The humble origins of one of NFL’s most impressive streaks

Eric Thomas is a recently retired banker. Never missed a day of work in 39 years. “I remember one time we had an 18-inch snowfall, and I put on my cross-country skis and skied to work ’cause I didn’t want to miss a day,” he says. How far? “Two miles.” Sally Thomas is his wife. “Our family has a summer home on this lake, and every Memorial Day we put the pier in, and every Labor Day we took it out,” Sally said. “And I remember one Memorial Day it felt like it was about 30 degrees outside, but Eric had a kidney infection and like 102 fever and he’d go out there and do something, then come sit by the fire with a hat.” And Eric said: “I still had to put all the sections together standing waist d

C.J. Anderson, Trevor Siemian win FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week honors

The Broncos' quarterback and running back earned plenty of acclaim for their star performances against the Cowboys on Sunday. The Broncos swept FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week on Thursday when the NFL announced Trevor Siemian and C.J. Anderson had won the honors, respectively. Siemian dazzled viewers Sunday afternoon by throwing for 231 yards and four touchdowns in an impressive 42-17 rout of the Cowboys. He finished the game with a 116.0 passer rating and leads the NFL in passing touchdowns with six. Anderson balanced the Broncos' offense with 118 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown on 25 carries, with three receptions for 36 yards and a receiving touchdown. Anderson is second

C.J. Anderson changed it up this offseason. Now he says he’s back to “playing undrafted.”

It’s a Wednesday afternoon and C.J. Anderson is still donning his cutoff workout hoodie and grass-stained training pants, pulled up to expose his bright pink feet. He went with Powerpuff Girls (Buttercup is his favorite) this day, so he wore his “Girls Rock” socks under his No. 22 sandals. Last Sunday, after tearing up the Cowboys’ defense, Anderson walked around Sports Authority Field at Mile High with his Sonic The Hedgehog backpack, an appropriate accessory with his sparkling blue Christian Louboutin sneakers valued at $3,000. Every practice includes a different pair of cartoon socks, and game days typically include a bit of color and a bit of bling. Because Anderson likes to keep it fres

Marvin Lewis says Joe Mixon “way better than I expected”

Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Joe Mixonreceived more carries in Sunday’s season opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens than either Giovanni Bernard or Jeremy Hill. While Mixon wasn’t particularly impressive in his regular season debut – he gained just nine yards on eight carries and caught three passes for 15 yards – it’s clear the second-round pick has made a positive impression on Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “He’s way better than I expected,” Lewis said on a conference call with Houston reporters. “He’s very, very talented. As a football player, he’s excellent and as a young man, I’m really impressed with him and just the way he carries himself and does things. That’s good. He’

Tawshawn Bower makes Vikings 53 man Roster

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - No news was good news for a trio of Vikings on Saturday afternoon as the 3 p.m. (CT) deadline passed for NFL teams to submit their roster cuts. After the deadline came and went, defensive end Tashawn Bower, linebacker Eric Wilsonand tackle Aviante Collins each found themselves on the 53-man roster just months after landing in Minnesota as undrafted free agents. Each player said they tried not to think about the looming deadline after the Vikings wrapped up Saturday's practice. "It's kind of like draft day where you're waiting on your number to get called," said Bower, who said he knew he was in after a congratulatory text from Vikings defensive line coach Robert Rodrigu

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