DemocracyPost | Opinion North Korea is threatening nuclear war with the United States. Three-and-a-half million Puerto Ricans are still struggling to overcome the damage from Hurricane Maria. Californians are reeling from a devastating wave of wildfires. Las Vegas just experienced the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And rather than delivering on his promise to sign 10 major bills in his first 100 days in office, President Trump has signed no major legislation after 272 days in office. Good thing the president is focused on denouncing National Football League players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Make no mistake: Trump’s Twitter war against the NFL
Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after an impressive debut with his new team. Peterson, who was acquired from the New Orleans Saints last week, rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in the Cardinals' 38-33 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. This is the 32-year-old Peterson's eighth career NFC offensive award. The NFL also announced Wednesday that Pittsburgh Steelers Le'Veon Bell earned the AFC offensive honor in Week 6 after he ran for 179 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 19-13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He added three receptions for 12 yards for a total of 191 yards from scrimmage. Saints defensive
The Cincinnati Bengals travel to Pittsburgh in Week 7 of the NFL season to take on the AFC North rival Steelers. The Steelers (4-2) lead the AFC North and are coming off a huge win on the road over the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals (2-3) arrive in Pittsburgh coming off their bye week, which allowed the team to recharge, get healthy and prepare to get back in the AFC playoff picture after starting the season 0-3.
CINCINNATI (AP) — One of the NFL's edgiest rivalries is getting passed onto the next generation of Bengals. Nine rookies will see firsthand why so much has been made of these high-stakes games with the Steelers. It won't take them long on Sunday to realize this game is different from the others. "The vets? We know what this game is going to be about," safety George Iloka said Wednesday. "The rookies? I think it will take no more than one series to see the intensity and say, 'OK, this game is a little different in terms of physicality.' And we'll adjust, we'll be fine, and we'll be back to playing football." The Ohio River rivalry has been full of skirmishes and penalties. Players have delivered