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Wrap-up: Colts 35, Lions 33

Wrap-up: Colts 35, Lions 33

ESPN.com Updated Dec 2, 2012
A few thoughts on Sunday's events at Ford Field: What it means: The Detroit Lions lost their fourth consecutive game to drop to 4-8, ensuring the third nonwinning season in four years under coach Jim Schwartz. They finished an 0-3 homestand by blowing f…
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  • Megatron continues historic pace, but last-second loss to Colts…

    Megatron continues historic pace, but last-second loss to Colts dilutes the buzz

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2012
    We all know that Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is great, but just how amazing has he been this season? With a quarterback in Matthew Stafford, an ostensible second receiver in Titus Young who can't stay out of the doghouse, and precious little i…
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  • Packers: Don Barclay (!) is next man up

    Packers: Don Barclay (!) is next man up

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As the Green Bay Packers' injury list has grown this season, I've been saving the panic button for two occasions. The first is so obvious that I don't think I need to mention it. (Follow this link if you must.) The second was a little…
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  • Luck lifts Colts past Lions with no time left

    Luck lifts Colts past Lions with no time left

    Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Indianapolis Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
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  • Seahawks stun Bears on Wilson's TD toss in OT

    Seahawks stun Bears on Wilson's TD toss in OT

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Russell Wilson connected with Sidney Rice on a 13-yard touchdown with 7:33 left in overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to a wild 23-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
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  • Urlacher among several Bears unable to finish

    Urlacher among several Bears unable to finish

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Health continues to be a issue for the Bears who lost four starters due to injuries over the course of their 23-17 overtime loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
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  • Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Seahawks WR Sidney Rice knocked cold during game-winning TD gra…

    Seahawks WR Sidney Rice knocked cold during game-winning TD grab

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2012
    Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice was fortunate that the ball he caught broke the plane of the end zone in overtime on the play that led his team to a 23-17 overtime win over the Chicago Bears. Rice was hit so hard by Bears safety Major Wright, he w…
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  • Sacrilege: Viking Kyle Rudolph Lambeau Leaps (VIDEO)

    Sacrilege: Viking Kyle Rudolph Lambeau Leaps (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2012
    On the way to a 23-14 Minnesota Vikings loss, tight end Kyle Rudolph committed the ultimate act of Lambeau Field sacrilege. After catching a touchdown pass from Christian Ponder in the second half, Rudolph checked out the wall where Green Bay Packers pl…
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  • Bears WR Earl Bennett is turned upside down on touchdown catch …

    Bears WR Earl Bennett is turned upside down on touchdown catch (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2012
    During the lead-up to the Chicago Bears loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Bears receiver Earl Bennett was asked about his decreased production. Since Brandon Marshall joined the Bears in the off-season, Bennett hasn't been targeted as often. "It's goin…
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  • Judgment time nears for Christian Ponder

    Judgment time nears for Christian Ponder

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Everyone has their own method for judging young quarterbacks and projecting their futures. The standard for many NFL evaluators, however, holds that the quarterback will reveal his potential -- or lack thereof -- somewhere between his…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 23, Bears 17

    Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 23, Bears 17

    CHICAGO -- Seattle ran up its regular-season run of success at Soldier Field to three games Sunday when Russell Wilson directed a 12-play, 80-yard drive in overtime capped by a 13-yard touchdown pass to Sidney Rice in leading the Seahawks to a 23-17 tri…
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  • Packers jump back into first place

    Packers jump back into first place

    With the Green Bay Packers trailing the Bears by one game, thanks to that bad call in Seattle way back in Week Three, and reeling from a blowout loss last Sunday to the Giants, the Pack jumped back into first place, thanks to a win over the Vikings coup…
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  • Packers survive Peterson's heroics, top Vikes

    Packers survive Peterson's heroics, top Vikes

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    James Starks had Green Bay's first rushing touchdown in almost two months, Morgan Burnett picked off Christian Ponder twice and the Packers overcame a monster day by Adrian Peterson for a 23-14 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • Bears-Seahawks going to overtime

    Bears-Seahawks going to overtime

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Despite a 97-yard touchdown drive by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks missed out on a road win because of their defense. The Bears just tied the game and sent it into overtime with a 46-yard field goal as time expired, making it 17-17. …
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  • Peterson tops 200 yards for first time since rookie year

