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Michigan coaches to don CHUCKSTRONG T-shirts

Michigan coaches to don CHUCKSTRONG T-shirts

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 9, 2012
As the Michigan Wolverines prepare to play Illinois on Saturday, the team’s coaching staff will wear CHUCKSTRONG T-shirts purchased from the Colts’ official website. According to ESPN.com, coach Brady Hoke bought 40 of the T-shirts, which will be worn
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  • Ireland still eyeballs NFL game

    Ireland still eyeballs NFL game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    With the Jaguars preparing to announce the team they’ll face in the first of four games to be played at Wembley Stadium in London, another city in Europe is hoping to host a game as soon as 2013. The Sunday Times of London reported this past Sunday (whi
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  • Colts make several roster moves

    Colts make several roster moves

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    Buoyed by a big win over the Packers, the Colts apparently are hoping to push things to the next level, via an overhaul of the bottom of their roster. The team has announced a variety of roster moves.  Namely, the Colts have: 1.  signed nose tackle Anto
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  • Texans' Cushing out for season with torn ACL

    Texans' Cushing out for season with torn ACL

    Linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the season with a torn left knee ligament, leaving the unbeaten Houston Texans without their top tackler and one of their emotional leaders.
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  • Jags announcing 2013 London opponent on Thursday

    Jags announcing 2013 London opponent on Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    It’s bye week for the Jaguars, which means that owner Shahid Khan has gone to London to promote the launch of the the team’s four-year, once-per-year visit to Wembley Stadium, which commences in 2013. Peter King of SI.com mentioned in this week’s Mo
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  • Where they stand in key categories

    Where they stand in key categories

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 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 couple moves of note: Houston dropped from first to third in defe…
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  • 'Encouraged' Ryan expects Keller to return

    'Encouraged' Ryan expects Keller to return

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller, who has missed the last four games with a pulled hamstring, is expected to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to Rex Ryan.
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  • NFL: Week 5 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 5 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 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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  • Vince Young Just Wants To Talk, Sends Really Sad Tweet To The T…

    Vince Young Just Wants To Talk, Sends Really Sad Tweet To The Titans

    deadspin.com Oct 9, 2012
    Vince Young is broke and out of work, so you'll forgive him if he retweets the occasional encouraging note. Today, for instance, he retweeted a picture from his Titans days, showing him handing the ball off to Chris Johnson. The fun memory became a desp…
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  • What I think the Texans are thinking

    What I think the Texans are thinking

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    What I think they’re thinking (or should be) at the headquarters of the Houston Texans this afternoon… It’s funny how people will look at our 23-17 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium Monday night and magnify the warts. It was hardly a perfect game
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  • PFT Live: Texans talk with James Palmer

    PFT Live: Texans talk with James Palmer

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    Week Five is in the books and we’ll spend some time during Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live talking about one of the two remaining unbeaten teams. James Palmer of CSN Houston will join Mike Florio to talk about the Texans in the wake of their 23-17 win o
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  • On the idea of Bill Polian in Jacksonville

    On the idea of Bill Polian in Jacksonville

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    It’s hard to imagine the Jaguars' season isn’t building up to a shakeup. Shad Khan signed off on a new contract for general manager Gene Smith as he took over ownership from Wayne Weaver late last season. Smith spearheaded the search for a new coach a
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  • Have N.F.L. Questions? Judy Battista Has Answers

    Have N.F.L. Questions? Judy Battista Has Answers

    nytimes.com Oct 9, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.
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  • Mark Sanchez's Quarterback Rating Is 66.6 Because Of Course It …

    Mark Sanchez's Quarterback Rating Is 66.6 Because Of Course It Is

    deadspin.com Oct 9, 2012
    This is almost too good to be true. First, Tim Tebow let us know that last night was the 666th Monday Night Football game in history, and then Mark Sanchez went out and played like Mark Sanchez as the Jets fell victim to the Houston Texans. More »
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  • RTC: No shakeup coming for Titans

    RTC: No shakeup coming for Titans

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    We have returned to the home base. Sleeplessly, we offer this edition of Reading the coverage… Houston Texans The Texans played down to the competition, timid on offense and confused on defense, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The only thing
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  • Chris Johnson: Titans are not a good team, not even close

    Chris Johnson: Titans are not a good team, not even close

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    The Titans are 1-4, with one win coming by a field goal in overtime, and four losses coming by 21, 28, 24 and 23 points. So it’s not exactly breaking news that they’re not a good team. But it is news when their highest-paid player, running back Chris
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  • Tebow gets seven snaps, exits in goal-line situation

    Tebow gets seven snaps, exits in goal-line situation

    profootballtalk.com Oct 9, 2012
    The Jets continue to stumble when it comes to devising the proper strategy for using quarterback Tim Tebow. Amid rampant reports and speculation that the Jets would make extensive use out of Tebow on Monday night against the Texans, Tebow was involved i…
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  • Terrell Owens tells the Jets via Twitter: ‘I’m available! I’m r…

    Terrell Owens tells the Jets via Twitter: ‘I’m available! I’m ready, willing, and able!’

    yahoo.com Oct 9, 2012
    In their 23-17 loss to the Houston Texans on Monday night, the New York Jets threw a skeleton crew of receivers on the field by necessity. Their top three projected receivers for the 2012 season -- Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill and tight end Dustin Kell…
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  • Jets make it a game, but Houston’s defense comes through in the…

    Jets make it a game, but Houston’s defense comes through in the end

    yahoo.com Oct 9, 2012
    The New York Jets pride themselves on the versatility of their quarterbacks, but Rex Ryan didn't want his team to end its real shot at upsetting the Houston Texans with a tackle credited to Mark Sanchez. In a game that was much closer on the field and o…
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  • Foster carries unbeaten Texans to win vs. Jets

    Foster carries unbeaten Texans to win vs. Jets

    ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012
    Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown, and the Texans stayed unbeaten by defeating the Jets for the first time in team history, hanging on for a 23-17 victory Monday night.
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  • Video - Was hit on Cushing dirty? 01:41

    Was hit on Cushing dirty?

    Oct 9
    Darren Sharper and Heath Evans debate whether the hit that knocked Brian Cushing out for the season was a dirty hit.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Where Is The Defense? 01:19

    Blogger Blitz: Where Is The Defense?

    Oct 9
    AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky talks about the lack of contribution from the division's rookie defensive players
  • Video - NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For New Start 02:17

    NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For New Start

    Oct 9
    Episode 203: Brian Dawkins breaks down how the Cowboys can improve. The NFL32 crew discuss which running back can turn things around Chris Johnson or Darren McFadden.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Insight: Colts Inspired 02:29

    Countdown Daily Insight: Colts Inspired

    Oct 9
    Prim Siripipat and Eric Allen go to the IBM Insight Center to break down Andrew Luck's performance Sunday against the Packers

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…

    Oct 9
    "I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."
  • Suspended New Orleans Saints snared by own words

    Oct 9
    Roger Goodell used the suspended Saints' own words against them in the bounty case, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…

    Oct 9
    The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 5

    Oct 9
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.