| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:54 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Drayton Florence's interception in the final minute sealed a 10-9 victory for Carolina on Sunday to snap the San Francisco 49ers' five-game winning streak and give the Panthers their fifth straight win.
Graham Gano kicked a 53-yard...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:06 PM
The last time Cam Cleeland had two good eyes, a pillowcase was being pulled over his head.
It was 15 years ago in a University of Wisconsin La Crosse dormitory that housed New Orleans Saints players for training camp. Cleeland and his fellow rookies...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:11 PM
The Houston Texans released nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed and put running back Arian Foster on injured reserve Tuesday, the latest blows in a disaster of a season.
Reed missed the first two games after hip surgery and was recently relegated to a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Peyton Manning doesn't face Dallas too often, but the Denver quarterback isn't likely to be surprised by what he sees Sunday from Cowboys defenders.
"Peyton practiced against it for seven years," said Tony Dungy, Manning's former head coach in...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:47 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans have hit “rock bottom,” and Coach Gary Kubiak believes the quarterback who helped put them there can bring them back.
At least for now.
Schaub threw three passes for interceptions,...
| Oct 11, 2013
Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags.
Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led...
| Oct 15, 2013
In a week in which the football world will be fixated on Peyton Manning returning to Indianapolis for the first time, another future Hall of Fame quarterback finds himself in a far more familiar situation.
Fresh off his team's last-second victory over...
| 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 19, 2013
There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State.
Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:20 PM
On the first day Ed Orgeron became interim head coach of the USC football team, another coach, a former USC coach who had some success at the school, asked Orgeron if he wanted to chat and perhaps listen to some advice.
Orgeron looked at John Robinson...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:22 PM
You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….?
You purchase the best college football magazines, re-read "Death to the BCS," and hang on every one of Kirk Herbstreit's words.
There are still things you...