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CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher still says he would lie to cover up a concussion.Share TweetHouston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips asks absolutely reasonable questions when he wonders about the NFL’s $30,000 fine against Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins for a hit on Jay Cutler Sunday night. Boiled down from Tania Ganguli’s story at the HouShare TweetThe Colts and Patriots seem to play every year, but this will be the first time they’ve clashed since Andrew Luck hit the scene. Erik Kuselias will ask Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney about that change when Freeney stops by Pro Football Talk on NBC SShare TweetThe NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement protects the league and its teams from a wide variety of player lawsuits; indeed, the concussion litigation eventually may fail because of the terms of the CBA. But the CBA doesn’t provide protections to folksShare TweetTexans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said Thursday he didn’t understand the discrepancy in the NFL’s fine system, considering the vastly different amounts from a pair of hits he saw firsthand. Phillips said he didn’t get that Texans linebackerShare TweetSo I got to talking Wednesday with AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky and NFC West blogger Mike Sando about rookie quarterbacks and how they're judged. It started with Paul and Mike talking about the proper statistical perspective in which to view the Colt…Share Tweet
Measuring rookie years: Luck vs. PeytonPeyton Manning and Tom Brady will always be linked as contemporaries and rivals. No matter how much longer Brady plays, it’s unlikely he and Andrew Luck will be grouped in the same way. At this stage, the modest Luck is level-headed when his name comesShare TweetThe NFL’s youngest team ranks as the best in the league through 10 weeks and has plenty of cause to believe it can maintain the status through the regular season, entering the playoffs as the AFC favorite to play in the Super Bowl. Why can the Texans maShare TweetStarting quarterbacks went down with injuries left and right during Week 10, but the Colts don’t want that to impact the way Andrew Luck plays the game. The Colts quarterback called those injuries the “nature of the game” and said that he didn’t tShare TweetGreetings people of Earth. (Stolen, but funny.) Today, to keep you on your toes, we are moving the chat up one hour from our usual time. Yes, you read that correctly. I am throwing your week into disarray by moving the chat to 11 a.m. ET, 10 a.m. CT. Ev…Share Tweet
Peyton gets ribbed for awkward slideWhen it comes to passing, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is having a great year. When it comes to running, he’s not. (Then again, given that he has the physique of the pre-oil-can Tin Man, when has he?) As explained by Lindsay H. Jones of USA TodaShare TweetThe Bills are an awful 2-13 in AFC East games under Chan Gailey. For the Dolphins, tonight brings a test of whether they’re legitimate playoff contenders or not. The Patriots’ league-best turnover margin could get a boost against a Colts team near theShare Tweet
RTC: Jaguars don't want to avoid EverBankReading the coverage… Arguments for and against the Colts and the Titans making the playoffs, from Clark Judge of CBS Sports. Houston Texans Andre Johnson now has more catches than any of the great receivers who played all or part of their NFL careers iShare Tweet
Ranking The PatriotsNov 15Lomas Brown discusses the Patriots' rank among the NFL's elite as well as the impact that Aqib Talib will have on New England's defense.
NFL Cold Hard FactsNov 15Cold Hard Facts looks at Andrew Luck, Tim Tebow and the New Orleans Saints
Reiss' P.A.T.Nov 15In this week's edition of P.A.T. Mike Reiss looks ahead to the Patriots' week 11 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts
Countdown Daily Prediction: Colts-PatriotsNov 15The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Indianapolis at New England