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  • Pack’s Peprah embraces Ghana roots all the way to NFL

    He has started only one game since entering the league in 2006, so Charlie Peprah is something of a mystery man to Green Bay Packers fans and certainly to opponents. …


  • NFL notes: Moss, Vikings together again

    Brett Favre finally got his wish. He will be playing with Randy Moss and the Minnesota Vikings couldn’t be happier about it. The Vikings got Moss from New England on …


  • Seahawks acquire Bills running back Lynch

    SEATTLE – A fresh start for Marshawn Lynch. A rugged runner for Seattle’s lagging ground game. And a clear sign the rebuilding continues in Buffalo.


  • NFL notes: Minnesota Vikings crave Moss

    The New England Patriots and the Vikings are discussing a trade that would bring star receiver Randy Moss back to Minnesota. A league source spoke to the Associated Press on …


  • Brady & Co. lead cheers in 41-14 Patriots win

    MIAMI – The New England Patriots had another big night, and this time the NFL’s highest-scoring team totaled most of its points with Tom Brady and the rest of the …


  • Carroll’s gambles failing at Seahawks

    RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll’s words rang true, until they didn’t. A week ago, the Seattle Seahawks coach was lamenting his own mistake in being too “bold” and calling for …


  • NFL notebook: Players to return from suspension

    Ben Roethlisberger, Brian Cushing and Santonio Holmes are among seven players now eligible after serving four-game NFL suspensions. Two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Roethlisberger returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday. …


  • Sunday’s peak performers

    For 10-04-2010


  • Monday Night Football: Feasting on Dolphins

    There was a time when the Miami Dolphins made Tom Brady look like a sixth-round draft pick. That was in the early 2000s, when the Dolphins had Jason Taylor, Zach …


  • Rams end 10-game losing streak to Seahawks

    ST. LOUIS – In recent years, even as they floundered through road loss after road loss, the Seahawks could at least count on a victory in their annual trip to …


  • NFL notes: McNabb returns to standing ovation

    Donovan McNabb tried to play it all down. In the end, after he made himself right at home in Philadelphia, it became clear this was not just another road trip. …


  • Ravens edge Steelers

    PITTSBURGH – The Steelers were so close to being 4-0 without Ben Roethlisberger. Only close doesn’t count in the Ravens-Steelers rivalry, where every game is tight and no lead is …


  • NFL notes: Steelers’ Dixon finished

    The Pittsburgh Steelers placed quarterback Dennis Dixon on the injured reserve list on Saturday with a meniscus tear in his left knee, ending his season. Dixon started the Steelers’ first …


  • Seahawks want to get after Rams’ Bradford

    SEATTLE – The pressure is on. At least that’s the Seahawks’ plan today.


  • NFL notes: St. Louis’ Jackson unsure if he’ll play Sunday

    St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson missed his second straight practice Thursday with a groin injury and it was unclear whether he will play Sunday against Seattle. St. Louis …


  • Seahawk Hawthorne rose to occasion

    RENTON, Wash. – David Hawthorne’s impact on last weekend’s Seahawks win was readily apparent when, with San Diego driving for a likely score, he lit up Chargers running back Mike …


  • NFL briefs: Fed-up Jaguars enlist ex-Bills QB Edwards

    Showing just how frustrated they are with quarterback David Garrard, the Jacksonville Jaguars claimed former Buffalo Bills starter Trent Edwards off waivers Tuesday. Edwards is expected to sign a contract …


  • Seattle sparked by play of kickoff, punt teams

    RENTON, Wash. – Coaches at every level of football love to harp on the importance of special teams, but more often than not, the offense and defense get all of …


  • Washington, Boldin enjoy new digs

    As Leon Washington was speeding the length of the field – twice – on kickoff returns Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks had every right to wonder what the New York Jets …


  • Chicago Bears hit stride with 3-0 start

    CHICAGO – Still doubting the Bears? Jay Cutler threw for 221 yards, Brian Urlacher forced a key fumble and Chicago took advantage of a team-record 18 penalties by the Packers …


  • NFL briefs: Raiders, Bears Hall of Famer Blanda dies

    George Blanda, who played longer than anyone in pro football history and racked up the most points in a career that spanned four decades, mostly with the Chicago Bears and …


  • Falcons survive Saints in overtime

    NEW ORLEANS – It should have been a routine chip shot for Saints playoff hero Garrett Hartley, a 29-yard field goal in overtime to keep New Orleans unbeaten. Somehow, the …


  • Washington’s TDs, defense spark Seahawks

    SEATTLE — With the offense not clicking and the defense struggling to stop San Diego’s passing game, the Seahawks needed a spark. Leon Washington gave them two.


  • Seahawks’ win glosses over missed chances

    SEATTLE – On a day when the special teams were explosive and the defense was good when it needed to be, the Seattle Seahawks’ offense was adequate – but just …


  • Sunday’s NFL peak performers

    For 09-27-2010


  • Carroll stresses limiting Seahawks turnovers

    RENTON, Wash. — Two statistics are vital to Pete Carroll. The final score and the turnover ratio.


  • New year, same old Seahawks

    Well, well, it looks like another one of those seasons for the Seahawks. Putting together a team that has not had too much success the past few years is quite …


  • Edwards’ latest charge could compound legal troubles

    New York Jets star wide receiver Braylon Edwards told a police officer he’d been partying and drinking before being pulled over in his luxury SUV, but he suggested letting him …


  • Seahawks’ loss wasn’t beatdown of the past

    The 17-point loss in Denver was the latest in Seattle’s list of double-digit defeats on the road, 13 and counting now since the 2008 season began. But there was a …


  • NFL notes: Bush out six weeks with broken leg

    Reggie Bush’s broken leg likely will sideline him about six weeks but not the rest of the season, a person familiar with the injury said. Bush was expected to be …


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