At every checkpoint along the way, this Deflategate farce continued precisely because the NFL has been seeking to diminish the Patriots and Tom Brady.
Apparently the NFL was only willing to reduce its suspension of Tom Brady from four games to three games.
Judge Richard Berman said no settlement was reached Monday in the Deflategate case, but said he would deliver a decision "tomorrow or the day after."
9mHere are some quick-hitting thoughts from the second quarter of play between the Patriots and Packers.
9mAndrew Luck throws for 370 yards, a career-best five touchdowns and breaks another one of Peyton Manning's franchise records as he leads the Colts past the Redskins 49-27.
9mHere are some quick-hitting thoughts from the first quarter of play between the Patriots and Packers:
9mDrew Brees throws five touchdowns for the ninth time in his career as New Orleans dominates the sloppy Steelers 35-32 on Sunday.
9mAndy Dalton runs for one touchdown and throws for another Sunday, helping the Bengals stay atop the AFC North with a sloppy 14-13 victory over the Buccaneers.
9mPhilip Rivers caps a frantic drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Royal with 38 seconds to go, giving the Chargers a 34-33 victory over the Ravens.
9mQuarterback Kyle Orton and defensive end Jerry Hughes score touchdowns 10 seconds apart in leading the Bills to a 26-10 win over the Browns.