Target and Snap Report: The Aaron Jones Takeover Has Arrived in Green Bay

Four years ago, it seemed the Packers had a running back of the future. In 2014, Eddie Lacy ran for 1,134 yards and nine touchdowns, making him the 11th player in NFL history with at least 1,100 rushing yards and nine scores in each of his first two ..

The Next Wentz? Justin Herbert Is Turning Heads

Such a big part of the Carson Wentz story three years ago was how he came out of nowhere (“nowhere” being Fargo) to position himself as a Top 5 guy in the 2016 draft class. Maybe you’d think that would be one big difference between him and Oregon’s f..

Millen shelves analyst duties, to treat amyloidosis

11:16 AM ETALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen is stepping away from his Big Ten Network broadcasting duties for the rest of the season to concentrate on his treatment for amyloidosis.Millen had been working...

Fournette out this week with hamstring injury

10:53 AM ETJacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will not play in Sunday's game at Kansas City because of a hamstring injury, coach Doug Marrone said on Wednesday.Fournette aggravated a previous injury to his right hamstring during the team's...

NFL History Is Bending Toward Safety. Better Get on Board

I have some advice for those complaining about the controversial roughing the passer rule: Get over it. It is the same advice to those complaining about the “lowering of the head” rule, the ”leading with the head” rule, the targeting rule, the “defen..

Fantasy Football Trade Targets, Candidates in Week 5 Buy, Sell, or Hold

With four weeks of the NFL season in the books, we’ve reached what’s generally the most active time on the trade market in the fantasy football world. The haves and have-nots are established in all leagues, loosening up trade discussions. Every fanta..

Illegal contact flags spike after new emphasis

10:07 AM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008Illegal contact penalties in the NFL have tripled this season compared to the same period last year, a largely unnoticed factor...

Rob Gronkowski-Julian Edelman combo has been elusive for Patriots

8:38 AM ETFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The last time the New England Patriots had tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman on the field together for a regular-season game was Nov. 27, 2016. That’s a stretch of 31...

Week 5 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

7:41 AM ETWe're previewing the Week 5 NFL slate with score predictions for each game from our Nation reporters, what to watch for in fantasy, Football Power Index projections from ESPN Stats & Information's Seth Walder and Hank Gargiulo,...

Philly facing early crossroad in title defense

8:00 AM ETPHILADELPHIA -- The 2018 Philadelphia Eagles find themselves at an early crossroad.The dreamlike state that fell upon this city following the first Super Bowl championship in team history has been replaced by the harsh reality of a...