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It's feast or famine for NY Jets, who need to use Thanksgiving …

It's feast or famine for NY Jets, who need to use Thanksgiving matchup with New England Patriots to kick-start a winning streak

nydailynews.com Updated Nov 21, 2012
As a result of being one step above incompetent the first 10 games of the season, the Jets have left themselves with virtually no margin for error over the final six games.
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  • Arrelious Benn could be headed for injured reserve

    Arrelious Benn could be headed for injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Arrelious Benn’s 2012 season could be a coming to a premature end. According to Mike Garafolo of the USA Today, Benn could be headed to season-ending injured reserve. Benn did not practice with the Buccaneers on Wednes
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  • 49ers' Smith: Kaepernick to get first-team reps

    49ers' Smith: Kaepernick to get first-team reps

    Colin Kaepernick will take all the first-team reps for the San Francisco 49ers this week, Alex Smith told ESPN Wednesday night. Smith told ESPN that coach Jim Harbaugh informed the two quarterbacks of the practice split on Wednesday.
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  • Young quarterbacks continue to take over the league

    Young quarterbacks continue to take over the league

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    There are two types of teams in the NFL.  Those with franchise quarterbacks, and those looking for franchise quarterbacks. Since franchise quarterbacks rarely are available via free agency, the only place to find one is to draft him and hope he becomes …
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  • Harbaugh makes the right call

    Harbaugh makes the right call

    Yes, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly has informed Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will be the starting quarterback on Sunday against the Saints. It was the right decision, and it was the right time to make it. Smith has played well under Harbaugh’s
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  • Report: 49ers' Kaepernick to start vs. Saints

    Report: 49ers' Kaepernick to start vs. Saints

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, according to a Sports Illustrated report. Harbaugh's decision is not based on health, according to the report.
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  • Seahawks promote Charly Martin to active roster

    Seahawks promote Charly Martin to active roster

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Seattle Seahawks promoted wide receiver Charly Martin from the practice squad to the active roster to take the place of safety Winston Guy. Guy was suspended four games on Tuesday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Martin
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  • Chargers’ Black Friday sale gets fans riled up

    Chargers’ Black Friday sale gets fans riled up

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Chargers plan to get in on the Black Friday action, with a 15-percent reduction on all merchandise available at the team’s online store the day after Thanksgiving. As Eric Wolff of U-T San Diego explains, the team’s announcement of the sale on its
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  • Picking apart the Week 12 picks

    Picking apart the Week 12 picks

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    With a trio of games starting early Thursday, we posted the PFT Week 12 picks a day early. We also devoted a segment of PFT Live to the picks on which MDS and yours truly disagree.  Now that MDS has cut the deficit to four games, he can close the gap en…
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  • Thanksgiving Day Picks: Texans and Patriots look to gain holida…

    Thanksgiving Day Picks: Texans and Patriots look to gain holiday momentum in the AFC

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    Houston Texans at Detroit Lions The Texans' usually excellent defense got a major wake-up call last Sunday, when they allowed 37 points to a Jacksonville Jaguars offense that had not scored more than 23 points all season. That Chad Henne replaced Blaine…
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  • Report: Bills' McKelvin fined $75 for flight antics

    Report: Bills' McKelvin fined $75 for flight antics

    Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin was fined $75 for interfering with a flight crew, according to a report by WIVB.com in Buffalo.
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  • T.J. Ward picks up $25,000 fine for hit on Kevin Ogletree

    T.J. Ward picks up $25,000 fine for hit on Kevin Ogletree

    Ravens safety Ed Reed’s one game suspension for an illegal hit on a defenseless receiver was cut to $50,000 on appeal.  Browns safety T.J. Ward has been fined half that amount, prior to appeal, for a hit on Cowboys wideout Kevin Ogletree. Like Reed, Wa
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  • NY Giants out to rattle Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rod…

