| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:04 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs have quietly emerged as a legitimate contender in the AFC, but a loss Thursday night would undo a lot of their current momentum. Winners of five straight games to surge into a first-place tie in the AFC West, the Chiefs hope to keep...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Patriots 8-2 (1): Subpar game for Tom Brady and they still find a way to hang 42 points on Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. That is clicking.
2. Cardinals 9-1 (2): Bruce Arians is paying attention to playoff ramifications....
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The Chicago Bears have played awful football in their last two games — losing at New England 51-23, getting a week off to regroup, then losing at Green Bay 55-14. All Bears (even Yogi) deserve derision, led by head coach Marc Trestman....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Jay, you lied to me.
You said things would be different. Remember when former Packer Charles Woodson said "Same old Jay?" He said you would let us down. I didn't want to believe him, but the assessment appears to be spot on.
When the season started, I...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Sunday presented the Bears with a chance to announce themselves as a division power and maybe even a Super Bowl contender in this jailbreak of an NFL season.
Instead, the Bears chose to announce they have no clue how to stop Aaron Rodgers, even when he&...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 12:40 PM
LONDON - Jolly ol’ England indeed.
How many ways was this tonic Sunday to the Dolphins' season, balm on their pain, exactly the kind of laugher this team needed? Well, Joe Phibin could talk of a win and not his past week of misadventure in...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:53 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Devin McCourty watched the ball bounce off Raiders receiver Denarius Moore, pinball off fellow defensive back Logan Ryan and nestle in the hands of Vince Wilfork. The Patriots safety just couldn't resist.
You watch those 325...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:13 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles have really got to hand it to the guys in stripes.
No, seriously. Coach Chip Kelly wants his players to hand the football to an official as soon as a play ends so the ball can be spotted immediately for the next snap. Spinning or...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 2:15 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The latest incarnation of the New York Jets running back by committee racked up 212 yards Sunday afternoon, and the Jets limited the Oakland Raiders to 25 rushing yards in a 19-14 win at MetLife Stadium.
The Jets, trying to...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The latest incarnation of the New York Jets running back by committee racked up 212 yards Sunday afternoon, and the Jets limited the Oakland Raiders to 25 rushing yards in a 19-14 win at...