| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:14 PM
On Thursday night at Soldier Field, an offensive coordinator disguised as an NFL head coach will lead players he once struggled to connect with through a game that will remind fans in a passionate football city how lucky he is to still have his job.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:20 PM
The Bears can continue to use five-man zone pressure on third-down situations against the Cowboys, but they need to win one-on-one matchups on the edge and take away the intermediate throwing lanes to limit quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Dez Bryant....
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:17 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Leave it to Tom Coughlin, cheeks reddened by the November chill and five successive losses, to figure out that two wrongs could make a right.
Leave it to Coughlin, his mind numbed by his quarterback's five interceptions, to...
| 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 9, 2014
| 7:55 PM
The last time the Arizona Cardinals were 8-1?
They were the Chicago Cardinals.
NFL-leading Arizona achieved that feat again Sunday, matching the club's starts in 1925 and 1948, with a 31-14 victory over the visiting St. Louis Rams.
On a day when the...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Let's talk about Philadelphia sports fans. Are they really the worst people in the country?
Seems like a fair question when you look at the body of evidence. Some examples:
•A man in a Santa suit was booed at an Eagles game in 1968, which started...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Give Tom Coughlin a break.
He's just 68. The kid made a mistake.
What happened to Coughlin last week was just as much the fault of the NFL as it was his error. Yes, Colts QB Andrew Luck hurriedly threw what proved to be a touchdown pass. And, yes,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Halfway to history, Dallas Cowboys tailback DeMarco Murray vastly prefers running his feet to running his mouth.
At his mandatory media availability Thursday, Murray looked like a man who would opt for an elective root canal rather than talk to a...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:12 PM
The synchronicity is striking.
Sunday's slate of NFL games features NFC and AFC showdowns between the division leaders in the East and West. Dallas, which is still in first in the NFC East despite losing to Washington on Monday night, plays host to...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:15 PM
— No one is undefeated in the NFL, although four teams have just one loss: Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and Arizona.
The Broncos have Peyton Manning, the league's only five-time most valuable player who has thrown more touchdown passes than anyone...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:22 PM
During the first three weeks of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals were one of the best teams in the NFL.
Now they are on a crash course.
You can count on a Bengals slide like you can death and taxes. The downfall usually comes at the end...