| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:44 AM
UPDATED: ESPN cleaned up in the ratings Monday night with the NFL.
The channel's "Monday Night Football" drew 16 million viewers for the Cincinnati Bengals' 37-28 win over the Denver Broncos. The game held viewers through the fourth quarter.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A rookie should be seen and not heard.
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has got the first part of that covered. He has been seen out on the town, seen courtside at Cavaliers games, and, until now, seen each Sunday on the sideline....
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:35 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 12-4 (.750); season 134-73-1 (.647). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:17 PM
Frank Verducci, who has 31 years of coaching experience between college and the pros, will become the offensive coordinator at UConn.
He also will coach the Huskies' running backs as part of a shakeup on offense.
Verducci, the tight ends and offensive...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 11:06 AM
CLEVELAND -- Johnny Manziel has sought help to change his off-field lifestyle.
Following a rough rookie season in the NFL, Manziel has entered a treatment program for unspecified reasons, an adviser for the Browns quarterback said in a statement...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 10:38 AM
PHOENIX — Four months ago, the Patriot Way was broken.
The New England Patriots, one of the NFL's most successful franchises for the past 15 years, were 2-2 and coming off an embarrassing Monday night loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The debate...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:39 PM
Dolphins 33, Patriots 20
The Dolphins erased a 10-point halftime deficit and outscored New England 23-0 in the second half of the season opener at Miami. The Dolphins' Knowshon Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown. Tom Brady, sacked four times,...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 6:30 PM
The NFL is filled with seminal snapshots that tell stories that words, by themselves, could never do.
There was Chuck Bednarik's celebration over an unconscious Frank Gifford; Dwight Clark's leaping grab of a Joe Montana pass in the back of the end...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:45 AM
Eleven NFL quarterbacks broke the 4,000 yard plateau this year, with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill becoming the 50th quarterback in league history to reach that milestone.
Joe Flacco was just 14 yards shy of 4,000, leaving a somewhat...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:11 PM
The Ravens stayed at the same hotel and wore the same uniform combination they did when they last played a meaningful game here some 21 months ago.
Maybe the superstitions helped, but it was two of the many players not in the organization when the...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
As the San Diego Chargers were getting the ball back late in the fourth quarter and needing a touchdown to complete their comeback over the Ravens, the sense of dread was palpable at M&T Bank Stadium.
It was as if the announced 71,060 in the stands knew...