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  • Chiefs’ Belcher kills girlfriend, self

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season, their general manager and coach at work early to put final …


  • Seahawks must get right in a hurry

    CHICAGO – The Seahawks haven’t been able to finish what they started. Not in their past two losses when they’ve blown fourth-quarter leads, and not on the road where they …


  • 49ers’ Smith wonders how he lost starting job

    Alex Smith is trying to understand how he lost his job as starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers a month after being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. …


  • Hawks’ true believer

    Run the table? Well, that isn’t realistic.


  • Griffin shines as Redskins hold off Cowboys, 38-31

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Robert Griffin III threw for 311 yards and Washington built a huge halftime lead against Dallas before holding on for a 38-31 NFL victory that conjured memories …


  • Coach’s gaffe gives victorious Texans score

    DETROIT – Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag when he didn’t need to and the Houston Texans made him regret it. Shayne Graham’s 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left in …


  • Weatherspoon, Samuel sidelined

    Atlanta Falcons defensive starters Sean Weatherspoon (right ankle) and Asante Samuel (shoulder) missed practice Thursday, while star receiver Julio Jones returned on a limited basis. Weatherspoon returned in a limited …


  • Patriots overwhelm Jets 49-19

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Tom Brady and the New England Patriots put this game – and the New York Jets’ ugly season – away early. At least it was competitive …


  • NFL notes: Eagles hope Foles is future

    The Eagles think Nick Foles can be their quarterback of the future, but they don’t really know. Foles wasn’t the first or second pick in the draft like Andrew Luck …


  • Ryan desperate to stop slump

    Rex Ryan is tired of walking off the field angry and without a victory. The New York Jets coach has gone through three-game skids before. Five of them, in fact, …


  • Bills ride Lindell’s FGs to victory

    Leodis McKelvin scored on a 79-yard punt return and the Buffalo Bills’ oft-maligned defense finally flexed its muscles in a 19-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night at …


  • Jets’ Sanchez a caretaker, not yet a playmaker

    Mark Sanchez knows what it’s like to be Russell Wilson. It was only three years ago Sanchez was the rookie quarterback who was young and fun, starting for a playoff …


  • Seahawks must shuffle their defense

    SEATTLE – Seattle won’t have linebacker K.J. Wright or guard James Carpenter in its game against the New York Jets on Sunday, both ruled out with concussions. How much the …


  • Luck rushes for two touchdowns in Colts’ victory

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Inspiration one week, domination the next. The Indianapolis Colts became the latest to hammer the Jacksonville Jaguars at home, winning 27-10 on Thursday night behind rookie quarterback …


  • What works for one rookie QB is benefiting another

    RENTON, Wash. – A frustrating loss at St. Louis in Week 4 sent Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll in search of ways to make his offense more productive. Russell …


  • Chargers beat staggering Chiefs

    SAN DIEGO – Norv Turner can breathe a little easier after his San Diego Chargers rediscovered the end zone and ended a three-game losing streak. Romeo Crennel, though, will surely …


  • Peterson, Lynch put spotlight back on RBs

    RENTON, Wash. – They are relics in a league where quarterbacks get the headlines and running backs are considered increasingly disposable. Throwbacks in what is becoming a throw-first league.


  • Seahawks end first half of season with a lot at stake

    DETROIT – The road won’t end for Seattle after this week’s game in Detroit, but it will get easier. The Seahawks conclude the most difficult stretch of their schedule against …


  • Redskins’ Fletcher might end 15-year start streak

    Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was being evaluated by a neurologist for a possible head injury Thursday and missed practice for a second consecutive day, putting his 15-year consecutive-games streak …


  • Ponder makes big progress with Vikings

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Christian Ponder has started 16 NFL games, the equivalent of a full season. Already he sees the world differently. He sits at his locker on a …


  • Seahawks’ offensive line facing huge Patriots interior defense

    RENTON, Wash. – The biggest question facing Max Unger today isn’t whether he’ll be available for the game. Seattle’s center is pretty much certain to play, returning to practice Friday …


  • Talib suspended four games for taking PEDs

    Tampa Bay’s defense was jolted when the NFL suspended CB Aqib Talib four games without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The fifth-year pro said in a …


  • Zach Miller back to being a receiving threat for Seahawks

    RENTON, Wash. – Zach Miller is getting readjusted to what it’s like to be an eligible pass catcher again after a year spent being a de facto offensive lineman. The …


  • Nicks to sit out of Week 4 contest against Philadelphia

    The New York Giants will be without wide receiver Hakeem Nicks for tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The team announced Saturday that Nicks will miss the contest because of …


  • Pass rush bolsters Seahawks defense

    SEATTLE – Eight sacks in a single half may even be more than Pete Carroll envisioned for his young, explosive defense. But Monday night’s dominating performance against the high-octane Green …


  • Coordinator Horton has Cardinals’ defense rolling

    TEMPE, Ariz. – Ray Horton sits far above the field in the coaches’ booth and watches his defense unfold. In his second season as the Arizona Cardinals’ defensive coordinator, Horton …


  • Oakland receiver Heyward-Bey can’t recall hit

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey still has no recollection of the devastating hit by Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy last week that left him with a concussion and neck strain. …


  • Seahawks lineman Carpenter may play

    RENTON, Wash. – Seattle has been missing two offensive linemen this week as guard John Moffitt has sat out the past two practices with a sore knee and tackle Breno …


  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. A GLOOMY ASSESSEMENT OF SYRIA


  • Big numbers missing so far from Seattle pass game

    RENTON, Wash. – In the process of winning the job during the preseason, one thing that stood out about Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson was his dynamic ability to throw …


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