| Dec 31, 2011
| 12:26 AM
The Chargers first have a season-ending game Sunday in Oakland, as they attempt to finish .500 and ruin the Raiders' chances of making the playoffs.
Then an offseason of change begins, with the status of general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Ravens running back Ray Rice was scheduled to become a free agent, but the team has placed the franchise tag on him in the hopes of working out a long-term deal with the Pro Bowl back. That’s a bummer for teams looking for an elite running back as...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:00 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t been the team we expected (I’m no longer using the ‘D’ word when talking about the Eagles, and you’re welcome). They are 3-5 at the midway point of the season, and their margin for error to...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:34 PM
As an Arlington Heights native, Colts safety Tom Zbikowski remembers years of bland, rarely potent offenses from the Bears.
Standing in the mostly cleared-out visiting locker room at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, Zbikowski shook his head after the...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 9:08 AM
CHICAGO - A new era began with abundant sunshine and October-like temperatures.
It was a picture-perfect day that greeted the beginning of Andrew Luck's National Football League career and the start of the Chuck Pagano segment of Colts football. ...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Mr. Negative would focus on Jay Cutler’s pick-6 and the offensive line’s ineptitude on the first two series against a bad team’s new 3-4 defense.
Mr. Negative might point out the bad tackling -- non-existent, really -- on a couple 18-...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights around the NFL during the opening weekend:
1. Peyton Manning is back.
The Denver Broncos' quarterback made an early statement in his bid for NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
In his first...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Maybe it’s just me, but I was totally unimpressed with the Packers defense. Completely and absolutely unimpressed. It was bad last season. It looked bad to start this season.
The 49ers gashed the Packers for 186 yards rushing and 377 yards total,...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:34 AM
GREEN BAY -- The coaching adage is that a team is never as good as it might look in a victory and never as bad as it might appear in a defeat. Keeping that in mind, we’ll try to maintain perspective with 10 thoughts coming out of another ugly loss...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:45 AM
The NFL is a passing league.
Matt Forte is a running back.
Can someone explain the difference to the Bears?
In a deal completed Monday as the deadline approached, the Bears agreed to pay an average of $8 million over four years. The Bears won’t...