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Oh, That's Why They're Making A Reality Show About Packers Fans…

Oh, That's Why They're Making A Reality Show About Packers Fans: Sunday Night Football, In Four GIFs

deadspin.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
Packers 27, Lions 20: It was football the way they do it in the movies-snowing, between flagship NFL teams, announced by Al Michaels-but in the movies, the games aren't usually between one team that could use a win (but doesn't need it) and one team t
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  • Sunday night wrap-up: Packers showing new look

    Sunday night wrap-up: Packers showing new look

    Uh-oh, somebody learned a new trick. The Packers might have just showed something that could make them the favorite in the NFC, something so out of character you want to check IDs. They ran. No, really, the Packers. They did. Honest. The go-ahead touchd…
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  • As playoff race heats up, Giants stay ahead of Redskins, Cowboy…

    As playoff race heats up, Giants stay ahead of Redskins, Cowboys

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Everyone in the NFC East won on Sunday, which means the race for the division race didn’t change. And that’s good news for the Giants. On the strength of their win over the Saints, the Giants improved to 8-5 and stayed a game ahead of the Redskins and
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  • Robert Griffin, Jay Cutler headline Week 14”²s injury roundup

    Robert Griffin, Jay Cutler headline Week 14”²s injury roundup

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    We begin our injury roundup with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin, who suffered a right knee injury during the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter of a 31-28 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. The first-round pick out of Baylor und…
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  • Mark Sanchez along for the ride as he doesn't make or break NY …

    Mark Sanchez along for the ride as he doesn't make or break NY Jets in win over Jacksonville Jaguars

    Marc Brunell was the Jets’ backup quarterback last season. Great guy. Knowledgeable veteran. But there was absolutely no chance he was going to create a quarterback controversy.
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  • Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nea…

    Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    In his Week 14 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on what's become déjà vu for the Falcons and Bears, the tough Comeback Player of the Year race, the fortunate Steelers and more.
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  • Report: Some turn in guns after Chiefs tragedy

    Report: Some turn in guns after Chiefs tragedy

    At least seven NFL players have turned their guns into their respective team's security following the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher earlier this month, according to a report.
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  • Stevie Brown Picks Up Giants

    Stevie Brown Picks Up Giants

    nytimes.com Dec 9, 2012
    Safety Stevie Brown has gone from a roster afterthought to a critical ballhawk for the Giants.
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  • RedZone Recap: See all the touchdowns from Sunday’s gameday act…

    RedZone Recap: See all the touchdowns from Sunday’s gameday action

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Once again, our good friends at NFL.com and the RedZone Channel (still the most addictive legal substance on the planet) have come through with one wild loop of all the touchdowns scored in the Sunday morning and afternoon games, depending on your time …
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  • Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays…

    Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff track

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    The story just got better this season in Washington after its 31-28 overtime win over Baltimore. Even Robert Griffin III's sprained knee can't dampen the mojo, says Don Banks.
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  • Lions hanging onto 14-10 lead at half, barely

    Lions hanging onto 14-10 lead at half, barely

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The first half of Sunday Night Football might not have told us much about the Packers. They haven’t had the ball enough to make a judgement. But it told us everything you need to know about the Lions. They can be as good as any team they face. And they
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  • Larry Fitzgerald’s father says “pathetic” Cardinals have quit

    Larry Fitzgerald’s father says “pathetic” Cardinals have quit

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The father of Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has seen enough. Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a sportswriter who occasionally opines about his son’s athletic endeavors, took to Twitter on Sunday and ripped the Cardinals as they went through a dismal 58-0 los
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  • From doghouse to penthouse: Giants’ David Wilson has a game for…

    From doghouse to penthouse: Giants’ David Wilson has a game for the ages

    New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks like the kind of guy who puts players in his doghouse to stay. You get in Coughlin's doghouse, you'd better get your mail forwarded, because you're not coming out without showing him something extraordinaril…
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  • Redskins: RG3 doesn't have major knee injury

    Redskins: RG3 doesn't have major knee injury

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Washington Redskins say Robert Griffin III doesn't have a major knee injury.
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  • Is This the Right Blueprint for the Jets?

