Open Field

Open Field
UNBEARABLE
UNBEARABLE
Jay Cutler’s three touchdown passes lifted Chicago to victory over Minnesota, but they did little to make fans forget about what a miserable season it’s been. The Bears are now tied with the Vikings for last place in the NFC North, and the paying customers are screaming for a new face of the franchise
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Peterson’s Punishment
Peterson’s Punishment
The NFL came down hard on star running back Adrian Peterson, suspending him effectively for the rest of the season without pay despite his having already missed nine games and had his legal case adjudicated. He and the union strenuously object, and plenty of legal wrangling remains
By Peter King
Open Field
‘Aldon Is Balling Again’
‘Aldon Is Balling Again’
Embattled linebacker Aldon Smith returned from his nine-game suspension just in time to help the 49ers compensate for a sluggish offense against the Giants on Sunday. Two wins in a row now have this team thinking playoffs again
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
‘A Completely Different Guy Right Now’
‘A Completely Different Guy Right Now’
Mark Sanchez won over Philadelphia and celebrated Monday night’s win with cheesesteaks. Remember the butt fumble? His transformation began in January with an intervention disguised as a lunch meeting
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
The NFL and Rugby, on Common Ground
The NFL and Rugby, on Common Ground
The MMQB sat down with Keven Mealamu of New Zealand’s legendary All Blacks and Kiwi-born Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea to talk about how the two sports, which share a root, compare at the highest level
Open Field
2014 Midseason Report: Peter King Crystal-Balls the Second Half and the Playoffs
Open Field
Spoiler Alert!
Spoiler Alert!
Half a season. That's all The MMQB's resident psychic needs to know (well, guess) what's coming up in 2014's second half and the playoffs
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
The Teeter-Totter 10
The Teeter-Totter 10
Will their teams rise up or fall down during the final two months of the regular season? Identifying 10 players whose play could determine the playoff picture
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
Denver’s Defensive Difference-Makers
Denver’s Defensive Difference-Makers
DeMarcus Ware’s arrival and Von Miller’s return to form have given the Broncos the pass-rushing push they lacked last season. It may be the final piece in the championship puzzle
By Joan Niesen
Open Field
2014 Midseason Report: Peter King Looks Back on the Big Stories of the Season’s First Half