| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:24 PM
— Peyton Manning down. Tom Brady to go.
That's the task the Indianapolis Colts are facing after advancing to the AFC championship game for the first time since 2009. They got the best of one future Hall of Fame quarterback Sunday with their 24-...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:05 PM
The NFL's head of officiating said Thursday that officials inspected the footballs properly before the AFC championship game — in which 11 of 12 New England Patriots' footballs were found to be underinflated — and there will be enhanced...
| 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 25, 2015
| 6:45 PM
The NFL and the New England Patriots would love to take the air out of the biggest controversy heading into Super Bowl week. But Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks wasn't playing along Sunday when asked about the so-called "Deflategate" matter, and...
| 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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Eight nights before he coached in his sixth Super Bowl, Bill Belichick was a punchline. Embroiled in an NFL investigation into allegations that his team used underinflated footballs in an AFC Championship Game victory, Belichick has become fodder for...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange
PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown started the scoring with a 71-yard punt return and ended it with a 63-yard reception as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-17 Sunday night in a showdown for the...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:23 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Amazingly, after Week 4 the idea was introduced that the Patriots had a budding quarterback controversy and that the franchise's long run of success might be ending.
The Patriots had been thumped by the Dolphins and Chiefs and,...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:09 AM
— Patriots coach Bill Belichick said today he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.
But Belichick declined to answer questions after saying he knew nothing about accusations that his team...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:53 AM
The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated.
Troy Vincent, the NFL'...
| 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...