    Is This the Right Blueprint for the Jets?

    nytimes.com Dec 9, 2012
    Will the Jets' formula for victory over Jacksonville - a revived running game, a scaled-back offense and solid defense - continue to escort them into the A.F.C. playoff picture?
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  • Your Sunday Night Football Open Thread

    Your Sunday Night Football Open Thread

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Detroit at Green Bay (NBC) : Plenty of things to yak about during this game. For instance: the Packers started the day tied atop the NFC North with the Chicago Bears. With a win tonight they will be all alone after Chicago lost to the Vikings. Lose and …
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  • Frank Gore sports dead Dolphins logo after game

    Frank Gore sports dead Dolphins logo after game

    Frank Gore must have been confident that the San Francisco 49ers would beat out the Miami Dolphins. Via Sacramento Bee reporter Matt Barrows, this is the shirt Gore wore after the game. It was a bold choice because Gore had to be assured of the result w…
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  • Griffin’s MRI shows no major injury, but he has a sprained knee

    Griffin’s MRI shows no major injury, but he has a sprained knee

    The Redskins have to be relieved that the MRI on Robert Griffin III showed no major damage in his right knee. That's the good news, which was announced by the team on Sunday evening. That doesn't mean Griffin is totally healthy though. The team announce…
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  • Vince Young asks Larry Fitzgerald for a job on Twitter

    Vince Young asks Larry Fitzgerald for a job on Twitter

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    This is painful to read. Not painful as in "watching the Cardinals get shut out and surrender half a hundred" painful, but "dude, have some pride" painful. Vince Young, once and (he hopes) future NFL quarterback, took to Twitter on S…
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  • Seahawks force 8 TOs, wallop Cardinals, 58-0

    Seahawks force 8 TOs, wallop Cardinals, 58-0

    Marshawn Lynch had three touchdown runs, and Seattle set a franchise record for points in a 58-0 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: There You Are

    Deadspin Up All Night: There You Are

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. There's still The Lions and Packers and a handful of NBA action, so settle in. We'll be around. More »
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  • Adrian Peterson eyes Eric Dickerson’s record

    Adrian Peterson eyes Eric Dickerson’s record

    Vikings running back Adrian Peterson needs 400 yards in three games to get to 2,000 for the season. He wants at least 506. With that amount, he’d break the single-season rushing record set by Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson in 1984.  Dickerson rushed for
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  • Eagles’ Jason Avant submits his entry for the best catch of the…

    Eagles’ Jason Avant submits his entry for the best catch of the 2012 season

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    Not much has gone right for the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles. Entering Sunday's action, the Eagles had lost eight straight, last winning a game on Sept. 30, the day before the final win of the 2012 season by the Philadelphia Phillies. Quarterback Michael Vi…
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  • MRI shows no serious damage to Griffin’s knee

    MRI shows no serious damage to Griffin’s knee

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Well, that was fast. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III already has had an MRI on a right knee that he injured during Sunday’s win over the Ravens.  Per multiple reports, a Redskins spokesman has said that the MRI showed no significant damage, and
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  • Aldon Smith adds a couple of sacks, Strahan’s single-season rec…

    Aldon Smith adds a couple of sacks, Strahan’s single-season record in reach

    Aldon Smith has broken the 49ers' single-season sack record that stood for 29 years. His 19.5 sacks this season is a number many top notch pass rushers will never approach. And Smith still has three games to add to that total. Michael Strahan might want…
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  • Whisenhunt-for-Horton swap could be coming

    Whisenhunt-for-Horton swap could be coming

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    As the Cardinals close in on an epic defeat at Seattle, in which the team allowed a franchise record 38 points in the first half, it’s time to revisit a report that first surfaced last Monday. According to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix, the Cardin
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  • Why Don't Players Use The League, Team Or Union-Provided Drivin…

    Why Don't Players Use The League, Team Or Union-Provided Driving Services After A Night Out Drinking?

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Just about six months ago, the NFL had a particularly rough week with players being charged with driving while intoxicated. Lions DT Nick Fairley, Jacksonville wide receiver Justin Blackmon and Vikings fullback Jerome Felton were all charged with varyin…
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  • Louis Delmas, Charles Woodson headline Lions, Packers inactive …

    Louis Delmas, Charles Woodson headline Lions, Packers inactive lists

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Green Bay Packers will be without wide receiver Jordy Nelson, linebacker Clay Matthews and safety Charles Woodson when they host the Detroit Lions. Each of those players had already been ruled out. Defensive end Mike Neal is also inactive after bein…
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  • Cowboys' Brent released from jail, trying to cope

    Cowboys' Brent released from jail, trying to cope

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent says he's "just trying to deal" with the death of his teammate and "very best friend" Jerry Brown.
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  • Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in th…

    Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in the head (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Side judge Jeff Lamberth seemed a bit preoccupied while doing his job on Sunday. Maybe he still has a lot of Christmas shopping to do. It's understandable. The holidays are coming up fast. Either way, he seemed lost in his own little world when Chiefs q…
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  • Lots of love for Nick Foles in the Eagles locker room

    Lots of love for Nick Foles in the Eagles locker room

    When you haven’t won a game since the last weekend of September, it’s understandable to get a bit carried away about being ahead on the scoreboard when time runs out. It’s even more understandable when you get there thanks to the play of your rookie
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  • Report:  Jones, Ratliff had heated exchange after win over Eagl…

    Report: Jones, Ratliff had heated exchange after win over Eagles

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    As the Cowboys wait for nose tackle Jay Ratliff to return from a groin injury, a new report indicates that Ratliff and owner Jerry Jones recently engaged in a locker-room altercation. According to Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, Ratliff and Jone…
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  • Kirk Cousins makes big plays when needed in Redskins’ thrilling…

    Kirk Cousins makes big plays when needed in Redskins’ thrilling overtime victory

    Washington Redskins fans, you might have your answer to the Armageddon Question: What happens if Robert Griffin III gets injured when the team is square in the middle of the playoff hunt? RG3 was hurt when tackled by Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Ha…
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  • Cardinals can’t get out of own way, trail 38-0 at half

    Cardinals can’t get out of own way, trail 38-0 at half

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    It’s a pretty simple formula, really. If you can force your opponent to turn the ball over six times, your chances  of winning improve dramatically. That’s what the Seahawks have done, and why they’re beating the Cardinals 38-0. John Skelton has th
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  • The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Giants score late, take 21-13 lead to halftime

    Giants score late, take 21-13 lead to halftime

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Giants haven’t flashed quite as much of their game-ending magic this year as they did last year, but their end of the half mojo is just fine. Eli Manning led them 69 yards in nine plays after the two minute warning and threw a touchdown pass to Dome
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  • Newton dominates Falcons as Panthers hold on

    Newton dominates Falcons as Panthers hold on

    Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run as the Carolina Panthers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 30-20 on Sunday.
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  • Seahawks up 17-0 early on Cardinals

    Seahawks up 17-0 early on Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Some things, you can see coming a mile away. The Cardinals are getting less-than-stellar quarterback play and the Seahawks are running well, pointing to a 17-0 Seattle lead. Cards quarterback John Skelton already has an interception, and Marshawn Lynch …
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  • ‘Grieving’ Cowboys come back in fourth quarter to beat the Beng…

    ‘Grieving’ Cowboys come back in fourth quarter to beat the Bengals, 20-19

    For the second consecutive week, an NFL team has had to play a game on the day after a tragedy. For the second consecutive week, that team has found a way to win. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Carolina Panthers 27-21 on the day after in…
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  • Vikings punter Chris Kluwe campaigns for Ray Guy via uniform Po…

    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe campaigns for Ray Guy via uniform Post-It note

