Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: professional football


  • Hester’s returns, Favre’s injury lead to blowout

    MINNEAPOLIS – Brett Favre was bundled up in a heavy gray coat by the time Devin Hester sped through the snow with his record-setting return. Favre’s surprise start ended with …


  • No change at QB for Seahawks

    Pete Carroll spent part of Monday just watching. The Seahawks coach wanted to see how quarterback Matt Hasselbeck reacted in meetings to the blunt criticism of all the mistakes he’s …


  • NFL Notes: Falcons, Steelers clinch

    The Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers have clinched playoff berths, and neither team even needed to win. Atlanta gets in because the Philadelphia Eagles rallied to beat the New York …


  • Atlanta takes advantage of Seattle miscues

    SEATTLE – Despite their late-season swoon, the Seahawks came into Sunday’s game against the NFC’s best team a confident bunch. Seattle left Qwest Field a team still searching for answers …


  • Game ball honors coach’s battle for life

    Jeff Fisher had only one game ball to hand out after Tennessee ended a six-game skid, and his football went to his offensive coordinator, who keeps coaching despite being treated …


  • Return on final play gives Eagles win

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – With 13 seconds left, DeSean Jackson never thought he’d get a chance to win the game. Matt Dodge was ordered by Giants coach Tom Coughlin to …


  • Falcons start of tough final road for Seahawks

    SEATTLE – The Falcons are a team the Seahawks hope to be one day. But for now, Atlanta is a team Seattle hopes to beat today as the margin for …


  • Saints, Ravens put it on the line

    BALTIMORE – While savoring their stature as defending Super Bowl champions, the New Orleans Saints have assumed a more pressing role: just another team trying to enhance its position in …


  • Hasselbeck must rebound from nightmare game

    RENTON, Wash. – Matt Hasselbeck had never had a game like this before. Hasselbeck was responsible for a career-high five turnovers in Sunday’s 40-21 beating at the hands of the …


  • San Diego blasts 49ers to move closer to Chiefs in AFC West

    SAN DIEGO – Vincent Jackson reminded the San Diego Chargers just what they missed during a nasty contract dispute. Jackson had a career-high three touchdown catches, Philip Rivers surpassed 4,000 …


  • NFL Notes: Favre unlikely to return

    Brett Favre sounds like a quarterback who’s thrown his last pass, at peace with the way his storied career could end on a blindside hit that slammed him to the …


  • Jets coach’s job on line

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Sal Alosi tripped up when he told the New York Jets his side of the story. Now, the embattled assistant coach could be looking to save …


  • Seahawks need wide receivers

    The Seahawks need more than just a hand in their passing game. They could use several pairs of hands attached to able-bodied receivers. Seattle played without starters Ben Obomanu and …


  • Wilson’s interception gives Ravens OT win

    HOUSTON – The Baltimore Ravens almost blew another one, until their trademark defense saved the game. Josh Wilson intercepted Matt Schaub’s pass and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown …


  • Favre watches Giants triumph

    DETROIT – Brett Favre stood on the sidelines for the start of a game for the first time since 1992, rubbing his salt-and-pepper beard in frustration because his body couldn’t …


  • Seahawks throw away good opportunity

    RENTON, Wash. – The opportunity was there for Seattle to shut the door on San Francisco and take control of the woeful NFC West, leaving it to just the Seahawks …


  • NFL Notebook: Jets assistant suspended

    Turns out this was one costly trip for Sal Alosi. The New York Jets assistant coach who tripped a Miami Dolphins player during a game was suspended by the team …


  • After 297 straight starts, Favre forced out by shoulder injury

    An unexpected postponement gave Brett Favre one more chance. A little extra time for his right shoulder to heal, another day for him to show he was healthy enough to …


  • NFL Notes: Kansas City Chiefs extend Charles

    The Kansas City Chiefs signed running back Jamaal Charles to a five-year contract extension, continuing their plan to lock up their impressive core of young players. Charles confirmed the signing …


  • Injury makes Hawks even thinner at WR

    SAN FRANCISCO – Seattle Seahawks receiver Deon Butler broke his right leg in the closing minutes of Sunday’s 40-21 loss at San Francisco after being hit while scoring a touchdown. …


  • Five Hasselbeck turnovers fuel rout

    SAN FRANCISCO – The pass was more like a present. “A freebie with a bow on it,” Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said. “Just a gift.”


  • Metrodome roof collapse could boost Favre’s chances of playing

    MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre is getting help from the Minnesota Vikings medical staff, the athletic trainers and perhaps even the weather gods as he tries to keep his incredible consecutive …


  • NFL Notes: Cassel out for Chiefs-Chargers game

    Quarterback Matt Cassel didn’t travel to San Diego on Saturday and is out for the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Chargers today. Cassel, having the finest year of his …


  • Every game equal in coach Carroll’s eyes

    Pete Carroll won’t talk about it, and the Seahawks’ coach will do everything in his power to make sure his players aren’t thinking about it, but two seasons are potentially …


  • Manning gets Colts back on winning track

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – So much for the worst slump of Peyton Manning’s career. Manning threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns, and the Indianapolis Colts snapped their three-game skid by …


  • QB spot signals gap between Seattle, 49ers

    RENTON, Wash. – The teams are two games apart in the standings, but one position clearly separates the Seahawks from the 49ers: quarterback. The most important man on the field, …


  • NFL Notes: Steelers’ Harrison feels he was targeted

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined four times this season for dangerous hits. Now, he thinks an opposing player should be disciplined for supposedly going after him. Harrison …


  • Seahawks choose to ignore cold, hard statistics

    SEATTLE – The paint-by-numbers picture isn’t pretty for Seattle, but coach Pete Carroll has a way to change that: He turns a blind eye to the league’s statistics. “I’m not …


  • NFL Notes: Haynesworth suspended without pay

    Simmering all year, the antagonism between Albert Haynesworth and Mike Shanahan finally reached the boiling point Tuesday when the two-time All-Pro defensive lineman was suspended by the Washington Redskins coach …


  • NFL Notes: Teammate calls out Haynesworth

    Phillip Daniels’ emotions swelled to the point that the Washington Redskins veteran defensive lineman had to stop and gather himself as he spoke about Albert Haynesworth. When Daniels resumed, the …


Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(509) 747-4422
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile