| Oct 15, 2012
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...
| Oct 8, 2012
There is no statistic for emotion. No index for inspiration. No chart for heart.
And Sunday, there was no stopping the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts, with cancer-stricken Coach Chuck Pagano watching from a local hospital, overcame an 18-point deficit at...
| Oct 1, 2012
Who says Tom Brady isn't a great scrambler?
The Patriots quarterback was scrambling all over the New England sideline Sunday in Buffalo, frantically searching for his missing helmet before his team's first possession of the third quarter. He couldn't...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2012
After the first two weeks of the NFL season, we could have surmised:
The San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers were very good.
The Oakland Raiders were very bad.
The Arizona Cardinals were very lucky.
But Sunday, oh, how the West was spun....
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
NFL replacement officials are making a lot of mistakes in games, have you heard?
Of course you have. Because the NFL blew the handling of this labor fight, and suddenly the officiating of games — which should be an afterthought — has been...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:54 PM
(x-Subject to change) All times Pacific.
Sept. 9 Seattle, 1:15 p.m.
Sept. 16 at New England, 10 a.m.
Sept. 23 Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.
Sept. 30 Miami, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 4 at St. Louis, 5:20 p.m.
Oct. 14 Buffalo, 1:05 p.m.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
After receiving an offer to become coach of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chip Kelly released a statement Monday saying he would remain at Oregon....
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Bloomberg and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt announced Thursday a "friendly wager" on Sunday's game in Green Bay. If the Giants win, Schmitt will ship local cheese curds and Titletown's Sno-Cap root beer. If the Packers win, Bloomberg will send Junior's...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Dan Marino's passing record has been broken by Drew Brees, but the former Miami Dolphins great certainly had a nice run at the top -- nearly 27 years. His stay at No. 2 likely will be much shorter -- probably just a week....
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The NFL regular season is winding down to its final two weeks, but there is still plenty left to decide. Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss which teams will claim the two wild-card spots in each conference. Join the discussion with a comment of...