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And Now, Donté Stallworth Blowing The Lid Off An H1N1 Vaccine …

And Now, Donté Stallworth Blowing The Lid Off An H1N1 Vaccine Conspiracy

deadspin.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
Donté Stallworth hasn't seen much playing time with the Patriots this year. He's only played in one game, and his 63-yard touchdown reception against the Texans marks the only time he's gotten his hands on the ball. This doesn't mean that Stallworth ha…
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  • Programming note: Heading to Houston

    Programming note: Heading to Houston

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    The New England Patriots are on a bye week. But your resident AFC East blogger is still getting a taste of wild-card weekend. I am traveling to Houston this evening to cover Saturday's playoff game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans. This…
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  • AFC East final drop leaders

    AFC East final drop leaders

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    The regular season is in the books, and it turns out the New England Patriots are the kings of the drops for 2012. The Patriots lead the NFL in total offense and scoring. However, dropped passes in their high-tempo offense was one of the few downsides. …
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  • Pioli out as Chiefs general manager after 4 years

    Pioli out as Chiefs general manager after 4 years

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Scott Pioli is out as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, who have been negotiating the past two days with Andy Reid to become their next coach.
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    Ross Tucker shares his thoughts on the moves made (and not made) by the Bills this week. Patriots RB Danny Woodhead is playing a role similar to the one Kevin Faulk played for many years. A vote for Tom Gamble to be the next Jets general manager. LB Ter…
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  • Tom Brady, Peyton Manning on collision course again as NFL play…

    Tom Brady, Peyton Manning on collision course again as NFL playoffs focus on rookie QB matchup of Robert Griffin III vs. Russell

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    It’s the year of the rookie quarterback with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson starting in this weekend’s wild-card round and RG3 and Wilson facing each other, but for old time’s sake, there is one potential playoff matchup that is
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  • Georgia Bulldogs' Jarvis Jones declares for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia will enter the NFL draft.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • LSU Tigers' All-American Eric Reid also bolting for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    LSU All-American safety Eric Reid has decided to enter the NFL draft and forgo his senior season, he announced Friday through a school news release.
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: