Earl Thomas - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Earl Thomas Ryan leads Falcons to NFC title game, beating Seattle 36-20 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can't win the big games. No, this looked more like an MVP. Returning to the postseason for the first time in four years, Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Atlanta Falcons past the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 in the divisional round Saturday. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 02:47:00 GMT 2017-01-15T02:47:00Z A lot has changed since previous Atlanta-Seattle matchup ATLANTA (AP) — As with any rematch, there are certainly things that both teams learned about each other the first time around. Then again, so much will be different when the Atlanta Falcons host Seattle in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. Especially for the Seahawks. Seattle found a running game in its playoff opener, and quarte... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:47:00 GMT 2017-01-13T20:47:00Z Here we go again: All 4 NFL divisional games are rematches There will be a familiar feel to the NFL playoffs next weekend: Every divisional-round game will be a rematch from the regular season, the first time that's happened in six years. In the NFC, it's the Green Bay Packers at the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta. In the AFC, it's the Houston Texans playing as huge underdogs at New England, and the Pittsburgh S... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 01:59:00 GMT 2017-01-09T01:59:00Z Richardson shows the flash in Seattle's romp of Detroit SEATTLE (AP) — With the emergence of Doug Baldwin, the arrival of Tyler Lockett and a list of injuries that slowed his development, Paul Richardson was seemingly forgotten as one of the pass catching options for the Seattle Seahawks. He won't be overlooked any more. Not after Saturday night. Richardson's acrobatic 2-yard touchdown reception was the beginn... Sun, 08 Jan 2017 05:59:00 GMT 2017-01-08T05:59:00Z Can 2 rookies lead Dallas back to the top? Dak Prescott was quite the revelation and consolation for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was outmaneuvered for first-rounder Paxton Lynch and third-rounder Connor Cook in the NFL draft last April. Jones chose Prescott with the 135th pick of the fourth round, and Tony Romo's training camp injury microwaved plans to ease the rookie from Mississippi S... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:49:00 GMT 2017-01-05T18:49:00Z NFL wild-card capsules MIAMI (10-6) at PITTSBURGH (11-5) REGULAR-SEASON SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 12-11, but Dolphins won in October. POSTSEASON SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 2-1 OPENING LINE: Pittsburgh by 10. MOST IMPRESSIVE WIN Dolphins: Fittingly, they beat Pittsburgh 30-15 after opening 1-4. Win ... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-01-02T17:46:00Z Hobbled Aaron Rodgers helps Packers dissect Seahawks D GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers receiver Jordy Nelson sounds as if he's running out of superlatives to describe quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Nothing surprises Nelson anymore about Rodgers, not even when the two-time NFL MVP is playing with two sore legs. Rodgers threw for 246 yards and three scores, including two to Nelson , and dissected ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:39:00 GMT 2016-12-12T07:39:00Z The Latest: Giant lead Cowboys 10-7 after Beckham 61-yarder The Latest on Week 14 of the NFL season (all times Eastern): 10:47 p.m. The Giants are heading to the fourth quarter with a 10-7 lead over the Cowboys. Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. hooked up on a 61-yard catch and run with 1:07 left in the third quarter. Robbie Gould had kicked a 39-yard field goal on the previous series. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 03:53:00 GMT 2016-12-12T03:53:00Z Pack is back: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay rout Seahawks 38-10 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers moved right out of the pocket, found Davante Adams running down the right sideline and tossed a perfect pass into his receiver's hands. Adams cut left as his defender slipped before racing to the end zone for a tone-setting touchdown on the opening drive of a decisive 38-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. On that same play, Rodge... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:58:00 GMT 2016-12-12T02:58:00Z Seattle loses safety Earl Thomas for rest of the season RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It was one thing for the Seattle Seahawks to know they would be without safety Earl Thomas for one game, maybe two. Now that the former All-Pro safety is done for the rest of the 2016 season — no matter how far Seattle may advance in the playoffs — the Seahawks are facing a new reality for the rest of this year that doesn't include arguably their most im... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:10:00 GMT 2016-12-06T01:10:00Z Panthers coach Ron Rivera doesn't play favorites A lot of NFL head coaches have a different standard for stars, subscribing to the philosophy of treating everyone equitably but not necessarily equally. Ron Rivera is not among those coaches. So, when reigning MVP Cam Newton boarded the team flight to Seattle without a dress shirt and necktie, Rivera decided to bench him for the first series Sunday night. ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:40:00 GMT 2016-12-05T20:40:00Z ICYMI in NFL: At site of cancer treatment, KC's Berry excels As it is, this was going to be an emotional afternoon for Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who grew up in suburban Atlanta and was playing at the Falcons for the first time as a pro — and, more meaningfully, the first time since he was treated for cancer in the city. "I shed a few tears before the game. I shed a few during the game. And I shed a few ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:53:00 GMT 2016-12-05T07:53:00Z Loss of Earl Thomas big hit to Seattle's playoff plans SEATTLE (AP) — The missing necktie that cost Carolina's Cam Newton one play is insignificant compared to what the Seattle Seahawks lost on Sunday night. There is no replacing Earl Thomas and all he means to Seattle's stingy defense. Now, the Seahawks must play the rest of the regular season and likely a big chunk of the postseason without their star safety. ... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:25:00 GMT 2016-12-05T07:25:00Z Thomas Rawls leads Seahawks to 40-7 pummeling of Panthers SEATTLE (AP) — Behind Thomas Rawls bouncing off and through tacklers and a big-play punch from Tyler Lockett, the Seattle Seahawks rediscovered their offensive star power on Sunday night. It came at a significant cost to their defense. Rawls ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, Lockett took a reverse 75 yards for a sc... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:10:00 GMT 2016-12-05T06:10:00Z The Latest: Seahawks' Thomas has fractured lower left leg The Latest on Week 13 of the NFL season: (all times Eastern): 10:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is out after suffering a fractured lower left leg in the first half of Sunday's game against Carolina. Pete Carroll told NBC's "Sunday Night Football" that Thomas suffered a cracked tibia i... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:38:00 GMT 2016-12-05T03:38:00Z Brady on Gronk: 'We've still got a lot of good players' FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots went back to practice without Rob Gronkowski on Friday as the 2015 All-Pro tight end prepared for season-ending back surgery. It didn't look much different than a lot of their workouts this season. "We've had some experience I think this year being without him," quarterback Tom Brady sai... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:10:00 GMT 2016-12-02T22:10:00Z Winston, defense lead Buccaneers over Seahawks 14-5 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A grieving Alterraun Verner never seriously considered staying home. The Tampa Bay cornerback said his late father, who died Friday, would have wanted him to play Sunday. Robert Lee Verner would have been even prouder to know his son had an interception off Russell Wilson to help inspire a 14-5 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. ... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:28:00 GMT 2016-11-28T02:28:00Z Patriots' Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski set to go against Jets Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are playing in the New England Patriots' game against the New York Jets. The star quarterback and tight end were both listed as questionable heading into the team's game Sunday. Brady missed two days of practice with a knee injury, but returned Friday — although the Patriots were taking a wait-and-see approa... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:39:00 GMT 2016-11-27T20:39:00Z