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Week 7 Preview: Steelers vs. Titans

A battle of two undefeated teams takes place in Nashville as the Steelers and Titans meet up for a huge AFC showdown. Mike Florio and Chris Simms give their picks for the game.

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There’s snow in the forecast for Chiefs-Broncos
Late October is too early for snow in most places, but it’s never too early for an NFL snow game. The excellent Dark Sky app currently shows a Denver kickoff temperature in the high teens, with snow...
Russell Wilson: This is a great place for Antonio Brown to grow as a man
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t know if he’ll be throwing passes to wide receiver Antonio Brown at any point in the future, but he does know that he’d like to see Brown back in...
NFL announces Seahawks-Cardinals moves to Sunday Night Football
The Seahawks-Cardinals game that had been scheduled for Sunday afternoon will now be played on Sunday night on NBC, replacing Buccaneers-Raiders.
Daniel Jones’ 80-yard run sets up go-ahead touchdown for Giants
Daniel Jones was running all alone with the end zone only 8 yards in front of him . . . when he tripped himself up and fell to the ground. The Giants can laugh about it now that they have scored the...
Eagles lead Giants 10-7 at halftime
The one thing not up for debate tonight: The NFC East is not good. The Giants and Eagles combined for three turnovers, four punts, six penalties, four sacks, a missed chip-shot field goal and 17 points in...
Ron Rivera learned from John Madden to rely on “gut feeling”
Some look at the decisions made by Washington coach Ron Rivera and regard them as inconsistent. Rivera understands that perception. “It does look a little inconsistent, but the consistency is that I...
DeAndre Hopkins remains out of practice with ankle injury
Cardinals star receiver DeAndre Hopkins remained out of practice Thursday. He has missed other practices this season with the ankle injury, and he played through it in Week Four after being listed as...
Still no practice for Jamal Adams
As the Seahawks move toward an NFC West showdown that has been moved to prime time, it’s looking like they won’t have the cornerstone of their defense. Safety Jamal Adams didn’t practice...
Carson Wentz’s two big runs on opening drive help Eagles to 7-0 lead
Carson Wentz went 4-for-4 for 45 yards on the Eagles’ opening drive. But it was more what the Eagles quarterback did with his legs. On fourth-and-one from the Giants 31, Wentz scrambled for 3 yards...
Pete Carroll had arthroscopic knee surgery last week
Add Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to the team’s injury report. Carroll underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last Tuesday during the Seahawks’ off week, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT...
Todd Bowles “stood on the table” for Steve McLendon
With Vita Vea out for the year, the Buccaneers needed help at nose tackle. Enter Steve McLendon, who played for Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles in New York. “They asked me, and yes, I stood on...
Sterling Shepard, DeSean Jackson, Lane Johnson officially active
The Giants will have receiver Sterling Shepard against the Eagles tonight. He is active, returning after missing four games with turf toe. The team’s inactives are safety Adrian Colbert (shoulder),...
Taking a look at the top Week Seven matchups
Week Seven already is upon us. On every Thursday of every week of the season, Simms and I close out PFT Live with a look at the most compelling individual matchups of the week, draft style. I mention that...
Baker Mayfield returns to full practice
Baker Mayfield played through a chest injury last week until the game no longer was in doubt. Maybe he shouldn’t have. The Browns quarterback is in better health this week. He is listed on the team...
Tom Brady “didn’t even think” about shaking Nick Foles’ hand
The Buccaneers lost to the Bears on Oct. 8 after Tom Brady‘s mental error perhaps cost his team. The quarterback was available to the media last week, but no one asked about his postgame sprint to the...
Tom Brady on Tuck Rule game: It’s a fluke call
It ranks as one of the greatest games in NFL history. It also is one of the league’s most controversial. The Raiders held a 13-10 lead with 1:50 remaining in a 2001 divisional postseason game played...
