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The San Francisco 49ers will be without All-Pro defensive tackle Justin Smith for Sunday night's big NFC West showdown with the Seattle Seahawks. Smith injured his left elbow in the third quarter of last Sunday night's 41-34 win over the New England Pat…
Share TweetThe New England Patriots start the game off like a bunch of sleepy giants. They only woke up with one eye open long enough to get the win. 1st Quarter: Chad Henne and the Jacksonville Jaguars offense drove down the field on their opening drive and score
"Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF RoundupUpdated Dec 23, 2012 Share TweetWe'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from London Fletcher losing his lunch to sad Tom Brady. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Source: deadspin.com
Brady overcomes slow start as Patriots hold onUpdated Dec 23, 2012 Share TweetTom Brady overcame a rough start by throwing two touchdown passes, and the playoff-bound New England Patriots held on to beat the woeful Jacksonville Jaguars 23-16 Sunday.Source: ESPN.com
Danny Woodhead is catching touchdown passes and juggling (VIDEO)Updated Dec 23, 2012 Share TweetDanny Woodhead has carved a niche for himself as a versatile offensive weapon for the New England Patriots. During the Patriots' 23-16 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Woodhead showed his value as he caught a 14-yard touchdown that tied the game going…Share TweetThe Dolphins aren’t going to the playoffs, but they can still avoid a losing season after beating the Bills 24-10 in Miami on Sunday. If they can find a way to beat the Patriots next weekend, Miami will finish with an 8-8 season in their first year withSource: profootballtalk.com
Celtics lose Wilcox for month with thumb sprainUpdated Dec 23, 2012 Share TweetBoston Celtics forward/center Chris Wilcox will miss nearly a month with an ulnar collateral sprain in his right thumb, according to coach Doc Rivers.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe game started out very slowly for the Patriots on both sides of the ball. The defense allowed Jaksonville’s offense to go up the field and score on a Chad Henne TD pass to WR Justin Blackmon. The defense tighten up just a bit for the remainder of thSource: patriotsgab.com
Preview: Jacksonville vs New EnglandUpdated Dec 23, 2012 Share TweetThe Patriots traveled to Jacksonville today to play the struggling Jaguars. There isn’t much to prove in today’s game for New England especially for the Patriots offense. The Patriots offense had an amazing comeback bid fall short thanks to special teSource: patriotsgab.comShare TweetAs expected, the New England Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski on Sunday. Also inactive for the Patriots is linebacker Brandon Spikes, who is second on the team with 92 tackles and is tied for the team lead with five forced fumbles this …Share TweetWill trying to save coach Chan Gailey’s job result in a motivated effort by the Bills? Dolphins C Mike Pouncey is okay with being less recognized than his brother. There’s a close bond between Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd and Jaguars wide receivers coachSource: profootballtalk.com
Breaking Down The Patriots' WinDec 23Mike Reiss analyzes and reacts to the Patriots' 23-16 win over the Jaguars.
Sunday Blitz: Patriots-Jaguars RecapDec 23Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Patriots' 23-16 win over the Jaguars.
Patriots Hold Off The JaguarsDec 23Tom Brady had two touchdown passes and two interceptions in the Patriots' 23-16 win over the Jaguars.
Patriots postgame press conferenceDec 23Patriots react following game with Jaguars
Peter King: Megatron the headliner, but history was made all over Week 16Dec 23The Bengals have done something this year that hadn't been done since Boomer Esiason was a junior at Maryland.
Don Banks: Critical win proves Vikes are more than a one-man show; more Sn…Dec 23PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 16 that saw the NFL's playoff field taking shape in almost-finalized fashion...
Don Banks: After 45 seasons, Bengals finally find some history in repeatin…Dec 23PITTSBURGH -- Heinz Field felt like history central Sunday in the NFL. But maybe not the way many would have expected.
NFL Week 16 review: John Clayton's Last CallDec 23There's still plenty of intrigue regarding the NFC playoff race, writes John Clayton.