Stories tagged: football
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Kyle Van Noy’s versatility key in Patriots defensive improvement
Kyle Van Noy was thrust into a leadership role following Dont’a Hightower’s season-ending injury in Week 7. He took on an increased role while posting career-high tackle and sack numbers …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
Vikings deep in playoffs, thanks in part to diligent Stefon Diggs
Stefon Diggs has come a long way to becoming the Minnesota hero who scored a touchdown on the final play against New Orleans to help the Vikings advance. He was …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Aggressive Eagles set to face Minnesota’s top-ranked defense
The Philadelphia Eagles are aggressive no matter what. They’ll need that approach when they face the Minnesota Vikings’ top-ranked defense in the NFC championship game.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
Gene Steratore will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl
Referee Gene Steratore will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The crew for the Feb. 4 game has …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Jaguars’ Yannick Ngakoue trying to turn heads on AFC’s biggest stage
Yannick Ngakoue has a knack for the strip-sack. It’s an innate ability to knock footballs out of the hands of quarterbacks. The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end has 11 forced fumbles …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Steelers part ways with offensive coordinator Todd Haley
Todd Haley spent six seasons helping turn the Pittsburgh Steelers offense into one of the most dynamic in the NFL. All the yards and all the touchdowns weren’t enough, however, …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Report: Ken Norton Jr. Seahawks’ new defensive coordinator
The Seahawks are bringing back former assistant Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator with Kris Richard apparently on his way out. The news was first reported by Mike Garafolo of …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
Kick it or not, Vikings’ extra point made a big difference in Vegas
The clock had ticked down to zero, and Minnesota fans were already deep into a celebration like no other. In Las Vegas’ legal sports books, though, the outcome was still …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
AP source: Arizona to hire Kevin Sumlin as football coach
Arizona has tabbed former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as its football coach. Sumlin is expected to sign a five-year contract, pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents. An …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 7:02 p.m.
Jacksonville Jaguars ride offense, swagger to AFC title game
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t faced the New England Patriots in a game that matters in more than two years. That’s OK. They know a pretty good place to go to …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 9:36 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings defeat New Orleans Saints on final play
Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory …
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
Patriots beat Titans 35-14, head back to AFC title game
Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 337 yards, and the New England Patriots cruised past the Tennessee Titans 35-14 on Saturday night to advance to their seventh consecutive AFC …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
Analysis: Five reasons why Seahawks fired Darrell Bevell, Tom Cable
Here are five factors that played into Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s decision to fire Tom Cable and Darrell Bevell, listed in no particular order.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
Seahawks to face Raiders in first NFL game at London’s Tottenham stadium
The Oakland Raiders will host the Seattle Seahawks in the first NFL game at the new London stadium of English Premier League club Tottenham. The game will be played in …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Dick LeBeau vs Bill Belichick meet in rare playoff battle
Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard sees the matchup between Tennessee defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots as a showdown for the ages between two of …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
QB Matt Ryan back with Falcons after missing 1 day of practice
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is back with the team after missing Tuesday’s practice to attend to an undisclosed family matter. Coach Dan Quinn says Ryan will participate in practice for …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Injured Steelers LB Ryan Shazier attends practice
Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier attended practice for the first time since injuring his spine against Cincinnati last month. Shazier posted a photo on Instagram from the team’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
Seahawks fire offensive-line coach Tom Cable
The Seahawks on Wednesday fired offensive-line coach and assistant head coach Tom Cable, a source told The Seattle Times. The move is part of a decision to revamp its offensive …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 3:23 p.m.
Darrell Bevell fired as offensive coordinator of the Seahawks
The Seahawks have fired seven-year offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, a source confirmed to The Seattle Times. Bevell had been Seattle’s offensive coordinator since the 2011 season, when he took over …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 7:58 p.m.
Chargers retain coordinators Gus Bradley, Ken Whisenhunt
The Los Angeles Chargers have retained defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. Continuity on the coaching staff was a major offseason goal for Anthony Lynn and general …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
Grading the Seattle Seahawks of 2017
Despite what appeared to be a steady decline since winning the Super Bowl following the 2013 season – a Super Bowl loss the following year, then consecutive defeats in the …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Titans confident with Marcus Mariota doing bit of everything
Marcus Mariota is a winner. The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner always has been, even if his Titans weren’t winning. Now Tennessee’s third-year quarterback is healthy and doing a bit of …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 8:41 p.m.
Drew Brees, defensive stand help Saints survive Panthers, 31-26
Drew Brees passed for 376 yards and two touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints held off Carolina’s late comeback bid to seal a 31-26 victory in their NFC wild-card game …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Jaguars beat Bills 10-3 in ugly, sometimes unwatchable game
Blake Bortles put together one decent drive all day, doing as much with his legs as his arm, and the defensive-minded Jacksonville Jaguars eked out an ugly and sometimes unwatchable …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Matt Ryan leads Falcons’ 26-13 playoff win over upstart L.A. Rams
Matt Ryan passed for 218 yards and hit Julio Jones for an 8-yard touchdown with 5:48 to play, and the defending NFC champion Falcons advanced from the wild-card round with …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Titans rally from 21-3 hole, beat Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs
Marcus Mariota did everything to help the Titans advance in the playoffs, throwing two touchdown passes, running for crucial first downs and providing the spark needed to rally from a …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
Bobby Wagner named first-team AP All-Pro, joined by two more Seahawks on second team
This is the third time in the last four years Bobby Wagner has earned first-team All-Pro honors, receiving the second-most votes among all NFL linebackers.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
AP Source: Raiders to announce Jon Gruden hiring next Tuesday
The Oakland Raiders are set to bring Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach. A person with knowledge of the team’s plans said the Raiders are planning a …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
L.A. Rams make long-awaited playoff return vs tested Falcons
The Los Angeles Rams are in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years when they host Atlanta. The Falcons advanced to the Super Bowl last season before losing …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
LeSean McCoy, Antonio Brown big questions heading into postseason
Much of the NFL season seemed like a Hollywood sequel without the leading actors from the original as injuries claimed so many superstars, leaving the playoff field awash in postseason …