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Former NFL referee Jerry Seeman dies at 77

Former NFL referee Jerry Seeman dies at 77

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 25, 2013
Jerry Seeman, a former NFL referee and supervisor of officials, has died at the age of 77. Seeman died on Sunday evening, shortly before his son, NFL line judge Jeff Seeman, took the field to work Sunday night’s Broncos-Patriots game. Jeff told the St. …
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  • Case Keenum will start against Patriots in Week 13

    Case Keenum will start against Patriots in Week 13

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2013
    A week after coach Gary Kubiak benched quarterback Case Keenum in the second half of a loss to the Raiders, Keenum went the distance in a 13-6 home loss to the Jaguars. Keenum didn’t play any better than he did the previous week, completing 18-of-34 pas…
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Week 12 Sunday recap

    PFT on NBCSN: Week 12 Sunday recap

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2013
    It’s a good week for Thanksgiving. We can give thanks for a Sunday that saw the Patriots come back from 24 points down to beat the Broncos in overtime as well as one that saw the Panthers continue their surge up the ladder with a comeback win of their o…
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  • 2013 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: The Buttfumble

    2013 Deadspin Hall Of Fame Nominee: The Buttfumble

    deadspin.com Nov 25, 2013
    The Jets may have finally out-Jets'd themselves on Thanksgiving night last year, when Mark Sanchez ran headlong into Brandon Moore's backside, triggering a fumble that the Patriots' Steve Gregory returned for a touchdown. Sanchez was demoted this season…
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  • Can Peyton Manning win at least three cold-weather playoff game…

    Can Peyton Manning win at least three cold-weather playoff games?

    yahoo.com Nov 25, 2013
    It was hard not to watch Sunday night's Denver Broncos-New England Patriots game and think that the chatter is really gospel: Peyton Manning really doesn't like the cold. Crazy Stat of the Day: Tom Brady is 23-5 in games played in freezing temperatures …
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  • Belichick: 'More and more evident how resilient players were'

    Belichick: 'More and more evident how resilient players were'

    boston.com Nov 25, 2013
    The Patriots coach was impressed by the resolve shown by his team against Denver.
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  • Photos from the Patriots win over Broncos

    Photos from the Patriots win over Broncos

    Tom Brady and Josh McDanielsPhoto By: Elise Amendola Wes Welker and Robert KraftPhoto By: Elise Amendola Tom Brad sacked and fumble. New England turned it over 3 straight times in the first quarter!Photo By: Stephan Savoia Chandler Jones bringing the pr…
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  • PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2013
    Given the ratings for Sunday night’s game between the Patriots and Broncos, there were likely some bags under eyes in many schools and workplaces on Monday morning. Everyone who stayed up saw the Patriots come back from 24-0 down at halftime to beat the…
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  • Brady-Manning XIV another prime time ratings hit

    Brady-Manning XIV another prime time ratings hit

    NBC’s Sunday Night Football did record ratings a week ago for Broncos-Chiefs, but last night topped it. The Patriots’ overtime win over Peyton Manning and the Broncos posted a 17.0 rating and a 28.0 share in overnight ratings released by the network. La…
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  • Some Patriots players were shocked when Belichick chose to take…

    Some Patriots players were shocked when Belichick chose to take the wind in overtime

    You don't tug on Belichick's cape. You don't kick into the wind. Sunday night's epic comeback/epic failure of a game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots featured a fascinating debate as overtime began: If you win the coin flip, do you ta…
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  • Upon Further Review: Patriots Week 12

    Upon Further Review: Patriots Week 12

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A review of four hot issues following the New England Patriots' 34-31 win over the Denver Broncos: Ridley's fumbles and his future: It is often said that when a player carries the football, he carries the fate of the entire team in …
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  • NFL in :90: Photog shoves another in New England, AFC playoff p…

    NFL in :90: Photog shoves another in New England, AFC playoff picture remains tight

    yahoo.com Nov 25, 2013
    Sunday night was a long one at Gillette Stadium. Combine the New England Patriots erasing a 24-point deficit, an extra-heavy load of prime time commercials and an overtime that almost went the distance and everyone was there for almost four hours of gam…
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  • Wes Welker takes the blame after Broncos' loss to Patriots

    Wes Welker takes the blame after Broncos' loss to Patriots

    Broncos receiver Wes Welker discussed what happened at the end of Sunday's game vs. the Patriots.
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  • Life’s Bounces: Well, if you went to bed at halftime, when Denv…

