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NY Jets coach Rex Ryan says team is desperate for win against S…

NY Jets coach Rex Ryan says team is desperate for win against St. Louis Rams, feels for angry fans

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…
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  • Top Week 11 storylines

    Top Week 11 storylines

    CNNSI.com Nov 17, 2012
    Peyton 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.
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  • Bill O’Brien refuses to say if he’ll consider NFL jobs

    Bill O’Brien refuses to say if he’ll consider NFL jobs

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Bill 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 ap
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  • If NY Jets teammates think Tim Tebow is so ‘terrible,’ let the …

    If NY Jets teammates think Tim Tebow is so ‘terrible,’ let the quarterback prove it

    It 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.
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  • Kris Jenkins pulls fast one by back-tracking on comment about k…

    Kris Jenkins pulls fast one by back-tracking on comment about knocking out NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez

    nydailynews.com Nov 17, 2012
    From 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.
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  • Patriots activate CB Aqib Talib

    Patriots activate CB Aqib Talib

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    Newly 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…
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  • Patriots cut Deion Branch, call up Greg Salas

    Patriots cut Deion Branch, call up Greg Salas

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Source: Patriots TE Hernandez 'unlikely' to play

    Source: Patriots TE Hernandez 'unlikely' to play

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    A source said Saturday that Hernandez is "unlikely" to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
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  • Matchup: Jets (3-6) at Rams (3-5-1)

    Matchup: Jets (3-6) at Rams (3-5-1)

    nytimes.com Nov 17, 2012
    The most popular phrase around the Jets' complex last week - well, besides anonymous players - was self-inflicted wounds.
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  • Early draft primer: Buffalo Bills

    Early draft primer: Buffalo Bills

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    Because 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 off
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  • Joe Philbin says he’s embarrassed by the Dolphins’ turnovers

    Joe Philbin says he’s embarrassed by the Dolphins’ turnovers

    The 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 not
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  • Jets GM not worried about job security

    Jets GM not worried about job security

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    South 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. . . .
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  • Mike Tannenbaum defends trading for Tim Tebow

    Mike Tannenbaum defends trading for Tim Tebow

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Jets 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. Tan
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  • Video - Who has the edge?: Colts vs. Patriots 02:06

    Who has the edge?: Colts vs. Patriots

    Nov 17
    Willie 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.
  • Video - Inconsistency is at  the forefront of New York Jets' problems 01:51

    Inconsistency is at the forefront of New York Jets' problems

    Nov 17
    The New York Jets continue to struggle to find consistency in 2012 and Brian Billick doesn't see things getting fixed soon.
  • Video - Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck rekindling Colts-Patriots rivalry 03:28

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck rekindling Colts-Patriots rivalry

    Nov 17
    The 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 …