I cover @NFL for @LATimes and @TribuneCompany newspapers. Co-host of Pro Football Slam podcast at http://t.co/YRM4f9Q5Nv. Sam.Farmer@latimes.com

Sam Farmer's NFL Week 8 picks

latimes.com — The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 11-4 (.733); season 70-35-1 (.667). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 8-7 (.533); season 62-44 (.585).

Arizona Cardinals rebranding themselves with wins and presence

latimes.com — No one is undefeated in the NFL, although four teams have just one loss: Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and Arizona. The Broncos have Peyton Manning, the league's only five-time most valuable player who has thrown more touchdown passes than anyone in NFL history.

NFL: Sam Farmer's Week 8 picks

chicagotribune.com — Last week: 11-4 (8-7 against the spread). Season: 70-35-1 (62-44 against the spread). Lions (5-2) vs. Falcons (2-5) 8:30 a.m. Sunday, FOX-32 Lions by 4 (O/U 46.5) The Falcons offensive line is ravaged, and they just can't put points on the board. That shouldn't be a problem in London for the Lions, with or without Calvin Johnson.

NFL will begin airing PSAs against domestic violence

latimes.com — The NFL will begin airing new public service announcements against domestic violence during Thursday night's game between San Diego and Denver. The PSAs are for the No More campaign and feature 23 current and former NFL players, among them Eli Manning, John Lynch, Merton Hanks, Prince Amukamara and Antonio Gates.

NFL Thursday pick: San Diego at Denver

Michael Sam released from Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

latimes.com — Once again, Michael Sam is a man without an NFL team. The Dallas Cowboys released the defensive lineman from their practice squad Tuesday, parting ways with the the league's first openly gay player. Sam joined the team Sept. 3 after spending training camp with the St.

Peyton Manning can carry a team, not a tune

latimes.com — He can act. He can bring in sponsors by the boatload. And now he has thrown more touchdown passes than any other player in NFL history. Is there anything Peyton Manning can't do? Matter of fact there is. Turns out, the Denver Broncos superstar is the kind of crooner who makes you want to cover your ears.

NFL to survey L.A. market in possible step toward team relocation

latimes.com — The NFL is officially kicking the tires on the Los Angeles market. Beginning Tuesday, the league will begin a formal market assessment of the L.A. area, The Times has learned. The NFL will email questionnaires to about 2,000 potential customers to better gauge the demand for a team and what people want in terms of a stadium, seating and amenities.

This season is a bonanza of quarterbacks breaking records

latimes.com — The NFL is a passing league. Peyton Manning has passed Brett Favre. Joe Flacco has passed Ben Roethlisberger. Philip Rivers has passed Johnny Unitas and Kurt Warner.

Colt McCoy could start if RG3 isn't ready, Redskins coach suggests

latimes.com — The Washington Redskins trailed the Tennessee Titans at halftime, 10-6, and were booed by a home crowd that watched quarterback Kirk Cousins commit his 10th and 11th turnovers of the season. Enter McCoy, who hadn't played a significant role in a win since Nov. 20, 2011, when he helped Cleveland beat Jacksonville.
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Oct 24, 2014

Arizona Cardinals are no longer the NFL's unlovable losers fw.to/SLVlGLL

Oct 23, 2014

Arizona Cardinals rebranding themselves with wins and presence fw.to/SLVlGLL

Oct 23, 2014

As NFL in Los Angeles goes, this is pretty much an ideal Southwest seat. Eric Dickerson (left), Marcus Allen (right). pic.twitter.com/mL0T1i8dKx

Oct 22, 2014

@DavidJNeal A lot of guys on that list, for both teams actually, but you could do worse than Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen.

Oct 22, 2014

Heading to the Cardinals for the day and who do I run into? The quintessential LA Ram and LA Raider, going golfing. pic.twitter.com/blf0n1PFHi

Oct 21, 2014

RT @andrewperloff: @LATimesfarmer @alguraieb Both DP and I are proud members of Farmer Fan Club. I said the LA beat is envy of all b/c all 32 teams in play.

Oct 21, 2014

@ccmckenzie Thanks, Christopher. Really appreciate it. Actually, I got one too.

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