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Latimes.com ColumnistIn most of their first-down plays the other day, the Kansas City Chiefs, a famous running team, threw passes instead. And that's how they ran up that 54-34 score on the St. Louis Rams, who had won their first six games with the same plan: consistent...
Latimes.com ColumnistThe proposition that the Oakland Raiders are finally a Super Bowl team again this season will be tested, for perhaps the last time, in the game of the week Monday night at Denver. If the Raiders win that one, their bright future will be more fact than...
Latimes.com ColumnistOne of the season's surprise success-story teams, the NFL's New Orleans Saints, will line up in St. Louis Sunday without the two Saints who did the most to turn things around this fall in the Superdome. They are Jeff Blake, the quarterback who broke a...
Latimes.com ColumnistOf the NFL teams still alive in the long march toward the Super Bowl, the St. Louis Rams (8-5) face by far the most difficult remaining schedule: Minnesota (11-2), Tampa Bay (8-5) and New Orleans (8-5). But at least they'll get NFL leader Minnesota at...
Latimes.com ColumnistThe Dallas Cowboys will make football history of a kind Monday night when they become the first NFL team to play regular-season games on both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day the same year. In a Nashville stadium, simultaneously, the Tennessee Titans...
Latimes.com ColumnistThe San Diego football team has seized first place in the AFC West this year with carefully coached, uniquely aggressive defensive men who attack not the players in the offensive line but the gaps between those players. Up and down the line, as the...
Latimes.com ColumnistJeff George, the passer who revived the Minnesota Vikings Sunday and repulsed the San Francisco 49ers, 40-16, has always had the arm to do just that. He is the living example of the truth that it takes more than a great arm to make a great quarterback....
Latimes.com ColumninstWhen their offensive team is on the field this year, the St. Louis Rams are making the kinds of plays that no other teams are even attempting. And that's one reason why they're winning most of the time. At a critical moment Sunday, for example, the...
Tags: Mass Media, Thanksgiving, Tyrone Wheatley, Defense, Pete Carroll
Latimes.com ColumnistChad Pennington, the New York Jets' new leader, has spent the last three years making himself smoother, smarter, and faster. In consequence, Pennington is now one of the smoothest and smartest quarterbacks in the NFL, if never the fastest. He is also...
Tribune pro football reporterThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers are so fast, they got ahead of themselves Sunday while dismantling the Oakland Raiders 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII. It took them less than three quarters to start celebrating after they built a 34-3 lead by intercepting NFL MVP...
Tribune pro football reporterThe AFC West is having trouble getting jump-started. The Oakland Raiders, who won it last year, staged a walkout during a preseason rules session with NFL officials in protest of the infamous "tuck rule" that knocked them from the playoffs in New...
Tags: Tim Dwight, Trent Green, Defense, Mike Anderson, Terrell Davis
Special to The TimesOver the years, Super Bowls have produced one recurring phenomenon: the unanticipated blowout. And it always happens for the same reason: The team that falls behind, realizing that it isn't quite good enough, tends to lose heart, as the Raiders did...
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