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Players oppose possible elimination of kickoffs

Players oppose possible elimination of kickoffs

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 10, 2013
DENVER (AP) The eight teams left in the NFL playoffs can thank their special teams for a good part of their success. That's one reason players are still upset Commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether.
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  • The Patriots might be the healthiest they have been all season.

    The Patriots might be the healthiest they have been all season.

    patriotsgab.com Jan 10, 2013
    It seems finally New England will be healthy and it couldn’t be at a better time. The Patriots have been a banged up team all season long with multiple injuries to several players. Aaron Hernandez was injured on a play in the Arizona Cardinals game and
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  • Mankins: Watt is league's best D-lineman

    Mankins: Watt is league's best D-lineman

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    The New England Patriots' offensive line has played well this year. But they know a big challenge is ahead Sunday when they face the defensive line of the Houston Texans, led by Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt. J.J. Watt #99 DEHouston Texans 2012 STATS…
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  • Brady, Belichick, Peyton can set NFL playoff records

    Brady, Belichick, Peyton can set NFL playoff records

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    If this weekend’s games go as expected, the AFC’s Super Bowl team will be quarterbacked by either Peyton Manning or Tom Brady for the eighth time in the last 12 years. So it’s no surprise that in addition to trying to get back to the Super Bowl with
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  • Double Coverage: Texans at Patriots

    Double Coverage: Texans at Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Patriots seemingly snickered after they blew out Houston on "Monday Night Football" back on Dec. 10. The Texans arrived in New England wearing letterman jackets that they thought showed team unity but which came off as high schoolish, part…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    Bringing Mike Pettine in as defensive coordinator means the Bills will likely be bringing more pressure. There are open concerns that TE Michael Egnew won’t (or shouldn’t) make the Dolphins roster next year, a year after being taken in the third round
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  • Report: Junior Seau suffered from CTE, a syndrome caused by rep…

    Report: Junior Seau suffered from CTE, a syndrome caused by repeated head trauma

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    Former San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, who blazed a Hall of Fame trail through 20 NFL seasons from 1990 through 2009, committed suicide in May 2012. It was a surprise to everybody, and we may now know …
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  • Pressure’s on Matt Ryan, but he’s handling it well

    Pressure’s on Matt Ryan, but he’s handling it well

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    As intimidating a foe as the Seahawks might be, the Falcons’ biggest challenge this week will be playing against their own history. They’ve rolled up big win totals in the regular season (56 the last five seasons, only the Patriots with 60 have more),
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  • Video - A second chance 02:47

    A second chance

    Jan 10
    Marc Vandermeer of the Texans Radio Network joins "Around the League" to discuss what the Texans must do to get out of Foxborough with a win after being routed by New England 42-14 last month.
  • Video - Health of the Game: Andrea Kremer discusses Junior Seau's death 01:35

    Health of the Game: Andrea Kremer discusses Junior Seau's death

    Jan 10
    What was the reaction to the results of Junior Seau's pathology report? Andrea Kremer discusses what one doctor is saying about Seau's death.
  • Video - Defending the Top Quarterbacks 02:16

    Defending the Top Quarterbacks

    Jan 10
    The four top quarterbacks on Ron Jaworski's big board are playing this weekend, and he has some advice for the defenses trying to stop them.
  • Video - Can Texans disrupt Patriots offense? 04:35

    Can Texans disrupt Patriots offense?

    Jan 10
    Do the Houston Texans have any shot of slowing down Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' offense? Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe and Jamie Dukes weigh in.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Former Junior Seau teammate not surprised by linebacker's CTE…

    Jan 10
    "Budddyyyy, my head was KILLING me!" -- Linebacker Junior Seau, several hours after a violent collision in a 2001 practice.
  • NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Divisional round

    Jan 10
    Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks

    Jan 10
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks