| Oct 20, 2013
| 11:01 PM
He was the afterthought, the other guy, the quarterback who wasn't Peyton Manning.
But Sunday night, Andrew Luck was the man.
Luck threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead Indianapolis to a 39-33 victory over Denver, spoiling Manning'...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Chip Kelly's about-face decision to accept the Philadelphia Eagles job immediately makes the National Football League more interesting and college football less interesting.
This is different from Nick Saban leaving Alabama for the pros, where he...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:44 PM
What once was reason for panic –— a rookie quarterback starting an NFL playoff game — is suddenly a problem for opposing defenses.
Andrew Luck playing at Baltimore? The Ravens had better be ready.
Russell Wilson versus Robert Griffin...
| Dec 24, 2012
Indianapolis is in, Pittsburgh is out, and Colts interim Coach Bruce Arians has to be pinching himself.
Arians, fired as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator after last season, has coached the Colts to a wildly improbable playoff berth one season after...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:39 PM
In April, three rounds after they made Robert Griffin III the second pick in the draft, the Washington Redskins selected Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins.
A lot of people scratched their heads at that. Why would a team with plenty of holes to fill...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:58 PM
In a roundabout way, Brandon Jacobs told the San Francisco 49ers how he really felt.
And Monday, in a direct way, the 49ers told Jacobs to take a hike.
The team suspended the disgruntled running back for the final three games of the regular season,...
| 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...