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Open Field
Peterson’s Punishment
Peterson’s Punishment
The NFL came down hard on star running back Adrian Peterson, suspending him effectively for the rest of the season without pay despite his having already missed nine games and had his legal case adjudicated. He and the union strenuously object, and plenty of legal wrangling remains
By Peter King
Behind the Face Mask
Married to Football
Married to Football
An NFL lifestyle has its benefits, but fans rarely hear about the tough decisions and sacrifices that players’ families are forced to make. Giants guard Geoff Schwartz, now on his fourth team in seven years, and his wife, Meridith, opened their home to give The MMQB a glimpse of their wedded blitz
By Emily Kaplan
Analytics
With or Without You
With or Without You
Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson left the Ravens and Vikings in a bind this season, but their absence hasn’t really hurt the teams’ performances
MMQB Fantasy
Week 7 Fantasy Check
Two tight ends, two wideouts and a defense to consider playing this weekend
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Who Would You Rather Face?
Who Would You Rather Face?
A game-planning paradox: Peyton Manning’s an all-time great, sure, but the dangerous and unpredictable Colin Kaepernick is harder to prepare for
By Andy Benoit
Extra Point
The Future Arrives
The Future Arrives
The Jaguars and Vikings got a glimpse at the days ahead on Sunday, as Jacksonville's Blake Bortles and Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater made their first regular-season starts. Here's how they did
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Best Players So Far
The Best Players So Far
With nearly a quarter of the season in the books, we take stock of the MVP race and find some new names at the top. Plus, Steve Smith Sr. torches his old team, Teddy Bridgewater’s brilliant debut, Roger Goodell gets an earful in Texas and the night the football world watched baseball
By Peter King
Game Plan
Rematch of the Mismatch
Rematch of the Mismatch
After being blown out in the Super Bowl, Denver overhauled two-thirds of its regular lineup and puts it to the test Sunday against the Seahawks. Plus, the Week 3 player to know, a revived AFC rivalry and 10 things to keep an eye on
By Peter King
The Conscience
Hubris and Hogwash
Hubris and Hogwash
Mark Cuban was scoffed and sneered at for warning the NFL about the perils of arrogance. His words now look prophetic as the mighty league has been made vulnerable by player misdeeds and the failures of leadership
By Don Banks
Tuesday Mailbag
Week 2 Twitter Mailbag
How to fix the Jaguars? Why reinstate Adrian Peterson? Are defensive rules ruining football? Might the Giants cut ties with Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin? Is RG3 in danger of permanently losing his starting job?
By Peter King