| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:53 PM
John Fox hoisted the Lamar Hunt trophy over his head a year ago Sunday in Denver, as orange, blue and white confetti fluttered in the mile-high air. His team had just surged to an AFC championship and a Super Bowl berth. The crowd roared.
| Jan 17, 2015
Having posted convincing victories over the Bengals and Broncos, the Colts unquestionably belong in the AFC championship game.
In a sense, though, the Colts are party crashers.
Andrew Luck is the only remaining quarterback without a Super Bowl ring, and...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Patriots 7-2 (2): Manhandling of Broncos could have implications in January and help gain home-field advantage in playoffs.
2. Cardinals 7-1 (3): They own the best record in the NFC in November for the first time since...
| 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 15, 2014
| 7:27 PM
These quarterback audibles aren't about deception. They're about desperation.
With the clock winding down on the NFL regular season, several teams are being forced to make a change at the most pivotal position.
It's a case of next man up . . . and...
| 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 30, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The Bears have asserted their desire to hire a new general manager before they shift their full attention to landing a new head coach. But the organization hasn’t restricted itself on casting its net early for potential coaching hires.
| Nov 30, 2014
| 2:33 PM
The NFL regular season has reached the three-quarters pole, and there still are too many possibilities to predict who will make the playoffs.
But it's not too early to surmise that the Ravens put themselves in a very precarious postseason position...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:04 PM
What's typically a slugfest might wind up a shootout.
The Steelers and Ravens — bitter AFC North rivals whose grind-it-out styles often lead to close, low-scoring games — have shown the capability this season to put up points in bunches....
| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:34 PM
Joe Flacco threw two second-half touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-17, on Saturday night in an AFC wild-card game.
Flacco hit Torrey Smith for an 11-yard touchdown in the third quarter and found Crockett...