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JaVale McGee Performs Perfectly Terrible, Ridiculous, Awful PlayJaVale McGee helped lead the Nuggets to a 92-89 win over the Pacers in Indianapolis tonight thanks to 20 points on 9-9 shooting. That perfect shooting percentage only held up because the official scorer decided not to classify whatever happens at the en…Upvote Share TweetLions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has taken some criticism for his play on the Colts’ game winning touchdown in Detroit on Sunday, but Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham says he doesn’t know where that criticism is coming from. Asked abUpvote Share Tweet
Lions DT Fairley becomes 8th player fined for hit on Andrew LuckDetroit Lions tackle Nick Fairley has been fined $15,750 for his "horse-collar" tackle of quarterback Andrew Luck during the Indianapolis Colts' 35-33 victory at Detroit on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson strives to be even betterCNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012Calvin Johnson may not yet belong among the great wide receivers in NFL history. But by creeping up on Jerry Rice's receiving record, Johnson is getting close, writes Michael Rosenberg.Upvote Share Tweet
Colts special teams standout Joe Lefeged can be among league's best, coach saysThere are any number of reasons for the Indianapolis Colts' gradual improvement on special teams, at least one of which is a reason with a number.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 7, 2012As NFL trades go, this might be the best one we've heard since Carroll Rosenbloom traded the Baltimore Colts to Robert Irsay in exchange for the Los Angeles Rams in a tax-free barter back in 1972. According to D.C. Council Finance and Revenue Chairman J…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Dec 7, 2012Tennessee middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion, and his sixth overall, when the Titans visit the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rounding up the injuries for the weekendESPN.com Dec 7, 2012Injuries of note for AFC South teams this weekend… Colts Safety Tom Zbikowski will miss another game with an injured knee. Joe Lefeged and Sergio Brown will get chances in that safety spot. Left guard Joe Reitz (concussion) is also out, and Seth Olsen wUpvote Share Tweet
Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questionsnytimes.com Dec 7, 2012Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Upvote Share Tweet
How Did The Raiders Sniff Out This Jailbreak Screen? Maybe Because Peyton Manning Audibled To It With "Prison! Prison!"The Oakland Raiders didn't shut down many Denver Broncos plays last night, as their defense allowed Peyton Manning to go for 310 yards on 26-for-36 passing and were otherwise steamrolled by running back Knowshon Moreno, who put up 119 yards. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Adam Schefter Made Beanie Wells Look Like A Dick Last Night Because He Sucks At TwitterWhile watching last night's Broncos-Raiders game, Cardinals running back Beanie Wells sent out the following innocuous tweet, expressing his views on Peyton Manning: More »Upvote Share Tweet
NFL players: Three out of four own gunsFormer NFL running back Thomas Jones was always around guns, long before he became a football-carrying member of that unofficial gun club within the National Football League.Upvote Share Tweet
The Colts Are A Great Story, Not A Great TeamThe 2012 Colts are a team worthy of any media outlet's time, for multiple reasons. Their first-year head coach, Chuck Pagano, temporarily left his position three games into the season after being diagnosed with leukemia. The team proudly plays in his ho…Upvote Share Tweet
League downplays estimated percentages of gun ownership by NFL playersEarlier this week, in the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy explained on The Dan Patrick Show that Dungy typically would ask his players at the outset of training camp whether they own guns. Roug…Upvote Share TweetThe Broncos have Peyton Manning under center and a playoff berth in their pocket. Now they intend to work on the thing that might make their playoff stay longer. A mandate to run more effectively was clear in last night’s win 26-13 win over the Raiders,Upvote Share TweetPeyton Manning and the Broncos coasted to a 26-13 over the Raiders. The future Hall-of-Famer got on track during a Week 4 rout of Oakland and has kept it going, says Chris Burke.Upvote Share Tweet
JaVale McGee Lifts Nuggets Past PacersDec 7JaVale McGee's 20 points off the bench propel Nuggets to 92-89 win over Pacers.
'Playbook': Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis ColtsDec 7"Playbook" breaks down the Indianapolis Colts' game-winning touchdown from Week 13 and explains why they're getting a lot of production from the linebacker position.
Week 14: In the communityDec 7Find out how Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson and various Indianapolis Colts players helped out in the community.
Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…Dec 7So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picksDec 7Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.