| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Well, here it is. The worst day of the football year. The last day of another lost season. It's Dolphins versus Jets with nothing on the line, and then, as the locker rooms empty, nothing at all. Darkness. For months.
I once stumbled into Don Shula's...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:12 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The games ended Sunday and now the games begin.
Rex Ryan? Presumed to be gone. Tom Coughlin? Presumed not to be gone. Bill Belichick? Presumed to be OK after a postgame visit with Patriots trainers and a doctor.
| 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 23, 2014
| 7:57 PM
With Oakland winning and Arizona losing — two of the oddities from Week 12 — about the only sure bet in the NFL these days is that the New England Patriots are going to come through. And come through big.
That was the case again Sunday, as...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2014
Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens
TV: Chs. 4, 12. Radio: WINZ (940 AM), WBGG (105.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish).
Coaches: Joe Philbin (15-17, in third season with Dolphins); Bill Belichick (218-114, in 15th season with Patriots)...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Injuries and opportunity. It's why you shouldn't beat yourself up after a bad draft or gloat too much after a fast start. With a big hit or a benching, power can change hands quickly in the fantasy football world, even this late in the season....