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Rodgers, Packers make quick work of Vikes

Rodgers, Packers make quick work of Vikes

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 27, 2013
Aaron Rodgers threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 44-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.
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  • NFL Week 8 Winners and Losers: Officials’ exuberance costs the …

    NFL Week 8 Winners and Losers: Officials’ exuberance costs the Dolphins a shot at a win

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    More and more, when you watch a NFL game, you end up noticing the officials. A lot of times, the flags that change the course of games are thrown in the name of player safety. An iffy roughing the passer penalty here, an arguable defenseless receiver hi…
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  • Rare Giants Takeaway Alters Game

    Rare Giants Takeaway Alters Game

    nytimes.com Oct 27, 2013
    A Giants defense that has forced few turnovers got a big play from Terrell Thomas, who ended an Eagles drive when he forced quarterback Matt Barkley to fumble.
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  • Dalton dazzles, Megatron dominates, more snaps from Week 8

    Dalton dazzles, Megatron dominates, more snaps from Week 8

    CNNSI.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Bengals have back-to-back early playoff exits. After routing the Jets, Cincy looks like a contender.
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  • Broncos get scare from Washington, rally for runaway win

    Broncos get scare from Washington, rally for runaway win

    On the first play of the fourth quarter, the Broncos trailed Washington 21-14 and faced a 4th-and-goal from the Redskins’ one-yard-line. The Broncos converted, with Peyton Manning throwing a TD pass to reserve tight end Joel Dreessen. It was the first o…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Sly Stafford Makes Big Day by Johnson Count for…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Sly Stafford Makes Big Day by Johnson Count for Lions

    nytimes.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Cowboys thought the Lions’ Matthew Stafford was going to spike the ball. Instead, he lunged for a score, giving Calvin Johnson, who had 329 receiving yards, another reason to celebrate.
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  • Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver gives officials the …

    Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver gives officials the middle finger – twice

    Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver was quick to let NFL officials know what he thought about their call against his team during a 21-18 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.The NFL office will likely let Tarver know its opin…
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  • Pats overcome shaky start to beat Dolphins

    Pats overcome shaky start to beat Dolphins

    The New England Patriots shook off a dismal first half and another mediocre performance by Tom Brady to beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 on Sunday.
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  • Top 5 Must-See Plays from Week 8

    Top 5 Must-See Plays from Week 8

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    1. Pryor’s mad dashThe Oakland Raiders might have gained only 279 yards in their 21-18 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but 93 of them came right off the bat. Backed up to his own 7-yard line, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor ran a QB-record 9…
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  • Shanahan: Robert Griffin III could have returned to game

    Shanahan: Robert Griffin III could have returned to game

    From the early indications, it appears Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s left knee injury is not serious. According to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C., head coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin was given the OK to return to the gam…
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  • Packers answer 109-yard TD with methodical drive

    Packers answer 109-yard TD with methodical drive

    The way the Packers did it wasn’t quite as exciting, but the result was the same. After the Vikings jumped out to an early lead on Cordarrelle Patterson’s 109-yard return of the opening kickoff for a touchdown, the Packers just evened it up in a more me…
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  • Report: Pouncey served in Hernandez case

    Report: Pouncey served in Hernandez case

    Mike Pouncey of Miami Dolphins was approached by Massachusetts police after a loss to the New England Patriots and given a grand jury subpoena related to the investigation into the Aaron Hernandez case.
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  • Bengals 49, Jets 9: Jets’ Up-and-Down Pattern Holds, and Crumpl…

    Bengals 49, Jets 9: Jets’ Up-and-Down Pattern Holds, and Crumples Them

    nytimes.com Oct 27, 2013
    Andy Dalton passed for 325 yards and 5 touchdowns as the Bengals crushed the Jets, who were seeking their first winning streak of the season but instead fell to 4-4.
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  • Pryor's 93-yard TD run keys Raiders' win

    Pryor's 93-yard TD run keys Raiders' win

    ESPN.com Oct 27, 2013
    Terrelle Pryor ran 93 yards on the first play from scrimmage for the longest touchdown run by a quarterback, and the Oakland Raiders won following a bye week for the first time since 2002, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18 Sunday.
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  • LIVE: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

    LIVE: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

    CNNSI.com Oct 27, 2013
    Minnesota used a special teams TD to keep it close early, but the Packers have pulled away 41-17 on the road.
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  • NFL could play eight games with different teams in London, won’…

    NFL could play eight games with different teams in London, won’t expand

    So what’s the long-term goal for the NFL in London? Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday that he wants to put a team in both London and Los Angeles. If that happens, it won’t entail expansion of the league. The NFL, we’re told, has no plan to grow b…
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  • Monday’s Matchup: Seahawks at Rams

    Monday’s Matchup: Seahawks at Rams

    nytimes.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Seahawks travel to St. Louis for Monday Night Football.
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  • Buffalo’s Thad Lewis misses out on the tuck rule, surrenders fu…

    Buffalo’s Thad Lewis misses out on the tuck rule, surrenders fumble

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    All you've got to do to get a Boston sports fan riled up is say two simple words: "tuck rule." Almost 11 years ago, in the waning seconds of a playoff game against the Raiders, a young Patriots quarterback by the name of Tom Brady got swarmed …
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  • Cardinals stick a fork in the Falcons

    Cardinals stick a fork in the Falcons

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    Last year, the Falcons were the No. 1 playoff seed in the NFC. This year, we can rule them out of playoff contention just seven games into the season. The Falcons traveled to Arizona and took a good, old-fashioned butt-kicking from the Cardinals, losing…
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  • Raiders escape with 21-18 win over Steelers

    Raiders escape with 21-18 win over Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Steelers had shown signs of getting things back together during their recent two-game win streak. But any momentum they might have built was lost Sunday, in a ridiculous 21-18 loss at Oakland. The amazing part might have been that the Raiders were a…
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  • Disbelieving Raiderfan Reaction Somehow Appropriate

    Disbelieving Raiderfan Reaction Somehow Appropriate

    deadspin.com Oct 27, 2013
    That this is a reasonable and expected response from a Raiders fan whose team still has a three-point lead and the ball with 90 seconds left tells you how truly wacky the 2013 NFL season has been.Read more...
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  • Bengals’ Dalton coming into his own, with help from Jones, foll…

    Bengals’ Dalton coming into his own, with help from Jones, following big victory over Jets

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    Andy Dalton is the red-headed stepchild of the high-drafted slew of quarterbacks in recent years. OK, that works on a few levels because of the pigment of Andy's hair. But it's euphemistically true, as well, with much of the football-watching country do…
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  • Dez on sideline rants: My passion is 'positive'

    Dez on sideline rants: My passion is 'positive'

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant described his passion as "all positive" after a pair of sideline confrontations with teammates during Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions.
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  • On Wednesday, senior NFL execs will listen to Oneida Indian Nat…

    On Wednesday, senior NFL execs will listen to Oneida Indian Nation’s concerns

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The long-awaited meeting between the NFL and Oneida Indian Nation will occur on Wednesday. So who will be there, and what will transpire? According to the NFL, at least two executive Vice Presidents will attend, along with other senior league executives…
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  • Dolphins think Brandon Gibson is done for season

    Dolphins think Brandon Gibson is done for season

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    On their way to losing a game to the Patriots, the Dolphins lost wide receiver Brandon Gibson to a left knee injury on Sunday. It doesn’t sound like they’ll be getting him back any time soon. Gibson will have an MRI to discover the extent of the injury,…
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  • Denver shrugs off two-TD deficit, leads Washington in fourth qu…

    Denver shrugs off two-TD deficit, leads Washington in fourth quarter

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    For a brief window in the second half, Washington looked like it might be capable of giving Denver a real challenge on Sunday. Then, that window slammed shut. After falling behind by 14 with 11:34 left in the third quarter on Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall’s…
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  • Brad Jones, James Jones, Nick Perry all out for Green Bay

    Brad Jones, James Jones, Nick Perry all out for Green Bay

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Packers knew they would be without several regulars well in advance of Sunday night’s game against the Vikings. Linebacker Clay Matthews and tight end Jermichael Finley never had a chance of playing this week, but there was some hope that linebacker…
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  • Bengals crush Jets to solidify hold on AFC North

    Bengals crush Jets to solidify hold on AFC North

    Anywhere you looked on Sunday, there was a Bengals player making a big play. There was A.J. Green with a pair of 53-yard receptions and Marvin Jones scoring four touchdowns in a coming out party. Andy Dalton threw five touchdowns, a career best, and thr…
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  • No timetable for Aldon Smith’s return

    No timetable for Aldon Smith’s return

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    In recent days, multiple things have been said about 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith. G.M. Trent Baalke has said that he’s “hopeful” Smith could return after the Week Nine bye. Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that Smith’s decision to enter rehab will b…
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  • Here’s something you don’t see often: Peyton Manning gets calle…

    Here’s something you don’t see often: Peyton Manning gets called for holding

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    Before Sunday, it would have been tough to figure out how a quarterback could get called for holding.Peyton Manning showed the way.The Broncos quarterback got pressure from his right side, and Ryan Kerrigan of the Redskins got a hand on the ball. The ba…
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  • Michael Vick felt hamstring “pop,” will have MRI on Monday

    Michael Vick felt hamstring “pop,” will have MRI on Monday

    Eagles quarterback Michael Vick didn’t look 100 percent early in Sunday’s 15-7 loss to the Giants and he wound up leaving the game before halftime as a result of the hamstring injury that had kept him sidelined for the two previous games. Vick said afte…
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  • Two Saints fans dress up as Sean Payton and Rob Ryan, win every…

    Two Saints fans dress up as Sean Payton and Rob Ryan, win every costume contest ever

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras wear, but we're betting these two guys could win any costume contest in town — no matter what time of the year. Yes, that's the goateed fan on the left going as New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan w…
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  • Bengals LB Maualuga carted off field

    Bengals LB Maualuga carted off field

    ESPN.com Oct 27, 2013
    Linebacker Rey Maualuga was carted off with what the Bengals diagnosed as a left knee injury.
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  • Tom Brady: My hand feels perfect

    Tom Brady: My hand feels perfect

    The Patriots had a miserable first half offensively on Sunday and trailed the Dolphins 17-3 at the half after gaining just 25 yards. Making matters worse was apparent swelling on quarterback Tom Brady’s right hand, which had been the source of interest …
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  • Pro Football Now: Previewing Sunday night's Packers-Vikings mat…

    Pro Football Now: Previewing Sunday night's Packers-Vikings matchup

    CNNSI.com Oct 27, 2013
    Greg Jennings will lead his new team against his old one when the Vikings host the Packers on Sunday night.
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  • Brees throws five TDs in Saints’ 35-17 win vs. Buffalo

    Brees throws five TDs in Saints’ 35-17 win vs. Buffalo

    The Saints’ passing game was just too much for the Bills on Sunday. Quarterback Drew Brees threw five TD passes as New Orleans scored a 35-17 victory against visiting Buffalo on Sunday. Rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills hauled in TD receptions of 69 and…
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  • Raiders running wild over Steelers at halftime

    Raiders running wild over Steelers at halftime

    An old school rivalry is producing a surprisingly old school beatdown. After Terrelle Pryor took the first snap of the game for the longest touchdown run by an NFL quarterback (93 yards), the Raiders continued to pile onto their margin, leading the Stee…
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  • LeBron Does His Best Heat Fan Impression During Cowboys Game

    LeBron Does His Best Heat Fan Impression During Cowboys Game

    deadspin.com Oct 27, 2013
    What happened? I just left my tv to use the restroom — LeBron James (@KingJames) October 27, 2013Read more...
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  • Megatron and Lions rally past Cowboys

    Megatron and Lions rally past Cowboys

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    Calvin Johnson's monster day helped Detroit to an improbable 31-30 comeback win over the Cowboys.
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  • Brian Billick Called The Game For The Cowboys With 1:24 Left

    Brian Billick Called The Game For The Cowboys With 1:24 Left

    deadspin.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Lions may have had more than 500 total yards, but Matthew Stafford couldn't connect to Kris Durham on fourth down very late in the fourth quarter. "That's the story of the game," Brian Billick said. Ballgame. The Lions "are gonna come…
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  • Jaguars mascot goes streaking at Wembley

    Jaguars mascot goes streaking at Wembley

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Jacksonville Jaguars didn't do a very good impression of a NFL team over in London, getting steamrolled by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday by a score of 42-10. However, the team's mascot, Jaxson De Ville, did a pretty nice impression of a soccer s…
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  • Lions Shock Cowboys With An 80-Yard Drive In Less Than A Minute

