• SI.com's complete collection of reflections and opinions on the NFL's past, present and future from women close to the game.
By The SI Staff
August 26, 2016

From the sidelines to the stands to the press box, women have fought to carve out their current place in the NFL ecosystem. At SI.com, we spent all week detailing the accomplishments and adversities of women in the game today, with the hope of spotlighting their often underappreciated impact on so many facets of the game.

Explore every piece from Women's Week below.

There's no better time than now for Women's Week

Guillermo Hernandez Martinez

SI.com NFL editor Melissa Jacobs explains the need to shine a light on women in all facets of football as another domestic violence controversy swirls.

My NFL Love Story

Robert Beck

Dr. Rachel Terrill, wife of former Seahawks defensive tackle Craig Terrill, pulls back the curtain on the unseen challenges of being married to an NFL player in a four-part series.

Part One: The search for an identity

Part Two: The rules of being an NFL wife

Part Three: Love and infidelity in the NFL

Part Four: Financial struggles

Roundtable: Female fans open up on the NFL

Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

From processing domestic violence arrests to dealing with challenges to their fandom, six female fans of the Seahawks, Cowboys and Broncos discuss their perspectives on following the NFL.

Amy Trask found gender bias in unexpected places

Rich Gabrielson/Icon SMI

The former Raiders CEO writes about the prominent NFL men who tried to force her out and the franchise that had her back.

Bills assistant Kathryn Smith isn’t thinking about history

Bill Wippert/AP

Don Banks catches up with the NFL's most famous special teams quality control coach, the league’s first full-time female coach.

The future of women in the NFL broadcast booth

Ben Margot/AP

How long until a woman gets a full-time NFL play-by-play role? The tide seems to be turning.

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