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Haitians on Garcon’s mind

INDIANAPOLIS – Pierre Garcon celebrated the biggest day of his NFL career by honoring his Haitian relatives. The Colts receiver, whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from the earthquake-ravaged nation, …


Favre’s retirement watch begins again

NEW ORLEANS – Battered and beaten, Brett Favre limped off the field for perhaps the last time. His head down, the pained look on his face was brought on as …


Colts vow to stay late

INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning is on a simple mission this week: Strike fast, stay on the field and take the Colts back to Miami. The four-time MVP and his Colts …


New Seahawks coach Carroll adds assistants

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll’s coaching staff with the Seattle Seahawks is coming together with a heavy mix of NFL experience and some ties with Carroll’s last coaching job at …


Jets, Colts will meet again

The New York Jets can expect to see Peyton Manning for four quarters this time. With a 17-14 upset of the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, brash coach Rex Ryan …


Favre, 40, up to his old ways

MINNEAPOLIS – “This is what I came back for.” For the adrenaline rush. For the in-your-face touchdown. For another shot at the Super Bowl.


Ryan still channeling Namath

SAN DIEGO – Rex Ryan is on a roll. The rookie coach who declared his team Super Bowl favorites after he figured out they were still in the playoffs is …


Carroll takes reins in Seattle

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll pumped his fist. He talked excitedly and forcefully. He chopped the air with his hands, commanding his new audience. Even though he had stepped back …


Packers’ Woodson named NFL defensive player of year

NEW YORK – In his own view, Charles Woodson put together his best pro season in 2009. How appropriate, then, that he is the Associated Press 2009 NFL Defensive Player …


Seahawks throw big challenge at successful USC coach

SEATTLE – Pete Carroll is coming to Seattle as more than the eighth head coach in 34 years, but not the general manager. He will be the vice president of …


Mora ‘stunned’ by his firing

SEATTLE – When Jim Mora was told to go ahead with his end-of-season news conference last week, the Seattle Seahawks head coach figured he could speak freely about his plans …


Despite stumbles, Colts, Saints on Super course

The Indianapolis Colts went from 14-0 to 14-2. The New Orleans Saints went from 13-0 to 13-3. And after each perfect season dissolved into season-ending imperfection, this was the loud …


Arizona outlasts Packs in record-breaking OT shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Old master Kurt Warner and playoff newcomer Aaron Rodgers staged a passing duel to rival any the NFL has seen. And when the highest-scoring postseason game in …


Patriots unravel, fall to Baltimore

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In a matter of minutes, the Patriots went from being the team of the last decade to looking old, overmatched and, oddly, inept. Fans sat in frozen …


Rooney Rule gets scrutiny

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Recent minority interviews for NFL coaching jobs in Washington and Seattle under the Rooney Rule have raised questions whether the spirit of the rule has been violated. …


Cards, Ravens hit road

It took a few extra minutes, but the lineup for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs is set. The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in overtime …


Former Patriots praise Carroll as coach, man

SEATTLE – Pete Carroll was dismissed from professional football 10 years ago, regarded as one heck of a guy with a not-so-terrible overall record who was nonetheless considered ill-suited to …


Cowboys rediscover their glory years by plucking Eagles

ARLINGTON, Texas – Jerry Jones exclaimed, “demons are GONE!” Keith Brooking pretended to pull a monkey off the back of coach Wade Phillips. And Tony Romo waxed poetic about the …


Jets’ rookies declaw Bengals

CINCINNATI – With the kind of bravado only his father, Buddy Ryan, has matched over the last two-plus decades, Rex Ryan said his team should be favorites throughout the playoffs …


Pete Carroll to meet with Seahawks CEO today

SEATTLE – The chief executive of the Seattle Seahawks is headed to California to meet with Pete Carroll, as the struggling team closes in on a deal with the charismatic …


Pats’ line holds key

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots (10-6) won the AFC East, but the Baltimore Ravens (9-7) won’t have to face Wes Welker, the NFL’s leading receiver with 123 catches, …


Carroll, Hawks near deal

SEATTLE – Jim Mora is out and it looks like Pete Carroll may be in as the Seahawks’ new head football coach. Mora was fired Friday morning less than a …


Mora out as coach of Seahawks after 1 season

The Seattle Seahawks fired Jim Mora after just one season, leaving the former NFC West champs without a coach, general manager and president less than four years after they appeared …


What Seahawks mean

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle’s problems on offense were clear and unmistakable. Tight end John Carlson was the only Seahawk to score a touchdown in the final four games. Seattle went …


As expected, Zorn fired

Jim Zorn was fired by the Washington Redskins early Monday, the first step in yet another team overhaul under owner Dan Snyder. Zorn was informed of his dismissal shortly after …


Jones would like to return to Seahawks

RENTON – Walter Jones continues to rehabilitate his left knee and said he hopes to play next season. The veteran tackle also remains one of the largest questions facing whoever …


Rams will go first in NFL draft

NEW YORK – The St. Louis Rams are on the clock. The team with the worst record in the NFL at 1-15 has the No. 1 pick in the April …


Johnson reaches 2,000 yards against Hawks

SEATTLE – Chris Johnson’s blockers grinned widely as they posed for pictures on an emptying field, standing behind a young rusher they turned into a star. Their Titan had his …


Dallas crushes Eagles

For an entire year, the Dallas Cowboys have had to deal with the fallout from a crushing, season-ending loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.


Jets return to playoffs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rex and The Sanchise are headed to the playoffs, lucky breaks and all. Same Old J-E-T-S? Nope, not this time.