    NY Giants out to rattle Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

    nydailynews.com Nov 21, 2012
    There was no question that the rattle factor was there the last time that the Giants played the Packers. The Giants not only defeated the Packers, who were 15-1 heading into that NFC divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field last January, they beat them …
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  • Greg Jennings, Julio Jones headline Week 12”²s initial practice…

    Greg Jennings, Julio Jones headline Week 12”²s initial practice participation reports

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    We begin our mid-week NFL injury roundup with the three Thanksgiving Day games. Houston Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody (back/ribs), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and linebacker Tim Dobbins (shoulder) and No. 2 running back Ben Tate (hamstring) …
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  • Falcons' Weatherspoon practices; Jones sits

    Falcons' Weatherspoon practices; Jones sits

    Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon hopes to be cleared to play after practicing on Wednesday for the first time in three weeks.
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  • Cedric Benson may still have foot surgery

    Cedric Benson may still have foot surgery

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Last week, there was optimism that Packers running back Cedric Benson could return to practice this week, six weeks after his placement on revocable IR.  This week, there isn’t as much. Benson said he could still undergo surgery, which at this stage of
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  • Rob Ryan’s plan for Robert Griffin III: Hit him hard

    Rob Ryan’s plan for Robert Griffin III: Hit him hard

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has spent the last three days putting together a game plan for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, and he says it all comes down to playing physical football. Ryan said that when he prepares his defenses to pl…
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  • Carson Palmer on leaving Bengals: “It was time”

    Carson Palmer on leaving Bengals: “It was time”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer knows he’s going to get booed when he returns to Cincinnati for the first time since threatening to retire and being traded. But he said simply that he thought his Bengals career had run its course, and it was time to m
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  • Source: Bears guard Rachal demoted, leaves

    Source: Bears guard Rachal demoted, leaves

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Chicago Bears starting left guard Chilo Rachal has left the team for personal reasons and has been placed on the reserve/left squad list, the team announced.
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  • Ryan Lindley will make first NFL start this week

    Ryan Lindley will make first NFL start this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Cardinals’ six-game losing streak started with Kevin Kolb at quarterback and continued with John Skelton under center. Arizona is hoping the third man is the charm. Coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Wednesday that Ryan Lindley will be the starting quar
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  • Percy Harvin misses practice again for Vikings

    Percy Harvin misses practice again for Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Before the Vikings started practice on Wednesday, wide receiver Percy Harvin said that he would be on the field with his teammates. That didn’t turn out to be the case. Harvin didn’t participate in the workout and the Vikings will have to try again on
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  • Dallas might start rookie RB due to injuries

    Dallas might start rookie RB due to injuries

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Undrafted rookie Lance Dunbar might be the Dallas Cowboys' starting running back Thursday against the Washington Redskins with DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones listed as doubtful and questionable, respectively, for the game.
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  • Packers' Jennings practices, feeling 'great'

    Packers' Jennings practices, feeling 'great'

    Now that Greg Jennings is back to practice, playing in a game might not be too far behind.
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  • Louis Delmas, Jonathan Joseph questionable for Lions-Texans

    Louis Delmas, Jonathan Joseph questionable for Lions-Texans

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Lions and Texans released their injury reports for Thursday’s game on Wednesday and they pretty much line up with what we expected. Lions tackle Jeff Backus is doubtful to play after missing the entire abbreviated week of practice with a hamstring i
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  • Matt Ryan drops by PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Matt Ryan drops by PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is coming off one of the worst games of his professional career thanks to five interceptions against the Cardinals last weekend. We’ll find out how Ryan plans to put that game in the rearview mirror when he joins Russ Thale
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  • Chilo Rachal leaves Bears for “personal reasons”

    Chilo Rachal leaves Bears for “personal reasons”

    Bears guard Chilo Rachal has walked away from the team. The Bears announced today that they have placed Rachal on the reserve/left squad list for what the team described only as “personal reasons.” Family issues have affected Rachal in the past: When
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  • Antonio Brown returns to practice for Steelers

