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The New England Patriots' offensive line has played well this year. But they know a big challenge is ahead Sunday when they face the defensive line of the Houston Texans, led by Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt. J.J. Watt #99 DEHouston Texans 2012 STATS…Share Tweet
Players oppose possible elimination of kickoffsDENVER (AP) The eight teams left in the NFL playoffs can thank their special teams for a good part of their success. That's one reason players are still upset Commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether.Share Tweet
Brady, Belichick, Peyton can set NFL playoff recordsIf this weekend’s games go as expected, the AFC’s Super Bowl team will be quarterbacked by either Peyton Manning or Tom Brady for the eighth time in the last 12 years. So it’s no surprise that in addition to trying to get back to the Super Bowl withShare Tweet
Going On A Run?: The Pats have lived and died on the pass, but it …The Pats have lived and died on the pass, but it hasn't gotten them far lately. That might change with a dedication to the run unseen since their last Super Bowl, Ben Reiter says.Share TweetNew York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow had, by far, the worst season of his three-year career in the NFL. He was a non-factor for the Jets and was passed over multiple times to be a starter, despite struggles by Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. But Tebow spo…Share TweetThe Patriots seemingly snickered after they blew out Houston on "Monday Night Football" back on Dec. 10. The Texans arrived in New England wearing letterman jackets that they thought showed team unity but which came off as high schoolish, part…Share TweetIn their search for a new general manager, the New York Jets have interviewed San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and current Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen. The Jets were in…Share TweetBringing Mike Pettine in as defensive coordinator means the Bills will likely be bringing more pressure. There are open concerns that TE Michael Egnew won’t (or shouldn’t) make the Dolphins roster next year, a year after being taken in the third roundShare Tweet
AFC East's top free agents: Nos. 1-3The AFC East blog wraps up its list of top free agents. Here are the top free available players in the division: No. 3: Jairus Byrd, S, Bills 2012 stats: 76 tackles, five interceptions, four forced fumbles Analysis: Byrd is a playmaking safety who has f…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 10, 2013Former San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, who blazed a Hall of Fame trail through 20 NFL seasons from 1990 through 2009, committed suicide in May 2012. It was a surprise to everybody, and we may now know …Share TweetAs intimidating a foe as the Seahawks might be, the Falcons’ biggest challenge this week will be playing against their own history. They’ve rolled up big win totals in the regular season (56 the last five seasons, only the Patriots with 60 have more),Share Tweetnytimes.com Jan 10, 2013Thee latest pool of candidates for the Jets includes Jerry Angelo, the former general manager of the Chicago Bears.Share Tweet
Marcus Vick sentenced to jail time for contempt of courtWhile his brother, Michael, spent most of the year in the headlines for his poor play and the struggles of the Philadelphia Eagles, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Marcus Vick has been in the headlines for his exploits off the field. Those exploits ha…Share TweetThe Jets are expanding their search for a new general manager, setting up interviews with Miami assistant GM Brian Gaine and Pittsburgh executive Omar Khan.Share Tweet
A second chanceJan 10Marc Vandermeer of the Texans Radio Network joins "Around the League" to discuss what the Texans must do to get out of Foxborough with a win after being routed by New England 42-14 last month.
Health of the Game: Andrea Kremer discusses Junior Seau's deathJan 10What was the reaction to the results of Junior Seau's pathology report? Andrea Kremer discusses what one doctor is saying about Seau's death.
Jaguars Not Interested In TebowJan 10Jaguars general manager David Caldwell says Tim Tebow isn't in team's plans.
Defending the Top QuarterbacksJan 10The four top quarterbacks on Ron Jaworski's big board are playing this weekend, and he has some advice for the defenses trying to stop them.