| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The dirt path, narrow and steep, snakes about 500 yards up a severe hillside in Danville, Calif., and beckons Maurice Jones-Drew each week. He and his trainer consider it their Saturday morning exclamation point, the grueling capstone for their week of...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 4:50 PM
As a star receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, the speedy DeSean Jackson made a career of creating separation from defenders.
Now, it's the Eagles who have created separation, releasing him this week amid reports his off-field issues outweighed his...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:54 PM
While those in the NFL with local ties have seen their seasons go by the wayside, much like the rest of the world, the impending Super Bowl is still plenty interesting to area football fans — sports writers, coaches, players and then some.
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:40 PM
How did the San Diego Chargers prepare to face Philadelphia on a quick turnaround?
In part, they spent last week turning around quickly.
To prepare for Sunday's game at Philadelphia after a Monday night opener and to adjust to Chip Kelly's fast-...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 8:20 PM
The Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs still have perfect records.
The New England Patriots were only perfect when they needed to be.
In a frenetic finish that will be woven into Patriots lore, Tom Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and the NFL's only undefeated team.
But how good are they, really?
We'll know a lot more Sunday when the Chiefs play at Denver in a pivotal AFC West showdown.
None of the teams the Chiefs have beaten have a winning...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Philip Rivers hadn't even reached the airport after Sunday's game in Kansas City, and already his spirits had climbed to 35,000 feet. The San Diego quarterback said he was calling from the team bus, although it sounded closer to cloud nine.
"This is one...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:26 PM
DENVER — After nearly five months of NFL games, it has come down to this:
Four teams. Four possible matchups for Super Bowl XLVIII.
For Denver, New England, Seattle and San Francisco, looking that far ahead could spell doom. But the options have...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Welcome to Stunned Diego.
Not even the most optimistic of Chargers could have realistically predicted what unfolded Sunday, the final day of the NFL regular season, when left-for-dead San Diego somehow found its way into the playoffs.
A month ago, the...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
By J. McCarthy ---------------------------------------
Kansas City is 5-1 against the spread its last 6 games against the AFC South. The Chiefs are 5-2 against the spread...