    Minnesota Vikings punter is known for being outspoken. He has been a vocal proponent of gay rights, and he often uses his Twitter account to stump for important causes. During the Vikings 21-14 win over the Bears, Kluwe used his uniform to push for anot…
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  • Big plays abound in first quarter at the Meadowlands

    Big plays abound in first quarter at the Meadowlands

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    It took exactly one play for Saints cornerback Elbert Mack’s 73-yard interception return for a touchdown to be upstaged at the Meadowlands. Giants rookie David Wilson took the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown of his own and the momentum, which h
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  • Chargers ruin Big Ben's return, swamp Steelers

    Chargers ruin Big Ben's return, swamp Steelers

    Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.
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  • Bills tight end has Lambeau Leap fail when fans don’t catch him

    Bills tight end has Lambeau Leap fail when fans don’t catch him

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Lee Smith hasn't had many moments to celebrate in his NFL career. He is a tight end for the Buffalo Bills who had seven catches in two seasons before Sunday. So when he caught a touchdown Sunday, that was his time to shine. He turned to the fans in the …
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  • Eagles pull out victory on final play

    Eagles pull out victory on final play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Eagles had gone eight games without winning entering Sunday’s date with the Buccaneers and they waited until just about all 60 minutes of game number nine had gone by before snapping that lengthy losing streak. Nick Foles hit Jason Avant for 22 yard
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  • Luck, Colts erase 13-point deficit, topple Titans

    Luck, Colts erase 13-point deficit, topple Titans

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Andrew Luck led Indianapolis back from a 13-point second-half deficit, and Adam Vinatieri made two fourth-quarter field goals as the Colts rallied for a 27-23 victory Sunday over the Tennessee Titans.
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  • LIVE: Saints-Giants: The Giants are trying to remain atop the N…

    LIVE: Saints-Giants: The Giants are trying to remain atop the NFC East…

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Giants are trying to remain atop the NFC East. The Saints are fighting to keep their postseason hopes alive. Sparked by big returns, the teams have traded third-quarter touchdowns.
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  • Ravens sink RGIII, Redskins

    Ravens sink RGIII, Redskins

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Redskins lost Robert Griffin III, but not Sunday's game. Washington won its fourth straight thanks to Kirk Cousins' game-tying drive to help fuel a 31-28 OT win over Baltimore.
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  • Jets use running game to beat Jaguars

    Jets use running game to beat Jaguars

    Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell ran for short touchdowns and the New York Jets kept their postseason hopes alive with a 17-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
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  • Redskins take down Ravens in overtime, 31-28

    Redskins take down Ravens in overtime, 31-28

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Two weeks ago, the Ravens didn’t look like a 9-2 team.  They now look a lot like a 9-4 team. The Redskins defeated the Ravens in overtime, 31-28. The win came after a knee injury to quarterback Robert Griffin III opened the door for rookie Kirk Cousins
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  • Eli Swears He Has No Idea How He Got Those Beads: Your NFL Late…

    Eli Swears He Has No Idea How He Got Those Beads: Your NFL Late Games Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We've got three games for you this evening, including American Hero John Skelton's stirring return to the starting lineup. More »
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  • Bradford lifts Rams past Bills in last minute

    Bradford lifts Rams past Bills in last minute

    Sam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left to lift the St. Louis Rams to a 15-12 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
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  • Richardson ties Brown's rookie TD mark in win

    Richardson ties Brown's rookie TD mark in win

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Rookie Travis Benjamin's electrifying 93-yard punt return touchdown gave Cleveland momentum and the Browns won their third straight game, 30-7 over the emotionally drained Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
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  • Colts come back to beat Titans 27-23

    Colts come back to beat Titans 27-23

    No one believed in the Colts. Now they’re 9-4, and showing a knack for winning games when it looks like they should lose. Andrew Luck didn’t have his best day, with two cosmetic interceptions (one which should have been overturned, one a Hail Mary at
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  • Browns blow out the Chiefs

    Browns blow out the Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles scored an 80-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage today in Cleveland, and everything was looking good for Kansas City. That didn’t last long. The Browns then went on to dominate the rest of the game, walking
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  • Another fine coming for Everson Griffen

