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Jay Cutler walks away from offensive coordinator Mike Tice on t…

Jay Cutler walks away from offensive coordinator Mike Tice on the sideline

yahoo.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
It's not unusual for quarterbacks and offensive coordinators to go at it on the sidelines when things aren't going well. Tom Brady famously went off on former New England Patriots offensive coordinator and current Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien in D…
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  • Chan Gailey questions Bills' mental toughness

    Chan Gailey questions Bills' mental toughness

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey questioned his players' mental toughness on Monday, a day after the team's embarrassing -- and near-historic -- second-half collapse against the New England Patriots.
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  • Can’t let Pats loss linger

    Can’t let Pats loss linger

    buffalobills.com Oct 1, 2012
    Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick expressed some concern about the loss to the Patriots lingering after seeing a 14-point lead vanish quickly. Head coach Chan Gailey said he’ll make sure it’s not an issue. “It’s not (going to linger) because I’m not goi
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  • Titans call Jake Locker day-to-day with shoulder injury

    Titans call Jake Locker day-to-day with shoulder injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 1, 2012
    The Titans got the results of the MRI performed on quarterback Jake Locker’s left, non-throwing shoulder on Monday and they’ll be familiar to anyone who was paying attention when Locker hurt the same shoulder against the Patriots. Jim Wyatt of the Ten
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  • Photoshop Contest: Brandon Lloyd's Touchdown Grin

    Photoshop Contest: Brandon Lloyd's Touchdown Grin

    deadspin.com Oct 1, 2012
    We've already alerted you to the awesomeness of this photo, but we also think that it could used to create something even greater. That's where you, your twisted sense of humor, and your mean Photoshop skills come in.
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  • Is Wes Welker Being Phased Out? No, So Shut Up

    Is Wes Welker Being Phased Out? No, So Shut Up

    deadspin.com Oct 1, 2012
    When Wes Welker didn't sign a long-term contract with the Patriots and instead signed a $9.5 million franchise tag, sportswriters found their new go-to sidebar: "Is Wes Welker being phased out of the Patriots' offense because he wouldn't commit lon…
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  • QBR: Brady shines, Sanchez flops

    QBR: Brady shines, Sanchez flops

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    The AFC East didn't perform well in Week 4. The teams went a combined 1-3 and we now have a three-way tie for first place in the division. The record was reflected in most of the quarterback performances. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots was the on…
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  • Chan’s update on Glenn, Urbik injuries

    Chan’s update on Glenn, Urbik injuries

    Bills head coach Chan Gailey provided an update on the prognosis of the two starting offensive linemen he lost in the Week 4 defeat to the Patriots Sunday. Both players left the game with ankle injuries and Gailey gave an estimate on how long both would…
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  • BDC 10/1: Bills vs. Patriots Recap

    BDC 10/1: Bills vs. Patriots Recap

    buffalobills.com Oct 1, 2012
    DAILY REPORT —The Buffalo Bills’ record fell to 2-2 after being defeated by the New England Patriots 52-28 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd. Buffalo carried a 14-7 lead into halftime after TE Scott Chandler and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
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  • Seven-step drop: Patriots' second weapon

    Seven-step drop: Patriots' second weapon

    ESPN.com Oct 1, 2012
    Here are seven notes and observations on Week 4 in the AFC East: I liked how the Patriots stashed rookie free-agent running back Brandon Bolden on the roster. Starting tailback Stevan Ridley and backup Shane Vereen were garnering all of the headlines in…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 1, 2012
    A good day for TE Scott Chandler can’t overshadow an ugly day for the Bills. CB Sean Smith had one of his best individual performances during the Dolphins loss. Early drops and a fumble gave way to a productive afternoon for Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.
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  • Patriots Steam Roll Bills for 45 Second Half Points in 52-28 Wi…

    Patriots Steam Roll Bills for 45 Second Half Points in 52-28 Win

    patriotsgab.com Oct 1, 2012
    Like a tornado that you never saw coming, the Patriots offense Sunday woke up out of a deep sleep, and there was nothing that Buffalo could do about it. The result — a 52-28 beating that cements again just who is the top team to beat in the AFC East. Th
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  • Video - E:60 - Shopping With Gronk 01:34

    E:60 - Shopping With Gronk

    Oct 1
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a larger than life appetite for fun, and as Jeremy Schaap discovered a trip to the grocery store with Gronk is an experience not to be missed.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 4 04:15

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 4

    Oct 1
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley joins 'NFL AM' 03:11

    New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley joins 'NFL AM'

    Oct 1
    New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley joins "NFL AM" to discuss Sunday's big win over Buffalo, head coach Bill Belichick, and Week 5 against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - 'Scout's Eye': New England Patriots dominate Buffalo Bills on the ground 01:18

    'Scout's Eye': New England Patriots dominate Buffalo Bills on the ground

    Oct 1
    NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah breaks down why the New England Patriots found so much success in the running game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

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    Oct 1
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  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
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    Oct 1
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