| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Chip Kelly's about-face decision to accept the Philadelphia Eagles job immediately makes the National Football League more interesting and college football less interesting.
This is different from Nick Saban leaving Alabama for the pros, where he...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:09 PM
DETROIT — The Bears' season met a sudden, stunning death when Blair Walsh's 29-yard field goal sailed over the upright in the Vikings' victory over the Packers.
But really, the Bears' season had been dying one incompletion at a time.
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Finally, there’s a football game at the end of all the hype. In what amounts to a national holiday I hope the experience gives you what you want—whether it be the commercials, the Puppy Bowl, the star gazing, the party where you’re...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:44 PM
What once was reason for panic –— a rookie quarterback starting an NFL playoff game — is suddenly a problem for opposing defenses.
Andrew Luck playing at Baltimore? The Ravens had better be ready.
Russell Wilson versus Robert Griffin...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 11:45 AM
This week's special Thursday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- will start at 12:30 p.m. today on this blog post and will cover...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 5:17 PM
There’s no way to know whether special articles of clothing, facial hair or a particular snack had anything to do with the Baltimore Ravens’ victory over San Francisco in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
But those who practiced such quirky...
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 11:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS — It began with the light of the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary school, saved children singing "America the Beautiful" in tiny voices that moved the soul.
It was then pitched into 34 minutes of a murky darkness, the power out, the...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Move over, RG3. Make room for another rookie quarterback sensation . . .
That's Seattle's Russell Wilson, who happens to wear No. 3 and has helped invigorate the Seahawks, just as Robert Griffin III has pumped life into the Washington Redskins....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Has Phil Emery shown his hand at all regarding his feelings for Lovie Smith? @Joey FAV, from Twitter
Yes, he has shown his hand repeatedly. Emery has a lot of respect for Smith. And he wants Smith to remain as head coach of the Bears as long as Smith...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 6:59 PM
ATLANTA — Twenty years ago, Jerry Glanville, then the goofball coach of the Atlanta Falcons, concocted a way to get under the skin of the San Francisco 49ers.
Seeing as his team the year before had swept the 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, along...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Super Bowl XLVII had a little something for everyone, including a blackout segment and a sequel to The Crying Game.
It seems that the meany wuf didn't call a holding penalty against Baltimore, which allowed the Ravens to sneak out of New Orleans with...