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After Texans called him dirty, NFL fines David Stewart $7,875

After Texans called him dirty, NFL fines David Stewart $7,875

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
After Sunday’s Titans-Texans game, several Houston players complained that Tennessee guard David Stewart was playing dirty. Looking over the tape, the league office found one play on which it agreed. The NFL has confirmed that Stewart was fined $7,875 f
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  • Colts super thin at CB for Packers

    Colts super thin at CB for Packers

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    We wrote a bit earlier in Final Word that the Colts could face serious problems against the Packers even with a healthy secondary. It turns out that starting corner Vontae Davis (ankle) and nickel back Justin King (groin) are out of Sunday's Indianapoli…
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  • The NFL Is Pissed At The Titans' Defensive Coordinator For Talk…

    The NFL Is Pissed At The Titans' Defensive Coordinator For Talking Like A Coach

    On Thursday, Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Jerry Gray made the following comments to The Tenneseean: More »
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  • Kenny Britt expected to miss another game with ankle issue

    Kenny Britt expected to miss another game with ankle issue

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    And, as if on cue, Kenny Britt has found another way to miss time. The Titans wide receiver tweaked his ankle in practice Thursday and didn’t work Friday. He’s listed as questionable on the injury report, but Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean said he’s
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  • Final Word: AFC South

    Final Word: AFC South

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Favorable matchup: Per ESPN Stats and Info, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not connecting on mid- to long-range throws. On balls in the air 15 yards or more, he’s at just 28.6 percent and has not completed m
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  • Arians implores Colts fans to contain the Cheeseheads

    Arians implores Colts fans to contain the Cheeseheads

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    As the Colts prepare to attempt to match their 2011 win total with a game against the team that won 15 regular-season games last season, their interim head coach has a message for all fans of the team. “We cannot allow the Cheeseheads to come in here an
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  • Dwight Freeney still not sure he’ll be able to play this week

    Dwight Freeney still not sure he’ll be able to play this week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    It would seem to be a good sign for the Colts defense that linebacker Dwight Freeney has been able to practice fully on both Wednesday and Thursday after missing the team’s last two games with a high ankle sprain. Coming off a bye week with plenty of re
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  • Texans spending time on Tebow

    Texans spending time on Tebow

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Jets are coming off a bad effort with a terrible result and the Texans are expecting a big bounce-back effort out of their hosts Monday night at MetLife Stadium. They had a rough week last week. Everybody in this business goes through something like…
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  • With Laurent Robinson out, Jags add a receiver

    With Laurent Robinson out, Jags add a receiver

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Jaguars haven’t officially announced wide receiver Laurent Robinson’s status for Sunday’s game against the Bears, but they sent a pretty good signal that he won’t be on the field after suffering his second concussion in as many weeks. The team
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  • Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more later

    Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more later

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have downplayed the significance of their personal rivalry this week, saying it’s more about the Broncos and the Patriots. But Archie Manning said he wished he’d have been able to have had something similar in his day, and
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  • RTC: A close look at Tyson Alualu

    RTC: A close look at Tyson Alualu

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Reading the coverage … Houston Texans AFC Defensive Player of the Month J.J. Watt is the first player since Kevin Greene in 1998 to have multiple sacks in each of the first four games in a season, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Sacks beca
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  • Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlight

    Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlight

    nytimes.com Oct 5, 2012
    The top games this weekend feature a classic quarterback matchup (Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning) and meeting of top young quarterbacks (Matt Ryan vs. Robert Griffin III).
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  • John Pagano says Chuck is “doing good”

    John Pagano says Chuck is “doing good”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Colts coach Chuck Pagano has a treatable form of leukemia.  His brother, John, who serves as Chargers defensive coordinator, said Thursday that, so far, Chuck is doing well. “It’s been tough for my brother with what he’s going through,” Pagano sa
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New York Jets 05:10

    'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New York Jets

    Oct 5
    How will the Jets move forward after a loss last Sunday? Our analysts discuss the injury to Santonio Holmes and how the Texans' pass rush could cause issues for Mark Sanchez.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Jaguars Jaguars 04:18

    'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Jaguars Jaguars

    Oct 5
    The "Playbook" crew explains whether the Jacksonville Jaguars will be able to move the football against a tough Chicago Bears defense in Week 5.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts 03:58

    'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis Colts

    Oct 5
    How will the Green Bay Packers' pass rushers do against the Indianapolis Colts' offensive line? Watch "Playbook" to find out.
  • Video - Luck continuing to grow 05:43

    Luck continuing to grow

    Oct 5
    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck joins the show to discuss the team's reaction to Chuck Pagano's illness and how the Colts are preparing for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.