| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Week 5 in the NFL is here, and while most fans in the city are gearing up for Sunday's Bears-Carolina matchup, I'm worried about the only fall sport I'm good at nowadays: fantasy football. We're a quarter of the way into the fantasy season and while it'...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell hinted Friday that wide receiver Calvin Johnson could miss Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with a nagging ankle injury.
“That possibility always exists,” Caldwell said. “Just kind of depends on...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:32 PM
As anyone who started a Minnesota Vikings player in their fantasy football lineup knows, one injury can have devastating consequences for a whole team -- real or fantasy.
It may not be fair to pin the Vikings' offensive futility Thursday night solely on...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 1:47 PM
DETROIT - Dan Carpenter tried to channel Rory McIlroy when he attempted a game-winning field goal Sunday.
The Buffalo Bills kicker lined up a 58-yarder and split the uprights with four seconds left, giving his team a 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:51 PM
The Detroit Lions might find out what life is like without star wide receiver Calvin Johnson for a few weeks.
Coach Jim Caldwell said on Monday that he considered sitting Johnson, who has been battling an ankle injury, on Sunday against the Bills....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:07 PM
Calvin Johnson once again can go to work on the Bears secondary if Mel Tucker's defense fails to identify the pre-snap alignment of the Lions wide receiver and the route concept designed to beat the top of the Cover-3 defense.
As shown here, the Lions...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers earned a first-round postseason bye.
And they will need it.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers aggravated a calf injury and missed two series but returned to help the Packers beat the Detroit Lions 30-20 Sunday in the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:26 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ season ended Sunday with a 13-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, the eighth loss in the last 10 games and likely the end of the Marc Trestman era.
1. Has Marc Trestman been using the wrong...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The NFL is great at providing false hope and security within the fan base of each of its teams.
That's what has happened here in Baltimore. Because of the way they finished in 2013, the Ravens didn't have to face the first-place teams in the AFC West...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:48 AM
DENVER — Each of the dozen NFL teams still standing has reason to believe next month will bring a party and a parade.
Every one of them also has a potentially costly flaw that could have them dejectedly clearing out their lockers instead.
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:35 PM
The Dolphins, who entered Thursday's game against Buffalo 28th in the NFL in first quarter scoring with three points per game, had a chance to improve their early-game offensive malaise. But it didn't go well.
Actually, they hit their average –...