The Packers officially ruled quarterback Aaron Rodgers out Wednesday and said Matt Flynn would start against the Lions on Thanksgiving.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
The first game will be played in Week 4 on Sept. 28, with the Oakland Raiders facing the Miami Dolphins. A month later, in Week 8, the Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions on Oct. 26.
The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.
The Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-analyst tells WFAN he would have had a “hard time” with the way Bryant was carrying on during Sunday’s 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions.
For all of Calvin Johnson’s 329 yards, the Detroit Lions needed another foot or so. Matthew Stafford provided it, capping a stunning comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Barry Sanders stopped by the studio this morning to pay Boomer and Craig a visit — and he arrived wearing his Pro Football Hall of Fame blazer, which fits him well.
Riley Reiff, a former first round pick, is stepping into the starting lineup to replace a stalwart Lion. Is he up to the task? The entire team and fans certainly hope so.
These catastrophes in first preseason games can’t be taken too seriously. What can, though, is the overall body of a summer’s work.
Rex Ryan said he reviewed “every single play: every special teams play, every offensive play, every defensive play.”
The New York Jets have released injured running back John Griffin, and signed running back Kahlil Bell and wide receiver Rahsaan Vaughn.
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has fully participated in practice despite a sore right ankle that shortened his NFL debut at Detroit on Friday night.
Mark Sanchez had an interception returned for a touchdown, and Geno Smith left with an apparent ankle injury in the New York Jets’ 26-17 loss to the Detroit Lions in an exhibition game Friday night.
The New York Jets didn’t score a touchdown until their preseason finale in 2012. The team is hoping a new year — and a legitimate quarterback competition — will bring better results.
Fans should enjoy at least a brief glimpse of a pulsating one-on-one matchup between Johnson and defensive back Antonio Cromartie.