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Report:  Cards fine Dockett $200,000

Report: Cards fine Dockett $200,000

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 7, 2012
Whatever Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett did to safety Kerry Rhodes, it was enough to result in a very significant sanction from the organization. Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the team has fined Dockett $200,000 for conduct detri…
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  • David Boston gets six months in jail, concussions cited at sent…

    David Boston gets six months in jail, concussions cited at sentencing

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Former NFL wide receiver David Boston was sentenced to six months in prison today for punching a woman last year, but the sentence could have been much more severe, as prosecutors were seeking to put Boston behind bars for four years. So why did the jud…
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  • Brady, Bundchen welcome baby girl, Vivian Lake

    Brady, Bundchen welcome baby girl, Vivian Lake

    BOSTON (AP) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, have announced the birth of their second child, a girl named Vivian Lake.
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  • 49ers' Gore (wrist) expected in vs. Dolphins

    49ers' Gore (wrist) expected in vs. Dolphins

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Frank Gore carries a heavy load every week for the 49ers and it will be more of the same when San Francisco hosts the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
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  • Broncos' Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Freeman

    Broncos' Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Freeman

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.
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  • Norv Turner: Reports of my demise won’t affect our preparations

    Norv Turner: Reports of my demise won’t affect our preparations

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Thursday’s report that the Chargers will fire head coach Norv Turner at the end of the season hasn’t affected his team’s preparation for Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Turner says. Turner said that he was back at the office early this morning
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  • Ex-WR Boston gets 6 months in jail for battery

    Ex-WR Boston gets 6 months in jail for battery

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Former NFL wide receiver David Boston has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation for punching a woman last year.
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  • Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats game

    Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    No one’s ready to make an official declaration, but it appears the Texans are going to be closer to full strength for Monday’s game against the Patriots. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and linebacker Bradie James practiced again Friday, and Joseph said h
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  • Week 14 injury report roundup

    Week 14 injury report roundup

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Last Friday night, the reward for completing the injury report roundup was putting up the Florio family Christmas tree.  This week, it’s a night of Christmas shopping. The chances of getting injured were significantly lower last week. So as we go out l
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  • Falcons' Moore, Samuel listed as questionable

    Falcons' Moore, Samuel listed as questionable

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Atlanta Falcons strong safety William Moore and cornerback Asante Samuel missed practice Friday for the third straight day and are questionable for Sunday's game at Carolina.
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  • Chad Henne looks great in stripes

    Chad Henne looks great in stripes

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    Doesn't look like Chad Henne's doing too badly after getting let go by Miami only to sit on the bench behind Blaine Gabbert in Jacksonville. Check out this cuddly little photo courtesy of the Facebook page of Henne's wife, Brittany, his girl since he wa…
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  • Report:  Suggs surrendered nine guns to authorities in November

    Report: Suggs surrendered nine guns to authorities in November

    More details have emerged in connection with last month’s decision by law-enforcement to collect multiple firearms from Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. According to WBAL-TV, Suggs surrendered a .45-caliber pistol, a 9 mm pistol, a .454 Casull revolver,
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  • Von Miller’s $25,000 fine raises specter of suspension

    Von Miller’s $25,000 fine raises specter of suspension

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Broncos linebacker Von Miller is a candidate for the NFL’s defensive player of the year award. But if he’s not careful, he may soon be a candidate for a suspension as well. The NFL has confirmed that Miller was fined $25,000 for striking Buccaneers qu
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  • Tramon Williams whacked with fine for whacking Toby Gerhart

    Tramon Williams whacked with fine for whacking Toby Gerhart

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Cornerback Tramon Williams is the latest member of the Packers to get hit with a hefty fine for a hit during a game. The NFL has confirmed that Williams has been fined $21,000 for a hit on Vikings running back Toby Gerhart that was deemed unnecessary ro…
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  • Ryan: Tebow will be game-time decision vs. Jags

    Ryan: Tebow will be game-time decision vs. Jags

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rex Ryan says he'll make a game-time decision on whether Tim Tebow plays in the New York Jets' game in Jacksonville against the Jaguars on Sunday.
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  • Lions coordinator: Blame coverage breakdown, not Suh, for Colts…

    Lions coordinator: Blame coverage breakdown, not Suh, for Colts’ TD

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has taken some criticism for his play on the Colts’ game winning touchdown in Detroit on Sunday, but Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham says he doesn’t know where that criticism is coming from. Asked ab
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  • Dennis Dixon draws RG3 duties in practice for the Ravens

