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Pagano visits Colts again, two days before showdown with Patrio…

Pagano visits Colts again, two days before showdown with Patriots

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Colts coach Chuck Pagano surprised his team earlier this month.  He surprised them again on Friday. Via the Associated Press, Pagano showed up at practice, two days before the Colts face the Patriots in a battle of 6-3 teams. “It was a beautiful moment
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  • Jones-Drew says he’s still a couple of weeks away

    Jones-Drew says he’s still a couple of weeks away

    Last Thursday, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew told NFL Network that he’s roughly two weeks away from returning to action with a sprained foot. This Thursday, Jones-Drew adjusted his assessment.  Sort of.  “Hopefully I will be back in a coup
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  • NFL docks ref Tony Corrente a game check for swearing

    NFL docks ref Tony Corrente a game check for swearing

    During the November 4 Colts-Dolphins game, referee Tony Corrente yelled an obscenity at one of his fellow referees. Corrente is far from the first person to yell an obscenity at a co-worker, but Corrente made one big mistake: He forgot to turn his micro…
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  • Terrance Knighton fined $25,000 for hit on Luck

    Terrance Knighton fined $25,000 for hit on Luck

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was fined $25,000 for last week’s hit on Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Knighton’s fine letter said he “made helmet-to-helmet contact with a defenseless player,” and it was the second time the hit cost hi
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  • Cutler won't play versus 49ers; Campbell to start

    Cutler won't play versus 49ers; Campbell to start

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will miss Monday's game at San Francisco because of a concussion.
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  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Col…

    Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats rivalry

    CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Colts head into their Week 11 showdown against the Pats with a surprising 6-3 record. Peter King explains why the young Colts are ready for Tom Brady and Co. in his Game Plan.
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  • Final Word: AFC South

    Final Word: AFC South

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Big rookie test: Andrew Luck will attempt to become the first rookie starting quarterback to win at New England since Kerry Collins for the Panthers in 1995. Since then, Peyton Manning, Byron Leftwich and Mark Sa…
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  • Bye week report: Titans’ questions

    Bye week report: Titans’ questions

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Lingering questions about the 4-6 Titans as they hit their Week 11 bye: How much progress can Jake Locker make? The second year quarterback lost a lot of time because of his shoulder injury, but returned last week and played pretty well in the Titans’ b
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  • RTC: Pondering Luck's neard (neck beard)

    RTC: Pondering Luck's neard (neck beard)

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Reading the coverage … Houston Texans Gary Kubiak knows what his coaches and players can do and makes room for them to do it, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Ben Tate and Darryl Sharpton are close to returning to action, says the Chronicle.
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  • Chat wrap: You won't want to miss it

    Chat wrap: You won't want to miss it

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    I can't understand why you did not attend Thursday's chat. We moved it up an hour like you asked and you still didn't show. I don't take being stood up very well, so I am now cranky. But even cranky, I try to be gracious. So I shall still share. Among t…
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  • Texans assistant Bill Kollar back on the job after blood clots

    Texans assistant Bill Kollar back on the job after blood clots

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    On Sunday, some shortness of breath signaled a bigger problem for Texans defensive line coach Bill Kollar, as he was taken to the hospital with blood clots in his lungs and calves. By Thursday, he was back on the job. “We had a great win and I’m alive
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  • Week 11 Matchups: Colts Need More Than Luck Against Patriots

    Week 11 Matchups: Colts Need More Than Luck Against Patriots

    nytimes.com Nov 16, 2012
    Indianapolis will be able to score against New England, but will the Colts be able to stop Tom Brady?
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  • Philbin on Dolphins’ offense: “We had nothing going on.”

    Philbin on Dolphins’ offense: “We had nothing going on.”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    In the last two weeks, the Miami Dolphins have played two of the worst defenses in the league in the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans. Offensively they’ve managed to score just 10 points in those two games. Miami had an offensive touchdown drought
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  • Video - Colts-Patriots Rivalry Renewed? 03:31

    Colts-Patriots Rivalry Renewed?

    Nov 16
    Around The Horn debates if the rivalry between the Colts and Patriots has been renewed with the addition of Andrew Luck.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans 04:07

    'Playbook': Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans

    Nov 16
    The "Playbook" crew discusses Houston Texans QB Matt Schuab's passer rating, LB Connor Barwin's impact on the Texans defense and the struggles of the Jaguars offensive line.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots 02:49

    'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots

    Nov 16
    The "Playbook" gang debates whether Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck will be able to create big plays against the Patriots and explains why the Patriots rushing attack has been so successful.
  • Video - Will Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck expose New England Patriots secondary? 02:05

    Will Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck expose New England Patriots secondary?

    Nov 16
    Will Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck be able to pick apart the Patriots struggling secondary? Brian Baldinger explains what advantages Luck will have on Sunday.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.