| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:18 AM
The New York Giants again proved their resilience on the road by reaching the Super Bowl with a 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the National Football Conference championship game.
A 31-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes at...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
What I learned about the Bearsfrom the Giants-Niners NFC Championship Game:
The Niners reminded me of the Bears who went to Super Bowl 41 and lost to Indianapolis.
The 2006 Bears had a quarterback who could kill you as quickly as he could win a game for...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Maybe it’s just me, but I was totally unimpressed with the Packers defense. Completely and absolutely unimpressed. It was bad last season. It looked bad to start this season.
The 49ers gashed the Packers for 186 yards rushing and 377 yards total,...
| Sep 17, 2012
The San Francisco 49ers topped the Detroit Lions 27-19 on Sunday night at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Niners' quarterback Alex Smith was 20-31 for 226 yards and two touchdown passes, both were to tight end Vernon Davis.
The first came just 2:35...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:50 PM
It would be snobbish — not to mention cowardly — if I suggested we all park our opinions of the Bears and the NFL until there's more evidence to evaluate in a few weeks.
But pessimism over the 1-1 Bears is not a rush to judgment, a knee-jerk...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 10:29 PM
NFL Football--Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints, Noon (CBS); San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings, Noon (FOX); Houston Texans at Denver Broncos, 3:25 p.m. (CBS); New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens, 7:20 p.m. (NBC)...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Christian Ponder didn’t flinch, even against that swarming San Francisco defense. Minnesota’s quarterback has come a long way from his rough rookie season.
Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph and ran for another...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 1:05 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers picked up right where they left off last season in their preseason opener.
Smith tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brett Swain on the opening possession, backup Colin Kaepernick ran 78 yards for a...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 3:54 PM
The NFL is a business.
Easy to say. Hard to swallow.
Nowhere was that more evident this week than in San Francisco, where Alex Smith officially lost his starting quarterback job to Colin Kaepernick, who had filled in for him after Smith suffered a...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:27 PM
— Contrary to the overreaction being heard throughout the talk-radio airwaves of discontent, turning the Philadelphia Eagles into championship contenders again can be achieved in one fundamentally sound offseason.
Granted, that's much easier said...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 10:45 PM
The Bears made Jason Campbell one of the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL for situations just like this.
They have to be hoping they won't need Campbell's services for an extended period after starter Jay Cutler was knocked out of Sunday...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:03 PM
Soccer--Premier League, 8:55 a.m. (ESPN2); MLS Playoffs, Eastern Conference Championship, First Leg, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)
College Football--Arkansas at South Carolina, 11 a.m. (CBS); Iowa State at Texas, 11 a.m. (ABC); Northwestern...