4-time Pro Bowl RB Arian Foster announces his retirement

Four-time Pro Bowler Arian Foster says he can no longer take the punishment an NFL running back endures, so he is retiring midway through an injury-plagued season with the Miami Dolphins.

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Despite no first-round picks, Chiefs rely heavily on rookies

The Chiefs didn't make a first-round selection in this year's NFL draft. That hasn't stopped their rookies from making a major impact.
October 25

Are the Oakland Raiders legit?

The Sports Xchange's Howard Balzer joins Michelle Gingras to discuss if the Oakland Raiders are a Super Bowl contender and when the Rams should start Jared Goff.
October 25

Arian Foster announces retirement

Dolphins running back Arian Foster announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday in a statement via the website UNINTERRUPTED.
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October 22

Wins for No. 1 Vikings ... and No. 32 Browns?! Mark Craig's NFL picks

Each Saturday morning during the NFL season, we’ll wake up early, take a hearty cut at predicting the unpredictable league, wince at how it went the week before and ponder the definition of insanity.
October 21

Another NFL snoozefest on Thursday night

The NFL provided fans with another boring game as the Packers beat the Bears 26-10. Charlie Bernstein of Football Insiders and Justin Shackil discuss why Thursday Night Football is struggling.
October 17

What's wrong with the Packers and Eagles?

NFL writer Don Banks and Noah Coslov get into the mess that is the Packers offense and how the Eagles have come back down to earth. Plus, Don gives his football book recommendation of the day.
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October 17

Steelers' Roethlisberger needs knee surgery for torn meniscus

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will have surgery Monday morning, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…
October 11

Another NFL assistant coach bites the dust

The Sports Xchange's Howard Balzer joins Michelle Gingras to discuss the trend of teams firing assistant coaches so early into the NFL season.
October 10

Packers win with defense

The Packers defense rattled Eli Manning and the New York Giants in a 23-16 victory on Sunday night. The WSJ/Madison.com's Tom Oates joins Justin Horowitz to break down the win.
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October 10

Falcons rough up Lynch, Broncos

The Falcons turned up the defensive pressure and made life miserable for rookie Paxton Lynch. The AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter and Justin Horowitz discuss the Falcons' 23-16 win over the Broncos.
October 10

Cowboys too much for Bengals

The Dayton Daily News' Jay Morrison joins Justin Horowitz to discuss the Bengals' 28-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and if Cincinnati will make the playoffs this season.
October 10

Is the Tony Romo Era over?

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tony Romo will remain the team's No. 1 quarterback when he is healthy. The AP's Eddie Pells and Justin Horowitz discuss who should start in Dallas.
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October 9

Browns fall to Patriots in Brady's return

The Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com's Dennis Manoloff joins Justin Horowitz to discuss why he gave Patriots quarterback Tom Brady an A and if the 0-5 Browns should be worried after their 33-13 loss.
October 9

Lions hand Eagles first loss

Carson Wentz threw his first interception of the season as the Lions slipped past the Eagles, 24-23. The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen joins Justin Horowitz to break down the loss.
October 9

Roethlisberger's big day fuels Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger threw four touchdowns as the Steelers beat the Jets, 31-13. The Tribune-Review's Joe Rutter and Justin Horowitz discuss Big Ben's performance and Sammie Coates' career day.
October 9

Houston's Osweiler struggling to live up to $72 million contract

His team was sharp in practice during the week, and Brock Osweiler brought a belief to Minnesota that he could help the Texans take home a win.
October 5

NFL needs a taunting review

NFL writer Don Banks joins Noah Coslov to talk about the Giants concern over WR Odell Beckham Jr., the league's unbalanced penalties and to identify the team poised to make the biggest jump.
October 4

Two teams have the NFL buzzing

NFL writer Don Banks and Noah Coslov get into the two teams creating the biggest stir in the league. One of them climbed to 4-0 with a victory on Monday night.
October 4
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Giants' Beckham under scrutiny again after outburst against Vikings

Odell Beckham Jr. took exception to getting tagged by Xavier Rhodes just after he ran out of bounds, so he got up and exchanged a couple of words with the Minnesota Vikings cornerback.
September 13

Steelers win, need to improve

The Steelers played well in their Monday night opener vs. the Redskins, but will they need more next week against the Bengals? The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review's Rob Rossi and Maria Marino discuss.
September 9

One game in, NFL's pledge to deal with blows to the head is in doubt

What's troubling is that QB Cam Newton didn’t appear to get much in the way of concussion testing in-game, despite measures put in place by the league intended to diagnose concussions swiftly and independently of the teams themselves.
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