| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
USC needs to answer two fundamental questions as it searches for a new football coach.
Question 1: Should it fall for the sentimental "That old gang of mine" yarn that only a former Trojan like Jack Del Rio or Jeff Fisher can come in and fix this mess?...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps:
1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages.
2. Put those on a card and laminate it.
3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder.
If there are blitzes that work against...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Words of encouragement to quarterbacks around the NFL: This too shall pass.
At some point soon, we'll have the answers to all the burning questions and lack of clarity surrounding the league's marquee position. The regular season starts this week,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:50 PM
In keeping with tradition, the NFL sent questionnaires to its eight new head coaches during the off-season, quizzing them on random topics. Among the questions was, "Who has the hardest job in football?"
Answered Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles:...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 11:45 PM
OAKLAND — Terrelle Pryor and Charles Woodson turned this rare late-night start into an Oakland Raiders celebration.
Pryor threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and Woodson tied an NFL record with his 13th defensive touchdown as the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:52 PM
SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers kept Andrew Luck on the sideline most of the game, giving the Indianapolis Colts quarterback no chance at another comeback.
Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Although the Washington State loss is bitterly disappointing for the USC faithful, in the long run, it may be a positive step in the right direction because it revealed, in unequivocal fashion before a large home crowd, the epic failures of Lane Kiffin....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Paul Oliver, a defensive back for five seasons with the San Diego Chargers, was found dead at his home in Marietta, Ga., on Tuesday night and a medical examiner ruled his death as suicide.
Police reportedly said Oliver, 29, died of a self-inflicted...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 6:14 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Big brother Manning got the better of his kid sibling, with lots of help from Denver's one-man ground game.
Peyton Manning didn't need another record-tying seven touchdown passes Sunday, settling for two in the Broncos' 41-...
| 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...