Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
In the wake of Thursday night's 23-10 loss to the Packers, Bears star linebacker Brian Urlacher thinks the team might not be as good as it thought, especially after a dominating Week 1 performance against rebuilding Indianapolis.
"Maybe we’re not as good as we thought we were," Urlacher told CSNChicago's John "Moon" Mullin. "We’ve got a long ways to go and that’s...Read more »
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon was an important free agent addition, especially in light of the Redskins drafting quarterback Robert Griffin III. But Garcon may not be available for the Redskins in Sunday's game at St. Louis.
Garcon suffered a foot injury in last week's 40-32 win overthe Saints, and was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday. He's questionable for Sunday's game,...Read more »
Adrian Peterson returned from a torn ACL and rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings’ season-opening win over the Jaguars, saying that his left knee was at about 95 percent strength.
Peterson is feeling so good, in fact, that he plans on playing long enough to break Emmitt Smith’s all-time NFL rushing record of 18,355. That’s quite a goal, considering Peterson has rushed for...Read more »
The Eagles are looking to rebound from last weekend's lackluster 17-16 win over the Browns as they play host to the Ravens. But they may not be at full strength, because wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson were both limited in practice this week and are listed as questionable.
Jackson suffered a hamstring injury in practice on Wednesday, while Maclin is still limited by a...Read more »
With NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expected to meet early next week with the four players suspended over the Saints' alleged bounty program, the NFL has sought to clarify the appeals panel decision from last week that vacated the suspensions. In essence, the league has explained that the appeals ruling did not overturn the suspensions, but temporarily held them up until Goodell ruled that he issued...Read more »
Five things you should know about the NFL right now:
1. The Packers may be without wide receiver Greg Jennings for tomorrow night’s game against the Bears. Jennings suffered a groin injury in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers. He has been particularly effective against the Bears, catching 32 passes for 526 yards and four touchdowns in his last six games against the Packers’ NFC North opponents.
2. Eagles...Read more »
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is in the final year of his rookie contract, and there haven’t been any serious negotiations about an extension. But Flacco’s pricetag might be going up, especially if he keeps playing like he did in Monday night’s opener, when he led Baltimore to a 44-13 win over the Bengals.
After the game, an animated Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, “Pay the man,” a reference...Read more »
With Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's year-long suspension over the team's alleged bounty program vacated - at least for now - he made an emotional return to the sidelines for Sunday's opener against the Redskins.
But Vilma, who received a loud ovation from the crowd at the Superdome, remains out with a knee injury. And the Saints placed him on the physically unable to perform (PUP)...Read more »
There hasn't been any progress between the NFL and its locked out officials' union, and it appears the league is prepared to go on for quite some time with the replacements.
There were only a handful of officiating mistakes in Week 1 - most notably in the Seahawks-Cardinals game, in which the Seahawks were inadvertently given a fourth timeout late in the fourth quarter. And with the...Read more »
If you learn that an NFL team ran just two plays and had the ball for only 36 seconds of an entire quarter, you might expect that to adversely affect their chances of winning the football game.
But, what if Peyton Manning was the quarterback for those two plays and 36 seconds?
Yes, the Denver Broncos ran just two plays in the third quarter of Sunday night's season opener. It resulted...Read more »