| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:51 PM
The Denver Broncos can actually make a defensive play every so often.
And Tony Romo is still Tony Romo.
Those two truths kept the Broncos undefeated Sunday, as Denver held on to win at Dallas, 51-48, thanks in large part to a crucial error down the...
| Oct 7, 2013
On the first play of the Bears' 26-18 loss Sunday to the Saints, running back Matt Forte let a soft toss slither through his fingers for a 10-yard loss.
It set the perfect tone for a day defined by the Bears dropping the ball, literally and...
| Oct 4, 2013
In February 2007, Marc Trestman was an unemployed football coach teaching for an on-line sports training company when he arrived at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis for a corporate speaking engagement.
Trestman did more profound listening than...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Saints coach Sean Payton will have a game plan designed to target and expose the Bears' Cover-2 defense inside the red zone. Based on personnel and alignment, look for Payton to use his matchup players to give quarterback Drew Brees scoring opportunities....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:54 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Late Monday night, as rivers of happy Saints fans left the Superdome, a group shrieked and whistled their way down a hallway near the Dolphins' locker room.
"Shhh, quiet,'' one fan said, pointing to Dolphins officials standing...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS – It doesn't mean watch out, Denver, if the Dolphins win Monday to start 4-0 for the first time since 1995. It doesn't mean they're a mortal lock to host a playoff game or you move them into the Super Bowl discussion.
| 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....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:00 PM
For four seasons on the Baylor coaching staff, Dino Babers watched quarterback Robert Griffin III develop into a passer worthy of winning the 2011 Heisman Trophy.
For the last two years, the Eastern Illinois coach benefited from Jimmy Garoppolo...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Monday Night Football schedule 2013: ESPN's coverage of Monday Night Football kicks off with a doubleheader on Monday, Sept. 9, with Philadelphia at Washington and Houston at San Diego. Full ESPN Monday Night Football schedule and highlights below. Monday...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:30 PM
HAMPTON — Mike Tomlin's annual homecoming produced the expected result: mobilizing the local chapter of Steelers Nation and providing a celebrity boost for a favorite cause.
Tomlin, the Peninsula native and Pittsburgh Steelers' head coach,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:19 PM
TAMPA -- As NFL training camps open nationwide this week, the birds are chirping, sunshine abounds and everyone is wearing a bright yellow smiley-face.
"We're excited," General Manager Mark Dominik said Wednesday morning.
It's not just Tampa....
| Aug 30, 2013
Because I was the only one of the Tribune's nine-man panel who correctly predicted the Bears would miss the playoffs last year, it's my privilege to hit leadoff with this year's NFL crystal ball.
It's easy to make a case for all four teams in the NFC...