The National Football League has proposed expanding the season to include Friday night playoff games. One former player and parent says that there are dangers in adopting a longer season, including potentially more injuries for players and a bad model for the sport.
San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith was on fire in Monday night’s 24-3 romp over the faltering Arizona Cardinals. He completed 18 of 19 passes, leading some to wonder if the 49ers might just be ready to follow the Giants’ World Series win with a Super Bowl championship. To review your knowledge of Week 8 NFL developments, take this 14-question quiz.