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The Punch and the Fallout

‘You don’t walk up to a man and punch him in the face.’ Those were the words of Jets coach Todd Bowles after a backup linebacker cold-cocked Geno Smith in the locker room, knocking out the QB for up to 10 weeks. Examining the repercussions of the surreal incident, plus reader mail

The Pride of the Panthers

With NFL training camps in full swing, a sobering story in Carolina reminds us what makes football so special in the first place. Plus, more from the road, including a look inside the Falcons' meeting room, RG3's last stand and the secret to ironman Ben Roethlisberger

No. 56: Jay Cutler

Six years ago he was viewed as a franchise savior. Now, on his third head coach and fifth offensive coordinator, with fans’ frustration boiling over, it has come down to this: Jay Cutler has one last chance to make it work in Chicago

The Looming Standoff: Russell Wilson vs. Seattle

Doubts are starting to grow about the QB’s long-term future with the Seahawks. Here are three reasons I think contract talks may be in trouble. Plus, examining the Niner exodus, a Father’s Day preview and commencement speech snippets

Yahoo Lands NFL’s First Internet-Only Broadcast

Here are the details on how the Jaguars-Bills game in London on Oct. 25 will be available—for free—to millions of Internet users. Plus, thoughts on Cam Newton’s new extension, power rankings feedback and reaction to my daughter’s wedding

I Think ... The Bears Should Have Known Better

Chicago didn't do its due diligence before signing Ray McDonald and is now paying the price. Plus, Cam Newton's head-scratching quote, perspective on Roger Goodell's job difficulty and why the NFL needs a developmental league

T-Minus 7 Days: The Draft’s QBs, Now and Then

We’ve spent months comparing Winston and Mariota to each other. But how do they compare to other recent first-round quarterbacks? An NFL team shares five years of its pre-draft quarterback grades. Plus, notes on Landon Collins, Marcus Peters and the race to be the fourth receiver taken

The Next Bridgewater?

Teddy Bridgewater was nitpicked extensively before the 2014 draft but he quieted the critics in a standout rookie campaign. Will the Vikings QB's success pave the way for a similar QB in the '15 class? Plus notes on Rex Ryan, drug tests, more

Carolina vs. Goliath

The divisional round has not been kind to No. 1 seeds of late. Can the Panthers pull off the impossible and defeat the defending champion Seahawks in Seattle? Plus, a pair of players in the spotlight and 10 things to watch for this weekend

Breaking Down the NFL's Elite Eight

An in-depth look at both sides of the ball for this weekend's four divisional-round playoff games

NFL Drama Unfolds in Dallas (and Los Angeles)

Tony Romo and the Cowboys shook off six years of playoff futility in a thrilling win over the Lions, setting the stage for a big divisional weekend. Plus, game-changing news about the NFL returning to L.A.

Can J.J. Be MVP?

J.J. Watt is making his case—with actions, not words—as the best player in the NFL. Can a defensive player on an average team earn the honor? Plus, Cam Newton puts the Panthers back in the playoff race, the trade value of Jim Harbaugh and much more

The QB Market Crash

RGIII has crashed, Newton is hurting and Kaepernick is struggling. With more questions than answers at the top of the upcoming draft class, will teams back off the big investments in young quarterbacks?

Week 12 Twitter Mailbag

Does RG3 have a future in Washington (or anywhere else)? Is Tony Romo the NFL's MVP? And is Johnny Manziel still the future in Cleveland? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

Week 11 Twitter Mailbag

Can Drew Stanton lead the Cardinals to the Super Bowl? What's wrong with the offenses in Detroit, Carolina and Washington? And who is the Oakland Raiders' next coach? Peter King answers your Twitter questions

The Week 6 Mailbag

The Bengals-Panthers tie is a good reminder of how the NFL's overtime rules should work. Plus, answering your questions about player fine discrepancies, J.J. Watt's potential for Canton and when—not if—the Steelers will fire Todd Haley

The Week 4 Mailbag

An explanation on why we devoted space on a football website to talk about Derek Jeter. Plus questions on the road failures of Sean Payton and Drew Brees, Cam Newton's body language and what the future might hold for the Titans

Everything’s There But the Fire

He scrambles like Kaepernick, sheds tacklers like Roethlisberger and throws with preternatural precision. It all points to Oregon’s Marcus Mariota as the No. 1 pick next year and sure-fire NFL franchise QB. But does he play it too cool?

And Then Sunday Happened ...

A lack of offseason activity gave many the impression that the Panthers had regressed, but a road win over the Buccaneers has everyone wondering what’s possible when Cam Newton returns from injury