| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:16 AM
As he does each week, Childs Walker shares his five biggest takeaways from the Ravens' 25-13 loss Sunday to the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
1. The Ravens still might make the playoffs, but it's hard to feel they deserve it.
It was easy to shrug...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The San Francisco 49ers, locked in a tight race for a playoff spot, made a short trip Sunday to the one-win Oakland Raiders.
One team looked defeated, completely devoid of passion and ready for the NFL season to be over.
The other team was the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:22 PM
Jay Cutler seemed to spend more time chatting with Drew Brees on the field than he did with the local media after the Bears' 31-15 loss to the Saints on Monday night at Soldier Field.
"We were just talking about family and kids," Brees confided. "We get...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:52 PM
The Chicago Bears played a prime time game Monday night against a 5-8 opponent with a struggling defense and still couldn't keep from tripping over themselves. The Bears fell behind 24-0 after three quarters, then staggered to a 31-15 loss to the New...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:47 PM
Once more, with feeling.
For the third time, it's Peyton Manning versus Andrew Luck, and Sunday the stakes are higher than they've ever been, with the winner moving on and the loser done for the season.
Last season, in Manning's first return to...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:46 PM
History drifts throughout the corridors of Halas Hall, around the trophies of victories past and images of football icons such as Halas and Ditka and Payton. The Bears are one of two charter NFL franchises still operating, and at team headquarters they...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Consider it the Disappointment Bowl on Monday night at Soldier Field: Bears vs. Saints in a battle of 5-8 teams that have been their own worst enemies this season.
For those still interested in surveying the wreckage, it’s interesting to note...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Records: Patriots 12-4, Ravens 11-6
Site: Gillette Stadium
Time: 4:35 p.m.
Line: Patriots by 7
Weather: Around 20 degrees with a clear sky at kickoff. Temps dropping throughout game.
TV: Ch. 30 (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:36 AM
Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith helped the Ravens qualify for the playoffs during a resurgent season in whicn he led the team with 79 receptions for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns.
Because of his playing time, individual and team performance, Smith...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill could join an elite group of his peers if he passes for 214 yards in Sunday's finale against the New York Jets.
Tannehill could become one of at least a dozen NFL quarterbacks to pass for 4,000 or more yards this...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:43 PM
Understandably nervous Philadelphia Eagles fans had their minds and eyes tuned to the College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night and came away with no real reason to feel relieved.
First, the offensive system devised by Chip Kelly...