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NFL to look at rule that cost Lions

NFL to look at rule that cost Lions

CNNSI.com Updated Nov 23, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston Texans touchdown "may be too harsh" and will be re-examined immediately, NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said Friday.
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  • Bucs vs. Falcons: Scouting report

    Bucs vs. Falcons: Scouting report

    tampabay.com ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Friday, November 23, 2012 The Bucs face their biggest test of the season, putting a four-game win streak on the line. The key to this game: Tampa Bay's porous pass defense against league-leading passer Matt Ryan.…
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  • Sunday: Bucs-Falcons in-game chat, 1 p.m.

    Sunday: Bucs-Falcons in-game chat, 1 p.m.

    tampabay.com Nov 23, 2012
      Join Times beat reporter Stephen F. Holder Sunday at 1 p.m. as he blogs live from Raymond James Stadium throughout the Bucs' game against the Falcons. Follow along, and add your comments and/or questions if you like. We look forward to hearing from yo…
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  • Safety Mark Barron gets chance to shine Sunday against Falcons

    Safety Mark Barron gets chance to shine Sunday against Falcons

    tampabay.com Nov 23, 2012
    By Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Friday, November 23, 2012 TAMPA - Rookie running back Doug Martin has been a star, rushing his way through the record books.Rookie linebacker Lavonte David has been one of the Bucs' most consistent defensive players, tur
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  • NFL says it will discuss coach's challenge rule

    NFL says it will discuss coach's challenge rule

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    Ray Anderson, the league's vice president of football operations, said the NFL's Competition Committee will discuss whether to change the challenge rule that Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Falcons coach Mike Smith violated the past two weeks.
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  • Final Word: NFC South

    Final Word: NFC South

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about the Week 12 games: A Super omen? A victory against the Falcons would give the Buccaneers their first five-game winning streak since the 2002 season. Yep, that’s the same season the Bucs went on to win Super Bowl XXXVII. S
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  • Saints look to pay back 49ers for playoff loss

    Saints look to pay back 49ers for playoff loss

    CNNSI.com Nov 23, 2012
    Saints have momentum, and revenge, in mind vs. the 49ers.
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  • Bucs can’t sell enough tickets to lift blackout

    Bucs can’t sell enough tickets to lift blackout

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23, 2012
    The Buccaneers announced earlier this week they needed to sell 7,400 tickets this week to lift the local television blackout. They did not. Even though they’ve won four in a row, and are playing the 9-1 division-rival Falcons, the Bucs didn’t reach th
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Falcons vs. Buccaneers 03:16

    'Playbook': Falcons vs. Buccaneers

    Nov 23
    The "Playbook" crew examines whether the Atlanta Falcons will be able to take advantage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass defense in Week 12.
  • Video - Twice the Babineaux, two times the fun 07:12

    Twice the Babineaux, two times the fun

    Nov 23
    The Babineaux brothers, Jonathan and Jordan, join "NFL AM" to judge each other's touchdown celebrations and Jonathan Babineaux's history as a punter. Also, Jonathan Babineaux talks about getting back on track in Week 12 and taking on the Tampa…

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: League should, and will, revisit excessive penalty that cost L…

    Nov 23
    This column is traditionally a look ahead to a good story angle in a Sunday or Monday game, but this week I'm throwing a changeup. I want to look at a dumb rule that needs to be changed. You know it, I know it, the league knows it ... and there's little…