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  • Unknown Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews stars on biggest stage

    Unknown Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews stars on biggest stage
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — It took one half for Chris Matthews to go from NFL unknown to a name casual football fans know. That is what the Super Bowl stage can do. The wide receiver caught his first pass of the season in the second quarter of Super Bowl...
  • It's a four-ring circus as Tom Brady and Patriots win wild Super Bowl

    It's a four-ring circus as Tom Brady and Patriots win wild Super Bowl
    Forget deflated footballs, the New England Patriots took the air out of an entire fan base Sunday night. They clinched their first Super Bowl victory in a decade by beating Seattle, 28-24, the air hissing out of University of Phoenix Stadium, a place so...
  • NFL season ends with a form of cosmic 'justice,' but what lies ahead?

    NFL season ends with a form of cosmic 'justice,' but what lies ahead?
    Once they can finally stomach going back and looking at Super Bowl XLIX, the despondent Seattle Seahawks might take a bit of comfort in this: Their loss to New England was written in the stars. Turns out, the NFC side of the postseason consisted of...
  • Super Bowl job is meaningful for players who have worked outside NFL

    Super Bowl job is meaningful for players who have worked outside NFL
    Landon Cohen is a Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle who's getting ready to play in the Super Bowl, so it's not unusual that he's been behind the wheel of some beautiful automobiles. "You name it," he said, "Ferraris, top-of-the-line Mercedes, Corvettes,...
  • The bar's empty, so Bears settled for Cutler

    The bar's empty, so Bears settled for Cutler
    When the Bears traded for Jay Cutler in spring 2009, I was ecstatic. He was a young, fresh-off-a-Pro Bowl-season, laser-rocket-armed QB. And he was mercilessly pummeled by opposing defenders for those first few years, "protected" by the leakiest offensive...
  • Who are we kidding, Jay—it's always been you

    Who are we kidding, Jay—it's always been you
    It's you, Jay Cutler. It's always been you. It was you in 2009, when you brought your cannon arm and big dreams to our fair city. It was you in 2010, when your 3,274 passing yards and 23 touchdowns got us to the NFC championship game. It was you...
  • NFL has one of its biggest moving days

    NFL has one of its biggest moving days
    On a day when the NFL's free agents were officially allowed to test the market, it was a different kind of "Let's Make a Deal" that stole the spotlight. It was a dizzying flurry of trades Tuesday that refashioned pro football's landscape, with star...
  • Hyde5: Five fantasy Dolphins moves (Revis? Peterson?)

    Hyde5: Five fantasy Dolphins moves (Revis? Peterson?)
    When Ndamukong Suh was first mentioned with the Dolphins weeks ago, people laughed. Why would he join the Dolphins? How could this happen? But now that it has happened, let's go further. Let's draw up some even more absurd-on-the-surface, far-out-of-the-...
  • Colin Kaepernick trade rumors won't die despite denial by 49ers GM

    Colin Kaepernick trade rumors won't die despite denial by 49ers GM
    Colin Kaepernick may be the next 49ers star on his way out of San Francisco. Houston-based NFL reporter Jayson Braddock tweeted Sunday night that Kaepernick is "on the trading block" and that the 49ers are "taking offers" for their franchise...
  • Brandon Marshall wasn't the man Bears coach John Fox needs

     Brandon Marshall wasn't the man Bears coach John Fox needs
    One day in December 2008 after several of his deserving players were left off the NFC Pro Bowl team, a reporter asked then-Panthers coach John Fox about the snubs. Fox's answer then helps explain his mindset now, after the Bears gave away wide...
  • Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's crass act is all about him

    Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's crass act is all about him
    The most popular man at the Super Bowl walked into media day Tuesday like a prizefighter swaggering toward the ring, fans screaming, reporters staring, smile glistening. Marshawn Lynch stepped through the crowd, climbed onto a small podium, carefully...