• Detroit's Stafford, Tate added to Pro Bowl

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Golden Tate have been added to the Pro Bowl. Stafford replaces Peyton Manning of Denver, while Tate replaces Jeremy Maclin of Philadelphia. Stafford finished the regular season with 4,257 yards passing, helping...

  • Peyton Manning to miss Pro Bowl with thigh injury

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — As Peyton Manning ponders his football future, he's concluded one thing: He won't play in the Pro Bowl next weekend in Glendale, Arizona. Manning said his right thigh injury hasn't gotten much better in the week since the Denver Broncos were bounced from the playoffs by...

  • Bears hire Lucas as player personnel director

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have hired Josh Lucas as director of player personnel. Lucas spent 10 seasons in the New Orleans Saints personnel department working with new Bears general manager Ryan Pace. He spent the past eight as a scout for them. He joins a team that finished...

  • Gazette NFL picks: Conference championships

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    See who The Gazette's panel of prognosticators is picking in the conference championship games.

  • KLEE: For Broncos after John Fox, are George Karl's Nuggets a cautionary tale?

    By Paul Klee paul.klee@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    DENVER — I wonder if the Broncos just made the same mistake the Nuggets did. Yes, it's fair to wonder. I wonder if front-office arrogance trumped on-field competence. I wonder if Twitter muscle pushed a good man and a better coach out of town too soon. I wonder if the Broncos...

  • How the NFL's Final Four teams were constructed

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Game plans vary from week to week, opponent to opponent. Any NFL coach will scoff at the notion there's a formula that works the same against everyone. The exact opposite is true when constructing a contender. The basics must be adhered to: —Stability in coaching, the...

  • Luck would take another big step if Colts beat Patriots

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks. In each of his three seasons, he and the Indianapolis Colts got one game closer to the Super Bowl. Now he can reach that destination if he beats Tom Brady and the New England...

  • New Broncos coach won't know what he's getting at QB

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos head coaching candidates don't know if they'd inherit one of the all-time great quarterbacks or a guy who's thrown just 30 passes in three seasons. By this time in his career, Aaron Rodgers was about to take over Green Bay's offense following a...

  • Bears hire John Fox as coach

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — John Fox has a reputation for turning around teams. The Bears are counting on him to do just that. Fox was hired as Chicago's coach Friday, four days after he and the Denver Broncos parted ways. He was widely seen as a likely candidate to replace the fired...

  • Peyton merchandise top seller; Seahawks No. 1 team

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Peyton Manning's jersey and overall licensed products remain the best sellers among NFL fans. According to NFL Players Inc., the marketing arm of the players' union, the Denver quarterback has taken the top spot from Seattle QB Russell Wilson in the third fiscal quarter of 2014...

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