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Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the most reliable running backs in the NFL, but more than two months after suffering a foot sprain in a game against the Raiders, the Jaguars have finally put MJD on the injured reserve list. While only a week remains in the…Upvote Share Tweet
jacksonville.com Dec 28, 2012Follow our sportswriters and others covering the Jaguars' game as they tweet from Tennessee.Tweets from @FrancineTU/jaguars-at-titansUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 28, 2012Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is two sacks shy of the NFL's single-season record. He will get a chance to break the record held by Michael Strahan on Sunday as he faces the Indianapolis Colts, but first, Watt took time to hang out with the kid…Upvote Share TweetA lot of things have changed for the Jaguars since the beat the Titans, 24-19, on Nov. 25. In that game, Rashad Jennings and Jalen Parmele combined for 24 carries and Cecil Shorts had four catches. All three players are on the injured reserve list so th…Upvote Share Tweet
Wilfork fined $30,000, but Chung escapes without oneprofootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was fined $30,000 for unnecessary roughness, after hitting Jaguars offensive lineman Steve Vallos in the head last week. The play resulted in a penalty during the game, occurring after a Patrick Chung interception…Upvote Share TweetWhat’s the future of Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jacksonville Jaguars? He played six games this season after a holdout that lasted nearly to the opener, suffering a left foot injury in Oakland. The Jaguars and MJD held out hope he could return, but todayUpvote Share Tweet
ESPN panel picks NFL executive of the yearThe Colts have legitimate candidates for two of the big awards handed out by the Associated Press: Chuck Pagano/Bruce Arians for coach of the year and Andrew Luck for offensive rookie of the year. AP doesn’t name an executive of the year. The Sporting NUpvote Share Tweet
Kareem Jackson fined twice after last week’s gameprofootballtalk.com Dec 28, 2012Last Sunday was a costly day for Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson. The Texans lost to the Vikings, costing them a shot to clinch a first round bye in the playoffs, and Jackson wound up owing the league $26,250 for a pair of infractions that drew fines f…Upvote Share Tweet
Final Word: AFC SouthFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 17: Playing at Indianapolis: The Houston Texans have never won in Indianapolis. They are 0-10 all time on the road against the Indianapolis Colts. That’s tied for the most road losses against an opponent without a wiUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 28, 2012The Redskins offense is designed to mitigate a good pass rush. And with DeMarcus Ware dinged up, the Cowboys' playoff hopes could come down to Tony Romo, writes Peter King.Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Schaub not finding best optionsReading the coverage… Houston Texans The Texans are lacking the sort of big plays that help make things easier, says Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. The reaction to news of his irregular heartbeat gave Arian Foster hope for humanity, says TaniaUpvote Share Tweet
Top rookie WRs to square off in finaleJohn Glennon of The Tennesean wisely points out one thing that’s at stake in Sunday’s mostly meaningless Jaguars-Titans game: The rookie receptions title. The lines of the NFL’s most productive receiving rookies: Writes Glennon: "The Jaguars have utUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: RG III Best Of The Best?Dec 28Episode 240: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Redskins coach Mike Shanahan comments on RG III. Steve Young breaks down which quarter in the AFC needs home field advantage the most. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson and the Vikings.
'Playbook': Houston Texans or Denver Broncos?Dec 28Do the Houston Texans or Denver Broncos have a better chance of success in the playoffs? Our experts explain why one of the two teams is the most dangerous team in the NFL right now.
'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis ColtsDec 28How will Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's return affect his team? The "Playbook" guys look at this AFC matchup and discuss how Colts QB Andrew Luck can exploit the Texans' struggling defense.
'Tools for Victory': Indianapolis Colts own the Houston TexansDec 28Brian Baldinger and Sterling Sharpe break down the Indianapolis Colts' success against the Houston Texans, which is thanks in part to defensive ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney.
Peter King: Cowboys on familiar ground with win-or-go-home Week 17Dec 28In the offseason, Dallas coach Jason Garrett visited the Yankees' spring-training home in Tampa, and sought out Derek Jeter. Garrett was raised in Yankee country, so he has great respect for the Yankee shortstop, and he wanted to ask him about leadershi…
NFL - John Clayton's five most cherished NFL recordsDec 28Football records might not resonate like those in baseball, but there are five NFL records that stand above the rest, John Clayton writes.
The Sports Guy powers through a damaged laptop to make his Week 17 picksDec 28The Sports Guy's computer is on the fritz, but that didn't stop him from making his Week 17 picks.