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Steelers survive Jets’ comeback bid

The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their third Super Bowl in six years thanks to a big-play defense that returned a fumble for a touchdown and staged a late goal-line stand …


Rodgers leads Packers to Super Bowl

Aaron Rodgers ran for a score and made a TD-saving tackle in leading the Green Bay Packers into the Super Bowl with a bone-jarring 21-14 victory Sunday over the Chicago …


Bears and Packers meet again, this time for NFC title

Doug Buffone had not put on a Bears helmet for the first time when he learned what it was like to play the Packers. As a kid from the hills …


Bear doesn’t bare himself

Last Sunday was the first postseason game of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s five-year NFL career, and Cutler made the most of it. He ran for two touchdowns and threw …


Brady’s surgery puts Cassel in Pro Bowl

A person with knowledge of the operation said Tom Brady had surgery Thursday on his right foot. The surgery for a stress fracture took place and the New England Patriots’ …


Carroll explains why he switched offensive line coach

RENTON, Wash. – Sorry, got to run. That was essentially Pete Carroll’s message Wednesday as he explained the staff changes headlined by the firing of offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates and …


Defeat a means to an end

RENTON, Wash. – Matt Hasselbeck summarized the Seattle Seahawks’ entire season with one statement. “I don’t know if everyone realizes how close we were to doing something really special,” he …


Seahawks move forward

First the Seahawks were the joke of the NFL playoffs but nobody was laughing after they defeated defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans in the first week. And, no they …


Bears put emphatic end to Seahawks’ run

CHICAGO – Reality caught up with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Reality, a stingy Chicago Bears defense, and a whole lot of mistakes, that is.


Nothing went right for Seahawks

CHICAGO – A week after knocking off the defending Super Bowl champs, Matt Hasselbeck and the Seattle Seahawks played more like a team with a losing record than a division …


Byrd inspires Jets before playoff game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Dennis Byrd gave the New York Jets a big lift before their playoff game against the New England Patriots. Byrd, one of the most inspirational players in …


In brief: Concussions fell two Seahawks

NFL: Seattle tight end John Carlson and cornerback Marcus Trufant were taken from the field on carts after getting concuss- ions during Sunday’s playoff loss to Chicago. Coach Pete Carroll …


Seahawks fall to Bears, 35-24

CHICAGO – Reality caught up with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Reality, a stingy Chicago Bears defense, and a whole lot of mistakes, that is. After back-to-back wins, including last …


In brief: Seahawks of ’83 learned to fly

The most successful playoff road trip in franchise history couldn’t have started off much worse. The 1983 Seattle Seahawks were ready to head on the road for the first time …


Seahawks’ castoffs have learned to count on themselves

“We all we got,” Lawyer Milloy bellowed in the Seahawks’ locker room. “We all we need,” his teammates responded.


Seahawks believe in themselves

Seahawks’ castoffs have learned to count on themselves. They take on the Bears in Chicago in the second round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday.


Lewis: ‘Here we go again’

PITTSBURGH – Looks like another winter classic in Pittsburgh. Some NFL rivalries are manufactured. Some ebb and flow depending on the teams’ records. Then there’s Ravens vs. Steelers, one that …


Handle on career

RENTON, Wash. – Ben Obomanu’s hand is finally healed. All the stitches, both internal and external, from the nasty gash suffered in early December are all gone. It’s just in …


A real rush

RENTON, Wash. – For a week, Seattle defensive end Raheem Brock was looking for payback. Brock felt his hand was missing a second Super Bowl ring, taken away in the …


Lynch’s epic dash shook the NFL

RENTON, Wash. – The run should never have reached epic status. New Orleans linebacker Scott Shanle was there, shedding a missed block and squared up on Marshawn Lynch in his …


Seahawks want Hasselbeck back

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday the Seahawks would like to bring quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back for the 2011 season. Asked directly about Hasselbeck’s future with the …


Carroll: Seahawks want to keep Hasselbeck

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday the Seahawks would like to bring quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back for the 2011 season.


AFL star Gilchrist dies

Cookie Gilchrist’s nickname gave the false impression of a man who might easily crumble. One of the American Football League’s first marquee players, Gilchrist died of cancer Monday at the …


Reed gets game ball after win

Ed Reed’s Ravens teammates awarded him the game ball after their playoff win Sunday, then Baltimore’s Pro Bowl safety boarded a private jet to return home to his family. Reed …


Seattle allows ample yards but clamps down at right time

SEATTLE – Ordinarily, you don’t feel like your defense had a great day when you give up 36 points. But Saturday was a little different for the Seattle Seahawks.


Dismissed Seahawks dethrone defending-champion Saints

SEATTLE – Pete Carroll prefers baggy pullovers to Rodney Dangerfield’s throat-choking tie. Respect doesn’t seem to be an issue. Self-respect is another matter.


Packers, Eagles play role reversal

PHILADELPHIA – The Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles have traded places in the past two weeks. Michael Vick and the Eagles were the talk of the NFL after an …


Blanchette: No epitaph just yet for QB

SEATTLE – Never before has a shovelful of dirt fit a man better than tailored Armani. We keep trying to bury Matt Hasselbeck, but he will not go quietly, like …


Seahawks pull off shocker

Matt Hasselbeck threw four touchdown passes and Marshawn Lynch scored on an electrifying 67-yard run with 3:22 left and the Seahawks pulled one of the biggest upsets in playoff history …


They’re all in

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have more losses than any playoff team in NFL history, their offense ranked No. 28 out of 32 teams in yards gained, their defense …