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Russell Wilson sets record for postseason passing yards by a ro…

Russell Wilson sets record for postseason passing yards by a rookie

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 14, 2013
We previously detailed many of the records set during the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs this weekend. Another was set by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson threw for 385 yards as the Seahawks nearly rallied from a 20-point fourth…
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  • Bevell, Bradley remain on Bears' coaching radar

    Bevell, Bradley remain on Bears' coaching radar

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will interview a second time for the Chicago Bears' coaching job.
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  • Gus Bradley due to interview with the Jaguars later this week

    Gus Bradley due to interview with the Jaguars later this week

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Eagles will conduct a second interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley on Tuesday.  And while that’s being interpreted as a sign that the Eagles are closing in on hiring Bradley, Bradley is still making other plans. Albert Breer of
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  • Arians becomes a Bears finalist, too

    Arians becomes a Bears finalist, too

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Earlier tonight, David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune reported that the Bears have two finalists for their head-coaching job. That number may actually be three. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians al…
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  • The sort-of daily coaching/G.M. update

    The sort-of daily coaching/G.M. update

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    [Editor's note:  We embarked on this effort a week ago, hoping to do a daily update of all coaching and G.M. vacancies.  Lately, I've been forgetting to do it as often as I've been remembering.  If I didn't own the place, I'd be concerned about my own
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  • Panthers interview Jackson, Shurmur for OC gig

    Panthers interview Jackson, Shurmur for OC gig

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed Pat Shurmur and Hue Jackson Monday for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
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  • Ray Farmer emerges as leader for Browns G.M. job

    Ray Farmer emerges as leader for Browns G.M. job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    As the Browns search for a General Manager, there’s finally a favorite for the job. And some in the Cleveland media will be happy to know that it’s not Mike Lombardi. Per a league source, Chiefs director of pro personnel Ray Farmer is believed to have
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  • Police: Britt has 'refused' to answer questions

    Police: Britt has 'refused' to answer questions

    Police in Jersey City say they've been trying to contact Tennessee Titans wide receiver and former Rutgers star Kenny Britt to question him about an incident Sunday in which he allegedly drove a friend to the hospital after the man had been stabbed at a…
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  • Bucs GM says everyone understands stance on Freeman

    Bucs GM says everyone understands stance on Freeman

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik has given no indication he intends to extend quarterback Josh Freeman’s contract, allowing him to walk into the final year of his deal in 2013. But he said Monday that Freeman and his representatives understood wh
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  • Reports: Browns to sell stadium naming rights

    Reports: Browns to sell stadium naming rights

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Cleveland Browns are close to selling naming rights for their stadium to an energy company based in Akron, Ohio, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday.
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  • Tim Tebow’s brother apologizes for gloating over Broncos’ loss

    Tim Tebow’s brother apologizes for gloating over Broncos’ loss

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Tim Tebow’s big brother is sorry for taking delight in the loss of Tebow’s former team. Peter Tebow went on Twitter immediately after the Broncos’ loss to the Ravens on Saturday and said he was happy to see the Broncos lose. He also took a shot at P
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  • Danny Crossman is the new Bills special teams coach

    Danny Crossman is the new Bills special teams coach

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    When the Lions announced Monday that they were parting ways with special teams coach Danny Crossman, it was expected that he’d be heading to Buffalo to join the staff of the Bills’ new head coach Doug Marrone. It didn’t take long for that to happen.
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  • Tim Ryan: “I love Calvin Johnson”

    Tim Ryan: “I love Calvin Johnson”

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    On Sunday, I weighed in on why I disagree with Tim Ryan, the former Bears defensive tackle and current FOX analyst who was the only All-Pro voter who didn’t cast a vote for Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. On Monday, Ryan called me and gave me his explana
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  • Zach Miller tore his plantar fascia on third play of Sunday’s g…

    Zach Miller tore his plantar fascia on third play of Sunday’s game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    After the Seahawks’ first offensive series of the game, tight end Zach Miller left the field and went to get his foot checked out by the team’s medical staff. His return was called questionable a short time later, but Miller didn’t miss more than a
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  • Fox, Elway stand by late kneel-down decision