    Dennis Dixon draws RG3 duties in practice for the Ravens

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    As the Ravens prepare for their first dose of RG3, they benefit from several years of chasing around a mobile quarterback like Ben Roethlisberger.  They’ve now turned to a former Steelers quarterback to get ready for the specific offense that the Redsk
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  • Chargers’ Michael Harris says he’s “definitely” playing

    Chargers’ Michael Harris says he’s “definitely” playing

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    It looks like the Chargers might have some degree of offensive line left Sunday. Left tackle Michael Harris was listed as questionable for their game at the Steelers with an ankle injury, but told Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego he “definitely” expects
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  • Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson stri…

    Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson strives to be even better

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    Calvin Johnson may not yet belong among the great wide receivers in NFL history. But by creeping up on Jerry Rice's receiving record, Johnson is getting close, writes Michael Rosenberg.
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  • Vick, McCoy both remain out for skidding Eagles

    Vick, McCoy both remain out for skidding Eagles

    Quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6).
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  • Bettis Is Ready for Notre Dame-Alabama, and Maybe the Hall of F…

    Bettis Is Ready for Notre Dame-Alabama, and Maybe the Hall of Fame

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    Jerome Bettis, who played for Notre Dame and was a star for the Steelers, will be rooting for the Irish when they play Alabama in the B.C.S. championship game. He was recently named a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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  • Trent Williams visits PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Trent Williams visits PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Redskins ride a three-game winning streak into Week 14, a run of victories that has them right in the thick of the NFC East race just a few weeks after coach Mike Shanahan said that the team would be switching into evaluation mode. Evaluations have …
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  • Shoulder no concern for Demaryius Thomas

    Shoulder no concern for Demaryius Thomas

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Demaryius Thomas is on a run of good health, and last night’s shoulder injury doesn’t appear to be anything to derail it. The once-injury plagued Broncos wideout came back to play in the second half of their win over the Raiders, and Broncos coach Joh
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  • Which TV Market Is Getting Screwed This Sunday? An Analysis Of …

    Which TV Market Is Getting Screwed This Sunday? An Analysis Of Week 14 NFL Viewing Maps

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    The NFL's regional programming rules are famously byzantine, but luckily the506.com cuts through the bullshit for you, providing weekly maps that allow us to answer the only question that really matters: Which fans are the most screwed this Sunday? More…
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  • Schiano’s idea for replacing kickoffs traces to LeGrand injury

    Schiano’s idea for replacing kickoffs traces to LeGrand injury

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    On Thursday, TIME disclosed that Commissioner Roger Goodell has mentioned a possible replacement for kickoffs that would give the team that otherwise would be kicking off possession of the ball at its own 30 yard line, with a down-and-distance of fourth…
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  • Ray Lewis Has A Terrifying New Facemask

    Ray Lewis Has A Terrifying New Facemask

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    Ray Lewis returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since tearing his tricep in Week 7. He's not eligible to play this Sunday, but the Ravens posted a photo of the new facemask Lewis will be wearing. More »
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  • FBI could swap headquarters with Redskins if Redskins move back…

    FBI could swap headquarters with Redskins if Redskins move back to Washington, D.C.

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    As NFL trades go, this might be the best one we've heard since Carroll Rosenbloom traded the Baltimore Colts to Robert Irsay in exchange for the Los Angeles Rams in a tax-free barter back in 1972. According to D.C. Council Finance and Revenue Chairman J…
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  • Roger Goodell Is Thinking About Eliminating Kickoffs. How Would…

    Roger Goodell Is Thinking About Eliminating Kickoffs. How Would It Affect NFL Offenses?

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    Before we start laughing at Roger Goodell's idea-by way of Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano-of eliminating kickoffs and replacing them with punts, let's first analyze what this would mean for the game. The suggestion would work like this: Instead of kick
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  • Steelers' Colon probable to return vs. Chargers

    Steelers' Colon probable to return vs. Chargers

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Steelers left guard Willie Colon practiced for the second consecutive day Friday and is listed as probable, as Pittsburgh prepares to play San Diego on Sunday.
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  • Titans LB McCarthy out again with concussion

    Titans LB McCarthy out again with concussion

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Tennessee middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion, and his sixth overall, when the Titans visit the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
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  • Bo Jackson documentary features Bear, Bucs, Boz and Tecmo Bowl

    Bo Jackson documentary features Bear, Bucs, Boz and Tecmo Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Bo Jackson’s NFL career lasted just 38 games, but it produced enough highlights that you could fill an afternoon surfing YouTube looking at his runs. And then you could spend another afternoon looking at his highlights from a Heisman Trophy-winning care
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  • Bears' Jennings out, Hester probable vs. Vikes

