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NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin hasn't built bridges from last yea…

NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin hasn't built bridges from last year's Super Bowl streak, Eli Manning and defensive line to blame

nydailynews.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
An Aussie golf partner of mine is fond of a game called Skins and Validations. You can’t bank a skin, or win a hole, unless you at least tie the next hole. Thankfully, the NFL hasn’t instituted this practice or the Giants would be throwing a lot of Vi
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  • Kenny Britt still searching for answers to lingering knee issue…

    Kenny Britt still searching for answers to lingering knee issues

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    After suffering an ACL tear last September, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has struggled to overcome lingering knee issues that have carried through the entire 2012 season. Britt tore the ACL in his left knee in September 2011 and had surger…
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  • Chancellor says he hasn’t been fined yet for Davis hit

    Chancellor says he hasn’t been fined yet for Davis hit

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    On Sunday, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor applied a wicked hit to 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.  It gave Davis a concussion, and it resulted in a flag being thrown on Chancellor. In the days since Sunday, plenty of you have asked whether Chancellor has …
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  • Steven Jackson muses about retirement

    Steven Jackson muses about retirement

    It’s been a couple of years since a high-profile player publicly wrestled with retirement.  Possibly, running back Steven Jackson will be the latest star player to pull a Favre. Jackson, 29, mused about calling it quits in comments to reporters on Thur
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  • Panthers QB Newton fined for abusive conduct

    Panthers QB Newton fined for abusive conduct

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the penalty says the NFL has fined Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $21,000 for abusive conduct toward a game official.
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  • Picking apart the Week 17 picks

    Picking apart the Week 17 picks

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The regular-season PFT Picks contest is over, even with one week left.  Yes, I’ve clinched the victory over MDS, courtesy of an eight-game lead and disagreements this week on only five games. On Thursday’s PFT Live, MDS once again joined the program
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  • Leaking cup helped Sherman avoid suspension

    Leaking cup helped Sherman avoid suspension

    In appealing his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman raised multiple issues regarding the sample collection and testing process. Ultimately, one spec
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  • Ravens' Reed fined $55K for hit on Giants' Cruz

    Ravens' Reed fined $55K for hit on Giants' Cruz

    Ravens safety Ed Reed has been fined $55,000 for his hit on Victor Cruz in Sunday's game. An NFL spokesman confirmed Reed's fine for striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area.
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  • McElroy concealed concussions symptoms

    McElroy concealed concussions symptoms

    So how did Jets quarterback Greg McElroy go from having an abdominal issue on Wednesday to a concussion on Thursday?  Apparently, the guy who scored in the 40s on the Wonderlic wasn’t smart enough to tell the team he was suffering from concussion sympt
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  • Falcons TE Gonzalez still considering retirement

    Falcons TE Gonzalez still considering retirement

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Tony Gonzalez is still 95 percent sure he will retire at the end of the season.
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  • Dalton:  Bengals are treating meaningless Week 17 like any othe…

    Dalton: Bengals are treating meaningless Week 17 like any other week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Bengals have earned their first back-to-back playoff berths in franchise history.  But they’re not taking a victory lap as they prepare for a Week 17 game against the Ravens that won’t improve, or diminish, Cincy’s playoff positioning. Quarterb
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  • LeBeau intends on returning to Steelers in 2013

    LeBeau intends on returning to Steelers in 2013

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Armed with a promise from his beloved defensive coordinator that he wouldn't retire without first informing his players, Ryan Clark threatened to avoid Dick LeBeau.
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  • Allen (illness) returns to practice for Vikings

    Allen (illness) returns to practice for Vikings

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Jared Allen returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday after missing the previous practice because of an illness. Adrian Peterson was held out for a second straight day, but the Vikings have been giving the star running back days off dur…
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  • Bonehead play gets Stefan Logan benched as Lions’ return man

    Bonehead play gets Stefan Logan benched as Lions’ return man

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    When Lions return man Stefan Logan fielded a kick at the 4-yard line on Saturday against the Falcons, he did something extraordinarily stupid: He took a knee and downed it. At the 4-yard line. TV cameras caught Lions coach Jim Schwartz calling that, “th
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  • RG3: I’ll be able to do more this week

    RG3: I’ll be able to do more this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s return to action against the Eagles last week went just fine. The Redskins won and Griffin did no new damage to the knee he injured in Week 14 against the Ravens, which made the day a success even if they operat
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  • Matt Forte practices, Brian Urlacher doesn’t

