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McDaniels gives up on chance to coach 49ers

The search for San Francisco’s new coach narrowed on Monday with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels pulling out of the running for the job, while the 49ers added more candidates for their general manager vacancy. Shortly after McDaniels said he was no longer a candidate to replace the fired ...

Packers edge Cowboys to reach NFC title game

Jan 16, 2017

Packers edge Cowboys to reach NFC title game

Aaron Rodgers didn’t need another Hail Mary this time. Maybe just call it a “Half Mary.” Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expired, ...

Lewis shines as Patriots oust Texans

Jan 15, 2017

Lewis shines as Patriots oust Texans

The New England Patriots are headed back to a familiar spot: the AFC championship game. Dion Lewis had a 13-yard touchdown reception, a 98-yard kickoff return for a score, and a late 1-yard touchdown to help the Patriots hold off the Houston Texans 34-16 ...

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 ...

Rams count on McVay's energy, passion for revival

Jan 14, 2017

Rams count on McVay's energy, passion for revival

Although Sean McVay is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, he sees himself as the end product of many decades of football knowledge passed down by Jon Gruden, Mike Shanahan and his other veteran coaching mentors. The Los Angeles Rams are banking ...

Chargers moving to L.A. after 56 years in San Diego

Jan 13, 2017

Chargers moving to L.A. after 56 years in San Diego

Chargers fans knew for several years that this dreaded day could be coming, that their beloved NFL team might move up the freeway to tap the perceived riches of Los Angeles. That didn’t make it any easier Thursday, when the San Diego Chargers ceased ...

Rams make McVay youngest head coach in NFL history

Jan 13, 2017

Rams make McVay youngest head coach in NFL history

The Los Angeles Rams have made Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history. The Rams on Thursday hired McVay, who turns 31 years old on Jan. 24. The Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator replaces Jeff Fisher, who was fired 13 games into the ...

Chargers reportedly set to make move to L.A.

Jan 12, 2017

Chargers reportedly set to make move to L.A.

The deadline for the San Diego Chargers to exercise their option to relocate to Los Angeles has been extended for two days, although a media report surfaced Wednesday night that the team plans to move. The Chargers have called a staff meeting for 8 ...

Packers equipped to thrive without Nelson

Jan 12, 2017

Packers equipped to thrive without Nelson

The Green Bay Packers offense appears to be in better shape than last season to be successful without Jordy Nelson. They struggled to hit big plays when Nelson missed the 2015 season with a knee injury. Now, Nelson’s status is in question again for ...

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 ...

Jan 10, 2017

Steelers assistant coach Porter arrested for assault at bar

Former Pro Bowl linebacker and current Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a bar and a police officer who intervened hours after the team’s wild card win over the Miami Dolphins. The altercation happened at ...