    Fox, Elway stand by late kneel-down decision

    John Fox would tell Peyton Manning to take the knee again.
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  • Sources: Chargers talking to Broncos' McCoy

    Sources: Chargers talking to Broncos' McCoy

    Chargers officials picked up Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in Denver on Monday and took him back to interview in San Diego, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Chiefs introduce Dorsey as general manager

    Chiefs introduce Dorsey as general manager

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    John Dorsey called becoming the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs the "perfect storm." The word "serendipity" may have been more appropriate.
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  • Smith says Abraham’s ankle not a major concern

    Smith says Abraham’s ankle not a major concern

    The Falcons didn’t get much use out of John Abraham yesterday, but Falcons coach Mike Smith indicated his only real pass-rusher’s injury wasn’t terribly serious. Abraham only played 15 snaps yesterday after aggravating an ankle injury and leaving in
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  • Kaepernick, Holliday, Brady set NFL records

    Kaepernick, Holliday, Brady set NFL records

    San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an unprecedented running performance, Denver’s Trindon Holliday had an unprecedented returning performance, and the Patriots keep winning games behind Tom Brady’s passing. Kaepernick, Holliday and Brady a
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  • Wrapping up the weekend with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Wrapping up the weekend with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    We’d need a lot more than an hour to talk about everything worth talking about from this weekend’s Divisional Round of the playoffs, but an hour’s all we’ve got. So it’s going to be a sprint from start to finish on Monday’s Pro Football Talk o
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  • Jacquizz Rodgers Will Quizz On Your Face, If His T-Shirt Is To …

    Jacquizz Rodgers Will Quizz On Your Face, If His T-Shirt Is To Be Believed

    deadspin.com Jan 14, 2013
    Reader Corey wrote in and said he made this shirt for Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers while Quizz was in college. It is the first known display of personality shown by a Falcons player in the Mike Smith era. I feel like I know this team so much be…
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  • Cracking Down on Malevolence at Candlestick

    Cracking Down on Malevolence at Candlestick

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    Fan behavior in San Francisco has led to an increased police presence at 49ers games; 92 people were ejected from the game against the Packers on Saturday.
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  • Arbitrators take up issue of Rams’ stadium renovations

    Arbitrators take up issue of Rams’ stadium renovations

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Before the Rams could ever walk away from their lease in St. Louis, the Convention and Visitors Commission would have to refuse to make the improvements required to put the Edward Jones Dome in the top 25 percent of all stadiums. And before the CVC can …
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  • After losing SD job to Telesco, Raye takes his Indy spot

    After losing SD job to Telesco, Raye takes his Indy spot

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    New Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he wanted to keep personnel man Jimmy Raye, the guy considered one of the early favorites for the Chargers GM job. Instead, Raye’s going to slide into Telesco’s old chair. According to Sports Illustrated”
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  • Torrey Smith: We’re a different team now

    Torrey Smith: We’re a different team now

    We’ve got a rematch in the AFC Championship Game, which means the Ravens are trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s painful loss to the Patriots. Lee Evans couldn’t catch a pass in the end zone that he should have caught and then Billy Cundiff miss
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  • Derek Anderson Wants To Kiss And Make Up With Cleveland

    Derek Anderson Wants To Kiss And Make Up With Cleveland

    Let's go back to the halcyon days of 2007, when an unheralded sixth-round pick named Derek Anderson outplayed Charlie Frye and Brady Quinn to become the Browns starter. Anderson would make the Pro Bowl and win 10 games as he led Cleveland to its best se…
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  • Texans begin circling wagons around Schaub

    Texans begin circling wagons around Schaub

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Knowing he’s going to be under fire the entire offseason, many of his Texans teammates are rushing to the defense of quarterback Matt Schaub. Which is a prudent course to take, of course, since they’re stuck with him. “Have they ever been in his sho
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  • Autopsy shows Jovan Belcher was legally intoxicated during KC t…

    Autopsy shows Jovan Belcher was legally intoxicated during KC tragedy

    The Jackson County (Mo.) Medical Examiner's office has released autopsy results for Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins, marking some of the final elements of the murder-suicide in Kansas City last December. Belcher murdered Perkins at their shared home,…
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  • Belichick: Danny Woodhead could have returned

