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Pagano visits Colts again, two days before showdown with Patrio…

Pagano visits Colts again, two days before showdown with Patriots

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Colts coach Chuck Pagano surprised his team earlier this month.  He surprised them again on Friday. Via the Associated Press, Pagano showed up at practice, two days before the Colts face the Patriots in a battle of 6-3 teams. “It was a beautiful moment
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  • Fan found dead after ejection from Bills game

    Fan found dead after ejection from Bills game

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    A fan ejected from Thursday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins was found dead in a small creek Friday morning near Ralph Wilson Stadium, according to multiple reports.
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  • Kyle Williams on “the spark”

    Kyle Williams on “the spark”

    buffalobills.com Nov 16, 2012
    Bills DT Kyle Williams said it last Monday—it only takes one win to provide a spark. In his appearance on The John Murphy Show Friday night, Williams said Buffalo’s win over the Dolphins provided that spark. “I think so, I hope so,” Williams said.
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  • Friday John Murphy Show

    Friday John Murphy Show

    buffalobills.com Nov 16, 2012
    We’ll spend most of the night recapping the Bills win over the Dolphins Friday night, on The John Murphy Show. We start at 7pm with a recap of the news of the day, and a look back at the game in our Game Rewind. At 720pm, Bills DT Kyle Williams joins us
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  • NFL docks ref Tony Corrente a game check for swearing

    NFL docks ref Tony Corrente a game check for swearing

    During the November 4 Colts-Dolphins game, referee Tony Corrente yelled an obscenity at one of his fellow referees. Corrente is far from the first person to yell an obscenity at a co-worker, but Corrente made one big mistake: He forgot to turn his micro…
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  • Brandon Spikes fined $25,000 for hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Brandon Spikes fined $25,000 for hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick called Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes “a punk” for a shot he took during Sunday’s game. Now the league office has confirmed that it views Spikes’ hit as a cheap shot. Spikes was fined $25,000 for a roughing t
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  • Report: Aaron Hernandez will miss another game

    Report: Aaron Hernandez will miss another game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    When writing about tight end Aaron Hernandez practicing for the Patriots on Thursday, we included a reminder that Hernandez’s practice status wasn’t a great predictor of his ability to play in that week’s game. It looks like this week will provide m
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  • BDC 11/16: Bills vs. Dolphins Recap

    BDC 11/16: Bills vs. Dolphins Recap

    DAILY REPORT —PR/CB Leodis McKelvin started things quickly for the Buffalo Bills by returning a punt 79 yards for a score just over a minute into the game and then the defense took control of things the rest of the way, as the Bills edged the Miami Dolp
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  • Bills ‘D’ mixed it up

    Bills ‘D’ mixed it up

    buffalobills.com Nov 16, 2012
    Buffalo’s defense is often criticized for being too “vanilla,” but that wasn’t the case Thursday night. “They did a good job of defending the run, mixing coverages up,” said Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill. ”We were trying to guess some coverage
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  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Col…

    Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats rivalry

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Colts head into their Week 11 showdown against the Pats with a surprising 6-3 record. Peter King explains why the young Colts are ready for Tom Brady and Co. in his Game Plan.
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  • Final Word: AFC East

    Final Word: AFC East

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Here are five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Hot playoff contenders: Sunday’s matchup between the New England Patriots (6-3) and Indianapolis Colts (6-3) could be a playoff preview. If the season ended today, both teams would be in. The Patriots wo
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  • Man ejected from Bills game found dead Friday morning

    Man ejected from Bills game found dead Friday morning

    It’s not all happy news coming out of Buffalo in the wake of the Bills’ 19-14 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night. The Buffalo News reports that a 26-year-old man was found dead face down in a creek near Ralph Wilson Stadium early on Friday mornin
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  • Dolphins are headed for trouble

    Dolphins are headed for trouble

    The Miami Dolphins were a nice story early in the season. They got off to a 4-3 start with a rookie quarterback (Ryan Tannehill) and rookie head coach (Joe Philbin). The beginning had Miami thinking playoffs. But that all feels like months ago with the …
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  • Did Michael Irvin Confront A Heckler At Last Night's Game?

