Mission for ex-Jets star Lyons is granting ill kids' wishes

Marty Lyons pauses, fights back tears and clears his throat nearly every time he mentions the children who are no longer here.

Steelers have found ways to slow down Ravens' Jackson

November 24, 2020
Lamar Jackson's energy is palpable.

Chiefs aim for payback for Raiders' victory lap on Sunday

November 18, 2020
It takes a lot to get Big Red to turn red.

McCown with Texans 19 seasons after hoping to join team

November 17, 2020
In 2002, the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and Josh McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State.

Cousins steps back to forefront for Vikings with Cook slowed

November 17, 2020
With league-leading production from running back Dalvin Cook and clever play-calling by offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Minnesota Vikings helped Kirk Cousins get back in a groove this month after his rash of turnovers contributed to the team's 1-5 start.
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November 16
Lambeau Field is seen prior to kick-off of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers kick off 'stock' sale

The Green Bay Packers kicked off a common "stock" sale on Tuesday. But the team, selling 300,000 shares at $300 per share, is quick to note: It's not really stock.
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November 10
Vaccination rates in Wisconsin, where 63 percent of state residents have had at least one vaccine dose, lag behind the national average of 67 percent

Scientists fight a new source of vaccine misinformation: Aaron Rodgers

Like many star athletes, Rodgers has worked hard to shape his own narrative. But that can come at a cost, as the pushback to his comments has shown.
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November 4
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets interviewed by Fox’s Erin Andrews after last Thursday’s game against Arizona.

Source: Rodgers told in August he was considered unvaccinated by NFL

Asked if Aaron Rodgers made a misleading comment about his vaccination status this summer, Packers coach Matt LaFleur said: "That's a great question for Aaron. I'm not going to comment on it."
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October 15
Former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen.

Emails show cozy relationship between NFL's top lawyer, ex-Washington team president

Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen sent emails to the NFL's top lawyer in which he joked about Native Americans and diversity, griped about referees and mocked player safety initiatives.
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October 13
Las Vegas Raiders director of team security Bob Stiriti, left, and former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden run off the field after the team’s 20-9 loss

Why Jon Gruden's departure means more trouble for the Raiders

The Raiders moved to a new, $2 billion stadium in Las Vegas last year, hoping to build a football dynasty. Things haven't gone as they'd hoped.
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September 21
Quarterback Derek Carr has thrown for 817 yards in the Raiders’ 2-0 start.

Best and worst of the NFL in Week 2, and predictions for Week 3

The Raiders are on the rise and Tampa Bay is on a roll — and the Vikings are the best at something despite their winless start.
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September 18
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald in December 2020.

Vikings-Cardinals game will be missing Larry Fitzgerald Jr.

The star receiver from Minnesota, 38, said recently, "I don't have the urge to play right now."
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September 16
Dak Prescott and the Cowboys are getting three points facing the Chargers in Los Angeles? Mark Craig smells an upset.

Mark Craig's NFL Week 2 picks against the spread

After underdogs went a historic 12-4 against the spread in Week 1, it's time for a deeper look at the Week 2 slate, including an upset special in Los Angeles.
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September 9
Buccaneers safety Antoine Winfield Jr. taunted Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill after a play in the Super Bowl in February.

After Super Bowl taunt, ex-U star Winfield not worried about NFL enforcement

Antonine Winfield Jr., the former Gophers standout now with Tampa Bay, isn't worried about the league's decision to make elimination of taunting a point of emphasis in 2021.
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September 9
Quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Ravens open against the Raiders in Las Vegas.

Mark Craig's Week 1 NFL picks against the spread

The Week 1 slate includes five matchups between playoff teams from last season.
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September 9
(Clockwise from top left) Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott, Jacksonville rookie Trevor Lawrence, Chargers coach Brandon Staley and Kansas City quarterb

Your Super Bowl champ . . . and MVP . . . and the entire NFL playoff field

Best of the best: football writer Mark Craig looks at the upcoming NFL season and picks everything from the MVP to the playoff field to the Super Bowl Champion.
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September 8
Last season, Tom Brady was again the Super Bowl champion, but “nothing about last year is going to carry over into this year,” he said.

Brady and hungry Bucs kick off quest to repeat as Super Bowl champs

Mark Craig's On the NFL: Tampa Bay returns all 22 starters from the Super Bowl, and its star quarterback is not settling for seven championships.
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September 8
Vikings fans did the Skol chant before a preseason game against the Broncos in August.

Top five NFL story lines: More fans, more games and NFC West intrigue

The NFL season begins Thursday with several notable comebacks and new faces in new places.
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August 16
Kelly Kleine aspired to be a sideline reporter, but now she’s an NFL scouting pioneer with the Broncos.

Kelly Kleine was an aspiring sideline reporter who became an NFL pioneer instead

On the NFL: After starting in public relations with the Vikings and aspiring to be a sideline reporter, Wisconsin native Kelly Kleine has moved into scouting — and the Broncos front office.
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July 13
Jason Wright

Washington Football Team's new nickname won't include any Indian imagery

The move poses a stark contrast to the team's rhetoric in previous years, when owner Daniel Snyder insisted the team would "never" change its name.
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June 9
Green Bay Packers’ Jordan Love runs a drill during minicamp.

Love struggles, teammates talk. It's everything Rodgers could want.

Reports suggest things weren't pretty during the first day of minicamp Tuesday, while two of Aaron Rodgers' most prominent Packers teammates talked about missing him.
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June 8
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t report to training camp on Tuesday.

Rodgers a no-show at Packers training camp. What happens now?

Aaron Rodgers failed to appear for a mandatory minicamp, upping the ante on his dispute with the team. He faces a fine in the $100,000 range for his decision.
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May 3
The Bears went big (and maybe desperate) by trading up to draft Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.

Too early for grades, but here's what to like (and dislike) about the draft

On the NFL: Some of us would have enjoyed high school math much more if the grading had been as gentle as the ones that are usually handed out after the NFL draft.
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April 30
Aaron Rodgers remains offended enough by the Packers’ drafting of a quarterback in the first round of the 2020 draft that he wants to leave the team

Souhan: If Rodgers leaves Packers, everything changes in NFC North

The Packers may have unintentionally sabotaged a championship-caliber team with their handling of Aaron Rodgers and drafting of Jordan Love.
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April 30
Trey Lance with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday night at the NFL draft in Cleveland.

49ers take Marshall's Lance, passing over Alabama's star quarterback

The 49ers traded to get the third overall pick and most speculation was they would take Mac Jones. Instead, they went with the 20-year-old from North Dakota State.