| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:19 PM
In each of the last 10 seasons, at least one team has gone from worst to first in its division. That's an NFL record.
So which team is going to do it this season?
The last-place finishers in 2012 were Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Kansas City,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know.
We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Seattle, Denver, New England and Kansas City remained unblemished.
The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable.
Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Aldon Smith, the 49ers' All-Pro linebacker, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, adding to his legal problems.
Smith, who turns 24 on Wednesday, was questioned by police in San Jose after an...
| May 13, 2013
Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years
Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:01 PM
NEW YORK — Say this for the 2013 quarterback class: They've learned how to slide.
Four of them were selected in the fourth round Saturday, two of whom — USC's Matt Barkley and Syracuse's Ryan Nassib — were widely believed to be first-...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Donovan McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowl quarterback, has announced that he will officially retire from the NFL as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
McNabb, who led the Eagles to 100 victories, five NFC title games but only one losing Super Bowl...
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Never mind that old notion about the backup quarterback being the most popular guy in town.
In the NFL, backup quarterbacks are suddenly the busiest guys in town.
A rash of injuries around the league has teams scrambling to get their reserve signal-...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Pro Bowl cornerback for Bears
Allan Ellis, 62, a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Chicago Bears in the 1970s, died Wednesday in Chicago, the team announced. His friend and former NFL player Marc May said a heart attack was the suspected cause....
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:01 PM
L.C. Greenwood, the relentless defensive end who made up one-quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers' "Steel Curtain" defense of the 1970s, died Sunday at a Pittsburgh hospital. He was 67.
The Allegheny County medical examiner's office confirmed his death...