| Jan 11, 2013
Gambling isn't allowed in the NFL, but San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh made a wager this season that would leave even the highest of high rollers weak in the knees.
He replaced hot-handed quarterback Alex Smith with Colin Kaepernick, a promising...
| Dec 31, 2012
Two thousand steps forward.
Two big steps back.
On a Sunday when Minnesota's Adrian Peterson became the seventh NFL player to run for 2,000 yards — coming within nine of breaking Eric Dickerson's season rushing record — two teams backpedaled...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:55 PM
The story of the 2012 Indianapolis Colts could go from awesome to awkward in a flash.
Chuck Pagano is back as coach after nearly three months of treatments for his leukemia, and there's scarcely a more inspiring sight in sports. His good friend, Bruce...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Move over, RG3. Make room for another rookie quarterback sensation . . .
That's Seattle's Russell Wilson, who happens to wear No. 3 and has helped invigorate the Seahawks, just as Robert Griffin III has pumped life into the Washington Redskins....
| Dec 24, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Three years ago, the 14-0 Indianapolis Colts pulled Peyton Manning in the middle of their 15th game, and, instead of trying for a perfect season, coasted into the postseason with back-to-back losses.
It was a prime example of the mail-it-in attitude...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Some West Regional final this turned out to be. The closest school left, Wichita State, is located 1,380 miles from epicenter court at Staples Center.
Ohio State in the NCAA West makes as much sense as Dallas in the NFC East.
That is not to say...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Two years ago, the NFC West was a joke.
Four teams, four losing records. The Seattle Seahawks became the first team in history to win a division and reach the postseason at 7-9.
Fast forward to today, and the NFC West is, top to bottom, the best...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The NFL regular season is winding down to its final two weeks, but there is still plenty left to decide. Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss which teams will claim the two wild-card spots in each conference. Join the discussion with a comment of...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Dan Marino's passing record has been broken by Drew Brees, but the former Miami Dolphins great certainly had a nice run at the top -- nearly 27 years. His stay at No. 2 likely will be much shorter -- probably just a week....
| Dec 24, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Andrew Luck, the Stanford quarterback who is presumed to be the consensus No. 1 NFL draft selection next spring, will be going to Indianapolis or St. Louis, the last teams standing in the sweepstakes. Minnesota is no longer a possible......