| 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 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
If you lost, don't panic. If you won, don't gloat. It's Week 2 of fantasy football: redemption or retribution could be at hand.
I don't have to tell you Week 2 is critical. You can pawn off your lineup mistakes from the season opener on new players...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:25 PM
As someone who has run numerous races, including the Chicago Marathon, I consider myself to be in good shape.
To prove it, I headed to Microsoft's offices downtown to test the new Gatorade Sports Performance workout training program, which launches...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the South divisions:
In a division with Cam Newton and Drew Brees, there's even more of a premium in...
| 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...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Houston Texans aren’t spoiling the suspense this time.
Unlike eight years ago, when they last had the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, the Texans aren’t tipping their hand about who they will select first overall Thursday night at Radio City...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:23 PM
At 2-13, the Houston Texans have the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL draft.
But if the Texans were to win at Tennessee on Sunday, and Washington were to lose at the New York Giants, the Redskins, who had a weaker schedule, would...
| 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...