| Dec 14, 2014
| 8:52 PM
At the end of another Sunday that couldn't end soon enough, Steve Ross walked out of the loser's locker room, just as he has at Gillette Stadium all six times as Dolphins owner.
He buttoned his jacket against the cold, turned left down a hallway with...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Tom Brady was kaput as New England's quarterback. He was so used up at age 37 — especially after a 27-point loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 — that talk radio in Boston and beyond crackled with suggestions the Patriots should trade...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:10 AM
The Dolphins went to London this year, so it's a surprise the NFL is picking them to go again in 2015. But what adds emotion to the surprise is their home Jets game will be the one moved from Sun Life Stadium to London's Wembley Stadium.
This isn't just...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:46 PM
— Bill O'Brien has been a head coach for less than three of his 45 years, but already he's demonstrated a remarkable ability to rebuild at the major college and professional levels.
O'Brien saved Penn State's football program from ruin by stepping...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The Patriots meet up with old friend Adam Vinatieri Sunday when they play Indianapolis. Hard to believe he has been gone from New England since 2005. He spent 10 seasons with the Patriots and is in his ninth season with the Colts. He has 468 career...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Jared Allen knew the dysfunction had become irreversible, the drama too great to steer clear of.
Allen's team, which entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations, had hit a frustrating skid, the tension intensifying after each new failure.
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:56 PM
It's the Falcons. At the Panthers. Someone has to score, don't they?
No game this season has promised so much yet so little at the same time. You could look at this matchup and see Cam Newton and Matt Ryan engaged in a shootout, or you could turn it...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
If ever Bears coach Marc Trestman's understated tone fit the occasion, it was Sunday after a 21-13 victory over the Vikings that offered more relief than meaning.
"We did what we had to do to win the game," Trestman said, emotionless. "This is our...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Eleven weeks into the NFL season, fans around here have experienced highs and lows.
In Foxborough, there were some lows before the more recent highs. In East Rutherford, it's been mostly lows for two franchises spinning their wheels. As we buckle up...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:12 PM
In football it is essential to know the down and the distance of every situation.
That way everyone is clear about the challenge, and understands the journey, and adversity they potentially face.
The same approach should apply to the NFL teams...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:50 PM
KISSIMMEE — The line to meet the great coach snaked outside the door of the burger joint near Kissimmee and around the side of the building.
"Can you believe it?" Don Shula said, when asked about his endearing popularity. "They must think we're...