| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Quarterbacks are the most protected players in the NFL. The league revolves around them.
Running backs are the least protected players. Even helmet-to-helmet hits are legal against them.
In a read-option offense, a scheme rapidly gaining popularity in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Words of encouragement to quarterbacks around the NFL: This too shall pass.
At some point soon, we'll have the answers to all the burning questions and lack of clarity surrounding the league's marquee position. The regular season starts this week,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.
And Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Colin Kaepernick in a 34-28 victory over the Packers on Sunday....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady's 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild 30-27 win and knocked the New Orleans Saints from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday.
It capped a 70-yard drive in which...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Peyton Manning threw seven touchdown passes Thursday night in Denver's 49-27 throttling of Baltimore in the Kickoff Opener.
His dad, Archie, had three NFL seasons with at least 10 starts when he didn't throw seven all year.
Archie texted Peyton...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) are the NFL's only undefeated team, and quarterback Alex Smith is playing it close to the protective vest. He's ranked 27th in passing yards, yet has a league-low four interceptions.
Kansas City's defense leads in several...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Will an Arctic chill play into the weather-worn hands of the Green Bay Packers?
The forecast calls for bitter cold Sunday afternoon when the Packers play host to San Francisco in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that doesn't...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 4:22 PM
First came the denial, then the qualifier. Even if Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians did actually label what Eagles coach Chip Kelly runs a "good college offense" in his conference call with Eagles reporters yesterday, Kelly doesn't care. "I don't........
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:07 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — David Watford doesn't even recognize the guy who didn't throw a single interception in 158 passes three years ago as a senior at Hampton High. That kid is gone.
He's been replaced by a man who's had to learn what it's like to...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:22 PM
After Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin threw his third touchdown pass Sunday, play-by-play announcer Greg Papa asked his audience, "Are you mclovin McGloin?" Evidently, they were. Here's how McGloin punctuated his team's 28-23 win over Houston,...