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Twitter Double Coverage: Colts vs. Patriots

Twitter Double Coverage: Colts vs. Patriots

ESPN.com Updated Nov 14, 2012
For a long time, Colts vs. Patriots has meant Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Sunday's matchup at Gillette Stadium is the first of the post-Manning era for the Colts. That doesn't mean it loses its intrigue. Rallying behind ill coach Chuck Pagano and let …
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  • The AFC South in early Pro Bowl voting

    The AFC South in early Pro Bowl voting

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Fan voting for the Pro Bowl tends to be a joke in my eyes. The evidence so far, from an AFC South perspective: Houston's Duane Brown, who's been just dominating, is fourth among AFC tackles. Houston's Antoine Caldwell, who’s no longer the starter at rig
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  • Texans' Dobbins fined $30K for hit on Cutler

    Texans' Dobbins fined $30K for hit on Cutler

    The NFL fined Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins $30,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit last Sunday on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
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  • Big Ben officially ruled out

    Big Ben officially ruled out

    CNNSI.com Nov 14, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing for first place in the AFC North without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
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  • Raiders sign veteran Omar Gaither

    Raiders sign veteran Omar Gaither

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Raiders brought in some veteran linebacker depth, signing Omar Gaither Wednesday. Gaither has 40 career starts, between stints with the Eagles and Panthers. He was in camp with the Texans this summer. He replaced Travis Goethel, who was placed on on…
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  • Darius Butler wins AFC defensive player of the week

    Darius Butler wins AFC defensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    Colts cornerback Darius Butler is on his second team of the season, but just won his first award. Butler was named AFC defensive player of the week after a standout performance in the Colts win over the Jaguars. He had two interceptions, returning one f…
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  • Gabbert's steps forward too incremental

    Gabbert's steps forward too incremental

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    I’m not in Jacksonville and was not a part of today’s media Q&A with coach Mike Mularkey. Some of the primary reporters there -- Ryan O’Halloran, Gene Frenette and Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, Mark Long of AP, John Oehser of the team’
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  • Vontae Davis, Coby Fleener out again for Colts this week

    Vontae Davis, Coby Fleener out again for Colts this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Colts have gotten into the habit of ruling out cornerback Vontae Davis and tight end Coby Fleener early in the week and it isn’t a habit they’re ready to break just yet. Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that both players will miss this week’s g
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  • Colts may want to back off against Brady

    Colts may want to back off against Brady

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    The AFC South is sort of all or nothing with regards to blitzing. The Texans send five or more pass-rushers at the quarterback 44.6 percent of the time, the most in the league. The Colts are third at 41.6 percent. Meanwhile the Titans and Jaguars sit ba…
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  • Bears K Gould rips Soldier Field grounds crew

    Bears K Gould rips Soldier Field grounds crew

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould said the Soldier Field grounds crew made a critical error in leaving the stadium's playing surface uncovered in the hours leading up to a 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday night.
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  • Jaguars' penalty-referee report

    Jaguars' penalty-referee report

    jacksonville.com Nov 14, 2012
    On the Big Whistle Sunday for the Jaguars-Texans game is Clete Blakeman: A look at Blakeman’s crew this year: Week 4: Vikings 20, at Lions 13 (Minnesota 5 penalties-87 yards, Detroit 5-72). Week 5: Browns 27, at Giants 41 (Cleveland 10-91, Giants 3-25).
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  • A look at the 8-1 Texans

    A look at the 8-1 Texans

    jacksonville.com Nov 14, 2012
    Want to know why Houston is tied with Atlanta for the NFL’s best record (8-1)? The numbers tell the story and show why the Texans are a 15.5-point favorite Sunday over the Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. A look at the statistics: *The Jaguars and Texans hav
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  • How AFC South QBs measure up

    How AFC South QBs measure up

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Let’s have a look at how the quarterbacks of the AFC South are faring in passer rating and QBR, shall we? Passer rating maxes out at 158.3; QBR goes to 100. Here’s ESPN.com's QBR file. For a game, QBR can be interpreted as a percentile, so a score of
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  • Peyton is nailing down his next $40 million

    Peyton is nailing down his next $40 million

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning soon will be able to buy a lot more pizza franchises. Overlooked in the stunning performance of the four-time MVP is that he has all but guaranteed that the Broncos will opt to unlock the next two years of his contract…
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  • Titans in search of utilizing Kenny Britt more effectively

    Titans in search of utilizing Kenny Britt more effectively

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    The Tennessee Titans plan on using their bye week to find if they can use wide receiver Kenny Britt more effectively. Britt manged just two catches for 36 yards in the Titans’ 37-3 win over the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. Britt was targeted six times bu
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Jaguars-Texans 00:37

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Jaguars-Texans

    Nov 14
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Jacksonville at Houston
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: JAC-HOU 00:57

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: JAC-HOU

    Nov 14
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Jaguars-Texans
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: IND-NE 00:48

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: IND-NE

    Nov 14
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Colts-Patriots

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton mailbag: Backup QBs under microscope

    Nov 14
    With four starters being injured in Week 10, the state of the NFL's backup quarterback situation is about to come into focus, writes John Clayton.