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Broncos' Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Freeman

Broncos' Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Freeman

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 7, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.
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  • Tramon Williams whacked with fine for whacking Toby Gerhart

    Tramon Williams whacked with fine for whacking Toby Gerhart

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Cornerback Tramon Williams is the latest member of the Packers to get hit with a hefty fine for a hit during a game. The NFL has confirmed that Williams has been fined $21,000 for a hit on Vikings running back Toby Gerhart that was deemed unnecessary ro…
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  • Bears' Urlacher fined $21,000 for horse-collar

    Bears' Urlacher fined $21,000 for horse-collar

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle's Leon Washington, his second fine in two weeks.
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  • Lions coordinator: Blame coverage breakdown, not Suh, for Colts…

    Lions coordinator: Blame coverage breakdown, not Suh, for Colts’ TD

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has taken some criticism for his play on the Colts’ game winning touchdown in Detroit on Sunday, but Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham says he doesn’t know where that criticism is coming from. Asked ab
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  • Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson stri…

    Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson strives to be even better

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    Calvin Johnson may not yet belong among the great wide receivers in NFL history. But by creeping up on Jerry Rice's receiving record, Johnson is getting close, writes Michael Rosenberg.
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  • Bears' Jennings out, Hester probable vs. Vikes

    Bears' Jennings out, Hester probable vs. Vikes

    The Chicago Bears ruled cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) out, but wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Devin Hester are expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
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  • NFC North Friday injury report

    NFC North Friday injury report

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Let's get inside the Friday injury report in the NFC North: Chicago Bears: Cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, joining linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) and receiver Earl Bennett (concussi…
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Roster Challenge

    Quirks of the Game: The Roster Challenge

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    When an N.F.L. player is injured, teams looking to fill a roster spot have to look to the practice squad or to someone sitting at home waiting for a call. Are bigger rosters the answer?
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  • This Detroit Lions Calendar Is A Disaster In Every Way Imaginab…

    This Detroit Lions Calendar Is A Disaster In Every Way Imaginable

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    It's well past time for Lions fans to start looking ahead to 2013. With injuries, ineffectiveness, dirty play, and Titus Young just fucking up everywhere, it hasn't been a season to remember in Detroit. So here's to future sucess! This holiday season, b…
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  • Jordy Nelson ruled out

    Jordy Nelson ruled out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Packers will be down a receiver on Sunday against the Lions. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson has been ruled out for the contest with the hamstring injury he suffered in last Sunday’s victory over the the Vikings. Nelson previously hurt the hamstring earl
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  • Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggr…

    Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defense

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Redskins' option offense is giving opponents fits behind the play-action scheme of RGIII. Now the Ravens will be tasked with stifling Washington's well-oiled attack, says Peter King.
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  • Week 14 Sunday Picks: Packers’ Lambeau dominance over Lions sho…

    Week 14 Sunday Picks: Packers’ Lambeau dominance over Lions should continue

    yahoo.com Dec 7, 2012
    Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers Green Bay has won 21 of its last 24 meetings with the Lions, including 12 of the 13 meetings since Mike McCarthy was named the Packers' head coach. Detroit has not won at Lambeau Field since Dec. 15, 1991, two weeks af…
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  • Putting a bow on Percy Harvin's season

    Putting a bow on Percy Harvin's season

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Plenty of virtual ink was spent this week trying to figure out the "real reason" why Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin was placed on injured reserve this week. It was difficult to believe that a sprained ankle could ultimately cost a pla…
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  • Chad Greenway: I should have been more responsible

    Chad Greenway: I should have been more responsible

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway now says he regrets saying fans should get “super, duper drunk” on Sunday. Greenway, who has taken some criticism for saying he wanted to hear the home fans drunk, loud and raucous for Sunday’s game against the Bears
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  • BBAO: Nick Roach on the spot

    BBAO: Nick Roach on the spot

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    We're Black and Blue All Over: There has been plenty of fretting this week about the future of Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, but not much attention on the man who will replace him for the next few weeks. Nick Roach is making a similar …
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  • Video - NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions 06:32

    NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 Predictions

    Dec 7
    NFL Live makes their predictions for Week 14's key matchups.
  • Video - Week 13: FedEx Air and Ground winners 00:36

    Week 13: FedEx Air and Ground winners

    Dec 7
    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns against the Chicago Bears, while Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson ran for over 200 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings 03:21

    'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

    Dec 7
    Are the Minnesota Vikings using Adrian Peterson effectively? The "Playbook" guys discuss why the Chicago Bears' defense will need to rely on Major Wright to help stop Peterson and pick up the win.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers 04:13

    'Playbook': Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

    Dec 7
    The "Playbook" guys discuss why a combination of the Detroit Lions making mistakes and the Packers' offense clicking on all cylinders will lead to a Green Bay victory Sunday.

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  • Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…

    Dec 7
    So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
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    Dec 7
    Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.