Stories tagged: NFL playoffs
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:21 P.M.
Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him out vs. Packers
Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him from playing in Sunday’s NFC championship game against Green Bay. Jones says he felt a “snag” in last week’s …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:19 P.M.
Packers’ Davante Adams may be game-time decision on Sunday
The Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams says he may not know until warmups on Sunday whether he’ll be able to play in the NFC championship game against the Atlanta Falcons. …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:18 P.M.
Leaky pass defenses to be tested when Packers meet Falcons
Leaky pass defenses will surely be tested when the Green Bay Packers meet the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game. The Packers face another worrisome injury in their secondary …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:12 P.M.
Ben Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Tom Brady’s “gold standard”
Ben Roethlisberger considers Tom Brady the “gold standard” of NFL quarterbacks. It’s a club Roethlisberger doesn’t include himself in, though he’ll get a chance to taking perhaps the last step …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:10 P.M.
Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount’s friendship transcends abrupt exit
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and New England counterpart LeGarrette Blount remain in constant contact more than two years removed from Blount’s abrupt exit with the Steelers. Pittsburgh cut …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:03 P.M.
Who is that? Falcons’ Taylor Gabriel, others make their marks
Midway through the season, there would have been no way to predict Taylor Gabriel would be the top scorer among Atlanta Falcons wide receivers. Especially considering that group includes All-Pro …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
4 QBs left have unique talents – but they also have flaws
There’s a lot of talk heading into Sunday’s conference title games about the accomplishments, talents and legacies of the four starting QBs, which makes sense. New England’s Tom Brady, Pittsburgh’s …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 9:45 P.M.
Thiel: Safety turned Seahawks’ season upside down
In summary, the Seahawks said the pieces were still there for continued playoff contention. It may be true, but what Rees Odhiambo said made it a little hard to accept …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 8:52 P.M.
Seahawks’ season ends with 36-20 playoff loss to Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons have advanced to the NFC championship game for the fourth time in franchise history, beating the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the NFC divisional playoff game on Saturday.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:51 P.M.
Steelers-Chiefs moved to primetime because of ice storm
The AFC divisional playoff game Sunday between the Steelers and Chiefs has been moved from an early afternoon kickoff to primetime because of an ice storm due to hit the …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:46 P.M.
Underdog Texans face big challenge on road against Patriots
The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots on Saturday night. The Patriots enter the game as 15
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 7:44 P.M.
Thiel: Seahawks’ offensive line appears to be mature, ready to rock
The fact that the Seahawks Saturday rushed for 177 yards in the playoff win over Detroit suggests plausibility to the theory that, in pro football, kids can grow up fast …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 10:25 P.M.
Packers gain momentum from Hail Mary, drub Giants 38-13
Aaron Rodgers overcame a sluggish start and finished with four touchdown passes, including a momentum-swinging 42-yard heave to Randall Cobb at the end of the second quarter, to lead the …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 10:24 P.M.
Just in time, Seattle finds its run game to start playoffs
It was the most obvious question in the aftermath of Thomas Rawls and the Seattle Seahawks running their way to another playoff victory.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 11:14 P.M.
Rumbling again, Thomas Rawls leads Seattle past Detroit, 26-6
The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned. A healthy dose of Thomas Rawls rumbling on the ground. A few timely …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 11:13 P.M.
Paul Richardson shows the flash in Seahawks’ romp of Detroit
With the emergence of Doug Baldwin, the arrival of Tyler Lockett and a list of injuries that slowed his development, Paul Richardson was seemingly forgotten as one of the pass …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 10:21 P.M.
Defensive guru Dan Quinn in playoffs with high-scoring Falcons
Dan Quinn got a shot at being a head coach because of his work molding one of the league’s best defenses. Now, heading into the playoffs for the first time …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 5:38 P.M.
Osweiler returns to lead Texans over Oakland 27-14 in NFL playoffs
Brock Osweiler finally looked like the player Houston spent $72 million on, throwing for a touchdown and running for another to lead the Texans to a 27-14 wild-card playoff win …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 4:52 P.M.
Healthy Steelers facing depleted Dolphins in rematch
When the AFC North champion Steelers (11-5) sprint out of the tunnel Sunday to face the Miami Dolphins (10-6) in the wild-card round at not exactly tropical Heinz Field, Le’Veon …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 8:59 P.M.
Rookie Connor Cook leads Raiders against Texans in wild-card game
Two weeks ago, the Oakland Raiders were heading for the playoffs with MVP candidate Derek Carr at quarterback.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 5:04 P.M.
Seahawks will try to rediscover their running game in playoff opener against Lions
The Seattle Seahawks announced this week that they will have University of Washington seismologists at the ready Saturday night to provide real-time monitoring of the ground vibrations generated by fans …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 6:04 P.M.
Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill ruled out against Steelers; Moore to start
The Miami Dolphins dispensed with any pretense of suspense regarding their quarterback situation. Ryan Tannehill was ruled out of Sunday’s playoff game at Pittsburgh , and backup Matt Moore will …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 5:55 P.M.
Zach Zenner brushes off comments about being NFL’s best white RB
Zach Zenner brushed off comments made by Seattle’s Michael Bennett, who said the Detroit Lion was the best white running back in the NFL, insisting he wasn’t bothered by the …
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 10:11 P.M.
Seahawks enter the playoffs with a whimper, not a roar
For the fifth straight season, the Seattle Seahawks have won 10 games and are headed to the playoffs, the longest such streaks in franchise history.
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 10:04 P.M.
Packers-Giants highlights upcoming wild-card weekend
Aaron Rodgers vs. Eli Manning will headline the NFL’s wild-card weekend.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 6:37 P.M.
With three games left, NFL has most crowded playoff race since 2004
NFL Week 14 is in the books and the playoff picture has gotten slightly clearer only in that two more teams – the Bears and Rams – have been eliminated …
SUNDAY, JAN. 24, 2016, 10:43 P.M.
Newton leads Carolina Panthers to Super Bowl
Superman is bringing his cape and his pen to Super Bowl 50. He’s leaving behind his camera.
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016, 10:41 P.M.
Panthers DT Short presents big challenge for Cardinals
Kawann Short has blossomed into a dominant inside pass rusher in just his third season with the Carolina Panthers, recording 11 sacks – a franchise record for a defensive tackle …
SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 2016, 9:33 P.M.
Get ready for Brady-Manning XVII
Peyton Manning gets to face his biggest nemesis for one more shot at glory.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016, 11:11 P.M.
Cardinals’ “Hail Larry” trumps Rodgers’ Hail Mary
Larry Fitzgerald set up and scored the winning touchdown on the third play of overtime Saturday night, taking a 5-yard pass from Carson Palmer that lifted Arizona past Green Bay …