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  • Can you name the Heisman Trophy winners in Pro Football Hall of Fame?

    Can you name the Heisman Trophy winners in Pro Football Hall of Fame?
    There are eight -- and there's one active NFL player who will be a shoo-in -- Heisman Trophy winners in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Can you name them? Two are running backs who won the Heisman as college football's best player in the 1980s. Two...
  • When's healthy enough enough? Jay Cutler is in, Robert Griffin III out

    When's healthy enough enough? Jay Cutler is in, Robert Griffin III out
    It's a strange week when Washington Coach Mike Shanahan is rolling the dice by taking out the healthy-enough Robert Griffin III, and Chicago Coach Marc Trestman is rolling the dice by putting in the healthy-enough Jay Cutler. If Cutler doesn't match...
  • Remembering Thanksgiving games of old when Lions devoured Packers

    Remembering Thanksgiving games of old when Lions devoured Packers
    A Thanksgiving Day feast means something totally different to former Green Bay Packer Paul Hornung. "The Lions used to just eat us alive," he says. Hornung, a Hall of Famer, is 77. The golden era of the Golden Boy was the '50s and '60s. In those days,...
  • Todd Christensen dies at 57; record-setting NFL tight end

    Todd Christensen dies at 57; record-setting NFL tight end
    As an eloquent and colorful All-Pro tight end for the Los Angeles Raiders, Todd Christensen seemed to have a playbook in one hand and a dictionary in the other. "All you'd have to say was, `Todd, will you just shut up? Give me a $2 word instead of a $10...
  • Seat is heating up for these NFL coaches

    Seat is heating up for these NFL coaches
    Gary Kubiak is gone, fired by the Houston Texans on Friday, and he won't be the last of this season's NFL coaches to be asked to hand over his headset. So who else will be gone after this season? A look at the candidates who could be kaput: JIM...
  • Green Bay won't necessarily benefit from cold weather in playoffs

    Green Bay won't necessarily benefit from cold weather in playoffs
    Will an Arctic chill play into the weather-worn hands of the Green Bay Packers? Not necessarily. The forecast calls for bitter cold Sunday afternoon when the Packers play host to San Francisco in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that doesn't...
  • Broncos bring nasty attitude at altitude, stifle Chiefs

    Broncos bring nasty attitude at altitude, stifle Chiefs
    Eleven weeks of NFL Sundays are in the books, and this much is undeniable: Nobody's perfect. The Denver Broncos knocked the NFL's last remaining undefeated team off its perch Sunday night, beating the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, 27-17, to claim a...
  • Stanford's David Shaw reiterates that he has no desire to go to NFL

    Stanford's David Shaw reiterates that he has no desire to go to NFL
    Several NFL teams fired coaches Monday, so expect Stanford Coach David Shaw's name to once again be floated as a candidate for a pro job. Shaw said that while it is "unbelievably flattering" and "really cool" to have his name come up, he has not been...
  • Kansas City Chiefs get big test when they travel to Denver on Sunday

    Kansas City Chiefs get big test when they travel to Denver on Sunday
    The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and the NFL's only undefeated team. But how good are they, really? We'll know a lot more Sunday when the Chiefs play at Denver in a pivotal AFC West showdown. None of the teams the Chiefs have beaten have a winning...
  • There's no easy way out for these first-place NFL teams

    There's no easy way out for these first-place NFL teams
    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...
  • Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford takes great leap forward

     Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford takes great leap forward
    As the final seconds wound down in Sunday's game against Dallas, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford frantically urged his teammates to the line of scrimmage. He gestured wildly, giving everyone the impression he planned to spike the football to stop the...