Tom Brady gives Bucs some breathing room in tight NFC SouthDecember 6, 2022 GMT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady still has a knack for pulling off the improbable.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion’s NFL-record 44th fourth-quarter comeback enabled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to avoid falling two games under .500 and create a little breathing room for themselves atop the NFC South.
Seahawks looking for rebound from untimely losing streakNovember 29, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It was a feel-good story for a while surrounding the Seattle Seahawks.
But then came expectations as that story got better and a team most believed would struggle to win five games suddenly surged to the top of the NFC West.
Hurts sets Eagles rushing record for QB in win over PackersNovember 28, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts ran for 157 yards to set an Eagles record for a quarterback, and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers suffered an oblique injury in Philadelphia’s 40-33 victory over Green Bay on Sunday night.
Poor run defense threatens to stall Seahawks’ playoff pushNovember 28, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — During a four-game win streak that vaulted them to the top of the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks appeared to have fixed their problems stopping the run.
Perhaps those games were just a mirage and nothing was truly repaired.
Seahawks happy to be home for a while, set to host RaidersNovember 25, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — There was an underrated aspect to what the Seattle Seahawks accomplished through their first 10 games and their surprising surge to the top of the NFC West.
49ers defense looks to build on 3 straight 2nd-half shutoutsNovember 23, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers defense got humbled a bit by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs last month.
Since then, it has been back to the unit's usual dominance — especially in the second half.
Fading Cardinals search for motivation down the stretchNovember 22, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NFL's showcase game in Mexico City featured two teams going in opposite directions in a hurry.
The Arizona Cardinals were on the wrong end of that exchange.
The San Francisco 49ers steamrolled the Cardinals 38-10 in Monday night's game at Estadio Azteca.
Defending champion Rams, Saints in urgent need of a victoryNovember 18, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The defending champion Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints have been on parallel paths this season.
Both have been disappointments, are multiple games below .500 and urgently need a victory as they meet in the Superdome on Sunday.
Surging 49ers meet Cardinals in Mexico City on Monday nightNovember 18, 2022 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — In the mediocre NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers look like a team ready to make a charge up the standings.
As for the Arizona Cardinals? Well, at least there's still hope.
Cardinals meet NFC West rival 49ers on Monday in Mexico CityNovember 17, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (5-4) vs. ARIZONA (4-6)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST in Mexico City, ESPN
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: 49ers by 8 1/2.
Last-place Rams still lacking solution to offensive problemsNovember 14, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine games and exactly nine months after winning the Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium, the Los Angeles Rams found themselves in a new position in their home arena Sunday.
Cardinals visit Rams in meeting of stumbling NFC West rivalsNovember 11, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams are only eight games removed from their Super Bowl victory. The Arizona Cardinals are just nine games removed from an 11-win season and a playoff appearance.
Carroll: Geno Smith and Seahawks defying low expectationsNovember 10, 2022 GMT
MUNICH (AP) — Pete Carroll arrived in Germany with a reminder that the Seattle Seahawks are teaching people lessons about having low expectations.
The surprising Seahawks lead the NFC West and take a four-game winning streak into Sunday's matchup with Tom Brady and the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
At 6-3, NFC West-leading Seahawks defying expectationsNovember 7, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Before the season, oddsmakers set the over-under on the number of wins for the Seattle Seahawks at 5 1/2. And many observers thought taking the under would be the smart move.
Halfway through the season, those who were bullish on the Seahawks have already cashed in, and Seattle is pushing toward the playoffs.
After glimmer of hope, Cardinals back to mistake-filled waysNovember 7, 2022 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals flipped their usual slow-starting script on Sunday, beginning with a crisp drive that resulted in the only first-quarter touchdown they've scored all season.
Seahawks win 4th straight, beat struggling Cardinals 31-21November 7, 2022 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Geno Smith has spent the first half of the season making game-winning plays that have moved the surprising Seahawks to the top of the NFC West.
His impressive response to a potential game-losing play is evidence Seattle's rise isn't a fluke.
NFC West-leading Seahawks travel to division rival CardinalsNovember 3, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (5-3) at ARIZONA (3-5)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Cardinals by 2.
Cardinals have make-or-break stretch starting with SeahawksNovember 3, 2022 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kliff Kingsbury still believes his Arizona Cardinals can be one of the NFL's best offensive teams. He likes his players, likes their demeanor and likes the game plan he and his assistants put together each week.
McCaffrey sends 49ers into bye week on winning noteNovember 1, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A matchup with the NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams was once again just what the San Francisco 49ers needed to get their season back on track.
Cardinals running out of time to make move in NFC WestOctober 31, 2022 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins has provided the boost the offense needed, J.J. Watt is having productive games on defense, and quarterback Kyler Murray continues to put up big numbers.
Yet the Arizona Cardinals are still a mediocre football team.
Seahawks deserve serious look riding 3-game win streakOctober 31, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — At what point does the conversation start to get serious about what’s happening with the Seattle Seahawks?
At first, it seemed a novelty that the team many considered before the season to be among the worst in the NFC was finding some success in the post-Russell Wilson era.
Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa, Geno Smith silence criticsOctober 31, 2022 GMT
Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa shouldn’t hear about their teams pursuing other quarterbacks anymore.
The former Alabama teammates continued their MVP-caliber seasons with spectacular performances Sunday.
McCaffrey does it all, leads 49ers to another win over RamsOctober 31, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey became the 11th player in NFL history with a rushing touchdown, a passing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in one game, and the San Francisco 49ers extended their regular-season mastery over the Rams to four full years with a 31-14 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday.
Seahawks topple Giants 27-13 to stay atop NFC WestOctober 31, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Tyler Lockett had a steady stream of visitors on the Seahawks bench — coach Pete Carroll, DK Metcalf, Quandre Diggs — all reminding the standout wide receiver he'd get another chance after two uncharacteristic mistakes.
49ers will be without Deebo Samuel for game vs. RamsOctober 28, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers playmaker Deebo Samuel will miss Sunday's key NFC West showdown against the rival Los Angeles Rams with an injured hamstring.
Samuel hurt his hamstring during last weekend's loss to Kansas City.
Surprising Giants and Seahawks clash in NFC showdownOctober 27, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Forgive Brian Daboll if he’s essentially walking around with ear plugs and blinders on, doing his best during the week to try to avoid the avalanche of attention being placed on the New York Giants.
Seahawks leaning on rookies now paying off in strong startOctober 27, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll was in the middle of extoling one of the many rookies that have made an immediate impact on the Seattle Seahawks when he made perhaps the overstatement of the season in regard to his team.
Seahawks continue to validate start, sit atop NFC WestOctober 25, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After scuffling for the first month, the past two weeks showed the Seattle Seahawks what they are capable of accomplishing.
Seattle’s 37-23 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday was the victory that validated the Seahawks are on the right path.
Walker, Goodwin lead Seahawks to 37-23 win over ChargersOctober 24, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Expected by many to end up in the NFC West basement, the Seattle Seahawks instead are leading the division after seven weeks.
Seattle vaulted into the division lead with its most impressive victory over the season.
Hopkins produces in return, which bodes well for CardinalsOctober 21, 2022 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The return of DeAndre Hopkins was obviously a boost for the Arizona Cardinals.
The two interceptions returned for touchdowns were even more important.
The result was a 42-34 win over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night that the Cardinals needed to keep pace in the NFC West.
Cardinals face Saints, try to snap 8-game home losing streakOctober 19, 2022 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints are two teams stuck in the early season doldrums, struggling with injuries and inconsistent play.
It's too early to throw out the ‘must-win’ label for Thursday night's matchup.
Seahawks sitting at .500 thanks in part to rookie classOctober 17, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When the management of the Seattle Seahawks left the draft room in April, there was belief the class of players selected had the potential to be a special group with the opportunity to be influential from the start.
Walker runs for key TD, Seahawks beat Cardinals 19-9October 17, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Kenneth Walker III wanted to honor mentor Rashaad Penny in his first start.
The Seattle rookie did just that, rushing for 97 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown to lead the Seahawks to a 19-9 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Seahawks, Cardinals looking to keep pace in NFC WestOctober 13, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Considering where the rest of the teams stand in the NFC West five games into the season, Seattle coach Pete Carroll sounded almost appreciative that no one has run away with the division.
Defensive coordinators play big role in Rams-49ers rivalryOctober 2, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The play-calling head coaches get lots of the attention around the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.
But the success that Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan have had as coaches in Los Angeles and San Francisco has had as much to do with the play of their defenses.
Rams visit 49ers in latest installment of fierce rivalrySeptember 29, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The stakes will be far lower when the Los Angeles Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers for the third meeting between the teams this calendar year.
The intensity is always high when these NFC West rivals meet.
Cardinals can’t stop first-half woes in another loss to RamsSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are playing the first half of football games as if they just rolled out of bed.
The good news is they do eventually wake up. The problem is it's usually too late.
Rams’ Wagner gets to show off familiarity with NFC WestSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay has seen plenty of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray over the previous three seasons.
But Murray’s improbable escape act as part of the comeback win at Las Vegas, darting back and forth across the field for 20 seconds before scampering into the end zone, reminded the Los Angeles Rams coach just how special he can be.
Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh compares QBs to Kaepernick, SmithSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has been here before.
For most coaches, benching the quarterback who just led him to a fantastic season would be a once-in-a-lifetime decision. With J.J. McCarthy starting Saturday for No.
First-place Seahawks relish unexpected 1-0 start to seasonSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — For at least one week this season, the Seattle Seahawks find themselves all alone in first place in the NFC West.
In no other week might it be a sweeter feeling for the Seahawks then after Week 1 and their 17-16 upset of the Denver Broncos on Monday night.
Super Bowl champion Rams, 49ers lead the way in NFC WestAugust 30, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The margin between the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams and rival San Francisco 49ers couldn't have been much smaller last season.
A dropped interception, a failed short-yardage attempt and a well-executed game-winning drive was the difference in sending the Rams to the title game and the Niners home to wallow all offseason at their missed opportunity.
