| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:12 PM
It is not unusual for the playoff fortunes of an NFL team to depend on a Week 17 game in another time zone, but the Ravens may have even more than that riding on Sunday's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers.
Think about it. The...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The NFL is great at providing false hope and security within the fan base of each of its teams.
That's what has happened here in Baltimore. Because of the way they finished in 2013, the Ravens didn't have to face the first-place teams in the AFC West...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:42 PM
Memo to the McCaskeys: In the event the family or Bears President Ted Phillips thinks about meddling with presumptive new head coach John Fox, think again.
Two weeks before the 1996 season-opener, Fox quit his job as Raiders defensive coordinator...
| 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.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Say this for Phil Emery and Marc Trestman talking about their stars: They might be shoveling a load of manure, but they keep working at it.
They’re hoping you’ll buy their truth-challenged blatherings, and they apparently don’t care...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 4:31 PM
The San Diego Chargers fight to the finish, even when they're already done.
Since Philip Rivers took over as starting quarterback in 2006, the Chargers are 8-0 in regular-season finales. They ultimately lose in the playoffs, but have a pristine record...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't put up his typical gaudy numbers Sunday. He didn't throw four touchdown passes or roll up 400 yards. He did something better.
He did the Lambeau Limp.
Rodgers, carted off in the first half with a calf injury,...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:56 PM
We all need a friend, a partner, even a foil.
There was Romulus and Remus, Lewis and Clark, Martin and Lewis, Bert and Ernie — and now Phil and Marc.
The concurrent news conference celebrating a 3-5 start to the season probably was engineered to...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
I have this sneaking suspicion that Will Muschamp might be coaching his final game today for the Gators if Florida loses as expected to the Georgia Bulldogs. In all actuality, his fate was all but sealed during...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Twenty years after the Rams and Raiders left Southern California, two of the iconic players from those NFL teams sat on a plane this week, flying from Burbank to Phoenix for a few rounds of golf.
Hall of Fame running backs Eric Dickerson and Marcus...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Remember back a couple of months, just before the start of the NFL season, that much of the talk was about rookies Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam?
Now, Manziel's holding a clipboard in Cleveland; Clowney has had injury problems and...