GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers is so excited about having one of his all-time favorite teammates — and fellow thirtysomething — back on the Green Bay Packers’ roster he’s hoping veteran cornerback Tramon Williams plays a lot in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ted Thompson died on Wednesday night, three days after his 68th birthday and just as a Packers team that bears his fingerprints is again one victory away from a Super Bowl berth.
NEW ORLEANS — Everyone knew about Drew Brees' 11 rib fractures and punctured lung that he suffered midway through the season, but his wife Brittany said he endured even more pain than the public knew.
BATON ROUGE, La. - A recent analysis of Louisiana's Department of Children and Family Services' (DCFS) recent financial records revealed a flaw that the state auditor's office says has been a continuing problem for the Department.
The game will mark the third time that the Saints and Bears will meet in the playoffs, the first two a 1990 Chicago Wild Card win and a 2006 Bears NFC Championship victory, both at Soldier Field.
NEW ORLEANS - The nearly 45-year-old structure that's often included in iconic images of the Crescent City's skyline will soon feature an addition meant to attract the attention of the area's most passionate football fans.
“You'd never know he's a rookie. He can handle a lot," Packers coach Matt LaFleur says of the tight end.
Matt LaFleur’s message to his players after they earned a much-needed few days off with their 35-16 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday was a simple one: Don’t slip up now.
In Sunday's regular-season finale, Davante Adams needs four catches to break Sterling Sharpe's Packers single-season reception record (112 in 1993); 192 yards to break Jordy Nelson's yardage record (1,519 in 2014); and two TDs to break Sharpe's TD record (18 in 1994).
The Packers seemed to handle the uncertain footing better than the Titans, with Davante Adams frequently able to stop his routes while defenders went right on going.
Tennessee's Derrick Henry enters Sunday night's game against Green Bay only 321 yards away from becoming the eighth back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.
“I think that would definitely be in our favor, with the weather that we have in Green Bay, play at home, be on our schedule," quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. "So that’s obviously in place. It was always in play, but it’s definitely in play now.”
Early Monday afternoon, New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton still was re-watching film of the Saints' 24-21 loss to the Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and it was no more appealing on the re-watch.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling delivered Sunday, finishing with six receptions for 85 yards, including an acrobatic, back-shoulder TD catch on a pass from Aaron Rodgers.
Having just turned 37, Rodgers made yet another statement Sunday that he belongs in the MVP discussion as he continues to do more for his team than any player in the league.
Jon Runyan Jr., a sixth-round pick from Michigan, has acquitted himself well the past two weeks, when he’s been called off the bench against Indianapolis and Chicago after Corey Linsley left each game with an injury that led to a reshuffling of the line.
NEW ORLEANS — Taysom Hill will reportedly start at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, sources tell ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will reportedly miss considerable time after being pulled at halftime with a rib injury during Sunday’s win against the San Francisco 49ers.
Even though veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis has rather meager statistics, he is an undisputed vital piece of the offense, of the locker-room culture and of the team’s leadership group.
After playing two games without Aaron Jones, the Packers wasted no time getting him back in the swing of things, going to him on six of their first eight offensive plays during their victory over the 49ers.
Drew Brees and Tom Brady lead teams that continue to churn out wins and fight for first place in the NFC South. And that's the prize that will be at stake at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
The Cowboys (2-6) will field their fourth starting quarterback of the season when they kick off Sunday against the undefeated Steelers (7-0).
Sports Illustrated reported that the sides could not agree on draft-pick compensation and that the Packers wanted to Texans to absorb some of what remains on Fuller’s $10.16 million base salary.
"Matt has done a good job of mixing the personnel up to find ways to get our guys on the field," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. "And it’s really no different. So, I don’t look at it as us being hamstrung."
With their backfield options dwindling, the Packers took another hit to their offense, while also losing a member of their defense, just a day after reporting a positive COVID-19 coronavirus test.
Get the latest postgame updates after the Packers picked up their second loss of the season, falling to the Vikings 28-22 at Lambeau Field.
It took a lot of Dallas Cowboys misfortune for Ben DiNucci to be a few days away from what is increasingly looking to be the first start of his NFL career.
The hope is Kamal Martin's solid NFL debut (six tackles in 29 snaps) is just the beginning for the Packers' athletic 6-foot-3, 240-pound inside linebacker.
Packers running back Jamaal Williams on Sunday racked up 114 total yards of offense — 77 yards on 19 carries, and 37 yards on four receptions, plus a 1-yard victory-sealing fourth-quarter touchdown run.
As expected, veteran quarterback Andy Dalton is in the concussion protocol on Monday and will likely remain there most of the week as the Cowboys continue to monitor after the vicious hit he took late in Sunday's game.
Once, it required overcoming a 14-point deficit on the road just 4:37 into the game, with six starters out injured, including both starting cornerbacks, and several players and coaches operating with minimal sleep because of a Covid-19 test that turned out to be a false positive.
With Houston at 1-5 entering Sunday’s game against Green Bay, there’s been some speculation the Texans might move several veteran players, including former Packer Randall Cobb, before the Nov. 3 trade deadline.
ATLANTA, GA - It's a day that big league ball players only get once. Shenendehowa's Ian Anderson made his major league debut for the Atlanta Braves Wednesday. He got the start on Wednesday, August 25, 2020 in the first game of a doubleheader after a postponement pushed his start back by one day.
TROY, N.Y. − Senior Chase Zieky scored the game's only goal and Owen Savory made 38 saves to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Intitute (RPI) men's hockey team to a 1-0 victory over the University of Vermont, in the 43rd Annual Big Red Freakout! at the Houston Field House. With the win, the En…
TROY, N.Y. − Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Graham Zola has been named the Men's Swimmer of the Week by the Liberty League, the conference has announced. The senior helped RPI to a win at Hamilton College by winning each of the four events in which he swam.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs Racetrack has entered into an agreement with Australian-based Steriline Racing to design and construct a new custom-made, 20-stall starting gate that will be used for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday…
TROY, NY − With the Mayor’s Cup officially in the past, exciting college hockey is ahead of us for the remainder of the 2020 winter season.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY − In the midst of a six game win streak and now an 11-4 season, the Saratoga Springs Ice Hockey team is getting fresh legs in the form of their captain, Mack Ogden, returning to the lineup.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Owen Savory stopped 25 of 26 shots he faced to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Brown University, on Friday night at Meehan Auditorium. With the win, the Engineers improve to 10-11-1 overall (7-6-1 ECAC Hocke…
CLIFTON PARK, NY − When a team remains undefeated for a long stretch of time, the natural reaction is that they are going to be a postseason favorite.
EAST GREENBUSH, NY − The Shen Girls' momentum has been building and building over the last week, now with a win over Columbia, the Plainsmen haven't put themselves on cruise control.
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BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – A solid first half by the Columbia boys basketball team, taking advantage of bad passing by Ballston Spa gave way to a second half battle with the Scotties keeping the Blue Devils at arm’s length, but couldn’t pull any closer in a rare Monday night Suburban Council tilt, 78-66.
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Coaches will often include in their game plan a surprise for their opponents, something to catch them off guard, put them on their heels and gain an advantage.