New Orleans Saints
GRIFFITH | Long before Michael Vick, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III trespassed into secondaries with impunity, the Bears employed a quarterback with a howitzer left arm and the propensity to leave the pocket well behind him.
There are a few great games this week, but everyone's talking about the one that is supposed to be an epic blowout.
N.Y. Giants (0-5) at Bears (3-2)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | On the surface, this would seem like an easy one for the Bears. They're trying to get back to winning against a team that hasn't won a game all season.
CHICAGO | At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Pierre Thomas looks like a high school running back.
NFL training camps open next week and Twitter world may work up the greatest sweat of all.
LANSING | Poor Tom Padjen. The assistant coaches at T.F. South love making fun of his old-school ways.
LANSING | One of the Blackhawks' biggest fan can relate to wearing pads, a helmet and a tough-as-nails persona.
LANSING | It was a shining moment for 11-year-old Will Melby on Thursday when he caught a touchdown pass from New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas.
LAKE FOREST | The Bears' draft picks have plenty of obstacles to overcome in the next few months while trying to fit onto the roster.
ATLANTA | The Falcons are well aware of just how desperate this city is for its first Super Bowl championship.
New Orleans (5-6) at Atlanta (10-1)
LANSING | At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, the New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas has become one of the NFL's top running backs.
Back on Sept. 13, I wrote Peyton Manning's place -- given the nature of his neck injury and subsequent surgeries -- is on the sidelines.
NEW ORLEANS | If there's panic in New Orleans after the Saints' season-opening loss to the Packers, it sure doesn't show.
LANSING | Four days before last season's NFL playoffs, Saints' leading rusher Pierre Thomas was placed on injured reserve with an injured left ankle. Imagine the Kentucky Derby favorite being left at the starting line because the gate wouldn't go up while the rest of the field took off.
METAIRIE, La. | Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, the stars of the Saints' backfield when they were Super Bowl champs, are preparing for an offseason of uncertainty that could end with them wearing different uniforms whenever the next football season begins.
NEW YORK | Tiger Woods' humbling return to the public eye, from his televised confession to a winless season on the golf course, was voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.
Imagine two high-speed trains on the same track plowing into each other or an airborne Indy car smashing into the wall.
There's no hush-hush, secret strategy on Prince Kwateng of Munster and Merrillville's James Aldridge breaking into the NFL.
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