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Texans TE Graham (concussion) out vs. Pats

Texans TE Graham (concussion) out vs. Pats

ESPN.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham, who practiced on a limited basis this week while recovering from a concussion, has been ruled out for Monday night's showdown with the New England Patriots.
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  • Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in th…

    Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in the head (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Side judge Jeff Lamberth seemed a bit preoccupied while doing his job on Sunday. Maybe he still has a lot of Christmas shopping to do. It's understandable. The holidays are coming up fast. Either way, he seemed lost in his own little world when Chiefs q…
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  • Four things we learned about the AFC East

    Four things we learned about the AFC East

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    The AFC East blog will be in Foxborough, Mass., in Week 14 for the huge game between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots on "Monday Night Football." The other three AFC East teams were in action Sunday. Here are some things we learned …
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Bills RB C.J. Spiller has a starry group of admirers. It looks like a tough matchup for the Dolphins offense this week. Former Patriots WR Troy Brown isn’t a big fan of current Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd. The Jets defense feels a lot better about itself
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  • Video - Full Tom Brady Monday Night Football Conversation 07:10

    Full Tom Brady Monday Night Football Conversation

    Dec 9
    Mike Tirico sits down with Tom Brady prior to Patriots' meeting with Texans on Monday Night Football.

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    Dec 9
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