| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Ravens took a lot of gambles for the 2013 season, and they lost most of them.
They gambled that they had a franchise-caliber quarterback and they lost. They thought they had signed several good free agents who could help anchor a defense and they...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The NFL might be a quarterback league, but that wasn't reflected in last year's draft. Only one quarterback was selected in the first round — EJ Manuel, picked 16th by Buffalo — and one each in the next two rounds.
This year should be a...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The Carolina Panthers have won eight in a row, and Sunday are headed to New Orleans for their most daunting challenge of the season.
For the 9-3 Panthers, the objective is to thrive in the chaos and noise of the Superdome against a seasoned 9-3 Saints...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Some holiday-season stocking stuffers:
—The Wes Welker situation is now officially serious. The Denver Broncos wide receiver suffered a concussion Nov. 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He played the next Sunday.
Last Sunday against the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:26 PM
It's a strange week when Washington Coach Mike Shanahan is rolling the dice by taking out the healthy-enough Robert Griffin III, and Chicago Coach Marc Trestman is rolling the dice by putting in the healthy-enough Jay Cutler.
If Cutler doesn't match...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:53 AM
Men's college basketball
Norfleet's 31 lead Mount past Norfolk St.
Julian Norfleet scored a career high 31 points to power Mount St. Mary's (4-9) to a 104-84 victory over host Norfolk State (8-7). The Mountaineers made a school-record 18 3-pointers....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Help me. I can't make up my mind.
When you realize that the 12-4 San Francisco 49ers have to play their opening playoff game Sunday in Green Bay, home of the 8-7-1 Packers, there's only one word for that: "Unfair."
But I have always sneered at...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 11:14 PM
On another bizarre NFL Sunday, when Seattle lost at home for the first time in two years, Carolina secured its first playoff berth in five years, and a bunch of left-for-dead teams somehow maintained a postseason pulse, something very typical happened:...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Welcome to Stunned Diego.
Not even the most optimistic of Chargers could have realistically predicted what unfolded Sunday, the final day of the NFL regular season, when left-for-dead San Diego somehow found its way into the playoffs.
A month ago, the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:10 PM
So … we meet again.
Three of this weekend's four NFL wild-card games are rematches from the regular season, with New Orleans at Philadelphia being the only first-time matchup.
The most recent of these meetings came two weeks ago when...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Will an Arctic chill play into the weather-worn hands of the Green Bay Packers?
The forecast calls for bitter cold Sunday afternoon when the Packers play host to San Francisco in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that doesn't...