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7 Photos That Remind Us Why We Missed The NFL

Football is back and we couldn’t be happier!

09/12/2014

Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens passes against Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Flacco, Ravens Beat Steelers, 26-6, Without Rice

Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday night.

09/11/2014

The Spiegel and Mannelly Show

Spiegs & Mannelly Furious Five — Week 2

The crew of the Spiegel and Mannelly Show are partaking in a confidence pool contest.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

Pacers forward Paul George. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Paul George Defends Ray Rice On Twitter, Then Backtracks

What on earth is Paul George thinking?

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

Janay Palmer, left and Ray Rice. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Breaks Silence On Ray Rice Tape

Goodell maintains no one in the league office saw the elevator tape until Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ravens, Fans Adjust On Fly After Ray Rice Dismissal

The Ravens are planning an exchange for Ray Rice jerseys.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Janay Palmer, left and Ray Rice. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

View: SI Puts Powerful, Haunting Photo Of Ray Rice On This Week’s Cover

It’s a creepy shot of Rice following Janay Palmer into the elevator.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Janay Palmer, left and Ray Rice. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Janay Palmer Defends Ray Rice; Longer Video Shows Spitting, Obscenities

“If your intentions were to … take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels,” Janay Palmer wrote.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

(Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Twitter Reacts To Ravens Releasing Ray Rice

Here is how players, sports pros and regular folks reacted to Ray Rice’s suspension on Twitter.

09/08/2014

Ray Rice. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Ravens Cut Ray Rice After Video Surfaces With New Details

Ray Rice’s time in Baltimore is over.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Ray Rice. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NFL Contends It Didn’t See Video Of Ray Rice Hitting His Then-Fiancee Until Monday

The video has led to more criticism of Rice’s two-game suspension being too lenient.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Josh Gordon #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12 in a preseason game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Keidel: Josh Gordon And NFL Policy

It seems we’ve jumped into the pool of relativism since we got wind of Josh Gordon’s season-long suspension for marijuana use. You have the indignant faction that can’t believe someone who smokes weed gets a year while Ray Rice skates with a two-game suspension

08/29/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Goodell’s PR Move Also Better Policy

There are now stiffer penalties for all sorts of off-the-field incidents.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Ray Rice. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reports: NFL Institutes Stiffer Penalties for Domestic Abuse, Assault, Battery

“I didn’t get it right,” Roger Goodell wrote of punishment for Ray Rice.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, center. (Larry French/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Must Ban Brandon Meriweather

If the Roger Goodell wants to tout safety, there’s an obvious move to make here.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell Defends 2-Game Suspension Of Ray Rice

“It has to be consistent with other cases,” Roger Goodell says. “And it was in this matter.”

CBS Chicago–08/01/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

5 Punishments That Make Ray Rice’s 2-Game Suspension Seem Shockingly Lenient

How, again, are you only suspended two games for hitting a woman?

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

Ray Rice. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reports: Ray Rice Suspended 2 Games For Aggravated Assault Charge

Ray Rice allegedly struck his then-fiancee Janay unconscious in February.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Study: Chicago Crime Goes Down During Bears Games

The study believes there of fewer potential offenders on the streets during Bears games.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

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