| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:03 PM
SEATTLE — It's time for the NFL to kick the extra point to the curb.
In a league where the pinnacle is Super, the point after touchdown is entirely superfluous.
What play, other than the clock-killing kneel down, is so virtually automatic? There...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
With their stunning, back-from-the-dead victory over Denver on Sunday night -- a game in which they overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to win 34-31 in overtime, the New England Patriots put themselves in prime position for a first-round playoff bye....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Tom Brady was nowhere to be seen Wednesday when the New England Patriots held their first major practice ahead of Sunday's AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the star quarterback missed practice...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:26 PM
DENVER — After nearly five months of NFL games, it has come down to this:
Four teams. Four possible matchups for Super Bowl XLVIII.
For Denver, New England, Seattle and San Francisco, looking that far ahead could spell doom. But the options have...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Of the four divisional games, this is the only one that's not a rematch from the regular season.
Indianapolis is coming off a historic comeback victory over Kansas City that was both exhilarating and emotionally draining. There's no respite Saturday...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:14 PM
On another bizarre NFL Sunday, when Seattle lost at home for the first time in two years, Carolina secured its first playoff berth in five years, and a bunch of left-for-dead teams somehow maintained a postseason pulse, something very typical happened:...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:33 AM
An MRI revealed New England's Rob Gronkowski has torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, meaning the Pro Bowl tight end is done for the year, according to multiple reports Monday.
Gronkowski was writhing in pain and had...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:06 PM
If I hear one more time in a talk-radio discussion that Peyton Manning's legacy will be tainted if he can't win another Super Bowl, my head might explode.
Peyton Manning has nothing left to prove. Period. His legacy is established at least as one of the...
| Dec 29, 2013
College football is the giant tail that ought to be wagging the relatively small dog of pro football but for some inexplicable reason never seems to see itself that way. The college game has roots and loyalties that go back decades before the pros and...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:35 AM
One week after New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was sharply critical of the NFL labor deal and alleged that it played a role in increasing the amount of injuries, Ravens coach John Harbaugh joined him in ripping the collective bargaining...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Patriots at Broncos
49ers at Seahawks
Last week: 2-2
Broncos 34, Patriots 31
The Patriots have relied on their running game in recent weeks and it has been enough to get to this point. The difference for the...