| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:55 PM
All signs point to Peyton Manning returning for an 18th NFL season.
Manning, the league’s only five-time most valuable player, is expected to announce next week whether he will be back for another season with the Denver Broncos, who were one-and-...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Jim Harbaugh rescued the San Francisco 49ers from the muck of mediocrity and turned them back into a winning franchise, leading them to three consecutive NFC title games and a Super Bowl.
But by all indications, the 49ers now see him as expendable....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:23 PM
The optimism pervading Halas Hall these days can be traced to Ernie Accorsi, the consultant who directed the Bears' general manager search and oversaw new GM Ryan Pace's path to coach John Fox.
During the 19-day process, Accorsi guided the transition...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Eight nights before he coached in his sixth Super Bowl, Bill Belichick was a punchline. Embroiled in an NFL investigation into allegations that his team used underinflated footballs in an AFC Championship Game victory, Belichick has become fodder for...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:49 PM
Best Super Bowl ever?
Biggest coaching blunder ever?
Whether you answer yes or no, this was a special night for American sports, and while you compile your list of "best this" and "worst that," don't forget to add NBC's coverage of the game to your...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:00 PM
Tony Verna died on Sunday. He was not quite Galileo or Thomas Edison or the guy who invented chicken wings, but his passing deserved more attention than it got.
For that, Verna could blame himself.
Much of America was watching Russell Wilson lead a...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:06 PM
1. Bill Belichick isn’t believable when he says he, “has no explanation” for how the AFC Championship Game footballs were under-inflated.
Think of it: He's CEO of a company. An ugly story swirls about the company's internal workings...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:25 AM
Plenty of Tom Brady's peers – both current and former – aren't exactly buying what the New England Patriots' quarterback had to say during his Thursday press conference in which he denied any knowledge of what happened to 11 of 12 footballs...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:29 PM
The NFL has conducted nearly 40 interviews since beginning an investigation into allegations that footballs were not properly inflated in the AFC Championship Game, but it appears a resolution is not coming soon.
The NFL issued a statement Friday...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:13 PM
IRVING, Texas — The question of DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant staying in Dallas could end up a tough choice between the NFL rushing leader or the league's highest-scoring receiver.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones seems to be leaning the fiscally...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:30 PM
The old sports cliché about there not being an "I" in team comes to mind when summing up the Panthers through the first half of the season.
But that little letter does pop up in consistency, sacrifice, resilience and winning — all apt descriptions...