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Monday’s game a “good model” for what Titans want at running back
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DeMarco Murray has played a little under 65 percent of the offensive snaps for the entire season while Derrick Henry is just under 40 percent, but Henry got two more snaps in the win over the Colts. During his conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey called it a “pretty good model […]

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Fantasy Football start/sit, Week 7: What to do with Alex Smith for ‘TNF’
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Smith looks to bounce back on the road against Oakland Thursday night. Thursday night, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will be looking to bounce back after a bad showing in Week 6. The Steelers have traditionally owned this head-to-head matchup, winning four of the last five meetings since Smith joined the Chiefs in 2013.

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Fantasy football Week 7: Start or Sit Tyreek Hill for ‘TNF’?
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The Kansas City Chiefs will be happy to have Tyreek Hill for Thursday night’s matchup with division rival the Oakland Raiders. Hill left Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a concussion after taking a big hit on the sideline during a punt return. Hill was cleared […]

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Haden's arrival hastens maturation of Steelers' secondary
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The defensive game plan for Joe Haden was always pretty simple for the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback during his time Cleveland, particularly whenever the Browns faced Cincinnati. All Haden had to do before every snap was locate Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green coming out of the huddle, then shadow Green wherever he went. Haden's assignment […]

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Brady thinks Patriots' offense has room to grow
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Tom Brady's expectations for himself have been high from the moment he made his first NFL start back in 2001. It reached its latest high watermark this past February when he became the most-decorated Super Bowl quarterback in NFL history, after leading the Patriots to a historic comeback win over the Falcons to earn his […]

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NFL looking into why Cam Newton didn't talk to media, he could face a fine
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Not all of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s news conferences have gone so well this season, but he’s still required to do them. For some reason, Newton hasn’t talked to the media in Charlotte. He canceled his scheduled news conference Wednesday, the usual day for quarterbacks to talk to the local media, and declined again Thursday. […]

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Marshawn Lynch comes off sideline, ejected for bumping ref, watches game in stands
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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) talks with officials before he was ejected during the first half. (AP) It’s understandable if Marshawn Lynch wanted to stick up for his quarterback after a late hit by the Kansas City Chiefs, or even if he wanted to break up a fight on the field. But Lynch […]

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Gutsy Derek Carr leads the Raiders to a crazy win in NFL's game of the year
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Derek Carr was playing with a broken back. This can’t be forgotten. The Oakland Raiders needed a win Thursday night and they needed their young and injured quarterback to carry them. And he did it. He had to do it over and over and over on the final plays, but he did it. With broken bones […]

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Chiefs need only three plays to go 99 yards
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The Raiders had the NFL’s only 99-yard drive before Thursday night. They became the second team to allow a 99-yard drive Thursday. The Chiefs needed only three plays to cover almost the length of the field and take a 17-14 lead with 8:51 remaining until halftime. It was the team’s first 99-yard drive

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Redskins' Gruden: Wentz progressing faster than any QB I've seen
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Count Jay Gruden among those on the Carson Wentz bandwagon. The Redskins head coach heaped praise on the second-year quarterback for his rapid development ahead of Washington’s Monday night clash with the Philadelphia Eagles. “He’s progressed at a rate as fast as anybody I’ve seen, really,” Gruden said, according to Tim McManus of ESPN. “I […]

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Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs odds: Picks from expert with 8 straight NFL wins
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Micah Roberts is gunning for nine straight winning NFL picks on Thursday Night Football

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NFL referees association fires back at 'baseless' claims that officials are biased
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Do refs hate your favorite team? The NFLRA says no.

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