NFL's top nine defenses in 2021: Rams and Bucs reign supreme, but Broncos have immense upside
Stopping today's high-octane offenses is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Adam Schein projects the top nine NFL defenses in 2021. Who claims the No. 1 spot? Which stout units just missed the cut?
NFL's 30 best players over 30 entering 2021 season
Editors Ali Bhanpuri and Tom Blair assess the 30 best players over the age of 30 heading into the 2021 NFL season. How high did Tom Brady climb from last year's list? Is anyone above Aaron Rodgers?
Top 10 cornerback duos entering 2021 NFL season
In today's pass-happy NFL, defenses need MULTIPLE cornerbacks with strong coverage ability. So, which team boasts the best 1-2 punch at the position? Cynthia Frelund ranks the top 10 CB duos entering the 2021 season.
Roundup: Colts sign RT Braden Smith to four-year, $70M extension
The Colts have agreed to a four-year, $70 million contract extension with right tackle Braden Smith, the team announced Wednesday.
Next Gen Stats' top 10 coverage players in 2020: 49ers LB Fred Warner crashes DB-heavy rankings
Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to rank the top 10 coverage players of the 2020 NFL season. 49ers linebacker Fred Warner earns a spot on a list dominated by defensive backs.
AFC South projected starters: Colts betting big on Carson Wentz; Titans in trouble?
Will the Colts' acquisition of Carson Wentz pay off? Are the Titans in a tricky spot? Gregg Rosenthal projects the starters for every AFC South team.
AFC unsung heroes: Naming one under-the-radar stud on each team
The Bills' Cole Beasley and the Browns' Rashard Higgins might not be stars, but they played like studs in 2020. Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to identify one unsung hero on each AFC team.
Next Gen Stats-based 2020 NFL All-Pro Team: Defense
Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to assemble a 2020 All-Pro squad. Did Myles Garrett and Roquan Smith make the cut on defense?
Four fixes for Bears' offense; Lions, Seahawks bolster defense
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks offers four ideas for how to fix the Bears' offense. Plus, who is the NFL's best route runner?
NFL overreactions, Week 4: Time for Cowboys to trade Ezekiel Elliott?
Should the Cowboys trade Ezekiel Elliott? Is Matt LaFleur a Hall of Fame-caliber coach? Brandon Mendoza runs through five overreactions from Week 4.
Lamar Jackson's kryptonite; Aaron Rodgers' resurgence
Bucky Brooks identifies the reasons for the Chiefs' success against Lamar Jackson. Plus, examining Aaron Rodgers' hot start and the hype around Nick Foles.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes lead Players of the Week
Two of the very best the NFL has to offer -- Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson -- were among six players recognized as the best of Week 3.
2020 NFL season: Nine players poised to earn a big payday
Will Cam Newton get a major raise in 2021? Can Nick Chubb secure a serious extension? Gil Brandt lists nine players set to strike it rich with their 2020 play.
Why George Kittle deserved to reset TE market; top 5 GM-coach duos
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explains why George Kittle is worth every bit of his new deal with the 49ers. Plus, ranking the NFL's top five GM-coach duos, identifying a potential bounce-back star and examining the impact of college football postponements on next year's draft.
NFC North roster reset: Packers in charge; Bears' QB intrigue
While the trade for Nick Foles might not have been the offseason QB move Bears fans hoped for, legit competition at the position could yield positive results, Grant Gordon writes. Get up to speed on the rest of the NFC North ahead of the 2020 draft.
AFC South roster reset: Titans' studs return; Texans in trouble?
The Houston Texans have won four of the last five division titles, but is their reign in jeopardy after a busy offseason? Grant Gordon explores movement among teams in the AFC South.
NFL draft guide: Each GM's best pick, top value pick, tendencies
With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, Charley Casserly digs into the men who'll be making the selections. What does each general manager's track record look like? Here are the best picks, value picks and tendencies for everyone.
Roundup: Colts agree to terms with CB T.J. Carrie
Following the signing of Xavier Rhodes, the Colts are adding another veteran presence to the defensive backfield as they've agreed to terms with T.J. Carrie, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Colts, Steelers, Buccaneers positioned for return to NFL playoffs
Do Tom Brady and Philip Rivers immediately lift their new teams back into contention? Marc Sessler spotlights three non-playoff teams from the 2019 season that could crash the postseason party in 2020.
Cynthia Frelund 2020 NFL mock draft 2.0: Analytics-based picks
Could the Tom Brady-less Patriots take a QB in Round 1? Cynthia Frelund's analytics-based mock is based solely on a contextual, data-driven model that aims to do one thing: maximize each team's potential to win as many games as possible in 2020.
