Saunders: Five takeaways from Colorado Rockies’ hot start

Five takes on the state of the Rockies after their excellent start. (But first, a disclaimer. I’m writing this before Friday night’s home opener.) 1. The rotation’s ERA through five games, all on the road, was 2.30. That’s unsustainable, of course, given the altitude factor and the fact that the Rockies aren’t the 1998 Atlanta […]


Week 13 NFL takeaways: Trubisky leads Bears, Bills stay in playoff hunt

Thursday’s first game went as expected with the Bears beating the Lions, who were down to their third-string quarterback. The Bills proved they were for real in the second game, beating the Cowboys at Dallas. Here are Week 13’s biggest takeaways from NFL Nation. Chicago Bears 24, Detroit Lions 20 Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky played […]


Week 8 NFL takeaways: Eagles make a statement in road win

The Eagles pulled off a big win over the Bills, while the Titans, Colts and Chargers won close games. And the Saints’ offense soared in Drew Brees’ return. All that and more in Week 8’s biggest takeaways from NFL Nation. Tennessee Titans 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 The Titans have found ways to win close […]


Week 3 NFL takeaways: Fast starts by Chiefs, Pats, Cowboys

The Bills, Pats, Chiefs, Packers and Cowboys all sailed to 3-0 while the Lions also remained undefeated at 2-0-1. In big Week 3 wins, the Vikings’ run game dominated Oakland, while Jacksonville was forced to rely on its passing game. All that and more in Week 3’s biggest takeaways from NFL Nation. Kansas City Chiefs […]


Week 16 takeaways: Wins keep race for AFC 6-seed alive

The Patriots and Cowboys locked up a pair of division titles, the Eagles remained alive in the NFC and wins from the Ravens, Colts and Titans leave us with an exciting battle for the final AFC wild-card spot next Sunday. All that and more in Week 16’s biggest takeaways from NFL Nation. Philadelphia Eagles 32, […]