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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 4:38 p.m.

Paul Newberry: Steve Gleason comes along for the New Orleans Saints’ playoff ride

As the New Orleans Saints go for another Super Bowl title, Steve Gleason is along for the ride – the perfect beacon for a city that knows about emerging from …


Matt Hasselbeck says a playoff contender called him about playing in 2018

Hasselbeck, who works as an NFL analyst for ESPN, told the Ringer’s Kevin Clark that a contending NFL team called him this year to inquire whether “he was in shape …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Scott Linehan out at Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons

Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys after five seasons. The announcement came only days after coach Jason Garrett sent mixed messages about the assistant’s future …


Seahawks sign former 1st-round QB Paxton Lynch

The Seattle Seahawks are giving quarterback Paxton Lynch another chance in the NFL. Lynch’s signing throws the former first-round pick directly into the mix as a potential backup for Russell …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

By the numbers: 20 stats to know ahead of the NFL’s conference championship games

The NFL’s top four offenses meet Sunday in what seems like the inevitable conclusion to a star-studded, scoring-fueled 2018 season.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

Costas’ departure comes two years after he stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

NFC Championship preview: Rams and Saints predicted they’d see other again

After suffering an early-November loss to the New Orleans Saints, several Los Angeles Rams players said they were relieved that the pressure to complete a perfect season was over.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

John Parry will lead 7-person officiating crew for Super Bowl

Referee John Parry will lead the seven-person crew of on-field game officials working the Super Bowl in Atlanta. This will be the third Super Bowl that Parry has worked. Three …


Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams

The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams. Anthony Lynn and his Chargers’ staff will coach the AFC …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6 p.m.

Vahe Gregorian: Sayonara, paranoia – Kansas City Chiefs’ win over Indianapolis Colts sets fans free to be in moment vs. New England Patriots

This, too, shall pass. It always helps to remember that. Just the same, it takes a lot to disperse lingering ghosts, doesn’t it? Especially when the paranoia was almost tangible …


Patriots’ Julian Edelman still making most of his opportunities

The Patriots were dealt a blow prior to their final two regular-season games when Josh Gordon was suspended for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. But what could …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Larry Stone: Russell Wilson contract extension may sting for Seahawks, but not as much as alternative

As the Seahawks enter what they ruefully believe is a premature offseason, numerous contractual matters hang over their future.


Couch Slouch: Where oh where will the Raiders play?

Couch Slouch: The Oakland/Los Angeles/Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders are looking for a temporary home for the 2019 NFL season. At this point, a pop-up stadium in Dubai might be in play. …


Oklahoma QB, A’s prospect Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declares for NFL draft


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 13, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 …


Sarah Thomas becomes first female on-field official for playoff game

Sarah Thomas is the first woman to work an NFL playoff game as an on-field official.


Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg dies at age 71

Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the only NFL team to achieve a perfect season, died at age 71.


Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff. Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.


Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

Sony Michel scores three TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28, earn eighth straight trip to the AFC championship game


Moment of silence for daughter of Chargers’ Brandon Mebane

The Patriots asked fans to stand and observe a moment of silence for Makenna Mebane, who was born with a rare genetic condition known as Trisomy 13 that causes delays …


AP Source: Oakland A’s make pitch for Kyler Murray

Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback’s deadline to enter the NFL draft, a …


Offseason of intrigue: Biggest questions facing the Seahawks before the start of the 2019 season

The Seahawks overhauled their roster last offseason. But what surprises await this offseason? Questions abound in regard to Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Kam Chancellor and the backup QB …


Super Bowl heroes Mark Rypien, Jerry Kramer headline night of ‘Super Stories’

On Jan. 28, The Spokesman-Review and KHQ/SWX will host an evening of great storytelling with Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer, who played …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Todd Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more yards and another TD in the Rams’ first playoff victory in 14 years.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game

Patrick Mahomes picked apart the Colts and the Kansas City defense came through, helping the Chiefs to a 31-13 victory in the divisional round of the playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

NFC Divisional advance: Playoff stakes more important than perceived slights for Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton dismisses the premise that the Eagles could derive extra motivation from the perception that New Orleans ran up the score when they met in November.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

AFC Divisional advance: Philip Rivers, Chargers look to end dominance by Tom Brady, Patriots

Tom Brady and the Patriots will be looking to make their eighth straight trip to the AFC championship game when they host the surging Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

With Sebastian Janikowski’s future uncertain, Seahawks sign kicker Sam Ficken

Sam Ficken has appeared in five games with the Rams over the last two seasons.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

NFC Divisional Round: Rams, Cowboys seek long-awaited postseason breakthroughs

The Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys are meeting under the Hollywood spotlight on Saturday night for a trip to the NFC championship game.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

AFC Divisional Round: Chiefs aim to rewrite playoff history against nemesis Colts

The Chiefs have never beaten Indianapolis in four tries in the playoffs.