Latest from the Rumor MillRSS Team RSS Feed

Adam Thielen’s hamstring seems to be regressing, again

Last week, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen was participating in practice and possibly on track to play on Monday night. Then, on Sunday, he abruptly was ruled out for Monday night’s game in Seattle. Then, on Wednesday, the Vikings said that Thielen wouldn’t have practiced at all, if they’d had more than a walk through. The [more]

Melvin Gordon: No one knows future, I just have to do my job

The Chargers came into this season with playoff hopes, but they’re all but extinguished after last Sunday’s loss to the Broncos dropped them to 4-8 on the year. While there’s no postseason push to make, there are still things to play for over the final four weeks of the year. For running back Melvin Gordon, [more]

Chargers can’t understand close losses

The Chargers have lost eight games this season, by a combined 39 points. Even if you’re not good at math (#selfawareness), it’s easy to tell that’s not a lot. And you don’t have to know much about human psychology to know that’s going to wear on you at a certain point. “Hell, if there was [more]

Bengals still hold top spot in 2020 NFL Draft, Giants narrow gap

For a moment on Sunday, it looked like no one wanted the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, since all the teams at the top of the order were winning. But we have come to count on the Giants. If the season ended today, the Bengals (1-11) would still hold the top spot in [more]

Chargers getting frustrated as they find “every way you can possibly lose”

The Chargers are 4-8 and out of playoff contention, but they can point to just a few plays in a few games and say this season could be much different. In fact, all eight of the Chargers’ losses have been by seven points or less, meaning that for every loss they’ve had, they can say [more]

Gardner Minshew to start for Jaguars this week

Minshew Mania is back. Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone announced on Monday that Minshew will start at quarterback against the Chargers in Week 14. The move comes a day after Minshew replaced Nick Foles during a 28-11 loss to the Buccaneers. Marrone declined to discuss his quarterback plans for this week after the game, but [more]

AFC playoff picture: Meet the new boss

The six teams in playoff position in the AFC didn’t change in Week 13, but there’s a new team at the top. The Patriots lost to the Texans on Sunday night, which pushes the Ravens into the No. 1 position with four games left to play in the regular season. Baltimore beat New England earlier [more]

Vic Fangio: Sunday something Drew Lock can build on

Dew Lock made his first NFL start on Sunday and the game against the Chargers ended with the desired result for the Broncos. Brandon McManus hit a field goal on the final play of the game to give Denver a 23-20 win that left the Broncos with a 4-8 record on the season. They’ll be [more]

Bills-Steelers moves to Sunday Night Football in Week 15

The Bills will get some more prime-time exposure in Week 15. After introducing itself to much of America with a convincing victory over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, the Bills get another opportunity to make a national statement against the Steelers on Dec. 15. The NFL announced Sunday night that the Bills at Steelers game [more]

Anthony Lynn did not like PI call on Casey Hayward with seconds to play

It looked like the Broncos and Chargers would be heading to overtime to settle Sunday’s game when Chargers kicker Michael Badgley hit a field goal with 14 seconds left to play. The kick tied the score at 20, but the Broncos weren’t willing to just run out the clock. Drew Lock heaved a pass deep [more]

Broncos beat Chargers in Drew Lock’s debut

The Drew Lock era in Denver is off to a decent start. Lock, the rookie quarterback selected by the Broncos in the second round of this year’s draft, got the first start of his career today and had an up-and-down game, throwing two early touchdown passes but then struggling much of the rest of the [more]

Von Miller inactive for Broncos

Philip Rivers won’t have to worry about Von Miller sacking him on Sunday afternoon. The Broncos linebacker is inactive for Week1 3 because of a knee injury. Miller had been listed as questionable on Friday and will miss a game for the first time since the 2013 season. Broncos right tackle Ja'Wuan James was also [more]

Could Philip Rivers be headed to the bench?

It’s become a foregone conclusion that Philip Rivers won’t be the Chargers starting quarterback when they co-christen their new stadium. The next question is whether he’ll still be the team’s starting quarterback when they leave their current stadium. With seven interceptions in his last two games, a continuation of Rivers’ currently poor play “could” result [more]

Report: Drew Lock will make first career start Sunday

Broncos coach Vic Fangio wouldn’t publicly name Drew Lock the starter for Sunday’s game, but Drew Lock will start Sunday’s game. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Broncos will see the debut of their rookie against the Chargers. Denver activated Lock from injured reserve earlier in the day, and the Chargers surely anticipated they would [more]

Broncos activate Drew Lock from injured reserve, release Brett Rypien

The debut of Drew Lock has moved one step closer. The Broncos officially have activated quarterback Drew Lock from injured reserve. To create a roster spot, the Broncos have released quarterback Brett Rypien. Although coach Vic Fangio has been coy, it’s widely expected that Lock will supplant Brandon Allen on Sunday against the Chargers. A [more]

Team Pages