Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Football

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) tackles Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) during the second half of an NFL football divisional football game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on his radio show Monday morning that cornerback Richard Sherman played the second half of the season with an MCL ...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Ron Parker, left, after making a reception during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

BY BARRY WILNER KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Boswell’s pinpoint right leg and Le’Veon Bell’s two dancing feet. They do call it football, after all. Indeed, Bell spent much ...
Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook (89) catches a pass along the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

BY SCHUYLER DIXON ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — 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 ...
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) gains yardage as Houston Texans defenders A.J. Bouye (21) and Benardrick McKinney (55) pursue during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BY JIMMY GOLEN FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Short nights and short offseasons. It’s the Patriot way. New England has advanced to the AFC championship game for a record sixth year ...
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after winning an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

BY HOWARD FENDRICH Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan. Quite a quartet of QBs is heading to the NFL’s conference championship games next weekend: Brady’s New ...
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) breaks a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson (20) after making a reception during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — So much for Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers keeping a low profile. The star wide receiver filmed the postgame scene in the Steelers’ locker ...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by running back Dion Lewis during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are happy to be back in the AFC championship game. But there’s plenty to clean up on offense if ...
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (95) sacks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) during the second half of an NFL football divisional football game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

BY PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons might get one more game at the Georgia Dome. No matter what, they’re heading into rare territory. The Falcons advanced to ...
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger watches his team work out during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

BY DAVE SKRETTA KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith endured watching film of the Kansas City Chiefs’ meltdown in Pittsburgh earlier this season “a bunch of times” this week, ...
In this Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 file photo, Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers reacts after a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb during an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

BY SCHUYLER DIXON ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round. So was Dallas rookie Dak Prescott ...
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