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Norman Chad presents NFL Reverse Coach of the Year

NFL Coach of the Year? That’s easy – Jim Harbaugh turned a 6-10 team into a division winner with Alex Smith at quarterback. Note I: You cannot be Coach of …


Brees breaks Marino’s mark

Drew Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark Dan Marino held for 27 years, and the Saints clinched the NFC South title with …


NFL playoff scenarios

AFC CLINCHED: New England-East Division and first-round bye; Houston-South Division; Baltimore and Pittsburgh-wild-card spots.


Seahawks fall short but inching closer

SEATTLE – Football has been called a game of inches, but that doesn’t really apply to the results. Close doesn’t count in the final record. If it did, the Seahawks …


Packers ensure playoffs go through Lambeau

GREEN BAY, Wis. – With the first five-touchdown game of his NFL career, Aaron Rodgers ensured that the Green Bay Packers’ playoff road will go through Lambeau Field. He also …


Hot Brees of Saints taking aim at Marino

NEW ORLEANS – Ever since Drew Brees arrived in the Big Easy, he’s made playing quarterback in the NFL look easy. Brees has 27,698 yards passing since arriving in New …


Many players say they would try to hide concussions

Ask Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew whether he would try to play through a concussion or yank himself from a game, and he’ll provide a straightforward answer. “Hide it,” …


Raiders keep playoff hopes alive with OT win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Carson Palmer knew that Darrius Heyward-Bey, perhaps the Oakland Raiders’ fastest wide receiver, could beat the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense if he went deep down the …


Playoff chances slip away

SEATTLE – Progress is still an option for the Seahawks. The playoffs, however, are not. After a disappointing first half of the season, the Seahawks put together an impressive run …


Brees believes balanced life improves his game

NEW ORLEANS – Approaching 33 and with two young boys at home, Drew Brees has been emphasizing his role as a father lately, appearing on Sesame Street and in commercials …


Packers lineman Lang adjusts to challenging times

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Tom Lang won’t be at Lambeau Field tonight to watch his son play against the Chicago Bears. In his weakened condition, he won’t miss the crowds …


Vikings’ Peterson has torn ACL

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a torn ACL in his left knee after taking a direct hit in a 33-26 win over the Washington Redskins. Peterson said he …


That’s that: Seahawks lose to 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers edge Seattle knocking the Seahawks out of the postseason picture.


Colts’ Manning faces decision about comeback

INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning’s passion for football runs through his veins. His dad played, his older brother played, his younger brother still plays and now Peyton is working feverishly to …


NFL comebacks take many shapes

NEW YORK – Comebacks are the rage in the NFL. Not overcoming large deficits to win games, although in 2011 that’s happening plenty, too. Players who disappeared from the headlines, …


21 NFL former players sue league

MIAMI – Twenty-one former NFL players are suing the league over severe and permanent brain damage they say is linked to concussions suffered on the job. The complaint filed Thursday …


Incredible journey

RENTON, Wash. – For the second straight year, the Seahawks’ final game at CenturyLink Field will be one of significant meaning for both teams involved. And the fact that Seattle …


Seahawks-49ers game has great significance

RENTON, Wash. – For the second straight year, the Seattle Seahawks’ final game at CenturyLink Field will be one of significant meaning for both teams involved.


That’s 2 in a row

INDIANAPOLIS – Reggie Wayne will always remember Thursday night’s catch. The man with the expiring contract caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left, giving the …


Seahawks, 49ers succeed in similar fashion

SEATTLE – Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll may not always get along – see USC vs. Stanford – or find much on which the polarizing coaches can agree. But look …


McGahee finds new life with Denver

A change in scenery and eating habits has done wonders for Willis McGahee. By playing in a run-friendly system, along with reuniting with his former position coach, the Denver Broncos’ …


Seahawks, Lynch hope to get first TD run on 49ers

RENTON, Wash. – Marshawn Lynch knows exactly how significant it would be for the Seattle Seahawks to be the first team this season to score a rushing touchdown on San …


Late surge keeps Seahawks’ playoff hopes alive

RENTON, Wash. – At midseason, the Seattle Seahawks were a joke with most of the talk being about which top 10 draft position they might land. Now they might be …


Super Bowl to be streamed online, to mobile phones

The biggest draw in television is going mobile. The Super Bowl will be streamed online and to phones in the U.S. for the first time, the NFL said today. NBC’s …


Patriots-Broncos sets mark for CBS

The highly anticipated matchup between Tom Brady and Tim Tebow helped draw the second-best preliminary television rating for a regular-season NFL game on CBS since the network acquired the AFC …


Seahawks have become a second-half team

SEATTLE – Finishing wasn’t a question when the Seahawks reached the midway point of this season. At 2-6, the Seahawks looked finished.


Vikings’ Allen five sacks away from NFL record

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings were on the wrong end of a blowout against New Orleans, and Jared Allen was on the sideline during the Saints’ final possession. …


San Francisco 49ers powerful in Monday night beating of Pittsburgh Steelers

SAN FRANCISCO – Monday Night Football nearly became a Monday Night Fiasco. San Francisco’s lights-out return to prime time helped salvage what could have been an embarrassing evening for everyone …


Playoff races start taking shape; Patriots clinch AFC East title

The Patriots own the AFC East title again. New England won its ninth division crown in the 11 seasons Tom Brady has been the starting quarterback, beating Denver 41-23 on …


Seahawks dominate second half to beat Bears

CHICAGO – Red Bryant ran away from the Bears after his third-quarter interception. The same could be said for the rest of the Seahawks, who scored 31 consecutive points in …