| Oct 11, 2013
Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags.
Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Six weeks ago, Alterraun Verner had no guarantees he'd be a starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans.
Today, he's made as big an impact as any defensive player in the NFL.
What are the odds of that?
Actually, Verner could calculate those for...
| Oct 15, 2013
In a week in which the football world will be fixated on Peyton Manning returning to Indianapolis for the first time, another future Hall of Fame quarterback finds himself in a far more familiar situation.
Fresh off his team's last-second victory over...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know.
We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:52 PM
SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers kept Andrew Luck on the sideline most of the game, giving the Indianapolis Colts quarterback no chance at another comeback.
Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and...
| 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 18, 2013
| 9:09 PM
I wanted to compliment The Times on its great coverage of the baseball playoffs and especially the NLCS preview. Other than the part where you picked the Dodgers to have an edge in every category (starting pitching, relief pitching, hitting, defense,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. offer their predictions on which teams will play for and win the Pac-12 and ACC championship games. Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The Baltimore Ravens bolstered their receiving corps, agreeing in principle to a contract with tight end Dallas Clark,/b> and signing wideout Brandon Stokley to a one-year contract.
The team announced the deals Sunday.
The Ravens lost top tight end...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The AFC has the Lombardi Trophy.
The NFC has everything else.
That is, the NFC boasts last season's most valuable player, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson; offensive rookie of the year, Washington's Robert Griffin III; defensive rookie of the year,...
| 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...