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Russell Wilson sets record for postseason passing yards by a ro…

Russell Wilson sets record for postseason passing yards by a rookie

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 14, 2013
We previously detailed many of the records set during the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs this weekend. Another was set by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson threw for 385 yards as the Seahawks nearly rallied from a 20-point fourth…
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  • Source: Bevell, Trestman finalists for Bears job

    Source: Bevell, Trestman finalists for Bears job

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Chicago Bears have entered their second phase in finding a head coach and will speak again with a pair of candidates, including Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
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  • Gus Bradley due to interview with the Jaguars later this week

    Gus Bradley due to interview with the Jaguars later this week

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Eagles will conduct a second interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley on Tuesday.  And while that’s being interpreted as a sign that the Eagles are closing in on hiring Bradley, Bradley is still making other plans. Albert Breer of
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  • Zach Miller tore his plantar fascia on third play of Sunday’s g…

    Zach Miller tore his plantar fascia on third play of Sunday’s game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    After the Seahawks’ first offensive series of the game, tight end Zach Miller left the field and went to get his foot checked out by the team’s medical staff. His return was called questionable a short time later, but Miller didn’t miss more than a
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  • What the Cardinals are up against in search

    What the Cardinals are up against in search

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    While the Arizona Cardinals and four other NFL teams continue to pursue head coaching candidates, I've put together a look at what the candidates might see when considering their options. Arizona caught a break, it appeared, when one of their candidates…
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  • Cracking Down on Malevolence at Candlestick

    Cracking Down on Malevolence at Candlestick

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    Fan behavior in San Francisco has led to an increased police presence at 49ers games; 92 people were ejected from the game against the Packers on Saturday.
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  • Keeping Score: A Quarterback Who Can Run Away With the Title

    Keeping Score: A Quarterback Who Can Run Away With the Title

    San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a chance to be the first quarterback known at least as much for his running as for his passing to win a Super Bowl.
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  • Arbitrators take up issue of Rams’ stadium renovations

    Arbitrators take up issue of Rams’ stadium renovations

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Before the Rams could ever walk away from their lease in St. Louis, the Convention and Visitors Commission would have to refuse to make the improvements required to put the Edward Jones Dome in the top 25 percent of all stadiums. And before the CVC can …
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  • Nolan's best decisions could cost him now

    Nolan's best decisions could cost him now

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    2012 Playing Time for Nolan Picks Former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Nolan will be scheming against his former team in the NFC Championship Game as the Atlanta Falcons' defensive coordinator. The job Nolan did as the 49ers' head coach isn't as releva…
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  • Eagles interview ex-Cards coach Whisenhunt

    Eagles interview ex-Cards coach Whisenhunt

    The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt on Monday morning as they continued their search to replace Andy Reid.
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  • Baltimore “practice kick” shouldn’t have resulted in a penalty

    Baltimore “practice kick” shouldn’t have resulted in a penalty

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    When Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tried to excuse his decision to ice kicker Matt Bryant, Carroll said that officials told him before the game that “practice kicks” would not be allowed. But there’s a difference between the “practice kicks” that
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  • Cardinals want a second interview with Mike McCoy

    Cardinals want a second interview with Mike McCoy

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Mike McCoy train is gaining speed, and it looks like you better hurry if you want on board. As we mentioned earlier, the Broncos offensive coordinator is interviewing with the Chargers today. Now, FOX’s Jay Glazer reports that the Cardinals are tryi
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  • Falcons' Abraham vows to play vs. 49ers

    Falcons' Abraham vows to play vs. 49ers

    Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham missed the second half Sunday after re-injuring his left ankle as the Seahawks rallied to erase a 20-point deficit but said he'll be back for the NFC Championship Game.
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  • Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The sum total of the weekend's four N.F.L. games: 3,598 yards, 35 touchdowns and that whole defense-wins-championships canard takes one right in the kisser.
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  • 2013 NFL draft order: Picks 1-28

    2013 NFL draft order: Picks 1-28

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Three NFC West teams know which first-round picks they'll hold in the 2013 NFL draft. Arizona (seventh), St. Louis (16th, 22nd) and Seattle (25th) can proceed accordingly. The San Francisco 49ers hope they won't know their spot in the order for a few mo…
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  • NFC West divisional slideshow

    NFC West divisional slideshow

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    The NFC West gameday slideshow will live for at least another week thanks to the San Francisco 49ers' divisional-round victory over the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. The 49ers dominated that game as well as the slideshow for the week. Thanks for …
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  • Not bad when QB is least of team's worries

    Not bad when QB is least of team's worries

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    2012 Russell Wilson in Defeat Starting NFL quarterbacks have gone 78-8 during the 2012 regular season and playoffs when posting Total QBR scores as high as the 86.4 Russell Wilson posted for Seattle during a 30-28 divisional playoff defeat Sunday. Here …
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  • Pete Carroll offers novel excuse for kicker-icing backfire

    Pete Carroll offers novel excuse for kicker-icing backfire

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Falcons kicker Matt Bryant Norwooded a 49-yard field goal attempt that came after a timeout was called at the end of Sunday’s NFC playoff thriller, and FOX cameras promptly showed an incredulous Seahawks coach Pete Carroll apparently arguing to an offic
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  • Around the NFC West: Super Bowl bound?

    Around the NFC West: Super Bowl bound?

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Around the NFC West: Jan. 14, 2013 Good morning and welcome to NFC Championship Game week here in the West. The San Francisco 49ers are heading to Atlanta and I'll be following them for a first-hand look at their game against the Falcons from the Georgi…
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  • Atlanta Falcons' victory over Seattle Seahawks means vindicatio…

    Atlanta Falcons' victory over Seattle Seahawks means vindication for QB Matt Ryan, who wins first playoff game

    nydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013
    Matt Ryan watched in relative seclusion as Matt Bryant lined up for the 49-yard field goal with 13 seconds to play at the Georgia Dome on Sunday. The kick would determine whether the Falcons would suffer another ignominious playoff defeat or move within…
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  • We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    grantland.com Jan 14, 2013
    Kevin Greene walked through the tunnel, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on his feet. As some players jogged and some players sulked, the coach of the Pac...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC Title 03:11

    NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC Title

    Jan 14
    Episode 248: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the Broncos conservative play in the 4th quarter against the Ravens. Merril Hoge breaks down the impact of Rob Gronkowski's injury on the Patriots. The NFL32 crew discuss the Falcons win over the Sea
  • Video - Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing? 03:54

    Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing?

    Jan 14
    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick showed off his passing and running ability on Saturday, but which one is the bigger story? Our analysts discuss Kaepernick, as well as the QB matchup of Joe Flacco versus Peyton Manning.
  • Video - 'The Coaches Show': Seattle Seahawks' clock management 02:54

    'The Coaches Show': Seattle Seahawks' clock management

    Jan 14
    Brian Billick, Dennis Green and Steve Mariucci talk about the situation when the Seattle Seahawks' offense couldn't get another play off at the end of the first half against the Atlanta Falcons and who's to blame for the poor clock management.
  • Video - 'The Coaches Show': Seattle Seahawks' clock management 02:54

    'The Coaches Show': Seattle Seahawks' clock management

    Jan 14
    Brian Billick, Dennis Green and Steve Mariucci talk about the situation when the Seattle Seahawks' offense couldn't get another play off at the end of the first half against the Atlanta Falcons and who's to blame for the poor clock management.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag -- Running QBs have leg up, for now

    Jan 14
    The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
  • Peter King: Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference final…

    Jan 14
    DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…