| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:02 PM
Last week: 8-5 (8-5 against the spread). Season: 39-22 (38-23 against the spread).
Bears (2-2) at Panthers (2-2)
Noon Sunday, FOX-32
Panthers by 2 1/2 (O/U 46)
Tough sledding for the Panthers, now handing the ball off to Darrin Reaves, promoted...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The 0-2 New York Giants will try to put a screeching halt to their winless streak this today when they host the 2-0 Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium.
It's not going to be easy for the Giants, who have yet to fully click on either side of the ball,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The Raiders-Patriots game was viewed by most outside of the Bay Area of California as an easy Patriots victory. No one informed the Raiders of this, though. The Patriots needed three Stephen Gostkowski field goals and a late interception by rotund...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Osi Umenyiora was asked a lot of questions in Wednesday's conference call with members of the media covering the New York Giants.
His most telling answer in the 15-minute give-and-take was not much of an answer at all, but nonetheless spoke volumes...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Tribune fantasy football writer Phillip Thompson answers questions about whom to start in the Green Bay-Seattle game and what's in store for Toby Gerhart, Greg Olsen and Doug Martin.
Q. I have Aaron Rodgers and the Seattle defense, who are playing...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:46 PM
DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford cut out the mistakes and even showed some nifty moves. The Detroit Lions quarterback did just about everything right in the season opener, while his New York Giants counterpart, Eli Manning, still needs to clean up his...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Toby Gerhart would get the Trent Richardson treatment if Gerhart were even half as pedestrian a running back as Richardson was last season. He's a backup who fooled the Jaguars and fantasy football owners into believing he could be an RB1.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:16 PM
You had your fun at our expense, first-rounders, now it's time for you to produce.
For this longtime fantasy football player, the first round of the draft always has felt like a game of musical chairs. When the music stops at the end of fantasy's...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:55 PM
So, what's new around the NFL?
It has been a heavy week and a half for NFL fans, laden with serious subjects and guilt about following a sport so plagued with social problems. So Week 3 is a welcome relief, and some matchups should pay off emotionally...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:10 PM
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin admits that when it comes to patience, he's not very good at exercising the virtue.
"Is it a difficult thing'" he said when asked about being tolerant. "I've never been any good at it. I've tried it. Some people...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 1:26 PM
East Rutherford, N.J. -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton, who was pressed into making his fifth career start Sunday after starter Carson Palmer was unable to throw the ball, didn't exactly light up the scoreboard in his team's 25-14 win over...