    Bears' Jennings out, Hester probable vs. Vikes

    The Chicago Bears ruled cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) out, but wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Devin Hester are expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
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  • Montgomery to appeal fine for defending himself

    Montgomery to appeal fine for defending himself

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Redskins center Will Montgomery was fined $10,000 for kicking Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph, but he’s appealing on grounds of self defense. Montgomery dove into a pile trying to recover a fumble, and Joseph grabbed him by the leg as if to pull
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  • Pro leagues, NCAA file brief against N.J. betting

    Pro leagues, NCAA file brief against N.J. betting

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    NBA commissioner David Stern takes Gov. Chris Christie to task for his efforts to allow sports gambling in New Jersey.
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Roster Challenge

    Quirks of the Game: The Roster Challenge

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    When an N.F.L. player is injured, teams looking to fill a roster spot have to look to the practice squad or to someone sitting at home waiting for a call. Are bigger rosters the answer?
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  • This Detroit Lions Calendar Is A Disaster In Every Way Imaginab…

    This Detroit Lions Calendar Is A Disaster In Every Way Imaginable

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    It's well past time for Lions fans to start looking ahead to 2013. With injuries, ineffectiveness, dirty play, and Titus Young just fucking up everywhere, it hasn't been a season to remember in Detroit. So here's to future sucess! This holiday season, b…
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  • Giants' Nicks questionable; Phillips doubtful

    Giants' Nicks questionable; Phillips doubtful

    Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans with a sore left knee, while safety Kenny Phillips is doubtful with a knee injury.
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  • Jaguars WR Shorts out vs. Jets for concussion

    Jaguars WR Shorts out vs. Jets for concussion

    The Jaguars have ruled wide receiver Cecil Shorts out for Sunday's game against the New York Jets due to concussion symptoms.
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  • Cowboys' Ratliff (groin) out against Bengals

    Cowboys' Ratliff (groin) out against Bengals

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff will not play Sunday at Cincinnati, missing his third straight game because of a groin injury.
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  • Chiefs establish trust fund for Belcher's daughter

    Chiefs establish trust fund for Belcher's daughter

    Chiefs establish trust fund for Belcher's daughter
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  • Cribbs likens no-kickoff scenario to intramurals

    Cribbs likens no-kickoff scenario to intramurals

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Kickoffs have defined Josh Cribbs' career in the NFL, and made him an invaluable weapon for the Cleveland Browns.
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  • Jordy Nelson ruled out

    Jordy Nelson ruled out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Packers will be down a receiver on Sunday against the Lions. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson has been ruled out for the contest with the hamstring injury he suffered in last Sunday’s victory over the the Vikings. Nelson previously hurt the hamstring earl
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  • Sherman has two arguments for his PED appeal

    Sherman has two arguments for his PED appeal

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Next Friday, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will attempt to overturn his four-game suspension for violation of the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Sherman has two separate arguments
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  • Keyshawn, Gruden reuniting in Tampa this weekend

    Keyshawn, Gruden reuniting in Tampa this weekend

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Ten years ago, they won a Super Bowl together in Tampa.  Nine years ago, the coach sent the player home with pay for the rest of the season.  Last year, shots were fired via their mutual airwaves at ESPN. Today, ESPN announced that former Bucs coach Jon
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  • Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggr…

    Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defense

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Redskins' option offense is giving opponents fits behind the play-action scheme of RGIII. Now the Ravens will be tasked with stifling Washington's well-oiled attack, says Peter King.
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  • Jonathan Stewart “very doubtful” for Panthers

    Jonathan Stewart “very doubtful” for Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    If the 3-9 Panthers are going to prove that they’re better than the 11-1 Falcons, they’ll be doing it short-handed. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Friday that running back Jonathan Stewart was “very doubtful,” adding a modifier to what’s on the
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  • A showdown between the NFL's best teams?

    A showdown between the NFL's best teams?

