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  • Upset is a bolt from the blue for Philip Rivers, Chargers

    Upset is a bolt from the blue for Philip Rivers, Chargers
    Philip Rivers hadn't even reached the airport after Sunday's game in Kansas City, and already his spirits had climbed to 35,000 feet. The San Diego quarterback said he was calling from the team bus, although it sounded closer to cloud nine. "This is one...
  • NFL wild-card opponents are sure to have their memories jogged

    NFL wild-card opponents are sure to have their memories jogged
    So … we meet again. Three of this weekend's four NFL wild-card games are rematches from the regular season, with New Orleans at Philadelphia being the only first-time matchup. The most recent of these meetings came two weeks ago when...
  • Call it a 'Mission Bay Miracle' as Chargers reach playoffs

    Call it a 'Mission Bay Miracle' as Chargers reach playoffs
    Welcome to Stunned Diego. Not even the most optimistic of Chargers could have realistically predicted what unfolded Sunday, the final day of the NFL regular season, when left-for-dead San Diego somehow found its way into the playoffs. A month ago, the...
  • There is no shortage of candidates for NFL coach-of-year honors

    There is no shortage of candidates for NFL coach-of-year honors
    They are scorching-hot as NFL coaches. Their chairs, for the moment, are comfortably cool. This season features an unusually high number of coach-of-the-year candidates, making that one of the more competitive races. There's no time to campaign...
  • In Ed Reed case, NFL plays more head games

    In Ed Reed case, NFL plays more head games
    An initial response to Ed Reed's one-game suspension this week was a shrug. It didn't really matter, anyway. His Baltimore Ravens are playing the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. It got sillier as other reactions poured in. Baltimore Sun columnist Mike...
  • NFL powers, and underdogs, rain on playoff aspirants' parade

    NFL powers, and underdogs, rain on playoff aspirants' parade
    On a Sunday when the sprinklers accidentally went off at Sun Life Stadium, dousing the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, playoff-minded teams all over the NFL were treated to a cold, harsh splash of reality. The New Orleans Saints, who had clawed...
  • Coaches are in the spotlight this week in the NFL

    Coaches are in the spotlight this week in the NFL
    All around the NFL, this figures to be a landmark week for the men who carry clipboards and draw up Xs and O's. Joe Vitt has returned to the New Orleans Saints as interim coach, his six-game suspension behind him. Carolina's Ron Rivera is facing...
  • Quarterback change reiterates that NFL is foremost a business

    Quarterback change reiterates that NFL is foremost a business
    The NFL is a business. Easy to say. Hard to swallow. Nowhere was that more evident this week than in San Francisco, where Alex Smith officially lost his starting quarterback job to Colin Kaepernick, who had filled in for him after Smith suffered a...
  • Alex Smith, the Bay Area's most improbable hero

    Alex Smith, the Bay Area's most improbable hero
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The most improbable, unbelievable throw by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith didn't even hit its intended target. It came last Saturday before Game 1 of the National League division series between the San Francisco...
  • Jim and John Harbaugh are brothers at arm's length

    Jim and John Harbaugh are brothers at arm's length
    NEW ORLEANS — John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, stepped onto the convention center stage wearing a suit, a tie and a smile. Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, followed him wearing khakis, sweatshirt and a stare. John...
  • No one should forget about Doug Williams

    No one should forget about Doug Williams
    NEW ORLEANS — Just when this week's Super Bowl celebration reaches its bourbon-fueled, Cajun-spiced peak, the football player with the most to celebrate will be leaving. On the 25th anniversary of the game in which he became the first and only...