| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Last week: 6-8 (2-12 against the spread)
Season: 102-58-1 (83-78 against the spread)
Buccaneers (2-8) at Bears (4-6)
Noon Sunday, FOX-32
Bears by 6 (O/U 46.5)
Watching tape of Mike Evans has to give the Bears chills. But the Buccaneers don't...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:51 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 8-5 (.615); season 96-50-1 (.658). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Last week: 8-5 (5-8 against the spread)
Season: 96-50-1 (81-66 against the spread)
Vikings (4-5) at Bears (3-6)
Noon Sunday, CBS-2
Bears by 3 (O/U 46)
While the Vikings are rested, the Bears are reeling. They have yet to win at home and have...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:26 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ season ended Sunday with a 13-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, the eighth loss in the last 10 games and likely the end of the Marc Trestman era.
1. Has Marc Trestman been using the wrong...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did not appear at a scheduled disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Friday after agreeing to attend last week, according to ESPN.
The NFL claimed that Peterson refused to give the league an alternative...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Cullen Jenkins said the approach is the same, whether you are the best team in the league or the worst. Funny he should mention that because the Giants are, in fact, the worst team in the league — when it comes to defense.
"You try to master your...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Sam Farmer, The Times’ NFL writer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U=over/under). Last week’s record 11-4 (.735); season 113-62-1 (.646). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:19 PM
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis will miss the remainder of the season and require surgery for a strained muscle in his left big toe.
Willis was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list Tuesday for the injury suffered in the third...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Broncos 5-1 (1): Overlooked in hoopla surrounding Peyton Manning record was fact they crushed 49ers in every phase.
2. Eagles 5-1 (4): Chip Kelly with extra week to prepare for trip to face talented Cardinals should make for...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Do you see Jordan Lynch returning kicks if he sticks with the team? -- @Mitlane from Twitter
No. I don’t think Lynch has the speed or quickness to excel as a returner. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds at the scouting combine. One of the...