    Matt Forte practices, Brian Urlacher doesn’t

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Earlier this week, Bears running back Matt Forte said that he planned on playing in Week 17 against the Lions and coach Lovie Smith said that linebacker Brian Urlacher had a “chance” of returning for the regular season finale. Things are looking bette
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  • Ware may need surgery, Cowboys may need to spell him

    Ware may need surgery, Cowboys may need to spell him

    Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was coy about his need for offseason surgery, but it’s clear the team knows they’re going to have to be selective with his snaps. Ware hasn’t practiced this week because of shoulder and elbow injuries, but in
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  • Position Statement: Chaos continues for Jets

    Position Statement: Chaos continues for Jets

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Mike Florio says that calling the Jets a circus at this point is an insult to circuses everywhere. To make things even more chaotic for the Jets, QB Greg McElroy is out with a concussion and head coach Rex Ryan has decided to go with Mark Sanchez, and n…
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  • On Christmas, Jack Pinto would be wearing his Victor Cruz NY Gi…

    On Christmas, Jack Pinto would be wearing his Victor Cruz NY Giants jersey, alive and well  

    nydailynews.com Dec 27, 2012
    In the past on Christmas Day, I have written about what a perfect day would be like in sports, out of all the days we have ever had around here.
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  • Jamaal Charles gaining ground at a rate unseen in NFL history

    Jamaal Charles gaining ground at a rate unseen in NFL history

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Chiefs are completing a miserable season that may cost everyone in the front office and coaching staff their jobs, but there’s one very valuable asset that whoever takes over the Chiefs next season will inherit: A running back who has blown away the
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  • Ryan thinks concussed Wilkerson will play

    Ryan thinks concussed Wilkerson will play

    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that he believes defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will be able to play in Sunday's season finale against the Buffalo Bills despite suffering a concussion last week.
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  • Peterson, Winfield miss practice, Frazier says they’ll play

    Peterson, Winfield miss practice, Frazier says they’ll play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The bad news for the Vikings is that running back Adrian Peterson (abdomen) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee/hand) is that they didn’t practice - again - on Thursday.  The good news is that their coach says both will play on Sunday. According
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  • Peterson, Harvin miss practice, Frazier says they’ll play

    Peterson, Harvin miss practice, Frazier says they’ll play

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The bad news for the Vikings is that running back Adrian Peterson (abdomen) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee/hand) is that they didn’t practice - again - on Thursday.  The good news is that their coach says both will play on Sunday. According
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  • Lions' Raiola fires back at Bears' 'clown' Melton

    Lions' Raiola fires back at Bears' 'clown' Melton

    Detroit center Dominic Raiola responded Thursday to assertions made by the Chicago Bears' Henry Melton that the Lions are a dirty team, calling the defensive tackle "a clown" and questioning how he could have been selected to the Pro Bowl.
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  • Hearing officer breaks from precedent, buys Sherman’s argument …

    Hearing officer breaks from precedent, buys Sherman’s argument on collection irregularities

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    In a departure from past precedent, the NFL’s internal process overturned the four-game suspension of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman based on alleged discrepancies in the sample-collection process. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, hear
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  • Andy Dalton drops by PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Andy Dalton drops by PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Andy Dalton has become the first man to quarterback the Bengals to consecutive playoff appearances in a long time and we’ll get a chance to hear his thoughts about it during Thursday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Erik Kuselias
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  • Raiders place Richard Seymour on IR

    Raiders place Richard Seymour on IR

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    In what could be the end of his run with the Raiders, Richard Seymour has been placed on injured reserve, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times. Seymour had missed the previous seven games with a hamstring injury, and hadn’t practiced thi
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  • Vernon Davis cleared for non-contact activity

    Vernon Davis cleared for non-contact activity

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    49ers tight end Vernon Davis sustained a concussion during Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks.  On Thursday, he took a significant step toward returning to action. Davis was cleared by an independent neurologist to resume non-contact activities, accor
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  • Sources: Niners' Justin Smith has torn triceps

    Sources: Niners' Justin Smith has torn triceps

    San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Smith has a partially torn left triceps but will attempt to play this postseason, sources told ESPN.
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  • Steelers were stunned by Brett Keisel’s sack celebration penalt…

    Steelers were stunned by Brett Keisel’s sack celebration penalty

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Steelers defensive lineman Brett Keisel thought he had ended the Bengals’ first series on Sunday with a third-down sack. And then a flag came down that left the Steelers stunned. After Keisel sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on third down, he got
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  • Bristolmetrics: SportsCenter Poops All Over Mark Sanchez

    Bristolmetrics: SportsCenter Poops All Over Mark Sanchez

    deadspin.com Dec 27, 2012
    This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »
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  • Success of other young QBs makes Locker look worse

