| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:54 PM
A few years ago, the San Francisco 49ers playing the Seattle Seahawks wouldn't have even jiggled the interest needle.
Now, with both being Super Bowl contenders and the bad blood between them flowing freely, the sound needle Sunday figures to reach...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know.
We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
| 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....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Peyton Manning threw seven touchdown passes Thursday night in Denver's 49-27 throttling of Baltimore in the Kickoff Opener.
His dad, Archie, had three NFL seasons with at least 10 starts when he didn't throw seven all year.
Archie texted Peyton...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Words of encouragement to quarterbacks around the NFL: This too shall pass.
At some point soon, we'll have the answers to all the burning questions and lack of clarity surrounding the league's marquee position. The regular season starts this week,...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:14 AM
NEW YORK -- At the ESPN upfronts Tuesday morning it seemed like football is becoming almost as popular as football.
After a brief sales pep talk from an executive, the Disney-owned sports network opened at the Best Buy Theater by reminding media...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Seeing as the NFL is a copycat league, teams naturally want to emulate the blueprint of the franchise that wins it all.
So mark this down: Losing at the end of the regular season can be a good thing.
That's what the champion Baltimore...