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  • 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...
  • New England Patriots will steal Super Bowl XLIX

    New England Patriots will steal Super Bowl XLIX
    Football pumps will cringe in fear. Ragged hoodies will run and hide. "Cheaters" can start making plans for an Emmy. I hate writing this as much as I hate Tom Brady's smug grin under that silly ski cap, but I have no choice. Super Bowl XLIX —...
  • NFC preview: Seahawks respect Aaron Rodgers, and will go after him

    NFC preview: Seahawks respect Aaron Rodgers, and will go after him
    The Seattle Seahawks aren't buying into it. Yes, they've heard that the injured calf is going to be an issue for Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Yes, they've heard he won't be as mobile. But the Seahawks are preparing to face arguably the NFL's...
  • Clay Matthews' move helped Packers plug holes on defense

     Clay Matthews' move helped Packers plug holes on defense
    Desperate to patch the holes in their NFL-worst run defense, the Green Bay Packers got innovative this season. They thought inside the box. At the midway point of the season, after giving up 172 yards rushing in a 44-23 loss at New Orleans, they moved...
  • At least this is clear: Ryan Pace wants coach in the Parcells-Payton mold

    At least this is clear: Ryan Pace wants coach in the Parcells-Payton mold
    Ryan Pace hit the ground asking questions as general manager, trying to get a sense for how Todd Bowles would fit as the next coach of the Bears. Thirty minutes into his position as head man of all football operations at Halas Hall, Pace walked into the...
  • Who did the best coaching jobs of the season?

    Who did the best coaching jobs of the season?
    Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi. Terry Bradshaw and Chuck Noll. Joe Montana and Bill Walsh. Great quarterbacks make great coaches. Or maybe it's the other way around. Regardless, stroll through the busts in Canton and, with few exceptions, the NFL's...
  • Seattle's Kam Chancellor plans to bring the gavel down at Super Bowl

    Seattle's Kam Chancellor plans to bring the gavel down at Super Bowl
    The NFL's Commissioner is determined to shut down the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. That's not Roger Goodell, who officially holds the title, but Seattle safety Kam Chancellor, who earned that nickname among the Seahawks for his ability to...
  • Can Bears find Jay Cutler's successor in draft? Don't bet on it

     Can Bears find Jay Cutler's successor in draft? Don't bet on it
    MOBILE, Ala. — As the Bears work to fill out John Fox's coaching staff and review personnel there is also the task of preparing for the NFL draft, the lifeblood of any organization, especially one in a rebuilding phase. Fox and new general manager...
  • Seattle's Pete Carroll could join another exclusive club

    Seattle's Pete Carroll could join another exclusive club
    A year after joining one ultra-exclusive coaching fraternity, Seattle's Pete Carroll is one victory away from joining another. Carroll, who last February became the third coach to win both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship, now...
  • Marshawn Lynch's grandfather expects him to have a big game Sunday

    Marshawn Lynch's grandfather expects him to have a big game Sunday
    Marshawn Lynch hasn't said much of anything this week, but by Sunday night, when the confetti has settled on Super Bowl XLIX, the Seattle running back will have made a significant statement. That's what his grandfather thinks, at least. "I think he'...