    Peterson tops 200 yards for first time since rookie year

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    The good news for the Vikings?  Adrian Peterson has rushed for more than 200 yards for the first time since November 4, 2007, when he set the single-game record with 296 against the Chargers. The bad news?  Another promising drive has ended with an inte
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  • Packers lose WR Nelson, OL Lang vs. Vikings

    Packers lose WR Nelson, OL Lang vs. Vikings

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Green Bay Packers are playing short-handed again with offensive lineman T.J. Lang and Jordy Nelson out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • Vikings squander another long Peterson run

    Vikings squander another long Peterson run

    Leading 14-10 at the start of the third quarter, the Vikings had a chance to get some separation from the Packers. And running back Adrian Peterson did his part, reeling off a 48-yard run after the opening kickoff went out of bounds. After a four-yard r…
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  • This week it’s the Texans getting ripped off by the refs

    This week it’s the Texans getting ripped off by the refs

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Last week, the Texans were given a gift touchdown against the Lions, when the officials wrongly ruled that Justin Forsett had run for an 81-yard score when he had actually gone down after just eight yards. This time, it’s the Texans’ turn to get rippe
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  • Jordy Nelson heads to locker room

    Jordy Nelson heads to locker room

    On the day that Packers saw receiver Greg Jennings return, they may have lost receiver Jordy Nelson. Again. Nelson has walked to the locker room with an apparently leg injury.  If he’s limping, it’s only slightly. The Packers lead 10-0.  What would
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  • Packers give Rodgers an early birthday present

    Packers give Rodgers an early birthday present

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Packers are celebrating their quarterback’s 29th birthday in style, so far. Seven days after being blown out by the Giants, the team is blowing out the candles on Rodgers cake by blasting into the end zone on the opening drive. In eight plays, the P
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  • Report: Jared Allen has torn labrum in shoulder

    Report: Jared Allen has torn labrum in shoulder

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has been listed on the injury report the last few weeks with a shoulder injury, but hasn’t missed any practices or games. The injury is going to require some attention at some point, though. Jay Glazer of FOX reports th
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  • Suh: Schaub would change his mind if Texans could sign me

    Suh: Schaub would change his mind if Texans could sign me

    After Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh kicked Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin on Thanksgiving, Schaub said that he doesn’t think Suh is worthy of playing for the Texans. But Suh believes that Schaub would change his tune if the Texans ev
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  • Titus Young inactive, not at stadium

    Titus Young inactive, not at stadium

    Lions players are saying they’ve moved on from Titus Young. He may be closer to moving out, himself. The mutinous wide receiver was among the Lions inactives for the second straight week, and according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, he wasn’t at the sta
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  • Danny Amendola, Jonathan Stewart headline early game NFL inacti…

    Danny Amendola, Jonathan Stewart headline early game NFL inactive lists

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Green Bay Packers will have the services of veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings when they host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Jennings has missed eight games this season with a groin injury, costing him over $200,000 in "per …
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  • Are running back issues in Green Bay due to scouting or scheme?

    Are running back issues in Green Bay due to scouting or scheme?

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    As the Green Bay Packers welcome the best running back in the NFL back to Lambeau Field on Sunday, the home team will trot out Alex Green (pictured), James Starks, Johnny White, and DuJuan Harris. Who? Exactly. That’s not entirely fair.  Starks has som
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  • Countdown Live: Seahawks-Bears

    Countdown Live: Seahawks-Bears

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC clash between the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Seahawks-Bears
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Packers Recap 01:51

    Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Packers Recap

    Dec 2
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Packers' 23-14 win over the Vikings
  • Video - Sunday Breakdown: Week 13 03:08

    Sunday Breakdown: Week 13

    Dec 2
    Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down how rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson both lead their teams to exciting victories
  • Video - Colts interim head coach BruceArians knocked down after Carey intercepts Luck 00:41

    Colts interim head coach BruceArians knocked down after Carey intercepts Luck

    Dec 2
    Detroit Lions cornerback Don Carey intercepts Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, then runs into Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians at the end of the play.
  • Video - Bears postgame press conference 05:24

    Bears postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Bears react following game with Seahawks

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