| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:59 PM
The long, circuitous ride that is Ricky Williams' football career again swerved abruptly Tuesday when the Ravens' enigmatic reserve running back announced that he was retiring from the NFL.
Since early last week, Williams, who reached the 10,000-yard...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:36 AM
The New York Giants eliminated last year's Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers from the National Football League (NFL) playoffs with a stunning 37-20 road win on Sunday to reach next week's NFC title game against the San Francisco 49ers.
| Dec 25, 2011
| 10:09 PM
GREEN BAY — It wasn't too long ago, back when the Bears were trying to make a go of it with Rex Grossman, that a high-ranking team official said just wait, the balance of power in the NFC North would shift once Brett Favre retired.
Well, the future...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:30 PM
The timing is a little peculiar, but the Denver Broncos said adieu to former starting quarterback Kyle Orton on Tuesday. He had a good fantasy run under Josh McDaniels, but turnovers did him in with new coach John Fox.
Where will Orton wind up? We will...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 1:30 PM
In last week's installment of Fantasy Fodder, I cautioned you to not panic and trade away one of five notable early-season disappointments if your team was stuck in the cellar. I hope this past week was better for you.
This week, we're going to turn...
| Sep 27, 2011
Packers and Colts
The Packers have begun the 2011 season the way they ended the 2010 season — as the best team in football.
They should put together the longest winning streak at the start of the season. They already...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Which NFL teams will remain unbeaten and winless the longest? Tribune writers discuss the questions and readers are invited to vote in polls and leave comments....
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:44 PM
If the Bears were looking for something to hang their hats on Sunday, the Packers locker room was full of players saying the 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by Johnny Knox was the greatest play they've ever witnessed.
Too bad a holding penalty...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 12:30 PM
The news that Peyton Manning will miss Week 1 with a neck injury -- and that his status going forward is unclear -- is good news for the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Steelers and the other contenders in the AFC. It's bad news for fantasy football owners...
| Sep 5, 2011
Patriots vs. Packers
In the AFC, Rex Ryan has painted a bull's-eye on his Jets. No question, his defense has credentials. But his passing game is vulnerable and his quarterback is shaky in the red zone.
More likely, it will...