Mission for ex-Jets star Lyons is granting ill kids' wishes
Marty Lyons pauses, fights back tears and clears his throat nearly every time he mentions the children who are no longer here.
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Steelers have found ways to slow down Ravens' Jackson
Lamar Jackson's energy is palpable.
Chiefs aim for payback for Raiders' victory lap on Sunday
It takes a lot to get Big Red to turn red.
McCown with Texans 19 seasons after hoping to join team
In 2002, the Houston Texans were an expansion team preparing for their first season and Josh McCown had just wrapped up his college career at nearby Sam Houston State.
Cousins steps back to forefront for Vikings with Cook slowed
With league-leading production from running back Dalvin Cook and clever play-calling by offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Minnesota Vikings helped Kirk Cousins get back in a groove this month after his rash of turnovers contributed to the team's 1-5 start.
Packers activate WR Allen Lazard from injured reserve
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard has been activated from injured reserve after missing six games.
An underdog yet again, Ibrahim fine with lack of draft buzz
Mohamed Ibrahim, a former three-star recruit, proved himself as one of the best runners to ever play for the Goohers. But that hasn't enhanced his status for next month's NFL draft.
Souhan: Vikings fans should admire what Super Bowl-bound Eagles have pulled off
Vikings fans have their reasons for resenting the Philadelphia Eagles, but they should admire the way the NFC champions have gone about their business.
NFL Coach of the Year? O'Connell among dozen options in deep field
Ballots of the 50 voters who select the Associated Press' NFL All-Pro teams and other honors are due today. Star Tribune ootball writer (and voter) Mark Craig can make a case for lots of Coach of the Year candidates.
Damar Hamlin's doctors say he is communicating with them
The Bills safety has shown what physicians treating him are calling "remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours." Read more about his recovery here.
Scoggins: NFL, players and all who love football grapple with game
Damar Hamlin's injury has shaken the league and all who love it. The sport will feel different when play resumes in a few days.
Power of parity: Which NFL teams rose to the top in Week 17?
For 33 consecutive seasons, the league has at least four playoff teams that missed the postseason the year before.
Week 17 NFL picks: Playoff implications everywhere
NFL Insider Mark Craig breaks down a weekend that features only one game without playoff implications. Four teams can clinch postseason berths.
NFL's rookie head coaches have had their ups and downs
Mark Craig's On The NFL: The Vikings' Kevin O'Connell leads the first-year pack in victories.
O'Connell is on the rise and Stefanski is a wonder no more
After Week 16, who's up and who's down with two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season? NFL Insider Mark Craig takes a look.
Mark Craig's Week 14 NFL picks against the spread: Take care of QB
As the 49ers effectively reminded us in Week 13, NFL teams should bubble wrap their franchise quarterback if they've got one.
Who's up, who's down after NFL Week 13: Burrow, Bengals surge
Quarterback Joe Burrow continued his mastery of Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs as the Bengals won their fourth in a row.
Joint practices gave Vikings an early look at 49ers' potential
Mark Craig's On the NFL: San Francisco has won four in a row and hasn't allowed a point in six quarters, a second-half point in four games and just blanked the Saints 13-0.
NFL Week 13: Jalen Hurts is up and so is ... Mike White?
The Eagles and Jets quarterbacks are on a roll after strong performances Sunday.
Who's up (Mahomes) and who's down (Vikings) after NFL's Week 11
The magic remains for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, while it was in short supply for the Vikings and the defending champion Rams.