Ryan leads Falcons into NFC title game

Jan 15, 2017

Ryan leads Falcons into NFC title game

Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can’t win the big games. No, this looked more like an MVP. Returning to the postseason for the first time in four years, Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons past ...

Divisional playoff clashes set

Jan 14, 2017

Divisional playoff clashes set

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday’s games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with ...

Falcons' Ryan looking to scratch playoff itch

Jan 11, 2017

Falcons' Ryan looking to scratch playoff itch

Matt Ryan’s poise under pressure has produced 25 fourth-quarter comebacks, a “Matty Ice” nickname and his first All-Pro selection. The Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback also is a leading MVP candidate. The glaring void on Ryan’s resume is his 1-4 postseason record. At 31, Ryan may ...

Seahawks top Lions by returning to roots

Jan 8, 2017

Seahawks top Lions by returning to roots

The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned. A healthy dose of Thomas Rawls rumbling on the ground, and a few timely throws by Russell Wilson helped by some remarkable catches. Plus a defense that ...

Wild-card games kick off playoffs

Jan 7, 2017

Wild-card games kick off playoffs

The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb. 5. On Saturday, the playoffs open as Oakland travels to Houston and Detroit ...

Rams win in long-awaited return to L.A.

Sep 19, 2016

Rams win in long-awaited return to L.A.

The Rams were a certifiable hit in their return to Los Angeles for the first time in nearly 22 years. Now if they could just score a touchdown. They have yet to find the end zone since leaving St. Louis, yet still managed to ...

Lynch confirms retirement in TV interview

Jun 7, 2016

Lynch confirms retirement in TV interview

Marshawn Lynch is putting to rest any lingering speculation about a possible return to the NFL in an interview with “60 Minutes Sports.” In the interview that is to air Tuesday, Lynch says, “I’m retired. Is that good enough? Which camera do you want ...

May 12, 2016

Seahawks' Lockette opts to retire six months after neck injury

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is retiring six months after suffering a serious neck injury in a game at Dallas. The team confirmed the retirement and has scheduled a news conference with Lockette on Thursday. Lockette was knocked out and remained motionless on ...

May 6, 2016

Seahawks put Lynch on retirement list

Marshawn Lynch was placed on the formal retirement list by the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, marking the official end of his NFL career. Lynch, a nine-year veteran, previously announced his intentions to retire after battling injuries last season. The soft-spoken running back hinted at ...

May 5, 2016

Seahawks cut five players

The Seattle Seahawks have released five players including former starting center Drew Nowak. Seattle made the roster moves Wednesday ahead of their rookie minicamp this weekend. Along with Nowak, the Seahawks released running back Cameron Marshall, tight end Ronnie Shields, defensive end Josh Shirley ...

Agent confirms Lynch plans to retire from NFL at 29

Feb 9, 2016

Agent confirms Lynch plans to retire from NFL at 29

When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl title ...

Jan 23, 2016

Lynch may be pondering retirement

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch may be “leaning toward retirement,” general manager John Schneider said in a pair of radio interviews Friday. Schneider said in separate interviews with KIRO-AM and KJR-AM that he believes Lynch is leaning toward calling it a career after ...