    Antonio Brown returns to practice for Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    There’s nothing like the arrival of a veteran receiver to help speed the healing of a young receiver’s ankle. A day after the Steelers signed Plaxico Burress, Antonio Brown practiced for the first time since spraining an ankle 17 days ago. Brown, the
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  • Patriots’ Chandler Jones, Logan Mankins out vs. Jets

    Patriots’ Chandler Jones, Logan Mankins out vs. Jets

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Rob Gronkowski isn’t the only important player the Patriots will be missing when they take on the Jets Thursday night. The Patriots confirmed today that not only is Gronkowski out for the Thanksgiving AFC East battle, but guard Logan Mankins and defensi
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  • The Cleveland Browns are handing out white flags this Sunday

    The Cleveland Browns are handing out white flags this Sunday

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Nov 21, 2012
    Even with the Pittsburgh Steelers down to 37-year-old Charlie Batch and newly signed Brian Hoyer at the quarterback position, few are giving the 2-8 Cleveland Browns much of a chance to upset the 6-4 Steelers this Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The…
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  • A Black Friday tradition continues

    A Black Friday tradition continues

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The day after Thanksgiving has created an ugly tradition of guerilla shopping.  Dubbed Black Friday years ago by retail workers who dreaded the experience and now spun by management types to mean that it helps honest businesses get “in the black,” it
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  • Man gets 18 months for RG3 extortion attempt

    Man gets 18 months for RG3 extortion attempt

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    A former Baylor basketball player has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for trying to extort $1 million from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
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  • Mike Tice: Bears OL needs to “buck up and win a fight”

    Mike Tice: Bears OL needs to “buck up and win a fight”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Bears were without Jay Cutler Monday night, but even if he was there, he might not have been for long. After watching his group allow six sacks to the 49ers, Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice didn’t rule out lineup changes. But mostly, he said t
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  • Felix Jones, Tyron Smith, Jay Ratliff questionable for Cowboys

    Felix Jones, Tyron Smith, Jay Ratliff questionable for Cowboys

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The news is mixed on the injury front for the Cowboys heading into Thursday’s game against the Redskins. Running back Felix Jones, left tackle Tyron Smith and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff are all listed as questionable. For Smith in particular, that’s
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  • Concussions cause Vick, McCoy to miss practice

    Concussions cause Vick, McCoy to miss practice

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy aren't practicing because of concussions and their status for Philadelphia's game against Carolina on Monday night is uncertain.
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  • Cowboys' Bryant opens up about personal life

    Cowboys' Bryant opens up about personal life

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    In the midst of what might be a breakout month on the field, Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant opened up about his heavily scrutinized personal life Wednesday afternoon.
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  • My picks for Pats-Jets and the rest of Week 12

    My picks for Pats-Jets and the rest of Week 12

    CNNSI.com Nov 21, 2012
    The better team doesn't always win in the NFL. So, can the Texans overcome many things working against them to beat the Lions on Thanksgiving? See what Peter King thinks.
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  • Steelers' Burress ready to get back on field

    Steelers' Burress ready to get back on field

    Plaxico Burress is ready to get back to work with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • A Ryan-Tannenbaum tug-of-war could be coming in New York

    A Ryan-Tannenbaum tug-of-war could be coming in New York

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Four years ago, as the Jets imploded from 8-3 to 9-7, owner Woody Johnson declared that both G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and coach Eric Mangini would return. The day after the season ended, Mangini was fired. Now that the Jets are careening toward another seas…
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  • C.J. Spiller will start for Bills

    C.J. Spiller will start for Bills

    The return of Fred Jackson to practice on Wednesday raised the question of which running back the Bills would start against the Colts this Sunday. Coach Chan Gailey answered it and the answer is one that will bring a smile to the face of anyone who’s be
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  • Broncos eye title game return for McGahee