    Lions Shock Cowboys With An 80-Yard Drive In Less Than A Minute

    deadspin.com Oct 27, 2013
    With 1:03 left in the fourth, Calvin Johnson had accrued 290 receiving yards, sixth-best in NFL history, but the Lions were still losing 30-24. Over the next minute, a ridiculous game would get even more ridiculous, with Detroit engineering an 80-yard d…
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  • Devin McCourty tips ball Marquice Cole for insane volleyball-st…

    Devin McCourty tips ball Marquice Cole for insane volleyball-style interception (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    Interception of the year? Sure, we'll nominate it. The New England Patriots' defense didn't have a great first half against the Miami Dolphins, but it was an eventful second half, highlighted by a circus interception by Marquice Cole. But Cole was only …
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  • Mega comeback: Johnson, Stafford rally Lions

    Mega comeback: Johnson, Stafford rally Lions

    Matthew Stafford's 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Calvin Johnson's 329 yards receiving lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31-30 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
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  • Jacksonville Jaguars halfway to 0-16 season, and who are they g…

    Jacksonville Jaguars halfway to 0-16 season, and who are they going to beat?

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    The 2008 Detroit Lions should be very nervous after watching the Jacksonville Jaguars play on Sunday. Jacksonville was defeated by San Francisco, 42-10, at Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars proved they could lose in London just as easily as they can drop gam…
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  • Giants 15, Eagles 7: No Touchdowns, No Matter

    Giants 15, Eagles 7: No Touchdowns, No Matter

    The Giants used efficient offense, solid defense and five field goals to stop an eight-game road skid and hand Philadelphia its 10th straight home loss.
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  • Chiefs overcome Browns to stay undefeated

    Chiefs overcome Browns to stay undefeated

    Alex Smith threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the scrappy Cleveland Browns late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 23-17 victory Sunday and remain the NFL's lone undefeated team.
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  • Jaguars stay winless at “home,” 49ers cruise to 6-2

    Jaguars stay winless at “home,” 49ers cruise to 6-2

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    London’s probably getting an NFL team one day. Unless, of course, they see enough Jaguars games and decide to pass. The “home” Jaguars looked as much like a professional team as The Monkees resembled The Beatles, as they were thrashed 42-10 by the 49ers…
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  • Schiano tells Bucs players they’re stuck with him

    Schiano tells Bucs players they’re stuck with him

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    As the Buccaneers prepare to head to Seattle in Week Nine before welcoming the Dolphins and the spotlight of Monday Night Football to Tampa in Week 10, the status of coach Greg Schiano remains murky. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Schiano told t…
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  • Jamaal Charles returns after knee injury

    Jamaal Charles returns after knee injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    Two more big catches from Josh Gordon have helped the Browns get back within three points in the third quarter and the Chiefs may have to protect what’s left of their lead without running back Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs say that Charles is questionable …
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  • Victor Cruz heads to Giants locker room with neck injury, retur…

    Victor Cruz heads to Giants locker room with neck injury, returns to game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Giants are still up 12-0 in Philadelphia, but their smiles are a little less wide in the third quarter. Wide receiver Victor Cruz has returned to the locker room after he was slammed to the ground by Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher after a catch.…
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  • Cleveland Browns get tricky, turn old-school flea flicker into …

    Cleveland Browns get tricky, turn old-school flea flicker into touchdown

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    Even in the modern, sophisticated NFL, there's always room for an old-school trick play.The Browns pulled one out of the bag against the Chiefs. With the offense struggling to move the ball in the second half, Cleveland dialed up a basic flea flicker.Ja…
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  • Patriots’ offense sputtering early vs. Miami

    Patriots’ offense sputtering early vs. Miami

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Patriots’ offense underwhelmed as Miami surged to a 17-3 halftime lead at New England on Sunday. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 6-of-8 first-half passes, but for just 25 yards. Also, the Dolphins capitalized on his first-quarter intercepti…
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  • Josh Gordon keeping Browns alive in Kansas City

    Josh Gordon keeping Browns alive in Kansas City

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The Browns ran nine plays on their first three offensive drives while the Chiefs ran up 13 points to grab an early lead that seemed pretty secure against a Browns team starting Jason Campbell at quarterback for the first time this season. Then Josh Gord…
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  • License Plate Guy trolls Eagles fans’ Super Bowl record with a …

