| 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:...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:15 PM
DENVER — The highway signs from the airport flash "Go Broncos!" The billboards around town read "United in Orange." But for the NFL team in this city, the writing is on the wall.
Anything short of a Lombardi Trophy will be a mile-high...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Of the four divisional games, this is the only one that's not a rematch from the regular season.
Indianapolis is coming off a historic comeback victory over Kansas City that was both exhilarating and emotionally draining. There's no respite Saturday...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Haven't we had this conversation before?
Why, yes, we have. Many times, in fact. That's what happens when the two best quarterbacks of their era continue to play at a high level without any signs of dropping off.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Tom Brady was nowhere to be seen Wednesday when the New England Patriots held their first major practice ahead of Sunday's AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the star quarterback missed practice...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:21 PM
RENTON, Wash. — One side has five Super Bowl rings, six most-valuable-player awards, 35 Pro Bowls and 62 postseason starts.
On the other, the boundless promise of what might be.
There are eight remaining quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs, and...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
They are the darlings of the NFL — Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans, San Francisco — but it isn't always the November darlings that wind up lifting the Lombardi Trophy in February.
Last season, for instance, the eventual-champion...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
On a snowy, blustery, miserable day elsewhere in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers played in sunshine and basked in the relatively warm winds of change.
They beat Seattle at home, 19-17, reversing the flow after lopsided losses to the Seahawks in...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:23 PM
At 2-13, the Houston Texans have the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL draft.
But if the Texans were to win at Tennessee on Sunday, and Washington were to lose at the New York Giants, the Redskins, who had a weaker schedule, would...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:36 PM
The Denver Broncos have been stacking up victories all season. Sunday, they served Kansas City a special order:
A quadruple Decker.
Eric Decker caught four touchdown passes from Peyton Manning to lift the Broncos to a 35-28 victory over the Chiefs...