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AFC East News and Rumors
Rex Ryan will continue to run his three-quarterback monte for the Jets’ final game of the 2012 season in Buffalo on Sunday. Hey, when you’ve got a good con game going, you don't want to let the suckers off the hook until you have to. Once characterizeShare Tweet
AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offenseyahoo.com Dec 26, 2012Quarterbacks Made it: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos/Tom Brady, New England Patriots/Matt Schaub, Houston Texans Should have made it: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers No argument against Manning and Brady here -- they're among the best in statist…Share TweetAn image of what appears to be a new helmet logo for the Dolphins recently emerged, via the fan site DolfansNYC.com. On Wednesday, Dolphins CEO Mike Dee addressed the rumored logo leak on Twitter, without specifically denying that the leaked image is th…Share Tweet
Let The Debate BeginPeyton Manning over Tom Brady. No Ndaumkong Suh. Eight teams shut out, but five players from the 2-13 Chiefs. Chris Burke shares his thoughts on the Pro Bowl selections.Share Tweet
Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro BowlFor three players on this year’s Pro Bowl rosters, making it to Hawaii is a family tradition. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Patriots special teams coverage ace Matthew Slater have all been selected to the Pro BShare TweetHere's a look at the key injury situations we'll be monitoring in Week 17: The New England Patriots listed 21 players as "limited" for Wednesday's practice. That list includes tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip), who has yet to receive medi…Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.Share TweetPerfect sense: Most of the seven New England Patriots were easy calls. Quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Wes Welker were immensely productive, as usual, and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was stout once again. Even Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski mad…Share Tweet
Position statement: Bush a goner in Miami?yahoo.com Dec 26, 2012As the Dolphins look to build a multiple-running back scheme in Miami, will they be willing to sign Reggie Bush to a mega-deal that will ensure him the No. 1 running back spot? Coming off a monster game against the Bills in front of the home crowd, MikShare Tweetbuffalobills.com Dec 26, 2012Here is Buffalo’s injury report for Sunday’s game against the Jets, with Jairus Byrd a new addition with an ankle injury. Did not practice FS Jairus Byrd — ankle TE Scott Chandler — knee G Andy Levitre — knee WR Ruvell Martin — not injury reShare TweetSeven Bills players were limited in practice Wednesday. Dorin Dickerson was back at practice just three days removed from being carted off late in the loss to the Dolphins last weekend with an ankle injury. Mark Anderson was also on the practice field o…Share Tweet
Patriots may have late-game dilemmaThe New England Patriots, for the most part, will know what they are playing for by the time they take the field Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. New England (11-4) has the late, 4:25 p.m. ET game this week, while the Houston Texans (12-3) will face t…Share TweetWill Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake make the Pro Bowl? What about tailback C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills? Also, how many New England Patriots will get the nod? Find out Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET when the Pro Bowl rosters are announced. The A…Share Tweet
Bills' Williams donates pickup truck to veteransBuffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has donated one of his pickup trucks to make the holidays happier for two Marine Corps veterans.Share TweetThe Jets will have Greg McElroy start again this week at quarterback Sunday against the Bills. Head coach Rex Ryan told the Buffalo media that this afternoon on his conference call. “We’ll start Greg,” said Ryan. ”The type of beating he took lastShare TweetThe New York Jets were not only beaten by the San Diego Chargers — they were beaten up. As a result, New York will travel to face the Buffalo Bills with several injury concerns. The biggest injury is to starting defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who isShare Tweet
On Patriots' potential playoff opponentsThe New England Patriots are not sure who they will prepare for next week in the AFC playoffs. With one game remaining, New England could be the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 or No. 4 seed. But if the Patriots finish with the third or fourth seed, they will play …Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract.Share Tweet
NY paper suggests Bill Parcells as right man to fix JetsWhen the Jets went 1-15 under Rich Kotite in 1996, they reached out to Bill Parcells to take over the team’s football operation and get them headed back in the right direction. Parcells did that, taking the team to the AFC Championship Game two years laShare Tweet
Patriots trying to keep Ridley’s confidence upThe Patriots have proven they need Stevan Ridley. But he had to prove he could hang onto the ball first. After coughing it up three times in his previous two games, Ridley kept a firm grip on his responsibilities last week against the Jaguars. “That’sShare Tweet
BDC 12/26: Bills Prepare for Jetsbuffalobills.com Dec 26, 2012DAILY REPORT —The Bills will take the practice field at 2:00pm today in preparation for their season finale with the NY Jets this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This week’s match-up will be the 104th meeting between the two teams in the regular seShare TweetThe Bills have gotten some good contributions from their draft class. Has there been more discovery or disappointment for the Dolphins this year? Young players have had a good impact on the Patriots this season. A deeper look at the 11 sacks allowed by …Share TweetLet's take a look at whose stock is up and down in the AFC East. Falling 1. New York Jets offensive line: The Jets' offensive line didn't bother showing up in Week 16. This embattled group allowed 11 sacks to the San Diego Chargers. It is mind-boggling …Share Tweet
Tim Tebow Defends His CharacterDec 26John Clayton on Tim Tebow defending his character, insisting he didn't ask out of Wildcat package.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: NYJ-BUFDec 26Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Jets-BIlls
Are Broncos The Best Team In NFL?Dec 26Damien Woody, Christian Fauria and Chris Mannix discuss which is the best team in the NFL.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIA-NEDec 26Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Dolphins-Patriots
Adrian Peterson inspires a list of the top 10 individual seasons in NFL hi…Dec 26Where does Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson rank among the 10 best NFL seasons of all time?
John Clayton's All-Pro Team GalleryDec 26John Clayton's All-Pro Team Gallery
Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson defies odds in pursuit of Eric Dickerso…Dec 26Adrian Peterson is pursuing Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record and might be producing the best season in NFL history in the process.