    License Plate Guy trolls Eagles fans’ Super Bowl record with a brutally effective number: zero

    yahoo.com Oct 27, 2013
    Wearing the opposing team's colors into their stadium is a brave move. But openly taunting them with their lack of Super Bowl success? That's trolling as fine art. That brave fellow above is License Plate Guy, for reasons which are as obvious as the tea…
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  • Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer exits with leg injury

    Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer exits with leg injury

    Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer was taken off the field via cart after suffering a right leg injury in Sunday’s game vs. Miami. Vollmer was blocking on a running play when injured. While engaged in blocking, the back of Vollmer’s legs were rolle…
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  • Report: Vikings would trade Allen for 'right price'

    Report: Vikings would trade Allen for 'right price'

    Report: Vikings would trade Allen for 'right price'
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  • Four-for-four 49ers rolling Jaguars 28-0

    Four-for-four 49ers rolling Jaguars 28-0

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    Greg Roman, the 49ers offensive coordinator, always said it didn’t bother him that the Jaguars didn’t wait to interview him for their vacant head coaching job last offseason. He’s taking it out on them anyway. The 49ers have scored touchdowns on all fou…
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  • Sources: Offseason Fitzgerald trade in play

    Sources: Offseason Fitzgerald trade in play

    A trade for Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be in play this offseason, multiple league executive sources said, in the likely event a deal is not completed before Tuesday's trade deadline.
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  • Michael Irvin Urges Jason Campbell To Lead A "Scalping&quo…

    Michael Irvin Urges Jason Campbell To Lead A "Scalping" Of The Chiefs

    deadspin.com Oct 27, 2013
    Michael Irvin's NFL Network segment was an attempt to inspire Jason Campbell and the Browns to beat the Chiefs in a "scalping." OK. (If Irvin really wants to go with violent imagery, how about he stay closer to home and call for the Browns to …
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  • Kolb won’t be playing this year, for anyone

    Kolb won’t be playing this year, for anyone

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    With Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb on injured reserve with his latest concussion and plenty of teams needing plenty of help at quarterback (e.g., Austin Davis or Davis Austin, we’ve explored the question of whether Kolb could be released from injured res…
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  • NFL: Jets Should Have Been Called For Same Pushing Penalty As P…

    NFL: Jets Should Have Been Called For Same Pushing Penalty As Pats

    deadspin.com Oct 27, 2013
    There was a lot of bitter back-and-forth between the Jets and Patriots about last week's controversial overtime pushing penalty. At first, Bill Belichick didn't seem to know what the penalty was. (He made a big deal about the "second level" in…
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  • No Austin, Murray or Ware for Cowboys

    No Austin, Murray or Ware for Cowboys

    The Cowboys are going to be down four starters for Sunday’s trip to Detroit. Safety J.J. Wilcox was ruled out during the week after injuring his knee in practice and he’ll be joined on the inactive list by wide receiver Miles Austin, running back DeMarc…
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  • Sources: NFL warns coaches against 'push'

    Sources: NFL warns coaches against 'push'

    ESPN.com Oct 27, 2013
    The NFL sent a videotape to all 32 head coaches this week, warning that it will work with officials to pick up more penalties like the controversial one called last Sunday that helped the Jets beat the Patriots, league sources told ESPN.
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  • Saints TE Graham (foot) plays against Bills

    Saints TE Graham (foot) plays against Bills

    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was active and played Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.
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  • Chiefs WR Bowe to start despite groin pull

    Chiefs WR Bowe to start despite groin pull

    Dwayne Bowe will start Sunday for the Chiefs against the Browns at Arrowhead Stadium despite a slight groin pull he suffered Thursday.
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  • Danny Amendola active, Aqib Talib inactive for Patriots

    Danny Amendola active, Aqib Talib inactive for Patriots

    After a one-game absence, Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is back in the lineup for New England. Amendola, who missed the Week Seven loss to the Jets with a concussion, is active for Sunday’s game vs. Miami. Amendola has caught 16 passes for 159 y…
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  • Suh plans bye week videoconference with league office

    Suh plans bye week videoconference with league office

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh does not plan to visit the league office, as he was invited to do, during the bye week. But he does plan to have a chat with league officials. Suh told Merril Hoge of ESPN that he will have a videoconference with the…
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  • NFL admits Jets should have been flagged for field goal push

