| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Broncos quarterback in first AFL season
Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
Mark Sanchez is still focused on coming back this season for the New York Jets.
Coach Rex Ryan thinks it could happen.
Sanchez, hurt in the team's third preseason game, is rehabilitating his injured right shoulder rather than immediately having...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Denver is unstoppable.
Baltimore is toast.
San Diego chokes. So do Washington and the New York Giants.
Detroit and Kansas City have finally turned the corner.
It's so tempting to look at what happened in Week 1 of the NFL season and extrapolate...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The Arizona Cardinals have lost starting outside linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander for the season, and safety Rashad Johnson has lost the tip of a finger.
Acho broke a leg and Alexander sustained a season-ending foot injury in Arizona's 31-7...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Arizona safety Rashad Johnson removed his glove after making a routine tackle and found something unexpected -- and horrifying -- inside.
Part of his finger.
The fifth-year safety lost the top part of his left middle finger while tackling New...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps:
1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages.
2. Put those on a card and laminate it.
3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder.
If there are blitzes that work against...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Seattle, Denver, New England and Kansas City remained unblemished.
The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable.
Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Ben Roethlisberger could have been speaking out of frustration.
The Pittsburgh Steelers' rally from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings had fallen just short, leaving the quarterback's team at 0-4 for the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:15 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Devon Kennard is on the verge of earning a master's degree. His NFL draft stock is rising. And he leads a stingy USC defense that ranks among the best in college football.
He is not sure how much of that would have been possible had...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:29 PM
USC plays its first Pac-12 Conference South division game against Arizona State, which defeated the Trojans at Sun Devil Stadium in 2011. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the story lines:
Clancy Pendergast was the Arizona Cardinals'...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Quarterbacks are the most protected players in the NFL. The league revolves around them.
Running backs are the least protected players. Even helmet-to-helmet hits are legal against them.
In a read-option offense, a scheme rapidly gaining popularity in...