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Jimmy Garoppolo ready for 1st playoff start for 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo’s postseason experience consists of a couple of garbage-time handoffs for New England during the 2014 AFC championship game that is remembered far more for the controversy surrounding deflated …


Titans on playoff run with top duo in final year of deals

Ryan Tannehill has gone from a quarterback traded away in March to the NFL’s top-rated passer fresh off a victory in his playoff debut for Tennessee. Derrick Henry led the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Feed the Beast: Marshawn Lynch the focus of Pete Carroll’s plan to fix Seahawks’ running woes

One change on the horizon as Seattle prepares for a divisional playoff game Sunday at Green Bay: play Marshawn Lynch more.


Adam Thielen better: Vikings’ offense has made major progress

Adam Thielen learned in college the psychological art of pivoting from a bad play, courtesy of a toy toilet the Minnesota State team kept on the sideline during games to …


Ravens TE Mark Andrews flourishes as Lamar Jackson’s favorite target

The Baltimore Ravens were preparing for the 2018 NFL draft when coach John Harbaugh began studying tape of a pretty good tight end at Oklahoma by the name of Mark …


Cowboys to introduce Mike McCarthy as club’s 9th coach Wednesday

The Dallas Cowboys will introduce Mike McCarthy as the ninth coach in franchise history Wednesday.


Browns last NFL team looking for coach; interviews scheduled

The Browns are the only team looking for a coach. That should make finding one a little easier.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

AP source: Giants nearing deal with Pats’ Joe Judge to be coach

New England Patriots assistant Joe Judge probably is going to have to wait another day before finalizing a contract to become the somewhat surprising choice as head coach of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

Baylor’s Matt Rhule agrees to become Panthers’ next coach

David Tepper is entrusting Baylor’s Matt Rhule to lead the Carolina Panthers out of what he views as a cycle of “long-term mediocrity.”


Cowboys pick Mike McCarthy to replace Jason Garrett as coach

Mike McCarthy, who won the NFL championship as Green Bay’s coach at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago, has agreed to become the ninth coach in Dallas team …


Larry Stone: Seahawks keep defying odds on the road

Maybe the Seahawks can really pull this off. Maybe they can keep churning out these “bumpy” victories, to use coach Pete Carroll’s term, where you wait in vain for them …


Top-seed Ravens focus on now, not then, in playoff vs. Titans

There’s really nothing about the past that interests the Baltimore Ravens in relation to their playoff game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night.


Couch Slouch: Lack of minority head coaches in NFL is glaring

I have a friend – let’s call him “Wes,” because his real name is Scott but he does not want me mentioning him – who, every time I ask, “How …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

NFL’s top seeds ready to step in after wild wild-card round

Working overtime paid off for Minnesota and Houston this weekend. Seattle avoided the extra session and made it a wild-card bonanza, with three of the four road teams winning.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs

Kirk Cousins hit tight end Kyle Rudolph with a 4-yard fade on third-and-goal in overtime, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the Saints in the wild-card …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

Dallas Cowboys finally move on from Jason Garrett as head coach

Jason Garrett is out as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys after missing the playoffs with an underachieving team in a make-or-break season.


Pressure nothing new for Philadelphia Eagles as they prepare for Seattle Seahawks in NFC wild-card game

The Philadelphia Eagles have been playing must-win games for a month to get to this point so playoff pressure won’t be anything new.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Derrick Henry, Titans stun Patriots 20-13 in wild-card upset

Derrick Henry rushed for 182 yards and a touchdown while Tennessee’s defense stymied Tom Brady and perhaps ended his championship-filled New England career with a 20-13 wild-card victory Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

AFC wild card: Houston Texans roar past Bills for 22-19 win in OT

Deshaun Watson spun out of a would-be sack and coolly completed a pass that set up the winning field goal in overtime as the Texans rallied from a double-digit second-half …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Locally: Former Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp named FCS Player of the Decade

Cooper Kupp continues to catch recognition for his record-breaking football career at Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

NFL wild card: Vikings-Saints playoff clash features Dalvin Cook & Alvin Kamara show

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and Saints rusher Alvin Kamara look to play pivotal roles when New Orleans hosts Minnesota in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll savors another playoff trip after decade in Seattle

When Pete Carroll was informed that nearly 10 years to the day had passed since he was announced as the Seattle Seahawks head coach, the normally effusive coach was momentarily …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Former Eastern Washington standout running back Taiwan Jones embraces special teams role with Houston Texans

The former Eastern Washington running back was fast, slippery and a big reason the Eagles turned the corner in 2010 when they won their first national title.


‘Patriot Way,’ burgeoning ‘Titan Way’ collide in AFC Wild-Card round

When Tennessee GM Jon Robinson fired coach Mike Mularkey after he lost to the Patriots in the divisional round in 2018, Robinson leaned on his past to plot a course …


J.J. Watt to return for Texans in playoffs against Buffalo

J.J. Watt was a rookie in the 2011 playoffs when his spectacular performance against the Cincinnati Bengals led the Houston Texans to the first postseason win in franchise history.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey a double All-Pro pick; Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner on first team

Christian McCaffrey’s versatility and superb statistics helped him to a rare double: The Carolina Panthers running back has made The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team at two positions.


Jerry Brewer: Russell Wilson has been a star for the Seahawks. Now he has to be the franchise.

It’s remarkable how little Russell Wilson has changed. Spend five years away from a person, and you expect to notice differences, even subtle ones. I’m not sure Wilson even has …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Seahawks’ Jadeveon Clowney, Quandre Diggs not on injured list ahead of NFL wild-card game against Philadelphia

Diggs started against the Eagles in a 17-9 Seattle win on Nov. 24 in which the Seahawks forced five turnovers. He also started against the Eagles while still with Detroit …


Reggie Wayne, Troy Polamalu finalists for HOF 2020 in 1st year eligible

Reggie Wayne and Troy Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s modern-day 2020 class.


Sam Wyche, boundary-pushing coach of Bengals, dead at 74

Sam Wyche, who pushed the boundaries as an offensive innovator with the Cincinnati Bengals and challenged the NFL’s protocols along the way, has died. He was 74.