    Did Michael Irvin Confront A Heckler At Last Night's Game?

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    The picture above was sent to us by a tipster shortly after the conclusion of last night's Bills-Dolphins game. That appears to be the NFL Network's Michael Irvin attempting to enter the stands, and he doesn't look too happy. Here is what our tipster ha…
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  • Anonymous Jets Source Believes Anonymous Jets Sources Were Made…

    Anonymous Jets Source Believes Anonymous Jets Sources Were Made Up

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    This year's edition of the Jets' public meltdown began in earnest this week as the Daily News ran a series of anonymous quotes from the locker room blasting Tim Tebow's gimmickry and poor quarterbacking. (You could just have easily framed the same quote…
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  • Powell ties Bills mark

    Powell ties Bills mark

    buffalobills.com Nov 16, 2012
    Rookie punter Shawn Powell tied a Bills mark with his performance Thursday night. Powell tied a Bills record with five punts inside the Dolphins 20-yard line. His best was clearly the one late in the fourth quarter that went out of bounds at the Miami o
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  • Slideshow: Buffalo Bills fans celebrate

    Slideshow: Buffalo Bills fans celebrate

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Buffalo Bills have one of the best tailgates in the NFL. The AFC East blog asked Bills fans via Twitter to provide photos Thursday night during their nationally televised win over the Miami Dolphins. Check out our slideshow of some of the interestin…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Having the Bills running back job all to himself worked out just fine for C.J. Spiller. Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll had more penalty yards than the offense had total yards in the first half of Thursday’s loss. LB Brandon Spikes says he isn’t hurt by ang
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  • Brian Schottenheimer carried no grudges to St. Louis

    Brian Schottenheimer carried no grudges to St. Louis

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Are we sure Brian Schottenheimer was really a Jets coach for six years? Now the Rams offensive coordinator, Schottenheimer steadfastly refused to throw gas on the big, green dumpster fire his former team has become. “[A victory Sunday] wouldn’t count
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  • Michael Irvin Brought Out The PDA For Bills Running Back C.J. S…

    Michael Irvin Brought Out The PDA For Bills Running Back C.J. Spiller

    deadspin.com Nov 16, 2012
    The noisefest that is the Thursday Night Football post-game show on NFL Network usually proceeds like an unfunny version of TNT's Inside The NBA: full of wackiness, but lacking the charm or anything memorable. You can usually rely on Michael Irvin to do…
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  • Week 11 Matchups: Colts Need More Than Luck Against Patriots

    Week 11 Matchups: Colts Need More Than Luck Against Patriots

    nytimes.com Nov 16, 2012
    Indianapolis will be able to score against New England, but will the Colts be able to stop Tom Brady?
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  • McKelvin TD leads Bills past 'Fins

    McKelvin TD leads Bills past 'Fins

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    Leodis McKelvin had a 79-yard punt return for touchdown and the Bills held off a fourth-quarter Dolphins rally to record a 19-14 win, their first victory in prime time since 2001.
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  • Video - Jets Vs. Rams Preview 02:19

    Jets Vs. Rams Preview

    Nov 16
    Rich Cimini looks ahead to Jets vs. Rams.
  • Video - Colts-Patriots Rivalry Renewed? 03:31

    Colts-Patriots Rivalry Renewed?

    Nov 16
    Around The Horn debates if the rivalry between the Colts and Patriots has been renewed with the addition of Andrew Luck.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots 02:49

    'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots

    Nov 16
    The "Playbook" gang debates whether Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will be able to create big plays against the Patriots and explains why the Patriots rushing attack has been so successful.
  • Video - Sanchez's last charge vs Rams? 06:10

    Sanchez's last charge vs Rams?

    Nov 16
    If the New York Jets lose to the St. Louis Rams, is it the end for Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback? Fran Charles, Willie McGinest and Charley Casserly debate.

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