Indianapolis, which has hosted the event since 1987, beat out competing bids from Los Angeles and Dallas.
The NFL will have a new overtime format beginning this coming season, but only for postseason games. The proposal that was approved was made by the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.
The 14-year NFL veteran and 2016 league MVP left Atlanta and arrived at his new team complex Tuesday, hoping to become the third straight veteran quarterback to win a Super Bowl in his first season with a new team.
Wentz threw 27 touchdowns and tied a career low in interceptions with seven last season, but he struggled in the team’s final two games, both losses, when one victory was needed to give the Colts a playoff berth.
The NFL will offer free admission for its primetime activities at Lucas Oil Stadium, with seating in the 100 and 200 levels—the areas closest to the field. It’s a marked shift in strategy after decades of limiting public access to much of the event.
Players attending the NFL’s scouting combine in Indianapolis next week won’t have to stay in a “bubble” as originally ordered after organizers loosened regulations Monday night after getting blowback for strict COVID-19 rules issued over the weekend.
Officiating at the highest level of football isn’t Bryan Neale’s only gig. He’s also chief executive of Indianapolis-based Blind Zebra Consulting, a business management consulting group.
The American Gaming Association forecasts that over $7.6 billion will be wagered on pro football’s championship game set for Sunday.
Indianapolis knows what it’s getting in Gus Bradley, who has 32 seasons of coaching experience—most recently last season as defensive coordinator of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Reich and his wife, Linda, formed kNot Today, a not-for-profit that works to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation. Their foundation is among five organizations working together at the Super Bowl to combat sex trafficking, which is often heightened around major events.
So far, four assistant coaches have decided to leave the Indianapolis Colts to join former defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus in Chicago.
Flores said in a televised interview earlier Wednesday that he is trying to “create some change” to the league’s minority hiring practices.
Amid a 58-page lawsuit accusing the NFL of pervasive racial bias, Brian Flores alleges he was instructed—and incentivized—to tank games in his first year as head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
The new name unveiled Wednesday comes 18 months after the storied franchise dropped its old moniker due to criticism that it was offensive to Native Americans and under pressure from sponsors.
The lawsuit alleges that the league has discriminated against Brian Flores and other black coaches for racial reasons, denying them positions as head coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators and quarterbacks coaches, as well as general managers.
After dozens of players tested positive last week, throwing the league’s schedule into chaos, the NFL overhauled its testing strategy, saying it will no longer conduct regular testing of vaccinated players who show no signs of illness.
The vast majority of the league’s players—70% of active players and more than 60% of living retirees—are Black. So the changes are expected to be significant, and potentially costly for the NFL.
It will be the Colts’ first appearance on “Hard Knocks,” which debuted in 2001 by following the Baltimore Ravens through training camp as they began defense of their Super Bowl title.