A look back at some of the great defenses since 1980 in the NFL shows several common threads with all of them, and a closer look at Denver's current unit shows they're following that same path to success.
Dead money accounts for more than 20 percent of the Saints' salary cap, meaning more than one-fifth of the organization's cap resources are assigned to players no longer on their roster. Which other teams are 2015's biggest offenders?
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has made positive strides in his first week since suffering a knee injury and could return for Chiefs game on Oct. 25.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn't think Rams safety Mark Barron was trying to injure him on Sunday.
Ben Roethlisberger is expected to miss at least the next four weeks after spraining his MCL against St. Louis.
Because of the way he plays, Ben Roethlisberger has never gotten the same calls as traditional pocket passers like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
The Steelers escaped St. Louis with a win on Sunday, even though they played the final quarter and a half without franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
If the Steelers are going to hold on against the Rams, they'll have to do it without Pro Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Landon Collins wants to honor Sean Taylor by wearing his No. 26.
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