| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A Super Bowl edition of Costas Tonight will examine the state of the NFL with a special airing Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Topics discussed include player health and safety, the Rooney Rule and a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. Guests...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Bears 39, Saints 14 -- NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2007: After the Bears tied a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, Smith guided them to the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth in his third season. Thomas Jones rushed for 123 yards...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Funny thing from Cedric Benson.
You remember him, right? Former Bears No. 1 draft pick, taken fourth overall in 2005. You’ll see him Thursday night. He’s the Packers’ new starting running back, and get this:
He told the Green Bay...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:17 PM
How do you think this year's defensive unit compares with the '85 Bears? -- Mike Litwin, Chicago
Let's not get carried away here. This is a good defense. It can't touch the '85 Bears though, which many regard as the greatest defense in modern NFL...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:57 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There is nothing imposing about Jonathan Dwyer. No flash. No ankle-breaking open field moves.
That isn't the way the third-year Pittsburgh Steelers running back operates. He is more direct than dazzling. Get the ball. Pick a...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:07 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. — So here is Cedric Benson, staying late at Lambeau Field after most of his teammates have left to review more tape.
There he is showing up on an off day to get some extra work.
That was him standing next to Packers quarterback...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Here are the rare moments from South Dakota sports in 2012 from the State Sports Writers Association:
Jan. 2: Northern State women’s basketball coach Curt Fredrickson earned career win No. 700 — second most in NCAA DII women’s...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The franchise of Walter Payton, Gale Sayers and Red Grange could become the attack of Kahlil Bell, Armando Allen and maybe even Harvey Unga on Sunday at Detroit.
Unga is on the practice squad and Bell has already been signed off the street and moved...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Oct 10, 2010
| 8:12 AM
For one afternoon, March found a way to show up in October in Indianapolis.
The saying for the third month of the year is "In like a lion, out like a lamb", and it never fit in better than a Sunday in tenth month of the year.
A game that started...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 4:30 PM
A trio of touchdowns from Marshawn Lynch and a nearly perfect third quarter made up for one miserable half by the Seattle Seahawks.
Against hapless Carolina, that was more than enough. Lynch scored on a pair of 1-yard runs in the third quarter,...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 11:26 AM
His social network followers got a taste of his pre-practice drama on Monday afternoon.
Under the handle "YungLace27" on Twitter, Jacob Lacey told the tale of his pullover, handcuffing, and questioning by police who were looking to see if the Colts'...