| 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 29, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Oh yeah, him.
All season long Cody Kessler has thrown the sharpest of darts through the deepest of shadows, Brett Hundley down the road, Marcus Mariota up the coast, Steve Sarkisian on the sidelines.
He has been shrouded in a conservative offense, his...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:15 PM
— No one is undefeated in the NFL, although four teams have just one loss: Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and Arizona.
The Broncos have Peyton Manning, the league's only five-time most valuable player who has thrown more touchdown passes than anyone...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:56 PM
The man with the NFL's most ordinary name was anything but.
Arizona's John Brown was an arrow through the heart of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, catching a 75-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer with 1 minute 22 seconds left to lift the...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:12 PM
The synchronicity is striking.
Sunday's slate of NFL games features NFC and AFC showdowns between the division leaders in the East and West. Dallas, which is still in first in the NFC East despite losing to Washington on Monday night, plays host to...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Remember back a couple of months, just before the start of the NFL season, that much of the talk was about rookies Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam?
Now, Manziel's holding a clipboard in Cleveland; Clowney has had injury problems and...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:10 PM
Welcome to the mild, mild West.
San Diego? Humiliated by a 37-0 defeat at Miami.
Denver? Humbled by a 43-21 loss at New England.
Seattle? Hard-pressed to land the knockout punch against winless Oakland before winning, 30-24.
And San Francisco?...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:48 PM
The NFL is a passing league.
Peyton Manning has passed Brett Favre. Joe Flacco has passed Ben Roethlisberger. Philip Rivers has passed Johnny Unitas and Kurt Warner.
The season hasn't even reached the midway point, and records already are falling like...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:40 PM
They are quarterbacks, but they also formed an offensive "line."
The line is one of demarcation — the NFL acted one way before Baltimore's Joe Flacco and Atlanta's Matt Ryan were rookies, and another way after.
Flacco and Ryan, who will be on...
| Oct 12, 2014
Logan Thomas throwing a touchdown pass before Johnny Manziel? Three NFC East teams with winning records? Those are among the improbable storylines as the NFL season's Week 6 hits overdrive Sunday.
Dallas' afternoon visit to Super Bowl champion Seattle...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Kansas City's Alex Smith is in elite company.
And he's not happy about it.
He's among five quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in the last 25 years who lost when facing their former team for the first time.
It happened to Drew Bledsoe when he played...