    CNNSI.com grantland.com Dec 7, 2012
    Houston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3)
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  • Mike Patterson in hospital with viral pneumonia

    Mike Patterson in hospital with viral pneumonia

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson has experienced another health scare. Patterson is currently in the hospital with viral pneumonia, Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder told reporters today. The pneumonia is not related to Patterson’s cere
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  • Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questio…

    Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Jason Fabini says he is fully cooperating as FBI raids his prop…

    Jason Fabini says he is fully cooperating as FBI raids his property

    Property in Indiana owned by former NFL player Jason Fabini was raided by the FBI on Thursday, as part of an apparent investigation into his brother’s activities. Fabini issued a statement saying he is cooperating and doesn’t believe he is a target of
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  • How Did The Raiders Sniff Out This Jailbreak Screen? Maybe Beca…

    How Did The Raiders Sniff Out This Jailbreak Screen? Maybe Because Peyton Manning Audibled To It With "Prison! Prison!"

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Oakland Raiders didn't shut down many Denver Broncos plays last night, as their defense allowed Peyton Manning to go for 310 yards on 26-for-36 passing and were otherwise steamrolled by running back Knowshon Moreno, who put up 119 yards. More »
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  • PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and t…

    PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    The only bit of suspense left in the Chargers season is whether or not both coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith will be fired when the year comes to an end. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote Thursday that both men will be sent…
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  • Adam Schefter Made Beanie Wells Look Like A Dick Last Night Bec…

    Adam Schefter Made Beanie Wells Look Like A Dick Last Night Because He Sucks At Twitter

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    While watching last night's Broncos-Raiders game, Cardinals running back Beanie Wells sent out the following innocuous tweet, expressing his views on Peyton Manning: More »
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  • Stephen Jones: Ownership never wavered on Romo

    Stephen Jones: Ownership never wavered on Romo

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    During the team’s 3-4 start, when Tony Romo was on the wrong side of the touchdown-interception ratio (9-13), many people doubted the Cowboys quarterback. Now that things have turned around (10 touchdowns and two picks in the last five games), more peop
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  • Week 14 Sunday Picks: Packers’ Lambeau dominance over Lions sho…

    Week 14 Sunday Picks: Packers’ Lambeau dominance over Lions should continue

    yahoo.com Dec 7, 2012
    Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers Green Bay has won 21 of its last 24 meetings with the Lions, including 12 of the 13 meetings since Mike McCarthy was named the Packers' head coach. Detroit has not won at Lambeau Field since Dec. 15, 1991, two weeks af…
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  • Andre Johnson sees historic game in Foxboro

    Andre Johnson sees historic game in Foxboro

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    As the Texans get ready to face the Patriots on Monday Night Football, a player who has been in Houston for all but one year of the franchise’s existence has a fairly strong assessment of the meaning of the game. “It’s big,” Andre Johnson said, vi
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  • Not everyone believes Payton’s not in contact with Saints

    Not everyone believes Payton’s not in contact with Saints

    Per the terms of his suspension, Saints coach Sean Payton can’t have any communication with his co-workers in New Orleans, or any team. And while risking the wrath of the guy who doled out the one-year ban would seem plenty of deterrent, not everyone be
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  • Chargers Games May Have Been Staffed With Illegal Child Labor

    Chargers Games May Have Been Staffed With Illegal Child Labor

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Department of Labor is investigating whether the staffing company contracted to work Chargers games has been using unpaid high schoolers as security, ticket takers, and head coach. More »
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  • The Colts Are A Great Story, Not A Great Team

    The Colts Are A Great Story, Not A Great Team

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    The 2012 Colts are a team worthy of any media outlet's time, for multiple reasons. Their first-year head coach, Chuck Pagano, temporarily left his position three games into the season after being diagnosed with leukemia. The team proudly plays in his ho…
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  • League downplays estimated percentages of gun ownership by NFL …

    League downplays estimated percentages of gun ownership by NFL players

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Earlier this week, in the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy explained on The Dan Patrick Show that Dungy typically would ask his players at the outset of training camp whether they own guns. Roug…
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  • Osi Umenyiora has no problem praising opponents

    Osi Umenyiora has no problem praising opponents

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Earlier this week, Giants safety Antrel Rolle said that his teammates on the Giants defense should stop saying positive things about opponents before games because it gets in the way of developing the “nasty attitude” Rolle believes is necessary for a
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  • Mike Wallace blames losing focus for low production

    Mike Wallace blames losing focus for low production

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace’s production has dropped off sharply this season, something that has only gotten worse with Ben Roethlisberger on the shelf for the last four games. Wallace has 10 catches for 77 yards in those games and drops have be
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  • Polamalu says he could have handled calf injury better

    Polamalu says he could have handled calf injury better

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Troy Polamalu sounds contemplative about his future, but he sounds certain he could have missed less time if he and the Steelers had handled his calf injury differently. After injuring his calf in the opener, he came back prior to the Oct. 7 game agains…
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  • Chris Johnson “very upset” about workload in second half last …

