The dying game - concussion in the NFL

For millions of Americans this is the best part of the sporting year as the NFL reaches its climax. But this January the excitement has been undermined by a new Hollywood film that tells how the sport is literally killing those who play it.  By Rupert Cornwell in Washington

Cardinals and Panthers lie in wait as play-off party begins

The NFL post-season starts today with momentum invaluable for those aiming for Super Bowl 50. But the shadow of the two best teams, Arizona and Carolina, looms large. Rupert Cornwell reports from Washington on the state of a nation

Five things we learnt from week 15 of the NFL

Only two more weeks until the play-offs, and the NFL saw a number of teams secure their place in the post-season. Zander Swinburne examines which Super Bowl hopeful could miss out on the play-offs, which star wide receiver showed his greatest weakness, and which team may be have played in their hometown for the last time

Five things we learnt from Week 13 of the NFL

Week 13 is over and whilst the NFL regular season is nearing its conclusion, the play-offs are just around the corner. Zander Swinburne examines which previous champion is back in the playoff picture, which coach is fighting for his job, as well as which team now must look to 2016.

Five things we learnt from week 11 of the NFL

Week 11 is over and there were a number of surprises across the NFL this week. Zander Swinburne examines which two AFC South teams could slip into the play-offs, which veteran QB is unlikely to lose his job, as well as which California team could be picking first in next year’s draft.

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Five things we learnt from week eight of the NFL

Week 8 in the NFL is over and so too is the International Series in London for another year. Zander Swinburne examines why this year’s Wembley games have been so successful, which quarterback proved his critics wrong, and which team has its offense working again.