| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:26 PM
DENVER — After nearly five months of NFL games, it has come down to this:
Four teams. Four possible matchups for Super Bowl XLVIII.
For Denver, New England, Seattle and San Francisco, looking that far ahead could spell doom. But the options have...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:05 AM
The 49ers and Seahawks have never met in the postseason, but they have developed quite a rivalry in the NFC West. Their all-time series record is 15-15, and San Francisco has won five of the last seven meetings. However, Seattle has won four of the last...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Tim Christensen is the pastor of Gold Hill Lutheran Church in Butte, Mont.
He also is a die-hard fan of the San Francisco 49ers, whose NFL playoff game against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday just happened to be slated for the same time as one of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:21 PM
RENTON, Wash. — One side has five Super Bowl rings, six most-valuable-player awards, 35 Pro Bowls and 62 postseason starts.
On the other, the boundless promise of what might be.
There are eight remaining quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs, and...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:15 PM
They are scorching-hot as NFL coaches.
Their chairs, for the moment, are comfortably cool.
This season features an unusually high number of coach-of-the-year candidates, making that one of the more competitive races.
There's no time to campaign...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Will an Arctic chill play into the weather-worn hands of the Green Bay Packers?
The forecast calls for bitter cold Sunday afternoon when the Packers play host to San Francisco in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that doesn't...
| Jan 6, 2014
Indianapolis and San Diego are moving on in the NFL playoffs.
And Sam Pagano is still catching his breath.
His older son, Chuck, is coach of the Colts, who erased a 28-point second-half deficit Saturday to stun Kansas City.
Sam's younger son, John,...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 PM
OAKLAND -- Jamaal Charles tied a franchise record with five touchdowns in a game, Alex Smith threw five scoring passes and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Raiders, 56-31, on Sunday to clinch at least a wild-card spot.
The Chiefs (11-3) became the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:23 PM
At 2-13, the Houston Texans have the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL draft.
But if the Texans were to win at Tennessee on Sunday, and Washington were to lose at the New York Giants, the Redskins, who had a weaker schedule, would...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:36 PM
The Denver Broncos have been stacking up victories all season. Sunday, they served Kansas City a special order:
A quadruple Decker.
Eric Decker caught four touchdown passes from Peyton Manning to lift the Broncos to a 35-28 victory over the Chiefs...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Mike Tomlin had one foot on the field, but did the Pittsburgh coach cross the line?
The Jacoby Jones kickoff return was the most talked-about play after the Thanksgiving game between the Steelers and Baltimore, the moment Mr. Tomlin became Mr. Magoo....