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Mark Sanchez along for the ride as he doesn't make or break NY Jets in win over Jacksonville Jaguars
Marc Brunell was the Jets’ backup quarterback last season. Great guy. Knowledgeable veteran. But there was absolutely no chance he was going to create a quarterback controversy.Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com Updated Dec 9, 2012Will the Jets' formula for victory over Jacksonville - a revived running game, a scaled-back offense and solid defense - continue to escort them into the A.F.C. playoff picture?Upvote Share TweetFrank Gore must have been confident that the San Francisco 49ers would beat out the Miami Dolphins. Via Sacramento Bee reporter Matt Barrows, this is the shirt Gore wore after the game. It was a bold choice because Gore had to be assured of the result w…Upvote Share TweetHeading into a hostile environment in San Francisco, the Miami Dolphins turned in a solid effort on Sunday. But in the end the 49ers were too strong, too physical and too good, and they earned a hard-fought win to stay on top in the NFC West. San Franci…Upvote Share Tweet
Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in the head (VIDEO)yahoo.com Updated Dec 9, 2012Side judge Jeff Lamberth seemed a bit preoccupied while doing his job on Sunday. Maybe he still has a lot of Christmas shopping to do. It's understandable. The holidays are coming up fast. Either way, he seemed lost in his own little world when Chiefs q…Upvote Share Tweet
Four things we learned about the AFC EastThe AFC East blog will be in Foxborough, Mass., in Week 14 for the huge game between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots on "Monday Night Football." The other three AFC East teams were in action Sunday. Here are some things we learned …Upvote Share Tweet
The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Updated Dec 9, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Upvote Share TweetHere are some thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 27-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins: What it means: The Dolphins lost their fifth game in six weeks and fall to 5-8 on the season. Similar to the Buffalo Bills' loss Sunday, this game ends any realist…Upvote Share Tweet
Bills tight end has Lambeau Leap fail when fans don’t catch himyahoo.com Updated Dec 9, 2012Lee Smith hasn't had many moments to celebrate in his NFL career. He is a tight end for the Buffalo Bills who had seven catches in two seasons before Sunday. So when he caught a touchdown Sunday, that was his time to shine. He turned to the fans in the …Upvote Share TweetShonn Greene and Bilal Powell ran for short touchdowns and the New York Jets kept their postseason hopes alive with a 17-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetSam Bradford threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with 48 seconds left to lift the St. Louis Rams to a 15-12 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Antonio Cromartie departs with head injuryThe Jets are trying to hold on in the fourth quarter for their second straight win, but they might have to do it without one of their best defenders. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie has returned to the locker room after getting drilled by teammate Yeremiah…Upvote Share TweetSome thoughts on the Buffalo Bills' 15-12 loss to the St. Louis Rams: What it means: The Bills blow another game late and fall to 5-8. That puts any chance Buffalo had for a wild card to rest. It's fitting because questionable play in the fourth quarter…Upvote Share Tweet
Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destructLast week’s Jets-Cardinals game set offensive football back about 60 years. This week’s Jets-Jaguars matchup isn’t quite that bad, but it isn’t going to be the subject of any glowing documentaries on the NFL Network either. The Jaguars lead 3-0 afUpvote Share TweetHouston Texans tight end Garrett Graham, who practiced on a limited basis this week while recovering from a concussion, has been ruled out for Monday night's showdown with the New England Patriots.Upvote Share TweetEvery week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Rams at Bills Rams: TE Mike McNeill, WR Danny Amendola, QBUpvote Share TweetBills RB C.J. Spiller has a starry group of admirers. It looks like a tough matchup for the Dolphins offense this week. Former Patriots WR Troy Brown isn’t a big fan of current Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd. The Jets defense feels a lot better about itselfUpvote Share TweetThe Jets have been toying with the idea of dressing all three of the players listed on their roster as quarterbacks, something that’s a bit easier now that they won’t have to use a roster spot on Dustin Keller. Keller was listed as doubtful on FridayUpvote Share Tweet
NY Jets take three-quarterback circus of Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy on road to Jacksonvillenydailynews.com Updated Dec 9, 2012It is no longer a three-ring circus now with the Jets. It is a three-quarterback circus, one they take to Jacksonville on Sunday, where they see if one or all of their quarterbacks can beat a Jaguars team even worse than the Jets have been.Upvote Share Tweet
Full Tom Brady Monday Night Football ConversationDec 9Mike Tirico sits down with Tom Brady prior to Patriots' meeting with Texans on Monday Night Football.
Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-49ers RecapDec 9Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the 49ers' 27-13 win over the Dolphins
Dolphins postgame press conferenceDec 9Dolphins react following game with 49ers
Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers highlightsDec 9The San Francisco 49ers dominate on the ground, scoring three rushing touchdowns, as they knock off the Miami Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.