| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The news that Peyton Manning will miss Week 1 with a neck injury -- and that his status going forward is unclear -- is good news for the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Steelers and the other contenders in the AFC. It's bad news for fantasy football owners...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Peyton Manning underwent cervical fusion surgery Thursday and is out for up to three months, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported.
Manning had been recovering from neck surgery in May, the second such procedure in the past two years, and was ruled out for...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Super Bowl¿ champion: Patriots
AFC¿ championship game: Patriots over Texans
NFC¿ championship game: Saints over Packers
AFC division playoffs: Patriots over Chargers; Texans over Steelers
NFC division playoffs: Packers over Eagles;...
| Sep 11, 2011
Have the Eagles assembled the "Dream Team," or is this another fantasy football roster built to disappoint?
That's just one of the pressing questions heading into this NFL season.
A few of the others:
Did the lockout truly favor those teams with an...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Chris Johnson was rolling, and the Titans were ready to ride him to a playoff victory against the Ravens.
Then something happened that remains etched in the minds of the Titans and their fans. Several defenders had the rookie running back stopped when he...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:59 PM
Pro football reporter Sam Farmer breaks down the games.
Last week: 11-5 Against the spread: 6-9-1
Bears (1-0) at Saints (0-1), noon
TV: WFLD-Ch. 32
Line: Saints by 7 Over/under: 471/2
Bears were very sharp in opener, particularly on...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Joe Paterno, the Ivy League-educated coach who transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power with an academics-based philosophy only to see his career end abruptly and his legacy tarnished by a child sex abuse scandal involving a...
| Jan 23, 2012
During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten — or tarnished.
But the Ivy League-educated coach who demanded that his players...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Desperation might be setting in inside your fantasy locker room if your squad is 1-3 or 0-4 at the quarter pole, especially if you’re in a cutthroat league where only four or six teams make it into the playoffs. We have enough data to see that...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Last Thursday, ESPN NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay were asked to pick the one young quarterback with less than four years of NFL experience they would build a franchise around, and neither picked Joe Flacco. (Kiper selected the Detroit...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 3:00 AM
As has been documented, Joe Flacco ranks 31st in the NFL in completion percentage with a 49.3 success rate, and the Ravens’ signal caller is just one of four quarterbacks with at least two starts who has completed less than half of his passes....