| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Philip Rivers hadn't even reached the airport after Sunday's game in Kansas City, and already his spirits had climbed to 35,000 feet. The San Diego quarterback said he was calling from the team bus, although it sounded closer to cloud nine.
"This is one...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Happy birthday, butt fumble!
Hard to believe, but it's already been a year since the most notorious play in Mark Sanchez's up-and-down tenure as the New York Jets starting quarterback took place.
In that short amount of time, the phrase has become a...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Eleven weeks of NFL Sundays are in the books, and this much is undeniable:
The Denver Broncos knocked the NFL's last remaining undefeated team off its perch Sunday night, beating the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, 27-17, to claim a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Dez Bryant is a passionate guy. He's also very competitive.
Those seem to be the company lines after not one, but two sideline meltdowns by Dallas' star receiver during the Cowboys' 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
The first tantrum came...
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:06 PM
ATLANTA — Nick Folk kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the New York Jets handed struggling Atlanta its third straight loss, beating the Falcons 30-28 on Monday night.
The Falcons rallied from a 27-14 deficit in the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Jets Coach Rex Ryan is considering a color-coded play-calling system for rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who has 11 turnovers in four games this season.
After giving Smith a vote of confidence earlier this week by saying there was no consideration to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 12 South Carolina (2-1) at...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
Mark Sanchez is still focused on coming back this season for the New York Jets.
Coach Rex Ryan thinks it could happen.
Sanchez, hurt in the team's third preseason game, is rehabilitating his injured right shoulder rather than immediately having...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:44 PM
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez expressed hope recently that he'd soon be ready to play again, but those plans may have to be put on hold because his injured throwing shoulder eventually may require surgery.
ESPN reported late Wednesday night...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:46 AM
The most important part of the new NFL season was unveiled Sunday night: Carrie Underwood's version of the "Sunday Night Football" opening song.
For a song that is less than two minutes long, it seems to be generating a lot of notice, with some fans...