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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
Monday Morning Quarterback
‘The NFL Needed This’
'The NFL Needed This'
Those were the words of Russell Wilson, after Seattle edged Denver in a thrilling Super Bowl redux. An action-packed Sunday—which included surprise teams moving to 3-0—diverted focus on the league's off-field problems, if only for a day
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Should We Still Like Football?
Should We Still Like Football?
Sunday’s games were a welcome respite for a league that experienced the ugliest week in its 95-year history. But could football push aside the feelings of those questioning their love of the sport? An exciting Week 2 did its best to try
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Everything We Thought Was Wrong
Everything We Thought Was Wrong
A backup quarterback rescues Carolina. Miami’s D rocks Tom Brady’s Pats. The Saints can’t stop Matt Ryan. The Eagles nearly implode. The one lesson from Week 1: The NFL is as unpredictable as ever. Plus weekly awards, the Fine 15 and 10 things I think
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Early Test for NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy
Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy
49ers DT Ray McDonald's weekend arrest came two days after Roger Goodell established a six-game ban for first-time offenses. What happens next? Plus, examining Alex Smith's extension, the lack of surprises on cutdown day and more
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Why the NFL’s Best Team Won’t Win the Super Bowl
Why the NFL's Best Team Won't Win the Super Bowl
Despite Seattle being just as strong as it was in 2013—if not outright better—there’s one convincing reason it won’t lift the Lombardi again. Plus, the Rams’ sad turn, Arizona uncovers a gem and 20 thoughts after the NFL’s dress rehearsal
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Silicon Valley Victory
Silicon Valley Victory
The 49ers debut their new digs, and establish a new standard in the NFL. Plus, Blake Bortles makes things difficult in Jacksonville, a look inside the growing penalty problem and more notes from Week 2 of the preseason
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Johnny Preseason
Johnny Preseason
The Manziel circus is in full swing in Cleveland, and the ringleader job might be his to lose. Plus, Michael Sam is not an alien, why the color of Week 1 was yellow and more observations with the first set of preseason games in the books
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Maturation of Cam
The Maturation of Cam
Training camp tours are full of surprises, and there was a big one in Carolina. Plus, Joe Philbin's knuckles are getting a workout, Devin Hester starts anew in Atlanta and a new NFL practice trend has loudly announced its presence
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Scenes from an Ongoing Tour of Training Camps
Scenes from an Ongoing Tour of Training Camps
Saints doing some hitting. E.J. Manuel taking shots downfield. RGIII getting his swagger back. The NFL's first week back was full of memorable sights, but the most impressive was a second-year coach making his 10-6 team even better
By Peter King