| Feb 1, 2015
| 5:59 AM
PHOENIX — The discovery of Russell Wilson, a third-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012 who shed the label of "game manager" about as quickly as his feet move running the zone read with Marshawn Lynch, set an example for what roughly half of the NFL...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:12 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The games ended Sunday and now the games begin.
Rex Ryan? Presumed to be gone. Tom Coughlin? Presumed not to be gone. Bill Belichick? Presumed to be OK after a postgame visit with Patriots trainers and a doctor.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:02 AM
Here are 20 stats on Ryan Tannehill's season as gleaned from NFL stats, Stats Inc., ESPN Stats and Sportingcharts.com. They show progression, in most cases, as well as areas that still need work. They also show why he now can be considered in the tier...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco delivered a great "boomalacher" at halftime, and it lasted about 10 seconds.
Boomalachers are pregame or halftime speeches given by a coach or player. Vince Lombardi was one of the NFL's greatest orators, but now Flacco has...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A few questions to ponder as we depart 2014 for 2015:
Will the UConn men's basketball team take momentum and mojo into March, when the Huskies would be defending their title?
Have UConn women's basketball fans made hotel reservations in and around...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:05 PM
True story: The first Super Bowl was such a novelty America was watching a commercial during the actual kickoff. The TV producer told sideline reporter Pat Summerall to ask Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi to kick over again.
Summerall didn't. But that'...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:33 AM
Well, here we are on the edge of watching another NFL playoffs. And it's lesson time again for the Dolphins. I saw a few tweets this week from analytical Dolphins fan JoeW@Twitter.com and followed up on some research: What makes playoff teams? The good...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 3:43 PM
Having posted convincing victories over Cincinnati and Denver, the Indianapolis Colts unquestionably belong in the AFC championship game.
In a sense, though, the Colts are party crashers.
Andrew Luck is the only remaining quarterback without a Super...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 6:24 AM
The clock is ticking. And the Bears know it.
When the plume of smoke finally lifted from Black Monday last week, five head coaching positions and two general manager jobs had opened. The Bears joined the Jets as the only teams with both vacancies. And...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:24 PM
— Peyton Manning down. Tom Brady to go.
That's the task the Indianapolis Colts are facing after advancing to the AFC championship game for the first time since 2009. They got the best of one future Hall of Fame quarterback Sunday with their 24-...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 10:06 PM
A hard-fought Super Bowl ended with, what else, a fight.
A brief brawl broke out in the final seconds of Sunday's game, with Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin getting ejected for a hit to the face of New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, after Tom Brady...