Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers runs for a 20-yard gain in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Photograph: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Cam Newton’s nine carries brought 86 yards and a touchdown as the Carolina Panthers hit back from an early deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 20-17(...)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson  breaks clear of the  New York Giants defence  at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Photograph: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings clinched their first playoff berth since 2012 on Sunday and set up an NFC North division title game next week following a blowou(...)

  C.J. Anderson of the Denver Broncos scored in overtime to give his side a win over the New England Patriots. Photograph: Getty

C.J. Anderson scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime as the Denver Broncos ruined the New England Patriots’ perfect start to the seaso(...)

Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by Nigel Bradham of the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Photograph: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Rex Ryan lamented that there was only one thing missing in his Buffalo Bills coaching debut. “I think we would have gotten a shutout,” Ryan said after(...)

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, 29, pled no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge last month for injuring his 4-year-old son in May while disciplining him with a wooden switch. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the National Football League on Monday challenging an arbitrator’s decision to uphold the leagu(...)

NFL owners unanimously endorsed a revised personal conduct policy in the wake of several domestic violence incidents involving players. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/EPA

National Football League (NFL) owners unanimously endorsed what they called a “revised and strengthened” personal conduct policy in the wake of severa(...)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson  was suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season by the NFL  for committing an “incident of abusive discipline” on his four-year-old son. Photograph: Tom Lynn/Reuters

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson vowed never to use a switch again as a means of discipline and said he was startled to see t(...)

In a letter to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, NFL Commission Roger Goodell said “you have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.”   Photograph: Jeff Curry/ USA Today

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of 2014 season, the National Football Leag(...)

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (right) is charged with aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence. Photograph: Brad Penner/Reuters

The National Football League’s woes continue to mount after another professional American footballer was arrested on domestic violence charges, addin(...)

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back who faces charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the franchise on Monday. Photograph:  Matthew Emmons/Reuters

Anheuser-Busch has made a shocking discovery. The NFL, the company’s money heifer over these many years, is a spectacularly violent league. That viole(...)

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