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Dolphins fear Jake Long out for season

Dolphins fear Jake Long out for season

profootballtalk.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 2, 2012
The Dolphins lost left tackle Jake Long in the first quarter of Sunday’s game and they fear they won’t have him back again this year. That’s the word from both Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and Jeff Darlington of NFL.com from Miami after the
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  • Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Patriots provide Dolphins future blueprint

    Patriots provide Dolphins future blueprint

    MIAMI -- The "2012 AFC East Champion" T-shirts were handed out by the dozens Sunday evening. There was a celebratory feel inside Sun Life Stadium, but it wasn't for the home team. The visiting New England Patriots clinched the AFC East title w…
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  • Patriots clinch AFC East in Miami

    Patriots clinch AFC East in Miami

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    It wasn’t the prettiest Patriots performance that you’ll ever see, but the result was still pretty good for the Patriots. They wrapped up the AFC East with a 23-16 win over the Dolphins that featured almost no offensive fireworks in the second half. T
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  • Patriots defeat the Dolphins 23-16

    Patriots defeat the Dolphins 23-16

    miamiherald.com Dec 2, 2012
    The defense played well but ultimately that salt-the-gane away drive that took 7:18 off the clock was a dagger. The offense? Brian Harline played well. Jonathan Martin was good enough in replacing the injured Jake Long at left tackle. Nate Garner was no…
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  • Pats continue to lead Dolphins 17-10 going to fourth quarter

    Pats continue to lead Dolphins 17-10 going to fourth quarter

    miamiherald.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Dolphins defense is playing its heart out. The Patriots have had four possessions in the third quarter. And until Miami forced punts on three consecutive possessions and were fighting to do the same on the fourth as the quarter ended. Unfortunately …
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  • Patriots-Dolphins halftime notes

    Patriots-Dolphins halftime notes

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    MIAMI -- The New England Patriots are leading the Miami Dolphins, 17-10, at halftime. Here are some notes at intermission: Miami is putting forth a game effort. But penalties, mistakes and turnovers have provided too many opportunities for the Patriots.…
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  • Patriots-Dolphins inactives

    Patriots-Dolphins inactives

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    MIAMI -- Here are the players you won’t see in Sunday's AFC East showdown between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins: Patriots (8-3) DE Chandler Jones TE Rob Gronkowski G Logan Mankins RB James Develin S Derrick Martin OL Mitch Petrus TE Visant
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  • Fan death in Buffalo raises questions about ejection procedures

    Fan death in Buffalo raises questions about ejection procedures

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Two weeks ago, a fan who had been ejected from the game between the Dolphins and Bills later was found dead in a shallow creek.  And while the fan didn’t die on the stadium grounds, the tragedy raises important questions regarding the manner in which e
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    A suggestion that the Bills look to throw deep against the Jaguars this week. It will be a busy day for the Dolphins pass defense. The Patriots added OL Mitch Petrus to the injury report with an illness. DE Muhammad Wilkerson has given the Jets somethin…
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  • Video - Patriots Win 10th AFC East Title In Past 12 Years 02:56

    Patriots Win 10th AFC East Title In Past 12 Years

    Dec 2
    Mike Reiss and James Walker break down the Patriots' 23-16 win over the Dolphins.
  • Video - Patriots Clinch AFC East 00:46

    Patriots Clinch AFC East

    Dec 2
    Wes Welker had 103 receiving yards and a touchdown to lead the Patriots over the Dolphins 23-16.
  • Video - Dolphins postgame press conference 03:26

    Dolphins postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Dolphins react following game with Patriots
  • Video - Patriots vs. Dolphins highlights 02:46

    Patriots vs. Dolphins highlights

    Dec 2
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his least efficient game of the year, but the Patriots took advantage of Miami's mistakes Sunday to win 23-16 and clinch their fourth consecutive AFC East title.

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