| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:12 PM
On a Sunday when Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady squared off for the first time in their illustrious NFL careers, and Johnny Manziel scored for the first time in his less-than-illustrious rookie season, it was another first that kept the San Diego Chargers in...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Carson Palmer didn't need an X-ray or an MRI exam. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback knew as he writhed on the turf that the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee was shot.
He said as much Monday, still coming to grips with the fact he's done...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:55 PM
The last time the Arizona Cardinals were 8-1?
They were the Chicago Cardinals.
NFL-leading Arizona achieved that feat again Sunday, matching the club's starts in 1925 and 1948, with a 31-14 victory over the visiting St. Louis Rams.
On a day when the...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Not many people would have predicted that Sunday's game between Miami and Detroit would be the kind of splashy matchup it is, between two erstwhile also-rans riding three-game winning streaks.
And who could have guessed San Francisco at New Orleans...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The Bears (3-5) need a victory Sunday night to maintain a realistic chance of qualifying for the playoffs. They have to get it at Lambeau Field against the 5-3 Packers, who outlasted them early and whipped them late in a 38-17 victory at Soldier Field...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 1:11 PM
The Chicago Bears were officially eliminated from postseason contention Sunday, a fate that had been expected for weeks.
The Bears (5-8) have now missed the playoffs in each of the last four seasons. They have qualified only once since their Super...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:57 PM
— LeSean McCoy would have traded some yards for a win. The Philadelphia Eagles running back certainly has enough of them — a franchise-best 6,451 for his career, in fact.
Alas, he surpassed the previous leader, Wilbert Montgomery, during a...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Exactly 44 Sundays after they won the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks showed they're still probably the best team in football.
Just as they did 10 months earlier about 96 miles north on I-95, the Seahawks proved on Sunday in a not-as-close-as-it-...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:15 PM
It was an instant classic that took a meandering eternity to unfold.
After being thoroughly outplayed for roughly 57 minutes, the Seattle Seahawks went on a forehead-slapping scoring spree Sunday to secure their second trip to the Super Bowl in two...