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Healthy O-linemen wanted

RENTON, Wash. – Brandon Frye, also known as the backup to the backup left tackle, was placed on the injured reserve list Tuesday, meaning his season is over. And so …


Wildcat claws out victory

MIAMI – When the wildcat delivered a big play for the Miami Dolphins, coach Tony Sparano skipped along the sideline with glee, reached back and threw a roundhouse punch. That …


Hawks stuff Jags, streak

SEATTLE – All week long, the Seahawks talked about how big this game was. How critical it was to get a win and take a step toward improving to .500 …


Late TD lifts Bengals

In a duel for first place in the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals found a way to win another close game.


No gimmicks with Vick in traditional QB role

The latest wrinkle in the Michael Vick experiment eliminated the gimmicks. Vick was back under center and yelling the signals like any other quarterback. For the first time in 33 …


Hasselbeck expected to play Sunday

RENTON, Wash. – All signs are pointing toward Matt Hasselbeck returning to quarterback the reeling Seahawks on Sunday against Jacksonville. The three-time Pro Bowl passer looked sharp while completing a …


Hasselbeck joins practice

RENTON, Wash. – After sitting out two weeks’ worth of practice and a pair of games, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was back on the field Wednesday and could play …


In brief: Browns send WR Edwards to the Jets

NFL: Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini has dumped dissatisfied wide receiver Braylon Edwards off on his former team. Mangini sent Edwards, a former first-round pick whose troubles have matched his …


Seahawks think big after anemic start

SEATTLE – The little things dragged down Seattle’s offense at Indianapolis. One-yard runs, 6-yard passes and two catches that actually managed to lose yardage against the Colts on Sunday.


In brief: Pittsburgh’s Polamalu may practice today

Football: The Pittsburgh Steelers might not have to wonder any longer how much better they would be if they had star safety Troy Polamalu. Polamalu is expected to practice on …


Favre gets his revenge

MINNEAPOLIS – Brett Favre proved to the Green Bay Packers he has plenty of fire left inside, and in his right arm. Favre’s first game against his former team was …


With losses, Seahawks’ season starting out like ‘08

INDIANAPOLIS – As he had done on each of the previous two Sundays, Jim Mora presented a positive message after a Seahawks loss. And pep talk No. 3, which followed …


Patriots stuff Ravens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Mark Clayton got open and waited for the fourth-down pass that could keep the Ravens’ chances alive.


Lions’ Stafford leaves game with injured knee

Detroit Lions rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson left during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 48-24 loss to the Chicago Bears because of leg injuries. The Lions had …


Vobora: He’s not at fault

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Rams linebacker and former University of Idaho player David Vobora, who was suspended for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances …


Mora: Mare still Seahawks’ kicker

RENTON – Jim Mora had harsh words when asked about his kicker Sunday afternoon. But on Monday, Olindo Mare was still Mora’s kicker. Mare missed two field goals in the …


Dallas does it with defense

ARLINGTON, Texas – Terence Newman dived into the end zone, threw the ball into the air, and exhaled. The Dallas Cowboys were headed to victory and their maligned defense was …


Mistakes, missed chances pile up in Seahawks’ loss to Bears

SEATTLE – A couple hours before kickoff, the Seahawks submitted a list of inactive players that would make up a pretty good nucleus for someone looking to build a football …


Seahawks linebackers Herring, Hawthorne step up

RENTON, Wash. – Jim Mora made it a point to pull aside David Hawthorne as the Seattle Seahawks started preparations for Chicago this week. The message from the Seahawks head …


Curry suffers growing pains

RENTON, Wash. – The Seahawks had the 49ers right where they wanted them: facing third-and-10 backed up against their goal line. Shaun Hill threw a safe pass, a short dump-off …


Injuries mount for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks are preparing to play without Matt Hasselbeck on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, though the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback is hoping to start despite …


Manning has time to get win

For the Miami Dolphins, the formula didn’t seem to add up. They held the ball for 45 minutes – three-quarters of the game. They converted on an eyepopping 15 of …


Norman Chad: Delaware will win big on your bets

You can now bet on NFL games in Delaware – just don’t expect to win. The state passed a law earlier this year allowing sports betting. The professional sports leagues …


Little goes right in Seahawks’ loss to 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO – As Seneca Wallace connected with Julius Jones for a touchdown in the second quarter, Matt Hasselbeck was being examined after suffering an injury one play earlier. It …


Quick kicks: Bengal keeps promise

Chad Ochocinco made good on his promise. Sort of. The flamboyant receiver got a chance to do a Lambeau Leap after catching a 13-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter …


Hasselbeck among rash of injured Seahawks

SAN FRANCISCO – Jim Mora repeated himself before walking away from the podium, perhaps to convince himself of the message as much as his audience. “We’re going to be OK,” …


Calling all Jets fans

Rex Ryan picked up the phone and called on New York Jets fans for some help against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The head coach recorded a 70-second …


Mora takes 49ers game in stride

RENTON, Wash. – Jim Mora said this weekend’s game in San Francisco won’t be any different than any of the others he has coached in his career. Any emotion about …


Seattle overcomes early struggles to open Mora era with win

SEATTLE – When reflecting on his first official game as the Seahawks’ head coach, Jim Mora used the word “perfect” to describe the day. Early on Sunday, however, the Seattle …


Quick kicks: McNabb hurt in opener

Donovan McNabb limped to the locker room with a cracked rib in the Philadelphia Eagle’s 38-10 rout of Carolina on Sunday. A dominant performance by the Eagles was tempered by …