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Colts edge Texans, now 8-0

INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts have no problems with close games – as long as they keep winning them. Peyton Manning delivered a milestone performance, Joseph Addai produced a second straight …


Hall cries foul

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall says he will file a complaint with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about what Hall says were cheap shots delivered by coaches on his former team during …


Detroit gives Seattle chance to regroup

The statement Seahawks coach Jim Mora made after last week’s loss in Dallas echoed around his team this week.


Rankin rates high with James gone

RENTON, Wash. – Louis Rankin may not have impressed scouts enough to hear his name called in the 2008 draft, but he has shown Seahawks coaches enough for Seattle to …


Seahawks part ways with James

RENTON, Wash. – Edgerrin James reached a major milestone Sunday. Two days later the veteran running back was out of work. James, who two days earlier became the 10th-leading rusher …


Seahawks doomed in Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas – New venue, same old story for the Seahawks. Perhaps the same could be said for Seattle’s 2009 season.


Favre, Vikings top Pack

Brett Favre jogged out of the tunnel in a purple helmet. He might as well have been wearing a black hat.


Bears pay homage to Walter Payton

Ten years to the day he died, Walter Payton was honored by the Chicago Bears with a ceremony at halftime of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. The crowd roared …


Packing to play Pack

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Before Brett Favre’s first preseason game with Minnesota, a meaningless performance featuring all of six snaps, he was nervous and nauseous. In the last hours before …


Jones won’t play this year

RENTON, Wash. – Never one to bask in attention, Walter Jones sat down in front of prying eyes and ears. And he sighed. “Oh, man,” the Seahawks’ six-time All-Pro left …


There’s nowhere to run for Hawks

In their last game, despite a horrible first half, the Seattle Seahawks were down only 14 points when they started the second half with the ball. The Seahawks opened the …


Jones’ return still up in air

RENTON – Walter Jones has not played since Seattle’s Thanksgiving loss in Dallas last November. There has been no indication his next game will be in Dallas this November when …


Eagles blow past Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. – DeSean Jackson scored on a 67-yard run and a 57-yard reception, both in the first half. His night might have been perfect if his tender right ankle …


Trial for accused Collier shooter

An ex-convict accused of shooting and paralyzing Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier is going on trial. Jury selection began Monday in Jacksonville, Fla., in the trial on attempted murder …


Norman Chad: NFL a love-hate relationship

Every Sunday, I sit in a bar, look up at multiple TV screens and wonder, “What am I doing with myself?” People, what are we doing with ourselves?


Saints come roaring back

MIAMI – Drew Brees emerged from the locker room with a fresh cut under his chin and another between his eyebrows. He made the Miami Dolphins look worse.


Steelers thwart Vikings

Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings were anything but perfect.


Whose line is it anyway?

RENTON, Wash. – The improv act along Seattle’s offensive line is in its second season. The Seahawks signed guard Mike Gibson on Wednesday, adding him from Philadelphia’s practice squad to …


Special teams lead Broncos past Bolts

SAN DIEGO — Eddie Royal became the first player in Broncos history to return a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in the same game, leading undefeated Denver to a …


Sports in brief: Tatupu’s season not finished yet

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu’s season might not be over after all. Coach Jim Mora said Monday that further tests showed the muscle and tendons of Tatupu’s injured pectoral …


Seahawks blown out before bye

SEATTLE – Following a one-sided loss on the road two weeks ago, Seahawks players, as well as their head coach, talked about the critical nature of the team’s next two …


Saints roll over Giants

Drew Brees torched the Giants’ league-leading defense, swarming Saints defenders ruined Eli Manning’s homecoming and undefeated New Orleans matched its best start since 1993 with a 44-27 throttling of previously …


Pats pound Titans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – This was the history-making Tom Brady everyone remembers. And those were the hapless Tennessee Titans fans are beginning to expect.


Tatupu lost for season

SEATTLE – Already dealing with key injuries, the Seattle Seahawks took another hit Sunday, losing middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu for the season with a torn left pectoral muscle. Seattle coach …


Curry tattoos Hawks’ opponents

RENTON, Wash. – Aaron Curry had the tattoos inked on opposite sides of his chest, which is fitting because they embody the two poles of his personality. “Off the field” …


Hawks’ Lucas grieves

RENTON, Wash. – Seahawks defensive back Ken Lucas is home in Mississippi to bury his father but will play on Sunday against Arizona. “He will absolutely play. But, (we’re) respecting …


Healthy O-linemen wanted

RENTON, Wash. – Brandon Frye, also known as the backup to the backup left tackle, was placed on the injured reserve list Tuesday, meaning his season is over. And so …


Wildcat claws out victory

MIAMI – When the wildcat delivered a big play for the Miami Dolphins, coach Tony Sparano skipped along the sideline with glee, reached back and threw a roundhouse punch. That …


Hawks stuff Jags, streak

SEATTLE – All week long, the Seahawks talked about how big this game was. How critical it was to get a win and take a step toward improving to .500 …


Late TD lifts Bengals

In a duel for first place in the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals found a way to win another close game.