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  1. Bills RB Fred Jackson: 'I'm not sliding!'

    James Walker

    The new helmet rule was approved at the NFL owners meeting. Offensive players will be flagged 15 yards next season for lowering the crown of their helmet into defenders in the open field. Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson had an interesting ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  2. The Patriots didn't vote on tuck rule

    James Walker

    To no surprise, the NFL overwhelmingly voted to eliminate the tuck rule on Wednesday. It was a bad rule that prevented quarterback fumbles if a player has any kind of forward movement with his throwing arm, which included pump fakes. NFL owners re...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Is the AFC North outdated?

    James Walker

    If you look at various rule changes over the years and the two teams playing in Super Bowl XLIV, one thing is clear: The NFL wants offense and scoring -- and plenty of it. So what does this mean for the future of the AFC North? It's one of t...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  4. Rapid Reaction: Ravens 36, Eagles 7

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker BALTIMORE -- There should be a new unwritten rule in the NFL: Never make a mid-game quarterback change from a veteran to an inexperienced backup against the Baltimore Ravens' defense. The Philadelphia Eagles went aga...

    Blog | November 23, 2008