| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:24 PM
— Peyton Manning down. Tom Brady to go.
That's the task the Indianapolis Colts are facing after advancing to the AFC championship game for the first time since 2009. They got the best of one future Hall of Fame quarterback Sunday with their 24-...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 10:06 PM
A hard-fought Super Bowl ended with, what else, a fight.
A brief brawl broke out in the final seconds of Sunday's game, with Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin getting ejected for a hit to the face of New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, after Tom Brady...
| Jan 17, 2015
Having posted convincing victories over the Bengals and Broncos, the Colts unquestionably belong in the AFC championship game.
In a sense, though, the Colts are party crashers.
Andrew Luck is the only remaining quarterback without a Super Bowl ring, and...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Eight nights before he coached in his sixth Super Bowl, Bill Belichick was a punchline. Embroiled in an NFL investigation into allegations that his team used underinflated footballs in an AFC Championship Game victory, Belichick has become fodder for...
| 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...