| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Peyton Manning doesn't face Dallas too often, but the Denver quarterback isn't likely to be surprised by what he sees Sunday from Cowboys defenders.
"Peyton practiced against it for seven years," said Tony Dungy, Manning's former head coach in...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Six weeks ago, Alterraun Verner had no guarantees he'd be a starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans.
Today, he's made as big an impact as any defensive player in the NFL.
What are the odds of that?
Actually, Verner could calculate those for...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Nobody at Halas Hall came out and directly questioned the design of the Bears' pass rush, a misnomer so far.
But if you listened closely the other day, you heard doubt.
"We've stunted our defensive linemen a lot on passing downs, where we didn't...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Seems hard to believe there will ever be a worse NFL team than the 1976-77 Tampa Bay Bucs that lost their first 26 games. I was there and want them to keep the title. They earned it.
But there is another team in our state that has created an anti-...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:18 PM
If you were watching television Sunday night, chances are, you were watching sports.
Both NBC and Fox were touting ratings successes for the night, with the Sunday Night Football game between Dallas and Washington on NBC drawing an average of 22.1...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Denver is unstoppable.
Baltimore is toast.
San Diego chokes. So do Washington and the New York Giants.
Detroit and Kansas City have finally turned the corner.
It's so tempting to look at what happened in Week 1 of the NFL season and extrapolate...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:30 PM
What's the worst that could happen?
The Green Bay Packers found out Sunday in one of the wildest sequences of Week 3.
Protecting a three-point lead and hoping to get another score — and run out the clock with four minutes left — the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Seattle, Denver, New England and Kansas City remained unblemished.
The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable.
Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:31 PM
It's called a confidence interval in statistics and a safety calculation in engineering. In professional football it's a less formal computation of the number of stupid mistakes you can make while still managing to win a game. Welcome to the fascinating...
| 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.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:08 PM
It has been nearly five years since longtime area broadcaster Bob Daday left the Lehigh Valley for what he called "semi-retirement" and Ovieda, Fla., near Orlando.
Daday, who got his start by working with his father, the legendary Johnny Daday, found...