| Jan 12, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Replacement refs or cockroaches? Which would you rather have in your home?
Unfortunately, I don't have a direct answer about your feelings but we can get a good idea based on the work of Public Policy Polling, located in Raleigh, N.C. They took a poll...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 8:40 PM
LANDOVER, Md. -- Each of the four teams that emerged victorious from wild-card weekend — Houston, Green Bay, Baltimore and Seattle — ranked among the top 10 in scoring during the regular season.
But in their first tests of the postseason, it...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:47 PM
SAN DIEGO -- San Diegans make up 10 percent of the top-50 money-earning American athletes over the past year, Sports Illustrated magazine reported Monday.
The five local members of SI's "Fortunate 50'' are:
- golfer Phil Mickelson (No. 2)
| Dec 24, 2012
Indianapolis is in, Pittsburgh is out, and Colts interim Coach Bruce Arians has to be pinching himself.
Arians, fired as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator after last season, has coached the Colts to a wildly improbable playoff berth one season after...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:14 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans need a win this weekend at Indianapolis to secure a bye and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
They also want to build some momentum instead of limping into the postseason, a weird place to be for a...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 6:50 PM
It's an award that any NFL player would be proud of, but none would choose to endure.
Comeback player of the year.
The field is especially crowded this season, with an inordinate number of standout players returning from season-ending injuries, the...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
MIAMI GARDENS — Happy Birthday, Dan Carpenter.
On the day the Dolphins kicker turned 27, Carpenter nailed a 43-yard field goal at the gun to complete a 24-21 comeback victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Sun Life Stadium.
That's how you end a...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Houston, TX - The bell has struck and it's time to get back to work for the Houston Texans.
The 2012 season got underway as the Texans practiced in front of a packed house.
The Texans first step to New Orleans and a trip to Super Bowl XLVII started in...
| Jul 31, 2012
If you don’t play fantasy football, you probably don’t care very much about it. But if you’re a nerd like me (and the other estimated 30 million people who will play in fantasy leagues this year), statistics are like gold.
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Inside the 10-yard line, the Texans are a power football team, so think base two-back running schemes with Arian Foster designed to test the Bears defensive front Sunday night.
Using the All-22 coaches tape, here is an example of how Foster and the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:36 PM
I'm relieved the Bears have concluded the junior varsity portion of their schedule and finally have a worthy opponent Sunday night at Soldier Field. The comedy of errors in Nashville was entertaining, but it's time for a 15-round bout between two...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:07 PM
Sometimes it seems the closer the Bears get to training camp, the further they are from signing Matt Forte to a new contract.
In fairness, negotiations have been hush-hush, so we really don't know where the sides are. But the outward signs are not...