| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:03 PM
The New England Patriots got out of the Northeast on Monday before the blizzard hit, and flew directly into the eye of a different storm.
While football fans from every corner of the map have already grown weary of "Deflategate," New England coaches and...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:12 PM
Another Super Bowl lies before us like an ample British dinner. Dark. Greasy. Grandiloquent. We could easily mock this insanely popular feast. But, like you and Tom Brady, I always see the football as half-full, not half-empty.
I'd love to see Sunday'...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Packers 10-3 (1): Little concerning Falcons put up 37 on them but you had feeling no matter how many Falcons scored, Aaron Rodgers would score more.
2. Patriots 10-3 (2): Bill Belichick's team tosses aside Justin Bieber...
| 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 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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:09 PM
A year after joining one ultra-exclusive coaching fraternity, Seattle's Pete Carroll is one victory away from joining another.
Carroll, who last February became the third coach to win both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship, now...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears fell 20-14 to the Detroit Lions on Sunday for their fourth consecutive loss. 1. In case of emergency, break glass. If you need a fire extinguisher, you can only hope it works after you break the glass. When you smash...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Ernie Accorsi started as a sportswriter, which isn't the main reason he's the right consultant for the Bears. He began his NFL career in public relations for the Baltimore Colts, where Johnny Unitas was the quarterback.
When he became general manager of...
| Jan 9, 2015
The way Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman sees it, there's no way for visiting teams to simulate the sensory overload of a playoff game at CenturyLink Field, and certainly not the next-to-the-freight-train noise that's almost constant when the...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:20 PM
The New England Patriots had the benefit of a week off after their regular-season finale.
So what else is new?
This is the fifth consecutive season the Patriots have earned one of the AFC's top two seedings, allowing them to sit out the wild-card...