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Pagano visits Colts again, two days before showdown with Patrio…

Pagano visits Colts again, two days before showdown with Patriots

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Colts coach Chuck Pagano surprised his team earlier this month.  He surprised them again on Friday. Via the Associated Press, Pagano showed up at practice, two days before the Colts face the Patriots in a battle of 6-3 teams. “It was a beautiful moment
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  • Check Out the New Book: Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Foo…

    Check Out the New Book: Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback

    patriotsgab.com Nov 16, 2012
    Tom Brady vs. the NFL: The Case for Football’s Greatest Quarterback Fact: Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in NFL history. And in Tom Brady vs. the NFL author Sean Glennon sets out to prove it. More than just a biography, this unique book establish
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  • Brandon Spikes fined $25,000 for hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Brandon Spikes fined $25,000 for hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick called Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes “a punk” for a shot he took during Sunday’s game. Now the league office has confirmed that it views Spikes’ hit as a cheap shot. Spikes was fined $25,000 for a roughing t
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  • Report: Aaron Hernandez will miss another game

    Report: Aaron Hernandez will miss another game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    When writing about tight end Aaron Hernandez practicing for the Patriots on Thursday, we included a reminder that Hernandez’s practice status wasn’t a great predictor of his ability to play in that week’s game. It looks like this week will provide m
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  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Col…

    Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats rivalry

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Colts head into their Week 11 showdown against the Pats with a surprising 6-3 record. Peter King explains why the young Colts are ready for Tom Brady and Co. in his Game Plan.
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  • Final Word: AFC East

    Final Word: AFC East

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Here are five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Hot playoff contenders: Sunday’s matchup between the New England Patriots (6-3) and Indianapolis Colts (6-3) could be a playoff preview. If the season ended today, both teams would be in. The Patriots wo
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  • Week 11 Matchups: Colts Need More Than Luck Against Patriots

    Week 11 Matchups: Colts Need More Than Luck Against Patriots

    nytimes.com Nov 16, 2012
    Indianapolis will be able to score against New England, but will the Colts be able to stop Tom Brady?
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  • Nantz looks forward to calling Brady-Luck showdown

    Nantz looks forward to calling Brady-Luck showdown

    boston.com Nov 16, 2012
    CBS’s top broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call Sunday’s Patriots-Colts game, which has been flexed to 4:25.
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  • Video - Colts-Patriots Rivalry Renewed? 03:31

    Colts-Patriots Rivalry Renewed?

    Nov 16
    Around The Horn debates if the rivalry between the Colts and Patriots has been renewed with the addition of Andrew Luck.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots 02:49

    'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots

    Nov 16
    The "Playbook" gang debates whether Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will be able to create big plays against the Patriots and explains why the Patriots rushing attack has been so successful.
  • Video - Expectations For Luck 01:12

    Expectations For Luck

    Nov 16
    Herm Edwards discusses what to expect from Andrew Luck on Sunday against the Patriots.

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  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.