| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The NFL might be a quarterback league, but that wasn't reflected in last year's draft. Only one quarterback was selected in the first round — EJ Manuel, picked 16th by Buffalo — and one each in the next two rounds.
This year should be a...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:46 PM
DENVER — Bill Belichick normally runs at all cost from news conference controversy. He spends them mumbling the obvious, tossing a few roses in the direction of the opposition, generally treating the media like a thorny distraction.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:33 AM
An MRI revealed New England's Rob Gronkowski has torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, meaning the Pro Bowl tight end is done for the year, according to multiple reports Monday.
Gronkowski was writhing in pain and had...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Of the four divisional games, this is the only one that's not a rematch from the regular season.
Indianapolis is coming off a historic comeback victory over Kansas City that was both exhilarating and emotionally draining. There's no respite Saturday...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:15 PM
They are scorching-hot as NFL coaches.
Their chairs, for the moment, are comfortably cool.
This season features an unusually high number of coach-of-the-year candidates, making that one of the more competitive races.
There's no time to campaign...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:33 AM
In the first decade the Dolphins missed playing in the Super Bowl, you could say they were offered gentle reminders by the winning teams about what they lacked. By the second decade, you might have upgraded that to something more stern like annual...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:58 PM
DENVER — Peyton Manning, well, Peyton Manning is filet mignon. Terrance Knighton? He is Pot Roast.
"When I first signed here, I tried to get rid of that name," Knighton said after the Denver Broncos beat the Patriots 26-16, and just about every...
| Dec 30, 2013
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The harder he made it on the Bills, the easier he made it on his teammates. The more punishment he administered with his 250-pound rolling boulder of a body, the less punishment it meant for the rest of his team in the coming...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:43 PM
When Edgar Cerenord rattled off the top schools recruiting him Monday, he failed to mention one team thought to have made some inroads with the Plantation American Heritage defensive tackle.
The 6-foot-2, 295-pound Cerenord said the teams atop his...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The New England Patriots have been the NFL's best team during this era of football.
Considering how many AFC Conference Championships, and Super Bowls Bill Belichick's team has won and appeared in since 2001, this can not be debated.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
This is as sacrilegious to say as it is obvious: The Dolphins will have more talent on the field Sunday than the depleted, suddenly vulnerable Patriots. But maybe that won't matter again.
Maybe champion coach Bill Belichick sprinkles magic like he did...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Here is the type of December day we're supposed to have with the Dolphins and Patriots. Here is the kind of late-season game full of playoff meaning you want when the schedule first comes out.
This wasn't supposed to remain as easy as the Patriots...