| 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...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Even the most loyal fans have to see that the Ravens are still an average football team in a league filled with mediocrity.
The team had its most legitimate chance to prove they were top contenders Sunday, but allowed two long drives in the final 6:03...
| 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 29, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Thanksgiving is behind us, and now the real NFL season begins.
This is the homestretch, when the story is either the favorites maintaining their momentum, or written-off teams rising to the challenge, then getting hot in the playoffs, the way the New...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Every loss in the NFL is a tough one, but the one suffered by the Ravens to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday is the kind that can tear a team — and a season — apart.
The Ravens have been a resilient bunch since they won the Super Bowl...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The Chicago Bears have played awful football in their last two games — losing at New England 51-23, getting a week off to regroup, then losing at Green Bay 55-14. All Bears (even Yogi) deserve derision, led by head coach Marc Trestman....
| Nov 2, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Welcome to the mild, mild West.
San Diego? Humiliated by a 37-0 defeat at Miami.
Denver? Humbled by a 43-21 loss at New England.
Seattle? Hard-pressed to land the knockout punch against winless Oakland before winning, 30-24.
And San Francisco?...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Admittedly, it was tough to watch the Ravens get undressed on national television Sunday night, but that ugly loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers — much of it self-administered — was not a symptom of some irreparable flaw in the team or the...
| 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...
| 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...