    Belichick: Danny Woodhead could have returned

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The injury news on tight end Rob Gronkowski was not good, but the Patriots appear to have dodged a bullet in regard to running back Danny Woodhead. Woodhead injured his thumb early in Sunday’s 41-28 victory over the Texans and did not return to the cont
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  • One thing to know: Pats will survive without Gronk

    One thing to know: Pats will survive without Gronk

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    All due respect to Rob Gronkowski and his unique skill set, but the Patriots will survive without their tight end's presence. Sidelined with a broken arm, Gronk is forced to miss the remainder of the postseason as the Patriots move on to face the Ravens…
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  • Jared Cook doesn’t understand Titans coaching changes

    Jared Cook doesn’t understand Titans coaching changes

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Titans decided to hold onto head coach Mike Munchak, but they’re parted ways with several assistant coaches since the end of the regular season. That’s not sitting all that well with tight end Jared Cook. Cook is slated to become a free agent come
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  • Glat could be a factor in Jets’ struggles to fill G.M. job

    Glat could be a factor in Jets’ struggles to fill G.M. job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly can’t give away his team’s G.M. job, even though he reportedly tried to give away $1 million for the purposes of buying, by Manhattan standards, a no-bedroom, 1/2-bath apartment. There are several reasons for the Je
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  • Eagles interview ex-Cards coach Whisenhunt

    Eagles interview ex-Cards coach Whisenhunt

    The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt on Monday morning as they continued their search to replace Andy Reid.
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  • John Fox: Peyton Manning played well enough for us to win

    John Fox: Peyton Manning played well enough for us to win

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Broncos coach John Fox says quarterback Peyton Manning does not deserve the blame for Saturday’s loss to the Ravens. The Broncos’ secondary, however, is another story. Fox acknowledged at his season-ending press conference today that it took a major s
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  • Baltimore “practice kick” shouldn’t have resulted in a penalty

    Baltimore “practice kick” shouldn’t have resulted in a penalty

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    When Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tried to excuse his decision to ice kicker Matt Bryant, Carroll said that officials told him before the game that “practice kicks” would not be allowed. But there’s a difference between the “practice kicks” that
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  • The Dolphins Want Taxpayers To Help Them Renovate Sun Life Stad…

    The Dolphins Want Taxpayers To Help Them Renovate Sun Life Stadium

    We called this one a couple of months ago, but the Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross made it official today-they want to make $400 million worth of renovations to Sun Life Stadium, and they want state and local governments to pay for some, possibly most o
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  • Sources: Cameron interviews for Jets' OC job

    Sources: Cameron interviews for Jets' OC job

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Cam Cameron is interviewing Monday for the New York Jets' vacant offensive coordinator position, sources told ESPN.
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  • Jason Taylor shines light on pain players go through

    Jason Taylor shines light on pain players go through

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    That professional football players are willing to endure pain - both present and future - isn’t necessarily news. But sometimes a story stops you in your tracks, and reminds you what they’re putting on the line on a weekly basis. Dan Le Batard of
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  • Bengals cut ticket prices, again

    Bengals cut ticket prices, again

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Despite the first consecutive playoff appearances in non-strike seasons in franchise history, the Bengals know that it’s not easy to sell tickets to Paul Brown Stadium. So they’re cutting prices.  Again. Specifically, prices for season tickets will b
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  • Lions continue coaching staff shakeup

    Lions continue coaching staff shakeup

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    More changes are coming on the Lions’ coaching staff. The Lions fired wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, running backs coach Sam Gash and offensive line coach George Yarno immediately after the season, and now changes appear to be coming on special t
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  • Pats bring back Daboll as offensive assistant

    Pats bring back Daboll as offensive assistant

    The Patriots hired former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to a position on their coaching staff, coach Bill Belichick announced Monday.
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  • I Am Legend: 'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that……

    I Am Legend: 'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that…

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that to Tom Brady. Surrounded by the future at QB in these playoffs, he won't give up his legacy without a fight, Michael Rosenberg writes.
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  • Tom Brady isn’t worried about playing without Gronkowski

    Tom Brady isn’t worried about playing without Gronkowski

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Patriots advanced to another AFC Championship Game with Sunday’s win over the Texans, but they aren’t going to have tight end Rob Gronkowski against the Ravens. Gronkowski re-injured the left forearm he broke earlier this season and will need to h
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  • Brendon Ayanbadejo ”apologizes for comments about the Patriots

