No one questions New England's offensive firepower, but it's time to give the Patriots' defense its due. A closer look reveals a unit that's young, fast, smart, unconventional -- and a big reason why the Patriots are still unbeaten.
Heyward will be available to face the Raiders after his wife, who was initially due to give birth to the couple's first child Sunday, had the baby one day early.
DeAngelo Williams was fined for supporting breast cancer awareness with eye black rather than just wearing pink, while William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to support domestic violence awareness.
The NFL's effort to ensure everyone dresses exactly the same for game day no matter what continues apace.
Cameron Heyward wanted to honor his late father 'Iron Head' Heyward so he wore eye black anyway, even though he knew the NFL would fine him.
Steelers DE Cam Heyward tweeted that he had been fined for honoring his father, former NFL fullback, Craig 'Ironhead' Heyward, on his eye black.
The Jets have been unwilling to compensate their star defensive lineman with the guaranteed money of other players at his position who has signed recent deals.
The Steelers gave Mike Tomlin a two-year extension on Thursday the team announced.
Troy Polamalu's retirement is the end of an era for the Steelers defense.
We're hopping in the CBSSports.com time machine for the 2011 NFL Redraft. This way, everybody wins (except those teams that end up with Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick, of course.)

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