| Sep 18, 2013
The New England Patriots haven't fielded a lousy offense since 2000. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't endured a losing season since 2003. The Philadelphia Eagles haven't played this fast since — well, they've never played this fast.
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Football pumps will cringe in fear. Ragged hoodies will run and hide. "Cheaters" can start making plans for an Emmy.
I hate writing this as much as I hate Tom Brady's smug grin under that silly ski cap, but I have no choice.
Super Bowl XLIX —...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:12 PM
On a Sunday when Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady squared off for the first time in their illustrious NFL careers, and Johnny Manziel scored for the first time in his less-than-illustrious rookie season, it was another first that kept the San Diego Chargers in...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Not many people would have predicted that Sunday's game between Miami and Detroit would be the kind of splashy matchup it is, between two erstwhile also-rans riding three-game winning streaks.
And who could have guessed San Francisco at New Orleans...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:35 PM
As the NFL season heads into its fourth quarter, the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns are trying to salvage their fairy-tale seasons, while the San Diego Chargers have climbed off the scrap heap and back into the playoff race.
The Chargers, who...
| May 13, 2012
Stefan Duma could not have imagined the timing. In the two weeks since he and his Virginia Tech colleagues released their latest football helmet safety ratings, the sport's concussion epidemic has returned to the fore.
A Super Bowl-winning quarterback...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2015
And so Johnny Manziel is in rehab.
Let's hope the Tampa Bay Bucs are taking notes.
Manziel's totally predictable freefall gives the Bucs a cautionary Buyer Beware warning regarding FSU quarterback Jameis Winston.
Common sense should tell them to...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 8:06 PM
The Ravens almost pulled off the miracle.
Despite having one of the worst secondaries in the NFL, the Ravens came close to advancing to the AFC Championship game. But in the end Saturday, they couldn't overcome their Achilles' heel.
The Ravens twice...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:41 PM
The San Diego Chargers can hear the clock ticking, and they don't have the luxury of time.
With the St. Louis Rams mulling a relocation to Southern California, the Chargers are turning up the heat on the city of San Diego to determine whether they can...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The San Diego Chargers announced this week that they will not be terminating their stadium lease in 2015, meaning for now they will not be packing the moving vans for Los Angeles.
The St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders probably will make similar...