    Another fine coming for Everson Griffen

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    As the Vikings hold on to a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen won’t be holding on to the full amount of his future game checks. Griffen, fined this week for a questionable roughing-the-passer call for a hit on Pa
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  • Antonio Cromartie departs with head injury

    Antonio Cromartie departs with head injury

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Jets are trying to hold on in the fourth quarter for their second straight win, but they might have to do it without one of their best defenders. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie has returned to the locker room after getting drilled by teammate Yeremiah…
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  • Colts come back on too-easy pick six

    Colts come back on too-easy pick six

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Jake Locker just threw perhaps the most ridiculous interception return for a touchdown in the history of professional football, and the Colts are back up 21-20. Locker’s threw a quick hitch from his own end zone, apparently oblivious to Cassius Vaughn r
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  • Giants WR Nicks (knee) will play against Saints

    Giants WR Nicks (knee) will play against Saints

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    The New York Giants believe wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, listed as questionable with a knee injury, will play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, a team official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Mario Manningham, Chris Ivory headline late game NFL inactive l…

    Mario Manningham, Chris Ivory headline late game NFL inactive lists

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    With just five carries for seven yards on his 10 plays as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, veteran running back Brandon Jacobs says he is "rotting away" with the team. Jacobs will not have an opportunity to build upon those numbers as he w…
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  • Week 14 late inactives

    Week 14 late inactives

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The early schedule is jam-packed with 10 games going on at the same time. That makes for a light slate of late action and a hard time finding the time to check out who is inactive for the teams playing in those games. Have no fear, all the information y…
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  • Rob Ryan hurts Cowboys’ defense with unsportsmanlike conduct

    Rob Ryan hurts Cowboys’ defense with unsportsmanlike conduct

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is known for running his mouth. The officials on the field in Cincinnati today decided that they heard enough. Ryan walked out onto the field to yell at the officials about what he thought should have been a flag o…
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  • Another questionable call in Washington

    Another questionable call in Washington

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Ravens led the Redskins by seven, but the margin has been cut to four in the third quarter. With Baltimore driving near midfield, quarterback Joe Flacco lost the ball when he was hit while trying to throw a pass.  Washington recovered, and then drov…
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  • Vikings winning, despite Ponder

    Vikings winning, despite Ponder

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder seems like a really nice guy.  He’s a good talker, which makes him a media favorite. But he’s just not a very good quarterback.  Yet. He abandons the pocket too quickly.  When he does, he’s not very accurate.
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  • Jake Locker is shredding the Colts

    Jake Locker is shredding the Colts

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s stat line is worse than it looks. One of his two interceptions should have been overturned, the other was a Hail Mary before halftime. Titans quarterback Jake Locker, however, is accurately portrayed by what’s in the bo
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  • Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

    Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Last week’s Jets-Cardinals game set offensive football back about 60 years. This week’s Jets-Jaguars matchup isn’t quite that bad, but it isn’t going to be the subject of any glowing documentaries on the NFL Network either. The Jaguars lead 3-0 af
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  • You Can Blow Smoke About A Crime Problem, But NFL Players Are R…

    You Can Blow Smoke About A Crime Problem, But NFL Players Are Relatively Law-Abiding By A Wide Margin

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    This morning, Jeffri Chadiha wrote a piece for ESPN about the attention that must be paid to the "dirtiest of the NFL's little secrets"-drunken driving, domestic violence and guns: More »
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  • Nnamdi Asomugha helped off the field in Tampa

    Nnamdi Asomugha helped off the field in Tampa

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    There hasn’t been much to talk about other than Eagles injuries at this point in their game with the Buccaneers in Tampa. Tight end Brent Celek is finished for the day after suffering a concussion in the first quarter and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha need
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  • Chargers-Steelers a defensive showcase, sort of

    Chargers-Steelers a defensive showcase, sort of

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Chargers are up 3-0 after a quarter in Pittsburgh, a quarter which featured not quite 100 yards of combined offense by teams with plenty of issues. The Chargers deactivated three starting offensive linemen, and against the league’s top defense, it s
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  • Kruger’s jersey is riding up, again

