NFL NETWORK’S A FOOTBALL LIFE PROFILES RICKY WILLIAMS IN HIS OWN WORDS

‘Ricky Williams: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, October 31 at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network

“I decide what it’s like for me, not other people. You can be whatever you’d like to be. You just have to choose it.” – Ricky Williams

The image of who Ricky Williams is varies for different people and places.

For the state of Texas and fans of the University of Texas, the image is of a Heisman Trophy-winning running back who displayed legendary feats on the football field. For the city of New Orleans and Saints fans, the image is of someone who was supposed to be an icon and example of what a professional football player should be. For many football fans, the image is of someone who cared more about off the field pursuits than football, and a great player who didn’t live up to his potential.

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AFC & NFC Players of the Week – Week 8

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Week 9 NFL Capsules

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NFL NOW: WEEK 8 CONSUMER TRENDS

Pittsburgh Steelers Move into Top Five Most Followed Teams

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch Enters Top 10 Most Followed Players

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‘Thursday Night Football’ on NFL Network — New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8:25 PM ET

‘Thursday Night Football’ Lives on NFL Network

Coverage Begins Thursday at 6:00 PM ET with ‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’

‘Thursday Night Football’ Offered Digitally on NFL Mobile from Verizon, Watch NFL Network & NFL on Xbox

Thursday Night Football has reached the midpoint of its schedule and while the first seven Thursday Night Football games were broadcast on CBS and NFL Network, the remaining seven Thursday games will be televised solely on NFL Network, with over-the-air broadcasts in the two participating markets. Thursday, October 30 at 8:25 PM ET Thursday Night Football continues on NFL Network when quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints travel to Carolina to take on Cam Newton and the Panthers in a NFC South divisional matchup.

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AFC & NFC Notes — Week 9

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Week 9 NFL Preview

The first half of the NFL season has been packed with thrilling comebacks and close finishes, but the excitement is just getting started.

The NFL’s Week 9 schedule features several marquee match-ups, highlighted by New England (6-2) hosting Denver (6-1) and Arizona (6-1) visiting Dallas (6-2). This week marks the first time two games featuring teams with at least six wins each has occurred this early in a season since 1986 (Week 9).

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Week That Was – Week 8

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Thursday Night Football Preview & Game Capsule – Week 9

The NFL kicks off Week 9 on Thursday night on NFL Network when the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-4) take on the CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-4-1) at Bank of America Stadium (NFLN, 8:25 PM ET).

This will be the 39th matchup between the two clubs, with Carolina leading the series 20-18. The Panthers have also won three of the past four matchups.

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Week 8 What To Look For – A Look Back

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