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Report: Some turn in guns after Chiefs tragedy

Report: Some turn in guns after Chiefs tragedy

At least seven NFL players have turned their guns into their respective team's security following the murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher earlier this month, according to a report.
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  • Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in th…

    Side judge not looking when a Brady Quinn pass drills him in the head (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    Side judge Jeff Lamberth seemed a bit preoccupied while doing his job on Sunday. Maybe he still has a lot of Christmas shopping to do. It's understandable. The holidays are coming up fast. Either way, he seemed lost in his own little world when Chiefs q…
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  • The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Wrap-up: Browns 30, Chiefs 7

    Wrap-up: Browns 30, Chiefs 7

    A look at another Kansas City Chiefs loss: What it means: The Chiefs couldn’t find a way to win their second straight game after a horrific tragedy that has affected the team. The Chiefs beat Carolina last week a day after starting linebacker Jovan Belc
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  • ‘Grieving’ Cowboys come back in fourth quarter to beat the Beng…

    ‘Grieving’ Cowboys come back in fourth quarter to beat the Bengals, 20-19

    yahoo.com Dec 9, 2012
    For the second consecutive week, an NFL team has had to play a game on the day after a tragedy. For the second consecutive week, that team has found a way to win. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Carolina Panthers 27-21 on the day after in…
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  • Chargers ruin Big Ben's return, swamp Steelers

    Chargers ruin Big Ben's return, swamp Steelers

    Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the San Diego Chargers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.
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  • Richardson ties Brown's rookie TD mark in win

    Richardson ties Brown's rookie TD mark in win

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Rookie Travis Benjamin's electrifying 93-yard punt return touchdown gave Cleveland momentum and the Browns won their third straight game, 30-7 over the emotionally drained Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
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  • Cowboys' Brent due in court after teammate dies

    Cowboys' Brent due in court after teammate dies

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was due to appear at a court hearing in Irving on Sunday morning, a day after he was charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with an accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown…
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  • Chargers-Steelers a defensive showcase, sort of

    Chargers-Steelers a defensive showcase, sort of

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Chargers are up 3-0 after a quarter in Pittsburgh, a quarter which featured not quite 100 yards of combined offense by teams with plenty of issues. The Chargers deactivated three starting offensive linemen, and against the league’s top defense, it s
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  • Chiefs get 103-yard quarter from Charles, but lose Bowe

    Chiefs get 103-yard quarter from Charles, but lose Bowe

    The Chiefs couldn’t have gotten off to a better start in Cleveland: After a touchback on the opening kickoff, Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles took a handoff on the game’s first play from scrimmage and raced 80 yards for a touchdown. Charles wa
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  • Inside the Numbers: Week 14

    Inside the Numbers: Week 14

    denverbroncos.com Dec 9, 2012
    1.000 The Broncos are 6-0 on the road against the AFC West over the past two years. 4 Kicker Matt Prater converted all four of his field goal attempts against the Raiders to tie a career high. Thursday marked the fifth game in which Prater has converted…
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  • Josh McDaniels could be closing in on his second chance as a he…

    Josh McDaniels could be closing in on his second chance as a head coach

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    In his first stint as a head coach, things didn’t go very well for Josh McDaniels.  Hired by the Broncos in 2009, he was fired during the 2010 season. At first, things were looking good for McDaniels, leading the team to a 6-0 start that included a fis
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Chargers-Steelers Recap 02:00

    Sunday Blitz: Chargers-Steelers Recap

    Dec 9
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Chargers' 34-24 win over the Steelers.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Browns Recap 01:28

    Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Browns Recap

    Dec 9
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Browns' 30-7 win over the Chiefs
  • Video - Chargers Spoil Roethlisberger's Return 00:36

    Chargers Spoil Roethlisberger's Return

    Dec 9
    Ben Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns, but it was not enough, as the Chargers snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Steelers 34-24.
  • Video - Chargers postgame press conference 04:42

    Chargers postgame press conference

    Dec 9
    Chargers react following game with Steelers

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    Dec 9
    LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
  • Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…

    Dec 9
    LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.