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AFC East News and Rumors
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett has been fined a "six-figures" amount for allegedly spitting at teammate Kerry Rhodes and disobeying the team's plan to let the Jets score, a source told ESPN.
Share TweetBOSTON (AP) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, have announced the birth of their second child, a girl named Vivian Lake.
49ers' Gore (wrist) expected in vs. DolphinsUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetFrank Gore carries a heavy load every week for the 49ers and it will be more of the same when San Francisco hosts the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats gameUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetNo one’s ready to make an official declaration, but it appears the Texans are going to be closer to full strength for Monday’s game against the Patriots. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and linebacker Bradie James practiced again Friday, and Joseph said hShare TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rex Ryan says he'll make a game-time decision on whether Tim Tebow plays in the New York Jets' game in Jacksonville against the Jaguars on Sunday.Share TweetNew York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will be back under center this weekend, but he most likely will be without his most reliable weapon. The Jets listed starting tight end Dustin Keller (ankle) as "doubtful" for Sunday’s game against the JacksonvilleShare TweetThe Jaguars have ruled wide receiver Cecil Shorts out for Sunday's game against the New York Jets due to concussion symptoms.Share TweetHouston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3)Source: CNNSI.com
Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' QuestionsUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetJudy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Source: nytimes.com
Final Word: AFC EastUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 14: Protecting Brady: The New England Patriots' biggest key to success is protecting quarterback Tom Brady, and they will have a tall task blocking the Houston Texans on "Monday Night Football." Houston is …Share TweetAs the Texans get ready to face the Patriots on Monday Night Football, a player who has been in Houston for all but one year of the franchise’s existence has a fairly strong assessment of the meaning of the game. “It’s big,” Andre Johnson said, viShare TweetAuthorities who raided Indiana properties owned by former New York Jets offensive lineman Jason Fabini and his brother have searched three more Fort Wayne sites.Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins, losers of four of five games, have a tall task ahead when they travel to play the San Francisco 49ers. Their biggest challenge defensively is slowing down dynamic 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Miami's defense has struggled migh…
AccuScore: Bills will beat RamsUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetThe Buffalo Bills (5-7) have a tough matchup Sunday against the St. Louis Rams (5-6-1). This is an underrated game involving two teams that have played solid football the past few weeks. According to AccuScore, the Bills will move one step closer to .50…Share TweetG Andy Levitre is the iron man of an injury-ravaged Bills offensive line. Dolphins T Jonathan Martin isn’t getting an easy task in his first start at left tackle. CB Kyle Arrington has adjusted well to his role as the Patriots’ nickel corner. The JetsShare TweetThe Buffalo Bills lost right tackle Chris Hairston for the rest of the season when they placed him on injured reserve Thursday with a bone injury in his right foot. According to Nick Mendola of the Associated Press, there was a possibility that Hairston…
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