| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
ATLANTA -- Matt Bryant kicked a 51-yarder field goal on the final play of regulation, then booted a 52-yarder in overtime to give the Atlanta Falcons a 37-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
In another thriller between the NFC South rivals Sunday,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Conventional wisdom said last season's potent Denver Broncos offense would slip to more common NFL numbers, like an over-performing stock market correcting itself. Conventional wisdom needs to have a seat in the corner.
What I saw Sunday was a unit...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Last week in parenthesis.
1. Seahawks 1-0 (1): If you needed a statement on their resolve to repeat as champions, it was delivered at the Packers' expense.
2. Broncos 1-0 (2): DeMarcus Ware looked healthy and energized and that wasn't always the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A new NFL season is dawning and the heirarchy of power in the AFC South is looking pretty familiar. The Colts are still the team to beat, but the Texans are poised to make an improvement over last year's dismal campaign.
The predicted order of finish:...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:13 PM
New England Patriots
2013: 12-4, first.
Last in playoffs: 2013.
They're going all the way: TE Rob Gronkowski is (almost) back — he's still favoring his recovering right knee and is said to be 50-50 for the opener against the Dolphins....
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have agreed on a new six-year, $100-million contract, the Associated Press reports, with $51.8-million guaranteed and a $10-million signing bonus.
Watt has had 74 tackles for loss, 36 1/2 sacks and 27 pass...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 PM
In predicted order of finish by division:
2013 | 13-3, 1st in West
Last year in playoffs | 2013
Going all the way: Offense-minded Denver beefed up on the other side of the ball, adding end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib, and...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:23 PM
ROUND 1: Tonight in New York, 5 PDT. ROUND 2-3: Friday, 4 p.m. ROUNDS 4-7: Saturday, 9 a.m. TV: ESPN, NFL Network.
NO. TEAM, PLAYER , SAM FARMER'S COMMENT
1. HOUSTON, Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina, Clowney is a physical freak. Texans can pair...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The last time the Ravens squared off with Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt, he disrupted a Joe Flacco pass with the batted football intercepted by cornerback Johnathan Joseph and swiftly returned for a touchdown.
Since the Texans' 43-13...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:37 PM
She'll sing that she's been waiting all day for Sunday night, but really Carrie Underwood has been waiting months.
Underwood, who replaces Faith Hill in singing the "Sunday Night Football" opening for NBC, performed her segment in June at an airport-...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:08 AM
The Ravens' dormant running game has been stuck in neutral all season.
A lackluster rushing offense might get a boost this week, though, since star running back Ray Rice is regarded as having a solid chance of returning from a strained left hip flexor...