The NFL : Analysis
Adderall and Viagra: "Some guys, they'll do whatever they can to get an edge," says the NFL's Brandon Marshall.

Football's newest performance enhancing drugs: Adderall... and Viagra?

Chicago Bears star receiver Brandon Marshall tickled the sports world by claiming some players use Viagra to "get an edge." Would that really work?

The NFL : Analysis
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith: Confident no more.

A case study in how to shatter your QB's fragile psychology

Alex Smith was on a roll. Then he got a concussion, missed a game, lost his job, and got semi-humiliated by his coach

The NFL : Instant Guide
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are widely expected to steamroll the middling New York Jets in the third of three Thanksgiving Classic football games on Thursday.

The NFL's Thanksgiving Classic: A guide to the 90-year-old football tradition

Millions of turkey-stuffed Americans are sure to gorge on Thursday's slate of three football games. How did the NFL's Turkey Day tradition begin?

The NFL : The Bullpen
Matt K. Lewis

Matt K. Lewis: The incredible rise of Robert Griffin III

Presidential election? What presidential election? What Washingtonians are really buzzing about is the Redskins' electrifying rookie QB

The NFL : Opinion Brief
The New York Jets' underperforming quarterback Tim Tebow has become one of the most polarizing athletes in professional sports.

Tim Tebow: The most overrated player in the NFL?

Even many NFL players concede that Tebow is massively overhyped

The NFL : First Reactions
Put a Super Bowl ring on it? According to the Associated Press, Beyonce will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show this year.

Is Beyonce the right choice for the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show?

The "Single Ladies" diva will reportedly be the star of the show in New Orleans on Feb. 3

The NFL : Opinion Brief
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, a former animal abuser, is once again a dog owner.

Should Michael Vick be commended for becoming a dog owner again?

The star quarterback acknowledges that he owns a dog — three years after he got out of prison for participating in a brutal dog-fighting ring

The NFL : Controversy
A player warms up next to a Kansas City Chiefs field goal post outfitted with special pink padding in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Is the NFL profiting from Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

A new report accuses the league of pocketing most of the money it makes off the movement's signature pink merchandise. Nonsense, says the NFL

The NFL : Fact Sheet
Head coach of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, yells at a replacement ref on Sept. 23.

Everything you need to know about the NFL referee lockout

In the wake of a dubious call that changed a game's outcome, the NFL is reportedly striking a deal with its locked-out referees — but is the damage already done?

The NFL : Opinion Brief
Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate celebrates his winning touchdown after a controversial call made by the NFL's less-than-stellar replacement refs.

The NFL's 'Monday night fiasco': Will the league finally end its referee lockout?

Another bad call by replacement refs decides a close game between the Seahawks and Packers, causing fans nationwide to beg for the real refs to return

The NFL : Burning Question
The Dallas Cowboys' Kevin Ogletree (left) gets tackled by Justin Tryon (right) of the New York Giants in one of many brutally hard hits in the NFL's season opener on Sept. 5.

Is the NFL doing enough to protect players from brain damage?

After a seven-month hiatus, millions of Americans are ready for some football. But an ongoing health crisis threatens to stain the upcoming NFL season

The NFL : Opinion Brief
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow warms up before a preseason NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals Aug. 1.

Should Tim Tebow start for the Jets?

The Jets' No. 2 quarterback outperformed his team's starter Mark Sanchez in the preseason opener, making some wonder whether Tebow is better for the offense

The NFL : The List
After 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning played for the first time Aug. 9 as a Denver Bronco in a preseason game.

Peyton Manning's underwhelming Broncos debut: 4 talking points

No. 18 stepped onto the field for the first time wearing Bronco orange, completing four of seven passes for 44 yards. But does he still have the chops to be NFL elite?

The NFL : Instant Guide
Junior Seau is inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame in 2011: The ex-linebacker is the fifth former NFL player to take his own life in recent years.

Junior Seau and the disturbing NFL suicide trend

The tragic death of the 43-year-old former linebacker reignites concerns over the link between head trauma and suicide. Can anything be done?

The NFL : Opinion Brief
The AFC Pro Bowl team in early 2011, led by quarterback Peyton Manning: Many fans are fed up with football's low-intensity, lollygagging all-star game.

Time for the NFL to scrap the Pro Bowl?

The league is reportedly considering an end to football's annual all-star game. Good riddance, say many fans and critics

The NFL : Opinion Brief
Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, whose role in the bounty scandal has been captured in a damning audio tape, may never coach in the NFL again, say some observers.

The NFL's pay-for-pain scandal: Does 'disturbing' new audio doom Gregg Williams?

In a profane audio clip, the former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator offers players a bounty for injuring their rivals — and it could end his career

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