| Nov 30, 2014
| 2:33 PM
The NFL regular season has reached the three-quarters pole, and there still are too many possibilities to predict who will make the playoffs.
But it's not too early to surmise that the Ravens put themselves in a very precarious postseason position...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:22 PM
If Bears Chairman George McCaskey has the slightest inkling 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh might have interest in reviving the team that drafted him in 1987, he needs to fire Marc Trestman first thing Monday morning.
Delaying the inevitable until the...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Packers 9-3 (2): Mike McCarthy is pushing all the right buttons.
2. Patriots 9-3 (1): Loss at Lambeau snapped seven-game streak and could be exactly what Bill Belichick needs to sharpen focus down stretch.
3. Broncos 9-3...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The following are updates on area coaches in the National Football League for the 2014 season.
REID, CHIEFS NEED HELP
Andy Reid guided the Kansas City Chiefs to a playoff appearance last season during his first year as head coach of the franchise. Reid,...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Yet again, the San Diego Chargers are winning key games late in the regular season. This time, they can credit a lot of guys who are familiar with Virginia.
The Chargers looked all but finished Saturday night against the 49ers, trailing by 21 points...
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:10 PM
In nine seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, inside linebacker Daryl Smith only made it to the playoffs twice. And after joining the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens before last season, he missed the postseason again.
For a veteran like Smith, the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:12 PM
It is not unusual for the playoff fortunes of an NFL team to depend on a Week 17 game in another time zone, but the Ravens may have even more than that riding on Sunday's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers.
Think about it. The...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Last week: 9-7 (6-9-1 against the spread). Season: 122-69-1 (100-91-1 against the spread).
at Bengals (8-3-1)
Bengals by 3 (over/under 47)
Ben Roethlisberger has owned Ohio, and the Steelers play teams in their division...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:49 PM
The Bears could feel marginally better about their bleak situation if the guy with the title of offensive coordinator was actually the one calling the plays.
That would provide Marc Trestman with a fall guy.
But Aaron Kromer, spared for the time...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:17 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 8-8 (.500); season 153-86-1 (.640). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...