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  1. Live from Baltimore

    Bill Williamson

    BALTIMORE -- I am in an NFL press box for the first time in seven months. The 2014 season is upon us. The San Francisco 49ers' preseason kickoffs at 7:30 p.m. ET against the Baltimore Ravens. I will post my thoughts on the game and will be twee...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. New stadium equals Week 1 home game?

    Bill Williamson

    Earlier in the week, we examined the chances of the San Francisco 49ers starting the season at Seattle in the NFL kickoff game on Thursday, Sept. 4. While that matchup makes sense, there could be a wrinkle -- the league may want the 49ers to open ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  3. Three things: Broncos-Cowboys

    Bill Williamson

    Three things to watch for in Denver's preseason opener at Dallas on Thursday night. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Tim Tebow: What else? The Kyle Orton-Tim Tebow battle (or lack of) has been a top storyline in the NFL during training camp so far...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  4. AFC West mailbag

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Derek from Los Angeles wants to know if I think Oakland Raiders' return man Jacoby Ford will be nullified because of the new NFL kickoff rules. Bill Williamson: Well, Derek, I think every return man will be challenged now tha...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  5. Rule change winners and losers

    Bill Williamson

    The NFL voted to change the kickoff rules on Tuesday. Kickoffs will be moved up to the 35-yard line from the 30. The starting point on touchbacks will remain at the 20. Let's look at the AFC West winners and losers as a result of the rule change: ...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  6. Nate Kaeding could benefit from new rule

    Bill Williamson

    The San Diego Chargers certainly won't be upset by the news that the NFL competition committee will ask teams to vote at next week's owners meeting on a proposal to move the point of the kickoff from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line. Thus, kicker...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  7. Draft revisit: Jacoby Ford

    Bill Williamson

    Jacoby Ford had one of the best games by a rookie receiver ever in the NFL on Sunday as he carried Oakland to a critical 23-20 overtime win over visiting Kansas City on Sunday. Ford became the first rookie since 1979 to return kickoff for a touchd...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  8. Greetings from Nashville

    Bill Williamson

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- I am here for Oakland's season opener at Tennessee on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. I look forward to seeing the Raiders as they try to shake a seven-season funk of losing at least 11 games, which is an NFL record for f...

    Blog | September 11, 2010
  9. Preseason dates are set

    Bill Williamson

    The NFL has set its dates and times for the 2010 preseason. All times are ET. 2010 Denver Broncos preseason kickoffs Aug. 15, Broncos at Bengals, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Lions at Broncos, 9 p.m. Aug. 29, Steelers at Broncos, 8 p.m. (FOX) Sept....

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  10. AFC West chat transcript

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson Here is a transcript from our AFC West portion of our NFL regular season kickoff chat marathon held Thursday. It is clear fans of the AFC West teams are fired up and ready for the season to start. Thanks to ...

    Blog | September 10, 2009
  11. Former Bronco Hixon shines for Giants

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by ESPN.com' s Bill Williamson Hixon Domenik Hixon is the perfect example for NFL teams to hold onto their young talent. Hixon, who starred for the New York Giants Monday night by catching two touchdown passes and returning a kickoff for a ...

    Blog | August 19, 2008