The NFL had major headaches. Then it got embroiled in culture wars.

The NFL had major headaches. Then it got embroiled in culture wars.

Has there ever been a high-profile American institution to suffer as many simultaneous crises as the National Football League faces this fall? Maybe not.

For starters, the league has been dogged by sharp criticism about its quality of play. Entering the season, the league seemed lackluster in part...