| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:14 PM
On another bizarre NFL Sunday, when Seattle lost at home for the first time in two years, Carolina secured its first playoff berth in five years, and a bunch of left-for-dead teams somehow maintained a postseason pulse, something very typical happened:...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:45 PM
RENTON, Wash. — Marshawn Lynch once made the earth shake. Now, he does the same to Seattle Seahawks headquarters.
The Pro Bowl running back ambles into the locker room at lunchtime, attaches his smartphone to a speaker in his locker and cranks...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:34 PM
While NFL quarterbacks are studying playbooks and jostling for jobs as the season approaches, Matt Leinart has been working out, spending time with his son, and, apparently, eating alone.
A photo of a solo Leinart in a Manhattan Beach bar/restaurant has...
| 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 9, 2013
| 7:54 PM
A few years ago, the San Francisco 49ers playing the Seattle Seahawks wouldn't have even jiggled the interest needle.
Now, with both being Super Bowl contenders and the bad blood between them flowing freely, the sound needle Sunday figures to reach...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Denver is unstoppable.
Baltimore is toast.
San Diego chokes. So do Washington and the New York Giants.
Detroit and Kansas City have finally turned the corner.
It's so tempting to look at what happened in Week 1 of the NFL season and extrapolate...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:30 PM
What's the worst that could happen?
The Green Bay Packers found out Sunday in one of the wildest sequences of Week 3.
Protecting a three-point lead and hoping to get another score — and run out the clock with four minutes left — the...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Making a trade during the NFL season is relatively uncommon, and those moves are even more rare when they involve star players. So the Cleveland Browns raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday in dealing running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis for a...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
Their passes might sail high, but three NFL quarterbacks have landed far short of expectations.
Kansas City's Matt Cassel, Seattle's Russell Wilson, and the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez aren't the only starting quarterbacks who are struggling —...