| Dec 27, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Beyond individual accomplishments, which should never be discounted, the only thing on the line for the Bears on Sunday in Minnesota is draft status.
With a win, the Bears will finish third in the NFC North and pick between No. 8 and No. 11 in the first...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:51 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 8-5 (.615); season 96-50-1 (.658). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Ray Rice completed the first day of his appeal hearing after spending about nine hours Wednesday at the New York offices of Barbara S. Jones, a former U.S. District judge.
The hearing took place nearly two months after the former Pro Bowl running back...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:27 PM
These quarterback audibles aren't about deception. They're about desperation.
With the clock winding down on the NFL regular season, several teams are being forced to make a change at the most pivotal position.
It's a case of next man up . . . and...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Last week: 8-8 (8-8 against the spread).
Season: 153-86-1 (128-111-1 against the spread).
Browns (7-8) at Ravens (9-6)
Ravens by 9 (O/U 41.5)
The Ravens still have a postseason pulse, and that should be sufficient incentive. Stage...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:51 PM
NFL Hail Mary
1975 NFC Divisional Playoffs — Dallas 17, Minnesota 14: Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a 50-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson to defeat the Vikings. Staubach's postgame comments about the play are thought...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Quarterback Peyton Manning said he planned to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015 for his 18th NFL season.
Manning was asked during his weekly news conference Wednesday if there was a set of circumstances that would lead him to retire.
"I have not...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 8:28 PM
The quarterbacks went down, and they went down hard.
Houston, Washington and Tennessee lost their quarterbacks Sunday. Even Denver had to do without Peyton Manning for a bit, with the Broncos star uncharacteristically missing a few snaps in San Diego...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Perhaps everything you would need to know about Dan Quinn as a defensive mind surfaced last February in a three-hour, 23-minute tutorial.
On the NFL's grandest stage, against one of the most prolific offenses the league ever had seen, Quinn unleashed an...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 4:42 PM
The Indianapolis Colts might have liked an earlier start time for Sunday's wild-card game against Cincinnati.
Earlier, as in October.
That's when the Colts were rolling, amassing at least 400 yards in eight of their first nine games. Indianapolis...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:01 PM
The Colts might have liked an earlier start time for Sunday's wild-card game against the Bengals.
As in October.
That's when the Colts were rolling, amassing at least 400 yards in eight of their first nine games. They have cooled over the past two...