    NFL admits Jets should have been flagged for field goal push

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The NFL has admitted that Patriots coach Bill Belichick was right and the officials on the field were wrong about the Jets breaking the rule against pushing a teammate into the line while trying to block a field goal. Belichick complained after his own …
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  • Peyton has two ankle sprains, sources say

    Peyton has two ankle sprains, sources say

    ESPN.com Oct 27, 2013
    Peyton Manning suffered two ankle sprains, including a high ankle sprain, against Jacksonville on Oct. 13, league sources confirmed.
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  • Report:  Both of Manning’s ankles are sprained

    Report: Both of Manning’s ankles are sprained

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    When Broncos coach John Fox was asked this week which of quarterback Peyton Manning’s ankles are sprained, Fox didn’t hesitate to answer with a non-answer. “I don’t have to tell you that,” Fox said, laughing. The joke’s on whoever assumed that Peyton ha…
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  • Marcus Lattimore thinks he’ll start practicing soon

    Marcus Lattimore thinks he’ll start practicing soon

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The 49ers have several players on the physically unable to perform and non-football injury lists that they hope will be able to contribute to the team in the next few weeks. Rookie running back Marcus Lattimore is one of those players. Lattimore is comi…
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  • Taking a look at players who could be traded by Tuesday

    Taking a look at players who could be traded by Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    The annual trading window, which opened in March, closes on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET. As one league source explained it, the next 48 hours will have some intrigue. If history holds, it also will include a trade or two that we’re not thinking about. With …
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27, 2013
    RB Ronnie Wingo may do more than just come close to making his Bills debut this week. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says the team hasn’t changed directions in the wake of three straight losses. DE Andre Carter is trying to learn the Patriots’ defensive pla…
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  • Cards RB Mendenhall won't play vs. Falcons

    Cards RB Mendenhall won't play vs. Falcons

    ESPN.com Oct 27, 2013
    Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall will not play Sunday against the visiting Atlanta Falcons because of a lingering toe injury and will be replaced by rookie Andre Ellington, who will now start.
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  • Geno Smith is making NY Jets fun to watch

    Geno Smith is making NY Jets fun to watch

    nydailynews.com Oct 27, 2013
    Geno Smith is in Cincinnati today and so are the Jets, who try to do something they have not yet done this season, which means win two games in a row. They try to do that with the Saints coming into MetLife Stadium next week and before they go on the ro…
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  • Video - GameDay: Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions highlights 05:56

    GameDay: Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions highlights

    Oct 27
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson puts together a day to remember, while quarterback Matthew Stafford shows creativity to give the Lions a 31-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Video - Johnson's Monster Day Sparks Lions 01:30

    Johnson's Monster Day Sparks Lions

    Oct 27
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: Calvin Johnson set a Lions franchise record with 329 yards receiving and caught a touchdown in the Lions' 31-30 come-from-behind win over the Cowboys.
  • Video - Mike Pouncey Handed Subpoena 02:42

    Mike Pouncey Handed Subpoena

    Oct 27
    ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson discusses the subpoena given to Dolphins center Mike Pouncey related to the Aaron Hernandez investigation.
  • Video - GameDay: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings highlights 03:53

    GameDay: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings highlights

    Oct 27
    The Green Bay Packers display a balanced attack on offense, defense, and special teams as they defeat the Minnesota Vikings 44-31 in Week 8 of NFL action.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Andy Dalton, Bengals show they belong among AFC elite; more Sna…

    Oct 27
    PHILADELPHIA -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 8 schedule that was full of spectacular individual performances and didn't turn out to be as non-descript as feared. ...
  • Don Banks: Revolving door at quarterback has Chip Kelly's Eagles in a tail…

    Oct 27
    PHILADELPHIA -- Some day, the Philadelphia Eagles might win another home game. But maybe not this season.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano has lost his team and fractured a …

    Oct 27
    Greg Schiano might have been able to survive an 0-7 start and irate fans. But he won't overcome the loss of his locker room.
  • Clayton's Last Call: Not featuring the run

    Oct 27
    Running attacks continue to take a backseat, writes John Clayton. Plus, a defining win by the Lions, the Patriots' glaring need and more.