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Blaine Gabbert keeps Titans’ hopes alive, beating Redskins 25-16

Gabbert came off the bench for the third time this season after the Redskins knocked Marcus Mariota out of the game with a stinger.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Plenty of implications at stake as Chiefs visit Seahawks

For all the brilliance Patrick Mahomes has shown this season in leading Kansas City to the cusp of a division title and possibly the No. 1 seed in the AFC, …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Doug Baldwin still showing up for Seattle Seahawks in injury-filled season

The Seattle Seahawks haven’t gotten the production this year that they have come to expect from Doug Baldwin, who has been their top receiver for most of his career since …


Ravens-Chargers matchup features dramatic differences at QB

The quarterback matchup for Saturday’s pivotal game between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers might offer the biggest contrasts this season. The Chargers – who have clinched their first …


Titans, Redskins each need win to keep playoff hopes alive

Some might call Tennessee’s push for a second straight playoff berth desperate. Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan suggests a different motivation for the Titans.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

‘Why are you so good at punting?’ If he knows, Seahawks’ Michael Dickson won’t say

Pete Carroll and Co. took a chance on a punter in the fifth round for a reason. But Dickson has been even better than the Seahawks’ staff could have hoped.


Patriots WR Josh Gordon stepping away to focus on mental health

Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Seahawks uncertain about Bradley McDougald, offensive line as showdown with Chiefs looms

McDougald has been dealing with a patellar tendon injury that flared up during the first half last week against San Francisco.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Seahawks players bring cheer to children at Sacred Heart

Seahawks players visit children at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center to spread holiday cheer and share hugs.


Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players

The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game.


Seahawks Bobby Wagner and Michael Dickson voted to the Pro Bowl, seven others are alternates

Seattle will likely have more players selected to the game but only assured of two after having seven take part each of the last four years.


Ray Rice: ‘I’m done with football,’ talks domestic violence

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he’s not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL.


Analysis: With two weeks left in the NFL regular season, Cooper Kupp injury looms large

The loss of wide receiver Cooper Kupp is starting to show its effect on the Los Angeles Rams offense.


Seahawks hoping stumble against 49ers is lesson learned

It was supposed to be a culmination of the Seahawks’ ever-growing momentum. It was supposed to be the final, giddy step into the promised land of the playoffs. It was …


Norman Chad: News of football’s decline hasn’t reached everyone

If professional football is in the midst of an inexorable decline – the NFL, some doomsayers sayeth, might be a sporting dinosaur by century’s end * – then how is …


Seahawks’ playoff prospects not flagging despite avalanche of penalties in loss

The Seahawks got flagged on their way to the playoffs Sunday. Again and again and again.


Steelers ride rookie Jaylen Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

NFL Capsules: Bears clinch 1st playoff berth since 2010, beat Packers

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers’ NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Seahawks’ playoff hopes on hold after stunning loss to 49ers

The Seahawks had their four-game winning streak snapped and missed a chance to clinch a playoff berth after losing 26-23 to San Francisco in overtime.


NFL roundup: Baker Mayfield, Browns beat Broncos 17-16

Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver’s depleted cornerback corps and dubious decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending …


NFL’s theme song should be ‘Meet Me In The Middle’

With so many teams still alive for playoffs, NFL’s theme song should be ‘Meet Me In The Middle’


Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott 1st offensive player fined for helmet use

Dallas Cowboys star running Ezekiel Elliott has been fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for leading with his helmet and making contact with the Eagles’ Corey Graham in a Week 14 …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

49ers CB Richard Sherman irks former Seahawks teammates

When Richard Sherman downplayed Seattle’s success by describing the Seahawks as a “middle of the road” team a few weeks ago, his former teammates took offense. Heading into today’s rematch …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

Packers TE Jimmy Graham quiet in mediocre season

Tight end Jimmy Graham has caught 46 passes for 549 yards and two touchdowns for Green Bay this season. It’s a relatively quiet season for Graham, who starred for New …


Chargers can no longer be overlooked as Super Bowl contender

The Los Angeles Chargers can no longer be overlooked, whether it is on the list of Super Bowl contenders or as a headline attraction in their own town. LA’s 29-28 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Let’s hear it for a Seahawks team that is not only surprising to watch, but likable

One day after the Seahawks lost to Atlanta in January 2017, I penned a column saying they were no longer likable.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

Eagles’ Carson Wentz has stress fracture in back; no surgery needed

Carson Wentz’s back injury will likely give Nick Foles another opportunity. Eagles coach Doug Pederson says the quarterback does not require surgery for a stress fracture and the injury could …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Philip Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over Kansas City

Philip Rivers led the Chargers to a pair of touchdowns in the final minutes, then hit Mike Williams for the go-ahead 2-point conversion with 4 seconds remaining to give Los …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Once a weakness, offensive line now strength for Seahawks

Seattle offensive line coach Mike Solari has done a lot of teaching this year and it’s paying off. The Seahawks’ offensive line has become a solid part of the team …


FANTASY PLAYS: Semifinal lineup advice for Week 15 in NFL

Fantasy semifinals in Week 15 give greater consequence to unexpected breakouts and duds from stars – win and you’re playing for a title, lose and it’s on to 2019. Playing …