| Jan 3, 2015
| 5:03 PM
Luke Kuechly knew Carolina’s defense didn’t have much bite earlier in the season.
The Panthers middle linebacker said that made Saturday all the more special.
Carolina limited Arizona to 78 yards and forced three turnovers in a 27-16 win,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:41 PM
After benching Jay Cutler this week, the Bears seem to have little choice but to trade or cut him after this season, although he says his goal is to remain with the team.
Trading Cutler would be the only way to avoid owing him the majority of $15.5...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Fresh off their sixth victory in seven games, the three Detroit Lions quarterbacks went for a jog Monday. That's when 10-year veteran Dan Orlovsky made a startling confession:
"This is my first 'Victory Monday.'"
Victory Mondays are a funny tradition,...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Show Me State . . . just did.
It was misery in Missouri on Sunday for the teams in last season's Super Bowl. Seattle lost at Kansas City, and Denver fell at St. Louis.
The Chiefs moved into a two-way tie for first in the AFC West by virtue of...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Strange days indeed.
After starting the season 0-10, the Oakland Raiders finally got a win . . . by beating the scorching-hot Kansas City Chiefs, who had won seven of their previous eight games.
The first-place Atlanta Falcons at 4-6 will play host...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Last week: 8-5 (5-8 against the spread)
Season: 96-50-1 (81-66 against the spread)
Vikings (4-5) at Bears (3-6)
Noon Sunday, CBS-2
Bears by 3 (O/U 46)
While the Vikings are rested, the Bears are reeling. They have yet to win at home and have...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Thanksgiving is behind us, and now the real NFL season begins.
This is the homestretch, when the story is either the favorites maintaining their momentum, or written-off teams rising to the challenge, then getting hot in the playoffs, the way the New...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:12 PM
On a Sunday when Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady squared off for the first time in their illustrious NFL careers, and Johnny Manziel scored for the first time in his less-than-illustrious rookie season, it was another first that kept the San Diego Chargers in...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Carson Palmer didn't need an X-ray or an MRI exam. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback knew as he writhed on the turf that the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee was shot.
He said as much Monday, still coming to grips with the fact he's done...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:55 PM
The last time the Arizona Cardinals were 8-1?
They were the Chicago Cardinals.
NFL-leading Arizona achieved that feat again Sunday, matching the club's starts in 1925 and 1948, with a 31-14 victory over the visiting St. Louis Rams.
On a day when the...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:34 PM
The Arizona Cardinals could pull off a season sweep.
Not only is Bruce Arians on track for his second NFL coach-of-the-year award in three seasons, but also Todd Bowles, the team's defensive coordinator, is prominent in the conversation for assistant...