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Seahawks found what worked for Wilson

RENTON, Wash. – A frustrating loss at St. Louis in Week 4 sent Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll in search of ways to make his offense more productive.


Quinn admits to playing through concussion

Brady Quinn had waited three years for another chance to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. He wasn’t going to let a concussion put him back on the sideline. …


Trufant brothers plan for unique weekend

SEATTLE – Marcus Trufant has played in a Super Bowl and a Pro Bowl, and is now in his 10th season with his hometown team. Yet for all those experiences, …


Tonight’s NFL game

Colts at Jaguars Records: Indianapolis (5-3), Jacksonville (1-7)


Falcons stand atop mountain at 8-0

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Todd McClure can tell this is becoming a special season for the Atlanta Falcons, just from all the extra time he’s spending on the phone. He’s …


Cornerback Thurmond returns to Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – Cornerback Walter Thurmond has been activated from the physically unable to perform list to the active roster of the Seattle Seahawks, completing his return from two fractures …


Everything starts with family for Trufants

SEATTLE — Marcus Trufant has played in a Super Bowl and a Pro Bowl, and is now in his 10th season with his hometown team.


Eagles’ season in complete disarray

Jeffrey Lurie put Andy Reid on the clock with a preseason decree that mediocrity was no longer acceptable. With each grim defeat, the harsh reality becomes clear. If Lurie, the …


NFL top franchises feel welcomed on road

PITTSBURGH – Casey Hampton can hear the chant. It never fails. Regardless of the venue. Regardless of the weather. Regardless of the circumstances. Preseason or the Super Bowl.


NFL schedule offers ‘homecoming’ possibilities

DeAngelo Williams was not pleased when he learned that the Carolina Panthers were deemed the Washington Redskins’ “homecoming” opponent. He riled up his teammates by talking about it in a …


Seahawks’ run defense makes adjustments

RENTON, Wash. – For the better part of three seasons under Pete Carroll, if the Seahawks were going to hang their hat on one thing, it was their run defense. …


Rushing games challenge Seattle’s young defense

RENTON, Wash. – For the better part of three seasons under Pete Carroll, if the Seahawks were going to hang their hat on one thing, it was their run defense.


Colts coach winning

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is winning his battle with leukemia. On Monday, Dr. Larry Cripe, Pagano’s physician, told the Associated Press that the illness that has sidelined Indy’s head …


Brees keeps streak alive

NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes, extending his NFL record streak to 51 games, and Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a score to lead …


Raiders backfield bit by injury bug

The Oakland Raiders have been struggling to run the ball with a healthy Darren McFadden for most of this season. Now that McFadden and backup Mike Goodson are both dealing …


Seahawks offense comes alive, defense responds in win

SEATTLE – The Seahawks took the lead on a swan dive in the final minute of the first half Sunday. “I put myself out there,” receiver Golden Tate said.


Steelers get past Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Sometimes, real life intrudes on the games we play. And sometimes, we need those games to get away from real life. In the wake of Superstorm …


Best bet on the tube

Michael Vick and Drew Brees came into the NFL the same year. Now, they’re in the same predicament. Both are the quarterbacks of increasingly desperate teams, the season teetering on …


Lynch, Wilson lead Seahawks’ win

SEATTLE – Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown, rookie QB Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the first half, and the Seattle Seahawks overcame 182 yards …


Vick puts some blame on media for Eagles’ bad start

Michael Vick puts some of the blame for the Philadelphia Eagles’ sluggish start on the media. The embattled quarterback pointed a finger at the press for its critical approach toward …


Seahawks put emphasis on end-of-game drills

SEATTLE – You must hurry, but you can’t be frantic. Play with a sense of urgency, but don’t get anxious. Embrace the moment, but don’t be overwhelmed by it. If …


Seahawks WR Baldwin expected to play

RENTON, Wash. – Just two weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain, Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin is expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Baldwin was forced …


Seahawks expect Baldwin this weekend

RENTON, Wash. – Just two weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain, Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin is expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.


Running backs Peterson, Lynch carry major loads

RENTON, Wash. – They are relics in a league where quarterbacks get the headlines and running backs are considered increasingly disposable.


Ex-NFL players ask judge to reject NFL’s bid to dismiss

Arguing that “football has become the site of perhaps the gravest health crisis in the history of sports,” lawyers for thousands of former NFL players asked a judge to reject …


Seattle receiver Rice has scoop on Vikings

RENTON, Wash. – Sidney Rice sat down to start watching film on Wednesday morning and started counting all the familiar faces and names he noticed. It’s not 11 for 11, …


Seahawks receiver Rice knows Vikings well

RENTON, Wash. – Sidney Rice sat down to start watching film on Wednesday morning and started counting all the familiar faces and names he noticed.


O’Neil: NFL puts money ahead of quality for Thursday games

SEATTLE – The NFL has millions – maybe even a billion – reasons to play games Thursday nights, all relating to the value of the television rights. The NFL has …


Cassel gets starting QB job back with Chiefs

Matt Cassel is getting another chance to be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback. Cassel will start Thursday night’s game at San Diego because Brady Quinn has not been cleared to practice …


Hawks place Obomanu on IR, promote Kearse

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks added a wide receiver with a familiar name to reinforce an injury-riddled position. It just wasn’t the familiar name many were thinking, projecting Terrell Owens …