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AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense
yahoo.com Updated Dec 26, 2012
Quarterbacks Made it: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos/Tom Brady, New England Patriots/Matt Schaub, Houston Texans Should have made it: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers No argument against Manning and Brady here -- they're among the best in statist…Share Tweet
Let The Debate BeginPeyton Manning over Tom Brady. No Ndaumkong Suh. Eight teams shut out, but five players from the 2-13 Chiefs. Chris Burke shares his thoughts on the Pro Bowl selections.Share Tweetjacksonville.com Dec 26, 2012There may a sense of finality Sunday when coach Mike Mularkey of the Jaguars and Mike Munchak of the Tennessee Titans exchange post-game handshakes. Regardless of which team wins the season finale, both coaches have struggled through disappointing seaso…Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 26, 2012Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning continues to pad his resume for Most Valuable Player and Comeback Player of the Year awards by being named the starter for his 12th trip to the Pro Bowl. After missing the entire 2011 season following multiple n…Share Tweet
Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro BowlFor three players on this year’s Pro Bowl rosters, making it to Hawaii is a family tradition. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Patriots special teams coverage ace Matthew Slater have all been selected to the Pro BShare TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.Share TweetPerfect sense: J.J. Watt, the presumed front-runner for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is starting the Pro Bowl, as are left tackle Duane Brown, receiver Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster. They’ve all been stars for the Texans, who are in pShare Tweet
Randall Cobb will test his ankle on FridayThe Packers returned to practice on Wednesday and wide receiver Randall Cobb was a limited participant in it. Cobb’s ankle injury was one of the few things that went wrong for the Packers against the Titans last Sunday. His breakout season has made himShare TweetDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and cornerback Champ Bailey each have been selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team, according to league sources.Share TweetHouston Texans' fans were understandably concerned when star running back Arian Foster left early during the team's loss to the Minnesota Vikings with an irregular heartbeat. One young fan named Macie was so worried she made a sign for her favorite play…Share Tweet
Where they stand in key categoriesHere'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. Some movement of note: The Texans dropped in every category off the…Share Tweet
Bruce Arians: I’m not just gonna run away to be a head coachWith Chuck Pagano back to work with the Colts, Bruce Arians has returned to the offensive coordinator role he expected to fill this season. His work while posting an 9-3 record over 12 games filling in for Pagano won’t be quickly forgotten, however. AriShare TweetI don’t see a lot of value in Maurice Jones-Drew getting on the field Sunday in the Jaguars’ season finale at Tennessee. He was scheduled to run Wednesday morning, and coach Mike Mularkey said the running back who's missed nine games with a foot injurShare TweetEarlier this week, Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne said he thought the team was too young to rest starters in Week 17 against the Texans. Coach Chuck Pagano agrees with him. Even though the Colts are locked into the fifth seed in the playoffs, Pagano s…Share Tweet
On going unbeaten or winless in divisionThe familiarity of division games make them unpredictable, no matter how good a team is or how bad a team is. Going 6-0 or 0-6 is awfully difficult. That’s why I laughed off predictions of the Texans going undefeated in the division from excited readersShare TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract.Share Tweet
Texans will tell us a lot on SundayWe’re about to learn a lot about the Houston Texans. The franchise has never won in Indianapolis, at the RCA Dome or at Lucas Oil Stadium. A win at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday completes a 13-3 season and gives the team a week off, home-field advantage fShare Tweet
On the air: Week 17 broadcast crewsHere’s who you’ll be hearing if you watch an AFC South game this week: Houston at Indianapolis, CBS, 1 p.m. ET -- Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf Jacksonville at Tennessee, CBS, 1 p.m. -- Don Criqui, Randy Cross Here's the page where you will eventually finShare Tweet
Patriots trying to keep Ridley’s confidence upThe Patriots have proven they need Stevan Ridley. But he had to prove he could hang onto the ball first. After coughing it up three times in his previous two games, Ridley kept a firm grip on his responsibilities last week against the Jaguars. “That’sShare Tweet
A Vote for Pete Carroll as Coach of the Yearnytimes.com Dec 26, 2012The Colts' Bruce Arians may win it. Bill Belichick seemingly deserves to win every season. But Seattle's rise is too much to overlook.Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Pagano Makes His ReturnDec 26Episode 238: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the impact of Chuck Pagano's return to the Colts. Merril Hoge breaks down the playoff race in the NFC. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback on an NFC bubble team has the best chance to win.
Pro Bowl Rosters AnnouncedDec 26Robert Griffin III the only rookie QB to be selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl roster.
Should Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck have made the Pro Bowl?Dec 26Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is absent from the AFC Pro Bowl team. Kurt Warner discusses whether or not the Colts' rookie signal-caller should have made the cut.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: JAC-TENDec 26Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Jaguars-Titans
Adrian Peterson inspires a list of the top 10 individual seasons in NFL hi…Dec 26Where does Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson rank among the 10 best NFL seasons of all time?
John Clayton's All-Pro Team GalleryDec 26John Clayton's All-Pro Team Gallery
Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson defies odds in pursuit of Eric Dickerso…Dec 26Adrian Peterson is pursuing Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record and might be producing the best season in NFL history in the process.