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AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Offense

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…
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  • Let The Debate Begin

    Let The Debate Begin

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    Peyton 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.
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  • Could be final handshake for Jags' Mularkey and Titans' Munchak

    Could be final handshake for Jags' Mularkey and Titans' Munchak

    jacksonville.com Dec 26, 2012
    There 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…
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  • The NFL announces AFC, NFC Pro Bowl rosters

    The NFL announces AFC, NFC Pro Bowl rosters

    yahoo.com Dec 26, 2012
    Denver 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…
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  • Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro Bo…

    Manning, Matthews, Slater following their fathers to the Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    For 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 B
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  • Peyton Manning, Peterson returning to Pro Bowl

    Peyton Manning, Peterson returning to Pro Bowl

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.
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  • AFC South Pro Bowl analysis

    AFC South Pro Bowl analysis

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Perfect 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 p
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  • Randall Cobb will test his ankle on Friday

    Randall Cobb will test his ankle on Friday

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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 him
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  • Sources: Peyton, Bailey make Pro Bowl team

    Sources: Peyton, Bailey make Pro Bowl team

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and cornerback Champ Bailey each have been selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team, according to league sources.
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  • Arian Foster’s young fan is worried about his heart, he uses Tw…

    Arian Foster’s young fan is worried about his heart, he uses Twitter to calm her fears

    Houston 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…
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  • Where they stand in key categories

    Where they stand in key categories

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 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. Some movement of note: The Texans dropped in every category off the…
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  • Bruce Arians: I’m not just gonna run away to be a head coach

    Bruce Arians: I’m not just gonna run away to be a head coach

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    With 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. Ari
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  • Mike Mularkey will take MJD for one game

    Mike Mularkey will take MJD for one game

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    I 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 injur
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  • Colts won’t rest starters against Texans

    Colts won’t rest starters against Texans

    Earlier 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…
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  • On going unbeaten or winless in division

    On going unbeaten or winless in division

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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 readers
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  • Eagles officially end Foles' year with broken hand

    Eagles officially end Foles' year with broken hand

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract.
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  • Texans will tell us a lot on Sunday

    Texans will tell us a lot on Sunday

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    We’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 f
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  • On the air: Week 17 broadcast crews

    On the air: Week 17 broadcast crews

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Here’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 fin
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  • Patriots trying to keep Ridley’s confidence up

    Patriots trying to keep Ridley’s confidence up

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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’s
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  • A Vote for Pete Carroll as Coach of the Year

    A Vote for Pete Carroll as Coach of the Year

    nytimes.com Dec 26, 2012
    The Colts' Bruce Arians may win it. Bill Belichick seemingly deserves to win every season. But Seattle's rise is too much to overlook.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Pagano Makes His Return 02:59

    NFL32OT: Pagano Makes His Return

    Dec 26
    Episode 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.
  • Video - Pro Bowl Rosters Announced 00:52

    Pro Bowl Rosters Announced

    Dec 26
    Robert Griffin III the only rookie QB to be selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl roster.
  • Video - Should Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck have made the Pro Bowl? 01:38

    Should Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck have made the Pro Bowl?

    Dec 26
    Indianapolis 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.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: JAC-TEN 00:55

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: JAC-TEN

    Dec 26
    Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Jaguars-Titans

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    Dec 26
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