Stories by Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

With Super Bowl Bay Area return, much changed 31 years later

SAN FRANCISCO - They're here. The Denver Broncos arrived in the Bay Area on Sunday for Northern Califor­nia's first Super Bowl since 1985, followed soon after by the Carolina Panthers.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Newton, Carolina's 'D' too much for Arizona

Superman to the Super Bowl: Cam Newton leads Panthers over Cardinals 49-15 for NFC title and second trip to Super Bowl. Carolina will face Peyton Manning and Denver for the NFL championship in two ...
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Newton, Palmer make conference title game debuts

Arizona QB Carson Palmer, in his 13th season, and Carolina QB Cam Newton, in his fifth, are newbies at conference title games.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

Panthers thwart Seahawks rally, advance to NFC title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers built a 31-point halftime lead before barely holding off Seattle's relentless comeback, beating the Seahawks 31-24 Sunday to advance to the NFC Championship ...
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Wild cards are getting a lot of love this postseason

It looks like it's a good year to be a wild card in the NFL playoffs.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Seahawks' loss is a head-scratcher

Just when you thought it was safe to look toward the playoffs, Week 16 of the NFL schedule threw a bunch of stuff out of kilter.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Jets make Patriots pay for overtime gamble

Eric Decker's 6-yard touchdown catch on the first drive of overtime - after New England stunningly chose to kick off - lifted the Jets to a 26-20 victory Sunday that put New York in position to ...
By Barry Wilner

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Giants receiver suspended one game

NEW YORK - The NFL on Monday suspended Odell Beckham Jr. for next weekend's visit to Minnesota for his conduct against Carolina, when he drew three personal foul penalties. 
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015

Panthers remain perfect, outlast Giants in nasty game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Graham Gano's 43-yard field goal as time expired kept Carolina perfect this season with a wild 38-35 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Falcons rally past Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Julio Jones caught a perfect 37-yard pass from Matt Ryan, setting up Devonta Freeman's 2-yard touchdown run with 1:14 remaining, lifting the Atlanta Falcons past the New ...
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Patriots prevail in season opener

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns, three to favorite target Rob Gronkowski, and Super Bowl champion New England beat Pittsburgh 28-21 in the NFL's season opener Thursday night.
By Barry Wilner

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brady's suspension upheld

NEW YORK - Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, July 27, 2015

NFL close to new inspection rules for footballs

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.
By Barry Wilner

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cotto easily retains title

NEW YORK - Miguel Cotto didn't quite break into New York, New York after one of his most powerful showings in the city that never sleeps.
By Barry Wilner

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lightning advance to Stanley Cup Finals

NEW YORK -The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third consecutive game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern ...
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Los Angeles might have NFL team by 2016

SAN FRANCISCO - Los Angeles might be in the NFL's future sooner than anyone thought.  The NFL could approve a team move to Los Angeles by the end of the year, with a club playing in the area ...
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pair of quarterbacks head to contrasting situations

CHICAGO - Quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Brett Hundley found their way into the NFL on Day 3 of the draft Saturday - heading to entirely different circumstances.
By Barry Wilner

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Winston, Mariota go 1-2 in the NFL Draft

CHICAGO - The Tampa Bay Bucs took signal caller Jameis Winston, of Florida State, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2013, with the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. 
By Barry Wilner

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Background checks on draftees take on increased importance

The pressure for the upcoming NFL Draft is as much on team decision makers as it is on the players hoping to build a career in professional football.
By Barry Wilner

Monday, March 23, 2015

NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

PHOENIX - The NFL said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing television blackout policy for the preseason and regular season.
By Barry Wilner
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