| 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...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:39 PM
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence in San Jose early Sunday, police said, three days after the NFL ramped up its penalties for domestic violence.
San Jose police said they were...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The NFL suspended San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for the first nine games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies. Smith, 24, will be eligible to return to the 49ers' active roster on Nov. 10...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Bills coach Doug Marrone reportedly got into it pretty good with management late in the preseason before his team tarnished the Bears' season. Word is, by the time general manager Doug Whaley and team President Russ Brandon intervened in an expletive-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
His football team now resides in the heart of the Silicon Valley, so it's only natural that San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh would describe the maturation of his quarterback in terms a techie could appreciate.
"Colin [Kaepernick] is at the highest...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:09 PM
2013: 10-6, first.
Last in playoffs: 2013.
They're going all the way: QB Nick Foles is coming off an unbelievable season, with 27 touchdown passes and just two interceptions. LeSean McCoy is the defending rushing champion and the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:00 PM
2013 | 13-3, 1st in West
Last year in playoffs | 2013
Going all the way: The last franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles was New England in 2003 and ’04, so the Seahawks have quite a challenge. Then again, Pete Carroll...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:54 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito.
That doesn't mean, however, that the Buccaneers have closed the door on...