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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 16:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes during a game against the Miami Dolphins on October 16, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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 […]

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16:  Ezekiel Elliott #21 takes the handoff from Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Dez Bryant says Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott are ‘the real deal’

A pair of rookies walked into Lambeau Field and powered the Dallas Cowboys’ 30-16 thrashing of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. To Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott aren’t your average rookies. “I tell them all the time, rookie is just a title,” Bryant said, via ESPN. “That’s all it is. […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on before a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dez Bryant promises he’s playing in Week 8 against Eagles

Dez Bryant wanted to play on Sunday at Lambeau Field, but with another game missed and the bye week coming up, the Dallas Cowboys receiver is confident he’ll return to the field when Dallas takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, Bryant said on Sunday that he’s “playing […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 16:  Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores the go ahead touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter with the Giants winning 27-23 during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Best, worst from Week 6 in the NFL

Week 6 in the NFL saw near-perfect performances from Drew Brees and Tom Brady, statement wins from the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys and another chapter in the on-going mystery of Aaron Rodgers. Here is a closer look at the best and worst from the NFL’s sixth week of the 2016 season. Best QBs Drew Brees, […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 16:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers passes during a game against the Miami Dolphins on October 16, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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 […]

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots attempts to tackle Lamar Miller #26 of the Houston Texans during the first half at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lamar Miller shakes Colts defenders for TD (VIDEO)

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller put the moves on the Colts defense on Sunday night. Trailing 23-9 and in the red zone, in need of a spark, Miller delivered it. Brock Osweiler checked the ball down to Miller, and the shifty running back did the rest. He cut back and went back across the […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 16: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball during the second half of a game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 16, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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 […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 15:  Linebacker Derrick Johnson #56 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 15, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 29-13.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Derrick Johnson destroys Raiders player with big hit (VIDEO)

Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson sent a message to opposing ball carriers during Sunday’s game against the Raiders: Don’t run in his direction. When a Raiders player received a quick pass on a screen, Johnson lowered the boom and sent him right to the turf. Boom!

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Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor get into it on sideline (VIDEO)

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman got burned by Julio Jones for a 36-yard touchdown in the third quarter of Sunday’s game, and he was not happy about it afterward. Kam Chancellor, seemingly, was also not thrilled about it, and he let Sherman know once he made his way back to the sideline after giving up the […]

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346-pound Dontari Poe catches TD pass (VIDEO)

The Chiefs pulled out all the stops in Sunday’s divisional matchup against the Raiders, including using a defensive lineman to score a touchdown on offense. Clinging to a 13-10 lead in the third quarter, on a critical third-and-goal situation from inside the one-yard line, Alex Smith threw a screen pass to Poe, who would not […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 16:  Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants kneels in front of the kicking net after scoing the go ahead touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Odell Beckham proposes to kicking net after TD (VIDEO)

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has made amends with the kicking net, and now the two are engaged, it seems. Beckham hauled in eight catches for 222 yards in Sunday’s 27-23 win over the Ravens, two of which went for touchdowns. After scoring the second one, he went over to the kicking net, and proposed. […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 24:  A row of Philadelphia Eagles helmets rest on the sidelines before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on August 24, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Cleary/Getty Images)

Eagles, Browns troll NFL over video highlight ban

The NFL announced earlier this week that teams are no longer allowed to shoot and  post video highlights on social media during games, whether it’s in the form of a GIF, standard video or Vine. This new social media policy hasn’t gone over well with fans, and understandably so. However, teams haven’t been all that […]

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a second quarter touchdown while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Golden Tate scores TD, celebrates by becoming a cheerleader

The NFL might not like it, but Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate knows how to celebrate a touchdown. Tate scored a critical touchdown in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams. Rather than risk a flag by flirting with the NFL’s stricter celebration rules, Tate took the festivities to the sidelines and joined the […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots  before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

Tom Brady becomes fourth QB in history to reach 5,000 completions

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees in Week 6 as one of the only quarterbacks in NFL history to reach the 5,000-completion mark. Brady’s Patriots welcomed the Cincinnati Bengals to town in only his second game back from suspension. After torching the Cleveland Browns the week prior, […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25:  Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants walks off the field after being defeated by the Washington Redskins 29-27 at MetLife Stadium on September 25, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Odell Beckham burns Ravens for 75-yard TD (VIDEO)

