How Are Football Cleats Different From Soccer Cleats?

How Are Football Cleats Different From Soccer Cleats?

We all know that cleats are part of the uniform if you’re a football player or a soccer player. But what you may never have thought about is that all cleats aren’t created equal. Sure, both football cleats and soccer cleats are…

Eli Manning not about to roll over despite Giants’ 0-2 start

Eli Manning not about to roll over despite Giants’ 0-2 start

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Eli Manning has dodged as many bullets throughout his long NFL career. So don’t expect him to run for cover because the Giants have started 0-2. Manning has the scars from a 15-year pro football career. He’s seen both…

NFL QB Hot Sheet: Time to believe in Blake Bortles?

NFL QB Hot Sheet: Time to believe in Blake Bortles?

Every Wednesday during the NFL season, USA TODAY Sports will be assessing everyone's favorite topic: the quarterbacks. Who's hot? Who's not? Who has the most exciting matchups? Here's this week's QB Hot Sheet: Five to watch this weekend 1. Carson Wentz, Eagles: He’ll make…

Vikings sign kicker Dan Bailey, drop Daniel Carlson, per report

Vikings sign kicker Dan Bailey, drop Daniel Carlson, per report

The Minnesota Vikings hope to have resolved their kicking woes for the foreseeable future. NFL Network reported the Vikings agreed to a deal with Dan Bailey on Monday to replace Daniel Carlson, who missed all three of his field goal attempts Sunday, including two…

Matt Patricia to Detroit Lions fans: I understand their frustration

Matt Patricia to Detroit Lions fans: I understand their frustration

Matt Patricia knows Detroit  Lions fans are frustrated, maybe even angry, possibly downright dyspeptic, or flat-out furious about his team’s 0-2 start to the NFL season. And the rookie head coach’s message to those fans is … well, he’s working on it….

Ryan Fitzpatrick is taking Jameis Winston’s job in style

Ryan Fitzpatrick is taking Jameis Winston’s job in style

All hail the man of Harvard. Ryan Fitzpatrick stole the show Sunday afternoon, first with a pair of 75-yard touchdown strikes in a 27-21 victory over the Super Bowl-champions Eagles in Tampa, and then again in the press conference. He was recognizable…

Patriots land Browns WR Josh Gordon in surprising trade

Patriots land Browns WR Josh Gordon in surprising trade

The New England Patriots' latest experiment at wide receiver this season might be their grandest yet. The Patriots acquired former Pro Bowl pass catcher Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, the teams announced. Cleveland will receive a…

Fox NFL host defends Troy Aikman against Cowboys VP

Fox NFL host defends Troy Aikman against Cowboys VP

Last week, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones took exception to an in-game critique from former Cowboys quarterback and current Fox NFL analyst Troy Aikman. While commenting on the Cowboys’ loss to the Panthers, Aikman said that he wasn’t seeing any creativity from…

Browns to release former Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon

Browns to release former Pro Bowl WR Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns have informed wide receiver Josh Gordon that they plan to release him on Monday, the team announced Saturday, bringing an end to his turbulent run with the team. Gordon showed up late to the team's facility on Saturday, and…

Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey on Rob Gronkowski: ‘I don’t fear no man, period’

Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey on Rob Gronkowski: ‘I don’t fear no man, period’

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has no reservations about spicing up his much-anticipated AFC Championship Game rematch Sunday with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. After telling ESPN he wasn’t particularly impressed with Gronkowski and saying that the four-time all-pro tight end struggles…

Carrie Underwood’s New SNF Theme Song Gets Rough Reception

Carrie Underwood’s New SNF Theme Song Gets Rough Reception

Country singer Carrie Underwood’s “SNF Song” has served as a preamble to the broadcasts of NFL games every Sunday since 2013. Recently, she decided to replace 2014’s theme song, “Oh, Sunday Night” with a brand new track titled “Game On,” co-written with…

Titans place Delanie Walker on injured reserve with ankle injury

Titans place Delanie Walker on injured reserve with ankle injury

As feared, Delanie Walker is going to miss a significant chunk of time. The Titans placed their three-time Pro Bowl tight end on injured reserve Monday after Walker suffering a gruesome ankle injury in the Titans' 27-20 marathon loss to the Dolphins in Miami….

Khalil Mack is already looking like a $141 million steal for Bears

Khalil Mack is already looking like a $141 million steal for Bears

It didn’t even take Khalil Mack one full half of football to confirm to everyone that he’s worth every penny of that six-year, $141 million contract the Bears gave him after sending two first-round picks in a package to the Raiders just more than a week…