Two years ago, in the second-to-last game of the season, Adrian Peterson tore ligaments in his left knee. Toby Gerhart and backup quarterback Joe Webb rallied the Vikings to a victory that ensured their record was better than Indianapolis or St. Louis.
T.J. Oshie scored in the shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Eleven seasons into his football career, Washington Redskins linebacker Nick Barnett figures he has a pretty good sense of the sort of teasing and hazing and horsing around that happens in the typical NFL locker room, especially when it comes to rookies.
NFL teams are lighting up scoreboards like never before as the game is flooded with bigger, faster receivers, dual-threat quarterbacks and a rule book that puts defenders at a decided disadvantage.
Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two touchdowns Monday night as the Chicago Bears won 27-20 and ended a six-game skid to the Green Bay Packers.
Just like last season, Jimmie Johnson enters the next-to-last race with a seven-point lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He came up empty in his bid for a sixth title last year, but is more confident about his chances following Sunday's dominating victory at Texas.
The Rams defense gave up 198 years rushing in 28-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
The Cardinals are offering outfielder Carlos Beltran a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying deal, but they don't expect him to return.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith dismisses criticism that his undefeated team is the worst to ever start 9-0.
Sean Smith's interception and linebacker Tamba Hali's 11-yard fumble return for a touchdown aided the Chiefs in overcoming a pedestrian offense and their own leaky defense in securing a 23-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher again downplayed the matchup against the franchise he coached for 16 years, saying it was "another week for me," though he expected the loss to hurt more for former Titans players now in the St. Louis lineup.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid is focused solely on Sunday, when the Chiefs travel to play the Bills (3-5), a team that similarly went through an offseason transition and is also off to a better-than-expected start under first-year coach Doug Marrone.
Alex Killorn had a goal and two assists and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning, who have won all five games this season against West teams. Tampa Bay is off to a 10-4-0 start.
When the Titans (3-4) play the Rams (3-5), be sure to watch out for five things: short rest, the road ahead, sliding Titans, ignoring Finnegan and a run to glory.
This season, the St. Louis tight end has 20 catches for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Eleven of his receptions have been for first downs. He had a season-high five catches against Dallas.
St. Louis beat Florida 4-0 with the help of Brian Elliott stopping 31 shots for the first win of the season.
The St. Louis Cardinals lineup, which was highly efficient on offense during the regular season, failed to present a problem to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.
David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball's bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.
Hannah Wilkinson, twice denied on near goals, chipped in a 15-yard shot in the 87th minute to allow New Zealand to forge a 1-1 draw with the United States in a friendly Wednesday night at Crew Stadium.
John Farrell failed in his last managerial job. The Boston Red Sox had their worst record in nearly a half century. After a dismal 2012 season for both, they're together now and that past seems so far away.