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  • Colts' upset of Packers packs emotional punch

    Colts' upset of Packers packs emotional punch
    There is no statistic for emotion. No index for inspiration. No chart for heart. And Sunday, there was no stopping the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts, with cancer-stricken Coach Chuck Pagano watching from a local hospital, overcame an 18-point deficit at...
  • Steelers allowing foes the run of the place

    Steelers allowing foes the run of the place
    The Pittsburgh Steelers, typically the NFL's premier run-stopping team, are tied for 14th in that category this season. They're tied for 29th in sacks with five. Through three games — a win over the New York Jets sandwiched by losses to Denver and...
  • Bounty hunters are not new in the NFL

    Bounty hunters are not new in the NFL
    There they were Sunday night, during the televised NFL game, their pictures flashed to a nation of TV viewers, with penalties incurred listed below. They were three known New Orleans Saints evildoers. They might just as well have been on the wall of a...
  • Alex Smith, the Bay Area's most improbable hero

    Alex Smith, the Bay Area's most improbable hero
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The most improbable, unbelievable throw by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith didn't even hit its intended target. It came last Saturday before Game 1 of the National League division series between the San Francisco...
  • Buffalo's off-season defensive moves have yet to pay off

    Buffalo's off-season defensive moves have yet to pay off
    After all that buzz about Buffalo's rebuilt defense, all those millions spent in free agency, the Bills are ranked 31st on that side of the ball. In the last two games — losses to New England and San Francisco — the Bills have surrendered 1,...
  • Change you can believe in? It's business as usual in the NFL

    Change you can believe in? It's business as usual in the NFL
    The 49ers couldn't lose. The Browns couldn't win. The Vikings were the sleepers. The Jets were the snorers. In the ever-changing NFL, though, that was . . . so last week. Everything was turned on its head Sunday — or knocked on its backside, as...
  • Broncos go nuts on Bolts in 35-24 comeback victory

    Broncos go nuts on Bolts in 35-24 comeback victory
    SAN DIEGO — That huge gush heard just shortly before 9 Monday night was the massive deflation of the San Diego Chargers' NFL season. Air left the Chargers' balloon like a jet stream. Whoosh. Bye-bye, Chargers. The team owned and operated by the...
  • Narrower goal posts could add intrigue to NFL games

    Narrower goal posts could add intrigue to NFL games
    The NFL would be so much more interesting if it were narrow-minded. By that I mean the league should narrow the uprights. With kickers steadily improving — they're on pace for their most accurate season — the league should consider...
  • NFL Week 7: These moments will stick in the memory

    NFL Week 7: These moments will stick in the memory
    The most curious NFL news Sunday was that the league is investigating the San Diego Chargers for using Stick 'em, the glue-like goop that helps players hang on to the football. The Fox report said an equipment manager was concealing the substance on...
  • Coaches are in the spotlight this week in the NFL

    Coaches are in the spotlight this week in the NFL
    All around the NFL, this figures to be a landmark week for the men who carry clipboards and draw up Xs and O's. Joe Vitt has returned to the New Orleans Saints as interim coach, his six-game suspension behind him. Carolina's Ron Rivera is facing...
  • NFL is full of quick-change artists

    NFL is full of quick-change artists
    The New Orleans Saints are toast. The Arizona Cardinals have turned the corner. It's time for Norv Turner, Rex Ryan and Andy Reid to go. Some of those bold statements might hold up this NFL season, but some will sound absurd in a few months. It...