Who’s in first place in the NFC West? The Seattle Seahawks, winners of last year’s Super Bowl? No. The San Francisco 49ers, who reached the NFC Championship a season ago? Nope. It’s the Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the team’s surprising success.
For college football stars, it’s the NFL or bust. Unlike this country’s other major sports, the NFL does not have a developmental league. But there’s a movement to change all that. From a recent Fall Experimental Football League game in Boston, Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.
With star wide receiver Calvin Johnson on board, the Detroit Lions were supposed to ride their offense to NFL relevancy. But it’s been the team’s defense that has the Lions positioned to finish with a winning record for just the second time since 2001. Bill speaks with Mlive’s Kyle Meinke.
The Dallas Cowboys have cut Michael Sam from their practice squad. Sam would be the first openly gay player in NFL history, but has yet to make a regular-season roster.
Mississippi State started the season outside the AP Top 25 poll. Six wins later, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in the country. How did it happen? The Clarion-Ledger’s Michael Bonner joins Bill Littlefield.
Vershon Moore spent more than two years in jail for the armed holdup of a credit union not far from where he now attends class and plays football at Washburn University. Reporter Greg Echlin spoke with Moore about his life after prison.
With its starting quarterback on the shelf and controversy swirling over its nickname, the Washington NFL franchise has limped into last place in the NFC East. Washington Post columnist Liz Clarke joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the state of the team.
Bill Belichick’s Patriots have been at or near the top of the NFL since 2001. A slow start to this season, however, has Bill Littlefield wondering if New England fans may be losing confidence in their once-invincible coach.
Michigan students rallied on the steps of the university president’s residence Tuesday night, calling for the removal of the school’s athletic director and head football coach. At issue is the school’s handling of a head injury suffered by Michigan quarterback Shane Morris during Saturday’s 30-14 loss to Minnesota.
There is no shortage of groups who have criticized the NFL franchise in Washington, D.C. for its nickname, but now the team is going to be the target of an episode of “South Park.”