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Payton, Loomis, Vitt will attend Chargers-Saints game

Payton, Loomis, Vitt will attend Chargers-Saints game

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
When is a suspension not a suspension?  When the NFL says it isn’t. A week after the NFL inexplicably unshunned Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, allowing him to attend the game between Seattle and St. Louis, the league has granted permission
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  • Chris Kuper will be game-time decision

    Chris Kuper will be game-time decision

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Denver guard Chris Kuper, who broke his forearm in August, continued to be limited in practice Wednesday. He practiced on a limited basis all last week but didn’t play in Week 4. Denver coach John Fox said Wednesday that Kuper will be a game-time decisi
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  • Would Geno Smith fit the Chiefs?

    Would Geno Smith fit the Chiefs?

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    It’s never too early to think about the draft. In an Insider piece, Todd McShay breaks down West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. He is surely going to be a high draft pick and he could interest the Chiefs, who will likely consider drafting a quarterbac
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  • Dennis Allen explains why he was smiling after Raiders lost

    Dennis Allen explains why he was smiling after Raiders lost

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Oakland coach Dennis Allen grinned as he shook the hand of Denver coach John Fox following the Broncos’ 37-6 beatdown of the Raiders on Sunday, and some Raiders fans have complained that it looked like their coach wasn’t taking the loss as hard as he
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  • Chiefs lose tight end Kevin Boss for season

    Chiefs lose tight end Kevin Boss for season

    The Chiefs will miss tight end Kevin Boss, who was put on injured reserve because of a concussion he suffered in Week 2. Boss was signed to pair in double tight end sets with Tony Moeaki. The pairing had big potential and it gave the Kansas City offense…
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  • Gronkowski not practicing for Patriots, Mankins, Hightower limi…

    Gronkowski not practicing for Patriots, Mankins, Hightower limited

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Patriots have a lengthy injury list as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. The most significant injury to keep an eye on is the hip injury that has been hampering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who sat out practice today. The Pat
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  • Friends Brady, Manning set to renew rivalry

    Friends Brady, Manning set to renew rivalry

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    After a one-year hiatus, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Denver Broncos quarterback will square off again at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
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  • Donald Butler gets AFC defensive POW over Cam Wake

    Donald Butler gets AFC defensive POW over Cam Wake

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The NFL announced Wednesday that Chargers linebacker Donald Butler received AFC defensive player of the week honors for making six tackles, a half-sack, and returning an interception for a touchdown in San Diego’s Week Four win over the Kansas City Chie
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  • NFL may need to move Raiders-Jaguars game on Oct. 21

    NFL may need to move Raiders-Jaguars game on Oct. 21

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    There’s only one stadium still in use by teams from both Major League Baseball and the National Football League, but one is all you need to create a scheduling problem. The league could be dealing with one in a couple of weeks. Should the Oakland A’s
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  • NFL honors Matt Prater

    NFL honors Matt Prater

    Matt Prater didn’t kick a game-winning field goal Sunday. He didn’t need to. His Denver Broncos smoked the Oakland Raiders, 37-6. Still, Prater found a way to contribute in the blowout by dominating every time his foot hit the ball, and that’s why t
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  • Rivers expects a steady Brees

    Rivers expects a steady Brees

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Philip Rivers knows he and his San Diego Chargers’ teammates will get the best of the 0-4 New Orleans Saints on Sunday night. Rivers said the Saints will not be uptight nor will they pack it in after a disastrous start of the season. How does Rivers kno
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  • AFC West Stock Watch

    AFC West Stock Watch

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Falling Worry about Brady Quinn: This is really about Matt Cassel, but Quinn is becoming a central figure in a building AFC West storyline. After a 1-3 start and a three-interception performance against the Chargers in Week 4, Kansas City fans are calli…
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  • Around the AFC West: Broncos, Chargers look like two-team race

    Around the AFC West: Broncos, Chargers look like two-team race

    denverpost.com Oct 3, 2012
    A quarter of the way into what will become of the 2012 season and the AFC West "race" has the look of a two-team affair.
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…
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  • Video - NFL Live OT: Broncos-Patriots Preview 02:26

    NFL Live OT: Broncos-Patriots Preview

    Oct 3
    Tedy Bruschi, Jerry Rice, and Mark Schlereth look forward to Sunday's matchup between the Broncos and Patriots.
  • Video - QBs on the hot seat 01:45

    QBs on the hot seat

    Oct 3
    Is Michael Lombardi sold on Kevin Kolb? He discusses the possibility that Kolb holds on to the job and also explains why Russell Wilson might not be the starter in Seattle for much longer.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-NO 00:59

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-NO

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chargers-Saints
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: BAL-KC 00:49

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: BAL-KC

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Ravens-Chiefs

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton