| 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Johnny Manziel is about as big a star as you can find in college football — in status, that is, not in actual height.
After becoming the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy, the Texas A&M quarterback hasn't let up this season, completing...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.
And Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Colin Kaepernick in a 34-28 victory over the Packers on Sunday....
| 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 4, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Writers from around Tribune Co. predict which teams will reach and advance in the playoffs this NFL season. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own.
Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
In the AFC, I like New England, Cincinnati,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Tim Tebow's NFL career is over.
That's the way it looks, anyway, as the New England Patriots reportedly have decided to release the popular -- and polarizing -- running quarterback as they trim down Saturday to their final 53-man roster. ESPN's Adam...
| 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...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Quarterbacks are the most protected players in the NFL. The league revolves around them.
Running backs are the least protected players. Even helmet-to-helmet hits are legal against them.
In a read-option offense, a scheme rapidly gaining popularity in...