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Titans place Steve Hutchinson on injured reserve Updated Dec 5, 2012
A day after placing right tackle David Stewart on injured reserve due to a broken leg, the Tennessee Titans had to end the season for yet another starting offensive lineman. Tennessee placed left guard Steve Hutchinson on injured reserve Wednesday. He’s
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  • TNF Preview: Broncos put seven-game winning streak on the line against declining Raiders Dec 5, 2012
    When the 1-2 Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders, 37-6, on September 30, it was the first time all season that Peyton Manning and the Denver offense really got into sync. Since then, Manning's team lost a game to the New England Patriots, and respon…
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  • Colts notebook: Zbikowski, Brown to miss Sunday's game with injuries Dec 5, 2012
    Interim coach Bruce Arians on Wednesday ruled out safety Tom Zbikowski (knee) and running back Donald Brown (ankle) for Sunday's AFC South game between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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  • Suh says he’d “never celebrate anybody being injured” Dec 5, 2012
    Ndamukong Suh knows at this point he’s a marked man. At the same time, he’s not sure what he can do about it. After Colts guard Mike McGlynn accused him of celebrating over injured Colts tackle Winston Justice, Suh shrugged when discussing it with re
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  • Titans need to form final opinions on linemen Dec 5, 2012
    Do the Titans have full reads on Leroy Harris and Eugene Amano going forward? They should. And now with another shuffling of the offensive line, they should complete their research on Fernando Velasco, Deuce Lutui and Kevin Matthews, too. Tennessee flir…
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  • Ryan's Reasons for Choosing Sanchez

    Excerpts from the Jets coach's news conference Wednesday, when he named Mark Sanchez his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
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  • Focused Arians hopes for head-coach shot Dec 5, 2012
    Bruce Arians is 60 and NFL teams are not looking for 60-year-olds as their new head coaches. But he’s something else, too -- a guy who’s good with young quarterbacks who’s done great work this season with Andrew Luck. And teams will be looking for a
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  • Bill Belichick would vote for J.J. Watt as defensive player of the year Dec 5, 2012
    If Patriots coach Bill Belichick had a vote for the defensive player of the year award, Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt would get it. “He looks like the defensive player of the year to me,” Belichick said of Watt, via “He’s been
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  • Twitter Double Coverage: Texans vs. Pats Dec 5, 2012
    Two of the NFL’s top teams will meet at Gillette Stadium when the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans on “Monday Night Football.” This game has huge playoff implications for both teams. The Texans (11-1) and Patriots (9-3) currently hold th
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  • Blogger Blitz: Our young QBs Dec 5, 2012
    We've heard it about Blaine Gabbert for nearly two seasons and we heard it about Jake Locker on Sunday. When they have receivers dropping passes and shaky protection, they don't stand much of a chance. Andrew Luck is obviously a different breed. But his…
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13 Dec 5, 2012
    While other QBs are stealing headlines, there's some guy in New England putting up MVP numbers. No, Tom Brady's mastery isn't new, but his 2012 run is still stunning, says Kerry Byrne.
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  • RTC: What ifs for the Titans Dec 5, 2012
    Reading the coverage… Create the playoff field by playing out the remaining games with our playoff machine. Reviewing the Texans’ win against the Titans with Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus. Houston Texans Veteran cornerback Stanford Routt has be
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  • Dec. 30 return possible for Pagano Dec 5, 2012
    Chuck Pagano is finished with chemotherapy, and his doctors told the Indianapolis Star that the coach’s return to work depends on how he bounced back from the treatment. Dr. Larry Cripe of IU Health Simon Cancer Center spoke with Mike Chappell about the
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  • David Stewart, Robert Johnson land on IR for Titans Dec 5, 2012
    The Tennessee Titans lost their third offensive lineman this season to injury when right tackle David Stewart went down with a broken leg Sunday against the Houston Texans. On Tuesday, the Titans placed Stewart and safety Robert Johnson on injured reser…
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  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 04:02

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Dec 5
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss looks ahead to the Patriots' Week 14 matchup against the Texans.
  • Video - Tale of the tape: Houston Texans or Atlanta Falcons? 03:53

    Tale of the tape: Houston Texans or Atlanta Falcons?

    Dec 5
    Which 11-1 team is set up better to make a deep run in the playoffs? Heath Evans and Shaun O'Hara break down who has the advantage at five different positions.
  • Video - Sanchez On Short Leash 01:30

    Sanchez On Short Leash

    Dec 5
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports on Mark Sanchez and the Jets heading into their Week 14 matchup with the Jaguars.
  • Video - Road To The Superdome: Texans 05:17

    Road To The Superdome: Texans

    Dec 5
    Dan Graziano and Paul Kuharsky talk about what the Texans need to do in order to stay on the road to the Superdome