| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:05 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Domenik Hixon with 23 seconds left Sunday to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints and clinch the team's first playoff berth since 2008.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Is Peyton Manning the best quarterback of all time?
Peyton Manning has long been considered one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game.
Is it time for us to stop saying "one of" now that the Denver Broncos quarterback has added the record...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:22 PM
We've bee seeing lots of Eagles season postmortems in The Morning Call and other local media, including reporter Nick Fierro's grades last week for various position groups. I figure I might as well jump in and give you the chance......
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:23 PM
At 2-13, the Houston Texans have the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL draft.
But if the Texans were to win at Tennessee on Sunday, and Washington were to lose at the New York Giants, the Redskins, who had a weaker schedule, would...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:03 PM
OK, Panthers, once more with feeling.
For the second time in three weeks, the Carolina Panthers will face the New Orleans Saints in a high-stakes NFC South showdown that will go a long way toward bringing the playoff picture into focus.
Hanging in the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Before the football season began, we had fantasy fanatics Dan Richman and Jay St. Pierre draft their ideal teams. Now it's time to see who looks like a genius and who needed to go back to the drawing board.
St. Pierre: Drew Brees, New...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:39 PM
7:30 a.m. Soccer: FA Cup third round: Manchester City at Blackburn.--FS1
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).--NNPS
10 a.m. Soccer: FA Cup third round: Leeds at Rochdale.--FS1
10 a.m. ...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Considering their alternatives, the Bears appear to have made a reasoned decision to lock up Jay Cutler with a seven-year, $126 million deal.
Now that Cutler has moved into the general financial arena of some of the highest-paid quarterbacks, long-...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:24 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Eventually, it all made sense and the better team prevailed. Or rather, the worst team succumbed, and the Saints walked away with a 26-24 victory.
But for more than the strangest half of football the Philadelphia Eagles and New...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 4:21 PM
— Let the record show that the New Orleans Saints gashed the Eagles for 185 rushing yards in Saturday night's 26-24 playoff victory.
Let the record also show that none of those yards, except some on the final series, did anything to hurt the...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos needed only 18 points on Sunday to break the NFL single-season points record.
They got it done in the first half against an Oakland Raiders defense that had been giving up only 20.5 points a game.
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 PM
CHICAGO -- Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears, 33-28, to capture the NFC North title.
Back after missing seven games with a broken left collarbone, Rodgers...