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NFL says Jamaal Charles did not break crown of helmet rule

NFL says Jamaal Charles did not break crown of helmet rule

profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 20, 2013
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles lowered the top of his helmet into Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Thursday night, but he didn’t draw a penalty. And the NFL says the officials got that call right. According to Dean Blandino, the NFL’s head of o…
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  • D.J. Fluker misses practice again

    D.J. Fluker misses practice again

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    San Diego Chargers rookie right tackle D.J. Fluker did not practice Friday, missing a second straight day because of a concussion he suffered late in practice Wednesday. He is listed as questionable to play Sunday against Tennessee. Fluker, the Chargers…
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  • Raiders sport variety pack in pass rush

    Raiders sport variety pack in pass rush

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks over the Raiders' defense Monday night, he will be looking at a group that has gotten the bulk of its sacks from guys wearing jerseys with numbers in the 20s on the front. The Raid…
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  • Reece a forgotten man in Raiders' O?

    Reece a forgotten man in Raiders' O?

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders' front office obviously thought enough of playmaking fullback Marcel Reece to have inked him to a three-year contract extension. So why does Marcel Reece become Marcel Marceau and disappear in the offense on game d…
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  • Burnett, Nix return to Raiders' practice

    Burnett, Nix return to Raiders' practice

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    Oakland Raiders linebacker Kevin Burnett returned to practice Friday and was a full participant after being limited the day before, and left guard Lucas Nix, who missed the previous two days of practice with an ankle injury, practiced on a limited basis…
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  • Dez Bryant “can roll” despite back issues

    Dez Bryant “can roll” despite back issues

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    The Cowboys managed wide receiver Dez Bryant’s practice time carefully this week because of back stiffness that started in last week’s loss to the Chiefs after he took a hit to the back. Bryant was held out of practice on Wednesday and limited on Thursd…
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  • Champ Bailey says he's closing on return

    Champ Bailey says he's closing on return

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said Friday that if he continues to progress through the weekend, he can see himself in uniform Monday night against the Raiders. Bailey returned to practice this week for the first time since s…
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  • DeMeco Ryans fined $21,000 for hit that injured Malcom Floyd

    DeMeco Ryans fined $21,000 for hit that injured Malcom Floyd

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd had to be immobilized on a backboard, carted off the field and taken to the hospital after going down on a hit from Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans in San Diego’s Week Two victory. Floyd will miss at least this week’s …
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  • Manti Te’o doubtful, Donald Butler questionable for Chargers

    Manti Te’o doubtful, Donald Butler questionable for Chargers

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    When Manti Te’o returned to practice for the first time in more than a month on Wednesday, it looked like he would have a chance to make his NFL debut against the Titans on Sunday. Te’o, who has been battling a foot injury, does have a chance, but it is…
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  • Upon Further Review: Chiefs Week 3

    Upon Further Review: Chiefs Week 3

    An examination of four hot issues from the Kansas City Chiefs' 26-16 win against the Philadelphia Eagles: Were they faking it? Eagles fans weren’t happy when Chiefs cornerbacks Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers didn’t get up after different plays in the se…
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  • Jerry Jones: Brian Waters looks ready to play an entire game

    Jerry Jones: Brian Waters looks ready to play an entire game

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    Guard Brian Waters played his first game since 2011 last Sunday when he took 18 snaps on the right side of the Cowboys offensive line against the Chiefs. Waters rotated with starter Mackenzy Bernadeau in that game, but owner Jerry Jones said during an a…
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  • More Fight Footage Emerges From Chiefs-Eagles Game

    More Fight Footage Emerges From Chiefs-Eagles Game

    deadspin.com Sep 20, 2013
    We're gradually learning more about the fight that broke out for several minutes during last night's NFL matchup at Lincoln Financial Field, and while the action may at first glance be more "meh" than mesmerizing, the complete absence of secur…
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  • Wacky Chiefs Fans In Philly Deserve High-Def, Super-Slow-Mo Tre…

    Wacky Chiefs Fans In Philly Deserve High-Def, Super-Slow-Mo Treatment

    deadspin.com Sep 20, 2013
    We opened last night's GIF roundup with this pre-game NFL Network moment of Chiefs fans at a Philadelphia bar, but the whole episode really deserves close analysis. There's just so much going on here, so we we slowed it down a bunch & uploaded it at…
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  • Double Coverage: Raiders at Broncos

    Double Coverage: Raiders at Broncos

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders open up AFC West play with a Monday night affair at Sports Authority Field at Mile High -- an 8:40 p.m. ET kickoff with the ESPN crew on hand. The Raiders have played hard for coach Dennis Allen and sit at 1-1 afte…
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  • PFT Live: Tony Dungy, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    PFT Live: Tony Dungy, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    Week Three kicked off on Thursday night with the Chiefs’ victory over the Eagles and Friday’s PFT Live will get you set for everything else that will be coming our way come Sunday. Tony Dungy of Football Night in America will join Mike Florio to talk ab…
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  • Luke Tasker lands with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    Luke Tasker lands with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    Former Chargers wide receiver Luke Tasker, the son of former Bills receiver/special-teams ace and current CBS analyst Steve Tasker, has headed to the Canadian Football League to continue his career. Luke Tasker, whom San Diego waived on August 30, signe…
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  • Seven non-winning teams have won the Super Bowl the next year

