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Even Danny Woodhead's Butterfingers Can't Stop New England From…

Even Danny Woodhead's Butterfingers Can't Stop New England From Scoring: Patriots-Texans In Four GIFs

deadspin.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
New England 42, Houston 14: Tom Brady had four touchdowns and 296 yards. Matt Schaub? He also participated in the game. New England running backs accounted for 127 yards rushing and another touchdown. Houston running backs had 99 yards and one touchdown…
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  • Brady, Patriots rip AFC-leading Texans

    Brady, Patriots rip AFC-leading Texans

    A matchup of AFC powers turned into a blowout. Tom Brady threw for four scores and the Patriots claimed their seventh straight win with a big 42-14 victory over Houston in Foxboro.
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  • Buzz around NY Jets is exactly what ESPN wants

    Buzz around NY Jets is exactly what ESPN wants

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    AS FAR AS the indignities heaped on the Jets after their 17-10 win over Jacksonville on Sunday, the one authored by Mike Greenberg was No. 1 on the hit parade.
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  • After name drop by Rex, retired Woodall 'ready'

    After name drop by Rex, retired Woodall 'ready'

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan jokingly names retired Al Woodall team's starting quarterback.
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  • Patriots take control early vs. Texans

    Patriots take control early vs. Texans

    In a big Monday night game in New England, Tom Brady is stepping up in a big way. The Patriots jumped out to an early 14-0 lead over the Texans, thanks to Brady going 6-fot-8 for 114 yards on New England’s first two offensive possessions. The Patriots”
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  • Report:  Jets may bring back Braylon Edwards

    Report: Jets may bring back Braylon Edwards

    The Seahawks are done with receiver Braylon Edwards.  Another team that was believed to be done with Braylon Edwards may not be. Yes, the “idiots calling the shots” with the Jets could be dialing up Edwards, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Edward
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  • Your Monday Night Football Open Thread

    Your Monday Night Football Open Thread

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    Houston at New England (ESPN): This has all the makings for a legitimate barn burner and as they look ahead to next week's matchup, Tirico and Gruden must be doing somersaults. Alas, this game will play out the only way an ostensibly exciting game invol…
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  • Donald Trump wishes ‘Bob’ Belichick the best of luck on Twitter

    Donald Trump wishes ‘Bob’ Belichick the best of luck on Twitter

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    As you go into one of the most important work-related events in your recent history, what could possibly give you more confidence than a little Twitter pick-me-up from Donald Trump? The Donald, everybody's favorite birther, is also an inveterate New Eng…
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  • Logan Mankins, Chandler Jones active for Patriots vs. Texans

    Logan Mankins, Chandler Jones active for Patriots vs. Texans

    The Patriots are healthier at a couple of key positions for tonight’s big game against the Texans. New England guard Logan Mankins and defensive end Chandler Jones are both active tonight. Both were listed as questionable and have been out recently; Man
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  • Rob Gronkowski, Derek Newton headline Patriots, Texans inactive…

    Rob Gronkowski, Derek Newton headline Patriots, Texans inactive lists

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    The New England Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski, but will get Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins and first round defensive end Chandler Jones back for Monday night's game against the Houston Texans. Both Mankins (ankle/calf) and Jones (…
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  • Dolphins awarded Armon Binns off waivers

    Dolphins awarded Armon Binns off waivers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Dolphins have lost three of their last four games and they’ve failed to throw for more than 176 yards in any of those games, so they made a change to their receiving corps on Monday. Miami has been awarded wide receiver Armon Binns off of waivers fr
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Butterflyin'

    Deadspin Up All Night: Butterflyin'

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Texans-Patriots tonight. Should be fun. You've all been great. You got personality. More »
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  • Jets receiver Hill suffered a sprained right LCL

    Jets receiver Hill suffered a sprained right LCL

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    An MRI revealed that New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has a sprained right LCL.
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  • Monday Night Live: Texans-Patriots

    Monday Night Live: Texans-Patriots

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the game of the week as the Houston Texans take on the New England Patriots on "Monday Night Football." Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Texans-Patriots
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  • Agent confirms Fred Jackson out for the year

    Agent confirms Fred Jackson out for the year

    The Bills weren’t optimistic about running back Fred Jackson’s status, and there’s a reason why. According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Jackson’s knee injury isn’t as serious as once feared, but serious enough he will be going on injured r
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  • Look back at Sunday with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Look back at Sunday with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    And then there were three. For 30 of the NFL’s 32 teams, anyway. The Patriots and Texans still need to play on Monday night and everyone in the league will have just three games left in the regular season when they do. Sunday provided clarity to some pl
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  • Bills running back C.J. Spiller wants more touches

    Bills running back C.J. Spiller wants more touches

    Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is one month into his new role as the team's starting running back, but that has not translated into Spiller receiving increased playing time or involvement in the offense. The NFL's leader in "yards per carr…
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  • AFC East Playoff Machine

    AFC East Playoff Machine

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Can those zany New York Jets (6-7) get the final wild card for the AFC playoffs? What must happen for the New England Patriots (9-3) to get the No. 1 or No. 2 seed and a first-round bye? Do the Buffalo Bills (5-8) and Miami Dolphins (5-8) still have a m…
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  • Jaguars coach Mularkey released from hospital

    Jaguars coach Mularkey released from hospital

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has been hospitalized after feeling ill.
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  • Reeling Ravens fire Cameron

    Reeling Ravens fire Cameron

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Cam Cameron has been fired as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, who have lost two straight and are still striving for consistency in the running and passing game.
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  • ESPN Finally Disavows Its Tebow Coverage: "We Didn't Handl…

    ESPN Finally Disavows Its Tebow Coverage: "We Didn't Handle That Very Well"

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    The New York Jets have three games left to play and despite an unexpected itchy eruption of theoretically possible playoff chances-one game behind whahuh?-they're not a draw going down the stretch. The Chargers-Jets Sunday game on Dec. 23 gets the dis
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  • PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with T…

    PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Cowboys played one of the games of the day on Sunday, rallying back to beat the Bengals 20-19 by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter. Victory came after a trying couple of days for the Cowboys, who had to deal with the death of teammate Jerry Br…
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  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much…

    Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the air

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    With three weeks left, the awards races are murky as ever. At the center of it? Adrian Peterson, who wants more history in an already unprecedented year, Peter King writes.
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Bills did not handle one fourth down decision in the fourth quarter well at all. Dolphins DE Cameron Wake didn’t want to celebrate after a loss, but his three sacks give him a career high-tying 14 on the season. C Ryan Wendell has overcome plenty of
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  • Saban slides onto the NFL coaching radar, again

    Saban slides onto the NFL coaching radar, again

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    In December 2006, then-Dolphins coach Nick Saban was spending plenty of time trying to convince plenty of folks that he wouldn’t be the next coach at Alabama. Six years later, as he prepares to pursue yet another NCAA championship as the Alabama coach,
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  • Video - Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlights 04:02

    Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlights

    Dec 10
    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady throws for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-14 blowout victory over the Houston Texans.
  • Video - Patriots Lead Texans At The Half 00:39

    Patriots Lead Texans At The Half

    Dec 10
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - Patriots Lead Texans After 1st Quarter 00:40

    Patriots Lead Texans After 1st Quarter

    Dec 10
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - New England Patriots continue to win 03:44

    New England Patriots continue to win

    Dec 10
    What are the keys to the New England Patriots' sustained excellence? Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer explain how Bill Belichick continues to put a winning product on the football field.

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  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …

    Dec 10
    Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.