Adrian Peterson was back in the building Monday, reinstated by the Vikings less than 24 hours after a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots without their star running back.

Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw to give the Indianapolis Colts a 7-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles after one quarter on Monday night.

The Radisson hotel chain said Monday it's suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.

Before Week 2, the St. Louis Rams were down two big names — and they didn't have many to begin with.

After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

Coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers believe the Green Bay Packers defense is headed in the right direction, and not just because there was no other way to go after its struggles against the defending Super Bowl champions in the season opener.

As a young boy, when I did something really bad such as calling one of my fourth-grade classmates a hateful and profane name, I would sometimes get whupped with a cut-off piece of garden hose that undoubtedly left a mark or two on my screaming little body.

With Super Bowl rematch hoopla looming, the Seattle Seahawks spent Monday trying to regroup after being drained by the heat of San Diego.

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is a good man in a bad situation. He is obviously struggling with what the best thing to do in the Greg Hardy situation is now, and there are no easy answers.

The trending topics on Twitter in New York were a clear sign that something went epically wrong for the Jets.

The 'Comeback Cardinals' find themselves alone in first place in the NFC West heading into an important game at home against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Defensive tackle Marvin Austin has flown to North Carolina to be with his father, who was involved in a serious car accident.

Starting linebacker Jerrell Freeman will be inactive Monday night for the Colts because of a hamstring injury.

The Houston Texans had the worst turnover margin in the NFL when they went 2-14 last season.

The Miami Dolphins, who lost their top two tailbacks to injuries on Sunday, brought back a familiar face to bolster their running game on Monday.

Mike Pettine stalked the sideline Sunday in complete control. He was poised, composed and his players mimicked their rookie coach.

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The following is a list of inactive players for tonight's game.

The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.

It's hard to say what Jim Caldwell's biggest concern should be following his first loss as coach of the Detroit Lions.

The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't have time to feel sorry for themselves.

A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

Peyton Manning didn't take a single second-half snap in the preseason, and he's barely breaking a sweat after halftime in the regular season.

The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.

Saints coach Sean Payton says he's been disappointed by his players' lack of situational awareness during a pair of close losses to open the season.

Coach Doug Marrone figures the unbeaten Buffalo Bills have much to prove before anyone starts paying them respect.

It would be easier for the Jacksonville Jaguars to handle their latest double-digit loss had just a few things gone wrong at Washington.

The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense.

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve with a ruptured right triceps on Monday.

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right triceps.

A three-day break wasn't enough to separate the Baltimore Ravens from the Ray Rice saga, and coach John Harbaugh expects the suspended running back and domestic violence to remain topics the team and the NFL will be addressing the foreseeable future.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh said he doesn't want to insert himself into the investigation of Ray McDonald and declined to comment when asked whether he and the 49ers think McDonald will be cleared of wrong-doing in the case.

Detroit Lions nickel cornerback Nevin Lawson is expected to miss the rest of the season after having surgery on dislocated toes after Sunday's 24-7 loss at the Carolina Panthers.

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles suffered a high ankle sprain, and safety Eric Berry sprained an ankle in Sunday's loss at Denver, coach Andy Reid said Monday.

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will practice this week, but the team has not made a decision on his status for this week's game against Pittsburgh or the rest of the season.

Johnny Manziel finally made his regular-season debut with Cleveland on Sunday. And the Browns finally won a home opener, the first time that has happened in 10 years.

New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond is going to miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and will be out for an undetermined amount of time.

Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey is so upset with himself that he has posted grades of his play against Dallas on the wall beside his locker. He plans to keep that as a constant reminder until he fixes those mistakes.

The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was allowed into after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment because of his stardom remains up in the air, depending on whom you ask.

The Chicago Bears plan to put starting cornerback Charles Tillman on the season-ending injured reserve list because of the right triceps injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the San Francisco 49ers, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. ESPN first reported the news.

Fans often make the backup quarterback the most popular player on a team — until he has to play. Then they see the warts and wobbly passes and wonky decisions that made him a backup in the first place.

In the latest dispute over the proposed NFL concussion settlement, a group of retired players has asked a federal court for permission to question the league about brain injuries and the negotiations that led to the deal.

Giovani Bernard headed up the field, saw Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi in his way and did a high-hurdle move to clear him.

Roger Goodell, coming off his most turbulent week as NFL commissioner, sent a memo to the 32 teams Monday outlining steps taken at league headquarters to address domestic violence issues.

The Chicago Bears aren't ready to be written off just yet.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Kyle Fuller's grass-stained jersey rested at his feet inside a buzzing visitors locker room Sunday night as he explained to teammates how he helped get the Bears' season back on course.

The Minnesota Vikings reinstated Adrian Peterson, saying he will play this Sunday at New Orleans.

Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham has decided to return to the team after taking a brief leave of absence to deal with a concussion, head coach Bruce Arians announced during his Monday press conference.

Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor believes the problems with the Miami Dolphins' passing attack can be quickly fixed, in part because he knows who to blame: himself.

Marty Mornhinweg didn't like what he saw on the field, so he frantically tried to get Rex Ryan's attention to call for a timeout.

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