| Nov 25, 2011
| 4:03 AM
Prior to the Thanksgiving night clash with the Ravens, the San Francisco 49ers had been tied for 14th in the NFL in sacks allowed with 21.
That ranking will fall dramatically after the Ravens sacked quarterback Alex Smith nine times in a 16-6 victory...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis said in a Wednesday conference call with Baltimore media that this has probably been the toughest season, both physically and emotionally, of his four in the NFL.
Hillis earned a spot on the cover of this year&...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Colt McCoy was enjoying a beautiful Thanksgiving evening until he flipped on the TV and witnessed the Ravens' defense sacking the stuffing out of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith nine times and making mincemeat out of premier back Frank Gore.
| Dec 24, 2011
| 5:12 PM
David Akers kicked four field goals, including the game-winning 39-yarder late in the fourth quarter to push the San Francisco 49ers past the Seattle Seahawks, 19-17 at CenturyLink Field.
Akers' now has 42 field goals made this season, establishing a...
| Jan 17, 2012
Coughlin leads the pack
Los Angeles Times
How should these four coaches be sorted? The one definitely headed to Canton? It's Bill Belichick. The one with the most recent ring? It's Tom Coughlin. The hungriest? It's John Harbaugh. The one who...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
What I learned about the Bearsfrom the Giants-Niners NFC Championship Game:
The Niners reminded me of the Bears who went to Super Bowl 41 and lost to Indianapolis.
The 2006 Bears had a quarterback who could kill you as quickly as he could win a game for...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster today. Lynch replaces San Francisco's Frank Gore who is unable to participate due to illness.
Lynch set career highs in rushing yards (1,204), carries (285) and rushing...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Because doing a full, 32-team list of power rankings is too much work for a Monday afternoon, I will rank the top 11 teams in the NFL after each exciting football Sunday (that's where the "first and 10" comes in). Here is how I rank them heading into...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Thanks to Clemson’s Orange Bowl no-show and a 2-6 record this bowl season, ACC football’s image problem – details in this post from last week -- shows no sign of easing. But as the weekend’s four NFL playoff games reminded, the...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 2:05 PM
PENNSYLVANIA ATHLETES NAMED TO PARADE MAGAZINE'S 49TH ANNUAL ALL-AMERICA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
Noah Spence, a 6'4", 245-pound defensive lineman from Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, and Brendan Nosovitch, a 6'3", 205-pound quarterback...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Torrey Smith torched the Rams in Week 3, catching five passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns. Now he is burning up the waiver wire, and you can be sure that someone will claim him in your fantasy league.
I got a text message shortly after midnight...