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Mark Sanchez along for the ride as he doesn't make or break NY …

Mark Sanchez along for the ride as he doesn't make or break NY Jets in win over Jacksonville Jaguars

nydailynews.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
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.
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  • Is This the Right Blueprint for the Jets?

    Is This the Right Blueprint for the Jets?

    nytimes.com Dec 9, 2012
    Will 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?
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  • Frank Gore sports dead Dolphins logo after game

    Frank Gore sports dead Dolphins logo after game

    Frank 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…
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  • Aldon Smith’s two sacks, Colin Kaepernick’s TD lead 49ers to vi…

    Aldon Smith’s two sacks, Colin Kaepernick’s TD lead 49ers to victory

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Heading 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…
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  • Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in th…

    Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in the head (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Side 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…
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  • Four things we learned about the AFC East

    Four things we learned about the AFC East

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We'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 »
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  • Wrap-up: 49ers 27, Dolphins 13

    Wrap-up: 49ers 27, Dolphins 13

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Here 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…
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  • Bills tight end has Lambeau Leap fail when fans don’t catch him

    Bills tight end has Lambeau Leap fail when fans don’t catch him

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Lee 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 …
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  • Jets use running game to beat Jaguars

    Jets use running game to beat Jaguars

    Shonn 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.
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  • Bradford lifts Rams past Bills in last minute

    Bradford lifts Rams past Bills in last minute

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Sam 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.
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  • Antonio Cromartie departs with head injury

    Antonio Cromartie departs with head injury

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Wrap-up: Rams 15, Bills 12

    Wrap-up: Rams 15, Bills 12

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Some 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…
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  • Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

    Jags hold 3-0 lead as Jets offense continues to destruct

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Last 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 af
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  • Texans TE Graham (concussion) out vs. Pats

    Texans TE Graham (concussion) out vs. Pats

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Houston 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.
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  • Week 14 early inactives

    Week 14 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Every 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, QB
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Bills 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 itself
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  • Dustin Keller downgraded to out

    Dustin Keller downgraded to out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The 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 Friday
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  • NY Jets take three-quarterback circus of Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebo…

    NY Jets take three-quarterback circus of Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy on road to Jacksonville

    nydailynews.com Dec 9, 2012
    It 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.
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  • Video - Full Tom Brady Monday Night Football Conversation 07:10

    Full Tom Brady Monday Night Football Conversation

    Dec 9
    Mike Tirico sits down with Tom Brady prior to Patriots' meeting with Texans on Monday Night Football.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-49ers Recap 03:07

    Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-49ers Recap

    Dec 9
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the 49ers' 27-13 win over the Dolphins
  • Video - Dolphins postgame press conference 03:30

    Dolphins postgame press conference

    Dec 9
    Dolphins react following game with 49ers
  • Video - Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights 00:56

    Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers highlights

    Dec 9
    The San Francisco 49ers dominate on the ground, scoring three rushing touchdowns, as they knock off the Miami Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.

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