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  • NFC West has come a long way

    NFC West has come a long way
    Two years ago, the NFC West was a joke. Four teams, four losing records. The Seattle Seahawks became the first team in history to win a division and reach the postseason at 7-9. Fast forward to today, and the NFC West is, top to bottom, the best...
  • NFL punters are being bullied on the block

    NFL punters are being bullied on the block
    Through the first half of the NFL season, there have been 14 punts blocked. That might not sound like a lot, but consider there were nine in the entire 2011 season, meaning the league is on track for more than three times as many. Sure, it could be a...
  • Jim Harbaugh tops list for The Times' Sports Oscars

    Jim Harbaugh tops list for The Times' Sports Oscars
    Oscars, smoshkers. With his scenery-chewing performance on the sidelines last weekend, Jim Harbaugh has elevated himself to the top of this year’s list of the world’s greatest dramatic actors. “Maybe he’s just being himself?&...
  • Change you can believe in? It's business as usual in the NFL

    Change you can believe in? It's business as usual in the NFL
    The 49ers couldn't lose. The Browns couldn't win. The Vikings were the sleepers. The Jets were the snorers. In the ever-changing NFL, though, that was . . . so last week. Everything was turned on its head Sunday — or knocked on its backside, as...
  • Suddenly flawed Falcons part of an imperfection convection

    Suddenly flawed Falcons part of an imperfection convection
    What's the sound when perfection goes poof? Sunday, it was a thud, as New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer batted away a fourth-down pass by the Atlanta Falcons, who were two yards away from a touchdown that would have kept them undefeated. From 8-0 to 9...
  • 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...
  • Dire straits and narrow victories are the norm in NFL Week 11

    Dire straits and narrow victories are the norm in NFL Week 11
    Just another ho-hum NFL Sunday. Houston beat Jacksonville. Atlanta beat Arizona. Dallas beat Cleveland. What else would you expect from three home teams favored by a combined 33 points? Now, please excuse those winning teams as they strap on...
  • 49ers' Brandon Jacobs goes from seldom seen to out of sight

    49ers' Brandon Jacobs goes from seldom seen to out of sight
    In a roundabout way, Brandon Jacobs told the San Francisco 49ers how he really felt. And Monday, in a direct way, the 49ers told Jacobs to take a hike. The team suspended the disgruntled running back for the final three games of the regular season,...
  • If Jets aren't going to use Tim Tebow, they should let him go

    If Jets aren't going to use Tim Tebow, they should let him go
    Forbes surveyed NFL fans and this week published lists of the league's most and least popular players, mostly just water-cooler fodder. But it was interesting to note that Tim Tebow wasn't on either of them. That's because Tebow has become irrelevant...
  • NFL Week 8: Everybody's OK, but is that all there is?

    NFL Week 8: Everybody's OK, but is that all there is?
    Nearing the midway point of the NFL season, this much can be said with conviction: The Atlanta Falcons are a perfect 7-0. And the rest of the NFL picture is a perfect mess. More than 80% of the league's teams have at least three victories, and it's...
  • Redskins' draft choice doesn't prove so peculiar after all

    Redskins' draft choice doesn't prove so peculiar after all
    In April, three rounds after they made Robert Griffin III the second pick in the draft, the Washington Redskins selected Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins. A lot of people scratched their heads at that. Why would a team with plenty of holes to fill...