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AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense
yahoo.com Updated Dec 26, 2012
Quarterbacks Made it: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos/Tom Brady, New England Patriots/Matt Schaub, Houston Texans Should have made it: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers No argument against Manning and Brady here -- they're among the best in statist…Upvote Share Tweet
Let The Debate BeginCNNSI.com Updated Dec 26, 2012Peyton Manning over Tom Brady. No Ndaumkong Suh. Eight teams shut out, but five players from the 2-13 Chiefs. Chris Burke shares his thoughts on the Pro Bowl selections.Upvote Share Tweet
Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro BowlFor three players on this year’s Pro Bowl rosters, making it to Hawaii is a family tradition. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Patriots special teams coverage ace Matthew Slater have all been selected to the Pro BUpvote Share TweetHere's a look at the key injury situations we'll be monitoring in Week 17: The New England Patriots listed 21 players as "limited" for Wednesday's practice. That list includes tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip), who has yet to receive medi…Upvote Share TweetThe Red Sox took Andrew Bailey out of the closer's role Wednesday, when they acquired Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan in a six-player trade.Upvote Share TweetPerfect sense: Most of the seven New England Patriots were easy calls. Quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Wes Welker were immensely productive, as usual, and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was stout once again. Even Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski mad…Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots may have late-game dilemmaThe New England Patriots, for the most part, will know what they are playing for by the time they take the field Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. New England (11-4) has the late, 4:25 p.m. ET game this week, while the Houston Texans (12-3) will face t…Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.Upvote Share TweetWill Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake make the Pro Bowl? What about tailback C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills? Also, how many New England Patriots will get the nod? Find out Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET when the Pro Bowl rosters are announced. The A…Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: The Italiansnytimes.com Updated Dec 26, 2012For five N.B.A. fans from Trieste, Italy, visiting New York, Section 15 at Barclays Center was the perfect place to spend Christmas Day.Upvote Share Tweet
On Patriots' potential playoff opponentsThe New England Patriots are not sure who they will prepare for next week in the AFC playoffs. With one game remaining, New England could be the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 or No. 4 seed. But if the Patriots finish with the third or fourth seed, they will play …Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots trying to keep Ridley’s confidence upThe Patriots have proven they need Stevan Ridley. But he had to prove he could hang onto the ball first. After coughing it up three times in his previous two games, Ridley kept a firm grip on his responsibilities last week against the Jaguars. “That’sUpvote Share Tweet
Kevin Garnett Wants To Know Why Gerald Wallace Is All Up On His Shortsdeadspin.com Updated Dec 26, 2012Given the pushing and shoving and tetanus shots the last time the Nets and Celtics met, you had to figure yesterday's meeting in Brooklyn wouldn't be played without at least some shenanigans. A Christmas miracle!-Kevin Garnett was involved. More »Upvote Share TweetThe Bills have gotten some good contributions from their draft class. Has there been more discovery or disappointment for the Dolphins this year? Young players have had a good impact on the Patriots this season. A deeper look at the 11 sacks allowed by …Upvote Share Tweet
Deron Williams' struggles against the Boston Celtics all too familiar for Brooklyn Nets' invisible leadernydailynews.com Updated Dec 26, 2012Starting with Deron Williams, they had a blue Christmas in Brooklyn, along with a very green Christmas. Blue was how Williams and the Nets were feeling after losing their first home Christmas game in Brooklyn.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeff Green's ComebackDec 26Jeff Green talks about missing the 2011-12 season after having surgery for an aortic root aneurysm and silencing doubters by returning to the court.
Are Broncos The Best Team In NFL?Dec 26Damien Woody, Christian Fauria and Chris Mannix discuss which is the best team in the NFL.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIA-NEDec 26Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Dolphins-Patriots
Joel Hanrahan Headed To Red SoxDec 26ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald discusses the Red Sox's trade for closer Joel Hanrahan.