Texans offensive coordinator calls decision to go for two “a no-brainer”
Texans interim coach Romeo Crennel made a questionable decision with 1:50 remaining Sunday. Up seven points, he opted to go for two rather than kick the extra point. Crennel has defended the decision, which...
Jaguars activate Josh Lambo, place Abry Jones on IR
Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo injured his hip in Week Two. The team used four kickers in his four-game absence. Lambo now is back. The Jaguars activated him from the reserve/injured-designated for return list,...
Sam Darnold limited again, Jamison Crowder out of practice
When announcing that quarterback Sam Darnold would practice on Wednesday, Jets head coach Adam Gase said that “the biggest thing” would be how his right shoulder feels after the session. It...
NFL passer rating keeps soaring, to an all-time high in 2020
Passer rating, the NFL’s official statistic for measuring the efficiency of quarterbacks, has enough flaws that it really shouldn’t be taken too seriously. But if you’re going to use it at...
Le’Veon Bell talked to Clyde Edwards-Helaire before signing
Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire became the Chiefs’ feature back the day Damien Williams opted out of the 2020 season. He remained in that role until the Chiefs signed veteran Le'Veon Bell last week...
David Bakhtiari out of practice again Thursday
The Packers may need to do some shuffling on the offensive line for Sunday’s game against the Texans. Left tackle David Bakhtiari left last weekend’s loss to the Buccaneers with a chest injury...
Former Vikings linebacker Matt Blair dies at 70
Former Vikings linebacker Matt Blair died Thursday, the team announced. He was 70. “A player of unmatched skill on the field, Matt’s generosity and spirit in the community was equally unique,...
Dez Bryant to join Ravens' practice squad
Michael Smith and Michael Holly react to the report that Dez Bryant will make his return to the NFL by joining the Ravens' practice squad.
Week 7 Cheat Sheet: Brady more aggressive in TB
Chris Simms hits the white board to explain how Tom Brady has been more aggressive in the Buccaneers' offense with Bruce Arians.
Aldon Smith returns to limited practice
Cowboys pass rusher Aldon Smith returned to a limited practice Thursday. Smith injured his neck in Monday’s loss to the Cardinals and did not practice Wednesday. “Aldon jammed his neck in the...
Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski practice on Thursday
The Buccaneers practiced without their two biggest offseason acquisitions on Wednesday, but both players were back on the field Thursday. Quarterback Tom Brady‘s return was not a great surprise. He...
Who will land Antonio Brown?
Kevin Clark joins Michael Holley and Michael Smith to discuss Antonio Brown possibly joining a new team, the Cowboys' recent struggles and more.
A.J. Brown added to practice report with knee injury
The Titans added receiver A.J. Brown to their Thursday practice report. He did not practice with a knee injury. It is unclear whether the knee issue is related to the bone bruise that kept him sidelined for...
Raiders offensive linemen, Johnathan Abram going on COVID-19 list
Right tackle Trent Brown‘s positive COVID-19 test has led the Raiders to also practice without the rest of their starting offensive line and safety Johnathan Abram this week and that group of players...
Jaguars remove 11 players from reserve/COVID-19
The Jaguars placed 12 of their 16 practice squad players on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, as well as suspended defensive end Josh Mauro. The team removed 11 practice players from the reserve/COVID-19...
Michael Thomas not seen at Saints practice
Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was listed with a new injury as a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice and he’s moving in the wrong direction to make a return to the lineup this...
Julio Jones returns to practice
Wide receiver Julio Jones thinks the Falcons can keep it going after winning their first game of the season last week and he took a step toward being in the lineup on Thursday. Jones took part in practice...
Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for rape
Former NFL player Dana Stubblefield was sentenced today to 15 years to life in prison for rape. Stubblefield was found guilty of rape by force and using a firearm in commission of a crime in connection with...
