| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:49 PM
GREEN BAY — Referee Gene Steratore sparked the NFL's latest rules controversy when he clicked on his microphone to explain the call that helped decide Sunday's playoff thriller between the Packers and Cowboys. And during the postseason, in...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:36 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tom Brady grew up idolizing Joe Montana in San Mateo, Calif., with his father taking him to 49ers games as a young boy.
There are photos of Brady dressed as Joe Cool as a kid, and as a 4-year-old, Brady was at Candlestick Park...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 3:44 PM
The Seattle Seahawks had just pulled off a huge comeback in the NFC championship game last Sunday to beat the Green Bay Packers and secure a second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl. Fans at CenturyLink Field roared their approval. A gleeful city was...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Lance Briggs’ season officially is over. His playing career in Chicago likely is finished as well.
The Bears placed Briggs on injured reserve on Friday, five days after the longtime linebacker suffered a groin injury in the team’s 21-13...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 9:09 AM
PHOENIX — Quick. What former Bears player is preparing for his third consecutive Super Bowl?
Try that trivia question out on friends. See how long it takes someone to come up with Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, a valuable performer on...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:02 PM
April 2, 2009: The Bears acquire Jay Cutler in a trade with the Broncos, sending quarterback Kyle Orton, two first-round draft picks and a third-rounder for him.
Nov. 12, 2009: In a bumpy first season in Chicago, Cutler's worst game is a five-...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys will reunite at Soldier Field on Thursday night, with both teams readying to play their second consecutive Thursday game. The odd turnaround comes after the Bears were throttled in Detroit 34-17 on Thanksgiving Day...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:05 PM
My heart says Seattle. My heartburn says New England.
My heart says Seattle will win Sunday's Super Bowl, because it's fun and fresh and plays football with an old-fashioned snarl.
My heartburn says New England, because it's bland and repressive and...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 10:00 PM
It was a brief encounter when Cam met Kam, sort of a hello-and-goodbye affair.
Carolina's Cam Newton threw the pass, Seattle safety Kam Chancellor picked it out of the chilly air and ran it back for a 90-yard interception.
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:50 PM
Russell Wilson called it "heartbreaking."
Andrew Luck said "it stinks."
"We need to make sure we never have this feeling again," Tom Brady said.
"R-E-L-A-X," Aaron Rodgers implored fans.
All four NFL teams still in the playoffs — Seattle,...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:00 AM
On a cloudless, gentle Sunday afternoon in America's newest football palace, fans gathered on a patio behind the San Francisco 49ers bench to compare jewelry and sip margaritas.
Ten yards away, helmets collided with a sickening thwack and a giant body...