| Oct 9, 2012
There they were Sunday night, during the televised NFL game, their pictures flashed to a nation of TV viewers, with penalties incurred listed below.
They were three known New Orleans Saints evildoers. They might just as well have been on the wall of a...
| 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 28, 2012
| 8:25 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Lots of talk these days about swing states and which way they're leaning.
So it's fitting that the most intriguing NFL stories are those teams and players that are in a dramatic state of swing.
Take the Indianapolis Colts, for instance. At the end of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell has died. He was 87.
The team said Modell died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday. A cause of death was not given.
Modell was among the most important figures in the...
| Sep 7, 2012
Art Modell, a marketing executive who helped negotiate the NFL's first television contract and later enraged fans when he moved the Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, has died. He was 87.
Modell died Thursday of natural causes at Johns Hopkins...
| Jul 9, 2012
Well before "Madden NFL" video games, there was a quirky tabletop toy called Electric Football.
Surely you remember it: Metal playing field. Two teams of 11 plastic football players, each standing on a rectangular base with prongs on the bottom and a...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
In terms of the NFL's possible return to Los Angeles, there are two ways to interpret Phil Anschutz's putting AEG up for sale.
Farmers Field is either going to be fast-tracked or wind up on the conceptual scrap heap with dozens of other failed stadium...
| 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 26, 2012
Go ahead. Stop watching the NFL. I dare you.
Go on, change the channel. Live up to all the threats I've read on Twitter pages, the ranting I've seen in the blogs, the national cries for a fan boycott that would hasten the end to this zebra madness. Start...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:30 PM
They walked on to the Baltimore football field Thursday evening surrounded by huge cheers, standing cheers, and the NFL's newest stars smiled and tipped their caps.
That these zebras were now lions showed how the darkest three weeks in NFL history...