Instead of a dominant defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into the playoffs by relying on an explosive offense, and running back Le’Veon Bell has been a big reason for the success.
Believe it or not, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers spent the past 3½ months trying to win football games. According to coach Lovie Smith, his team will be playing to win on the regular season’s final Sunday, too. And that could be a costly mistake, if the Buccaneers actually do win.
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Almost everything about this Chicago Bears’ season has been bad news, especially for the optimists who banked on their regular-season win total going over 8½. It’s a bet that has no shot.
The Cincinnati Bengals intercepted Peyton Manning four times to clinch a playoff berth with a big-play filled 37-28 victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday.
Dazed and confused, picked off once and sacked four times, Tom Brady finally went to a knee to run out the clock as the New England Patriots escaped from New York.
Sometimes it seems coach Bruce Arians can work miracles with the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL’s biggest surprise team. He might need to work another one today. The Cardinals are 11-3 and perched atop the NFC West, but the Seattle Seahawks (10-4) are on their tail.
Some hard-working people never get the recognition or respect that is truly deserved. It might be a maid, a mailman or a mechanic. It also could be a blue-collar quarterback such as Ben Roethlisberger.