| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:34 PM
The Arizona Cardinals could pull off a season sweep.
Not only is Bruce Arians on track for his second NFL coach-of-the-year award in three seasons, but also Todd Bowles, the team's defensive coordinator, is prominent in the conversation for assistant...
| Nov 18, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — It was just as painful to watch the second time, but Chip Kelly said he won't be haunted by the memories of the worst game the Eagles have played in the season-and-a-half that he's coached the NFL team.
On Monday, Kelly sat...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Henry Melton is the one who got away from the Bears, a draft pick who panned out to become a high-level player they couldn't get under contract long term.
The defensive tackle returns Thursday night as the leader of the Cowboys pass rush. Although he...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Last week: 9-7 (6-9-1 against the spread). Season: 122-69-1 (100-91-1 against the spread).
at Bengals (8-3-1)
Bengals by 3 (over/under 47)
Ben Roethlisberger has owned Ohio, and the Steelers play teams in their division...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 8-8 (.500); season 153-86-1 (.640). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:15 PM
For an autopsy of what went wrong for the Bears in Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Packers at Soldier Field, you could sort through a series of frustrating plays in which multiple levels of the defense failed simultaneously.
Take for example the 22-yard...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Bears are in disarray at the end of coach Marc Trestman's second season and general manager Phil Emery's third. At 5-10, they must beat the Vikings on the road Sunday to avoid their worst record since 2004 — but their problems are deeper than...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:42 PM
One small stomp for man, one giant gulp for the Detroit Lions.
The NFL on Monday suspended Detroit center Dominic Raiola one game for stomping on the ankle of Chicago defensive tackle Ego Ferguson the day before.
That means the Lions will be without...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts.
Jordy Nelson has experienced a little bit of feast or famine this season. The wide receiver is putting together a fine year as Aaron Rodgers' go-to target with 50 receptions for 737 yards and six...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:35 AM
For a brief moment Wednesday Lance Briggs lost himself in reminiscence, mentally scrolling through 11 years of memories at Lambeau Field and tracking the good vibes all the way back to Week 14 of 2003.
Briggs was just an emerging Bears rookie then,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:26 PM
Even at highway speed, Audie Cole recognized the vehicle pulled off on the shoulder of Interstate 40 in North Carolina, just east of Chapel Hill and west of the North Carolina State campus in Raleigh.
Trunk open. Hazards flashing. No driver or...