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Additional Williams ban was expected

Additional Williams ban was expected

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
The news that linebacker D.J. Williams has been suspended an additional three games is not a shock to the Denver Broncos. It has been expected in NFL circles that Williams would get a three-game NFL suspension after his second conviction on an alcohol-a…
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  • Bill Belichick: Champ Bailey rare CB

    Bill Belichick: Champ Bailey rare CB

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    There are few people alive, if any, who have a better grasp on defensive play than New England coach Bill Belichick. He is widely considered a defensive mastermind and the preeminent defensive mind in the game today. Thus, when I read his insight into t…
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  • ‘Fire Pioli, Bench Cassel’ banner to fly over Arrowhead on Sund…

    ‘Fire Pioli, Bench Cassel’ banner to fly over Arrowhead on Sunday

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Kansas City Chiefs are owners of a 1-3 record, and all three of their losses have come by 13 points or more. Quarterback Matt Cassel has the 29th-best passer rating among starting quarterbacks in the NFL. So the 2012 Chiefs season is not off to a gr…
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  • Antonio Gates, Mike Shanahan join PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Antonio Gates, Mike Shanahan join PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    It’s Friday, which means it is time for an all-out blitz on Week Five. Joining Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to set the stage will be Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Gates and the Chargers will be trying to a
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  • Gronkowski, Hernandez among 12 questionable Patriots

    Gronkowski, Hernandez among 12 questionable Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    On Friday morning, we shared a report that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was a “virtual certainty” to miss Sunday’s game against the Broncos. The Patriots haven’t ruled him out yet, though. Hernandez was back on the practice field Friday and
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  • Ex-Chief Larry Johnson arrested for domestic violence

    Ex-Chief Larry Johnson arrested for domestic violence

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Larry Johnson, a former All-Pro running back with the Kansas City Chiefs who quickly rose to stardom and then just as quickly saw his fortunes fall both on and off the field, is in trouble with the law again. Johnson was arrested today for battery/domes…
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  • Lance Moore already ruled out for Saints

    Lance Moore already ruled out for Saints

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    If the Saints are going to get their first win of the season Sunday night against the  Chargers, they’re going to have to do it without one of their main receiving threats. Wide receiver Lance Moore has already been ruled out with a hamstring strain, a
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  • Norv Turner: We have to find a way to slow down Darren Sproles

    Norv Turner: We have to find a way to slow down Darren Sproles

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    After coaching Darren Sproles for four years in San Diego, Norv Turner will coach against him for the first time on Sunday night when the Chargers play the Saints. And Turner says preparing for Sproles is among the most important parts of the Chargers’
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  • Final Word: AFC West

    Final Word: AFC West

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Special day for Brees: Former San Diego quarterback Drew Brees can set a major NFL record when his former team travels to New Orleans to play his current team. Brees has thrown a touchdown passes in 47 straight ga…
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  • AFC West first-quarter checkpoint

    AFC West first-quarter checkpoint

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    The first quarter of the AFC West season is complete. Let’s look at some key developments: Story of the quarter: Peyton Manning's health. It has been a story for more than a year, and the AFC West has revolved around Manning’s surgically-repaired neck
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  • PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Triplett and PFT Planet calls a…

    PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Triplett and PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Saints are going to have three familiar faces watching them face the Chargers on Sunday night. Will the presence of Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt be enough to help the Saints get their first win of the season? We’ll be talking about that o
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  • Predicting Week 5: The ‘NFL Live’ crew has made their Week 5 pr…

    Predicting Week 5: The ‘NFL Live’ crew has made their Week 5 pre…

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    The ‘NFL Live’ crew has made their Week 5 predictions. Here are the videos of the picks for each AFC West game this week: Denver at New England Baltimore at Kansas City San Diego at New Orleans What do you think of these picks? What are your picks for
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  • Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more later

    Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more later

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have downplayed the significance of their personal rivalry this week, saying it’s more about the Broncos and the Patriots. But Archie Manning said he wished he’d have been able to have had something similar in his day, and
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  • John Pagano says Chuck is “doing good”

    John Pagano says Chuck is “doing good”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Colts coach Chuck Pagano has a treatable form of leukemia.  His brother, John, who serves as Chargers defensive coordinator, said Thursday that, so far, Chuck is doing well. “It’s been tough for my brother with what he’s going through,” Pagano sa
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  • Video - NFL32OT: From Worst To Best 03:11

    NFL32OT: From Worst To Best

    Oct 5
    Episode 201: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the success of the NFC West. Damien Woody breaks down facing Peyton Manning. The NFL crew discuss whether the Dolphins can stop A.J. Green.
  • Video - Williams' Suspension Increased 03:11

    Williams' Suspension Increased

    Oct 5
    AFC West Blogger Bill Williamson on the NFL adding three games to D.J Williams' suspension.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Broncos vs. Patriots 04:53

    'Playbook': Broncos vs. Patriots

    Oct 5
    Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger and Donovan McNabb break down the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots' Week 5 matchup, featuring two old rivals in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs 04:03

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Oct 5
    Will the Baltimore Ravens be able to run the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs? The "Playbook" crew explains what to look for when running back Ray Rice takes the field.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.