January 4, 2013 |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Eagles on Thursday joined the Cleveland Browns as teams to interview Bill O'Brien, but that tasty morsel of news was rendered moot when O'Brien told the Harrisburg Patriot-News he was staying at Penn State. A source close to the situation confirmed to the Daily News that the Eagles interviewed O'Brien in Massachusetts, while the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that the Browns had spoken with him this week, before their scheduled Friday interview in Arizona with Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
December 23, 2012
SUNDAY New Orleans at Dallas 1 p.m. Line: Cowboys by 21/2 This game is critical for the Cowboys, who are in a three-way tie with the Giants and Redskins in the NFC East. Dallas controls its fate, but a loss would complicate its postseason possibilities. San Diego at N.Y. Jets 1 p.m. Line: Jets by 2 The underachieving Jets will start neither Mark Sanchez nor Tim Tebow, but rather Greg McElroy. There is similar frustration in San Diego, where coach Norv Turner's six-year run is likely to end. Tennessee at Green Bay 1 p.m. Line: Packers by 121/2 The Packers clinched the NFC North, but they are still competing for a bye. That will give Green Bay something to play for in the final two weeks.
December 20, 2012 |
DENVER - A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains was causing problems for travelers as it spread across the Plains on Wednesday. The main east-west route across Colorado, Interstate 70, was closed from east of Denver to the Kansas line because of poor visibility due to blowing snow. Smaller highways were also closed in eastern Colorado. Drivers in Iowa and Nebraska are being warned to be careful or stop driving altogether starting Wednesday evening as the Plains gets its first major winter storm of the season.
December 17, 2012
Broncos 34, Ravens 17 BALTIMORE - Chris Harris returned an interception 98 yards for a momentum-turning score in Denver's win over skidding Baltimore. The Broncos (11-3) have won nine straight, while the Ravens (9-5) suffered their third straight loss. Down by 10-0 late in the first half, the Ravens had a first and goal at the Denver 4 when Harris picked off a pass by Joe Flacco and took it to the house. Denver 3 14 14 3 – 34 Baltimore 0 0 3 14 – 17 First quarter Den–FG Prater 27, 7:13.
December 5, 2012
NFL National Conference EAST W L T Pct. Pts. Op. N.Y. Giants 7 5 0 .583 321 243 Washington 6 6 0 .500 312 301 Dallas 6 6 0 .500 280 295 EAGLES 3 9 0 .250 217 320 SOUTH y-Atlanta 11 1 0 .917 317 229 Tampa Bay 6 6 0 .500 333 285 ...
December 3, 2012 |
DENVER - Denver's defense was so dominant in beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that the Broncos even spared tackle Mitch Unrein to help unclog their sputtering offense. When he wasn't catching Peyton Manning's first touchdown pass, Unrein helped build a wall of defenders that slowed down Doug Martin, flustered Josh Freeman and derailed the Bucs in Denver's 31-23 win Sunday. It was the seventh straight win for the Broncos (9-3), who clinched the AFC West title. The Buccaneers (6-6)
October 30, 2012 |
DENVER - Drew Brees welcomed back New Orleans interim coach Joe Vitt from his bounty banishment Sunday night by extending his NFL record to 50 consecutive games with a touchdown toss, the 300th of his career. Brees added another just before the two-minute warning Sunday night to surpass Denver Hall of Famer John Elway for sixth on the career list. But almost nothing else went right for the Saints in a 34-14 loss to the Broncos. The 2-5 Saints, who will host the 3-4 Eagles on Monday night, became the first team to allow 400-plus yards in seven straight games since at least 1950 - as far back as Stats LLC can search its NFL database.
October 8, 2012
T HE Daily News Pet of the Week is Denver, a 10-year-old domestic shorthair cat at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Denver has been patiently waiting for a forever home since May, when PSPCA humane-law-enforcement officers saved him from neglect. He has an outgoing, sweet personality. Denver's fee will be waived. He's already neutered, has has been vaccinated and comes with a month of free pet insurance. Stop by the Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave, to meet Denver.
October 4, 2012 |
IT WAS A bad night for a slightly-above-comatose President Obama and befuddled debate moderator Jim Lehrer, and a good night for a caffeinated Mitt Romney, but the biggest loser of the first presidential debate in Denver on Wednesday night was clear: The American people. An deeply divided electorate that craved simple and direct talk on how the 2012 White House rivals will help create jobs or reform health care instead got long, rambling and sometimes hard-to-follow riffs that did, at times, show stark differences between the candidates on issues from taxes to Medicare but lacked kitchen-table directness.
September 28, 2012 |
MY FIRST lesson about sucker bets transpired a week before Halloween during my freshman year in college. The Bengals had lost their first six games of the season, three via shutout. They weren't just bad. They were Akili Smith, Peter Warrick and Scott Mitchell bad. And they were playing the Broncos, who would finish 11-5 that season thanks to a talented set of skill position players that included Brian Griese, Ed McCaffrey, Rod Smith and Mike Anderson. Denver was a 10 1/2-point road favorite, but that didn't seem to matter much.