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Marshawn Lynch misses early work with upset stomach

Marshawn Lynch misses early work with upset stomach

profootballtalk.com Updated 29 minutes ago
The Seahawks may be thinking about life without Marshawn Lynch after this season. They got a sneak preview tonight. Lynch wasn’t on the field for the start of the game, with what the Seahawks called an “upset stomach.” In his place, Robert Turbin got th…
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  • Cardinals won’t release Fitzgerald

    Cardinals won’t release Fitzgerald

    profootballtalk.com 41 minutes ago
    When Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill hired G.M. Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians, no one expected them to face so much adversity due to injury — or to have so much success with a collection of next men up. Next year, they also could be dealing with a s…
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  • Sherman: 'Could care less' about criticism

    Sherman: 'Could care less' about criticism

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com 49 minutes ago
    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he cares as much about people's opinions "as the dirt under [my] shoe," and also was critical of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson while speaking to NBC's Bob Costas.
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  • Defending Champions Seahawks Secure Playoff Spot

    Defending Champions Seahawks Secure Playoff Spot

    nytimes.com 1 hour ago
    The defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks secured their place in this season's playoffs just before taking the field against NFC West rivals the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
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  • Giants, Rams engage in large yet meaningless fighting

    Giants, Rams engage in large yet meaningless fighting

    yahoo.com 1 hour ago
    Of all the games on Sunday, only one had absolutely no playoff ramifications whatsoever: the New York Giants versus the St. Louis Rams. The very definition of a play-out-the-sched game, this one naturally descended into madness. There was plenty of chip…
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  • Drew Stanton inactive on Sunday night

    Drew Stanton inactive on Sunday night

    The Cardinals confirmed that Ryan Lindley was going to start at quarterback no matter what they decided to do with Drew Stanton on Sunday night. Stanton hurt his knee in the Week 15 victory over the Rams and was able to get in a limited practice during …
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  • Odell Beckham adds to his highlight reel

    Odell Beckham adds to his highlight reel

    Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham was in the spotlight often during the first half of Sunday’s game, usually because he and members of the Rams were jawing and taunting one another during a chippy and flag-filled first half. Beckham remains in the spot…
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  • Rapid Reaction: St. Louis Rams

    Rapid Reaction: St. Louis Rams

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    ST. LOUIS -- A few thoughts on the St. Louis Rams' 37-27 loss to the New York Giants at the Edward Jones Dome. What it means: The Rams will now have one more chance to reach seven wins for the third consecutive season under coach Jeff Fisher. Not that s…
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  • Fists and ejections fly in St. Louis

    Fists and ejections fly in St. Louis

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    The Rams and Giants aren’t battling for a playoff spot and they don’t have much in the way of a historical rivalry, but something’s got the two teams riled up in St. Louis. It’s been a first half filled with post-whistle pushing and shoving, personal fo…
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  • Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says Joe Philbin will return in 201…

    Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says Joe Philbin will return in 2015

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was once hot on Jim Harbaugh's trail, but it appears you can kill off any more talk of Ross chasing the San Francisco 49ers' head coach this coming offseason. According to Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson, Ross has sai…
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  • Coughlin wears tribute to slain NYPD officers

    Coughlin wears tribute to slain NYPD officers

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is wearing a black strip on his left shoulder and a peace sign under the "NY" logo on his blue pullover for the Giants' game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
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  • Oddsmakers set season’s lowest total on Seahawks-Cardinals

    Oddsmakers set season’s lowest total on Seahawks-Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    Expecting Sunday night’s Seahawks-Cardinals matchup to be a grinder? You aren’t alone. Oddsmakers have set the lowest Over-Under of the season on Seattle-Arizona (8:30 p.m Eastern, NBC), with some sports books setting the number as low as 35.5 points. T…
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  • Home field, respect on the line Sunday night for Cardinals

    Home field, respect on the line Sunday night for Cardinals

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- As hard as it's been, coach Bruce Arians wanted to keep life for the Arizona Cardinals normal for a few more minutes Saturday night. His plan was to give a two-minute speech to his players during their team meeting, like he always does, …
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  • Sources: QB Rivers playing with bulging disk

    Sources: QB Rivers playing with bulging disk

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers' comeback performance Saturday night in the overtime victory at San Francisco against the 49ers was even grittier than it looked.
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  • Dontrelle Inman makes a timely first impression on offense

    Dontrelle Inman makes a timely first impression on offense

    profootballtalk.com 14 hours ago
    There’s an old saying that NFL players should “act like you’ve been there before” when they make a big play during a game. Sometimes that’s easier than others, though. Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman caught his first NFL pass on Saturday night ag…
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  • 49ers' loss to Chargers a microcosm of lost season

    49ers' loss to Chargers a microcosm of lost season

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It does not get any closer to a microcosm of the San Francisco 49ers' season than this: a back-breaking 38-35 loss in overtime to the San Diego Chargers. The Niners jumped out to a big lead, then hit a speed bump. They stood up, d…
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  • Stunned 49ers' locker room silent as a wake

    Stunned 49ers' locker room silent as a wake

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the San Francisco 49ers’ 38-35 overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers at Levi’s Stadium: It was silent as a wake in the 49ers’ locker room, players milling about and mumbling to no one …
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  • Video - Beckham Goes Off Again In Giants' Win 01:01

    Beckham Goes Off Again In Giants' Win

    Dec 21
    Odell Beckham Jr. caught eight passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' 37-27 win over the Rams.
  • Video - Bet Sharp With Colin Cowherd 06:08

    Bet Sharp With Colin Cowherd

    Dec 21
    ESPN The Magazine's Chad Millman joins Colin Cowherd to provide betting advice for all of the Week 16 action in the NFL.
  • Video - Game Balls: 49ers vs. Chargers 01:33

    Game Balls: 49ers vs. Chargers

    Dec 20
    ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams' game ball goes to quarterback Philip Rivers, who passed for 356 yards and four touchdowns while throwing three interceptions. With 158 rushing yards, Niners running back Frank Gore gets Paul Gutierrez's game bal
  • Video - 49ers Lose 21-Point Lead, Lose To Chargers 01:26

    49ers Lose 21-Point Lead, Lose To Chargers

    Dec 20
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: Despite 355 rushing yards and three touchdowns from the 49ers, Philip Rivers and the Chargers came back from a 28-7 deficit to beat San Francisco 38-35 in overtime.

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    Dec 19
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