    Success of other young QBs makes Locker look worse

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Free from context, Titans quarterback Jake Locker is struggling enough on his own. When you look around and see other young and younger quarterbacks having success, it only makes his second season look worse. Locker’s led the Titans to a 5-10 overall re
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  • It's Not OK To Be Shitty: Guy Fieri, BuzzFeed, And The Tyranny …

    It's Not OK To Be Shitty: Guy Fieri, BuzzFeed, And The Tyranny Of Stupid Popular Things

    deadspin.com Dec 27, 2012
    Will Leitch, contributing editor at New York Magazine, "media" columnist for Sports on Earth, and editor emeritus of Deadspin, is filling in for Drew Magary on today's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo. Leitch has written four books. F…
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  • Bills linebacker thinks it’s “a little easier” to face Sanchez

    Bills linebacker thinks it’s “a little easier” to face Sanchez

    The Jets beat the Bills 48-28 on the opening weekend of the season behind one of Mark Sanchez’s best performances of the season, but that doesn’t mean Buffalo is upset to see Sanchez back in the starting lineup for this week’s game. According to lin
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  • NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants/Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears/Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings Should have made it: Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals/John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons The Cardinals have the NFL's third-ranked defen…
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  • Romeo Crennel hits the injured list

    Romeo Crennel hits the injured list

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Through all of the things that have gone wrong for the Chiefs over the last 15 games, coach Romeo Crennel could always fall back on an old chestnut to find the bright side. “At least you have your health,” he might have imagined to himself after anoth
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  • Several single-season records may fall on Sunday

    Several single-season records may fall on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    With the NFL season coming to a close on Sunday, several players are on the verge of earning top spots in the NFL Record and Fact Book for their performances in 2012. Let’s take a moment to appreciate some record-setting performances this season. First,
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  • Brent’s official blood alcohol level comes in at 0.189 percent

    Brent’s official blood alcohol level comes in at 0.189 percent

    Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent has received forgiveness from the mother of teammate Jerry Brown, who died in a car that Brent allegedly was driving drunk. The authorities in Texas may not be as forgiving. According to the Associated Press, the official …
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  • Casey Hampton wants to play two more years

    Casey Hampton wants to play two more years

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    When the Steelers told wide receiver Hines Ward that they didn’t have a place for him in the 2012 season, he chose to retire rather than sign on with a different team. Defensive tackle Casey Hampton isn’t interested in going that route. Hampton is the
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  • Browns' Weeden, McCoy still not practicing

    Browns' Weeden, McCoy still not practicing

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Third-string quarterback Thad Lewis is one day closer to starting for the Browns.
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  • Big return nets Micheal Spurlock special teams honors

    Big return nets Micheal Spurlock special teams honors

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    There hasn’t been much to celebrate during this Chargers season, but punt returner Micheal Spurlock provided them with a highlight last Sunday. Spurlock took a punt back 63 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, giving them their first punt return
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  • ESPN's Lomas Brown Spent His Christmas Insulting People On Twit…

    ESPN's Lomas Brown Spent His Christmas Insulting People On Twitter

    Former Lions lineman Lomas Brown has been getting a ton of shit from people since admitting the other day he once deliberately allowed quarterback Scott Mitchell to get injured during a game. Though we never realized it until the Mitchell story got out,…
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  • Geno Atkins wins AFC defensive player of the week honors

    Geno Atkins wins AFC defensive player of the week honors

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Bengals are headed back to the playoffs thanks in large part to their defensive line, and another member of that line picked up an award Thursday. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins was named AFC defensive player of the week, after last week’s postseason-
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  • Win And In: The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night whe……

    Win And In: The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night whe…

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night when Washington hosts Dallas. Peter King says the Redskins win on the back of one guy. And it's not who you might think.
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  • Browns QB decision speaks to lack of security there

    Browns QB decision speaks to lack of security there

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Browns are one day closer to a depth chart of Thaddeus Lewis and Josh Johnson at quarterback, after Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy were held out of another day of practice Thursday with shoulder injuries. And that may get them one day closer to a new…
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  • Adrian Peterson inspires a list of the top 10 individual season…

    Adrian Peterson inspires a list of the top 10 individual seasons in NFL history

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Where does Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson rank among the 10 best NFL seasons of all time?
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  • Jets bypass Tim Tebow (again), will start Mark Sanchez in seaso…

