The rivalry between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts has been on hold for the past few years. But the Colts, led by third-year quarterback Andrew Luck, are ready to challenge the Patriots in the AFC Championship. Only A Game’s Karen Given has a preview.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller released his report on the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case on Thursday. Slate Senior Editor Jeremy Stahl argues that the investigation misses a basic, big-picture detail in the saga.
Peyton Manning played 13 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. Now he’s with the Denver Broncos, who host the Colts and their new star QB Andrew Luck this weekend in the NFL Playoffs. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star previews the matchup.
In a playoff game between the Lions and Cowboys, officials reversed a pass-interference penalty. The refs may have sent the Lions home early, but as Bill Littlefield knows from personal experience, they aren’t the only officials who’ve ever erred.
What was the most significant sports moment from 2014? The cases against Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice? Michael Sam coming out? The Sochi Olympics? The World Cup? Donald Sterling’s ouster from the NBA? In a year loaded with major news, Only A Game asked top sports writers to make their picks.
After the annual round of firings that mark NFL’s “Black Monday,” teams are in the market for new head coaches. Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier joins Bill Littlefield to offer his suggestions for what questions owners should ask of prospective employees.
After the Impact pairs former NFL players with combat veterans in therapeutic activities. According to Devin Hutchings, the program’s director, the vets and former players “create a brotherhood” based on their mutual respect as well as the similar challenges they face.
When Colts quarterback Andrew Luck takes a big hit, he makes sure his opponents hear about it — but not in the way you’d expect. Bill Littlefield speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark, who wrote a story about Luck’s unique on-field demeanor.
The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after learning that he’s the subject of a rape investigation. McDonald was arrested in August as part of an unrelated domestic violence case.
You’re an NFL coach, it’s fourth down and your team just needs to pick up a couple yards. Should you punt or go for it? The New York Times has turned to a robot for the answer. David Leonhardt from the Times explains.