    Life’s Bounces: Well, if you went to bed at halftime, when Denver…

    CNNSI.com Nov 25, 2013
    Well, if you went to bed at halftime, when Denver led New England 24-0, you missed: • The Patriots scoring 31 points in a row. • Tom Brady throwing three touchdown passes into the teeth of a 22-mph wind in the third quarter. • Peyton Manning driving the…
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  • Watch: Patriots-Broncos game highlights

    Watch: Patriots-Broncos game highlights

    boston.com Nov 25, 2013
    Watch a recap of the key plays in the Patriots' 34-31 overtime victory over the Broncos on Sunday.
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2013
    WR Marquise Goodwin is developing into a weapon for the Bills. The fourth quarter of the Dolphins loss had a familiar feeling in the fourth quarter. Cornerbacks rose to the occasion for the Patriots on Sunday night. Examining the decision the Jets have …
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  • Fox: This loss to Brady really hurts for Manning

    Fox: This loss to Brady really hurts for Manning

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2013
    Broncos let it get away in agonizing fashion as Tom Brady's advantage grows
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  • Broncos Vs Patriots Recap: Brady orchestrates greatest comeback…

    Broncos Vs Patriots Recap: Brady orchestrates greatest comeback in Pats history

    patriotsgab.com Nov 25, 2013
    Tom BradyPhoto By: Stephan Savoia The New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos in a very cold, windy, and special night in Gillette Stadium on Sunday Night Football. This game was building all week as Manning vs Brady and as a big game, and boy did …
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  • Tom Brady-Peyton Manning duels never get old

    Tom Brady-Peyton Manning duels never get old

    boston.com Nov 25, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — The two quarterbacks may be getting old, but the annual showdowns between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning never do.
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  • Patriots’ defense came through when it counted

    Patriots’ defense came through when it counted

    boston.com Nov 25, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — In a game that featured 65 points, 852 yards of offense, and a pair of quarterbacks headed to the Hall of Fame, it might seem strange to single out the Patriots’ defense.
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  • Edelman outshines big-name receivers

    Edelman outshines big-name receivers

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On the night when Wes Welker returned to Gillette Stadium for the first time as a member of the Denver Broncos, it was another receiver who often operates out of the slot who shined brightest. Julian Edelman, the lone holdover from …
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  • Classic New England-Denver matchup ends on the worst of clunker…

    Classic New England-Denver matchup ends on the worst of clunkers

    yahoo.com Nov 25, 2013
    Imagine Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" ending with a triumphant armpit fart. "Hamlet" ending with an alien invasion. "Citizen Kane" revealing that Rosebud was a Happy Meal toy. Now you're starting to see what Sunday night's Manni…
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  • Aaron Rodgers, the Packers, and the Crazy NFC North

    Aaron Rodgers, the Packers, and the Crazy NFC North

    grantland.com Nov 25, 2013
    On the craziest day of the NFL season — as the Chargers hung 41 on the Chiefs, Tom Brady put together another classic, and the Cardinals stepped...
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  • Video - Belichick Takes Wind In OT Win Over Denver 04:47

    Belichick Takes Wind In OT Win Over Denver

    Nov 25
    Eric Allen breaks down Bill Belichick's decision to go with the wind after winning the coin toss in overtime.
  • Video - Who will get the top seed in the AFC? 01:43

    Who will get the top seed in the AFC?

    Nov 25
    The Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots are all in a close race for the top spot in the AFC. Brian Billick and Steve Mariucci make their picks.
  • Video - Is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady better than ever? 02:09

    Is New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady better than ever?

    Nov 25
    After New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady overcame a 24 point deficit against the Denver Broncos Sunday night the "NFL Total Access" crew debates whether or not Brady is better than ever.
  • Video - Did New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick make the correct decision? 02:33

    Did New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick make the correct decision?

    Nov 25
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick chose to give the Denver Broncos the ball to begin overtime. Was it a brilliant move or just a bit too risky?

Sports Columnists

  • Chadiha: Alex Smith is able to carry Chiefs

    Nov 25
    The Chiefs suddenly need more out of their quarterback, and, fortunately, Alex Smith is plenty capable of delivering, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Life’s Bounces

    Nov 25
    Well, if you went to bed at halftime, when Denver led New England 24-0, you missed: • The Patriots scoring 31 points in a row. • Tom Brady throwing three touchdown passes into the teeth of a 22-mph wind in the third quarter. • Peyton Manning driving the…
  • Banks: Pats overtime win over Broncos add new chapter to Brady-Manning lor…

    Nov 25
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- In the giddy postgame locker room, a procession of Patriots kept trying to find new and inventive ways to say the same thing: They had no precedent for what they had just participated in, and what the rest of us had witnessed: A 34-31 …