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  • Aaron Rodgers, controversial call lift Packers over Cowboys

    Aaron Rodgers, controversial call lift Packers over Cowboys
    GREEN BAY — Referee Gene Steratore sparked the NFL's latest rules controversy when he clicked on his microphone to explain the call that helped decide Sunday's playoff thriller between the Packers and Cowboys. And during the postseason, in...
  • Patriots beat Seahawks for Tom Brady's 4th Super Bowl title

    Patriots beat Seahawks for Tom Brady's 4th Super Bowl title
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tom Brady grew up idolizing Joe Montana in San Mateo, Calif., with his father taking him to 49ers games as a young boy. There are photos of Brady dressed as Joe Cool as a kid, and as a 4-year-old, Brady was at Candlestick Park...
  • In the NFL, sometimes it's motivation by rejection

    The Seattle Seahawks had just pulled off a huge comeback in the NFC championship game last Sunday to beat the Green Bay Packers and secure a second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl. Fans at CenturyLink Field roared their approval. A gleeful city was...
  • Lance Briggs done for season, and likely done as a Bear

    Lance Briggs done for season, and likely done as a Bear
    Lance Briggs’ season officially is over. His playing career in Chicago likely is finished as well. The Bears placed Briggs on injured reserve on Friday, five days after the longtime linebacker suffered a groin injury in the team’s 21-13...
  • You think there are no Bears working the Super Bowl? Think again

    You think there are no Bears working the Super Bowl? Think again
    PHOENIX — Quick. What former Bears player is preparing for his third consecutive Super Bowl? Try that trivia question out on friends. See how long it takes someone to come up with Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, a valuable performer on...
  • April 2, 2009 to Wednesday: Jay Cutler's timeline with the Bears

    April 2, 2009: The Bears acquire Jay Cutler in a trade with the Broncos, sending quarterback Kyle Orton, two first-round draft picks and a third-rounder for him. Nov. 12, 2009: In a bumpy first season in Chicago, Cutler's worst game is a five-...
  • Can Cowboys avoid another December downturn?

    Can Cowboys avoid another December downturn?
    The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys will reunite at Soldier Field on Thursday night, with both teams readying to play their second consecutive Thursday game. The odd turnaround comes after the Bears were throttled in Detroit 34-17 on Thanksgiving Day...
  • Hyde: Seattle is the hope, New England the Super Bowl pick

    Hyde: Seattle is the hope, New England the Super Bowl pick
    My heart says Seattle. My heartburn says New England. My heart says Seattle will win Sunday's Super Bowl, because it's fun and fresh and plays football with an old-fashioned snarl. My heartburn says New England, because it's bland and repressive and...
  • Kam Chancellor's interception makes it a breeze for Seattle

    Kam Chancellor's interception makes it a breeze for Seattle
    It was a brief encounter when Cam met Kam, sort of a hello-and-goodbye affair. Carolina's Cam Newton threw the pass, Seattle safety Kam Chancellor picked it out of the chilly air and ran it back for a 90-yard interception. “Kam Chancellor,”...
  • Four teams still in NFL playoffs rebounded from rough starts

    Four teams still in NFL playoffs rebounded from rough starts
    Russell Wilson called it "heartbreaking." Andrew Luck said "it stinks." "We need to make sure we never have this feeling again," Tom Brady said. "R-E-L-A-X," Aaron Rodgers implored fans. All four NFL teams still in the playoffs — Seattle,...
  • NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars

    NFL's modern-day gladiators pay the price as the crowd roars
    On a cloudless, gentle Sunday afternoon in America's newest football palace, fans gathered on a patio behind the San Francisco 49ers bench to compare jewelry and sip margaritas. Ten yards away, helmets collided with a sickening thwack and a giant body...