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Earlier this week, Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was asked about his aggressive nature on the field. “Absolutely. A lot of guys, they know the new rules. I don’t think I’ve done anything illegal,” Spikes said, via the Patriots website. “I”Share TweetOn Friday morning, we shared a report that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was a “virtual certainty” to miss Sunday’s game against the Broncos. The Patriots haven’t ruled him out yet, though. Hernandez was back on the practice field Friday andShare TweetWhen the Dolphins cut Chad Johnson during training camp, Sunday’s visit from Miami to Cincinnati instantly lost a lot of its luster. Still, the Bengals managed to sell out the non-premium tickets, thanks to a 24-hours extension of the deadline for doingShare Tweet
In other fake news, Michael Vick breaks both his legsyahoo.com Oct 5, 2012Bad news, Eagles fans: According to a report from Global Associated News, Michael Vick has broken both legs in a Philadelphia car accident! The accident involved Vick and a 76-year-old female driver, and further details will be forthcoming. In an eerie …Share Tweet
Dolphins CB Marshall (back) out vs. BengalsMiami Dolphins cornerback Richard Marshall has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Cincinnati with a back injury, putting a further strain on the team's week secondary.Share TweetFour weeks into the 2012 NFL regular season, an unlikely name appears at the top of the "Receiving Yards" leader board. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline, who had 549 receiving yards as a 16-game starter in 2011, leads the NFL enteri…Share TweetYou always prefer to see a player show up on the injury report early in the week and then progressively get better as the next game approaches. When someone pops up later in the week, it’s troubling because there’s so little time left for the injury tShare Tweet
Jets get physical in practice in hopes of not being run overThe Jets offense looked like it hadn’t practiced together at all last week, so they decided to go back to training camp mode in practice this week. To bounce back from last week’s embarrassment, coach Rex Ryan asked for suggestions, and offensive lineShare Tweet
Final Word: AFC EastFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Reclaiming Gillette Stadium: Sunday marks the first home game since the New England Patriots were upset at Gillette Stadium in Week 2 by the Arizona Cardinals. The Patriots entered that game 35-1 in their previous…Share TweetEarlier this week, I wanted to get a temperature check on New York Jets fans. The team lost in embarrassing fashion at home to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, 34-0, so I went to Twitter and asked a simple question: How much patience do you have left …Share Tweet
Slauson on Tebow: “That option is not an option”With all the talk about when/if the Jets will switch from quarterback Mark Sanchez to quarterback Tim Tebow, a fairly important constituency has been overlooked. The other players on the team. One of them, guard Matt Slauson, says that the idea of a cha…Share Tweet
Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more laterPeyton Manning and Tom Brady have downplayed the significance of their personal rivalry this week, saying it’s more about the Broncos and the Patriots. But Archie Manning said he wished he’d have been able to have had something similar in his day, andShare TweetThe Bills need more consistency from DT Marcell Dareus. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is looking forward to getting DT Tony McDaniel back in the lineup. Said Patriots RB Brandon Bolden, “Last week happened, now we’re getting ready for Denver. You know, jShare TweetJets general manager Mike Tannenbaum described conversations between himself, coach Rex Ryan and owner Woody Johnson as “robust,” but denied that the boss was leaning on them to start Tim Tebow. “There isn’t,” Tannenbaum said, via Conor Orr of tShare Tweet
Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlightnytimes.com Oct 5, 2012The top games this weekend feature a classic quarterback matchup (Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning) and meeting of top young quarterbacks (Matt Ryan vs. Robert Griffin III).Share Tweet
NFL32OT: From Worst To BestOct 5Episode 201: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the success of the NFC West. Damien Woody breaks down facing Peyton Manning. The NFL crew discuss whether the Dolphins can stop A.J. Green.
'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New York JetsOct 5How will the Jets move forward after a loss last Sunday? Our analysts discuss the injury to Santonio Holmes and how the Texans' pass rush could cause issues for Mark Sanchez.
'Playbook': Broncos vs. PatriotsOct 5Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger and Donovan McNabb break down the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots' Week 5 matchup, featuring two old rivals in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
'Playbook': Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ersOct 5The "Playbook" analysts discuss the improvement in the San Francisco 49ers' running game and how the defense plans to get after Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.