| Oct 11, 2013
Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags.
Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:24 PM
After last weekend's Chiefs win head coach Andy Reid told his players to celebrate, but do so wisely.
One of their star defenders took those words to heart. Tamba Hali and up to 15 of his family and friends ate at a Kansas City plaza restaurant...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
By J. McCarthy ---------------------------------------
Dallas is 7-20 against the spread its last 27 games after allowing more than 350 total yards the previous game. The...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The following are final updates on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
Six weeks and six wins into the season, it’s now clear what the Kansas City Chiefs’...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Kansas City Chiefs fans have had plenty to cheer about this season, and now they have reason to pat themselves on the back as well.
Chiefs fans set the world record for crowd noise in an outdoor stadium, reaching 137.5 decibels in the final minutes of a...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:35 PM
— Greg Schiano won seven games as a rookie head coach just one year ago. This, after Chip Kelly turned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down to remain at the University of Oregon.
Now, as Schiano continues down what has become an increasingly slippery...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs' dramatic goal-line stand in the first half of last week's win over Tennessee was indicative of the way their defense has played all season.
They repelled the Titans four times from the 1-yard line. Kansas City marched the other...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:41 PM
— They fell like dominoes in a strange and fascinating reboot of the entire Philadelphia pro sports scene.
In a 10-month span, down went Eagles coach Andy Reid, 76ers coach Doug Collins, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and Flyers coach Peter...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:27 PM
E. RUTHERFORD — Something momentous always seems to happen when the Eagles play the Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Three years ago, it was the "Miracle at the New Meadowlands" when the Eagles rallied from 21 points down with under eight minutes left...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:04 AM
If Steelers with their cap can make a trade, is it realistic the Bears could go outside for defensive line help? -- @jtbbears from Twitter
You are referring to the Steelers having less than $2 million in cap room and their acquisition of offensive...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:18 PM
They call it the July 22 double-issue of ESPN the Magazine, but you may have already noticed it.
Hard not to notice it.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on the cover.
And he is naked.
(Actually there are eight different covers, each...