| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:59 PM
— A relatively easy schedule, the surreal play of Nick Foles and ability of their defense to pull together and cover up its limitations has helped the Philadelphia Eagles make it to where they are today: at the top of a weak NFC East and in...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:37 PM
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL.
The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Kansas City hasn't lost. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay haven't won. Everybody else in the NFL has done a little of both.
Heading into the midway point of the regular season, 19 of 32 teams are at .500 or below.
That doesn't necessarily spell curtains for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:34 AM
San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks got a good, close look at Washington's Robert Griffin III on Monday night, delivering two of the 49ers' four sacks of the Redskins quarterback.
So Brooks might know what he's talking about when he offers this...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:32 PM
I'm on vacation this week so I'll just throw out a few topics to see it anyone wants to add to them. 1. I don't like the 8-6 NFC North leading Bears chances to make the playoffs. They finish out......
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:22 AM
For the longest time, the Eagles were widely regarded as contenders only to win the NFC East, not for one of the two NFC wildcard spots. But after this past weekend's series of events, which included their 24-21 victory over......
| Dec 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Philadelphia plays at Dallas in a winner-take-all game next Sunday with the NFC East title hanging in the balance.
That means another mental matchup between Eagles Coach Chip Kelly and Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
Kelly and Kiffin are...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:14 PM
On another bizarre NFL Sunday, when Seattle lost at home for the first time in two years, Carolina secured its first playoff berth in five years, and a bunch of left-for-dead teams somehow maintained a postseason pulse, something very typical happened:...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:22 PM
In the newspaper business, we're told to avoid cliches. It's one of the Cardinal rules of the profession. Yet, I find myself trotting out so many cliches at this time of year. As a new year comes in and another holiday season and year ends, I always get...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:34 PM
8:25 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Arsenal at Newcastle.--NBCSN
9 a.m. Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News).--NNPS
10 a.m. Motorsports: Raceline (d.).--MASN
10:30 a.m. College...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:05 PM
— Minimal injuries, fresh legs and veterans who have embraced an extra day of practice each week in an era when all other forces within the NFL are pushing the other way are what the Philadelphia Eagles are all about these days.
They owe it to...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:50 PM
— Seven wins in their last eight regular-season games, a 10-6 record and an NFC East crown landed the Philadelphia Eagles back in the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Those factors also worked to pull up the team's final grades, after a...