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Kenny Britt still searching for answers to lingering knee issue…

Kenny Britt still searching for answers to lingering knee issues

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
After suffering an ACL tear last September, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has struggled to overcome lingering knee issues that have carried through the entire 2012 season. Britt tore the ACL in his left knee in September 2011 and had surger…
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  • Chat wrap: What benefits the Texans?

    Chat wrap: What benefits the Texans?

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Clint (Houston): In the past few years, teams which have gained the 1st seed have not [fared] well in their quest for a Super Bowl. Obviously home field advantage is a big deal, but do you think that a loss to the Colts and the loss of a 1st seed could …
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  • Sunday could be Freeney's Indy swan song

    Sunday could be Freeney's Indy swan song

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Dwight Freeney's been a stalwart of the Colts for 11 years, recording 106.5 sacks. But Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium could be his home finale wearing a horseshoe on his helmet. He’s making a $14 million base sa
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  • Success of other young QBs makes Locker look worse

    Success of other young QBs makes Locker look worse

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Free from context, Titans quarterback Jake Locker is struggling enough on his own. When you look around and see other young and younger quarterbacks having success, it only makes his second season look worse. Locker’s led the Titans to a 5-10 overall re
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  • AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    AFC Pro Bowl Snubs: The Defense

    yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012
    Defensive Ends Made it: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans/Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins/Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos Should have made it: Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets/Corey Liuget, San Diego Chargers We won't quibble with positions on defense -- with so m…
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  • AFC South wrap: The division in 2012

    AFC South wrap: The division in 2012

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Five things to know and my all-division team. Division MVP: J.J. Watt, defensive end, Houston Texans. I’ve never seen someone so disruptive up front. The guy’s got the complete package. He’s incredibly instinctive, knowing when to stop rushing and p
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  • Peyton Manning expected to play entire game

    Peyton Manning expected to play entire game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    During Peyton Manning’s tenure with the Colts, the 16th game of the season was usually the best day of the year for his backup. At some point during the contest, which the Colts rarely needed to secure playoff position, Manning would head to the bench a
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  • Let's discuss the division in a chat

    Let's discuss the division in a chat

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Chat day has arrived. The finales for the Jaguars and Titans have mercifully arrived. The Texans are preparing for a trip to Indianapolis, seeking their first win in the city to regain their balance and clinch the No. 1 seed. It's a gigantic game. And m…
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  • Munchak hopes for more time to fix Titans

    Munchak hopes for more time to fix Titans

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Mike Munchak's challenge after this season will be convincing owner Bud Adams, his boss for 30 seasons as a player and coach, is that he needs more time to turn the Titans back into a winner.
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  • Jason Babin: Eagles have “socialistic” system

    Jason Babin: Eagles have “socialistic” system

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    When Jason Babin left the Eagles, he had nice things to say about coach Andy Reid. A little time has passed, though, and now Babin, who landed with the Jaguars, is talking about life with the Eagles as if Reid’s mustache was styled to make him look like
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  • RTC: Texans' identity in question?

    RTC: Texans' identity in question?

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Reading the coverage … Houston Texans “The Texans’ identity is much in question after two losses in the last three games, when they’ve hardly been the team that produced an AFC-high eight Pro Bowlers,” writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chroni
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  • Video - Chuck Pagano One-On-One 01:21

    Chuck Pagano One-On-One

    Dec 27
    For the full conversation with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, watch Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:21

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 27
    NFL experts break down who wins battle for NFC East, key for Texans against Colts, and what's more impressive: Adrian Peterson breaking record or Vikings making playoffs.
  • Video - Biggest concern for Texans? 01:14

    Biggest concern for Texans?

    Dec 27
    After losing two of their last three games, should the Houston Texans be concerned with playoffs coming up?
  • Video - Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans 02:44

    Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans.

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