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So how did Jets quarterback Greg McElroy go from having an abdominal issue on Wednesday to a concussion on Thursday? Apparently, the guy who scored in the 40s on the Wonderlic wasn’t smart enough to tell the team he was suffering from concussion symptUpvote Share Tweet
Position Statement: Chaos continues for Jetsyahoo.com Dec 27, 2012Mike Florio says that calling the Jets a circus at this point is an insult to circuses everywhere. To make things even more chaotic for the Jets, QB Greg McElroy is out with a concussion and head coach Rex Ryan has decided to go with Mark Sanchez, and n…Upvote Share TweetThere’s always a lot of drama around the NY Jets these days, and this week is no exception. The Jets are going with Mark Sanchez at quarterback Sunday against the Bills. Longtime Special Teams Coach Mike Westhoff has announced that Sunday’s game iUpvote Share TweetNew York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that he believes defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will be able to play in Sunday's season finale against the Buffalo Bills despite suffering a concussion last week.Upvote Share Tweet
Bristolmetrics: SportsCenter Poops All Over Mark Sanchezdeadspin.com Dec 27, 2012This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »Upvote Share TweetThe Jets beat the Bills 48-28 on the opening weekend of the season behind one of Mark Sanchez’s best performances of the season, but that doesn’t mean Buffalo is upset to see Sanchez back in the starting lineup for this week’s game. According to linUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012It might be hard for 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith to do any “ropin’ and ridin’” any time soon. According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Smith has suffered a partially torn triceps. The injury, which happened two weeks ago against thUpvote Share Tweet
Win And In: The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night whe…CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012The NFC East crown comes down to Sunday night when Washington hosts Dallas. Peter King says the Redskins win on the back of one guy. And it's not who you might think.Upvote Share TweetFor the second consecutive week, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has named a new starting quarterback. For the second consecutive week, Ryan has announced someone other than Tim Tebow, instead naming Mark Sanchez the starting quarterback for the regul…Upvote Share Tweet
AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defenseyahoo.com Dec 27, 2012Defensive Ends Made it: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans/Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins/Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos Should have made it: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets/Corey Liuget, San Diego Chargers We won't quibble with positions on defense -- with so m…Upvote Share Tweet
AFC East wrap: Patriots dominate 2012ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012Five things to know and my all-division team: Division MVP: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is once again a no-brainer. He is the wild card that separates the Patriots from everyone else in the AFC East and most of the NFL. Brady continues to…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012The first Monday after the regular season is usually ripe for coaching changes, and this year will be particularly active. Don Banks breaks down who's likely out, and who's safe.Upvote Share Tweet
The Bills Blackmailed New York Taxpayers Into Covering 84 Percent Of Stadium Renovationsdeadspin.com Dec 27, 2012You might have missed this in the pre-holiday news dump, which it was specifically timed for-it's a good idea to downplay the implications of a story like this. An agreement was announced in a "hastily called news conference" to keep the Bills in BuffalUpvote Share Tweet
Gameday activities Bills-JetsHere’s a rundown of gameday activities for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Kickoff: 1:00 pm Abbot Road Closing: 8:00 am Parking Lots Open: 9:00 am Gates Open: 11:30 am Healthy Zone Field House: 9:30- 1:00 pm. Indoor tailgate includes vendorUpvote Share Tweet
BDC 12/27: Bills Continue Preparation for JetsDAILY REPORT —The Buffalo Bills announced yesterday that the team has signed TE Derek Buttles to the Practice Squad and released OT J.B. Shugarts from the Practice Squad. Buttles (6-5, 230-pounds) participated in the team’s 2012 rookie mini-camp on aUpvote Share Tweet
Comparing Gailey, Jauron eras in BuffaloESPN.com Dec 27, 2012The Buffalo Bills may be in line to hire a new head coach in 2013. Embattled coach Chan Gailey is about to complete his third consecutive losing season with the Bills. This should sound familiar for Bills fans. Four years ago, former Bills head coach Di…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012The Bills were shut out in Pro Bowl voting, with S Jairus Byrd and RB C.J. Spiller their best chances. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman have given QB Ryan Tannehill more responsibilities in recent weeks. Patriots…Upvote Share Tweet
Health of the Game: Project RevisDec 27NFL Network's health and safety chief correspondent, Andrea Kremer, follows New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on his journey to recovery from a knee injury that ended his 2012 season.
What Went Wrong in 2012 for the Jets?Dec 27Lomas Brown discusses why the Jets struggled in 2012 and what they can do to be better in 2013.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Dolphins-PatriotsDec 27The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Miami at New England
Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. New England PatriotsDec 27NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.
Peter King: NFL Week 17 PicksDec 27Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carouselDec 27The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…
Day of rest? - John Clayton's First & 10Dec 27Few teams have the luxury of sitting their starters in this season finale.
NFL - Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro teamDec 27Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.