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The Arthroscope: The Little Tool That Saves Careers
The Arthroscope: The Little Tool That Saves Careers
Billy Sims tore his ACL and never played again. Adrian Peterson did the same and won league MVP a year later. The difference was the arthroscope, sports medicine’s most important innovation of the past 50 years
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
The Sweetness is Souring
The Sweetness is Souring
The NFL still has star running backs, but how the position is being staffed and compensated is rapidly shifting underfoot. Forget finding the next Walter Payton or chasing Eric Dickerson's rushing record of 2,105 yards. Are we in danger of losing the 1,500-yard season?
By Robert Klemko
Business of Football
Tread on the Tire: Why RBs are Losing Their Traction
Tread on the Tire: Why RBs are Losing Their Traction
For no other position in professional sports does early success devalue future worth, but that's exactly the case for NFL running backs. Shelf lives are short, and their prime comes when they play the game for free. Is there any hope?
By Andrew Brandt
Deep Dive
Why the Big-Money Back Is a Vanishing Breed
Why the Big-Money Back Is a Vanishing Breed
The position of Sayers, Smith and Sanders is now one of the least valuable in pro football. What led to the dramatic decline in the worth of running backs? Decreasing big-play potency, ever-evolving offenses and just plain cheaper alternatives
By Andy Benoit
Super Bowl 48
Deep Dive
Thursday Night Preview: Washington at Minnesota
Thursday Night Preview: Washington at Minnesota
By Andy Benoit
Deep Dive
Monday Night Preview
The Vikings debut their new quarterback Monday in New Jersey. Can Josh Freeman keep the Giants winless? Or will Eli Manning and company get it going?
By Andy Benoit
Game Plan
How the Jaguars Can Beat the Broncos (Hey, Anything’s Possible)
How the Jaguars Can Beat the Broncos (Hey, Anything’s Possible)
Never say never, people of Jacksonville. I’ve got the blueprint for how the Jaguars can stage the biggest upset in NFL regular-season history. Plus, my other Week 6 thoughts
By Peter King
The Throwback
It’s Not Easy, But It Is Noble
It’s Not Easy, But It Is Noble
Adrian Peterson’s quest for 2,500 yards is running up against the cold reality of NFL defenses primed to stop him. But there’s a beauty in his pursuit of runners who came before him, and in his evoking the lost glory of the ground game
By Andrew Lawrence
Muscle and Medicine
The Business of Getting Better—and the Best
The Business of Getting Better—and the Best
Injured players are relying on team doctors less and less in their quests to get back on the field. The complicated reasons for getting a second opinion can leave NFL surgeons in an awkward position
By Andrew Brandt