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NY Jets need to give Tim Tebow more chances to spark Gang Green…

NY Jets need to give Tim Tebow more chances to spark Gang Green's offense - starting Monday night against the Texans

nydailynews.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
What can the Jets possibly do before the game against the undefeated Texans that can help fans take their minds off what looks like a season that is about to go into an irreversible tailspin?
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  • 49ers rip Bills, gain franchise-record 621 yards

    49ers rip Bills, gain franchise-record 621 yards

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012
    Alex Smith threw for a season-high 303 yards and three touchdowns, Frank Gore ran for 106 yards and a score, and the San Francisco 49ers amassed a franchise-record 621 yards in blowing by the Buffalo Bills 45-3 on Sunday.
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  • Brady, Pats get best of Peyton, Broncos

    Brady, Pats get best of Peyton, Broncos

    Tom Brady won his latest showdown with Peyton Manning with the help of a career-high 151 yards rushing from Stevan Ridley, and the New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos 31-21 on Sunday.
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  • The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Ov…

    The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Donald Brown triumphantly trolling the Packers to Brandon Lloyd dancing around like no one's looking. Only the Chargers and Saints have yet to play, so let's see what the week had to offer. More »
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  • Familiar Foxoborugh Feeling

    Familiar Foxoborugh Feeling

    CNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012
    Peyton Manning bested Tom Brady on Sunday, but not in the win column. The Pats jumped out to a big lead and dominated on the ground to pull off a 31-21 victory against the Broncos.
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  • Four things we learned about AFC East

    Four things we learned about AFC East

    Three games are in the books for Week 5 in the AFC East. The division went 2-1 on Sunday with the New York Jets still on the docket against the Houston Texans on "Monday Night Football." Here are four things we learned about the AFC East durin…
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  • Dolphins finish this time, get win at Cincinnati

    Dolphins finish this time, get win at Cincinnati

    Reshad Jones intercepted Andy Dalton's overthrown pass at midfield with 1:22 left on Sunday, preserving a 17-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that ended two weeks of miserable, last-minute finishes for the Dolphins.
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  • LIVE: Broncos-Patriots

    LIVE: Broncos-Patriots

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    In possibly the last chapter of their storied rivalry, Tom Brady is sticking it to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Foxborough. Follow the action as Denver tries to mount a late comeback.
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  • Pssst! It's Tom Brady And Peyton Manning: Your NFL Late Games V…

    Pssst! It's Tom Brady And Peyton Manning: Your NFL Late Games Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    And just like that, we are closer to week six. You probably grew some gray hairs and yelled at some neighborhood kids. The inexorable march of time persists. Enjoy what you can. More »
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  • Brady Quinn in, but not for the reason you expect

    Brady Quinn in, but not for the reason you expect

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Matt Cassel finally came out of the game, but not for the reason you’d expect. The justifiably maligned Chiefs quarterback was knocked out of the game when he took a hard shot from a pair of Ravens defenders. The Chiefs announced he had a head injury, a
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  • NFL Network Reports That Jets Have Unsold Tickets For Monday Ni…

    NFL Network Reports That Jets Have Unsold Tickets For Monday Night, So Naturally It's A Tebow Thing

    The backup quarterback is always more popular than the starter because he is an unknown quantity; he theoretically could be better than the starter. Tim Tebow is not an unknown quantity. We know exactly what his strengths and weaknesses are. His strengt…
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  • Aaron Hernandez inactive for Patriots

    Aaron Hernandez inactive for Patriots

    New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to practice for the first time this week since suffering an ankle injury last month. But Hernandez isn't ready to return to game action just yet. He is inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver…
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  • Dolphins hold one-point edge at the half

    Dolphins hold one-point edge at the half

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Correction week could be continuing in Cincinnati, when the 1-3 Dolphins are poised to knock off the 3-1 Bengals.  At the half, Miami holds a one-point lead in a low-scoring game, 7-6. The Dolphins are hanging in there despite injuries in the secondary …
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  • NFL investigating wrist injury of Bills' Williams

    NFL investigating wrist injury of Bills' Williams

    The NFL is investigating why Mario Williams, who landed $50 million in guaranteed money this offseason, has publicly complained about his wrist as recently as this week, yet he still is not on Buffalo's injury report.
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  • Williams should let play do the talking

    Williams should let play do the talking

    ESPN.com Oct 7, 2012
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is looking into the Buffalo Bills not disclosing the wrist injury of defensive end Mario Williams. The former Pro Bowler says the ailment is one of the reasons for his slow start this season. Williams has just 1.5 sa…
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  • Week Five early inactives

    Week Five early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Dolphins at Bengals Dolphins: CB Richard Marshall, Bengals:
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    It’s a homecoming day for Bills WR Stevie Johnson. Turnovers have been the biggest negative about Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill’s performance in his first four weeks. Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd is looking forward to his matchup with Champ Bailey. The Jets
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  • Rob Gronkowski playing through significant pain

    Rob Gronkowski playing through significant pain

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has started all four games this year and played fairly well, but his numbers are down from his great 2011 season, and injuries may be the reason. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that Gronkowski, who has been listed…
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  • Video - Patriots' Balanced Attack 02:54

    Patriots' Balanced Attack

    Oct 7
    ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss reports from Patriots 31-21 win over Broncos.
  • Video - J.J. Watt Ready For Tebow 01:04

    J.J. Watt Ready For Tebow

    Oct 7
    Texans DE J.J. Watt sits down with Jon Gruden prior to facing the Jets on Monday Night.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Bills-49ers Recap 03:13

    Sunday Blitz: Bills-49ers Recap

    Oct 7
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the the 49ers' record-setting performance as they blow past the Bills 45-3.
  • Video - Bills postgame press conference 03:31

    Bills postgame press conference

    Oct 7
    Bills react following game with 49ers

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 7
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 7
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....