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Go easy on EJ praise after Bills' victory

Go easy on EJ praise after Bills' victory

ESPN.com yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 15, 2013
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Through two preseason games and the regular-season opener, EJ Manuel avoided what plagues rookie quarterbacks the most: the bad interception. That streak ended in the fourth quarter of the Buffalo Bills' 24-23 win over the Carolina…
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  • Colts give up too many big plays

    Colts give up too many big plays

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler sat in the chair at his locker, still not showered long after their 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. “Man, I should have played better,” Toler said. Toler was talking in general terms at…
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  • Banks: Surprise 2012 playoff teams underachieving; more Snaps

    Banks: Surprise 2012 playoff teams underachieving; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Redskins are far from last season's playoff form, one of several underachieving teams in 2013.
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  • Mike Wallace rebounds in a big way

    Mike Wallace rebounds in a big way

    INDIANAPOLIS – It's been an interesting week for Miami Dolphins top receiver Mike Wallace. Just seven days ago, Wallace was not happy after getting just one reception for 15 yards in a win over Cleveland. He created national headlines, but Wallace later…
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  • Dolphins, Tannehill putting NFL on notice

    Dolphins, Tannehill putting NFL on notice

    INDIANAPOLIS -- There are only a few undefeated teams remaining in the NFL after two weeks. Surprisingly, the Miami Dolphins (2-0) are one of those teams. The Dolphins began the season as an under-the-radar team, rarely mentioned as a legit threat in th…
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  • Penalties continue to plague the Buccaneers

    Penalties continue to plague the Buccaneers

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Buccaneers gifted the Jets the field position for a game-winning field goal last week when linebacker Lavonte David picked up a personal foul for hitting Jets quarterback Geno Smith out of bounds with seconds left on the clock. That was one of 13 pe…
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  • Bills' Summers surprised by penalty

    Bills' Summers surprised by penalty

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- About fifteen minutes after the Buffalo Bills came from behind to defeat the Carolina Panthers, 24-23, fullback Frank Summers sat deep in his locker, facing the room. He was dressed, but not quite ready to leave. It was the sort of…
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  • Darrius Heyward-Bey needs MRI on shoulder

    Darrius Heyward-Bey needs MRI on shoulder

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Colts lost 24-20 to the Dolphins on Sunday and they may also lose one of their wide receivers for a while. Philip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star reports that Colts coach Chuck Pagano said after the game that wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey nee…
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  • Mario Williams sets team sacks record

    Mario Williams sets team sacks record

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams set team and personal single-game records with 4.5 sacks in a 24-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Williams' previous career high was 3.5 sacks in a Dec. 13, 2007 game again…
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  • Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills

    Locker Room Buzz: Buffalo Bills

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Observed in the locker room after the Buffalo Bills' 24-23 win over the Carolina Panthers: Marrone emotional: Head coach Doug Marrone was emotional after the game, speaking about the death of former Syracuse athletics administrator…
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  • Emotional E.J. Manuel Leads A Game-Winning Drive In Buffalo

    Emotional E.J. Manuel Leads A Game-Winning Drive In Buffalo

    deadspin.com Sep 15, 2013
    Not the prettiest of games for the Bills rookie, but E.J. Manuel did lead an 80-yard drive in 1:36, capped off by this pass to an inexplicably open Stevie Johnson. Manuel shed tears as he celebrated with his father.Read more...
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  • Colts’ Donald Thomas has torn quad

    Colts’ Donald Thomas has torn quad

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The news on Colts guard Donald Thomas is not good. A league source tells PFT that Thomas, who was carted off the field today against the Dolphins, has a torn quadricep. There’s no word yet on how much time Thomas will miss, but that would seem to be a s…
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  • Report: Amendola has torn muscles in hip

    Report: Amendola has torn muscles in hip

    New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has torn adductor muscles in his hip, according to a report by Fox Sports.
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  • Panthers defensive backs dropping like flies

