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January 13, 2019 4:26 AM Rams run Cowboys out of the NFL playoffs

LOS ANGELES—C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 115 more and another TD in the Los Angeles Rams’ first playoff victory in 14 years, 30-22 over the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round on Saturday night. Gurley and Anderson punished the Cowboys’ normally sturdy run defence and sent the second-seeded Rams (14-3) to the NFC championship 42

January 8, 2019 10:36 PM Sarah Thomas first female ref in NFL playoff history

Back in 2017, Thomas was an alternate for the Atlanta Falcons-Los Angeles Rams’ wild-card game but never took the field. She’s spent the last two seasons as a down judge, after starting out as a line judge. Thomas is in her fourth season as an NFL official. And in another move for equality, Terri Valentini, the NFL’s first female instant replay official 25

January 6, 2019 5:21 AM Cowboys edge Seahawks to reach divisonal round

Prescott, the NFL offensive rookie of the year in 2016 when the Cowboys lost to Green Bay at home as the top seed in the NFC, threw for 226 yards and had a 1-yard sneak for what appeared to be a clinching score before Tyler Lockett’s 53-yard catch set up a quick Seattle touchdown. Wilson’s 7-yard scoring pass to J.D. McKissic got the Seahawks within 28

January 6, 2019 1:30 AM Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck handle Houston Texans in NFL wild-card game

The Colts, who opened the season 1-5, continued an impressive run by winning their fifth straight and for the 10th time in 11 games. Saturday was their first playoff appearance since the AFC championship game loss at New England in the “Deflategate” game in the 2014 season. It was another good game in a splendid season for Luck, who grew up in a suburb 22

December 23, 2018 10:03 PM Patriots wrap up AFC East by beating Bills

New England improved to 7-0 at home this season and became the first franchise in NFL history to earn playoff berths in 10 straight seasons. It also marked the Patriots’ fifth straight win over the Bills and their 26th series sweep of Buffalo. Brady went 13 of 24 for 126 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions — his lowest output since he passed for 123 yards 32

December 14, 2018 5:24 AM Kansas City Chiefs can’t clinch AFC West as Los Angeles Chargers erase 14-point deficit, win on two-point play

Rivers threw a 31-yard pass to Travis Benjamin, putting the Chargers at Kansas City’s 39 with two minutes to go. That’s all the time LA, once down two scores in the fourth quarter, needed to complete the comeback. The Chiefs jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first after Patrick Mahomes (24 of 34, 243 yards, 2 touchdowns) turned Steven Nelson’s interception 42

December 12, 2018 4:28 PM Oakland sues NFL, Raiders over move to Las Vegas

The city says the defendants violated federal antitrust laws and the league violated its own relocation policies when the teams voted in March 2017 to approve the Raiders’ decision to move to Las Vegas. “The Raiders’ illegal move lines the pockets of NFL owners and sticks Oakland, its residents, taxpayers and dedicated fans with the bill,” Oakland city attorney 27

November 19, 2018 1:45 AM Joe Theismann feels Alex Smith’s pain

LANDOVER, MD.—Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field. One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann, was at Sunday’s game and sensed the same — all-too-familiar 38

November 15, 2018 11:47 PM NFL provides University of Calgary $12M for concussions research

Emery says research will evaluate risk factors, look at how to predict recovery and gauge effectiveness of concussion prevention across multiple sports including hockey, rugby, football, lacrosse, wrestling, soccer, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading. “We will recruit over 6,000 high school students across 60 schools nationally and we will follow 31

November 7, 2018 5:43 PM Dez Bryant has reportedly agreed to contract with New Orleans Saints

The Saints on Tuesday also worked out Brandon Marshall, who most recently played for the Seahawks, and Kamar Aiken, who was released by the Eagles last month. Bryant, 30, has been out of football since being released by the Dallas Cowboys in April. Over eight seasons in Dallas, he caught 531 passes, surpassing 1,000 yards receiving in three consecutive 40