On October 17, a wave of concussions rocked the NFL. Among the victims was DeSean Jackson, wide receiver of the Philadelphia Eagles. Dunta Robinson, cornerback of the Atlanta Falcons, planted an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on him. More »
By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated
For not only leading the New Orleans Saints to the first Super Bowl title in the franchise's history, but also for helping lead the city of New Orleans' rebirth after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, quarterback Drew Brees is the recipient of Sports Illustrated's 57th Sportsman of the Year award. More »
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- San Diego's defense gave Peyton Manning another night to forget.
The Chargers picked off Manning four times, returning two for scores, in a 36-14 win Sunday that handed Indianapolis its most lopsided home loss since the four-time MVP has been the team's starting quarterback. The last time the Colts lost by this much at home was Sept. 14, 1997, when Seattle won 31-3.More »
CHICAGO (AP) -- Still doubting the Chicago Bears ? They're making it tougher.
Jay Cutler tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the Bears beat Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles 31-26 to take sole possession of the NFC North lead Sunday.More »
ATLANTA (AP) -- Don't even mention a third straight winning season to the Atlanta Falcons.
Their goals are so much bigger than that.
The Falcons stayed atop the NFC when Matt Bryant kicked a 47-yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining Sunday for a 20-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers , one of the teams trying to chase down Atlanta in the conference standings.More »
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Two missed kicks and Boise State went from being the darling of BCS busters everywhere to just another team looking for a bowl game.
After winning 24 straight games, maybe it was just not meant to be.More »
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Cam Newton took an improbable victory lap around Bryant-Denny Stadium, savoring his most audacious performance yet in this season of triumph and controversy: leading Auburn back from 24 points down against the defending national champs.
One more showing like that, and it's Newton and the second-ranked Tigers who'll be getting a shot at the title.More »