| Oct 19, 2013
| 4:01 PM
As an undrafted rookie, Joseph Fauria had to beat considerable odds to make the Detroit Lions roster. The former UCLA tight end had to take advantage of any opportunities, constantly be improving, and, of course, be ultra-prepared.
Surely, the Lions...
| 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 28, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have gotten past a shaky start to string together four straight wins for a half-game lead over the Detroit Lions at the top of the NFC North standings.
If he hadn't already, Rodgers established himself as a...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:56 PM
DETROIT — Calvin Johnson almost broke an NFL record, and could celebrate the feat because of a comeback capped by his quarterback.
Matthew Stafford's 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Johnson's 329 yards receiving lifted...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
So much for silver platters.
A couple of first-place NFL teams saw prime opportunities go poof Sunday, as they failed to make the most of their comeback chances.
The Chicago Bears, who were in a three-way tie for first in the NFC North, scored on a...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 8:37 AM
A look at five NFL matchups -- and themes -- worth checking out Sunday:
1 ARE THEY REAL? The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs get their biggest test yet when they play at Denver on Sunday night. Peyton Manning is nursing sore ankles, but his throwing arm...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
What a depressing, dispiriting week in the NFL.
The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation is an embarrassment to the Miami Dolphins and the NFL, and gets worse with each hour that someone of authority doesn't step up and condemn those hateful,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:09 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Chicago Bears have a better insurance policy than Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two touchdowns Monday night as the Bears beat the Packers, 27-20,...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Just another ho-hum NFL Sunday.
Houston beat Jacksonville. Atlanta beat Arizona. Dallas beat Cleveland.
What else would you expect from three home teams favored by a combined 33 points?
Now, please excuse those winning teams as they strap on...
| Oct 1, 2012
Who says Tom Brady isn't a great scrambler?
The Patriots quarterback was scrambling all over the New England sideline Sunday in Buffalo, frantically searching for his missing helmet before his team's first possession of the third quarter. He couldn't...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:51 AM
The Green Bay Packers have released veteran safety Nick Collins because of lingering concerns over a neck injury he suffered seven months ago.
Collins suffered a season-ending neck injury Sept. 18 while trying to make a tackle against Carolina. The...