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N.F.L. Roundup: Jacksonville’s Blackmon Is Suspended Indefinite…

N.F.L. Roundup: Jacksonville’s Blackmon Is Suspended Indefinitely

Justin Blackmon, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft, had earlier violations of the N.F.L.’s substance-abuse policy.
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  • Chris Johnson: If we can’t run, we’re not going to the playoffs

    Chris Johnson: If we can’t run, we’re not going to the playoffs

    profootballtalk.com Nov 1, 2013
    Tennessee running back Chris Johnson is not playing well. He knows that’s a problem for the Titans. Johnson’s stat lines in the last four games have gone like this: 15 carries for 21 yards, 10 carries for 17 yards, 12 carries for 33 yards and nine carri…
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  • Texans might open Reliant roof Sunday

    Texans might open Reliant roof Sunday

    ESPN.com Nov 1, 2013
    HOUSTON -- Forget Arian Foster's status. This might be the biggest news of the week. The Texans might actually open up Reliant Stadium's retractable roof Sunday night for their game against the Indianapolis Colts, which starts at 8:30 p.m. It works. I s…
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  • Colts face a QB they're not familiar with

    Colts face a QB they're not familiar with

    ESPN.com Nov 1, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The game footage on Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum is limited for the Indianapolis Colts. Limited to one regular-season game and few preseason appearances. To get more specific, Keenum's pro career stat line is: 15 of 25 for 271 …
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  • Emotional Phillips expects 'special' game

    Emotional Phillips expects 'special' game

    ESPN.com Nov 1, 2013
    HOUSTON -- Asked about the tribute planned for his late father during Sunday night's game, Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was overcome with emotion. He didn't know that was happening. "Don't get me going there," Phillips said. &quo…
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  • Kevin Walter unlikely to help anytime soon

    Kevin Walter unlikely to help anytime soon

    ESPN.com Nov 1, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Kevin Walter is going to help the Tennessee Titans, it’s going to be near the very end of the season. Walter’s been on the physically unable to perform list since before camp, following offseason back surgery. I spoke to him Thurs…
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  • Arian Foster will be game-time decision, Ben Tate will play

    Arian Foster will be game-time decision, Ben Tate will play

    The Texans have been monitoring the progress of both their top running backs in their return from injuries over the last couple of weeks and it will be a little bit longer before we know if Arian Foster’s hamstring will allow him to face the Colts on Su…
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  • Greg Toler out against Houston

    Greg Toler out against Houston

    ESPN.com Nov 1, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts starting cornerback Greg Toler will miss Sunday's game against the Houston Texans because of groin injury. Colts coach Chuck Pagano is giving the silent treatment on who will replace Toler in the starting lineup. The o…
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  • Quarterback Thad Lewis is doubtful for the Bills as they prepar…

    Quarterback Thad Lewis is doubtful for the Bills as they prepare to face the 8-0 Chiefs on Sunday

    yahoo.com Nov 1, 2013
    The last four weeks, the Chiefs have faced backup quarterbacks for the Titans (Ryan Fitzpatrick), Texans (Case Keenum) and Browns (Jason Campbell). And this week, 8-0 Kansas City will likely to face the Bills' fourth option at quarterback. Kevin Kolb's …
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  • Double Coverage: Colts at Texans

    Double Coverage: Colts at Texans

    During an unexpectedly poor showing in the first seven games of the season, the Houston Texans played only one AFC South opponent and beat that team. That's the upside about the Texans' start. The downside for Houston is that during that malaise, the In…
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  • Chris Myers to appear on Today Show

    Chris Myers to appear on Today Show

    ESPN.com Nov 1, 2013
    HOUSTON -- With the Texans scheduled to appear on NBC's Sunday Night Football this weekend, the network's Today Show will have Texans center Chris Myers and his family on for a short segment this morning. You can catch them during the 9 a.m. hour. Myers…
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  • Week 9 NFL Viewing Guide: Robert Quinn, Mario Williams, and the…

    Week 9 NFL Viewing Guide: Robert Quinn, Mario Williams, and the Weekend's Best Matchups

    grantland.com Nov 1, 2013
    Line Play Nerdery of the Week Robert Quinn, DE, Rams vs. Michael Roos, OT, Titans Sunday, 1 p.m. ET If there were fans who still didn't know about Qu...
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans 04:30

    'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans

    Nov 1
    Can the Houston Texans stay alive by taking down the division-leading Indianapolis Colts? "NFL playbook" lays out the gameplan for both teams.
  • Video - Do or die for Houston Texans? 01:13

    Do or die for Houston Texans?

    Nov 1
    Are the Houston Texans facing a must-win game on Sunday? Charley Casserly breaks down the matchup between Indianapolis and Houston and also offers his thoughts on Gary Kubiak's future.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Tennessee Titans vs. St. Louis Rams 02:59

    'Playbook': Tennessee Titans vs. St. Louis Rams

    Nov 1
    Who has the edge when St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher faces his former team? Our analysts praise the play of the Titans offensive line and explain why Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens' is struggling in the passing game.
  • Video - 'Tools for Victory': Timing, angles helping Colts linebacker 01:29

    'Tools for Victory': Timing, angles helping Colts linebacker

    Nov 1
    Despite being somewhat small for a linebacker, Jerrell Freeman of the Indianapolis Colts is making use of all his physical tools to play some great football.

Sports Columnists

  • Sean Lee Can See It Coming

    Nov 1
    I don’t know if you saw the play, but I did, and it was mesmerizing. Just before halftime of Dallas-Detroit on Sunday, Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee waited, waited, waited and suddenly, as though he’d been forewarned about the play call, stepped in…
  • The Sports Guy's Week 9 Picks

    Nov 1
    The Week 9 Superduper Quick Picks ... (Home teams in caps) DOLPHINS (+3) over Bengals The Skunk! So much for the Red Rifle's resurgence &#...