    Jets bypass Tim Tebow (again), will start Mark Sanchez in season finale

    yahoo.com nytimes.com Dec 27, 2012
    For the second consecutive week, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has named a new starting quarterback. For the second consecutive week, Ryan has announced someone other than Tim Tebow, instead naming Mark Sanchez the starting quarterback for the regul…
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  • Bears CB: Megatron is 'LeBron' of football

    Bears CB: Megatron is 'LeBron' of football

    Chicago Bears Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman said Calvin Johnson is "the LeBron James of football," and he's not sure how the Bears are going to contain the Detroit Lions receiver as effectively as the last time the teams played.
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  • AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans/Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins/Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos Should have made it: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets/Corey Liuget, San Diego Chargers We won't quibble with positions on defense -- with so m…
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  • PFT Live: Week 17 picks, Wendy’s Rapid Reaction

    PFT Live: Week 17 picks, Wendy’s Rapid Reaction

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Mike Florio and Michael David Smith will be doing the picks for this week on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live, but there isn’t much suspense left to the process. They only disagree on five games, which isn’t enough for MDS to make up the eight-game le
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  • Red Bryant takes home special teams player of the week

    Red Bryant takes home special teams player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    There were no shortage of stars for the Seahawks in last Sunday’s 42-13 victory over the 49ers, but only one of them has been named a conference player of the week. Defensive end Red Bryant has been named the NFC special teams player of the week for his
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  • Bears S: Stafford 'kinda folds' vs. pressure

    Bears S: Stafford 'kinda folds' vs. pressure

    Chicago Bears safety Major Wright said the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford is a good quarterback who can make any throw on the field, but Wright said Stafford "kinda folds" when he faces a little pressure.
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  • Peyton Manning expected to play entire game

    Peyton Manning expected to play entire game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    During Peyton Manning’s tenure with the Colts, the 16th game of the season was usually the best day of the year for his backup. At some point during the contest, which the Colts rarely needed to secure playoff position, Manning would head to the bench a
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  • Black Monday Is Coming

    Black Monday Is Coming

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    The first Monday after the regular season is usually ripe for coaching changes, and this year will be particularly active. Don Banks breaks down who's likely out, and who's safe.
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  • Ray Rice wins AFC offensive player of week

    Ray Rice wins AFC offensive player of week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Ravens running back Ray Rice won AFC player of the week honors, and he didn’t even have to convert a fourth-and-29 this time. Rice had 158 combined yards in last week’s win over the Giants (107 rushing, 51 receiving), helping the Ravens to a season-hi
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  • The Bills Blackmailed New York Taxpayers Into Covering 84 Perce…

    The Bills Blackmailed New York Taxpayers Into Covering 84 Percent Of Stadium Renovations

    deadspin.com Dec 27, 2012
    You might have missed this in the pre-holiday news dump, which it was specifically timed for-it's a good idea to downplay the implications of a story like this. An agreement was announced in a "hastily called news conference" to keep the Bills in Buffal
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  • William Moore unlikely to play for Falcons this week

    William Moore unlikely to play for Falcons this week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    With the top seed in the NFC locked down, the Falcons’ main goal in Week 17 is to make it to the postseason without losing any key players to injuries that would keep them out for the playoffs. That likely means safety William Moore will remain on the b
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  • The great QB debate: Don't be surprised if Class of 2012 - Robe…

    The great QB debate: Don't be surprised if Class of 2012 - Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson - goes down as NFL

    nydailynews.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Class of 2012 has the potential to be talked about as the best once their careers are over. They are already the most accomplished set of rookie QBs in NFL history and there's no reason to believe that this is some sort of passing fancy.
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  • Injuries leave Cowboys looking at backup OLB options

    Injuries leave Cowboys looking at backup OLB options

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    With starting outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware ailing, and backup Victor Butler slowed by a groin strain, the Cowboys are developing contingency plans. According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys worked out veteran Matt Roth Wednesday, thoug…
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  • Julius Peppers named NFC defensive player of the week

    Julius Peppers named NFC defensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Cardinals have an offensive line that may be the best at making opponents look good. Bears defensive end Julius Peppers didn’t need the help. Peppers earned NFC defensive player of the week honors, after a dominating performance against the Cards la
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  • Add actor Josh Duhamel to the ranks of the Tim Tebow faithful

    Add actor Josh Duhamel to the ranks of the Tim Tebow faithful

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Someday, future historians will look back on this era as the time when our nation fractured irreparably. Not over politics, no ... over Tebow. Yes, Tim Tebow has split the country in twain, with some hailing him as the NFL's savior (or at least a guy wh…
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  • Matt Ryan is the NFC offensive player of the week

