| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:46 AM
When Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne arrived in the NFL as rookies in 2001, both had high ambitions of proving themselves.
Thirteen years later, Smith and Wayne are still both going strong. The 35-year-...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:59 PM
GAME PLAN: Gary Kubiak constructed a strategy that heavily involved veteran wide receiver Steve Smith as he was targeted 10 times against his former team. The Ravens trust Smith in every situation: short, intermediate and deep. It was a balanced...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Four players were sidelined at practice today for the Ravens.
The list includes offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week and is expected to miss roughly a month.
Meanwhile, defensive end Chris Canty (knee,...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Bears’ Kyle Long and Jermon Bushrod treated patrons at Timothy O’Toole’s in Gurnee to a couple tunes Wednesday at the bar’s karaoke night.
The teammates and Virginia natives mostly sang country songs, according to Timothy O'...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A new NFL season is dawning and the heirarchy of power in the AFC South is looking pretty familiar. The Colts are still the team to beat, but the Texans are poised to make an improvement over last year's dismal campaign.
The predicted order of finish:...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:13 PM
New England Patriots
2013: 12-4, first.
Last in playoffs: 2013.
They're going all the way: TE Rob Gronkowski is (almost) back — he's still favoring his recovering right knee and is said to be 50-50 for the opener against the Dolphins....
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
History is not on the side of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
No NFL team has won back-to-back Super Bowls since New England in 2003 and '04.
In Pete Carroll, however, the Seahawks have a coach who has won consecutive national...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 PM
In predicted order of finish by division:
2013 | 13-3, 1st in West
Last year in playoffs | 2013
Going all the way: Offense-minded Denver beefed up on the other side of the ball, adding end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib, and...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:55 AM
There is no secret trick to fantasy football, not that I’ve discovered — yet. You can build what the experts say is a good team, what the math says is a winner, what your gut tells you is can’t-miss, and then it all comes crashing down...
| Sep 15, 2014
Some teams go decades without finding a franchise quarterback to build their team around. Then there are teams like the Indianapolis Colts, who have had a franchise quarterback on their roster for the last 17 years.
Before, it was Peyton Manning. Now,...
| Sep 16, 2014
— The last time the Philadelphia Eagles faced a passing attack as potent as the one featured by the Indianapolis Colts, they lost, although it wasn't because of what they gave up through the air.
Quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints...