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Goodell says league can’t decide intent of Suh kick

Goodell says league can’t decide intent of Suh kick

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Nov 27, 2012
When it comes to whether a football player meant to hit a defenseless player in the head or neck area, the NFL doesn’t care about intent.  When it comes to whether Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh intended to put his foot in the crotch of Texans qu
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  • Where they stand in key categories

    Where they stand in key categories

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    Here's our weekly look at where the teams of the AFC South stand in key categories. I generally consider third-down efficiency super important. And points, of course, tend to trump all. A few moves of note: The single most interesting number here is Hou…
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  • Cecil Shorts stops by PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Cecil Shorts stops by PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    There haven’t been many bright spots for the Jaguars this season, but the play of wide receiver Cecil Shorts is on the top of that brief list. Shorts has 36 catches for 747 yards and six touchdowns, numbers that show the big play ability he’s flashed
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  • Jaguars add four players to 53-man roster

    Jaguars add four players to 53-man roster

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    In the kind of roster turnover you don’t often see in Week 13 of the NFL season, the Jaguars have signed four new players to their 53-man roster today. The team has announced that free-agent cornerback Antwaun Molden and free-agent wide receiver Quan Co
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  • Colts lose two defensive linemen for the season

    Colts lose two defensive linemen for the season

    The Colts are going to be in the market for some help on the defensive line over the final five weeks of the season. Coach Bruce Arians said that the knee injury suffered by defensive lineman Fili Moala in Sunday’s win over the Bills will end his season
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  • Blogger Blitz: Titans D at issue, too

    Blogger Blitz: Titans D at issue, too

    There's one thing new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains won't be able to fix no matter how well he does: Tennessee's defense.
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  • Five teams can clinch this weekend

    Five teams can clinch this weekend

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    Week 13 of the NFL season could be lucky for up to five teams. In the coming days, the Texans, Ravens, Patriots, Broncos, and Falcons can each clinch playoff berths. For the Pats, it’s simple:  Win and they’re in, via the AFC East crown. For the Texa
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  • How the Texans make the playoffs this week

    How the Texans make the playoffs this week

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    From the league's official release on playoff scenarios: Houston clinches a playoff spot with: 1) HOU win or tie OR 2) MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie OR 3) MIA loss or tie + CIN loss or tie OR 4) PIT loss + CIN loss  
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  • Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history…

    Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harbaugh

    CNNSI.com Nov 27, 2012
    Did the 49ers' QB change damage their Super Bowl hopes? Hardly, history says. Not only has such a move been done before, but it's been done with success. Don Banks explains.
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  • NFL: Week 12 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 12 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Charles got Manning's autograph after defeat

    Charles got Manning's autograph after defeat

    In its postgame report, KCTV aired video of Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles waiting for the Broncos' Peyton Manning as he departed the stadium to get his autograph.
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  • On the air: Week 13 broadcast crews

    On the air: Week 13 broadcast crews

    ESPN.com Nov 27, 2012
    Here’s who you’ll be hearing if you watch an AFC South game this week: Houston at Tennessean, CBS, 1 p.m. ET -- Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots Indianapolis at Detroit, CBS, 1 p.m. ET — Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts Jacksonville at Buffalo, CBS, 1 p.m. ET -- S
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  • Henne’s ability to get ball downfield giving Jags a chance

    Henne’s ability to get ball downfield giving Jags a chance

    profootballtalk.com Nov 27, 2012
    As it pertains to the Jaguars’ future, the difference between Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert is bigger than Henne’s excellent mustache. Henne’s ability to get the ball downfield is the biggest tangible difference, and the reason the Jaguars looked co
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  • What happened on Titans' seven sacks

    What happened on Titans' seven sacks

    jacksonville.com Nov 27, 2012
    Tennessee entered Sunday’s game with 16 sacks but had seven against the Jaguars, who still managed to 24-19. The total was tied for the second-most allowed in Jaguars history. A look at the sacks, with down-and-distance and time in seconds it required:
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  • Video - Why did Tennessee Titans fire Chris Palmer? 00:46

    Why did Tennessee Titans fire Chris Palmer?

    Nov 27
    What was behind Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer's firing in Tennessee? Ian Rapoport explains why the Titans front office was not pleased with the offense's performance.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Changes In Tennessee 01:31

    Blogger Blitz: Changes In Tennessee

    Nov 27
    AFC South blogger Paul Kuahrsky talks about what to expect from the Titans offense under new coordinator Dowell Loggains
  • Video - The NFL Season: Hometown hero 05:12

    The NFL Season: Hometown hero

    Nov 27
    For Arian Foster of the Texans, Mission Bay High School is the place where he first became a star. But he'll always remember it as the place where he found a home.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Browns almost b…

    Nov 27
    The Dawg Pound barked with joy when the Cleveland Browns upended the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 on Sunday.
  • Peter King: From Bowles blowing it to Chip's chances, coach talk heats up;…

    Nov 27
    Clearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13:
  • Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harb…

    Nov 27
    Even when it feels like something entirely new has come along in the NFL -- like the head coach of a leading Super Bowl contender making a late-season starting quarterback change -- it's usually not all that novel. Not entirely.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12

    Nov 27
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.