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Emmanuel Sanders questionable, too

Emmanuel Sanders questionable, too

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
The big news for the Broncos on Saturday was the placement of the 50-50 “questionable” label on quarterback Peyton Manning, who has a thigh injury. Lost in the surprise that the not-so-mobile quarterback could be rendered entirely immobile by an injury …
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  • Dontrelle Inman makes a timely first impression on offense

    Dontrelle Inman makes a timely first impression on offense

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    There’s an old saying that NFL players should “act like you’ve been there before” when they make a big play during a game. Sometimes that’s easier than others, though. Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman caught his first NFL pass on Saturday night ag…
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  • Broncos chose quality over quantity for DeMarcus Ware

    Broncos chose quality over quantity for DeMarcus Ware

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- As DeMarcus Ware essentially dragged himself, willed himself really, through the 2013 season, his elbow hurt, his thigh hurt and sometimes his pride hurt. "I just didn’t feel like myself," Ware said. "I tried to play, …
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  • Philip Rivers orchestrates come-from-behind win, keeps playoff …

    Philip Rivers orchestrates come-from-behind win, keeps playoff hopes alive

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Players with bad backs and painful rib injuries aren't supposed to play like this. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looked like a guy operating with injuries early. He threw two interceptions, including a pick-six, as …
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  • Eagles Playoff Hopes Crushed, Chargers Rally to Win

    Eagles Playoff Hopes Crushed, Chargers Rally to Win

    nytimes.com 9 hours ago
    The Philadelphia Eagles' playoff ambitions suffered a near-fatal blow with a surprise 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.
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  • AFC playoff picture: Chargers turn up the pressure on wild-card…

    AFC playoff picture: Chargers turn up the pressure on wild-card foes

    Yes, the Chargers surrendered 355 yards rushing to the 49ers on Saturday night. And yes, the Chargers have a few too many injuries for comfort. Nevertheless, the Chargers’ 38-35 overtime victory at San Francisco keeps them in the thick of the wild-card …
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  • Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Broncos’ Peyton Manning Is List…

    Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Broncos’ Peyton Manning Is Listed as Questionable

    Denver listed Manning (thigh) as questionable to play in Monday’s game at Cincinnati.
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  • 90-yard run gives 49ers some breathing room

    90-yard run gives 49ers some breathing room

    profootballtalk.com 11 hours ago
    Just as the Chargers were creeping back into the game, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick delivered a potential knockout blow. Late in the third quarter and just inside the San Francisco 10, Kaepernick exploded for a 90-yard touchdown run to re-establis…
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  • Novak's 40-Yard FG Lifts Chargers Past 49ers

    Novak's 40-Yard FG Lifts Chargers Past 49ers

    nytimes.com 13 hours ago
    Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.
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  • The NFL Will Not Move A Team To Los Angeles For 2015

    The NFL Will Not Move A Team To Los Angeles For 2015

    deadspin.com ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    The three most likely NFL teams to move to Los Angeles—the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and St. Louis Rams—will be staying where they are next season. All three of those teams have expiring leases with their current stadiums, but the NFL won't m…
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  • Tarell Brown goes on the injured reserve

    Tarell Brown goes on the injured reserve

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    The Oakland Raiders have put cornerback Tarell Brown on the injured reserve. He has a foot issue. Brown, who signed a one-year deal with Oakland in 20104 from Bay Area rival San Francisco, started all 14 games this season. Brown is the 14th player Oakla…
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  • Decision to delay L.A. relocation came from teams, technically

    Decision to delay L.A. relocation came from teams, technically

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    Potato, potahto. Tomato, tomahto. Los Angeles. Los Angeleez. Despite the words used, the NFL won’t be returning to L.A. in 2015. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Saturday that Commissioner Roger Goodell informed the three contenders to relocate — the R…
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  • 2016 becomes the target for an L.A. move

    2016 becomes the target for an L.A. move

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    When the Chargers announced earlier this week that they won’t be moving out of San Diego in 2015, the message was clear: If the Chargers are willing to announce now that they won’t try to move to L.A. in 2015, no one will be moving to L.A. in 2015. Per …
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  • Dalton struggles on the big stage

    Dalton struggles on the big stage

    profootballtalk.com Dec 20 (yesterday)
    Andy Dalton has something in common with Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe. Both have trouble performing when other people are watching. In prime-time and playoff games, Dalton has a career record of 2-9. He’ll get a chance to change that on Monday night again…
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  • Video - Broncos' Defensive Firepower 01:30

    Broncos' Defensive Firepower

    Dec 20
    Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden discuss the Broncos' defense, which they say will be the key to their "Monday Night Football" matchup against the Bengals, 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
  • Video - Bengals Ready For Broncos 01:08

    Bengals Ready For Broncos

    Dec 20
    WR A.J. Green, RB Jeremy Hill and LB Rey Maualuga break down the keys for the Bengals to beat the Broncos on "Monday Night Football," 8:30 ET on ESPN.
  • Video - Game Balls: 49ers vs. Chargers 01:33

    Game Balls: 49ers vs. Chargers

    Dec 20
    ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams' game ball goes to quarterback Philip Rivers, who passed for 356 yards and four touchdowns while throwing three interceptions. With 158 rushing yards, Niners running back Frank Gore gets Paul Gutierrez's game bal
  • Video - 49ers Lose 21-Point Lead, Lose To Chargers 01:26

    49ers Lose 21-Point Lead, Lose To Chargers

    Dec 20
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: Despite 355 rushing yards and three touchdowns from the 49ers, Philip Rivers and the Chargers came back from a 28-7 deficit to beat San Francisco 38-35 in overtime.

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