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  • NFL Week 16: Schedule plan means fantastic finishes in division races

    NFL Week 16: Schedule plan means fantastic finishes in division races
    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...
  • Notable NFL game-ending Hail Mary plays

    Notable NFL game-ending Hail Mary plays
    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...
  • Tony Romo rallies Cowboys past Lions, 24-20

    Tony Romo rallies Cowboys past Lions, 24-20
    — 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....
  • Drew Pearson recalls the first Hail Mary pass

    Drew Pearson recalls the first Hail Mary pass
    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...
  • Arizona's Ryan Lindley has another chance to shine on NFL's big stage

    Arizona's Ryan Lindley has another chance to shine on NFL's big stage
    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. His grandmother. "By...
  • Ranking the NFL coaching vacancies

    Ranking the NFL coaching vacancies
    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...
  • NFL Week 15: A bad day for quarterbacks, especially Johnny Manziel

    NFL Week 15: A bad day for quarterbacks, especially Johnny Manziel
    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...
  • Panthers defense destroys Cardinals in NFC wild-card playoff victory

    Panthers defense destroys Cardinals in NFC wild-card playoff victory
    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...
  • Jim Harbaugh officially done as San Francisco 49ers' coach

    Jim Harbaugh officially done as San Francisco 49ers' coach
    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...
  • NFC playoff preview: Lions at Cowboys

    NFC playoff preview: Lions at Cowboys
    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...
  • Cardinals, third-stringer Ryan Lindley capable of upset over Panthers

    Cardinals, third-stringer Ryan Lindley capable of upset over Panthers
    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...