When Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott juked his way into the end zone during last week's "Sunday Night Football" matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, his celebration sent shockwaves around the league. No, he didn't dance or use the pylon as a prop — the three-time Pro Bowler simply lifted his shirt to reveal a new tattoo. Right there plastered on his belly were the words "Feed Me," complete with a spoon.
Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule hopes his team can generate pressure on Tom Brady in a Week 2 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
USC is hard at work trying to get Pac-12 football moving toward a fall restart.
Dylan McCaffrey is on his way out of Michigan.
Ohio State offensive lineman Wyatt Davis, who recently opted out this season, may be reconsidering his decision according to a report from ESPN Big Ten reporter Tom VanHaaren, who tweeted on Wednesday that Davis interrupted a Zoom call led by Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians has not hesitated to call out Tom Brady publicly so far this season. According to the coach, that’s not a sign of a poor relationship.
Same old Jets (fans).
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is being taken to court for allegedly using copyrighted photos without a local photographer's permission.
When Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade opted out of the college football season on Monday, all Big Ten programs were set to remain idle through the end of the year due to the conference's decision to postpone football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 11. That all changed on Wednesday, though, when the league announced plans for an altered season that will start the weekend of Oct. 23-24.
As Harry Lyles Jr. and Tom VanHaaren of ESPN explained, Wade hasn't yet changed his mind about his decision.
As part of its decision that football will return this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Big Ten announced that no fans will be permitted at any of the 14 stadiums.
With the Big Ten officially announcing it will begin play in late October, the Pac-12 is the only holdout from the Power Five conferences.
The Steelers came up with a unique way to show solidarity and send a message during the national anthem … with players holding a sign saying, "Steelers Against Racism" before Monday Night Football.
There have been many different approaches throughout the league during the opening weekend … with some teams electing to stay in the locker rooms while other teams had players kneel, lock arms or show other ways to demonstrate before games.
There was much criticism levied towards the Green Bay Packers for their strategy during the 2020 NFL Draft. Green Bay traded up in the first round to draft a project of a quarterback after getting all the way to the NFC Championship Game. They took a running back in the second round despite boasting one of the better run games in the NFL last year between Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams, going against the grain in regards to how valuable running backs are in the modern offense.
All in all, it seemed like a bad offseason for a team still starting one of the best quarterbacks ever in Aaron Rodgers. Yet the Packers came out in Week 1 and wiped the damn floor with the Minnesota Vikings with no trouble whatsoever. This was almost entirely due to the play of that same Rodgers, who played as well as he ever had and made his usual array of jaw-dropping throws that nobody else in the NFL this side of Patrick Mahomes could even think about attempting, much less completing.
I mean, look at this. Good god, man.
The San Francisco 49ers suffered a surprising loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, and Jerry Rice isn’t happy.
The Niners legend was one of the few allowed in the stadium to watch Sunday’s game. He told 95.7 The Game on Monday that the Niners’ play didn’t bother him as much as the team’s attitude.
The Pac-12 has been discussing its return to play and the conference's "most aggressive" plan currently targets mid-to-late November as an ideal date, a source told Heather Dinich of ESPN.
The Pac-12 wants its teams to have six weeks of practice and physical preparation for a football season, Dinich adds.
Commissioner Larry Scott said earlier in September he was confident the Pac-12 would be playing football by January, and he didn't rule out staging games in 2020.
A Big Ten vote on potentially starting college football season is thought to be close, and we’re getting some hints on the thinking of those doing the voting.
Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank made clear Monday that the conference will move together. That means that either everyone plays or everyone doesn’t.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger got his Heisman Trophy campaign off to a roaring start on Saturday, but the senior was not all that satisfied with the monster performance.
Ehlinger had 429 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Longhorns’ 59-3 win over UTEP. All of that production came in the first half, and the yardage and touchdowns were a career high for him and record for a Texas quarterback in a single half. Despite that, Ehlinger said after the game that he was “disappointed” in the way he played.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is the NFL's all-time pass attempts leader.
Brees entered Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome second on the all-time list with 10,161 attempts. He surpassed Pro Football Hall of Fame member Brett Favre (10,169) after his ninth pass attempt in the first half.
D’Andre Swift scored a touchdown in his NFL debut with the Detroit Lions on Sunday, but it will be the touchdown he didn’t score that haunts him for quite some time.
The Lions were trailing 27-23 late in the fourth quarter when Matthew Stafford drove them into the red zone. With 11 seconds left in the game, Swift got free down the sideline and should have had an easy game-winning touchdown. He dropped a perfect pass from Stafford.
All the inspiration Washington needed Sunday came from its coach.
Ron Rivera is undergoing treatment for cancer. The coach had a planned IV at half of the team’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.
Junior safety B.J. Foster may have played his final game with Texas.
OrangeBloods.com's Anwar Richardson reported Foster "quit the team" midway through the third quarter of the Longhorns' 59-3 win over UTEP on Saturday. Richardson followed up to say the Angleton, Texas, native was frustrated with his lack of playing time.
Foster arrived with big expectations as the No. 3 safety and No. 24 player overall in the 2018 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite rankings.
He made an immediate impact, finishing with 46 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception over 13 games as a true freshman.
Mike Golic was back on the ESPN airwaves on Saturday, and it was to call some college football.
The former longtime ESPN Radio host teamed with Dave Pasch to call Saturday’s Louisiana Lafayette 31-14 win over Iowa State. Golic tweeted after the game to share how much he enjoyed calling a game again and the fact that college football was being played.
Georgia Tech pulled off a nice upset win over Florida State on Saturday, and their players enjoyed the victory.
Towards the end of the Yellow Jackets’ 16-13 win over the Seminoles, some Georgia Tech players did the Tomahawk Chop to troll the opposing fans.
Is the salary cap real? Maybe not in the sense most NFL fans think of it. Certainly not in the context of what it means to the New Orleans Saints, who view it as a problem worth solving rather than a box to work within.
That was proven when they reached an agreement with running back Alvin Kamara on a five-year, $75 million contract extension.
The Minnesota Vikings and running back Dalvin Cook have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension that will pay $63 million, according to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport. The deal includes $28 million guaranteed. The team has confirmed that the two parties agreed to an extension but have not confirmed the terms.
Cook told Heavy.com that he did not consider the possibility of holding out in training camp, but Minnesota made that decision for him. The Vikings held him out of practice as the two sides worked towards a new deal. Cook has made it clear that he wants to remain in Minneapolis.
"I walk in this building with a smile because I love being in Minnesota. This is where I want to be at.