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Delano Hill becomes third Seattle player ejected in two weeks

The Seahawks are living up to their reputation as sore losers, with another ejection in what soon will be a blowout loss. Safety Delano Hill was penalized and ejected for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter with the Seahawks down 34-0. They now trail 40-0. Hill threw two punches at Michael Thomas following a Seattle [more]

Panthers players walk fine line with Richardson comments

For Panthers players and coaches, the Sports Illustrated story regarding accusations against owner Jerry Richardson came out so close to kickoff, they couldn’t know the depth of the charges when they were asked to talk about them. But while most of them signaled the appropriate measure of concern about the seriousness of the topic, they [more]

Rams destroy Seahawks in first half with stunning 34-0 lead

Aaron Donald. Todd Gurley. Pharoh Cooper. Those three players in particular have been thorns in the Seahawks’ side today as the Rams have won all three phases in a dominating first half. Los Angeles leads 34-0, the franchise’s largest halftime lead in 572 all-time road games. It’s the second-most first-half points the Seahawks have allowed [more]

Rams controlling Seahawks thus far with 13-0 lead

The Rams aren’t intimated by Seattle, at least not so far. Los Angeles turned the crowd against the home team in the first quarter. The Rams lead 13-0 after the first quarter in a dominating start that left Seahawks fans booing their own team. Los Angeles outgained Seattle 95 yards to 39 in the first [more]

Eagles secure first-round bye with 34-29 win over Giants

The big question heading into Sunday’s game against the Giants was whether the Eagles offense would be able to succeed without quarterback Carson Wentz. The big question coming out of it is likely to be whether the defense can hold up for a long playoff run. A Giants offense that has been the butt of [more]

Saints beat Jets, remain in first in NFC South

The Saints’ win on Sunday might not have been as lopsided as predicted by the point spread, but the victory counts exactly the same in the standings. New Orleans opened up a 17-7 lead in the first half and went up 24-13 with just under eight minutes to play in the game, but the Jets [more]

Washington installs new field after NFLPA pushes for change

Washington hosted a game for the first time since Thanksgiving. And the game was played on a brand-new field. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the team agreed to install a new playing surface after persistent complaints from the NFL Players Association. The source explained that the field technically passed an inspection. But [more]

Panthers hang on to beat Packers, improve to 10-4

For a moment, the Panthers have something to celebrate. While the problems of owner Jerry Richardson are bigger than anything that might have happened on the field Sunday, they took care of the one thing they could control, beating the Packers 31-24 to move a step closer to a playoff berth. They did it by [more]

Washington wins ugly over Arizona

In a game that wasn’t particularly pleasing to the eye, Washington did enough to hold off Arizona. The difference in the game was that Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins played well, and Arizona quarterback Blaine Gabbert did not, and Washington won 20-15. Cousins completed 18 of 26 passes for 196 yards, with two touchdowns and no [more]

All quiet as Scot McCloughan grievance hearing looms

The grievance filed by former Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan is due to go to a hearing on Monday. On the eve of the proceeding, no one is saying anything. There have been no leaks, or even drips, as the process approaches for introducing evidence that would, from McCloughan’s perspective, potentially prove a violation of the [more]

Vikings clinch NFC North by throttling Bengals

The Vikings are back to doing what they’ve been doing most of the season. And the Bengals are back to doing the things they were doing before Marvin Lewis was coaching there. The Vikings hammered the Bengals 34-7, playing the kind of solid football on both sides that saw them with eight straight games until [more]

NFL believes Michael Bennett was indeed trying to get the ball

As MDS recently explained it, the NFL needs to explain why Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett wasn’t fined or suspended for diving at the knees of Jaguars center Brandon Linder. While the league has not yet provided an on-the-record explanation (it may be coming at the next Joe Lockhart media briefing), a source with knowledge [more]

Nick Foles’ fourth TD pass has Eagles up 31-23 in third quarter

Carson Wentz threw 33 touchdowns this year before tearing his ACL against the Rams last weekend and the Eagles offense hasn’t stopped finding the end zone with Nick Foles at the helm. Foles threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor with 5:47 to go in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Giants. [more]

Bobby Wagner active for Seahawks

All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner will play against the Rams. The Seahawks listed Wagner as questionable with a hamstring injury. He did not practice all week. Wagner’s presence means Michael Wilhoite will remain at strongside linebacker. Seattle, though, will not have linebacker K.J. Wright, who is inactive after not clearing concussion protocol. D.J. Alexander will replace [more]

Thomas Davis levels Davante Adams, who leaves with concussion

Thomas Davis has handed out plenty of big hits in his career. The latest seemed to bother him as much as it did Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. Adams is being evaluated for a concussion, after Davis drilled him, helmet-t0-helmet following an interception. The former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year was penalized for [more]

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