Stories by Barry Wilner

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Dolphins rally late to drop Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Miami Dolphins kept their playoff hopes intact by rallying for a 16-13 victory over the New York Jets.
By Barry Wilner

Streaky nature of NFL teams puzzling

The streakiness of some NFL teams, and the unpredictability of others, has marked this football season.
By Barry Wilner

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Rice wins appeal, is eligible to sign new contract

NEW YORK - Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Title contenders have taken steps back

A few NFL teams who either won't be going to the playoffs or don't deserve to - clearly have taken a step back this season.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Brady outduels Manning as Patriots' win rout

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady outdueled Peyton Manning, throwing for four touchdowns, and Julian Edelman returned a punt for a score in leading the Patriots past the Broncos 43-21 on Sunday.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

NFL conduct policy in spotlight

NEW YORK - NFL owners will meet Wednesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy, vote on the sale of the Buffalo Bills and look at further international play.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Perfect season an elusive goal

After lopsided losses Sunday by Arizona and Cincinnati, it's become more evident than ever that perfection is virtually unattainable in the NFL.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Bears fend off the Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Martellus Bennett, and the Chicago Bears took advantage of some early mistakes.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Eagles come from behind again to beat Redskins

PHILADELPHIA - Rookie Jordan Matthews, the receiver who replaced DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia, caught two touchdown passes, and the Eagles beat Jackson and his Washington Redskins 37-34.
By Barry Wilner

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

NFL commissioner wants to implement new personal conduct policies

NEW YORK - Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Pair of NFL owners vow to get 'truth' out of evidence probe

NEW YORK - The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the ...
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

NFL drug policy could change

NEW YORK - The 32 player representatives to the union are discussing the NFL's proposal for changes to the drug policy that could implement HGH testing.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery

In 2014, there will be plenty of plagiarism between the lines, on the sidelines, in the coaching boxes and even in the marketing departments.
By Barry Wilner

Friday, June 27, 2014

Program helps moms feel secure about sons playing football

The Heads Up Football program helps parents feel secure about their children playing the sport.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New league might provide players another path to NFL

The Fall Experimental Football League plans to launch in October as a developmental league, with no NFL affiliation but with lots of intriguing ideas.
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

NFL likely to expand playoffs for 2015 season

The NFL is going to increase the number of playoff qualifiers to 14, almost certainly for the 2015 season.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Minneapolis to play host to 2018 Super Bowl

Minneapolis beats out Indianapolis and New Orleans for 2018 Super Bowl
By Barry Wilner

Friday, May 9, 2014

Carr hopes to learn from brother

NEW YORK - For once, Derek Carr didn't emulate his older brother.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Clowney selected No. 1 in NFL Draft

NEW YORK - No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man. After two extra weeks of intrigue, Houston opened the NFL draft Thursday night by taking South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gamecocks' Clowney among big focal points in NFL Draft

NEW YORK - For all the interest in QBs such as Johnny Football, and all the praise for the deep-threat receivers, the first player off the board Thursday figures to be that most coveted of defenders.
By Barry Wilner

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Christmas Eve storm possible

ATLANTA - Forecasters say strong storms, some with the potential for isolated tornadoes, are possible over large parts of Georgia on Christmas Eve.
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