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Column: Maybe the key word in NFL stretch drive is balance

Football purists are smiling. For one week, the video game nature of the NFL hit pause.

Only one quarterback on Saturday or Sunday threw for 300 yards, let alone 400. No pinball shootouts.

Ten players rushed for at least 100 yards, and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jacksonwent for 95……………..Read More

Bill Belichick, Adam Thielen get into shouting match as Patriots top Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings decided to gamble early in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Trailing 24-10, Minnesota faced fourth-and-inches on their own 38 and went for it. The Patriots appeared to stuff a Latavius Murray run for no gain, but officials granted him a first down, citing forward progress………….Read More

7 winners and 2 losers from the Bears’ pivotal win over the Vikings on ‘Sunday Night Football’

The Chicago Bears took a commanding lead in the NFC North by dealing the Minnesota Vikings a 25-20 loss on Sunday Night Football. Now the Bears are 7-3, while the Vikings are 5-4-1.

A Week 17 rematch in Minnesota could prove to be the de facto division championship game, but for now Chicago’s the team to catch. And the Bears looked the part of playoff contender Sunday night……………Read More 

Drew Brees is having the best season of his career at age 39

Let’s just get the stats out of the way to begin with, because Drew Brees is doing some ridiculous things and that’s why you’re here, right?

Through nine games, Brees has completed 77.3 (!!!) percent of his passes for 2,601 yards with 21 touchdowns and one interception. He’s on pace to smash the record for completion percentage in a season of 72 percent, set by none else than Brees last season………………..Read More