| Aug 30, 2013
Because I was the only one of the Tribune's nine-man panel who correctly predicted the Bears would miss the playoffs last year, it's my privilege to hit leadoff with this year's NFL crystal ball.
It's easy to make a case for all four teams in the NFC...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It's the most wonderful time of the year for Las Vegas where the sports books with all of their big-screen televisions and their giant scoreboards filled with flashing numbers all welcome the start of another NFL season. The major league baseball and...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:23 PM
When the fax debacle unfolded that forced the Denver Broncos to cut star pass rusher Elvis Dumervil, the Ravens immediately made it clear that they were interested.
General manager Ozzie Newsome reached out to Dumervil's former agent, Marty Magid, to...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 2:04 PM
The last time that Elvis Dumervil collaborated with linebackers coach Don "Wink" Martindale, he led the entire NFL in sacks when he was with the Denver Broncos.
Four years after recording 17 sacks in Denver, the Pro Bowl pass rusher has reunited with...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The Ravens always held a strong edge when it came down to recruiting and signing Pro Bowl outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil following the expensive fax debacle that got him cut by the Denver Broncos.
It was a convincing selling point that the Ravens had...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The NFL will release its regular-schedule tonight at 8 p.m. during an NFL Network special which is expected to confirm what the Ravens have suspected for weeks: They'll open the season on Sept. 5 against the Denver Broncos.
The league is holding off...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:34 AM
The 2013 NFL regular-season schedule will be released this week after all.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello announced Tuesday that the schedule will be released on Thursday at 8 p.m.
There was plenty of speculation that the league's regular-season...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
ESPN and NFL Network present live coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Coverage begins with Round 1 on Thursday, April 26, at 8pm ET. Coverage resumes with Rounds 2-3 on Friday at 7pm ET and concludes with Rounds 4-7...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Just another ho-hum NFL Sunday.
Houston beat Jacksonville. Atlanta beat Arizona. Dallas beat Cleveland.
What else would you expect from three home teams favored by a combined 33 points?
Now, please excuse those winning teams as they strap on...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Two years ago, the NFC West was a joke.
Four teams, four losing records. The Seattle Seahawks became the first team in history to win a division and reach the postseason at 7-9.
Fast forward to today, and the NFC West is, top to bottom, the best...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:32 PM
NFL playoff schedule 2013 begins Saturday, Jan. 5, with two wild-card games on NBC and continues Sunday, Jan. 5, on CBS and FOX. From the NFL: NFL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE 2013 NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND Saturday, January 5 AFC: 4:30 PM (ET) Cincinnati at Houston...