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Recent articles by Jarrett:

Opinion: Ravens QB Lamar Jackson deserves another record with his next contract

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is still playing on his rookie contract, deserves another NFL record with his next deal. → Read More

Opinion: What will it take for Lions to overcome history of heartbreaking losses?

The Lions are still looking for their first win under Dan Campbell after losing last week on another field goal on the final play of the game. → Read More

Bills drown out Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs to make statement in AFC

In an AFC championship game rematch, Josh Allen and the Bills served notice to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs with a decisive victory. → Read More

Rams slam Tom Brady, Buccaneers with firm message in battle of NFL unbeatens

The Buccaneers had won their last 10 games dating back to last season's Super Bowl run, but the Rams showed they could be thorns in the champs' side. → Read More

Tom Brady not yet ready to look ahead to showdown with Patriots

Tom Brady's return to Foxborough marks one of the most highly anticipated regular-season games of all time, but the Bucs QB isn't looking ahead. → Read More

Raiders christen new Las Vegas stadium with wild overtime win against Ravens

In their first real game before a live audience at their new Las Vegas stadium, the Raiders brought down the house with a stunning overtime win. → Read More

Opinion: Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett may be the NFL's best COVID-19 vaccine advocate

After COVID-19 took a heavy toll on Myles Garrett and his family, the Browns defensive end is making his vaccination stance clear. → Read More

Opinion: Tim Tebow's true 'uphill battle' is under way at Jaguars' training camp

Tim Tebow is no ordinary player at Jaguars camp, but he'll need to prove he can be an asset as he tries to make the final cut for the roster. → Read More

Opinion: First impression of Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence: Wow.

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, sparkles at camp with big throws, as advertised. → Read More

WFT coach Ron Rivera has vaccine scientist speak with team; Montez Sweat unmoved

WFT coach Ron Rivera said less than half his players vaccinated for COVID-19, so he had top scientist talk with team. Montez Sweat still won't get it. → Read More

Opinion: NFL teams couldn't forget WR Ja'Marr Chase, even after he opted out of 2020 season

Ja'Marr Chase, widely considered the top receiver in the NFL draft, is poised to be among the top picks and perhaps reunite with QB Joe Burrow. → Read More

Opinion: Conditions are ripe for several NFL draft-day steals

The impact of COVID-19 could reveal the gap between best, worst talent evaluators for the NFL draft, so this promises to be a big year for sleepers. → Read More

Opinion: Deion Sanders' star power is paying off in big way for Jackson State

Instead of X’s and O’s to diagram football plays, the whiteboard in Jackson State coach Deion Sanders' office contains 20 marketing targets. → Read More

Troy Aikman 'couldn't be prouder' to see friend, former Cowboys teammate Deion Sanders coach Jackson State

Troy Aikman loves watching his friend and former Cowboys teammate Deion Sanders bring "old-school" coaching style to Jackson State football. → Read More

NFL offseason schedule, 17-game season on agenda for this week's virtual owners meetings

Despite the adjustments made for 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no way the league is signing up for another all-virtual offseason. → Read More

Opinion: This will forever be remembered as the COVID-19 Super Bowl

The experience of Super Bowl 55 amid the coronavirus pandemic stands alone and always will because of COVID-19, writes USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell. → Read More

Opinion: Titans' Derrick Henry better known as 'King Henry' after 2,000-yard season

As usual, the one-vote system applies for our annual NFL season awards. And like always, the awards are named with a nod to history. → Read More

Chiefs' Travis Kelce gets emotional when asked about domestic violence allegations against Chad Wheeler

Ex-Seahawk Chad Wheeler arraigned on charges of first-degree domestic violence assault, domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest. → Read More

Future Hall of Fame QBs Tom Brady-Aaron Rogers square off for classic showdown in NFC championship game

Four teams -- Bills, Chiefs, Packers, Bucs -- remain in the NFL playoff hunt entering championship weekend. Who will survive this weekend's showdown? → Read More

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson lead finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Hall’s Selection Committee will choose the new class during a virtual meeting on January 19 instead of in person due to the pandemic. → Read More