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Jan 12, 2015

Source: Ryan accepts Bills' offer

Rex Ryan is switching NFL teams — not divisions — after reaching an agreement to coach the Buffalo Bills. A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press the former New York Jets coach accepted in principle the Bills’ contract offer after two ...

Luck usurps predecessor Manning as Colts upset Broncos

Jan 12, 2015

Luck usurps predecessor Manning as Colts upset Broncos

Andrew Luck has his signature NFL win, and it came against his predecessor, of all people. Hardly pressured all afternoon, Luck threw two touchdown passes and outplayed Peyton Manning in leading the Indianapolis Colts past the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday. The Colts (13-5) advanced ...

Packers rally by Cowboys late to reach NFC title game

Jan 12, 2015

Packers rally by Cowboys late to reach NFC title game

Hobbled but happy, Aaron Rodgers might have felt a bit lucky, too. No matter: The All-Pro quarterback and his Green Bay Packers are one step away from the Super Bowl. More stationary than usual because of a left calf injury, Rodgers rallied the Packers ...

Brady rallies Pats by Ravens

Jan 11, 2015

Brady rallies Pats by Ravens

One big comeback, then another. And now another game for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The quarterback who treats deficits as distractions dug the Patriots out of two 14-point holes — the first team to do that in NFL playoff history — ...

Wilson, Chancellor propel Seahawks past Panthers

Jan 11, 2015

Wilson, Chancellor propel Seahawks past Panthers

This time Russell Wilson did it with his arm, passing the Seattle Seahawks into the NFC Championship Game for the second straight year with a big assist from Kam Chancellor. Seattle is one step closer to defending its Super Bowl title. “It’s exciting but ...

Jan 11, 2015

Hall of Fame coach LeBeau resigns

Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau on Saturday resigned as the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 77-year-old LeBeau had been with the organization for 16 seasons, including serving as defensive coordinator from 1995-96 and from 2004-14. He was also the team’s secondary coach ...

Chilly conditions await teams at Lambeau

Jan 10, 2015

Chilly conditions await teams at Lambeau

A brisk wind blew through the open doors of the Hutson Center, turning the Green Bay Packers’ indoor practice facility into an ice box. Bundled up in a heavy parka, the conditions felt just right to coach Mike McCarthy. In the cold, the Packers ...

Report says NFL did not see tape in Rice case

Jan 9, 2015

Report says NFL did not see tape in Rice case

The NFL failed to discipline Ray Rice properly because of a weak domestic abuse policy and an investigative system too reliant on information from law enforcement, according to a report released Thursday. The report from a former FBI director hired to investigate found no ...

Jan 9, 2015

Seau, Warner, Pace are Hall finalists

First-year candidates Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The list of nominees was reduced Thursday to 15 from the modern era, one senior and two contributors. A finalist must receive at least ...

Jan 9, 2015

Snyder picked for College Hall

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been voted into the College Football Hall of Fame, a person familiar with the results said on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the results will be formally announced Friday in Dallas. Snyder became eligible ...

Unsung Cowboys defender Pugh passes away

Jan 8, 2015

Unsung Cowboys defender Pugh passes away

Jethro Pugh played alongside Hall of Famers Bob Lilly and Randy White in a long career as a defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, which may explain why he was among the most unsung Super Bowl winners in the franchise’s storied history. Pugh, who ...

Brady keeps focus off past

Jan 7, 2015

Brady keeps focus off past

The last time Tom Brady faced the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs, he threw interceptions on the New England Patriots’ final two drives. In their three playoff matchups, he lost twice. All those games were at Gillette Stadium, where the postseason rivals meet Saturday ...