    Chris Johnson “very upset” about workload in second half last week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Titans running back Chris Johnson had a string of six straight games with 80 or more rushing yards snapped in last Sunday’s loss to the Texans and he’s not happy about the workload he got on offense in the second half. Johnson had three carries after
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  • Bounty case closing in on a conclusion, maybe

    Bounty case closing in on a conclusion, maybe

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    The bounty appeal hearings before former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue have concluded.  The testimony and evidence, we’re told, was eye-opening.  A ruling is expected next week. That’s when Tagliabue will announce whether and to what extent he will up
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  • Goodell pushes for new Raiders stadium

    Goodell pushes for new Raiders stadium

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Commissioner Roger Goodell attended Thursday night’s game in Oakland.  And it sounds like he’s hoping that the Raiders’ home stadium will soon be replaced with Black Hole 2.0. According to the Associated Press, Goodell said that it’s crucial that
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  • Man is in serious condition after fall from upper deck at Oakla…

    Man is in serious condition after fall from upper deck at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum

    Oakland police told the Associated Press that a man fell from the upper deck at Oakland's O.co Coliseum just after the start of Thursday night's Oakland Raiders-Denver Broncos game, and that the man is in serious condition at a local hospital. According…
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  • Broncos ability to close with run game a good sign

    Broncos ability to close with run game a good sign

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Broncos have Peyton Manning under center and a playoff berth in their pocket. Now they intend to work on the thing that might make their playoff stay longer. A mandate to run more effectively was clear in last night’s win 26-13 win over the Raiders,
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    G Andy Levitre is the iron man of an injury-ravaged Bills offensive line. Dolphins T Jonathan Martin isn’t getting an easy task in his first start at left tackle. CB Kyle Arrington has adjusted well to his role as the Patriots’ nickel corner. The Jets
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  • Memories of Saints beatings haven’t faded for Giants

    Memories of Saints beatings haven’t faded for Giants

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Last year’s loss to the Saints wasn’t the last one before they went on their Super Bowl run. It was just the worst. Giants players winced this week recalling last year’s 49-24 thrashing at the hands of the Saints. “It was definitely embarrassing,â
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  • Chad Greenway: I should have been more responsible

    Chad Greenway: I should have been more responsible

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway now says he regrets saying fans should get “super, duper drunk” on Sunday. Greenway, who has taken some criticism for saying he wanted to hear the home fans drunk, loud and raucous for Sunday’s game against the Bears
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  • Week 14 Matchups: A Redskins Rock Star

    Week 14 Matchups: A Redskins Rock Star

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    The presence of Robert Griffin III has generated plenty of excitement around the Washington Redskins.
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  • Bills place Chris Hairston on injured reserve

    Bills place Chris Hairston on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Buffalo Bills lost right tackle Chris Hairston for the rest of the season when they placed him on injured reserve Thursday with a bone injury in his right foot. According to Nick Mendola of the Associated Press, there was a possibility that Hairston…
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  • Darren McFadden re-injures ankle in loss to Broncos

    Darren McFadden re-injures ankle in loss to Broncos

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden played for the first time in five weeks Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Now he may be sidelined once again. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen sa…
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  • Doug Martin says he’s not hitting rookie wall

    Doug Martin says he’s not hitting rookie wall

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is well on his way to surpassing 300 carries in his first season in the NFL. Martin has come off two largely ineffective games against the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos where he was held to under 60 yar…
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  • Manning, Broncos dump Raiders for eighth striaght win

    Manning, Broncos dump Raiders for eighth striaght win

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Dec 7, 2012
    Peyton Manning and the Broncos coasted to a 26-13 over the Raiders. The future Hall-of-Famer got on track during a Week 4 rout of Oakland and has kept it going, says Chris Burke.
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  • Video - By The Numbers: Texans-Patriots 00:53

    By The Numbers: Texans-Patriots

    Dec 7
    The Patriots host the Texans on Monday Night and we take you by the numbers.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Wilson Makes His Case For Rookie Of The Year 02:47

    NFL32OT: Wilson Makes His Case For Rookie Of The Year

    Dec 7
    Episode 233: Suzy Kolber and Damien Woody discuss Russell Wilson's impressive season. Steve Young breaks down the matchup between RGIII and Ed Reed. The NFL32 crew discuss the quarterback matchup between the Saints and the Giants.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions 06:32

    NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions

    Dec 7
    NFL Live makes their predictions for Week 14's key matchups.

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