After a report from the police on Thursday seemed to indicate that Johnny Manziel wouldn't face charges for domestic violence, the Dallas police said Friday that they are investigating the Browns quarterback.
After days of media hype, the Panthers and Broncos clash Sunday in the 2016 Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium, airing live on CBS (6:30 ET) and streaming live on CBSSports.com. Here's who we think wins, and why.
What's at stake for Peyton Manning and Cam Newton, what history says about top offenses that go up against top defenses in the Super Bowl, the Panthers' red-zone attack is on an unstoppable run, and more.
Daniels scored touchdowns of 21 and 12 yards on his only two catches during Sunday's win over the Patriots in the AFC championship game.
The veteran was targeted just three times on the day, but he certainly got his money's worth, scoring both of the Broncos' touchdowns in a two-point win. Daniels doesn't always see his share of targets, but Peyton Manning has proven willing to look his way in and around the red zone, as was the case Sunday. As such, Daniels' should maintain his touchdown-dependent role when the Super Bowl rolls around in two weeks.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Harris will play through his shoulder injury Sunday against the Patriots.
Per the report, Harris is dealing with a deep-tissue shoulder bruise. While the issue -- which is described as "not insignificant" -- is not expected to require offseason surgery, it's the sort of ailment that causes Harris pain while engaging in such daily activities as brushing his teeth. In any case, Harris' availability -- albeit at less than full strength -- will be a plus for the Broncos defense on Sunday, as the team's secondary tries to contain New England's Tom Brady-led offense.
Manning completed 17 of 32 passes for 176 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Patriots in the AFC championship game. He also lost a fumble.
The Sheriff and company were limited to just 275 yards of offense Sunday, but his ability to limit the turnovers and cash in on good field position secured a trip to next month's Super Bowl. Manning clearly isn't on the same level physically as he was in the past, but his experience and leadership ability have him knocking on the door of another championship as the sun sets on his storied career. Manning will now have a couple of weeks to rest up before facing the winner of Sunday's NFC championship game between the Cardinals and the Panthers.
Marshall (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Marshall, who heads into Week 17 with 102 tackles in 15 games to date, will give it a go Sunday, but it remains to be seen how close to a full workload the linebacker will see in the Broncos' regular season finale.
Stewart (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Panthers, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
After failing to practice last week, Stewart is now in line to fulfill expectations and suit up in Sunday's season-defining tilt. On the season (including playoffs), he racked up 71 tackles (53 solo), two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.
Ward (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's Super Bowl versus the Panthers, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
Ward took a seat at the tail end of the season for three games due to an ankle injury, but four appearances in the interim have confirmed that he can play through the pain. In 14 games this season (including playoffs), 71 tackles (55 solo), two sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Ware (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers, the Denver Post reports.
Ware, who left the Broncos' regular-season finale against the Chargers with a knee injury, benefited from the team's first-round bye and his presence will remain an asset to a Denver pass rush that will take aim Sunday at Pittsburgh's banged-up signal-caller, Ben Roethlisberger.
The NFL has suspended Burfict for the first three games of the 2016 season due to repeated violations of safety-related playing rules, the NFL reports.
Burfict has oscillated between brilliant and bone-headed during his four-year career, and Saturday's wild-card defeat to the Steelers was no exception. Although his strip sack of Ben Roethlisberger (a play in which the quarterback was knocked out until the final drive due to a shoulder injury) and interception of backup Landry Jones spurred the Bengals' comeback bid, he also committed a crucial unnecessary roughness penalty on Antonio Brown with 22 seconds remaining, which compounded with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty from Adam Jones to set up the Steelers' game-winning field goal. On a more serious note, Burfict has been flagged for 14 unnecessary roughness calls since he entered the professional ranks in 2012, seemingly necessitating Monday's action from the NFL. Pending an appeal, he'll begin the suspension in Week 1 of next season.