    Broncos eye title game return for McGahee

    Willis McGahee has been placed on recallable injured reserve by the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos.
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  • The All-22: RG3 reaping the benefits of Shanahan’s multi-tiered…

    The All-22: RG3 reaping the benefits of Shanahan’s multi-tiered passing offense

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    For the second time in his rookie season, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Week after a four-touchdown performance against the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday. Griffin completed an amazing 14…
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  • Arians thankful the Steelers let him go

    Arians thankful the Steelers let him go

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The current calendar year started with the Steelers and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians parting ways.  The Steelers said that Arians had retired. If Arians did indeed retire, his post-career equivalent of handing out carts at Wal-Mart has worked out …
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  • Garber: Credentials of the QB class of 2012

    Garber: Credentials of the QB class of 2012

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Here's how the rookie quarterbacks of 2012 are making an instant impact
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  • Chiefs going back to Quinn as starter vs. Broncos

    Chiefs going back to Quinn as starter vs. Broncos

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Brady Quinn is getting another shot on the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback merry-go-round.
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  • Jaguars place Blaine Gabbert, Laurent Robinson on injured reser…

    Jaguars place Blaine Gabbert, Laurent Robinson on injured reserve

    The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that quarterback Blaine Gabbert has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a right forearm injury he sustained in the first quarter of last Sunday's 43-37 overtime loss to the Houston Texans. In addition to …
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  • Cards activate RB Wells; Lindley named QB

    Cards activate RB Wells; Lindley named QB

    The Arizona Cardinals have activated Beanie Wells from the NFL's new injured/designated to return list, clearing the way for the running back to play Sunday against St. Louis.
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  • Tagliabue tells NFL to produce Cerullo, Williams for testimony

    Tagliabue tells NFL to produce Cerullo, Williams for testimony

    When former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue convenes the appeal hearing in the bounty case, two key witnesses will be required to attend and testify. According to the Associated Press, a document sent by Tagliabue to the parties directs the NFL to produ…
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Third-String Quarterback

    Quirks of the Game: The Third-String Quarterback

    nytimes.com Nov 21, 2012
    Backup quarterbacks -- and in some cases, third-stringers -- came to the fore after injuries to a bunch of starters, but the odds are almost always stacked against them.
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  • Von Miller wins AFC defensive player of the week honors

    Von Miller wins AFC defensive player of the week honors

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Von Miller might have lost the league sack lead this week, but he did win AFC defensive player of the week honors. Miller had three sacks and two forced fumbles in the Broncos’ 30-23 win over the Chargers. He now has 13 sacks on the season, and it took
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  • David DeCastro returns to practice

    David DeCastro returns to practice

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Steelers may be running low on quarterbacks, but they got an offensive lineman back at practice on Wednesday. Guard David DeCastro, their first-round pick in April, has been cleared to return to practice. DeCastro has been out since tearing his MCL …
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  • Matt Schaub’s huge day makes him player of the week

    Matt Schaub’s huge day makes him player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Only one man has ever thrown for more yards in an NFL game than the 527 that Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw for last Sunday, which is all the explanation you need for why he has been named the AFC offensive player of the week. Schaub’s day landed
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  • PFT Live: Week 12 picks, Wendy’s Rapid Reaction

    PFT Live: Week 12 picks, Wendy’s Rapid Reaction

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    With three games on Thanksgiving, there’s no time to waste when it comes to revealing the picks for Week 12. So we won’t waste any of it. Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live will feature Mike Florio and Michael David Smith’s picks for all of the games
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  • Ndamukong Suh: We’re still in the race

    Ndamukong Suh: We’re still in the race

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    There aren’t many people talking up the Lions as a playoff team, but they aren’t technically out of the running at 4-6 heading into Week 12. As Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press points out, the Lions made it to the playoffs in 1997 after start
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  • Revis convinced Cromartie to grow up prior to injury

