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nydailynews.com Updated Nov 17, 2012
The Jets have been backing up for a while now, back to when they were 8-5 last season before the bottom fell out. They have lost nine of 12 games since then, lost those games by an average of 16 points. You think about where they were at 8-5, even where…Upvote Share Tweet
Top Week 11 storylinesCNNSI.com Nov 17, 2012Peyton Manning may be gone, but thanks to Andrew Luck the Colts' rivalry with Tom Brady and the Patriots is back on. Chris Burke weighs in on the NFL's newest QB duel and more.Upvote Share Tweet
Bill O’Brien refuses to say if he’ll consider NFL jobsBill O’Brien, who quit his job as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator to become the head coach at Penn State this year, is a strong candidate for the national coach of the year award in college football. The Penn State team, which could have fallen apUpvote Share TweetIt was a bad idea back in March when the Jets traded for Tim Tebow and it looks even worse in November, especially following the events of last week when teammates and members of the organization trashed him.Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Nov 17, 2012From Joe Namath, the original rebel with a cause, to Marty Lyons, to Ray Lucas, to Damien Woody to Joe Klecko, the coaches, Bill Parcells, Herman Edwards, and others. They all walk softly and carry big mouths.Upvote Share TweetNewly acquired Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib will make his New England debut Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots announced Saturday evening that they have activated the talented but troubled cornerback. New England worked out a trade wi…Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots cut Deion Branch, call up Greg SalasThe Patriots have made a move to get younger at wide receiver. New England today released veteran Deion Branch and brought Greg Salas up to the 53-man roster from the practice squad, Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports. Salas was a 2011 fourth-round draft p…Upvote Share TweetA source said Saturday that Hernandez is "unlikely" to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Nov 17, 2012The most popular phrase around the Jets' complex last week - well, besides anonymous players - was self-inflicted wounds.Upvote Share TweetBecause of another down year in the division, it appears the New England Patriots are the only team vying for a playoff spot. So the AFC East blog is getting a head start on the 2013 offseason with an early draft primer. Next up we preview Buffalo’s offUpvote Share TweetThe Dolphins had three turnovers and no takeaways in Thursday night’s loss to the Bills. The Dolphins had four turnovers and zero takeaways in last week’s loss to the Titans. Going minus-seven in turnover margin while losing two straight games is notUpvote Share Tweet
Jets GM not worried about job securityThe New York Jets created another media circus this week when teammates anonymously ripped quarterback Tim Tebow. That controversy, along with a 3-6 record, forced owner Woody Johnson make a rare media appearance and lay down a verbal gauntlet this week…Upvote Share TweetSouth Korean rapper Psy will go Gangnam Style when the Bills host the Seahawks next month. (Maybe Reggie Bush will show up to help sing the “Hey, sexy lady!” part.) Jets CB Darrelle Revis says “[t]his week has been a tough week for the team. . . .Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Tannenbaum defends trading for Tim TebowJets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum’s decision to trade for quarterback Tim Tebow this offseason has been a non-factor on the field at best and a major distraction off the field at worst. But Tannenbaum isn’t willing to call that trade a mistake. TanUpvote Share Tweet
Who has the edge?: Colts vs. PatriotsNov 17Willie McGinest and Shaun O'Hara break down who has the edge in one of this week's marquee matchups as the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots.
Inconsistency is at the forefront of New York Jets' problemsNov 17The New York Jets continue to struggle to find consistency in 2012 and Brian Billick doesn't see things getting fixed soon.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck rekindling Colts-Patriots rivalryNov 17The Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots have one of the most heated rivalries in football over the last decade. But, last year was an exception and Peyton Manning missed the game and the 2011 season. Now, with quarterback Andrew Luck at the …