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Belichick finds it hard to believe only one kicker is in Canton

Belichick finds it hard to believe only one kicker is in Canton

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
With former Raiders great Ray Guy sounding off on the absence of punters from the Hall of Fame, Guy has given the media fresh meat for the questioning of NFL types. Surprisingly, the subject prompted Pats coach Bill Belichick to offer up something much …
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  • Jimmy Graham says Tampa game was turning point for Saints

    Jimmy Graham says Tampa game was turning point for Saints

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The New Orleans Saints chased a 13-3 regular season with an 0-4 start.  They snapped out of it in Week Five with a win over the Chargers, and New Orleans has now won four out of five. So when was the actual turning point for the team?  All-Pro tight end
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  • Raiders still missing key players

    Raiders still missing key players

    As expected, the Oakland Raiders will be without starting running back Darren McFadden and his backup, Mike Goodson, for the second straight game Sunday when they host New Orleans. Both players were hurt in Week 9 and they didn’t play last week because
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  • Ryan Mathews is making progress

    Ryan Mathews is making progress

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    The San Diego Chargers received good news Friday when starting running back Ryan Mathews practiced on a limited basis. It was his first work of the week in preparation for a key game at Denver on Sunday. The team is encouraged that Mathews has a chance …
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  • Tamba Hali, Justin Houston fined for Monday Night infractions

    Tamba Hali, Justin Houston fined for Monday Night infractions

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Chiefs linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston each played a role in the most significant play of Monday night’s 16-13 loss to the Steelers, although the NFL was a little more concerned with their actions on other plays in the game. Hali and Houston,
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  • Expensive week for AFC West LBs

    Expensive week for AFC West LBs

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    There were heavy fines levied against some AFC West defenders from Week 10 action. A day after the Denver Post reported Broncos linebacker Von Miller (who has been fined at least $84,250 in his short NFL career) was fined $21,000 for a low hit on Caroli…
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  • Fumbles won’t cost McGahee playing time

    Fumbles won’t cost McGahee playing time

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Plenty has gone right for the Broncos this season, but not everything’s gone right for Willis McGahee. The running back has fumbled five times on 160 carries this season, the most of any season in his career and more than any other running back in the N
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  • AFC West video predictions

    AFC West video predictions

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Here are ESPN’s video predictions for the AFC West in Week 11. Cincinnati at Kansas City New Orleans at Oakland San Diego at Denver Thoughts? Fill that comment section up.
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  • Final Word: AFC West

    Final Word: AFC West

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Manning-Thomas combination is taking off: Nine games into Peyton Manning's time with the Denver Broncos, it appears third-year receiver Demaryius Thomas is becoming his favorite target. According to ESPN Stats &a…
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  • Do Chiefs need to force a QB draft pick?

    Do Chiefs need to force a QB draft pick?

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Much has gone wrong for the Kansas City Chiefs this season. Things could get more complicated after the worst season in recent memory for the franchise. Things are so bad for the Chiefs, even the lone benefit of having a disastrous season may not automa…
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  • Ryan Clark cleared to practice, expects to play

    Ryan Clark cleared to practice, expects to play

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Steelers safety Ryan Clark suffered his second concussion in three weeks against the Chiefs on Monday night, but it looks like he’ll be in the lineup against the Ravens on Sunday night. Clark went through a full practice on Thursday, putting him on trac
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Chargers vs. Broncos 04:53

    'Playbook': Chargers vs. Broncos

    Nov 16
    The Denver Broncos can take a huge lead in the AFC West with a win over the San Diego Chargers in Week 11. "Playbook" debates which team has the advantage.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders 04:05

    'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders

    Nov 16
    Will the New Orleans Saints have a letdown after last Sunday's win against the Atlanta Falcons? Our experts discuss the high-powered Saints air attack and the improving running game.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs 03:12

    'Playbook': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Nov 16
    Why are teams throwing all over the Cincinnati Bengals? The "Playbook" guys talk about the Bengals secondary and the Chiefs inability to close late in games.
  • Video - OTL: Mike Webster's Brain Injury History 05:59

    OTL: Mike Webster's Brain Injury History

    Nov 16
    The NFL retirement board determined in 1999 that repeated blows to the head had left Mike Webster, who spent most of his 17-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, "totally and permanently" disabled.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Luck vs. Brady adds new wrinkle to longstanding Colts-Pats riv…

    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.