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Whitehurst won’t be the answer

So the story goes that Matt Hasselbeck was still in coach Pete Carroll’s ear to start Sunday’s playoff-for-the-playoffs even as the Seattle Seahawks made their way through the tunnel canopy …


Favre retires again

Brett Favre was the NFL’s ultimate iron man for 19 years, inspiring coaches and teammates with unparalleled toughness and thrilling fans with a daredevil’s verve and a showman’s sense of …


Packers do just enough

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs thanks to their 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Sunday. As might be expected …


Giants keeping Coughlin

New York Giants co-owner John Mara says Tom Coughlin will return to coach the team next season. Mara spoke after the Giants failed for the second straight year to make …


Hawks, Packers play their way in with wins

Seattle, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh clinched division titles Sunday, while Green Bay grabbed the final wild-card berth. The Seahawks, at 7-9, became the first division winner with a losing record …


Blanchette: Laugh with Seahawks, not at them

And you think the BCS is a cockamamie way to decide a football champion? It has to be a playoff, right? Gotta have a playoff. A playoff is the only …


Seahawks beat Rams, win West

Laugh all you want, the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks are going to the playoffs as champions of the NFC West. The Seahawks are the first sub-.500 division champs, taking the division …


Favre retiring, says he means it this time

Brett Favre was the NFL’s ultimate iron man for 19 years, inspiring coaches and teammates with unparalleled toughness and thrilling fans with a daredevil’s verve and a showman’s sense of …


Seahawks tune out criticism

RENTON, Wash. – Lawyer Milloy knew what was coming this week. All the Seahawks did. So before the question was even all the way out of the interviewer’s mouth, the …


One big game-time decision

RENTON, Wash. – Well, at least Seattle’s Charlie Whitehurst isn’t getting peppered with questions about making his first NFL start. Now it’s all about his second start – with a …


Seahawks’ QB quandary continues

RENTON, Wash. – Well, at least Seattle’s Charlie Whitehurst isn’t getting peppered with questions about making his first NFL start. Now it’s all about his second start – with a …


Hasselbeck hobbled; Whitehurst may start

RENTON, Wash. – Charlie Whitehurst is expected to be Seattle’s starting quarterback on Sunday when the Seahawks play the St. Louis Rams for the NFC West title. Coach Pete Carroll …


Whitehurst getting ready

RENTON, Wash. – Charlie Whitehurst is expected to be Seattle’s starting quarterback on Sunday when the Seahawks play the St. Louis Rams for the NFC West title.


Saints wrap up playoff berth

ATLANTA - After tossing up two throws in the fourth quarter that he wishes never left his hand, Drew Brees connected on the one that really counted for the New …


Seahawks’ playoff hopes ride on next week after blowout

TAMPA, Fla. – The tailspin continued Sunday for the Seahawks. So, too, did their playoff chase.


Hasselbeck’s hip could sideline him vs. Rams

TAMPA, Fla. – Last week Matt Hasselbeck was the topic of quarterback controversy. Now he’s the focus of quarterback concern. Hasselbeck – who was benched a week earlier, bringing into …


Kansas City Chiefs clinch West

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With Kansas City’s greatest one-year turnaround came great reward. Three hours after racing past Tennessee 34-14 Sunday, the Chiefs became AFC West champions when Cincinnati upended …


St. Louis Rams stay alive

ST. LOUIS – While Mike Singletary and Troy Smith squabbled on the sideline, rookie Sam Bradford stayed veteran calm. The No. 1 overall draft pick helped keep the St. Louis …


Sunday’s peak performers

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In brief: Winter storm postpones Eagles-Vikings

NFL: A fierce winter storm sacked Sunday’s Vikings-Eagles game like a blitzing linebacker, forcing a postponement in Philadelphia. The NFL shifted the Vikings-Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday night …


Seahawks lose Hasselbeck, game

Seattle suffered its seventh lopsided loss in nine weeks Sunday, falling 38-15 to Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium, but in a historically bad division, that result once again didn’t …


Rams set up winner-take-all showdown

Rookie Sam Bradford helped keep the St. Louis Rams’ playoff drive motoring along, also breaking Peyton Manning’s NFL rookie record for completions in a 25-17 victory over the San Francisco …


Patriots clinch AFC home-field advantage

AFC teams seeking a Super Bowl berth must go through Foxborough, a place where Tom Brady doesn’t lose. Among the teams chasing the New England Patriots are the AFC West …


Game an opportunity for Seahawks to progress

SEATTLE – There’s a chance Seattle’s game at Tampa Bay will have no bearing on the Seahawks’ playoff chances. But that won’t make it meaningless.


Highs and lows

It’s cold, windy, maybe snowy outside, and your football team stinks. Hardly a way to enjoy the end of the NFL season. That’s how folks feel in Minneapolis, Cincinnati and …


Seahawks QB on the spot

RENTON, Wash. – It’s not every week that Matt Hasselbeck gets pulled aside by Pete Carroll and talked to about his performance from a day earlier. Carroll made a point …


Carroll works with Hasselbeck

It’s not every week that Matt Hasselbeck gets pulled aside by Pete Carroll and talked to about his performance from a day earlier. Carroll made a point of doing it …


Seahawks boast award candidates

RENTON, Wash. – They are both from Florida, each graduating from high school in 2002. Mike Williams and Leon Washington have converged on the same spot this year, Seattle Seahawks …


Woeful Seahawks still in the hunt

Lost in all the commotion over the Seahawks’ quarterback situation these past few days was the oddity that came out of this past weekend for Seattle. The Seahawks, despite losing …


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 …