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  • Let’s get nasty: 49ers vs. Seahawks

    Packers-Bears. Steelers-Browns. Cowboys vs. anybody in the NFC East. Those are long-standing NFL rivalries.


  • RB Blount leads Pats to AFC title game vs. Broncos

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Check out the video of LeGarrette Blount. Not the one of him punching an opponent at a college game. Or the one showing him smacking an NFL …


  • NFL notebook: Vikings make Zimmer new coach

    Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator. The Vikings announced on Twitter on Wednesday …


  • Hauschka took long road to success for Seahawks

    RENTON, Wash. – His Seattle Seahawks teammates say place-kicker Steven Hauschka takes a rather clinical approach to his craft. Makes sense, considering he spent most of his college years thinking …


  • 49ers must find ways to deal with Seattle’s noise

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with Colin Kaepernick to keep things …


  • Snapshot: Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

    The Detroit Lions have hired coach Jim Caldwell. The team confirmed the move Tuesday and has scheduled a news conference at Ford Field today. San Diego Chargers assistant and former …


  • NFL notebook: Judge rejects concussion deal

    A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough to cover 20,000 retired players. U.S. District Judge Anita …


  • Linebackers lead way for 49ers into NFC title game

    From the pick six that closed Candlestick to a pair of goal-line stands in Carolina, it seems like whenever San Francisco needs a big play from its defense one of …


  • Seahawks rookie Bowie becomes starter in playoffs

    Competition is such a central theme of everything Pete Carroll does with the Seattle Seahawks that he gave a rookie seventh-round pick a chance to start at left guard in …


  • Seahawks attacking as planned

    RENTON, Wash. – In his new role as one of the city’s most famous Seahawks fans and commentator on SportsRadio 950 KJR, Mike Holmgren hears the angst as Seattle prepares …


  • ‘Omaha’ has value

    OMAHA, Neb. – Peyton Manning can’t stop shouting about Nebraska’s largest city. The Denver Broncos quarterback used the word “Omaha” loudly and often during Sunday’s National League Football playoff victory …


  • Titans hire ex-Cardinals head coach Whisenhunt

    The Tennessee Titans wrapped up their coaching search by hiring San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach and 17th in franchise history. Whisenhunt, 51, will be …


  • Seahawks offense sticks to the plan

    Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren hears the angst as Seattle prepares for one of the biggest games in franchise history.


  • Rubber match between Seahawks, 49ers for trip to Super Bowl seems fated

    SEATTLE – Just minutes after San Francisco’s playoff win at Carolina on Sunday, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted simply: “Wouldn’t want it any other way…” Indeed, who can argue about …


  • Seahawks rookie Ware arrested for suspicion of DUI

    NFL: The Seattle Seahawks say they are aware of rookie fullback Spencer Ware being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. King County Jail records showed Ware being booked …


  • Weekend belied a QB-driven NFL

    Quarterback-driven league? That’s the common sentiment about the NFL, with the proliferation of high-profile quarterbacks and all the league’s rule modifications in recent years that favor the passing game.


  • NFL may sell package of Thursday night games to other networks

    The NFL is talking to television networks about selling a package of Thursday night games. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Sunday that NFL Network would retain some games, “but we …


  • Seahawks-49ers III

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The San Francisco 49ers say they have gotten healthy at the right time. And they think they demonstrated that Sunday by grinding out a rough and rugged …


  • Broncos’ victory diminishes last year’s disappointment

    DENVER – At last, an entire city can exhale – and so can its football team. The Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers in a divisional playoff game Sunday, …


  • Get ready for Seahawks-49ers III

    Just minutes after San Francisco’s playoff win at Carolina on Sunday, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted simply: “Wouldn’t want it any other way…”


  • ‘Healthy’ 49ers advance with win over Panthers

    The San Francisco 49ers say they have gotten healthy at the right time. And they think they demonstrated that Sunday by grinding out a rough and rugged 23-10 victory over …


  • Newsmakers

    Promoted Western Kentucky announced Friday that it was promoting offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm to head football coach. Brohm is replacing Bobby Petrino, who was named Louisville’s head coach. In Brohm’s …


  • NFL notes: Two player broke concussion rules

    Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend’s wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and …


  • Seahawks have imposed no limits on Harvin for playoff game against Saints

    RENTON, Wash. – There was agreement on two key points Thursday. Dynamic wide receiver Percy Harvin will play today in the Seahawks’ divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.


  • Seahawks notes: Harvin will play vs. New Orleans

    Wide receiver Percy Harvin will play for the Seattle Seahawks in Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints after missing most of the season following hip surgery. …


  • Redskins introduce Gruden

    The face was different, the words familiar. Like Mike Shanahan and nearly every recent Washington Redskins coach, Jay Gruden is anxious to declare an end to franchise’s days of dysfunction. …


  • Percy Harvin will play for Seahawks vs. New Orleans

    Pete Carroll told Percy Harvin that the Seattle Seahawks were considering placing him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot ahead of the postseason.


  • NFL notes: Saints develop rushing attack

    When Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman started studying video for this Saturday’s rematch with the Saints in the NFC playoffs, he noticed something different about New Orleans’ offense. “They are running …


  • Seahawks’ Wagner says he’s back to 100 percent

    After their defense fell into a midseason lull stopping the run, Seattle Seahawks coaches – to use the football vernacular – asked Bobby Wagner to take his play to another …


  • Seahawks’ pass D hopes to be great vs. New Orleans

    As the newest starter in the Seattle Seahawks secondary, cornerback Byron Maxwell had plenty of time earlier in his career to be an observer.

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