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Kevin Kolb isn’t completely healed

Kevin Kolb isn’t completely healed

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
The Cardinals turned their offense over to John Skelton again this week, leaving Ryan Lindley to hold a clipboard and Kevin Kolb to keep healing from the broken ribs he suffered in Week Six. Kolb’s been practicing in a limited fashion, but he’s still
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  • 49ers-Seahawks could have flex appeal

    49ers-Seahawks could have flex appeal

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Week 16 Schedule (Sunday only) The Week 16 game between San Francisco and Seattle looks like a good candidate for flexing into prime time on NBC. The league and networks haven't made an announcement yet, but the currently scheduled Sunday nighter betwee…
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  • Closer look at evolving Seahawks tactic

    Closer look at evolving Seahawks tactic

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    2012 Seahawks Option Rushing The Seattle Seahawks unleashed nine read-option plays for quarterback Russell Wilson against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter and overtime Sunday. They then faked such a play to set up the winning touchdown pass t…
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  • Cards falling right for rebounding Rams?

    Cards falling right for rebounding Rams?

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    John from Tampa asked during the recent NFC West chat whether issues in Seattle and Minnesota could help the St. Louis Rams make a surprise run toward a wild-card playoff berth. The Rams have improved to 5-6-1 following victories over Arizona and San Fr…
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  • Jaguars offense looks like it will be more shorthanded than usu…

    Jaguars offense looks like it will be more shorthanded than usual

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    One of the funniest things about the Jets pulling Mark Sanchez in the 7-6 victory over the Cardinals last week is that he wasn’t even the worst quarterback on the field. Bad as Sanchez was, Ryan Lindley was worse and wound up playing the entire game. We
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  • Woman who gave him up for adoption still supports Kaepernick

    Woman who gave him up for adoption still supports Kaepernick

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    There are many 49ers fans who would love a moment of contact with quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But the one with the deepest, yet most tortured connection is Heidi Russo, his biological mother who gave him up for adoption. When she watches him from the …
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  • Danny Amendola limited in practice

    Danny Amendola limited in practice

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Rams receiver Danny Amendola is limited in practice as he continues to recover from a foot injury suffered on November 18. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Amendola has been doing individual work on the sideline in practice. When healthy, Amendo…
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  • Peter King: NFL Week 14 Picks

    Peter King: NFL Week 14 Picks

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    If the Pats get the AFC's No. 2 seed, they'll have earned it, thanks to a brutal two-game stretch that starts now. Can they slow the Texans' playmakers? Peter King picks Week 14.
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  • 49ers' playoff-clinching odds in Week 14

    49ers' playoff-clinching odds in Week 14

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    49ers Clinch in Week 14, Plan 1 49ers Clinch in Week 14, Plan 2 Informed sports fans must arm themselves with the proper rooting strategies. That is especially true late in the season, when outcomes for seemingly obscure games can affect the playoff pic…
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  • Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The NFC West conversation will shift from Twitter, Facebook and the comments sections of various blog entries into the room ESPN has set aside for us each Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. See you there.
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  • Cards down, but Horton's defense shines

    Cards down, but Horton's defense shines

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Arizona Cardinals' ongoing offensive decline comes as the team's defense continues to rise under second-year coordinator Ray Horton. Cardinals Defensive Rankings Since 2007 The defensive improvements date to a 19-13 victory over St. Louis in Week 9 …
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  • Brian Urlacher double-dips on horse-collar fines

    Brian Urlacher double-dips on horse-collar fines

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    For the second week in a row, Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has been fined for a horse-collar tackle. And it’s starting to add up. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Urlacher will be fined $31,500 for last week’s tackle of Sea
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  • Enhancing Warner's Hall case the hard way

    Enhancing Warner's Hall case the hard way

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    When Kurt Warner retired following the 2009 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals released a 20-page PDF file celebrating the quarterback's career. Arizona Cardinals Offensive Rankings The file included a section outlining "Kurt's Canton Credentials&qu…
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  • Darnell Dockett Apologizes For Fighting Teammate Over "Let…

    Darnell Dockett Apologizes For Fighting Teammate Over "Let Them Score" Strategy, Still Clearly Doesn't Understand Why He Was Wro

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    On Sunday, the Jets had the ball deep in Arizona territory and a one-point lead. The directive came in from the Cardinals' sideline: Let them score a touchdown, so Arizona could get the ball back down eight with more than a minute remaining. Sound advic…
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  • Buffalo resident ensures local broadcast of Bills game

    Buffalo resident ensures local broadcast of Bills game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    With more than 10,000 unsold non-premium tickets available as of last week for Sunday’s game between the Rams and the Bills, Buffalo was destined to have a second straight local blackout. Thanks to Russell J. Salvatore, that won’t happen. According to
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  • Around the NFC West: Chasing the 49ers

    Around the NFC West: Chasing the 49ers

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Around the NFC West: Dec. 6, 2012 The Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams have gained ground on their NFC West rivals since this point last season. Seattle, at 7-5, is two games better than it stood entering Week 14 last season. St. Louis has improved f…
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  • J.J. Watt credited with another sack, trails Aldon Smith by one

    J.J. Watt credited with another sack, trails Aldon Smith by one

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Texans defensive end J.J. Watt’s attempt to catch 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith for the NFL sack lead was bolstered when the league’s official statisticians reviewed the tape from Sunday’s win over the Titans and gave Watt another sack. The official
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  • Jim Harbaugh hearing it from 49ers over “Saved by the Bell” ca…

    Jim Harbaugh hearing it from 49ers over “Saved by the Bell” cameo

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    In 1996, Jim Harbaugh, then the quarterback of the Colts, made a guest appearance on Saved by the Bell: The New Class. That episode was posted to YouTube and became a viral video recently, and Harbaugh hasn’t heard the end of it. The first question at H
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Cardinals-Seahawks 00:54

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Cardinals-Seahawks

    Dec 6
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Arizona at Seattle
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Dolphins-49ers 00:48

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Dolphins-49ers

    Dec 6
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Miami at San Francisco
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Most Impressive Rookie QB 02:28

    NFL Live OT: Most Impressive Rookie QB

    Dec 6
    Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards discuss which rookie quarterback is having the most impressive season.
  • Video - Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks 02:32

    Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks

    Dec 6
    NFL Films previews the Week 14 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks.

Sports Columnists

  • Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Dec 6
    No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.