Chicago Bears Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall Featured on NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’

‘Brandon Marshall: A Football Life’ Premieres Friday, September 19 at 9:00 PM ET

“I say football is my platform, not my purpose. How can I use my platform to fulfill my purpose? I want people to say that he fulfilled his purpose.” – Brandon Marshall

The journey of Chicago Bears Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall is one of the NFL’s great turnaround stories. During his first seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins, the mercurial Marshall achieved immense on-field success, yet struggled with uncontrollable emotional outbursts and off-field issues. Yet through his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Marshall has been able to couple his success on the football field with a determination and passion to make an impact in his community.

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Week 3 NFL Preview

Two games down. Fourteen more to go.

Seven teams are off to strong starts at 2-0: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston and Philadelphia.

“It feels good to be 2-0,” says Bills running back FRED JACKSON. “We’re excited about being 2-0 but we just have to keep coming to work. It’s a great start but it’s just a start. We know we have to keep coming to work and that there will be more tests throughout the season. But as long as guys keep making plays, we like our chances.”

The chances of making the playoffs after a 2-0 start are good but far from a sure thing. Since 1990, when the current playoff format was adopted, 124 of the 196 teams (63.3 percent) to start 2-0 have qualified for the postseason.

However, with 14 games remaining, there’s plenty of time to turn things around. Since realignment in 2002, nearly 60 percent of the playoff teams (59.7 percent, 86 of 144) started the season at either 1-1 or 0-2. That includes five of the eight division champions from last year: Carolina (NFC South), Cincinnati (AFC North), Green Bay (NFC North), Indianapolis (AFC South) and Philadelphia (NFC East).

“It’s hard to win every week in this league,” says Chicago quarterback JAY CUTLER, who threw four touchdown passes as the 1-1 Bears overcame a 17-point deficit to win at San Francisco. “But we really can’t dwell on this win. There’s a lot of football left, so we just have to keep building on this and get better and better each week.”

The Bears are one of three teams to win a game this season after trailing by at least 17 points (Philadelphia in Week 1, Green Bay in Week 2). That’s the unpredictability of the NFL. And, since 1990, at least four clubs have made the playoffs each season that were not in the postseason the previous year. Will that streak continue in 2014?

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NFL Network’s Week 2 ‘NFL Replay’ & ‘Sound FX’ Schedule

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NFL Names Former White House Official Cynthia C. Hogan Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs

HoganCYNTHIA C. HOGAN, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Counsel to the Vice President of the United States, has been named the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, the NFL announced today.

Hogan will develop and implement the league’s public policy and legislative initiatives and work with NFL teams on local and state issues. She will be based in the NFL’s Washington, D.C. office and will begin September 22. She will report to Paul Hicks, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs.

“We are pleased to welcome Cynthia to our leadership team,” said Hicks. “Cynthia’s broad experience on a wide-range of public policy issues will help advance our initiatives in Washington and around the country.”

“The complex and compelling issues of interest to the NFL and the opportunity to help shape policy on those issues is a unique and exciting challenge,” said Hogan.  “I could not be more excited about joining the NFL team.”

As part of the White House staff from 2009 to 2013, Hogan analyzed complex legal and policy issues before for Obama Administration, including health care, financial regulation, information technology, privacy and other civil liberties, criminal justice, and national security.

Hogan led numerous special projects, including the Obama Administration’s effort to confirm Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court and also helped coordinate the Administration’s gun violence proposals.

Prior to joining the White House, Hogan was Chief Counsel, Staff Director, and Counsel for Constitutional Law for the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 1991 to 1996.

From 1985-1991, Hogan was an associate at Williams & Connolly. Her practice focused on federal grand jury investigations and litigation. She also was law clerk to the Honorable Edward Cahn, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Hogan holds a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and is a graduate of Oberlin College. A native of Cincinnati, Hogan resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and two children.

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Thursday Night Football Preview & Game Capsule — Week 3

Week 3 begins on Thursday night (CBS/NFLN, 8:25 PM ET) with the ATLANTA FALCONS (1-1) hosting the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-2) in an NFC South matchup.

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Quotes From Week 2 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’

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Week 2 What To Look For – A Look Back

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Seven From Sunday – Week 2

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 14, the second week of the 2014 season.

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Quotes From Week 2 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

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Officiating Video

The following is an officiating video to assist in your coverage of the NFL.

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