The Seattle Seahawks will be without safety Earl Thomas, arguably their most important defensive player, for the rest of the season including the playoffs because of a broken lower left leg.
Thomas suffered a fractured tibia in a collision with fellow safety Kam Chancellor in the second quarter of Sunday night’s 40-7 win over Carolina. It’s the first major injury of Thomas’ career. He had played 106 consecutive games before missing Seattle’s loss at Tampa Bay last week with a hamstring issue.
Rivera moves on
Carolina Coach Ron Rivera said he was “very comfortable” with his decision to bench league MVP Cam Newton for the start of Sunday's game and...