    Kruger’s jersey is riding up, again

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    After he was fined $5,000 for his jersey pulled up being too far on his back last Sunday against the Steelers, Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger said he’ll appeal because, in part, he’d never been warned. He can’t take that position this week. Kruger’
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  • Chiefs get 103-yard quarter from Charles, but lose Bowe

    Chiefs get 103-yard quarter from Charles, but lose Bowe

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Chiefs couldn’t have gotten off to a better start in Cleveland: After a touchback on the opening kickoff, Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles took a handoff on the game’s first play from scrimmage and raced 80 yards for a touchdown. Charles wa
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  • RG3 loses helmet, drawing questionable penalty

    RG3 loses helmet, drawing questionable penalty

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    A potentially great game is unfolding in Maryland between the Redskins and the Ravens. The home team leads at FedEx Field, 14-7.  The latest score capped a drive that was fueled, sort of, by a questionable penalty on Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngat…
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  • Brent Celek is latest concussed Eagle

    Brent Celek is latest concussed Eagle

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Eagles have already lost their starting quarterback and running back to concussions this year, so they’re experienced with finding out that a key offensive player has a concussion. They’ll put that experience to work on Sunday with tight end Brent
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  • Texans TE Graham (concussion) out vs. Pats

    Texans TE Graham (concussion) out vs. Pats

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham, who practiced on a limited basis this week while recovering from a concussion, has been ruled out for Monday night's showdown with the New England Patriots.
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  • Hargrove believes Tagliabue was fair in the bounty hearings

    Hargrove believes Tagliabue was fair in the bounty hearings

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove, appearing with agent Phil Williams, was interviewed on Sunday by James Brown of The NFL Today on CBS. Much of what Hargrove said during the rubber-ball-in-a-small-room conversation was old news, for folks who h…
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  • Jim Nantz Should Be Calling This The Battle Of The Beltway: You…

    Jim Nantz Should Be Calling This The Battle Of The Beltway: Your NFL Early Games Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Week 14 continues and we've got some great games with playoff implications and plenty of teams just struggling to remain "in the hunt." Let's take a tour around the early afternoon schedule, shall we? More »
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  • Brandon Jacobs says he’s ‘rotting away’ on the 49ers

    Brandon Jacobs says he’s ‘rotting away’ on the 49ers

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Brandon Jacobs' first season with the San Francisco 49ers will likely be his last as the the veteran running back took to social media to express his frustration with his playing time this season. "I am on this team rotting away so why would I wann…
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  • Sources: Motions could delay Sherman hearing

    Sources: Motions could delay Sherman hearing

    Attorneys for Richard Sherman plan to file file motions that could further delay the appeal of the Seattle Seahawks cornerback's four-game suspension for a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, sources say.
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  • Terrell Suggs, William Moore headline early game NFL inactive l…

    Terrell Suggs, William Moore headline early game NFL inactive lists

    According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Baltimore Ravens will not have outside linebacker Terrell Suggs when they face the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Suggs had been listed as "questionable" with a torn right biceps. On the other …
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  • Players reject eleventh-hour settlement offer from NFL in bount…

    Players reject eleventh-hour settlement offer from NFL in bounty case

    As former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue weighs the evidence in the New Orleans Saints bounty case, it's coming out that the NFL, which handed the case over to Tagliabue to avoid the appearance of impropriety, made a last-ditch settlement offer to the …
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  • Collin Klein not expected to get a Senior Bowl invitation

    Collin Klein not expected to get a Senior Bowl invitation

    According to Heisman Trophy voters, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was the third-best player in all of college football this season. But according to the Senior Bowl, Klein isn’t even one of the six best senior quarterbacks. ESPN’s Adam Schefte
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  • Texans rocking the old school letter jackets