    Brendon Ayanbadejo ”apologizes for comments about the Patriots

    With a day to think about it, Brendon Ayanbadejo ”would like to recant his claims about the Patriots. Ayanbadejo, the Ravens linebacker who ripped the Patriots on Twitter Sunday night over Spygate and an offense that Ayanbadejo described as a “gimmick
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  • TV Ratings For Ravens-Broncos Were Bananas

    TV Ratings For Ravens-Broncos Were Bananas

    deadspin.com nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The NFL is invincible. After a season of unnecessary distractions and safety crises and owner collusion and labor stoppages, in the course of two days the sport managed to put on two games that were so good they make you want to run through a fucking br…
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  • Jermichael Finley: Hopefully, I’m here forever

    Jermichael Finley: Hopefully, I’m here forever

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The end of the Packers season accelerated thinking about whether or not wide receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings would return to the team for the 2013 season. They aren’t the only Aaron Rodgers targets with an uncertain future in Green Bay. Tight
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  • Paton out of Browns G.M. mix, but reason isn’t clear

    Paton out of Browns G.M. mix, but reason isn’t clear

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    In the days after the Browns fired G.M. Tom Heckert, word emerged that the Browns requested permission to interview Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton. But an interview never happened. There are two different versions in league circles as to what happe…
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  • Jets were going to offer Caldwell the house - literally

    Jets were going to offer Caldwell the house - literally

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Here’s a bit more evidence that the Jets aren’t having the easiest time finding someone to take their general manager job. According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, the Jets were going to include a $1 million housing allowance in the deal they w
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  • Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The sum total of the weekend's four N.F.L. games: 3,598 yards, 35 touchdowns and that whole defense-wins-championships canard takes one right in the kisser.
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  • Roundup: What You Missed The Weekend We Watched The Game Of The…

    Roundup: What You Missed The Weekend We Watched The Game Of The Year

    deadspin.com Jan 14, 2013
    Infinite Manningfaces For The Game Of The Year And Colin Kaepernick Fooling All Of Wisconsin: Saturday's NFL Playoff Games, In GIFs | This may well be remembered as the game of the season, in no small part because conditions conspired to make things nea…
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  • Tuck rule strikes again, in reverse

    Tuck rule strikes again, in reverse

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    After any close game, there are moments to which either side can point as affecting the ultimate outcome.  But whenever the tuck rule rears its head, Putin-style, in any contest of consequence, it stands out. On Saturday night, the tuck rule was applied…
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  • Texans owner points out lack of linebacker depth

    Texans owner points out lack of linebacker depth

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Texans owner Bob McNair bemoaned his team’s lack of depth, but the reality is it’s as simple as bad luck. “Last year and this year for some reason, players that we’ve lost have been key players,” McNair said, via Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chr
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  • The Cautious Calls of John Fox

    The Cautious Calls of John Fox

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Broncos' coach has received withering criticism after a stunning loss Saturday, but in at least one key decision, time might have been on his side.
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  • Denver's CBS Affiliate Seems Really Confused About Which Teams …

    Denver's CBS Affiliate Seems Really Confused About Which Teams Are Playing In The AFC Championship

    deadspin.com Jan 14, 2013
    As you already know, the Denver Broncos fell this weekend to the Baltimore Ravens in a double-OT thriller. The city of Denver, it seems, is still a bit in denial. Here's a graphic that ran during last night's 6 p.m. newscast, one that's exceptionally bi…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    LB Bryan Scott hopes the new regime in Buffalo wants to keep him with the Bills. Did the Marlins make it harder for the Dolphins to get the stadium money they want? Shane Vereen made sure the Patriots didn’t suffer because of Danny Woodhead’s injury.
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  • Divisional playoff LVPs: Broncos secondary finished last

    Divisional playoff LVPs: Broncos secondary finished last

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    Everyone covering passes for the Denver Broncos: You can blame safety Rahim Moore all you want for losing coverage on the 70-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation of the Baltimore Ravens' 38-35 overtime w…
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  • J.J. Watt explains the spit-and-stomp routine

