| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:11 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has long been a fan of trick plays.
Some of them are even legal.
But he won't be alone in next week's Super Bowl: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll also went deep in his playbook to...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:37 PM
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans are making the Super Bowl more exciting this year: After some rather public trash talk, the Marvel actors have agreed to a big-time bet for charity.
It started simply enough: Pratt posted a picture on Twitter of himself...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:08 PM
Moments after saying he couldn't feel the difference in how footballs are inflated, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday his preference was 12.5 pounds per square inch.
"The perfect grip for the football,'' Brady said at a news conference in...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:22 PM
Long before Deflate-gate, Bill Belichick replaced New York Jets coach Bill Parcells as the Pro Bowl coach. This was after the 1998 season. The Jets were AFC runner-ups and health reasons made Parcells cede to Belichick, his defensive coordinator.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:43 AM
Andy Dalton is going to the Pro Bowl!
Well, I guess congratulations are in order. After all, this places the Cincinnati Bengals signal caller in the elite company of Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, Dallas' Tony Romo, Denver's Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh's Ben...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:59 PM
Even if you're just a casual football fan, you've heard a lot about deflated balls lately.
Did the Patriots use under-inflated footballs to gain an advantage in their rain-soaked 45-7 win over Indianapolis? Almost certainly. Who knew what and when is...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:47 PM
DENVER — If this is the finish line for Peyton Manning, and it sure looked like it could be, you can bet he'd trade any number of his NFL records for the opportunity to go out a winner.
Instead, boos cascaded down from the stands Sunday at...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:37 PM
The question seemed straightforward enough when Aaron Kromer was asked this week whether the Bears will be able to rejuvenate their vertical passing game Thursday at Detroit.
The offensive coordinator smirked.
"If we can run really fast, yes," he...
| 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 23, 2014
| 7:57 PM
With Oakland winning and Arizona losing — two of the oddities from Week 12 — about the only sure bet in the NFL these days is that the New England Patriots are going to come through. And come through big.
That was the case again Sunday, as...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:50 PM
Russell Wilson called it "heartbreaking."
Andrew Luck said "it stinks."
"We need to make sure we never have this feeling again," Tom Brady said.
"R-E-L-A-X," Aaron Rodgers implored fans.
All four NFL teams still in the playoffs — Seattle,...