| 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 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Forte didn't need to keep track of his catches Sunday as he hunted the NFL's single-season record for receptions by a running back. Injured quarterback Jimmy Clausen did it for him on the sideline.
So when Forte caught a dart...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Last week: 8-8 (8-8 against the spread).
Season: 153-86-1 (128-111-1 against the spread).
Browns (7-8) at Ravens (9-6)
Ravens by 9 (O/U 41.5)
The Ravens still have a postseason pulse, and that should be sufficient incentive. Stage...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 4:45 PM
The Raiders have requested permission to speak with Dallas Cowboys passing game coordinator Scott Linehan, according to an ESPN report Sunday.
Linehan, 51, had an 11-25 record as the St. Louis Rams coach from 2006-08. He got fired four games into his...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:20 PM
AT ST. LOUIS (6-7)
TV: NFL Network, 5:15 PST.
Line: Rams by 41/2 .
Sam Farmer's pick: The Cardinals are beat up and they haven't played as well on the road. Tough draw, playing at the red-hot Rams...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Typical pro athlete. When quarterback Ryan Lindley signed a practice-squad deal with the San Diego Chargers a few months ago, he had his wife stay home in Arizona, and he took off to the West Coast to live with another woman.
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:14 AM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: The end.
The Bears will play their 2014 season finale Sunday afternoon against the...
| 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.
| Dec 29, 2014
| 6:27 AM
The Chicago Bears entered the offseason Monday facing major decisions about general manager Phil Emery’s and coach Marc Trestman’s futures in the wake of a 5-11 season marred by dysfunction, underachievement and lopsided losses.
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:06 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you believe in the idea that defense travels, you can't discount the .500 Panthers in the postseason.
Ron Rivera's swarming Panthers defense set an NFL playoff record in a 27-16 wild-card round victory Saturday at Bank of...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Bears second-year right guard Kyle Long met his second straight Pro Bowl nomination with his characteristic enthusiasm Wednesday.
“Obviously, it’s a big honor,” Long said, while flanked by running back Matt Forte at a news conference....