Judy Battista digs into a hiring cycle that has included just two new diverse general managers and one new diverse head coach -- the Jets' Robert Saleh -- so far this year.
2021 NFL turnaround candidates: Don't sleep on Cowboys, Jets
Washington and Cleveland just turned putrid seasons from 2019 into playoff journeys in 2020. Which NFL teams could follow suit in the 2021 campaign? Marc Sessler spotlights four particular franchises.