    J.J. Watt explains the spit-and-stomp routine

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    During the pre-game lull of storylines, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spitting and wiping his feet on the Patriots logo was the kind of thing that got a lot of attention. But after his team absorbed a 41-28 loss, Watt said it wasn’t a symbolic gesture,
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  • Gonzalez breaks a pair of streaks Sunday

    Gonzalez breaks a pair of streaks Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Much had been made about the playoff drought the Falcons ended yesterday, the  one that went back to the 2008 debut of quarterback Matt Ryan, coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff in Atlanta. But when Tony Gonzalez, whose own streak last…
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  • Pete Carroll offers novel excuse for kicker-icing backfire

    Pete Carroll offers novel excuse for kicker-icing backfire

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Falcons kicker Matt Bryant Norwooded a 49-yard field goal attempt that came after a timeout was called at the end of Sunday’s NFC playoff thriller, and FOX cameras promptly showed an incredulous Seahawks coach Pete Carroll apparently arguing to an offic
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  • Erasing Playoff Demons, One Atlanta Player at a Time

    Erasing Playoff Demons, One Atlanta Player at a Time

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    Crushing playoff defeats have been the norm for a franchise that hasn't had much luck or success in the N.F.L. But a wild finish against Seattle could be a turning point for the Falcons.
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  • Instead of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning in the AFC title game, …

    Instead of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning in the AFC title game, the consolation prize is Tom Brady vs. Ray Lewis

    nydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013
    It’s a bit of a letdown that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning won’t battle it out in the AFC Championship Game next week with a chance for Manning to close the gap on Brady on the list of the all-time greats.
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  • Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference finals

    Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference finals

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    Disappointed in how the playoffs' started? With offense everywhere and legends making their mark, for good and bad, the divisional round easily made up for it, writes Peter King.
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  • Report: Texans' Posey tears Achilles tendon

    Report: Texans' Posey tears Achilles tendon

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Houston Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey suffered a torn Achilles tendon during the team's 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots in an AFC divisional-round game on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported.
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  • Atlanta Falcons' victory over Seattle Seahawks means vindicatio…

    Atlanta Falcons' victory over Seattle Seahawks means vindication for QB Matt Ryan, who wins first playoff game

    nydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013
    Matt Ryan watched in relative seclusion as Matt Bryant lined up for the 49-yard field goal with 13 seconds to play at the Georgia Dome on Sunday. The kick would determine whether the Falcons would suffer another ignominious playoff defeat or move within…
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  • NFL Run and Shootaround: The Long Good-bye

    NFL Run and Shootaround: The Long Good-bye

    grantland.com Jan 14, 2013
    Ray Lewis Is Truly Awesome Ray Lewis has described many things as awesome. He dieted and exercised before this season and showed up to camp at his ...
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  • We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    grantland.com Jan 14, 2013
    Kevin Greene walked through the tunnel, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on his feet. As some players jogged and some players sulked, the coach of the Pac...
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  • About Last Weekend: Kaepernick Runs Over Packers

    About Last Weekend: Kaepernick Runs Over Packers

    grantland.com Jan 14, 2013
    In case you were busy trying to concoct a homemade flu vaccine out of common household spices, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. The Sa...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC Title 03:11

    NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC Title

    Jan 14
    Episode 248: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the Broncos conservative play in the 4th quarter against the Ravens. Merril Hoge breaks down the impact of Rob Gronkowski's injury on the Patriots. The NFL32 crew discuss the Falcons win over the Sea
  • Video - Did the weather affect Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? 01:13

    Did the weather affect Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning?

    Jan 14
    Steve Mariucci takes a look at Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's performance in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens and how the cold weather affected him.
  • Video - Did the weather affect Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning? 01:13

    Did the weather affect Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning?

    Jan 14
    Steve Mariucci takes a look at Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's performance in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens and how the cold weather affected him.
  • Video - Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing? 03:54

    Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's running or passing?

    Jan 14
    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick showed off his passing and running ability on Saturday, but which one is the bigger story? Our analysts discuss Kaepernick, as well as the QB matchup of Joe Flacco versus Peyton Manning.

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  • NFL mailbag -- Running QBs have leg up, for now

    Jan 14
    The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
  • Peter King: Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference final…

    Jan 14
    DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…