Tag: Seattle

NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line of scrimmage on kick plays; and expansion of coaches’ challenges and what can be reviewed by officials. In what promises to be a busy annual meeting next week in Phoenix that will include discussing the Raiders’ potential relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, the 32 owners also will vote on changing the mechanics on replay reviews and other items intended to reduce downtime during games. The Eagles proposed four rules...

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Tie or no tie? Dress-code flap defines Panthers’ 40-7 loss

SEATTLE (AP) — A missing necktie led to Carolina quarterback Cam Newton getting benched for one series on Sunday night. Ron Rivera didn’t expect it to last just one play. One disastrous play that created a most awkward of beginnings, and defined the Panthers’ 40-7 blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. “We didn’t lose this game because of a tie,” Newton said. “It was a lot of execution errors. Including a lot of things where we had our opportunities and we failed at it.” The Panthers’ first offensive play ended up being a pass by Derek Anderson that deflected...

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Seahawks find some balance, toughness in win over Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Some of the best Seahawks teams under coach Pete Carroll have been the ones that gradually improved throughout the season. Seattle’s latest climb may be underway. The Seahawks put together perhaps their most balanced 60 minutes on both sides of the ball this season in Sunday night’s 31-24 win over the New England Patriots. Not only did Seattle (6-2-1) force Tom Brady into his first interception this season , but it kept him without a passing touchdown for the first time in 2016 and denied the Patriots an opportunity to tie the game with a...

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NFL HALFWAY: All seem to agree NFL officiating is appalling

In a divided nation, NFL officials are a unifying factor, because everyone seems to disagree with them. Quarterbacks say they take too many dirty hits. Receivers complain they are targeted. Defensive backs say they can’t touch anyone without getting a flag. And coaches say their teams never catch a break. Fans want games to move along without endless reviews and flags. The league’s head of officiating even found himself tweeting during Monday night’s Bills-Seahawks game when the crew bungled a series of calls at the end of the first half on a field goal try that would prove crucial...

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Things to know about the E. coli outbreak tied to Chipotle

SEATTLE (AP) — Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations in response to an E. coli outbreak that health officials have connected to the Mexican food chain. About two dozen people have fallen ill, and more were being tested. At least one lawsuit has been filed by a woman who says she got sick after eating a burrito bowl at a Chipotle in Vancouver, Washington, on Oct. 21. Here are some things to know about the outbreak: ___ WHAT’S BEING DONE TO FIND THE SOURCE? The investigation began this past weekend. Health officials in Washington state and Oregon...

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