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Chuck Pagano finishes chemotherapy, could return Week 17

Chuck Pagano finishes chemotherapy, could return Week 17

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
Colts coach Chuck Pagano is finished with chemotherapy and eyeing a return to the sideline at the end of the season. Pagano, who has missed most of the season while being treated for leukemia, had his final chemotherapy treatment today. His doctor told …
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  • Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots are dealing with another injury.
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  • Jaguars waive Session after series of concussions

    Jaguars waive Session after series of concussions

    The Jaguars waived linebacker Clint Session today, ending an expensive case of bad luck for both sides. According to John Oehser of the team’s official website, they waived Session and tight end Maurice Stovall. Session signed a five-year, $29 million c
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  • Andre Johnson brings Christmas to 12 Houston kids

    Andre Johnson brings Christmas to 12 Houston kids

    Christmas came early for 12 children in Houston today, when they were treated to Toys R Us shopping sprees courtesy of Texans receiver Andre Johnson. At an annual Christmas event organized by the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation, the kids were given …
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  • Where they stand in key categories

    Where they stand in key categories

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Here's our weekly look at where the teams of the AFC South stand in key categories. I generally consider third-down efficiency super important. And points, of course, tend to trump all. A few notes on movement: The Texans gained two spots in third-down …
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  • Texans sign Routt before he can head to Pittsburgh

    Texans sign Routt before he can head to Pittsburgh

    Apparently, Stanford Routt saw enough in Houston, and the Texans saw enough from Stanford Routt. Cancelling a planned trip to Pittsburgh for another workout tomorrow, Routt has signed with the Texans, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. …
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  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry …

    Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in race

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Every loss matters at this point, even for those safely in the playoff field. For two teams, Week 13 defeats could prove especially costly as the postseason nears, Don Banks writes.
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  • NFL confirms Ndamukong Suh block was legal

    NFL confirms Ndamukong Suh block was legal

    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will not be fined for a hit on Colts offensive lineman Winston Justice that caused a concussion on Sunday. The NFL has reviewed the play and determined that Suh delivered a legal block to Justice after a Detroit inte…
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  • NFL: Week 13 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 13 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • J.J. Watt talks with Mike and Mike

    J.J. Watt talks with Mike and Mike

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Texans DE J.J. Watt dishes on why his season has been so successful, the impact of Brian Cushing's absence, getting ready to face Tom Brady and the Patriots and more. Hear his appearance with Mike and Mike this morning here.    
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  • Colts vs. Titans: 5 storylines to watch

    Colts vs. Titans: 5 storylines to watch

    indystar.com Dec 4, 2012
    They're AFC South rivals headed in different directions. The Indianapolis Colts have won six of their past seven games to surge to 8-4.
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  • Jaguars may be able to quiet Tebow talk

    Jaguars may be able to quiet Tebow talk

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Rex Ryan is being coy about who he’ll play at quarterback for the Jets on Sunday in Jacksonville He could go back to Mark Sanchez. He could stick with Greg McElroy, who won Sunday against Arizona in relief. Or he could turn to Tim Tebow, who’s recover
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  • It's Almost Unfair: Andrew Luck and the Colts

    It's Almost Unfair: Andrew Luck and the Colts

    nytimes.com Dec 4, 2012
    You're not supposed to be able to replace a Hall of Fame quarterback with another star. But Andrew Luck is making it look easy.
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  • The Texans' clinching scenarios

    The Texans' clinching scenarios

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Hot off the presses from the league offices, clinching scenarios for the Texans this weekend... Houston clinches AFC South division with: 1) HOU win + IND loss or tie OR 2) HOU tie + IND loss Houston clinches a first-round bye with: 1) HOU win + IND los…
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  • On the air: Week 14 broadcast crews

    On the air: Week 14 broadcast crews

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Here’s who you’ll be hearing if you watch an AFC South game this week: Tennessee at Indianapolis, CBS, 1 p.m. ET -- Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, CBS, 1 p.m. ET -- Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots Houston at New England, ESPN, Monday, 8
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  • Titans OG hopes Texans' Smith fined for hit

    Titans OG hopes Texans' Smith fined for hit

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Titans are still fuming about what they felt was a cheap shot by Houston Texans defensive tackle Antonio Smith on guard Fernando Velasco during Tennessee's final offensive play of the game.
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  • Video - Mayo: 'We're Just Focused On This One' 02:15

    Mayo: 'We're Just Focused On This One'

    Dec 4
    Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo joins Mike and Mike in the Morning to discuss their upcoming game against the Houston Texans.
  • Video - Drive of the Week: Luck does it again 03:22

    Drive of the Week: Luck does it again

    Dec 4
    Watch Andrew Luck engineer his 5th game-winning drive this season as Brian Baldinger analyzes his latest comeback vs. the Detroit Lions.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: QB Comparison 01:24

    Blogger Blitz: QB Comparison

    Dec 4
    AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky takes a look at the young quarterbacks in the division
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Texans vs. Patriots 00:46

    Blogger Blitz: Texans vs. Patriots

    Dec 4
    AFC East blogger James Walker delivers the key to the week 14 Monday Night matchup between the Texans and the Patriots

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Dec 4
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    Dec 4
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…