NFL Wire News

  • Forte injury may slow Bears’ progress

    The Sports Xchange LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Injuries have slowed progress in a rebuilding season for the Chicago Bears to a complete crawl, and until now the one constant had been running back Matt Forte.It appears now even Forte will miss time due to a knee injury. Coach John Fox on Monday confirmed the... [Read More]

  • Seahawks were strong to the finish against Cowboys

    The Sports Xchange RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks came through on both sides of the football in the fourth quarter to get a second straight road victory and get back to .500 on the season with a 13-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Given that all four losses the team has... [Read More]

  • Young Packers defense victimized by veteran Manning

    The Sports Xchange GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers went into Sunday night’s big matchup with the Denver Broncos with a defense considerably green playing against Peyton Manning. Only 35-year-old linebacker Julius Peppers had previously faced Manning during a regular-season or playoff game, and Peppers’ two encounters with the legendary quarterback came when... [Read More]

  • Raiders’ run defense keeps improving

    The Sports Xchange ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders continue to be one of the NFL’s top teams against the run, and proved it by stifling the Jets’ third-ranked rushing attack. Jets running back Chris Ivory was held to 17 yards on 15 carries and held to no gain or losses on seven attempts.... [Read More]

  • Bucs get dramatic lift from Alexander

    The Sports Xchange TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were galvanized by the inspired play of linebacker Kwon Alexander in a 23-20 win at Atlanta Sunday. Alexander led the team with 11 tackles, forced and recovered a fumble and added an interception, playing just two days after learning his teenage brother had been... [Read More]

  • After bye week, Redskins say hello to Patriots

    The Sports Xchange ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins returned to practice on Monday after a much-needed bye to recuperate and re-evaluate. Unfortunately, their reward is the NFL’s most unenviable task: A date with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on the road this Sunday. The Redskins don’t even get the true... [Read More]

  • Rams seek improvement on third down

    The Sports Xchange EARTH CITY, Mo. — -The St. Louis Rams’ passing game and third-down percentage have been inconsistent all season. The last two weeks have dropped the third-down conversion percentage to a woeful 25.9. Big plays helped win Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Running back Todd Gurley scored on a 71-yard run. A... [Read More]

  • Raiders’ bandwagon ready for believers

    The Sports Xchange ALAMEDA, Calif. – With a record over .500, a two-game win streak and a resounding victory over a playoff hopeful team from the nation’s media center, maybe it’s time to start looking at the Oakland Raiders as something other than an interesting upstart. In the aftermath of a 34-20 win over... [Read More]

  • Defense dominant, but Fisher not satisfied

    The Sports Xchange EARTH CITY, Mo. — For the first time since 2006, the Rams have a better than .500 record. After Sunday’s 27-6 win over the San Francisco 49ers, they are 3-0 in the division with victories over each of the other three teams. Obviously, a large part of the recent success has... [Read More]

  • Redskins WR Jackson (hamstring) hopes to face Patriots

    The Sports Xchange ASHBURN, Va. — Wide receiver DeSean Jackson of the Washington Redskins (left hamstring) took part in individual drills and one-one-one passing drills during Monday’s low-key 75-minute practice. Jackson has not played since the first quarter of the Sept. 13 season opener against Miami. And he was hardly going full speed. But... [Read More]