Wilks, Flores will keep 49ers, Vikings in playoff picture for years

Steve Wilks was hired as the 49ers’ new defensive coordinator.Photo: Getty Images There’s something poetic about the rich getting richer in the NFL. The latest example of a rich team making the best move for its franchise comes from a rich individual who can’t see the writing on the wall in front of him. Enter … Read more

New England Patriots WR DeVante Parker concussed on MNF

DeVante Parker being helped off the fieldImage: Getty Images A player signaling for medical help for an injured teammate is nothing new. Lawrence Taylor called for it after he saw what did to an opponent’s leg. Yes, some players work themselves into a frothing-at-the-mouth frenzy to psychologically prepare themselves for the physical battle they are … Read more

Will USC’s Caleb Williams or Lincoln Riley jump to the NFL first?

Let the NFL countdown begin.Image: Getty Images To the surprise of very few college football fans, Caleb Williams lifted the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. The USC quarterback finished with 4,075 yards, 47 total touchdowns, and just four interceptions, all while leading his team to within a win of the College Football Playoff. Of all … Read more

Jets fans are right to think the world is against them, says new study

Image: Getty Images The Jets are a poverty franchise. They haven’t been to the playoffs since 2010. I don’t care what the outlook for the team is, until they win a playoff game, my stance on the matter isn’t changing. There’s reason to be optimistic given Robert Saleh’s solid start as head coach, Breece Hall’s … Read more

The 10 best college football games of the 2022 season

1. No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers 52, No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide 49 Image: Getty Images This was the best game of the best weekend of the season. Yes, other games on this list have featured the end of streaks, offensive explosions, jaw-dropping performances, lead changes, heated rivalries, fans rushing the field, and late-game pandemonium. However, … Read more

Baker Mayfield leads Rams to win over Raiders

Rams head coach Sean McVay and QB Baker Mayfield after last night’s come-from-behind win.Image: AP Welcome to sports take workshop, where opinions are half-assed because there’s not enough evidence to fully support the spice. Today the focus is Baker Mayfield. The new Los Angeles Rams QB was cut by Carolina on Monday, claimed off waivers … Read more

Jimmy Garoppolo could return to the field in six weeks

Jimmy GaroppoloPhoto: Getty Images It’s Wednesday, Dec. 7, and there is still no clear picture of the timeline for Jimmy Garoppolo’s return to the field. On Sunday, his season was declared over. Just like Trey Lance in Week 2, Garoppolo’s foot got rolled up while being tackled. Lance suffered a broken ankle, and the fracture … Read more

Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield

Mahomes > MayfieldIllustration: Getty Images Justin Jefferson’s 10 catches for 147 yards yards in London buoyed the Vikings’ win over New Orleans, Saquon Barkley once again took on multiple duties in the Giants’ zero-quarterback offense and Seattle’s Geno Smith earned the weekend’s highest pass-rating, but in Kansas City’s resounding win, Patrick Mahomes illustrated the difference … Read more

Kyrie Irving, Brett Favre, Cleveland Browns fans

1. Brett Favre Illustration: Getty Images Brett Favre isn’t the first public figure who has been ascribed virtues for no reason other than that he is famous. He became the Green Bay Packers quarterback in 1992, a once-storied franchise that had made the playoffs only twice since their last Super Bowl victory during the 1967 … Read more

Seattle Seahawks’ Geno Smith is making the most of this opportunity by playing historically well

Seahawks QB Geno Smith celebrates in the end zone.Image: Getty Images You remember Geno Smith don’t you? The former New York Jets starting quarterback whose career was derailed in 2015 after getting sucker punched by a defensive player who hasn’t played in the NFL since that season. The guy who replaced Eli Manning for one … Read more