Steelers ‘confident’ Ben Roethlisberger won’t miss extended time

Ben Roethlisberger underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday morning, and the Steelers are hoping he doesn’t have to miss more than one game. Pro Football Talk reported before the surgery that the procedure was expected to be a “cleanup” and not a “repair,” which will allow him to recover quicker. Steelers coach Mike […]

Report: Ben Roethlisberger has torn meniscus

Ben Roethlisberger suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee Sunday at Miami and will miss next week’s home game against the Patriots, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Dolphins’ Jordan Phillips grasped Roethlisberger’s foot in the second quarter and the Steelers’ quarterback threw an interception on the play. Roethlisberger left the game and returned […]

QBs who are rising and falling after Week 6

The 2016 NFL season took more twists and turns in Week 6. It was a tough week for some of the league’s top-tier quarterbacks. Meanwhile, some upper-echelon quarterbacks who had been lost in the shuffle in recent weeks rose to the occasion and reminded people why they own Super Bowl rings. Rising: Eli Manning Odell […]

Ravens put Elvis Dumervil on the shelf for now

Elvis Dumervil’s return has coincided with the Ravens’ two-game losing streak after a 3-0 start. Not that Dumervil is to blame, but according to Pro Football Talk he’s been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Giants and will be out indefinitely as he tries to regain his form. Dumervil, 32, had offseason foot surgery […]

Rob Ryan uses walk-up song at Bills team meeting

Those Ryan brothers, they’re never boring. Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who’s second the NFL with seven sacks, told the MMQB that Bills assistant coach Rob Ryan used a walk-up song when installing a play at a team meeting. Ryan, brother of head coach Rex Ryan, was introducing a play called Boat One. So he played […]

Roger Staubach weighs in on Cowboys’ QB situation

There are a lot of opinions flowing back and forth regarding whether or not Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo should get his starting job back when he’s healthy. A pretty significant voice has chimed in. Hall of Famer Roger Staubach, who led the Cowboys to victories in Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII, said that […]

Five NFL teams that are locks to win in Week 6

Predicting NFL games is difficult. The only guarantee is that there will be at least one upset just about every week. In Week 6, however, five teams are above the fray. These teams have underdog immunity and are locks to put one in the win column. Steelers (4-1) at Dolphins (1-4) The Steelers are the […]

Real ‘Hail Mary’ saved Sam Wyche’s life

Time was just about to run out on Sam Wyche. The former Bengals and Buccaneers coach was waiting for a heart transplant on Sept. 12 and down to his last day at Carolinas Medical Center. There was no heart available. Wyche’s son is an assistant coach for a high school team in Cincinnati and his grandson plays […]

Dennis Pitta says Marty Mornhinweg can ‘spark’ Ravens offense

Joe Flacco took responsibility for the Ravens’ offensive struggles on Wednesday, but in general the Ravens stood behind the firing of offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. On a personal level they were sorry to see Trestman go, but they knew a change was needed. “We were in kind of a bad place,” tight end Dennis Pitta told The […]

Dez Bryant says Friday’s practice will determine if he plays Sunday

Dez Bryant shook out the cobwebs Wednesday, practicing for the first time since he hurt his knee Sept. 25. The Cowboys receiver practiced on a limited basis, but told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he needed to get out there even if he doesn’t play Sunday at Green Bay. There is a chance he plays […]

Justin Houston cleared for football activities

Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston, who is on the physically unable to perform list, has been cleared to take part in football activities according to Houston, who had a league-high 22 sacks two years ago and 7.5 last season, can come off the PUP list as soon as Monday. At that point, he will […]

Eric Decker going on IR, likely ending season

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is being placed on injured reserve, according to Decker will probably undergo shoulder surgery, which will likely end his season. This is a big blow to a Jets team that’s already struggling at 1-4. Decker was the Jets’ No. 2 receiver last year with 80 receptions and 12 touchdowns. He had […]

Cameron Heyward likely to miss 2-3 weeks

For the first time since he was drafted in the first round in 2011, Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward will miss a game. Heyward left Sunday’s 31-13 win over the Jets with a hamstring injury, and according to Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter he’ll miss two or three games. His streak of 45 consecutive starts will […]

Josh Lambo laughs after tough loss, angers Chargers teammates

All four of the Chargers’ losses this season have been gut-wrenching, but kicker Josh Lambo didn’t seem too bothered after Sunday’s 34-31 defeat in Oakland. Lambo was caught on camera laughing with Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski after the game, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. That didn’t sit well with some of his teammates, especially after […]

Five biggest coaching mistakes in NFL Week 5

Unlike their brethren in other sports, NFL coaches have a week in most cases to prepare for one game. It’s amazing, then, how many questionable coaching decisions are made week-in and week-out in the NFL. Week 5 was no different. Ron Rivera aiding Buccaneers’ winning drive by calling timeout The Panthers’ chances of repeating as NFC […]

Pete Morelli has another bad week

A week after NFL referee Pete Morelli didn’t know where the TV camera was in New England, a member of his crew didn’t know who was on offense Sunday in Detroit. The Eagles were called for an ineligible man downfield, seemingly negating a 27-yard pass from Carson Wentz to Jordan Matthews. The penalty was called […]

Ravens fire offensive coordinator Marc Trestman

Back-to-back home losses to teams with the 32nd- and 27th-ranked defenses got Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman fired Monday, according to After a 3-0 start, the Ravens lost 28-27 to the Raiders in Week 4 and 16-10 Sunday to the Redskins. The Ravens rank 23rd in the league with 338.2 yards per game and […]

QBs who are rising and falling after Week 5

Week 5 of the 2016 NFL season has been a great one for some quarterbacks and a not-so-great one for others. You might say that some quarterbacks pumped up their value while others lost some air. Let’s get a look at the gauge. Rising: Tom Brady Tom Brady will one day be wearing a yellow jacket in Canton, […]

Five NFL teams set to pull off upsets in Week 5

There are a few marquee matchups on tap for Week 5 of the 2016 NFL season. If you’re looking for upsets, however, focus on the games that aren’t receiving as much national attention. There are two matchups between 1-3 teams that might not go the way most people expect, and there’s a chance that every NFL […]

Falcons lose three OTA sessions because of practice violations

The practice cops have busted the Falcons. Now they have to hand over their OTAs. Well, three of them. According to, the Falcons will lose three organized team activity sessions in 2017 because of “excessive levels of on-field physical contact” during practices in May, constituting a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. There seems […]

Is Mike Zimmer that worried about Will Fuller?

The custom of an NFL head coach heaping praise upon that week’s opponent is as old as leather helmets. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer engaged in such coachspeak this week when talking about Texans wide receiver Will Fuller. “It’s nerve-racking, to say the least,” Zimmer said about the rookie’s 4.32-second 40-yard dash speed. Fuller had a breakout […]

Tyler Eifert still could play Sunday against Cowboys

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis hasn’t ruled out Tyler Eifert for Sunday’s game at Dallas. The tight end is working his way back from an ankle injury, but hurt his back Wednesday at practice. Still, Lewis told Sirius XM via that the team will “see where he is” and that there’s still a chance Eifert […]