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Brady, Bundchen welcome baby girl, Vivian Lake

Brady, Bundchen welcome baby girl, Vivian Lake

BOSTON (AP) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, have announced the birth of their second child, a girl named Vivian Lake.
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  • Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats game

    Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    No one’s ready to make an official declaration, but it appears the Texans are going to be closer to full strength for Monday’s game against the Patriots. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and linebacker Bradie James practiced again Friday, and Joseph said h
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  • A showdown between the NFL's best teams?

    A showdown between the NFL's best teams?

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    Houston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3)
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  • Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questio…

    Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Final Word: AFC East

    Final Word: AFC East

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 14: Protecting Brady: The New England Patriots' biggest key to success is protecting quarterback Tom Brady, and they will have a tall task blocking the Houston Texans on "Monday Night Football." Houston is …
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  • Andre Johnson sees historic game in Foxboro

    Andre Johnson sees historic game in Foxboro

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    As the Texans get ready to face the Patriots on Monday Night Football, a player who has been in Houston for all but one year of the franchise’s existence has a fairly strong assessment of the meaning of the game. “It’s big,” Andre Johnson said, vi
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    G Andy Levitre is the iron man of an injury-ravaged Bills offensive line. Dolphins T Jonathan Martin isn’t getting an easy task in his first start at left tackle. CB Kyle Arrington has adjusted well to his role as the Patriots’ nickel corner. The Jets
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  • Video - By The Numbers: Texans-Patriots 00:53

    By The Numbers: Texans-Patriots

    Dec 7
    The Patriots host the Texans on Monday Night and we take you by the numbers.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions 06:32

    NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions

    Dec 7
    NFL Live makes their predictions for Week 14's key matchups.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots 03:40

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

    Dec 7
    Will the New England Patriots be able to use their running game to help out Tom Brady on Monday night? The "Playbook" guys discuss this much-anticipated matchup.
  • Video - Patriots Look To Take Down Texans 00:41

    Patriots Look To Take Down Texans

    Dec 7
    ESPN NFL analyst Steve Young breaks down the Monday Night Football matchup between the Texans and the Patriots.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…

    Dec 7
    So 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 picks

    Dec 7
    Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.