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Source: Cards' Dockett hit with 'six-figure' fine Updated Dec 7, 2012
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.
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  • Brady, Bundchen welcome baby girl, Vivian Lake

    BOSTON (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.
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  • 49ers' Gore (wrist) expected in vs. Dolphins Dec 7, 2012
    Frank 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.
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  • Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats game Dec 7, 2012
    No 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 h
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  • Ryan: Tebow will be game-time decision vs. Jags

    FLORHAM 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.
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  • Jets likely without TE Dustin Keller Dec 7, 2012
    New 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 Jacksonville
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  • Jaguars WR Shorts out vs. Jets for concussion

    The Jaguars have ruled wide receiver Cecil Shorts out for Sunday's game against the New York Jets due to concussion symptoms.
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  • A showdown between the NFL's best teams? Dec 7, 2012
    Houston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3)
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  • Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questions Dec 7, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Final Word: AFC East Dec 7, 2012
    Five 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 …
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  • Andre Johnson sees historic game in Foxboro Dec 7, 2012
    As 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, vi
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  • FBI raids property of former Jets lineman Fabini Dec 7, 2012
    Authorities who raided Indiana properties owned by former New York Jets offensive lineman Jason Fabini and his brother have searched three more Fort Wayne sites.
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  • How Dolphins should attack Kaepernick Dec 7, 2012
    The 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…
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  • AccuScore: Bills will beat Rams Dec 7, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Friday morning one-liners Dec 7, 2012
    G 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 Jets
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  • Bills place Chris Hairston on injured reserve Dec 7, 2012
    The 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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  • Video - By The Numbers: Texans-Patriots 00:53

    By The Numbers: Texans-Patriots

    Dec 7
    The Patriots host the Texans on Monday Night and we take you by the numbers.
  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions 06:32

    NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions

    Dec 7
    NFL Live makes their predictions for Week 14's key matchups.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots 03:40

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots

    Dec 7
    Will the New England Patriots be able to use their running game to help out Tom Brady on Monday night? The "Playbook" guys discuss this much-anticipated matchup.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 02:52

    'Playbook': New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Dec 7
    Can the New York Jets win with Mark Sanchez as their quarterback? The "Playbook" guys discuss if the Jets' offense can provide enough to get past the Jacksonville Jaguars.