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2012 NFL Week Five Preview — Denver vs New England

2012 NFL Week Five Preview — Denver vs New England

patriotsgab.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
The battles that Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have had over the years have been some of the best in NFL history. Sunday in New England, the rivalry between the two takes on a twist, as Manning will have a new uniform on when he enters Brady’s home as th
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  • Hernandez (ankle) returns to Pats practice field

    Hernandez (ankle) returns to Pats practice field

    New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) back at practice.
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  • Tom Brady Called The Head Of JP Morgan To Cheer Him Up After He…

    Tom Brady Called The Head Of JP Morgan To Cheer Him Up After He Lost $6 Billion

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    Tom Brady's had losses in his day. Big ones. Like Super Bowl XLII. And Super Bowl XLVI. He never lost $6 billion, but he never had $6 billion to lose. Brady feels for losers. So when someone loses, and Tom Brady can help, he gets on the horn. Here's Van…
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  • "Team Obama Loses Early Wicket": The Romney-Obama Deb…

    "Team Obama Loses Early Wicket": The Romney-Obama Debate Was Like Every Sport Conceivable, According To Internet

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    The debate Wednesday could be compared to many things-a slow dance in which the partners are holding potato peelers to each other's throats, perhaps, or a restaurant in which you, the diner, get to watch a prep cook slow-spit on your burger before it's
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  • Quarter-mark report card: Patriots

    Quarter-mark report card: Patriots

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    We have reached the quarter mark of the NFL season. Therefore, this is a good time to check the progress of teams in the AFC East. Here is our quarter-mark report card for the reigning AFC champion New England Patriots (2-2): Offense: A- The Patriots le…
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  • Chandler Jones wins NFL defensive rookie of the month

    Chandler Jones wins NFL defensive rookie of the month

    Chandler Jones has made an immediate impact on the Patriots defense, and how he has some hardware to prove it. Jones was named NFL defensive rookie of the month for September. Jones has 17 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in four games for th…
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  • Bengals need BenJarvus Green-Ellis to stop fumbling

    Bengals need BenJarvus Green-Ellis to stop fumbling

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    When the Bengals signed running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis as a free agent this offseason, his ball security was often noted as one of his great strengths. Green-Ellis didn’t fumble at all in his 545 touches as a member of the Patriots and he didn’t f
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    After searching all last year, the Bills are still looking for any degree of consistency on offense. Dolphins CB Sean Smith is living up to expectations after the Vontae Davis trade. Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer is playing better after a slow start. Je…
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  • Video - Round 13: Manning vs. Brady 05:35

    Round 13: Manning vs. Brady

    Oct 4
    Will Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning outduel New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in their Week 5 matchup? The "Thursday Night Kickoff" crew debate.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Broncos-Patriots 00:32

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Broncos-Patriots

    Oct 4
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Denver at New England
  • Video - Weather update: Broncos  @ Patriots 01:00

    Weather update: Broncos @ Patriots

    Oct 4
    AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Broncos @ Patriots.
  • Video - Preview: Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots 03:25

    Preview: Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots

    Oct 4
    NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots.

Sports Columnists

  • After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' first loss ex…

    Oct 4
    After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' flaws, specifically on offense, were exposed.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Oct 4
    The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 4
    A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...