    Revis convinced Cromartie to grow up prior to injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Once Darrelle Revis was lost for the season, Antonio Cromartie became the Jets best cornerback by default. But a conversation with Revis prior to the injury convinced Cromartie he needed to grow up anyway. “It shouldn’t have taken for Revis to go down
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  • Concussions could become a tool for managing quarterback contro…

    Concussions could become a tool for managing quarterback controversy

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    For years, NFL coaches have used injury as cover for playing the guys they want to play.  It was, for example, the “100 percent rule” that kept Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson on the bench indefinitely in 1998 while Randall Cunningham was having a s
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  • Lions' Reiff ready as Backus' streak in danger

    Lions' Reiff ready as Backus' streak in danger

    Riley Reiff may start for the Lions at left tackle Thursday against the Texans. Jeff Backus, a mainstay on the offensive line for over a decade, is recovering from a hamstring injury, his streak of 186 starts in serious jeopardy.
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  • ESPN removes reference to Jon Gruden leaving from PTI broadcast

    ESPN removes reference to Jon Gruden leaving from PTI broadcast

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    We’ve noted a few times this season that speculation about Jon Gruden leaving the Monday Night Football booth to return to coaching could make for some delicate situations at ESPN. We’ve seen another example of that today. According to Deadspin, ESPN.
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  • Reed says fine still too harsh penalty for hit

    Reed says fine still too harsh penalty for hit

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Ed Reed is thankful his one-game suspension for his hit on the Steelers' Emmanuel Sanders last Sunday was overturned on appeal but he's not happy that he still has to pay a $50,000 fine.
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  • Matt Ryan trying to forget his awful five-pick day

    Matt Ryan trying to forget his awful five-pick day

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan can only pretend to have a plan on how to deal with this week. Having never thrown more than three interceptions in a game, bouncing back from last week’s five is something he has no background with. “You can’t worry ab
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  • Vinny Curry expected to debut this week

    Vinny Curry expected to debut this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    When the Eagles drafted defensive end Vinny Curry in the second round of April’s draft, the pick was widely hailed as a case of the rich getting richer at defensive end. Curry was expected to be a pass rushing option behind Jason Babin and Trent Cole, b
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  • Q. and A. With Vinny Testaverde

    Q. and A. With Vinny Testaverde

    nytimes.com Nov 21, 2012
    The former Jets quarterback said that if the Jets continued to struggle, they should give Tim Tebow a chance to start.
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  • Browns VP battles brain cancer

    Browns VP battles brain cancer

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    As we prepare to take stock of the things for which we’re thankful, we also need to remember those who are currently facing serious challenges.  In NFL circles, few challenges are more daunting than the one currently confronting Browns executive V.P. B
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  • Dolphins claim TE Miller, cut receiver Gaffney

    Dolphins claim TE Miller, cut receiver Gaffney

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Tight end Kyle Miller has been awarded off waivers to the Miami Dolphins, and they waived receiver Jabar Gaffney.
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  • Parcells, Tasker back Belichick on Gronk decision

    Parcells, Tasker back Belichick on Gronk decision

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    It’s no surprise that Bill Parcells would defend Bill Belichick - he taught him everything he knows. But Parcells, as well as all-time special teamer Steve Tasker, defended the use of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on the extra point team, even tho
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  • Ed Reed: If NFL wants to stop concussions, stop the game

    Ed Reed: If NFL wants to stop concussions, stop the game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Ravens safety Ed Reed won his appeal of a one-game suspension handed down by the NFL for a pattern of illegal hits and will be fined $50,000 instead of missing a game and a game check for a lot more than $50,000. Reed wasn’t thrilled about the developme
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  • Eagles fire VP of communications, that should fix it

    Eagles fire VP of communications, that should fix it

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Eagles, continuing a trend of firing people who aren’t necessarily the problem, have gotten rid of their PR man. Apparently Juan Castillo couldn’t be fired again, so they dispatched senior vice president of communications Rob Zeiger Tuesday, acco
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  • Antrel Rolle: Giants need to win out

