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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

AFC Championship preview: Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl

Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

NFC Championship preview: 49ers, Packers look to go from losing seasons to Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s been done only once in the Super Bowl era.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Prolific 49ers TE George Kittle takes great joy in run blocking

George Kittle is the most prolific tight end in NFL history over his first three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Marcus Mariota helping Tennessee Titans on, off field despite being benched

The Tennessee Titans benched Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in mid-October after a 2-4 start. Finding the No. 2 pick overall from the 2015 draft isn’t that hard during their …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Bob Condotta: Examining the future for Seahawks’ 19 pending unrestricted free agents

The offseason started earlier than the Seahawks were hoping, Seattle’s season ending with Sunday’s 28-23 loss to the Packers in a divisional playoff game.


Antonio Gates announces retirement following 16-year career

Antonio Gates, who became one of the most prolific tight ends in the NFL without playing a down of college football, announced his retirement Tuesday.


Panthers All-Pro LB Luke Kuechly retiring after 8 seasons in NFL

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Matt Calkins: The Seahawks were held back by their depleted defense this season. Here’s how they can fix that.

Coaching football generally requires a comprehension of complexities that exceed those of other sports. The schemes, the formations, the details, the adjustments – they’re pretty much unrivaled when you compare …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game with 28-12 win

Derrick Henry gained 195 yards rushing and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass in the Tennessee Titans’ 28-12 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.


Bill Cowher elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

49ers win 1st playoff game in 6 years, 27-10 over Vikings

Jimmy Garoppolo threw a TD pass on his opening drive as a playoff starter and then watched San Francisco’s defense and running game take over from there in the 49ers’ …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Legacies in limbo: QBs Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers face contrasting pressures to win

Two quarterbacks. Two legacies. Two levels of pressure to win this game.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Deshaun Watson vs. Patrick Mahomes headlines Texans-Chiefs playoff tilt

The Kansas City Chiefs picked Patrick Mahomes over Deshaun Watson in the NFL draft a couple of years ago and the decision has worked out quite well for them.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Baltimore Ravens, Lamar Jackson launch playoff run against underdog Tennessee Titans

The top-seeded Baltimore Ravens have home-field advantage and Lamar Jackson on their side when they open their playoff run against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

49ers’ Kyle Shanahan, Vikings’ Kirk Cousins on opposite sides for NFC playoff meeting

Coach Kyle Shanahan once thought he’d have Kirk Cousins as his quarterback when he led the San Francisco 49ers back to the playoffs


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Matt LaFleur has made big impact in 1st year as Packers coach

Matt LaFleur is one year into his tenure as head coach of the Green Bay Packers.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Seattle Seahawks hoping history doesn’t repeat itself again in Green Bay

Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright didn’t need to be reminded of his personal history playing in Green Bay and never walking out of Lambeau Field with a victory.



UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

How receiver DK Metcalf overcame a ‘heartbreaking’ injury to become a Seahawks rookie sensation

After suffering a devastating injury in college, DK Metcalf was told he’d never play football again.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Matt Calkins: Controversy aside, Jadeveon Clowney is a defensive force – and he’s been crucial to the Seahawks’ run

When Clowney is healthy, he has had more impact on the Seahawks’ success than anybody not named Russell Wilson.


Sean Payton: Saints identifying ways to shore up 13-win squad

Saints coach Sean Payton and players who’ve been in New Orleans the past few years have endured a cruel kind of three-peat.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Facing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at Lambeau Field is special – just ask Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs

For many Seahawks, a visit to Green Bay’s iconic Lambeau Field for the divisional-round playoff game Sunday will be a foreign feeling.


Bills have work to do in offseason after playoff collapse

The lingering disappointment following an AFC wild-card playoff collapse at Houston won’t deter Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott from having confidence in his team’s young foundation. That doesn’t mean the …


Head coaching hires ranging from experienced to newcomers

The Cowboys and Redskins went the experience route in their head coaching searches. The Giants and Panthers apparently are comfortable with newcomers to the job.


Jimmy Garoppolo ready for 1st playoff start for 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo’s postseason experience consists of a couple of garbage-time handoffs for New England during the 2014 AFC championship game that is remembered far more for the controversy surrounding deflated …


Titans on playoff run with top duo in final year of deals

Ryan Tannehill has gone from a quarterback traded away in March to the NFL’s top-rated passer fresh off a victory in his playoff debut for Tennessee. Derrick Henry led the …


Adam Thielen better: Vikings’ offense has made major progress

Adam Thielen learned in college the psychological art of pivoting from a bad play, courtesy of a toy toilet the Minnesota State team kept on the sideline during games to …


Ravens TE Mark Andrews flourishes as Lamar Jackson’s favorite target

The Baltimore Ravens were preparing for the 2018 NFL draft when coach John Harbaugh began studying tape of a pretty good tight end at Oklahoma by the name of Mark …


Cowboys to introduce Mike McCarthy as club’s 9th coach Wednesday

The Dallas Cowboys will introduce Mike McCarthy as the ninth coach in franchise history Wednesday.


Browns last NFL team looking for coach; interviews scheduled

The Browns are the only team looking for a coach. That should make finding one a little easier.