Super Bowl champion Rams return with Robinson, WagnerJuly 15, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
CAMP SITE: Irvine, California
LAST YEAR: The Rams won the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history, raising the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since returning home to Los Angeles in 2016.
Even with Murray drama, Cards confident in team’s directionApril 22, 2022 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are ready to move on from last year's late collapse and contend for an NFC West title, using the upcoming NFL draft to continue building around young star quarterback Kyler Murray.
Super Bowl champion Rams don’t pick until 3rd round of draftApril 22, 2022 GMT
104. LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
LAST SEASON: The Rams won it all for the second time in team history, raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time during the franchise's two Los Angeles eras.
Homecoming: LB Bobby Wagner agrees to 5-year deal with RamsMarch 31, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linebacker Bobby Wagner agreed to a five-year deal Thursday to join his hometown Los Angeles Rams.
The Super Bowl champions outmaneuvered several suitors for Wagner, one of the NFL's top inside linebackers after his decade with the Seattle Seahawks.
Rams’ Whitworth retires after 16 years capped by first ringMarch 15, 2022 GMT
A month after Andrew Whitworth reached the pinnacle of his long football career, he decided to go out on top.
The 40-year-old left tackle announced his retirement Tuesday after a 16-season NFL career capped by his first Super Bowl championship last month with the Los Angeles Rams.
Prolific Kupp, versatile Samuel surge into NFC title gameJanuary 27, 2022 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Cooper Kupp led the league in every major receiving category this season, a triple crown feat accomplished only three times previously in NFL history.
Deebo Samuel also racked up huge numbers, but he wasn't content to just catch the ball.
NFL Today, Divisional RoundJanuary 24, 2022 GMT
Sunday, Jan. 30
Cincinnati at Kansas City, 3 p.m. EST. The Bengals advanced to the AFC championship game for the first time since the 1988 season by beating Tennessee 19-16 on Saturday.
Chiefs host Bengals, 49ers at Rams for spots in Super BowlJanuary 24, 2022 GMT
A six-point victory seemed like a rout this wild weekend.
Even if it was in overtime.
Kansas City's hold-your-breath 42-36 win over Buffalo capped a divisional round in which the other three games were decided on final-play field goals giving the visitors wins.
Monday’s Sports in BriefJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in his first playoff victory, and the Los Angeles Rams roared out of the wild-card round with a 34-11 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.
NFL Today, Wild-Card WeekendJanuary 17, 2022 GMT
Monday, Jan. 17
Arizona at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. EST. Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray makes his postseason debut for the Cardinals (11-6), who split two regular-season games against the NFC West-rival Rams (12-5).
Hot rivalries spice NFL’s wild-card weekendJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
Not only do NFL fans get three night games to savor during wild-card weekend, but they also can revel in the rivalries.
AFC East foes New England and Buffalo, who split victories on the road during the season.
Veteran safety Eric Weddle rejoining LA Rams for playoffsJanuary 12, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Safety Eric Weddle is coming out of retirement to rejoin the Los Angeles Rams for the playoffs.
Weddle turned 37 last week, and he hasn't played in the NFL since the 2019 season, but the Rams signed him to their practice squad Wednesday to address their glaring need at safety.
Rams trip into playoffs with clear flaws, chance to reboundJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the Rams shook hands with the San Francisco 49ers down on the field Sunday, a celebratory graphic blared from the massive Oculus videoboard above them. Virtual confetti flew while SoFi Stadium heralded Los Angeles as the “NFC West Division Champs.”
Fading Cardinals grasping for answers as postseason loomsJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals said the things you'd expect after another loss on Sunday that's part of a long late-season fade:
NFL Today, Week 18January 10, 2022 GMT
The wild-card round of the NFL playoffs begins next weekend with six games over three days.
Raiders eliminate Chargers, make playoffs with 35-32 OT winJanuary 10, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Carlson’s 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime lifted the Las Vegas Raiders past the Los Angeles Chargers 35-32 on Sunday night for their first playoff berth since 2016.
NFC West title brings no solace to Rams after loss to 49ersJanuary 10, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jalen Ramsey wasn't in any mood to celebrate the Los Angeles Rams' first NFC West Division title since 2018, not after the Rams blew a 17-point, second-quarter lead.
Shortly after Seattle defeated Arizona — ensuring the Rams would capture the division — Matthew Stafford threw an interception to San Francisco's Ambry Thomas to wrap up the 49ers' 27-24 overtime victory.
49ers clinch playoff berth by holding off Rams 27-24 in OTJanuary 10, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles took an early 17-0 lead on the San Francisco 49ers, George Kittle had several Rams chirping their excitement in his ear about a shift in this one-sided rivalry.
Seahawks’ Diggs carted off field; Saints’ Hill hurts footJanuary 10, 2022 GMT
Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Quandre Diggs was carted off the field with a broken right leg and dislocated ankle in an emotional scene in Arizona on Sunday, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill left a game against Atlanta with a left foot injury and didn’t return.