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Bills to pick 8th overall

Bills to pick 8th overall

The Bills finished their 2012 season with a much needed victory, but they’ll pick a bit lower in the 2013 NFL draft than had they lost the game to the Jets Sunday. Still, Buffalo will pick in the top 10 for the third straight season. Here’s the draft
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  • Wild-Card Matchups: A.F.C.

    Wild-Card Matchups: A.F.C.

    nytimes.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Texans take on the Bengals, the Ravens face the Colts, and the Broncos and Patriots earn byes in the wild-card round of the A.F.C.
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  • NFL playoff schedule

    NFL playoff schedule

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Here is a link to the NFL playoff schedule as Week 17 comes to an end. Game times will be updated as they become available.
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  • Tony Sparano's Exit Plays Out Like World's Saddest Horse Race

    Tony Sparano's Exit Plays Out Like World's Saddest Horse Race

    Tony Sparano was a goner as soon as this game ended. He knew it, you knew it-we all knew it. So, rather than talk with reporters about another woeful Jets offensive performance, he just left. No "no comment," "sorry guys, I'm not talking" or "get out of
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  • AFC East 2013 draft order

    AFC East 2013 draft order

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    The 2012 regular season is over for the AFC East. For the second straight year, only the New England Patriots finished with a winning record. Here is the 2013 NFL draft order for the three division teams that did not make the playoffs: No. 8: Buffalo Bi…
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  • Report: Reid, Eagles' winningest coach, out on Monday

    Report: Reid, Eagles' winningest coach, out on Monday

    CNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012
    Andy Reid is out after 14 years coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press following Sunday's 42-7 season-ending loss to the New York Giants.
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  • Did Ryan deliver parting shot to Tebow?

    Did Ryan deliver parting shot to Tebow?

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Tim Tebow era ended Sunday after the New York Jets' 28-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the regular-season finale. The Jets will trade or release Tebow in the offseason, and Tebow reportedly is expected to land with the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, …
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  • Brady, Pats blank Dolphins to earn playoff bye

    Brady, Pats blank Dolphins to earn playoff bye

    Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots regained their dominance after a rare slump, earning a playoff bye with a 28-0 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
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  • Singular And Special

    Singular And Special

    CNNSI.com Dec 30, 2012
    In an MVP race that might be remembered as the deepest field ever, Adrian Peterson stood out in Week 17, says Don Banks, who looks at the problems in Houston and more.
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  • Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your S…

    Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 30, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from every last person in the league-coaches, players, mascots-breaking out that one dance move they've been saving up all year, to a referee in New Orleans thinking he could pick his nose because no one
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  • Mark Sanchez shows one final time in 2012 that he’s not very go…

    Mark Sanchez shows one final time in 2012 that he’s not very good (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 30, 2012
    Mark Sanchez threw an interception that defied any logic, and it was returned for a touchdown. That seemed to happen every week during this season, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it happened again in the Jets’ 2012 swan song. This interception was
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  • Live blog: Dolphins at Patriots

    Live blog: Dolphins at Patriots

    The season-finale ... can you believe it? The Colts beat the Houston Texans today so if the Patriots win, they can secure a first-round bye. That means they are unlikely to rest their starters. With the Bills beating the Jets, the Dolphins will finish s…
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  • Bills honor fallen firefighters with helmet decal

    Bills honor fallen firefighters with helmet decal

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Buffalo Bills affixed a "WWFD" decal on the back of their helmets for Sunday's game against the New York Jets to honor two fallen West Webster volunteer firefighters.
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  • Woody Johnson skipping Jets game

    Woody Johnson skipping Jets game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    In a move that will prompt plenty of speculation but perhaps lead to no specific answers (at least not for today), Jets owner Woody Johnson is not attending the regular-season finale at Buffalo. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com writes that Johnson “rarely
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  • Jets inactives: Here are the Jets inactives for today’s game ag…

    Jets inactives: Here are the Jets inactives for today’s game ag…

    buffalobills.com Dec 30, 2012
    Here are the Jets inactives for today’s game against the Bills. QB Greg McElroy CB Ellis Lankster LB Bryan Thomas G Caleb Schlauderaff TE Dustin Keller WR Chaz Schilens
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  • Sources: Jets to fire OC among staff changes

    Sources: Jets to fire OC among staff changes

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    According to sources, the Jets do not plan to bring back offensive coordinator Tony Sparano and owner Woody Johnson has been putting out feelers for ideas to determine the ideal structure of his front office.
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  • Keeping Tannenbaum would be a mistake

    Keeping Tannenbaum would be a mistake

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    ESPN's Adam Schefter provided an intriguing report fewer than 24 hours before "Black Monday." Schefter reports through league sources that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is still considering keeping general manager Mike Tannenbaum together …
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  • Woody Johnson not happy with Jets leaks

    Woody Johnson not happy with Jets leaks

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Jets have more leaks than the Orca in the final 20 minutes of Jaws.  (Yes, I’ve used that one before.  Because I really am as cool as the other side of the pillow.) The latest leak is that owner Woody Johnson isn’t happy with all the leaks. Mike
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  • Report: Bills appear headed for “full house-cleaning”

    Report: Bills appear headed for “full house-cleaning”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    Bills coach Chan Gailey getting the heave-ho seems expected at this point, but he could have company on the way out the door. Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News, citing an executive on another team and another league source, said “they were hearing of a f
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    A call for the Bills defense to make things as easy on the Jets as they did in the opener. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald wonders if the Dolphins will take advantage of their opportunities this offseason. The return of LB Brandon Spikes would be a…
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  • Video - Patriots Wrap-Up 01:44

    Patriots Wrap-Up

    Dec 30
    Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots' 28-0 win against the Dolphins and the road ahead in the playoffs.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-Patriots Recap 02:21

    Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-Patriots Recap

    Dec 30
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Patriots' 28-0 win over the Dolphins.
  • Video - Dolphins postgame press conference 01:54

    Dolphins postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Dolphins react following game with Patriots
  • Video - Dolphins postgame press conference 01:54

    Dolphins postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Dolphins react following game with Patriots

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