| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The fix is in — and it's working.
Five seasons ago, confronted with the problem of playoff-bound teams resting starters and coasting into the postseason, the NFL began scheduling only division games for the final week of the season. The theory...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:51 PM
NFL Hail Mary
1975 NFC Divisional Playoffs — Dallas 17, Minnesota 14: Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a 50-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson to defeat the Vikings. Staubach's postgame comments about the play are thought...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 8:40 PM
— Face down on the turf, Tony Romo pounded his hands into the ground like a petulant child.
Frustrated by a season-ending failure? Far from it. The quarterback was celebrating after giving the Dallas Cowboys the lead in a comeback victory....
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Drew Pearson played 11 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, made three Pro Bowls, was a three-time All-Pro, and reeled in 489 career catches…
And all people ask about is The One.
That was Pearson's game-winning, 50-yard touchdown catch from Roger...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Typical pro athlete. When quarterback Ryan Lindley signed a practice-squad deal with the San Diego Chargers a few months ago, he had his wife stay home in Arizona, and he took off to the West Coast to live with another woman.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Which NFL head coaching opening is the best?
Before the surprise resignation of the Bills' Doug Marrone on Wednesday evening, the Tribune contacted 16 front-office employees and coaches across the league and asked them to rank the five other teams...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 8:28 PM
The quarterbacks went down, and they went down hard.
Houston, Washington and Tennessee lost their quarterbacks Sunday. Even Denver had to do without Peyton Manning for a bit, with the Broncos star uncharacteristically missing a few snaps in San Diego...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:06 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you believe in the idea that defense travels, you can't discount the .500 Panthers in the postseason.
Ron Rivera's swarming Panthers defense set an NFL playoff record in a 27-16 wild-card round victory Saturday at Bank of...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 8:14 PM
A highly successful — and highly combative — era came to an end for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday when the club did the expected and parted company with Coach Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh coached the 49ers for four seasons, leading them to...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:01 PM
Slowing running back DeMarco Murray is a huge key to stopping the Cowboys.
The Lions caught a big break in that regard last week when the NFL reduced the one-game suspension of All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a hefty fine.
Suh was punished...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:15 PM
These teams have been headed in opposite directions lately, with Carolina winning four in a row and Arizona losing four of six.
Because of injuries, the Cardinals are down to third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley, who threw the first two touchdown...