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Can Zac Taylor take long-suffering Bengals the next step?

Zac Taylor convinced the Bengals that he’s ready to be their head coach at a young age with little NFL coaching experience. Now he has to face another question: Can …


New coordinator, same offense for Marcus Mariota and Titans

Arthur Smith has worked for several head coaches, including four with the Tennessee Titans. He knows as well as anyone just how much turnover quarterback Marcus Mariota has dealt with …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

What a (familiar) feeling: Boston fetes Super Bowl winners

Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl title. A party atmosphere enveloped the city as fans clad …


Arnie Stapleton: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

In a Super Bowl snoozer featuring a single touchdown by victorious New England and the high-scoring, newfangled, all-the-rage Los Angeles Rams managing a measly three points, the MVP trophy went …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Bill Belichick/Tom Brady-led Patriots: Professional sports’ greatest dynasty?

The Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl ring in 18 seasons on Sunday, extending a brilliant run that started in 2001 with head coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as …


With wait over, Zac Taylor and Brian Flores become head coaches

After 16 years without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals decided to try something different. But they had to wait more than a month before hiring Zac Taylor …


Patriots’ coach Belichick joins Halas, Lambeau with 6 championships

Bill Belichick is now standing shoulder to shoulder with the NFL’s all-time greatest coaching icons.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Sally Jenkins: New England’s old goats keep the Rams at bay

The New England Patriots wrecked this Super Bowl, and that’s meant as a compliment.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Goff, Rams’ electric offense shorts out in Super Bowl defeat

Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams’ electrifying offense shorted out in the Super Bowl


Reliable as ever, Patriots’ Julian Edelman wins Super Bowl MVP

Julian Edelman was forced to watch only as a spectator as his disappointed New England Patriots teammates trudged off the field a year ago as Super Bowl losers. Catch after …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Pats’ defense stifles Goff, Rams’ offense in Super Bowl win

For most of the season the New England Patriots have been creatures of habit on defense, sticking to their principles and making just enough plays to win. They were much …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Super Bowl’s lone touchdown comes at most opportune time for Patriots

For five plays, and for 2 minutes, 49 seconds, Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady and the Patriots offense looked like the one that cruised up and down the field …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Norman Chad: Time and again, Pats ruin it for him

The thing is, it’s not healthy to root against people or teams. Heck, I didn’t even root against the British in the Revolutionary War. But Super Bowl Sunday is ruined …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

Super Bowl LIII: Patriots win sixth Super Bowl title, tie Steelers

The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 on Sunday in a defensive struggle to win the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl.


Trump: NFL people thankful he signed criminal justice bill

President Donald Trump said “a lot of people” from the NFL have been calling and thanking him for signing legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 10:09 a.m.

Shining moments: Former Eastern Washington standouts Samson Ebukam, Cooper Kupp came up clutch in prime time

EWU has produced dozens of NFL players over the last four decades, many who stuck around the league and experienced big games. Here’s a list of the seven most memorable …


Super Bowl start the latest stop in Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam’s journey

Now in his second year in the NFL, Ebukam is slated to start in a Super Bowl, something no other Eastern Washington player has done.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

New England Patriots have habit of Super Bowl trips, Los Angeles Rams are newcomers

Hey, have you guys been here before? If you’re a New England Patriot, the answer pretty much is “all the time.” If you play for the Rams, the reply basically …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

‘We Not Me’ epitomizes Rams’ team-first culture under coach Sean McVay

The Los Angeles Rams had 13 consecutive non-winning seasons and no clear team culture before Sean McVay arrived two years ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Slam dunk: Tony Gonzalez makes Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Ty Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him. Champ …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards

In his second pro season, Mahomes led Kansas City to its first AFC title game since 1993 with some of the most creative and clutch plays the league has seen …


Former Eastern Washington lineman Ed Simmons finds peace after years of pain-filled retirement

Ed Simmons had to be careful around stairs. The last few steps could be tricky. Sometimes he made it all the way down. Other times he fell.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 10:58 p.m.

Perfect attendance: 3 fans to keep Super Bowl streak alive

Remember these hearty men – they are the three surviving members of the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Patriots’ Stephen Gostkowski still kicking entering 6th Super Bowl

Only two players on the New England Patriots’ 2018 roster – Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski – were around for each of their previous five Super Bowl appearances.


New Hampshire girl, a QB, gets 2 tickets to Super Bowl

A seventh-grade girl from New Hampshire who was bullied for playing quarterback on a youth football team is going to the Super Bowl courtesy of the New England Patriots.


After further (judicial) review: No do-over of Rams-Saints

A federal judge is refusing to order the NFL to implement a rule that could have led to a do-over of the NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints …


Cowboys promote Kellen Moore to defensive coordinator, hire Jon Kitna as QB coach

Moore is replacing Scott Linehan after one season on the coaching staff, and just one year after retiring as a player.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Tom Brady, Jared Goff have massive age gap, but same Super Bowl dream

The wide-eyed, talented Jared Goff will try to lead his Los Angeles Rams past the grizzled, 41-year-old Tom Brady, who is looking to guide the New England Patriots to their …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Past and Future: Wade Phillips back at Super Bowl with Rams

Wade Phillips is in the Super Bowl for the second time in four years after making it just once in his first 37 seasons of NFL coaching. The Los Angeles …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

Eagles have landed: Eastern Washington players in Super Bowl is nothing new

In his early days as an NFL player in Buffalo, Kurt Schulz got many puzzled looks when he talked about his college alma mater.