    Seven non-winning teams have won the Super Bowl the next year

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    With the Chiefs already vaulting from two total wins in 2012 to three in three games in 2013, an interesting question has emerged, courtesy of The Dan Patrick Show caller known as Jake in Wisconsin. Jake asked us via Twitter to identify the worst record…
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  • Jerry Jones on loss to Chiefs: Keep in mind, we were the underd…

    Jerry Jones on loss to Chiefs: Keep in mind, we were the underdogs

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    Even before the Chiefs improved to 3-0 on Thursday night, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones was saying that no one should downgrade Dallas for its loss last Sunday in Kansas City. Jones pointed out that the Chiefs were favored going into the…
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  • Woodson, Manning share a history

    Woodson, Manning share a history

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- They’ve been linked since their college careers came to an unofficial close -- Peyton Manning was on Charles Woodson’s immediate left when Woodson was announced the winner of the 1997 Heisman Trophy -- and the bond was seemingly stren…
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  • Willis McGahee will play on Sunday

    Willis McGahee will play on Sunday

    Running back Willis McGahee’s 2012 season ended because of a knee injury and he saw very little action with the Broncos in the spring before getting released. As a result, McGahee didn’t go to training camp and remained out of work until Thursday, when …
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  • A.J. Jenkins finally makes an NFL catch

    A.J. Jenkins finally makes an NFL catch

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    The good news for Chiefs receiver A.J. Jenkins is that the 2012 first-round pick had as many catches last night as Dwayne Bowe. The bad news is that Bowe had one. The best news is that Jenkins finally has registered a reception in an NFL regular-season …
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  • McCoy makes history with 41-yard touchdown run

    McCoy makes history with 41-yard touchdown run

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    With a 41-yard burst to the end zone early in the fourth quarter, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy made it a game. He also made history. And while a 15-play, clock-milking field goal drive from the Chiefs made McCoy’s touchdown run irrelevant, McCoy’s s…
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  • Broncos-Raiders matchup of the day

    Broncos-Raiders matchup of the day

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Few players in the last decade have vexed the Denver Broncos' defense quite like Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden, and it is McFadden who will be the first real on-the-ground test of the season for the Broncos’ base defen…
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  • Chip Kelly: You lose the turnover battle, you lose the game

    Chip Kelly: You lose the turnover battle, you lose the game

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    Eagles coach Chip Kelly blamed turnovers first and foremost for Thursday night’s 26-16 loss to the Chiefs. “You can’t turn the ball over like that in this league and expect to win,” Kelly said at his post-game press conference. Kelly said his offense, w…
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  • Unbeaten Chiefs prevail in Reid's return to Philly

    Unbeaten Chiefs prevail in Reid's return to Philly

    Unbeaten Chiefs prevail in Reid's return to Philly
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  • Michael Vick says he’s fine after late injury against Chiefs

    Michael Vick says he’s fine after late injury against Chiefs

    profootballtalk.com Sep 20, 2013
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick looked to suffer an injury on the final offensive play of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night. Vick was sacked by Chiefs’ linebacker Justin Houston and fumbled to give possession back to th…
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  • Sal Paolantonio's Postgame Andy Reid Interview Was Weird

    Sal Paolantonio's Postgame Andy Reid Interview Was Weird

    deadspin.com Sep 20, 2013
    Andy Reid had every reason to be happy. His Kansas City Chiefs were freshly 3-0 with a win over his former squad in Philadelphia, and the team building the kind of camaraderie that leads to a Gatorade shower in Week Three. Reid did not seem very happy, …
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  • Finger-Lickin' Good: Your Eagles-Chiefs GIF Roundup

    Finger-Lickin' Good: Your Eagles-Chiefs GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Sep 20, 2013
    Kansas City 26, Philadelphia 16: Everything about this image screams "meth." Except for the two people dressed like adults. They scream "employed."Read more...
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos 03:42

    'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos

    Sep 20
    Is there any way the Oakland Raiders can pull off a major upset and take down QB Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Denver? The Playbook crew has the answer.
  • Video - Grading Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher 01:01

    Grading Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher

    Sep 20
    Which letter grade did the Kansas City Chiefs rookie offensive tackle Eric Fisher receive after a rough start against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night football?
  • Video - Weather update: Chargers @ Titans. 00:30

    Weather update: Chargers @ Titans.

    Sep 20
    AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Chargers @ Titans.
  • Video - Weather update: Raiders @ Broncos. 00:30

    Weather update: Raiders @ Broncos.

    Sep 20
    AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Raiders @ Broncos.

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    Sep 20
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    Sep 20
    Jeff Garlin is one of the stars of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the upcoming ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs.’ (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) 1. I think if you’re not from Chicago—I am—you might not understand the Bears are more popular than the Bulls, Blackhawks, So…
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    Sep 20
    That was really a nice touch by the Eagles. Making Andy Reid feel right at home like that.
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    Sep 20
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