    Matt Ryan is the NFC offensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    It’s been a pretty good week for Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. He led his team to their 13th victory of the season against the Lions last Saturday night, locking up home-field advantage in the NFC in the process, and he was named to the Pro Bowl on Wed
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  • Suh to Sapp: Teach me, don’t criticize me

    Suh to Sapp: Teach me, don’t criticize me

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Warren Sapp hasn’t been shy about sharing his negative take of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh over the last couple of years and Suh’s aware of the criticism. Suh’s heard the slights from Sapp. He responded Wednesday with an offer for the longt
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  • Saturday wishes he could give Pro Bowl spot to Sitton

    Saturday wishes he could give Pro Bowl spot to Sitton

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    No Pro Bowl selection took more of a beating yesterday than Packers center Jeff Saturday, and perhaps rightfully so. Chosen to his sixth all-star game a week after being benched by the Packers, Saturday responded by saying he wished he could send teamma…
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  • Jason Hanson unsure whether he’ll return to the Lions or retire

    Jason Hanson unsure whether he’ll return to the Lions or retire

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The oldest player in the NFL hasn’t decided yet if he’ll return in 2013. But he has decided that he won’t play elsewhere. Jason Hanson, the 42-year-old Lions kicker who owns three NFL records (most games played with one team, most seasons played wit
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  • Munchak hopes for more time to fix Titans

    Munchak hopes for more time to fix Titans

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Mike Munchak's challenge after this season will be convincing owner Bud Adams, his boss for 30 seasons as a player and coach, is that he needs more time to turn the Titans back into a winner.
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  • Packers aim to keep Peterson from record

    Packers aim to keep Peterson from record

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Greg Jennings has said he wouldn't mind if Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson broke the NFL's single-season rushing record against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. He seems to be alone among his teammates with that sentiment.
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  • Jason Babin: Eagles have “socialistic” system

    Jason Babin: Eagles have “socialistic” system

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    When Jason Babin left the Eagles, he had nice things to say about coach Andy Reid. A little time has passed, though, and now Babin, who landed with the Jaguars, is talking about life with the Eagles as if Reid’s mustache was styled to make him look like
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Bills were shut out in Pro Bowl voting, with S Jairus Byrd and RB C.J. Spiller their best chances. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman have given QB Ryan Tannehill more responsibilities in recent weeks. Patriots…
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  • Adam Snyder would like to see Alex Smith in Arizona

    Adam Snyder would like to see Alex Smith in Arizona

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Cardinals are starting their fourth quarterback of the season against the 49ers this Sunday, a pretty clear sign that they are going to be in the market for a player who can give them less quantity and more quality at the position come the offseason…
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  • NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense

    NFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    OFFENSE Quarterback Made it: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers/Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons/Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins Should have made it: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks/Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys Rodgers' numbers have been a bit down this y…
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  • Cardinals place Rob Housler on injured reserve

    Cardinals place Rob Housler on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Arizona Cardinals have placed tight end Rob Housler on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury against the Chicago Bears last week. Housler was the Cardinals third leading receiver this season. Housler appeared in all 15 games this season …
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  • Travis Beckum lands on injured reserve for Giants

    Travis Beckum lands on injured reserve for Giants

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The New York Giants have placed tight end Travis Beckum on injured reserve before the team’s regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. Beckum was still dealing with the lingering effects of the ACL injury suffered in last year”
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  • Panthers place Amini Silatolu on injured reserve

    Panthers place Amini Silatolu on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Carolina Panthers placed left guard Amini Silatolu on injured reserve Wednesday due to the injury to his left wrist suffered in the team’s victory over the Oakland Raiders last Sunday. The Panthers second round pick out of Division II Midwestern Sta
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  • Video - Ed Reed Fined For Hit On Victor Cruz 03:06

    Ed Reed Fined For Hit On Victor Cruz

    Dec 27
    ESPN.Com AFC North Blogger Jamison Hensley on Ravens S Ed Reed fined $55k for hit on on Giants WR Victor Cruz.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Giants Hope For Miracle 02:39

    NFL32OT: Giants Hope For Miracle

    Dec 27
    Episode 239: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Giants chances of making the playoffs and what changes will be made. Adam Schefter breaks down the 49ers recent injuries as they head into the playoffs. The NFL32 crew discuss the Pro Bowl rost
  • Video - Chuck Pagano One-On-One 01:21

    Chuck Pagano One-On-One

    Dec 27
    For the full conversation with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, watch Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:21

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 27
    NFL experts break down who wins battle for NFC East, key for Texans against Colts, and what's more impressive: Adrian Peterson breaking record or Vikings making playoffs.

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