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4 Must Watch College Games This Weekend

Week 4 has some tough matchups that could have a big impact on the playoff format and bowl placement. Let’s take a look at the four must watch college games this weekend.

09/17/2014

Quarterback Wes Lunt #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini passes against the Washington Huskies on September 13, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Huskies Rout Illini, 44-19

Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.

09/13/2014

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NFL Legends To Guest Star On CBS Primetime Dramas

Football isn’t just taking over CBS on Thursday nights; it’s also taking over some of CBS’ hottest primetime shows this fall too.

09/12/2014

Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley #57 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled after recovering a fumble by tight end Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

5 Things: Steelers-Ravens Thursday Night Roundup

For just the second time in the past 11 regular-season games between Pittsburgh and Baltimore, the outcome was decided by more than a field goal, as the Ravens crushed the Steelers 26-6 last night at home.

09/12/2014

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Want to Avoid Another Ray Rice? Pay NFL Cheerleaders a Fair Wage

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — This season, in every roaring football stadium around the United States, athletes will be thinking about Ray Rice and how he knocked his then-fiancé (now wife), Janay Palmer, unconscious in an […]

09/10/2014

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Ravens won, 22-20. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Steelers-Ravens

There’s plenty of drama surrounding the Ravens right now.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, with wife Janay. (Getty Images)

Why Terminating Ray Rice From The Baltimore Ravens Won’t Solve The NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — The discovery today – through newly released video on TMZ – that Ray Rice was solely responsible for the beating of his then-fiancé (now wife) Janay Palmer in Atlantic […]

09/08/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: September 8th-14th

Check out the priceless things to do this week in Chicago, week of September 8th-14th.

09/08/2014

Fans cheer during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Nothing More American Than Autumn And Football

Football reduces us to our most private and primate impulses. We survive winter through the vicarious thrill we get from our favorite football teams.

09/05/2014

Michael Johnson #93 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bucs Hoping Michael Johnson Excels This Season

The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.

09/01/2014

Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during a driving rainstorm in the first quarter of an NFL preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on August 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jake Locker Needs To Become A Leader for Tennessee Titans In 2014

With Chris Johnson gone, the Tennessee Titans look to redesign their offense and that all starts with quarterback Jake Locker. After an injury plagued career, Locker has to stay healthy and become a leader on and off the field if the Titans want to win.

08/31/2014

Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by cornerback Isaiah Frey #31 of the Chicago Bears during a game at Soldier Field on December 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Second Year For Eddie Lacy Could Push Packers To NFL’s Most Balanced Offense

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL’s most balanced offense in 2014.

08/30/2014

Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier Best Bet To Start As Steelers Rookie Since 2001

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

08/27/2014

Dontrelle Inman #15 of the San Diego Chargers is congratulated by teammate Keenan Allen #13 after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during a preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

The Sky Is The Limit For Chargers’ Keenan Allen In 2014

If before the 2013 season you would tell Bolt fans that Cal rookie Keenan Allen would become the “go-to” guy for much of last season, many may have scratched their head a time or two. When all was said and done last season, Allen emerged not only as the Chargers’ top threat, but one of the top wide receiver stories around the NFL.

08/26/2014

Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the New York Jets runs with the ball after making a catch in the first quarter as free safety Delano Howell #26 of the Indianapolis Colts defends during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Eric Decker Plays Many Roles For The New York Jets

The Jets marquee offseason signing is more than just a number one receiver for Gang Green.

08/25/2014

Tackle Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins and outside linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos exchange jerseys after the game at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos beat the Redskins 45-21. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Godzilla Of The NFL: Trent Williams

In December of 2011 the NFL formally announced the suspensions of two Redskins players, tight-end Fred Davis, and left-tackle Trent Williams. Both players received a four game suspension without pay, for testing positive for marijuana three times throughout the course of the season.

08/25/2014

Tight end Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by cornerback Richard Sherman #25 and strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman Makes Things Go BOOM!

He may be known for his trash-talking, but that doesn’t mean Sherman isn’t one of the most talented cornerbacks currently in the NFL. As this year’s cover athlete for Madden 15, he’s out to prove there no such thing as the “Madden Curse”.

08/25/2014

Cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos reacts in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Champ Bailey Looks To Keep Career Going With New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints had a vastly improved defense in the NFL in 2013, but it never hurts to get a bit more veteran leadership and skill onto the roster. That’s what they did by adding Champ Bailey during the offseason, and he is looking for a Super Bowl ring before his stories career ends.

08/24/2014

Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars sets to throw during the first half of the preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Everbank Field on August 8, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars Place All Of Their Eggs In Basket Of Blake Bortles

It may be ugly at times in 2014, but Bortles will be unnerved and will benefit by going through any growing pains this fall as the Jaguars have much work to do before competing in the AFC South.

08/23/2014

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

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