Which 2019 NFL playoff teams look the shakiest this offseason?
Will the 2020 NFL postseason field NOT include Deshaun Watson's Texans or Bill Belichick's Patriots? Marc Sessler spotlights three 2019 playoff teams heading in the wrong direction this offseason.
Colts add ex-Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes on 1-year deal
The Colts have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, per Rhodes' agent, Sunny Shah.
NFL free agency: Fits for Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney, more
The first wave of free agency crashed over the NFL like a tsunami, shaking up rosters across the league. And yet, a number of impact players remain on the open market. Where could they be headed? Nick Shook plays matchmaker.
Charley Casserly's 2020 NFL mock draft 2.0: 49ers nab WR Lamb
How has the free agency frenzy -- with its accompanying raft of trades -- impacted the 2020 NFL Draft? That's the task Charley Casserly was presented with in his second mock of this year. Check out his entire first-round projection.
Pelissero: Xavier Rhodes, Eric Fisher ruled out for Colts Week 1 vs. Seahawks
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero shares Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes and linebacker Eric Fisher ruled out for Colts Week 1 vs. Seattle Seahawks
Camp highlight: Rhodes closed! Xavier gets PBU on deep ball to Pittman
Camp highlight: Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes breaks up a pass on deep ball to wide receiver Michael Pittman.
Xavier Rhodes: What Carson Wentz will bring to Colts offense
Indianapolis Colts CB Xavier Rhodes joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss his 2020 season, QB Carson Wentz and shares expectations for 2021.
Colts vs. Steelers highlights | Week 16
Watch the full game highlights of the Week 16 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Me vs. You: Xavier Rhodes vs. Davante Adams
NFL Network's James Jones shares why Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams vs. Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes is the matchup to watch in Week 11.
Colts defense best plays vs. the Ravens | Week 9
Check out the Indianapolis Colts defense best plays from Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Grover Stewart, Xavier Rhodes make huge stop to give Colts ball back
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Grover Stewart and cornerback Xavier Rhodes make a huge stop to give the Colts the ball back.
Colts' best defensive plays from strong win | Week 8
Watch the most impressive plays from the Indianapolis Colts defense in their Week 8 win over the Detroit Lions.
Bucky Brooks: Xavier Rhodes reprising All-Pro form in 2020
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks discusses why Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes is reprising an All-Pro form in 2020.
Dales: One Colts player who's having renaissance year in 2020
NFL Network's Stacey Dales reveals one Indianapolis Colts player who's having renaissance year in 2020.
Bengals vs. Colts highlights | Week 6
Watch all of the highlights from the Indianapolis Colts' home win against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6 of the 2020 NFL regular season.
Colts vs. Bears highlights | Week 4
Watch the game highlights of the Week 4 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears.
Every big play by the Colts' defense | Week 4
Watch every big play by the Indianapolis Colts' defense in the Week 4 matchup against the Chicago Bears.
Xavier Rhodes reacts to having highest PFF grade of Week 3
Indianapolis Colts CB Xavier Rhodes reacts to having highest PFF grade of Week 3, 2020.
PFF 90 Club: Highest-graded players of Week 3
Every player with a PFF grade of 90+ in Week 3 of the NFL season
Colts' best defensive plays from 2-TD game | Week 3
Watch the best plays made by the Indianapolis Colts' defense in their Week 3 matchup versus the New York Jets.
Jets vs. Colts highlights | Week 3
Watch highlights of the Week 3 matchup between the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts
Rhodes STILL closed! CB ends Jets' drive with end-zone INT
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes intercepts New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold for the second time in Week 3.
Can't-Miss Play: Rhodes closed! CB jumps Darnold's throw for pick-six
Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes opens the scoring in Week 3 against the New York Jets with an interception and 44-yard return to the end zone off of quarterback Sam Darnold.
Colts' best defensive plays from dominant win | Week 2
Check out the best defensive plays from the Indianapolis Colts' 28-11 victory vs. the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.
Baldy's Breakdowns: Xavier Rhodes vs. Davante Adams in 2018
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger breaks down the mega matchup between cornerback Xavier Rhodes and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in 2018.
Game Theory: AFC players poised for increased production in 2020
See which players from each AFC team are poised for increased production in 2020 according to NFL analytics expert Cynthia Frelund.
Jimmy G plants Anthony Barr on his back on 49ers' crazy trick play
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo plants Anthony Barr on his back on 49ers' crazy trick play.