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Game Recap: Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown an……

Game Recap: Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown an…

Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown and the Texans improved to 5-0 with a 23-17 win over the Jets. Mark Sanchez had one touchdown and two interceptions for New York.
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  • Jets center Mangold hurts ankle, able to return

    Jets center Mangold hurts ankle, able to return

    Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold left Monday's game in the third quarter with what appeared to be a right ankle injury but was able to return.
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  • Texans' Cushing out of game with knee injury

    Texans' Cushing out of game with knee injury

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    Texans linebacker Brian Cushing left Monday night's game against the Jets with a left knee injury.
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  • Patriots' offense to be tested by league's top 'D'

    Patriots' offense to be tested by league's top 'D'

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots set team records last season for first downs and yards gained.
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  • Keller, Hill, Conner among inactive Jets for MNF

    Keller, Hill, Conner among inactive Jets for MNF

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    As expected, the Jets are without three offensive starters Monday night, all of whom are battling hamstring injuries -- tight end Dustin Keller, wide receiver Stephen Hill and full back John Conner.
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  • More signs that Tebow time is coming soon

    More signs that Tebow time is coming soon

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Are you ready for some Tebow? Every indication is that the Jets intend to go through with more action for Amercia’s favorite backup quarterback, giving Tim Tebow the role he seems destined to play. According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Tebow went
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  • Ben Tate, Dustin Keller headline Texans-Jets inactive lists

    Ben Tate, Dustin Keller headline Texans-Jets inactive lists

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Houston Texans will not have backup running back Ben Tate for Monday night's game against the New York Jets.  Tate, who has 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns with nine receptions for 48 yards in four games this season, was listed as "questiona…
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Build A Playground In Your Head

    Deadspin Up All Night: Build A Playground In Your Head

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Sean's here later to keep you on top of things while you watch Yankees-Orioles or Texans-Jets. Click here if you feel like yakking about baseball. More »
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  • Wes Welker Had To Explain His Joke To A Bunch Of People Who Kne…

    Wes Welker Had To Explain His Joke To A Bunch Of People Who Knew He Was Joking

    Wes Welker had an excellent game against the Broncos on Sunday, catching 13 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. He also did something after the game that caught people's attention. During a postgame interview with CSNNE, Welker said, "It's defini…
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  • Buffalo Bills are not getting good return from their high-price…

    Buffalo Bills are not getting good return from their high-priced defense

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    Over the 2012 offseason, the Buffalo Bills changed defensive coordinators (out with George Edwards, in with Dave Wannstedt) and defensive schemes (moved from a 3-4 to a 4-3). The Bills also spent a lot of money improving the talent on the field, signing…
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  • AFC East Player of the Week

    AFC East Player of the Week

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    The AFC East went 2-1 in Week 5. The New York Jets still have a game to play Monday night, but there were several impressive performances to chew on. So who is the latest AFC East Player of the Week? Was it Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones? The Dolphi…
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  • Bayless: Tebow can lead Jets to playoffs

    Bayless: Tebow can lead Jets to playoffs

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    In my opinion, the New York Jets' 2012 season is over. They don't have enough depth to recover from the losses of Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis and No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes. New York can be competitive if the team plays consistent. But any go…
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  • Mario Williams on injury disclosure: I haven’t done anything wr…

    Mario Williams on injury disclosure: I haven’t done anything wrong

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    While the Bills investigate how to turn things around on defense after allowing 97 points over the last two weeks, the league is reportedly investigating whether or not they have violated the league’s rules about injury disclosure when it comes to defen
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  • Former Pats RB Faulk to announce retirement

    Former Pats RB Faulk to announce retirement

    Free agent running back Kevin Faulk, who spent his entire 13-year career with the New England Patriots, will announce his retirement on Tuesday, the team announced.
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  • That Sure Looks Like A Pair Of Vicious Hickeys On Rob Gronkowsk…

    That Sure Looks Like A Pair Of Vicious Hickeys On Rob Gronkowski's Neck

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Patriots tight end didn't have the best game yesterday, reeling in just four catches for 35 yards. But the picture above suggests that Gronk had himself a time earlier in the weekend. More »
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  • Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    With the removal of three wide receivers who received the franchise tag - Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles - and the Buffalo Bills keeping Steve Johnson off the
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  • Three things to watch: New York Jets

    Three things to watch: New York Jets

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    The reeling New York Jets (2-2) will be in the national spotlight when they host the undefeated Houston Texans (4-0) on "Monday Night Football." The Jets will be without two of their best players: Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis (knee) and …
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  • Bills get even thinner on the offensive line

    Bills get even thinner on the offensive line

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    There hasn’t been much to smile about for the Bills across the last six quarters of football and their chances of ending their dismal streak in Arizona isn’t looking great thanks to the state of their offensive line. Buffalo started Sunday’s game ag
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  • The Jets Are In Line For An Attendance Debacle Tonight

    The Jets Are In Line For An Attendance Debacle Tonight

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    It's been reported that as of Friday, the Jets had 12,000 tickets remaining unsold for tonight's game against the Texans. It's understandable. MetLife Stadium is a remarkably joyless place to watch your team lose 59-6. But there have been no whispers of…
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  • Gailey says quarterback isn’t an issue, but it soon could be

    Gailey says quarterback isn’t an issue, but it soon could be

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    As the Bills continue to struggle and as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to play like something other than the guy to whom they paid all that money in 2011, an obvious question is percolating. Is Fitzpatrick the answer? “We’re just fine there,â
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  • QBR: Brady and Tannehill thrive

    QBR: Brady and Tannehill thrive

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 2012 season continues to be a wild one in the AFC East. Every team in the division has a least two victories and two defeats. The division went 2-1 on Sunday. The New York Jets still have to play on "Monday Night Football" against the unde…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Bills defense is the first in history to allow a quarterback to throw for 300 yards in the same game that his team runs for 300 yards. Dolphins DT Randy Starks considers himself “fortunate” to have come up with an interception that led to a touchd
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  • Kris Jenkins vs. Chris Myers: The Knockdown Revisited

    Kris Jenkins vs. Chris Myers: The Knockdown Revisited

    nytimes.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Jets will have to win the battles on the line of scrimmage against the powerful Texans, as they once did.
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  • Alex Smith’s finger sprain is “nothing at all”

    Alex Smith’s finger sprain is “nothing at all”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The only potential negative emerging from Sunday’s 45-3 shellacking of the Bills by the 49ers was the news that quarterback Alex Smith has injured the middle finger of his throwing hand. The team downplayed the injury after the game, and for good reason
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  • Video - Texans Lead After 3rd Quarter 01:05

    Texans Lead After 3rd Quarter

    Oct 8
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory? 02:00

    NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory?

    Oct 8
    Episode 202: Steve Young breaks down Kevin Kolb's performance this season. The NFL32 crew discuss the Patriots' big win over the Broncos.
  • Video - Jets, Texans Tied After 1st Quarter 00:34

    Jets, Texans Tied After 1st Quarter

    Oct 8
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - Miami Dolphins ecstatic in locker room after win 01:17

    Miami Dolphins ecstatic in locker room after win

    Oct 8
    Checkout the Miami Dolphins celebrate their hard-fought victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 of NFL action.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    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 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....