| Oct 8, 2012
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...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2012
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...
| Oct 12, 2012
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...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:50 PM
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,...
| Oct 15, 2012
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...
| Oct 16, 2012
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...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:55 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 7:05 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:11 PM
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.