    Panthers defensive backs dropping like flies

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Bills came into the game thin in the secondary. The Panthers appear intent on catching them in that department. The Panthers lost starting cornerback Josh Thomas to a first-half concussion, and replacement Josh Norman just left the field with what a…
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  • T.Y. Hilton and Andrew Luck help Colts get even at halftime

    T.Y. Hilton and Andrew Luck help Colts get even at halftime

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Colts fell down 14-3 in the first quarter against the Dolphins, but Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton have put together a big first half to bring the Colts back into the lead. It’s tied 17-17 at halftime, however, after rookie Caleb Sturgis nailed a 54-ya…
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  • Sunday games open thread

    Sunday games open thread

    thejetsblog.com Sep 15, 2013
    With the Jets already having played this week, two of their AFC East rivals are in action and there are plenty of other intriguing matchups on the schedule. Cam Newton is up against the Bills, Andrew Luck is taking on the Dolphins while the new-look Chi…
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  • Miami Dolphins' Week 2 inactives

    Miami Dolphins' Week 2 inactives

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are the Miami Dolphins players you won’t see in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts: Dolphins (1-0) LB Josh Kaddu QB Pat Devlin CB Jamar Taylor CB Will Davis OL Dallas Thomas RB Mike Gillislee OL Danny Watkins The biggest c…
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  • Live blog: Dolphins at Colts

    Live blog: Dolphins at Colts

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Miami Dolphins’ visit to the Indianapolis Colts. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. See you there.
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  • Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium

    Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the Buffalo Bills host the Carolina Panthers in their second consecutive home game. (Fox, 1 p.m. ET). Weather conditions: It's a cool late-summer morning in Western New York, with temperatures…
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  • League office will pick through video to hand out Jets-Pats fin…

    League office will pick through video to hand out Jets-Pats fines

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The headline from the post script to the Thursday night game between the Jets and Patriots was the low hit from Jets center Nick Mangold against Pats cornerback Aqib Talib, chased by a brouhaha that resulted in Jets offensive linemen Willie Colon and D’…
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  • Short-term IR for Sanchez doesn’t mean surgery won’t happen

    Short-term IR for Sanchez doesn’t mean surgery won’t happen

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The most obvious implication of the decision of the Jets to use their only (for 2013) short-term injured reserve designation on quarterback Mark Sanchez is that Sanchez doesn’t need surgery now. It doesn’t mean he won’t need surgery later. Per a source …
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    QB E.J. Manuel is more concerned with the future of the Bills than the organization’s past. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald thinks the Dolphins will get a better test of their abilities against the Colts this weekend than they got in Week One. The …
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  • Video - Amendola Might Need Surgery 03:51

    Amendola Might Need Surgery

    Sep 15
    ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss discusses how Danny Amendola's hip injury will affect New England.
  • Video - Sunday Double Check: Week 2 02:19

    Sunday Double Check: Week 2

    Sep 15
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down two key plays from Sunday's NFL action.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-Colts Recap 01:46

    Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-Colts Recap

    Sep 15
    Michele Steele and Tom Waddle break down the Dolphins' Week 2 victory over the Colts.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Panthers-Bills Recap 02:58

    Sunday Blitz: Panthers-Bills Recap

    Sep 15
    Michele Steele and Tom Waddle break down the Bills week 2 victory over the Panthers.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Broncos again show it's not how you start, it's how you finish

    Sep 15
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's a mere two weeks into the NFL's regular season, but this much we've already learned about these Denver Broncos: If you don't get to them early, you don't get to them, period.
  • Trotter: Unheralded players provide a boost for Cardinals

    Sep 15
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The game had come down to this: fourth-and-4 with 1 minute, 15 seconds to play. The Lions needed a first down from their own 43 yard line to have any shot of overcoming a four-point deficit against the Cardinals, and they made their in…
  • Don Banks: Surprising 2012 playoff teams underachieving in 2013; more Snap…

    Sep 15
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take a look at a Week 2 in the NFL that was chock-full of close games and comebacks. ...
  • Clayton's Last Call: Early themes emerging

    Sep 15
    Prolific QB performances and close games are quickly becoming 2013 staples, writes John Clayton.