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Rex Ryan and NY Jets save season with win over St. Louis Rams, …

Rex Ryan and NY Jets save season with win over St. Louis Rams, look ahead to Thanksgiving Day showdown with Patriots

nydailynews.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 18, 2012
Rex Ryan had his overnight bag slung over his shoulder as he walked through the hallways of the Edward Jones Dome headed to the team bus. The Jets’ season was making the trip home with him instead of being left behind.
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  • Jets' Season Temporarily Saved

    Jets' Season Temporarily Saved

    A capsule look at the Jets' 27-13 win over the Rams.
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  • Source: Gronkowski breaks forearm in Pats' win

    Source: Gronkowski breaks forearm in Pats' win

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm at the end of the team's 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Pats batter Luck, Colts in 59-24 rout

    Pats batter Luck, Colts in 59-24 rout

    Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes and Andrew Luck had two interceptions returned for scores as the Patriots hammered the Colts 59-24 to snap Indy's four-game win streak.
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  • Cam Newton Gives A Small Child A Football And An Epileptic Fit:…

    Cam Newton Gives A Small Child A Football And An Epileptic Fit: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the happiest person you'll ever see on the receiving end of a ball from Cam Newton, to the Cowboys onside kicking in the third quarter, and failing. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, …
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  • Patriots pulling away, up 31-17 in third

    Patriots pulling away, up 31-17 in third

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Well, if Andrew Luck really has that magic quarterback gene, we’ll find out in a moment. The Patriots just went up 31-17 early in the third on a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Julian Edelman, who scored a punt return touchdown earlier. The Colts have no an
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  • Bart Scott Attempts to Lead Media Boycott After Jets Actually W…

    Bart Scott Attempts to Lead Media Boycott After Jets Actually Win A Game

    Yes, the Jets actually won this afternoon-and even scored some touchdowns doing so. But, these being the New York Jets, they could not avoid finding new and ever-dumber ways of making news unrelated to on field matters. More »
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  • Aqib Talib pays back Patriots faith, put them up 21-14

    Aqib Talib pays back Patriots faith, put them up 21-14

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Like I said, this game could end up in the 50s. The Patriots turned a 14-7 deficit into a 21-14 lead in a hurry, thanks to a 68-yard punt return by Julian Edelman, and a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown by the just-acquired Aqib Talib. Talib …
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  • Solid Sanchez helps Jets end three-game skid

    Solid Sanchez helps Jets end three-game skid

    Mark Sanchez directed a turnover-free offense and Bilal Powell ran for the first two touchdowns of his career, helping the New York Jets end a three-game losing streak with a 27-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
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  • Will We Ever See A Return To The Glory Days Of Colts-Patriots?:…

    Will We Ever See A Return To The Glory Days Of Colts-Patriots?: Your NFL Late Games Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    We have four more games left on the day and three more begin right now. OK, fine-due to some scheduling rejiggering this year, there is actually one more right now and then two more in the coming 20 minutes, but you get the point. We've actually got a p
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  • Jets right the ship a bit with 27-14 win

    Jets right the ship a bit with 27-14 win

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The direction of the Jets’ season probably won’t change all that much as a result of Sunday’s 27-14 victory in St. Louis, but it’s going to make for a much calmer week than the one they just finished. With the Jets riding a totally ineffective off
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  • Chiefs making QB switch, back to Quinn

    Chiefs making QB switch, back to Quinn

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Chiefs have found the answer. They’re going back to Brady Quinn. After being cleared by doctors following a concussion, Quinn is going to take the field with the Chiefs in the second half, replacing quarterback Matt Cassel. Quinn started a pair of g
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  • Danny Amendola limps off field

    Danny Amendola limps off field

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Rams fell behind the Jets after a Sam Bradford fumble and they lost wide receiver Danny Amendola on the next drive. Amendola immediately grabbed the back of his right foot after a Bradford pass sailed incomplete on third down. He hopped right to his…
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  • Pats assistant Pepper Johnson coaching on crutches

    Pats assistant Pepper Johnson coaching on crutches

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Patriots don’t just have tough players. They have tough coaches, who are willing to work through the pain. ESPN’s Adam Schefter notes that Patriots linebacker coach Pepper Johnson will be on crutches today on the sidelines, after suffering a torn
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  • More talk in Buffalo of drafting a quarterback

    More talk in Buffalo of drafting a quarterback

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Apparently beating the Dolphins on Thursday night didn’t do much to raise hopes that the Bills could turn their season around. Because the talk in Buffalo is all about the future, and drafting a franchise quarterback. We noted earlier this month that Bi
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Bills DE Kyle Moore took a step toward offseason bragging rights over Dolphins RB Reggie Bush with Thursday’s win. The Dolphins have averaged under 70 rushing yards per game in their last seven games. Patriots teammates talk up QB Tom Brady’s competit
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  • Glat’s presence at meeting could be bad news for Tannenbaum

    Glat’s presence at meeting could be bad news for Tannenbaum

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    When Jets owner Woody Johnson hired Neil Glat to serve as team president in April 2012, it wasn’t clear whether G.M. Mike Tannenbaum should worry. It’s now clear that Tannenbaum should worry. Of course, Tannenbaum publicly has said he’s not worried
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  • Ex-Jet Kris Jenkins backtracks about wanting to see Sanchez hur…

    Ex-Jet Kris Jenkins backtracks about wanting to see Sanchez hurt

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Kris Jenkins and Mark Sanchez were teammates for two seasons with the Jets. But after seeing Sanchez struggle in last week’s loss to the Seahawks, Jenkins was so disgusted that he said he’d like to see Sanchez suffer an injury. “There is a point whe
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  • Woody Johnson convenes a meeting of Jets’ brass

    Woody Johnson convenes a meeting of Jets’ brass

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    In the same week that Jets owner Woody Johnson complained publicly about a perception that he cares more about making money than winning, he also called a meeting to privately address how the team can turn things around on the field. Bob Glauber of News…
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  • Video - Gronkowski Breaks Forearm In Pats' Win 01:52

    Gronkowski Breaks Forearm In Pats' Win

    Nov 18
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss has the latest on Rob Gronkowski's forearm injury and what the Patriots' other options are at tight end.
  • Video - Patriots Outshine Luck, Colts 01:37

    Patriots Outshine Luck, Colts

    Nov 18
    ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss recaps the Patriots' 59-24 win over the Colts.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Colts-Patriots Recap 04:07

    Sunday Blitz: Colts-Patriots Recap

    Nov 18
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Patriots' 59-24 win over the Colts.
  • Video - Patriots Trounce Colts 00:32

    Patriots Trounce Colts

    Nov 18
    Tom Brady threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Patriots over the Colts 59-24.

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    Nov 18
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By late Sunday night there was still no word yet on whether Andrew Luck's mother (or perhaps his father in this case) told him there'd be days like this. But no matter. By the time this one was over, it was well understood that a messa…
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    Nov 18
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    Nov 18
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