    Antrel Rolle: Giants need to win out

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    With a one-game lead in a division that has underperformed from top to bottom, the Giants could likely secure a playoff berth with a 10-6 record. But Giants safety Antrel Rolle’s looking at the toughest part of the schedule, and suggesting that winning
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  • Rex: Brady’s “a machine,” “once-in-a-generation” QB

    Rex: Brady’s “a machine,” “once-in-a-generation” QB

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    After spending last week trying to sniff out anonymous sources, and defending themselves from accusations that the clown car was beginning to role again, the Jets are on a different track this week. Coach Rex Ryan was notably humble early in the week, a…
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  • Finley may be trying to talk his way out of Titletown

    Finley may be trying to talk his way out of Titletown

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    When I first stumbled across the story from Rob Reischel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, I thought it was from last month.  It turns out the item was from Tuesday, even though the quotes were from last week. Yes, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley o…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Bills players and coaches donated more than $40,000 to help feed more than 900 families this Thanksgiving. The Dolphins like what they’re getting from return man Marcus Thigpen. Said Patriots coach Bill Belichick of the difficulty of playing Jets CB Ant
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  • Week 12 N.F.L. Game Probabilities, and a Tired Theory

    Week 12 N.F.L. Game Probabilities, and a Tired Theory

    nytimes.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Giants' offense, led by Eli Manning, peaked in Week 5 against Cleveland and has been in a relatively consistent decline since, but don't blame arm fatigue.
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  • Jonathan Joseph could be a game-time decision for Texans

    Jonathan Joseph could be a game-time decision for Texans

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    With a match up against the Detroit Lions and Calvin Johnson quickly approaching on Thanksgiving day, the Houston Texans could greatly use the services of cornerback Jonathan Joseph in trying to slow the Lions’ passing attack. According to John McClain
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  • Anthony Gaitor to return to practice for Buccaneers

    Anthony Gaitor to return to practice for Buccaneers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Second-year cornerback Anthony Gaitor is closing in on a return for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gaitor will resume practicing with the Buccaneers on Wednesday according to the team’s official site after being forced to miss the last six weeks while on inj
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  • Aaron Rodgers calls Jeff Tedford firing “terrible”

    Aaron Rodgers calls Jeff Tedford firing “terrible”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The University of California-Berkeley made the decision Tuesday to part ways with head coach Jeff Tedford after 11 years of Tedford walking the sidelines for the Golden Bears. And Green Bay Packers quarterback and Cal alum Aaron Rodgers isn’t the least
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  • Video - Rivalry Renewed 00:53

    Rivalry Renewed

    Nov 21
    One of the oldest rivalries in football is renewed on Thanksgiving Day when the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Video - Reid On The Hot Seat? 02:10

    Reid On The Hot Seat?

    Nov 21
    The Numbers Never Lie crew discuss whether Andy Reid is coaching for his job as his team faces the Panthers on Monday Night Football.
  • Video - Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub just wants to win 04:35

    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub just wants to win

    Nov 21
    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub joins "Around the League" to discuss the Texans' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11, and their game plan going forward.
  • Video - NFL Live: Texans Vs. Lions Preview 02:08

    NFL Live: Texans Vs. Lions Preview

    Nov 21
    NFL Live looks ahead to the Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Texans and Lions.

Sports Columnists

  • Biggest NFL games of Week 12 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 21
    Recent wild finishes reinforce the necessity of having a quarterback who can thrive in the fourth quarter, John Clayton writes.
  • Clayton mailbag: QB trades lose their luster

    Nov 21
    The Raiders traded two high picks for Carson Palmer. Palmer's struggles are one of the reasons trades involving QBs are risky, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thanksgiving Football Mailbag

    Nov 21
    Inept coaches, serial killer questions, and, of course, all your Week 12 picks.