| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who lost his job last season in San Francisco to Colin Kaepernick after an injury, has a chance to do something Sunday that has happened only once since the AFL-NFL merger.
Smith is attempting to win his...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:56 PM
DETROIT — Calvin Johnson almost broke an NFL record, and could celebrate the feat because of a comeback capped by his quarterback.
Matthew Stafford's 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Johnson's 329 yards receiving lifted...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) are the NFL's only undefeated team, and quarterback Alex Smith is playing it close to the protective vest. He's ranked 27th in passing yards, yet has a league-low four interceptions.
Kansas City's defense leads in several...
| 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....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:15 PM
LANDOVER, Md. — If Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III have become the future of football suddenly put on hold, consider Kaepernick the one more likely to get going again.
The young, mobile quarterbacks who have struggled in 2013 after...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady's 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild 30-27 win and knocked the New Orleans Saints from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday.
It capped a 70-yard drive in which...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The AFC has the Lombardi Trophy.
The NFC has everything else.
That is, the NFC boasts last season's most valuable player, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson; offensive rookie of the year, Washington's Robert Griffin III; defensive rookie of the year,...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Tim Tebow, the third-string quarterback for the New England Patriots, and Colin Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl last season, had something in common Friday: a 0.0 passer rating.
The two dual-threat quarterbacks didn't...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Tim Tebow's NFL career is over.
That's the way it looks, anyway, as the New England Patriots reportedly have decided to release the popular -- and polarizing -- running quarterback as they trim down Saturday to their final 53-man roster. ESPN's Adam...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.
And Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Colin Kaepernick in a 34-28 victory over the Packers on Sunday....