| Dec 27, 2014
| 4:31 PM
The San Diego Chargers fight to the finish, even when they're already done.
Since Philip Rivers took over as starting quarterback in 2006, the Chargers are 8-0 in regular-season finales. They ultimately lose in the playoffs, but have a pristine record...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 6:14 AM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: The end.
The Bears will play their 2014 season finale Sunday afternoon against the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Some say nice guys finish last.
In the case of former Bears coach Marc Trestman, it seems true when you consider the NFC North standings.
At 5-11, the Bears were a far cry from relevancy. But Trestman, by all accounts, maintained a genial...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
MIAMI - The Miami Dolphins were eliminated from the AFC playoff race despite defeating the Minnesota Vikings 37-35 on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.
The winning points were scored on a safety with 41 seconds left. Vikings punter Jeff Locke fielded the snap...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't put up his typical gaudy numbers Sunday. He didn't throw four touchdown passes or roll up 400 yards. He did something better.
He did the Lambeau Limp.
Rodgers, carted off in the first half with a calf injury,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Last week: 11-5 (11-5 against the spread).
Season: 145-78-1 (120-103-1 against the spread).
Eagles (9-5) at Redskins (3-11)
3:30 p.m. Saturday, NFL
Eagles by 7.5 (O/U 50)
The Eagles should bounce back, but their playoff hopes are flickering. The...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:42 AM
The Chicago Bears’ search for a general manager is intensifying this week with a flurry of interviews scheduled at Halas Hall. On Wednesday, Chris Ballard, the director of player personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs, will make his return to Lake...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Veteran quarterback Kyle Orton announced Monday that he is retiring from the NFL.
Orton made 12 starts, going 7-5, for the Buffalo Bills after joining the team a month into the season and replacing second-year quarterback EJ Manuel.
"I just have...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Show Me State . . . just did.
It was misery in Missouri on Sunday for the teams in last season's Super Bowl. Seattle lost at Kansas City, and Denver fell at St. Louis.
The Chiefs moved into a two-way tie for first in the AFC West by virtue of...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Strange days indeed.
After starting the season 0-10, the Oakland Raiders finally got a win . . . by beating the scorching-hot Kansas City Chiefs, who had won seven of their previous eight games.
The first-place Atlanta Falcons at 4-6 will play host...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Last week: 8-5 (5-8 against the spread)
Season: 96-50-1 (81-66 against the spread)
Vikings (4-5) at Bears (3-6)
Noon Sunday, CBS-2
Bears by 3 (O/U 46)
While the Vikings are rested, the Bears are reeling. They have yet to win at home and have...