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Chargers use Peyton Manning visit to sell tickets to Chiefs gam…

Chargers use Peyton Manning visit to sell tickets to Chiefs game

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
The Chargers previously tried to sell tickets to their home game against the Chiefs by marketing tickets to Chiefs fans.  San Diego has now adopted an approach less likely to fill up Qualcomm Stadium with fans who will be rooting for the visiting team. …
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  • "TEWBOW AT QB," And More Fan Suggestions To Improve The Jets

    "TEWBOW AT QB," And More Fan Suggestions To Improve The Jets

    deadspin.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Jets are in trouble. Their last game against the 49ers was an embarrassing 34-0 rout. Mark Sanchez passed for 103 yards. The Jets' next game is Monday night against the Texans, and the team has to improve. So someone on the Jets' Facebook page came …
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  • How AFC South QBs measure up

    How AFC South QBs measure up

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 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. At this QBR page, you can sort numbers for the season or by week. For a game, QBR can be interpr
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  • Colts assistant Arians ready to fill in for Pagano

    Colts assistant Arians ready to fill in for Pagano

    The Colts' front office followed coach Chuck Pagano's advice and hired Bruce Arians, an assistant who had coached with or against Pagano for the better part of a decade.
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  • Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s arm

    Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s arm

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    With the subject of Peyton Manning’s arm strength all the rage, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia chimed in Tuesday, saying he couldn’t see anything wrong with it. Granted, it’s not as if he’d watch film with his boss Bill Belichick and
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  • Where they stand in key categories

    Where they stand in key categories

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 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. Movement of note: Houston's offense dropped from seventh to 14th, w…
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  • Shoulder sidelines Titans' Locker at least 1 week

    Shoulder sidelines Titans' Locker at least 1 week

    Jake Locker's injured left shoulder likely will keep the Tennessee Titans quarterback from playing Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings and there's a possibility he could miss several games.
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  • Unitas family supports Brees’ effort to break record

    Unitas family supports Brees’ effort to break record

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    With a touchdown pass Sunday, Saints quarterback Drew Brees will break Johnny Unitas’ 52-year-old record of a touchdown pass in 47 straight games. And the Unitas family doesn’t mind a bit. Joe Unitas, the son of the legendary Colts quarterback, posted
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  • Cushing: Guards will struggle with Watt

    Cushing: Guards will struggle with Watt

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Everyone is chiming in on J.J. Watt. Monday Brian Cushing took a turn on KBME in Houston with Charlie Pallilo. With Titans guard Leroy Harris saying after the Texans crushed the Titans that Watt was nothing special, Cushing said plenty of other guards w…
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  • NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Johnson's success was between the tackles

    Johnson's success was between the tackles

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Chris Johnson's big day in Houston was certainly a major sign of progress. The Titans run game had done nothing to show it could produce. Then, against a strong defensive front, the offensive line paved the way for a 141-yard rushing day. Even if those …
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  • Dan Koppen’s used to snapping to the best

    Dan Koppen’s used to snapping to the best

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    He’s the new Broncos center because of an injury, but Dan Koppen now has the distinction of snapping to two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. He’s giving it to Peyton Manning now, and will see his old quarterback Tom Brady this weekend i
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  • On the air: Week 5 broadcast crews

    On the air: Week 5 broadcast crews

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Here’s who you’ll be hearing if you watch an AFC South game this week: Green Bay at Indianapolis, FOX, 1 p.m. ET -- Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick Chicago at Jacksonville, FOX, 4:05 p.m. ET -- Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa Tennessee at Mi
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  • Fourth-and-Short: A Tale of Two Quarterbacks

    Fourth-and-Short: A Tale of Two Quarterbacks

    grantland.com Oct 2, 2012
    After consecutive losses to the Falcons and Texans in Weeks 2 and 3, the buzzards began to surround Peyton Manning. His statistics — 7.1 yards p...
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Where's The Talent? 02:09

    Blogger Blitz: Where's The Talent?

    Oct 2
    AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky keeps waiting patiently for the Jaguars playmakers to show up
  • Video - Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson talks Pagano on 'NFL AM' 02:30

    Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson talks Pagano on 'NFL AM'

    Oct 2
    "NFL AM" is joined by Indianapolis Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson, who react to yesterday's news that head coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with leukemia. Also, Grigson evaluates quarterback Andrew Luck through 3 weeks.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…