| Nov 29, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Because this is being written on the day after Thanksgiving, I'm eating turkey sandwiches and leftover dressing on the side. By the time you read this, we will have moved on to turkey soup or the under-appreciated T.O.T. (turkey on toast). Also it's close...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:21 PM
Roger Goodell has the PR equivalent of 3.1 seconds before the pocket of negativity collapses on him and the rich NFL empire over which he presides.
The embattled commissioner must act swiftly and appropriately, though speed has never been his or the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Even the most loyal fans have to see that the Ravens are still an average football team in a league filled with mediocrity.
The team had its most legitimate chance to prove they were top contenders Sunday, but allowed two long drives in the final 6:03...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:41 PM
It's CCS: Conference Championship Sunday. Or another way of looking at it is that this is the penultimate chapter in the NFL's "Game of Thrones."
And each of these surviving four armies is led by its own Prince Charming, but which will be crowned king?...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Before the pass, defensive end Olivier Vernon sprinted into the rookie quarterback's face, causing him to throw the ball away, like the cartoon figure heaving the treasure before pushed off a cliff.
"He didn't want any part of getting [hit]," Vernon...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Remember back a couple of months, just before the start of the NFL season, that much of the talk was about rookies Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam?
Now, Manziel's holding a clipboard in Cleveland; Clowney has had injury problems and...
| Sep 18, 2013
The New England Patriots haven't fielded a lousy offense since 2000. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't endured a losing season since 2003. The Philadelphia Eagles haven't played this fast since — well, they've never played this fast.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Here is a fun game to play for the whole family. Put both hands inside the collar of your shirt as if grabbing imaginary shoulder pads. Now stretch your neck to the left and right.
Welcome to the Bears answer to Tebowing, the mock prayer pose in honor...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 11:09 AM
The three NFL starters from the Peninsula had landmark regular seasons. Each excelled for a division champion, two made the Pro Bowl and the other was part of NFL history.
But January is football's cruelest month, and all endured the frustrations of an...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:02 PM
The Bears and Matt Forte once again can attack the Packers defensive front seven with the trap schemes in Marc Trestman's playbook to produce numbers in the run game.
As shown here, the Bears align in a Pro Split Exchange formation with Regular/21...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Nothing sums up the state of Sunday night's NFC North rivalry game better than this: While Packers coach Mike McCarthy stands within five victories of Vince Lombardi, Bears counterpart Marc Trestman reminds Chicagoans of Neill Armstrong more every week....