| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:15 PM
They are scorching-hot as NFL coaches.
Their chairs, for the moment, are comfortably cool.
This season features an unusually high number of coach-of-the-year candidates, making that one of the more competitive races.
There's no time to campaign...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:27 PM
A snowbound Super Bowl?
If last weekend's NFL games reminded us of anything, it's that snow makes everything interesting. It turns the nation's No. 1 sport into a goofy game show, with contestants struggling to perform impossible tasks,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:26 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:20 PM
The San Diego Chargers were the surprise team of the wild-card round in the NFL playoffs over the weekend, the seven-point underdogs pulling away from the Bengals at Cincinnati to move on to the divisional round.
The question is, can the Chargers,...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:15 PM
This won’t go down as a satisfying season for Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson, but it will be a milestone one.
Peterson, the league’s reigning most valuable player, surpassed 10,000 yards for his career Sunday in the fourth quarter against...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Nick Foles has been playing out of his mind ever since taking over for the injured Michael Vick as the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback.
Now Foles has the backing of at least one prominent member of the Eagles organization, who says he should...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 4:19 PM
The forecast in Philadelphia on Sunday?
Shady, all day.
LeSean “Shady” McCoy, that is. He trampled Detroit in a driving snowstorm, running for a club-record 217 yards, with touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards. That, against a Lions defense...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:30 AM
It seems as if every time NASCAR crowns a new champion -- or the same one in Jimmie Johnson's case -- the question comes up as to whether race car drivers are athletes. It's an ongoing debate that probably never will be settled, but former NFL quarterback...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Eleven weeks of NFL Sundays are in the books, and this much is undeniable:
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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:55 PM
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...
| 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...