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article January 17, 2016

A passing of the defensive torch

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Carolina's 31-24 win over Seattle in the divisional round Sunday signified a passing of the torch in the NFC -- and for that matter, maybe even the NFL, too. The Panthers' young and wildly talented defensive corps might be the best in the league. More»
AP_798102192926 article January 10, 2016

Reaction: Blair Walsh's missed FG

The snap and hold might not have been perfect, but the Vikings' Blair Walsh still is kicking himself after missing (wide left) a 27-yard field-goal attempt Sunday against Seattle. Suffice it to say, this one is going to sting for a while. More»
GettyImages-503294938 article January 4, 2016

Manning Returns, Broncos No. 1 in AFC

There were lots of moving parts before and during the Chargers-Broncos game Sunday, but by the end of it the bottom line was simple: Peyton Manning is back, and the Broncos are the No. 1 seed in the AFC. More»
GettyImages-503264146 article January 3, 2016

Rex Ryan, Bills end Jets' season

The Jets' mission Sunday was simple: win (against the Bills) and get in (to the playoffs). They failed, in spectacular Jets fashion. New York's last three drives ended with interceptions as they fell, 22--17, to Rex Ryan and the Bills More»
GettyImages-502749180 article December 29, 2015

Be-Ware! Broncos Earn Playoff Berth

They don't look as good as they did during their 7-0 start, but with a 20-17 win over the Bengals Monday night, the Broncos are headed to the playoffs. Coach Gary Kubiak has a second-half comeback and stout defensive effort to thank for that. More»
chiefs-browns1980x1100 article December 27, 2015

Playoff-Bound Chiefs Keep Rolling

Kansas City won its ninth straight game, moving to 10-5 overall, with a 17-13 victory over Cleveland, despite giving 368 total yards of offense to the Browns and having all sorts of trouble corralling Johnny Manziel. More»
steelers-broncos1980x1100 article December 21, 2015

Men of Steel: Pittsburgh Gets Big W

No team had pasted 30 points on the Denver defense this season. But Pittsburgh lit the Broncos up with 34 points, and Antonio Brown caught 16 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers beat the Broncos in a must-win game. More»
WashingtonRedskins article December 20, 2015

Washington Kills Bills

On Sunday, the Bills and Redskins battled in Washington with the same record, but going in opposite directions. The Redskins scored early and often at FedEx Field and took a 35-25 win all the way to the temporary top spot in the NFC East. More»
GettyImages-501376334 article December 15, 2015

Giants beat Fins, keep pace in division

The Giants' 31-24 win over the Dolphins on Monday turned out to be significant for both teams. For New York, it was its first win in a month and allowed the Giants to stay tied for first in the NFC East. For Miami, it officially eliminated the Dolphins from playoff contention. More»
mack_1980 article December 14, 2015

Big Mack Attack Stuns Broncos

Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack is definitely known in Oakland, but he's completely underappreciated around the country. The NFL world needs to learn this second-year pro's name, because Sunday's effort against the Broncos was a coming-out party. More»
PanthersFalcons article December 13, 2015

Panthers Have 16-0 In Sight

With four steps left to go for an undefeated regular season, the Panthers romped the Atlanta Falcons 38-0 in Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. Carolina clinched a first-round bye with its win, and look primed for even bigger things. More»
GettyImages-500378698 article December 8, 2015

Cowboys Stay Alive in NFC Least

Stop with the jokes. OK, actually keep them coming … they were the only thing that made most of the Cowboys' 19-16 win over the Redskins on "Monday Night Football" tolerable. At least the ending managed to be a thrilling one. More»
panthers-saints1980x1100 article December 7, 2015

Cam-a-Lot! Panthers Stay Unbeaten

The Panthers moved to 12-0, clawing back from a 14-point deficit to defeat the Saints, 41-38. Quarterback Cam Newton had another a strong performance, throwing five touchdown passes as he makes a bid for the MVP award. More»
falcons-bucs1980x1100 article December 6, 2015

Bucs Top Faltering Falcons

Jameis Winston is incredibly valuable to the Bucs when he can get out of the pocket and make the decision to run or throw. He has saved Tampa Bay's season with his sheer will to win, powering them to over the Falcons Sunday, 23-19. More»
RavensBrowns article December 1, 2015

Ravens Can Build Off Crazy Win

The way the Ravens games have gone down all season long indicates not only hard luck, but a will to fight even while very little seems to be working. So, yeah, maybe some positive karma was due. More»
cardinal-49ers1980x1100 article November 30, 2015

Cards Beat 49ers In Unexpected Duel

Anyone that predicted a close 19-13 win for the now-nine-win Cardinals over the three-win 49ers should immediately drop what they're doing and head to Vegas. The rest of us were treated to intrigue and some lopsided officiating. More»
GettyImages-499191608 article November 29, 2015

Vikings double up slumping Falcons

The Vikings and Falcons are going in different directions, especially after Minnesota beat Atlanta, 20-10, Sunday afternoon. The Falcons have lost five of their last six games, while the Vikes have won six of their last seven. More»
bama-auburn1980x1100 article November 29, 2015

Alabama Pulls Away To Win Iron Bowl

Auburn put up a fight against No. 2 Alabama in Saturday's Iron Bowl, but ultimately Derrick Henry and the Alabama defense proved to be too much to handle, as the Crimson Tide won 29-13 to clinch the SEC West and keep a playoff bid within reach. More»
Bears-Packers article November 27, 2015

Bears Spoil Favre's Special Night

Thanksgiving's final game of the day was the only contest with true suspense. Not only did the Bears thwart a fourth-quarter comeback attempt at Lambeau Field, but they stole some shine from a rival's pomp and circumstance. More»
GettyImages-498349448 article November 23, 2015

Defense Has Chiefs Rolling

The Chiefs' season of highs and lows had a peak on Sunday in San Diego. Kansas City beat the Chargers, 33-3, for its fourth win in a row. After bottoming out at 1-5 just over a month ago, the Chiefs are in the thick of the wild-card race. More»

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