Cowboys sign Steven Parker off practice squad
The Cowboys promoted safety Steven Parker to the active roster on a temporary basis the last two weeks and they moved to bring him on for a longer stay on Thursday. Parker has been signed to the 53-man...
Joe Mixon doesn’t practice Thursday
The foot injury that Bengals running back Joe Mixon suffered in last Sunday’s game against the Colts continued to be an issue on Thursday. Mixon sat out practice for the second day in a row. The...
Raiders’ COVID-19 compliance under review after Trent Brown tests positive
Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown has tested positive for COVID-19 and the rest of the starting offensive line is isolating at home, and now an investigation is underway into whether COVID-19 violations...
John Brown remains out of practice for Bills
Wide receiver John Brown played in Week Six without practicing in the days leading up to the game and he may have to try to do the same in Week Seven. Brown was out of practice for the second straight day...
Giants activate Sterling Shepard
The Eagles will be without wide receiver Alshon Jeffery on Thursday night, but the Giants will be getting a wideout back from injury. Sterling Shepard has been activated from injured reserve. Shepard has...
Seahawks: No fans for Week Eight game vs. 49ers
The 49ers will return to Seattle in 10 days for an NFC West showdown. When they get there, the 49ers won’t have to worry about the 12th Man. The Seahawks have announced that they will proceed with the...
As teams fade from contention, COVID-19 concerns will grow
Through six weeks of the season, 10 teams have one win or fewer. While some of those teams are destined to win more games when they play each other (two of the one-win franchises square off tonight),...
Vikings put George Iloka on injured reserve
It’s been a busy Thursday for the Vikings and their roster shuffling continued with a move involving veteran safety George Iloka. The team announced that Iloka has been placed on injured reserve. The...
Rick Spielman: No one thinks the season’s over
The Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Ravens on Thursday in a move that netted them a third-round pick a couple of months after they traded a second-rounder to the Jaguars for the pass...
Week 7 Preview: Bears vs. Rams
The Bears look to stay hot with a third-straight win in Week 7 while the Rams hope to get back on the right track after a loss against the 49ers.
Danielle Hunter done for the year
Before the season began, Vikings fans thought the team’s pass rush would have both Danielle Hunter and Yannick Ngakoue. Currently and for the rest of the year, the Vikings will have neither. On the...
Tyrod Taylor medically cleared to return
Tyrod Taylor has lost his starting job with the Chargers, but he appears set to take over the backup role behind Justin Herbert. Taylor has been out of action since his lung was punctured while receiving a...
Week 7 Preview: Buccaneers vs. Raiders
The Buccaneers are red-hot coming into their matchup against the Raiders on Sunday Night Football. Can Las Vegas find a way to stop Tom Brady? Mike Florio and Chris Simms give their picks.
Week 7 Preview: Panthers vs. Saints
An NFC South showdown is on tap in Week 7 as the Panthers will look to pull off an upset in the Superdome against Drew Brees and the Saints.
Jarvis Landry says he’s playing with a broken rib
During the Browns’ Week Five win over the Colts, wide receiver Jarvis Landry was seen crawling to the sideline after taking a hit and he has been on the injury report with a rib injury since that time...
PFT’s Week Seven picks
Six weeks in, the competition between MDS and yours truly is getting very tight. Last week, I picked up a game in the head-to-head competition, 8-6 vs. 7-7. We each went 6-8 against the spread. For the year...
Week 7 best bets: Ride with Saints, Bucs to win
Mike Florio and Chris Simms share their best bets for Week 7, including wins for both the Saints and Buccaneers.
Florio: Odell Beckham Jr. wants to win now
Mike Florio and Chris Simms react to Odell Beckham Jr. being banned by LSU for two years, his comments on the Browns competitiveness and more.
Ravens plan to add Dez Bryant to practice squad
Yannick Ngakoue is not the only high-profile veteran heading to Baltimore. Dez Bryant is working out and taking a physical with the Ravens, and if all goes well they plan to add him to their practice squad...