Teams pursue byes like they are precious jewels. Are they really? Or does the road to the Super Bowl not particularly come with a rest stop? History tells us that reaching the Super Bowl, let alone winning it, after ...

The Giants will be in good hands — good feet actually — when they play the Packers in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card Game at frigid Lambeau Field, where the temperature is expected to be in the single-digits at kickoff. ...

“To Beat or to be” that now appears to be the question. Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy seemed to provide the Giants with some timely bulletin board material by proclaiming the Packers will beat Big Blue in ...

Nobody is going to confuse the Raiders’ defense with the ’76 Steelers or the ’85 Bears, but at least the group is relatively healthy for a change. Two starters, safety Karl Joseph and tackle Stacy McGee, will be ...

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders are going with rookie Connor Cook at quarterback in their wild-card game against the Texans. Oakland coach Jack Del Rio announced the decision in a conference call with reporters ...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill did not practice Wednesday due to his left knee injury but still could return for Sunday's wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tannehill has been sidelined since ...

The Pack talking smack? Just a little. Aaron Rodgers seemed to enjoy trash-talking critics Wednesday who claimed in mid-season his skills were deteriorating and a few minutes earlier it sounded like Mike McCarthy was ...

When Connor Cook takes the field in Houston on Saturday, he will stop and smile for a second. All the unnamed scouts and general managers who questioned his leadership skills and “aloof’ personality nine months ...

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore seems more and more likely to get the start Sunday at Pittsburgh in the AFC wild-card game. Ryan Tannehill still hasn't practiced yet. "And unless something changes ...

Two years after they unsuccessfully tried to meet with Vance Joseph, the 49ers will get an interview with the Dolphins defensive coordinator for their head-coach opening. The 49ers will sit down with Joseph, 44, who ...

Brock Osweiler will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Saturday in their wild-card game against the Raiders. Head Coach Bill O’Brien announced the decision on Tuesday with Tom Savage, who had started the ...

Brock Osweiler will be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback for Saturday's AFC Wild Card Game matchup with the Oakland Raiders. Texans coach Bill O'Brien named Osweiler the starter over backup Tom Savage, who ...

The Seahawks are more flawed this season than they have been in recent memory. One quick way to tell: It’s easier to identify the Seahawks’ weaknesses than it has been in five years. Here’s a look at how the ...

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - For the fifth straight season, the Seattle Seahawks have won 10 games and are headed to the playoffs, the longest such streaks in franchise history. So why does this division title and playoff ...

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers won the AFC North division title last week when they beat the Baltimore Ravens a couple of months after losing to them. Now, for the Steelers to advance in the playoffs, they'll ...

The Raiders’ first playoff game in 14 years is Saturday … and they don’t know who their starting quarterback is going to be. Relax. Neither do their opponents, the Texans. It’s a strange set of circumstances ...

The playoffs are here, and not a moment too soon after the Seahawks sputtered to the finish. Seattle (10-5-1) had to struggle through a 25-23 victory over San Francisco on Sunday in its regular-season finale to secure ...

The Texans and Raiders know they’ll be playing each other when wild-card weekend rolls around. What neither team knows is who their respective starting quarterback will be. A week after Oakland lost MVP candidate ...

As we prepare to put 2016 in the past, these are the people and moments that left a lasting impression on the local sports scene. Most frigid day in January Riding into the wild-card game on a four-game win streak, the ...

We’re a few short days away from 2017 so it’s a good time to look back at the top 25 baseball stories of 2016. Some of them took place on the field, some of them off the field and some of them were creatures of ...