| Feb 1, 2015
| 10:45 PM
Forget deflated footballs, the New England Patriots took the air out of an entire fan base Sunday night.
They clinched their first Super Bowl victory in a decade by beating Seattle, 28-24, the air hissing out of University of Phoenix Stadium, a place so...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:54 PM
PHOENIX — John Schneider cannot offer a beginner's manual to being a general manager for Ryan Pace, but he can present stacks of evidence, in the form of victories, that age isn't an issue when it comes to running a successful organization....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:23 PM
The optimism pervading Halas Hall these days can be traced to Ernie Accorsi, the consultant who directed the Bears' general manager search and oversaw new GM Ryan Pace's path to coach John Fox.
During the 19-day process, Accorsi guided the transition...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Eight nights before he coached in his sixth Super Bowl, Bill Belichick was a punchline. Embroiled in an NFL investigation into allegations that his team used underinflated footballs in an AFC Championship Game victory, Belichick has become fodder for...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:12 PM
Another Super Bowl lies before us like an ample British dinner. Dark. Greasy. Grandiloquent. We could easily mock this insanely popular feast. But, like you and Tom Brady, I always see the football as half-full, not half-empty.
I'd love to see Sunday'...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:37 PM
The most popular man at the Super Bowl walked into media day Tuesday like a prizefighter swaggering toward the ring, fans screaming, reporters staring, smile glistening.
Marshawn Lynch stepped through the crowd, climbed onto a small podium, carefully...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:30 PM
Brandon Browner has L.O.B. inked on his arm, a tribute to his days in Seattle's "Legion of Boom" secondary.
Now, the punishing New England cornerback is looking to tattoo some Seahawks on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX — even if it means bringing the...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:11 PM
The Seattle Seahawks aren't buying into it.
Yes, they've heard that the injured calf is going to be an issue for Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Yes, they've heard he won't be as mobile. But the Seahawks are preparing to face arguably the NFL's...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:59 PM
Desperate to patch the holes in their NFL-worst run defense, the Green Bay Packers got innovative this season.
They thought inside the box.
At the midway point of the season, after giving up 172 yards rushing in a 44-23 loss at New Orleans, they moved...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:41 PM
Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi. Terry Bradshaw and Chuck Noll. Joe Montana and Bill Walsh.
Great quarterbacks make great coaches.
Or maybe it's the other way around.
Regardless, stroll through the busts in Canton and, with few exceptions, the NFL's...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:08 PM
The NFL's Commissioner is determined to shut down the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
That's not Roger Goodell, who officially holds the title, but Seattle safety Kam Chancellor, who earned that nickname among the Seahawks for his ability to...