| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Bears weren’t ready to start the game. Again.
They were undisciplined. Again.
They were mistake-prone. Again.
They couldn’t stop the run. Again.
That’s on the coach. A lot of the Bears’ inexplicably awful performance in...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:27 PM
SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks are headed to the second Super Bowl in their history. They have an inexhaustibly dynamic coach in Pete Carroll, an instant-superstar quarterback in Russell Wilson, the NFL's richest and most reclusive owner in Paul...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:33 PM
With the Bears in desperate need of a starting safety heading into Thursday night's NFL draft and the top two safeties available, they selected cornerback Kyle Fuller out of Virginia Tech.
With Chicago expecting the obscure from Bears general manager...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:32 PM
"Born to the purple" means someone who comes into the world privileged and royal. That doesn't exactly describe Jeanie Buss. She was teenager when her father, Jerry Buss, bought the Los Angeles Lakers. After he died, Jeanie stepped into the job of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:45 PM
No more sneaking up on people. More than 1,300 receiving yards to be made up for by uncertain players, some of whom may not even be on the roster yet. A minefield of opponents that includes everyone from the toughest division in the NFC, if not the NFL....
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Quarterbacks are putting up gargantuan numbers. Yardage totals are rolling up like pennies on a gas pump. Defenses are scrambling to patch holes.
And power running backs are all but forgotten.
What used to be a cornerstone to building a strong...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Eric Dickerson flew. So has time.
It has been 29 years since the former Los Angeles Rams star set the NFL's single-season rushing record — a span that matches his jersey number — and now the Hall of Fame back once again waits to see if his...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Never mind that old notion about the backup quarterback being the most popular guy in town.
In the NFL, backup quarterbacks are suddenly the busiest guys in town.
A rash of injuries around the league has teams scrambling to get their reserve signal-...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Six weeks ago, Alterraun Verner had no guarantees he'd be a starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans.
Today, he's made as big an impact as any defensive player in the NFL.
What are the odds of that?
Actually, Verner could calculate those for...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Philip Rivers hadn't even reached the airport after Sunday's game in Kansas City, and already his spirits had climbed to 35,000 feet. The San Diego quarterback said he was calling from the team bus, although it sounded closer to cloud nine.
"This is one...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Welcome to Stunned Diego.
Not even the most optimistic of Chargers could have realistically predicted what unfolded Sunday, the final day of the NFL regular season, when left-for-dead San Diego somehow found its way into the playoffs.
A month ago, the...