Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 1:58pm Today 1:58pm

Earl Thomas Says The Seahawks "Are Playing The Referees Too"

The Seahawks were particularly pissed about a single call, a late-game fumble that appeared to end up in the hands of Richard Sherman but which officials were unable to overturn because no replay angle conclusively proved possession. But safety Earl Thomas's comments hinted at some more general frustration with the… » 10/20/14 12:18pm Today 12:18pm

Manning's Keep-Away Celebration Was Planned, Practiced, Therefore Corny

After Peyton Manning tossed his record-breaking 509th career touchdown last night, the Broncos' receiving corps took the newly historic ball and razzed their quarterback with a seemingly impromptu game of keep-away. It was fun to see the stoic and anal-retentive Manning hopping around like a kid on a playground, for… » 10/20/14 9:44am Today 9:44am

Report: Brandon Marshall Called Out Jay Cutler In Bears' Locker Room

After a loss to an underwhelming Dolphins team, the 3-4 Bears had it out in a closed locker room—yelling, shoving, everyone right on down to the kicker getting blasted in turn. But as far as postgame meltdowns go, this has the potential to be one of the more constructive ones: behind Brandon Marshall's criticism for… » 10/20/14 9:03am Today 9:03am

Tony Romo Calls Out LB Jameel McClain As The Mike; McClain Disagrees

Quarterbacks call out the Mike linebacker all the time in football. The purpose is so the offensive line knows which defensive players to block, using the Mike as a starting point. (Here's a quick, good explanation for the unfamiliar.) When Tony Romo identified Giants linebacker Jameel McClain as the Mike on one play… » 10/19/14 6:45pm Yesterday 6:45pm

Rams Fake Punt From Inside Their Own 20 Is The Most Brazen Play Of 2014

We already saw the Rams fake a punt return today, but that's nothing compared to this silly fake punt pulled off with less than three minutes remaining, inside their own 20, and up by only two. If this doesn't work, it goes down in history as one of the stupidest decisions made on a football field. But it worked, and… » 10/19/14 4:03pm Yesterday 4:03pm