| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:56 PM
Ron Gould received a package this week that left a knot in his throat.
It was an autographed Denver Broncos jersey, the No. 22 of running back C.J. Anderson, who led the NFL in rushing in November and in touchdowns in December.
"It brought tears to my...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Richard Sherman should have brought a book.
The All-Pro Seattle cornerback was thoroughly avoided when his Seahawks beat the visiting Green Bay Packers, 36-16, in this season's Kickoff Opener. Sherman was the dreadlocked elephant in the room — the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:41 PM
Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi. Terry Bradshaw and Chuck Noll. Joe Montana and Bill Walsh.
Great quarterbacks make great coaches.
Or maybe it's the other way around.
Regardless, stroll through the busts in Canton and, with few exceptions, the NFL's...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The fix is in — and it's working.
Five seasons ago, confronted with the problem of playoff-bound teams resting starters and coasting into the postseason, the NFL began scheduling only division games for the final week of the season. The theory...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 8:28 PM
The quarterbacks went down, and they went down hard.
Houston, Washington and Tennessee lost their quarterbacks Sunday. Even Denver had to do without Peyton Manning for a bit, with the Broncos star uncharacteristically missing a few snaps in San Diego...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't put up his typical gaudy numbers Sunday. He didn't throw four touchdown passes or roll up 400 yards. He did something better.
He did the Lambeau Limp.
Rodgers, carted off in the first half with a calf injury,...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Show Me State . . . just did.
It was misery in Missouri on Sunday for the teams in last season's Super Bowl. Seattle lost at Kansas City, and Denver fell at St. Louis.
The Chiefs moved into a two-way tie for first in the AFC West by virtue of...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Strange days indeed.
After starting the season 0-10, the Oakland Raiders finally got a win . . . by beating the scorching-hot Kansas City Chiefs, who had won seven of their previous eight games.
The first-place Atlanta Falcons at 4-6 will play host...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:36 AM
Please nobody tell Brandon Marshall that his trade to the Jets last Friday wasn’t the only thing that happened in the NFL over the weekend that potentially affected the Bears. At least six other developments around the league piqued just as much...
| Nov 12, 2014
— Wide receiver Jordan Matthews and running back Darren Sproles directing anger inward for missing throws. DeMeco Ryans wheeling himself around the postgame locker room, doing one-on-one interviews with his teammates. Connor Barwin praising the...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Biggest name. Biggest price. Biggest prize.
Everything super-sized around the Dolphins on Sunday with confirmation Ndamukong Suh will sign a staggering $114 million contract with $60 million guaranteed.
Biggest hopes. Biggest headlines. Biggest risk,...