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Pats list 20 players as injured, limited

Pats list 20 players as injured, limited

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
If the Patriots are hiding injuries, they’re probably not doing it by concealing injured players from the official report.  Instead, if they’re hiding injuries, they are routinely listing so many injured players that it becomes virtually impossible t
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Brandon Lloyd, playoff previews

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Brandon Lloyd, playoff previews

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    We’re another day closer to the Divisional Round of the playoffs with plenty to talk about before this weekend’s games. Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd will drop by Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to help us get ready for New England’s
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  • Here's How Seahawks Corner Richard Sherman Got Himself Punched …

    Here's How Seahawks Corner Richard Sherman Got Himself Punched In The Face On Sunday

    deadspin.com Jan 9, 2013
    Seahawks corner Richard Sherman is an NFL trash-talker ready-made for the internet age. He was one of the NFL's best defensive backs as a rookie in 2011, and yet he didn't register in the national consciousness until he threw a "U MAD BRO?" To…
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  • Deion Branch: We’re a lot better than last year

    Deion Branch: We’re a lot better than last year

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    On the surface, there isn’t much obvious difference between this year’s Patriots team and the one that lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl last year. They won the AFC East, earned a first-round bye (albeit not the first seed) and head into their firs
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  • Patriots-Texans II: Respecting Houston

    Patriots-Texans II: Respecting Houston

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Players in the New England Patriots' locker room are not taking the route of Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy this week. The reigning AFC champs are showing the Houston Texans plenty of respect leading into Sunday's playoff game, despite trouncing…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    Patriots DT Vince Wilfork may make life miserable for Texans RB Arian Foster on Sunday. People in Buffalo aren’t sure what to make of the decision to hire Doug Marrone. Asked if he’s certain the franchise has the right people in place to build a winne
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  • Brilliant Move: Colin Kaepernick, like his coach, shows uncanny…

    Brilliant Move: Colin Kaepernick, like his coach, shows uncanny i…

    CNNSI.com Jan 9, 2013
    Colin Kaepernick, like his coach, shows uncanny intangibles. Plus, he brings long-term comfort to the franchise, making Jim Harbaugh look ingenius, writes Michael Rosenberg.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens 03:02

    NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens

    Jan 9
    Episode 245: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the upcoming matchup between the Ravens and Broncos. Mark Schlereth breaks down the effectiveness of Aldon Smith. The NFL32 crew discuss the divisional playoff matchups.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 04:01

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Jan 9
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss speaks with Logan Mankins and previews the Patriots' divisional-round matchup with the Texans.
  • Video - Patriots Preparing For Texans 01:49

    Patriots Preparing For Texans

    Jan 9
    ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss discusses New England's preparations for Sunday's playoff game against Houston.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: HOU-NE 01:13

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: HOU-NE

    Jan 9
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Texans-Patriots

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Numbers show that Harbaugh will come to regret Kaepernick …

    Jan 9
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will regret the decision to bench highly efficient quarterback Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick in the middle of the season. And there's a good chance that moment of regret will come Saturday night at Candle…
  • Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eight

    Jan 9
    The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...