| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:24 PM
— Peyton Manning down. Tom Brady to go.
That's the task the Indianapolis Colts are facing after advancing to the AFC championship game for the first time since 2009. They got the best of one future Hall of Fame quarterback Sunday with their 24-...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Richard Sherman should have brought a book.
The All-Pro Seattle cornerback was thoroughly avoided when his Seahawks beat the visiting Green Bay Packers, 36-16, in this season's Kickoff Opener. Sherman was the dreadlocked elephant in the room — the...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:21 PM
PHOENIX — Roger Goodell tried to walk the difficult line between humility and authority in his annual pre-Super Bowl press conference on Friday. Given the NFL commissioner's robotic nature, it's not surprising that he tripped over that line a number...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 11:05 PM
The ring was being fitted for his finger. The plaudits were being written for his resume. The skeptical football world had finally opened its arms and was prepared to embrace.
Then Pete Carroll was grabbed by ghosts.
The coach of the Seattle...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:51 PM
CHANDLER, Ariz. — LeGarrette Blount, built like a Mack truck and able to cut like a Ferrari, was talking about his feet the other morning.
"I've always had nice feet," the Patriots' 250-pound running back said Wednesday during the Super Bowl media...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:05 PM
As much as the game has changed, one constant in the NFL is the belief that great defense wins championships, and that is the major reason why the Seattle Seahawks will become the first team to win consecutive Super Bowl titles since the New England...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:37 PM
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Brandon Browner has a Legion of Boom tattoo on his arm. He calls it a tribute to his brothers. At the same time, the Patriots cornerback has no problem encouraging his teammates to break Richard Sherman's arm and Earl Thomas'...
| 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 27, 2015
| 5:15 PM
PHOENIX — Channeling his inner Pete Carroll, Bill Belichick showed up relaxed in jeans and flip flops. Channeling his inner One Direction, Tom Brady showed up with hair somewhere between boy band and bed head.
And Marshawn Lynch?
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:45 PM
PHOENIX — The longer Deflategate dragged on the less it figured to be about the pressure inside a football and the more it figured to be about the pressure on the NFL to prove its own integrity.
And, so it is has come to pass ... or run for that...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:41 AM
It doesn't matter if we want Deflategate. It doesn't matter if we don't want Deflategate.
We NEED Deflategate.
Whether the Patriots purposely took some of the air out of their footballs Sunday as they were taking all of the air out of the Indianapolis...