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Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson picked up a costly penalty in his team’s loss to the Colts when he bumped into Andrew Luck, who appeared to flop to the ground intentionally to get the referee to flag Vickerson for roughing the passer. Vickerson…Share Tweet
Griffin's injury and covering Jared CookNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If defensive coordinator Jerry Gray wants to throw the St. Louis Rams off the Tennessee Titans' tracks, he can come up with something better than what he tried Thursday. With free safety Michael Griffin missing a second day of practi…Share Tweet
Darrius Heyward-Bey limited by hamstring injuryThe Colts will play their first game since losing wide receiver Reggie Wayne for the rest of the season on Sunday night, which makes it exactly the wrong time for another one of their receivers to come down with an injury. Hamstrings aren’t much for tim…Share TweetIf you’d like to buy stock in an NFL player but you realize that Texans running back Arian Foster is getting much closer to the end of his career than the beginning and may have taken $10 million in exchange for 20 percent of his future earnings as some…Share TweetCase Keenum's journey hasn't been easy, but he's ready to defy the odds as Houston's starting QB.Share TweetHOUSTON -- Still no official word about the status of the Houston Texans' top two running backs, but head coach Gary Kubiak said both practiced Thursday, though backup Ben Tate was limited. Arian Foster had a set of reps he was scheduled to take and too…Share TweetIf the Texans are going to make anything of the rest of the season, it effectively has to begin Sunday night against the Colts. And aside from the small matter of a quarterback change, they’re getting the guys back they need. According to Tania Ganguli …Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis has a hundred dollar bill framed in his locker in honor of recording his 100th career sack earlier this season. Not that he’ll necessarily do it, but Mathis might have to slide that frame over …Share Tweet
Presenting the Shutdown Corner Midseason All-Pro team and first-half awardsyahoo.com Oct 31, 2013It's the midpoint (roughly) of the 2013 season, and pretty much everything we predicted in August has been trashed.Nearly a third of the NFL teams have had to make quarterback changes. Four 2012 playoff teams — the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins…Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The safety was 8 yards deep. Jake Locker would look at that safety on film and find himself indecisive. Should he check to a run away from that defender or not? It’s the sort of decision an NFL quarterback has to be able to make quic…Share Tweet. Any time the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans meet, memories of Super Bowl XXXIV are sure to come to the fore. In one of the greatest Super Bowl finishes of all time, the Rams emerged with their lone championship during their time in St. Louis. A l…Share TweetThere might have been guys with more raw stats that Robert Mathis in October, but it’s hard to imagine anyone more timely. The Colts outside linebacker was named AFC defensive player of the month Thursday. He had 4.0 sacks and two forced fumbles in thre…Share Tweet
Texans trio getting consideration, not jobsLast week, the Texans dumped three rookies, citing a violation of team rules. According to ESPN.com, linebacker Sam Montgomery, linebacker Willie Jefferson, and running back Cierre Wood (pictured) were caught smoking marijuana. The players have denied i…Share Tweet
Damian Williams as a decision-makerNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Decision-making was the issue with Darius Reynaud as the Tennessee Titans' return man. His decisions were bad, so the Titans decided to get rid of him. The guy replacing Reynaud, receiver Damian Williams, could be as good a decision-…Share Tweet
A look at the loss of Wayne by the numbersINDIANAPOLIS -- One of Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck's biggest challenges will come Sunday against the Houston Texans when he goes under center -- or in the shotgun -- to take the snap and doesn't have Reggie Wayne lined up at receiver. Wayne has playe…Share Tweet
Countdown Daily Prediction: TEN-STLOct 31The NFL Live crew make their picks for Tennessee at St. Louis.
Countdown Daily Prediction: IND-HOUOct 31The NFL Live crew make their picks for Indianapolis at Houston.
Inside the Huddle with John ClaytonOct 31John Clayton goes deep on Week 8. There were 38 player trades this year and only six of the deals netted at least a fourth-round pick. Jordy Nelson worked out of the slot for a TD vs. the Vikings. Healthy wide receivers are a scarce commodity this se
Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. St. Louis RamsOct 31NFL Films previews the Week 9 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams.
Biggest NFL games of Week 9 -- John Clayton's First and 10Oct 31John Clayton's First and 10: WRs are dropping like flies around the NFL. Plus, the AFC West's dominance and the mediocre Cowboys.
Can They Go 9-0?Oct 31Can They Go 9-0?
Don Banks: NFL Week 9 picksOct 31Florida, where I grew up, is officially in a state of disgrace when it comes to the 2013 NFL season. The 0-8 Jaguars, 0-7 Bucs and 3-4 Dolphins are a combined 3-19 (.136), and since Miami beat visiting Atlanta in Week 3, the Sunshine State boys are 0-13…
The Browns had the good sense to trade RB Trent Richardson, making him Ind…Oct 31The Colts envisioned Trent Richardson as a potential star in their backfield. But all they're seeing is the same disappointing player the Browns gave up on.