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. got off to a slow start this season, but we finally saw him destroy an opposing defense with a long touchdown during Sunday’s game against the Ravens. Beckham had been quiet leading up to that point, but you can’t sleep on the guy, because that’s when he burns you. And […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots warms up before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski scores first TD of season, spikes ball (VIDEO)

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had a favorable matchup on Sunday, going up against the Bengals’ linebackers and safeties—who struggle in coverage—and he exploited it. The Patriots have been easing Gronk back into the offense as he recovers from a lingering hamstring injury, but he looked good on Sunday. The most explosive tight end in […]

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 16: Tight end Vernon Davis #85 of the Washington Redskins scores a second quarter touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on October 16, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Vernon Davis gets hit with silly excessive celebration flag (video)

The NFL continued its war against player celebrations in Week 6 by throwing a flag at Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis. Davis, experiencing a resurgence while playing in place of Jordan Reed, scored a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles and took his celebration in a reserved manner. He still received a slap on the […]

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LOOK: Odell Beckham’s awesome Kirby-themed cleats

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. continues to dominate the shoe game. Check out the cleats he wore during Sunday’s game against the Ravens, showing that Beckham has a “gamer” side to him. You won’t see too many other players wearing Nike cleats with a Kirby theme. Odell Beckham Jr. is wearing Kirby cleats today. […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants reacts against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Eli Manning throws 300th touchdown, ties John Elway

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made history in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens, throwing his 300th touchdown and tying a legendary name—John Elway. Down 10-0 and after losing star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to injury, Manning threw a dime of a pass that highlight reels will play for a long time. It went […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 16:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up during a game against the Miami Dolphins on October 16, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Ben Roethlisberger exits game with knee injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers were expected to coast to victory on Sunday in their game against the Dolphins, but that wasn’t the case. Furthermore, they suffered a big loss when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the game in the second quarter due to injury. Roethlisberger was hit multiple times during the game, as the Steelers offensive line […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25:  Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants looks on in the fourth Quarter against the Washington Redskins during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 25, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Odell Beckham Jr. suffers hip injury vs. Ravens

The New York Giants lost star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to injury during Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants were down 10-0 in the second quarter when Beckham came off the field with an injury. He got his helmet back, returned and then left for good before getting hit with a questionable tag. […]

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 16:   Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at New Era Field on October 16, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick scores first TD as 49ers starter (video)

Colin Kaepernick has arrived as the starter for the San Francisco 49ers. Tasked with replacing Blaine Gabbert after the team started 1-4, Kapernick didn’t go long into his debut without a major impact. In the second quarter, Kaepernick dropped a 53-yard bomb on Torrey Smith: It wasn’t pretty by any means, but it’s an important […]

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 28:  A Jacksonville Jaguars helmet is seen on the field during the game between the Jaguars and the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

LOOK: Jaguars botch spelling of player’s name on jersey

Not much has gone right for the (1-3) Jacksonville Jaguars this season. They’ve yet to win a game in the country they reside in, head coach Gus Bradley is on the hot seat and Blake Bortles seems to have regressed. Adding insult to injury: They couldn’t even spell Prince Amukamara’s name correctly on his jersey. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 25:  Team Carter defensive end Mario Williams #94 of the Buffalo Bills on the sidelines during the first half of the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mario Williams benched to start game vs. Steelers

The Miami Dolphins have sent a message to Mario Williams. After Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph slammed Williams in the media for his effort and play to start the season, the Dolphins appeared to bench the former superstar to start the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 09:  Sammie Coates #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with Darrius Heyward-Bey #88 after catching a 72 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter during the game against the New York Jets on October 9, 2016 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Darrius Heyward-Bey runs over defender for long TD (VIDEO)

The Pittsburgh Steelers were a bit thin at the wide receiver position during Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, but Darrius Heyward-Bey stepped up in a big way to make up for it. With the Dolphins leading, 3-0, Heyward-Bey received a toss on an end-around and took it to the house for a 60-yard touchdown. Check […]

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