| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:00 PM
The Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots on Sunday for the first time in the last eight tries.
That prompted high-fives in Denver, high anxiety in San Diego . . . and an extremely low word count in Tom Brady's postgame news conference.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:55 AM
With nearly 109 million viewers, this year's Super Bowl match between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers on CBS ranked as the most-watched TV program of 2013.
And the No. 2 show of the year? The infamous Super Bowl blackout early in the third...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Justin Tucker is the man for the Baltimore Ravens.
With the game — and quite possibly the entire season — on the line Monday night against the Detroit Lions, Coach John Harbaugh didn't turn to quarterback Joe Flacco, the reigning Super...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:31 PM
DETROIT — Justin Tucker's powerful leg kicked the Super Bowl champions into playoff gear.
Tucker made six field goals, including a franchise-record 61-yarder with 38 seconds left that lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 PM
OAKLAND -- Jamaal Charles tied a franchise record with five touchdowns in a game, Alex Smith threw five scoring passes and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Raiders, 56-31, on Sunday to clinch at least a wild-card spot.
The Chiefs (11-3) became the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
So much for the Astrodome’s new lease on life.
Voters rejected a countywide ballot measure Tuesday that would have raised more than $200 million to restore the domed stadium in Houston and turn it into a multipurpose event center. Prop. 2 failed...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:14 AM
It may be the sheer awfulness of this Thursday's National Football League matchup, featuring the Houston Texans at the Jacksonville Jaguars -- two going-nowhere teams with five wins and 19 losses between them -- but the NFL's greedy push to load up its...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:35 PM
So you think you did a pretty good job decorating the yard last weekend, right?
Check out Geoff Thran's holiday display, his field of dreams, with markings that mimic the real Rose Bowl so well that you have to look at the adjacent yards and sidewalk to...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:53 PM
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:
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Gary Kubiak pulled the Texans out of the NFL basement and remains the only coach to take them to the playoffs.
That wasn't enough to save his job, not with the Texans mired in an 11-game skid that has dropped them back to the bottom of the league....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:47 PM
They coach the same game, with the same-sized fields and same oblong ball. They both wear whistles, headsets and sunglasses that hide sleep-starved eyes closer to Xs than O's.
But the difference between being a head football coach in college and the NFL...