| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
So much for silver platters.
A couple of first-place NFL teams saw prime opportunities go poof Sunday, as they failed to make the most of their comeback chances.
The Chicago Bears, who were in a three-way tie for first in the NFC North, scored on a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:58 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs deserve a lot of credit for getting off to a 9-0 start after finishing last season with an NFL-worst 2-14 record.
However, they did not invent the U-turn.
Although it isn't a common occurrence, several teams have made dramatic...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Kansas City hasn't lost. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay haven't won. Everybody else in the NFL has done a little of both.
Heading into the midway point of the regular season, 19 of 32 teams are at .500 or below.
That doesn't necessarily spell curtains for...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
They are the darlings of the NFL — Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans, San Francisco — but it isn't always the November darlings that wind up lifting the Lombardi Trophy in February.
Last season, for instance, the eventual-champion...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Attention all impersonators of Woody Hayes: Don't get all bent out of Buckeye shape with this week's order change. Just let things play out. Baylor moves ahead of Ohio State for now because that's exactly what will happen in the next Bowl Championship...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:19 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Circle City is suddenly the Full Circle City.
Peyton Manning is coming home Sunday to play the Indianapolis Colts for the first time, leaving this a town torn.
A common sentiment here, where Manning won a Super Bowl and an...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 11:01 PM
He was the afterthought, the other guy, the quarterback who wasn't Peyton Manning.
But Sunday night, Andrew Luck was the man.
Luck threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead Indianapolis to a 39-33 victory over Denver, spoiling Manning'...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:11 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck and the Colts ruined Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis and handed the Denver Broncos their first loss of the season.
Luck, who replaced Manning as quarterback of the Colts, threw for 228 yards and three touchdowns,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:30 PM
A tale of two locker rooms.
Jim Harbaugh met his Stanford team for the first time in 2007.
Bo McNally, a Stanford safety from 2006-09, recalled: "He said, 'Look, we're going to be champions here. If you don't think it's possible, we don't want you...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Stanford proved last season that it did not need star quarterback Andrew Luck to continue as a consistent national power.
The Cardinal got a boost from the play of Kevin Hogan, who passed for nine touchdowns, with three interceptions, after...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Peyton Manning doesn't face Dallas too often, but the Denver quarterback isn't likely to be surprised by what he sees Sunday from Cowboys defenders.
"Peyton practiced against it for seven years," said Tony Dungy, Manning's former head coach in...