    Texans rocking the old school letter jackets

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    If you see what looks like a really big high school football team in an airport or hotel lobby today, it might be the Houston Texans. Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody had a brainstorm, and the team decided to order up a bunch of letterman jackets. They’re
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  • Mike Zimmer trying to ignore chatter about head coaching jobs

    Mike Zimmer trying to ignore chatter about head coaching jobs

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    In his Monday Morning Quarterback column for SI.com a couple of weeks ago, Peter King ranked Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer second on his list of NFL assistants most likely to get looks for head coaching jobs after the season. Zimmer should b…
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  • Giants can’t take late-season run for granted

    Giants can’t take late-season run for granted

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Because they’ve done it in the past, there’s a sense among the Giants that late-season runs are coming. But heading into today’s game against the Saints, they’re also working to make sure they don’t take it for granted. “I think guys know each
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  • Oh, Great: Packers Fans Will The Next Reality TV Sensation

    Oh, Great: Packers Fans Will The Next Reality TV Sensation

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Good news! If you can't get enough of those lovable football fans from Green Bay, Wisconsin-the people Drew called "the Trekkies of the NFL. Fat. Slovenly. Unjustifiably arrogant"-you'll have even more of them on your television soon enough. More »
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  • Vick is fine, official status for Thursday not known

    Vick is fine, official status for Thursday not known

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Eagles play two games in the next five days.  On Sunday, they’re in Tampa.  On Thursday night, they’ll host the Bengals - possibly still on a losing streak so long that the Phillies have won more recently. For the home game against Cincinnati,
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  • NFLPA provides confidential transportation services for current…

    NFLPA provides confidential transportation services for current and former players

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    At one point, the NFL and/or the teams provided no-questions-asked transportation services for players who had too much to drink.  Some players resisted the program, fearful that word that they were in places where they perhaps shouldn’t have been doin
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  • Fletcher, Hall, Williams good to go for Redskins

    Fletcher, Hall, Williams good to go for Redskins

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s streak will live another week. Fletcher, who was listed as questionable with an ankle injury, will play today and extend his streak of consecutive games played to 237. That’s the word from Redskins coach Mike Shan
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Bills RB C.J. Spiller has a starry group of admirers. It looks like a tough matchup for the Dolphins offense this week. Former Patriots WR Troy Brown isn’t a big fan of current Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd. The Jets defense feels a lot better about itself
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  • NFL will consider other kickoff changes in offseason

    NFL will consider other kickoff changes in offseason

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    When it comes to the possible elimination of kickoffs, there’s currently only one idea:  Greg Schiano’s proposal to give the team that otherwise would be kicking off possession at its own 30, with the down-and-distance set to fourth-and-15. Both Comm
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  • Michael Turner is expected to play

    Michael Turner is expected to play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The potential emergence of Jacquizz Rodgers as the go-to back in Atlanta will be delayed. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Falcons running back Michael Turner will play on Sunday in Carolina, despite an elbow injury that had him listed as questionable. Turner…
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  • Dustin Keller downgraded to out

    Dustin Keller downgraded to out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Jets have been toying with the idea of dressing all three of the players listed on their roster as quarterbacks, something that’s a bit easier now that they won’t have to use a roster spot on Dustin Keller. Keller was listed as doubtful on Friday
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  • Video - GameDay: Lions vs. Packers highlights 03:48

    GameDay: Lions vs. Packers highlights

    Dec 9
    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws for over 170 yards and runs for a touchdown to help the Packers edge the Detroit Lions 27-20 on Sunday night.
  • Video - Ken Whisenhunt Apologizes To The Fans 00:32

    Ken Whisenhunt Apologizes To The Fans

    Dec 9
    Ken Whisenhunt after Cardinals embarrassing 58-0 loss to Seahawks.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Titans-Colts Recap 01:33

    Sunday Blitz: Titans-Colts Recap

    Dec 9
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Colts' 27-23 win over the Titans
  • Video - The brilliance of Rodgers 00:32

    The brilliance of Rodgers

    Dec 9
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shows his elusiveness and accuracy as he finds wide receiver Randall Cobb for a gain of 38 yards.

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