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Payton, Loomis, Vitt will attend Chargers-Saints game

Payton, Loomis, Vitt will attend Chargers-Saints game

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
When is a suspension not a suspension?  When the NFL says it isn’t. A week after the NFL inexplicably unshunned Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, allowing him to attend the game between Seattle and St. Louis, the league has granted permission
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  • NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Arizona: The Cardinals listed 16 players on their injury report for the team's Thursday night game in St. Louis. Cornerback Michael Adams (hamstring), tight end Jim Dray (knee), outside linebacker Quentin Groves (hamstring), tight end Todd Heap (knee), …
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  • A vote for Kevin Kolb after Cards' 4-0 start

    A vote for Kevin Kolb after Cards' 4-0 start

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
      The NFC West has produced four recent NFC players of the week, a 9-3 record outside the division, an 8-0 home record, an NFL-high 11 victories and one of three teams with a 4-0 record. Surely someone from the division, and specifically from the unbeat…
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  • Four NFC players of the week in eight days

    Four NFC players of the week in eight days

    The NFC West has produced two of three NFC players of the week -- again. Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald (offense) and Seattle's Chris Clemons (defense) won last week. St. Louis' Greg Zuerlein (special teams) and San Francisco's Patrick Willis (defense) were…
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  • Bristolmetrics: The Best SportsCenter Of 2012

    Bristolmetrics: The Best SportsCenter Of 2012

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »
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  • Thursday Matchup: Cardinals vs. Rams

    Thursday Matchup: Cardinals vs. Rams

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2012
    A choice between a team with a suffocating defense and one with a reliable placekicker.
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  • This Rap Song About Seattle Sports Might Make Your Ears Bleed

    This Rap Song About Seattle Sports Might Make Your Ears Bleed

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    Any rap song about Seattle, or so I'm told, has to include shoutouts to all the great Emerald City sports stars, and Riff Raff provides all of them: Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr., Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, and Brian Bosworth, with a Craig Sager reference throw…
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  • Jets' Ryan saw fatigue, 'no quit' vs. 49ers

    Jets' Ryan saw fatigue, 'no quit' vs. 49ers

    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan disagreed with San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers' claim that the Jets quit during Sunday's 34-0 loss at home.
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  • Rams kicker “Young G.Z.” earns NFC special teams player of wee…

    Rams kicker “Young G.Z.” earns NFC special teams player of week

    Rams rookie placekicker Greg Zuerlein has been a sort of underground, early-season sensation. He’s been booming long kicks left and right, and along the way earned nicknames ranging from “Legatron” to “Young G.Z.” We like Young G.Z. the best. Fo
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  • Drop stats: 49ers' hands not best I've seen

    Drop stats: 49ers' hands not best I've seen

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    The best hands Jim Harbaugh has ever seen on a wide receiver account for two of the San Francisco 49ers' 11 drops this season. Michael Crabtree, though generally very solid for the 49ers this season, hasn't met the nearly impossible standard his head co…
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  • Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    The NFL's leading rusher, Marshawn Lynch, came oh-so-close to landing on the MVP Watch list this week. It was striking, however, that his dominant rushing performance in Week 5 failed to produce a victory over St. Louis. The Seahawks ran the ball almost…
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  • Canadian won $725K after Seahawks' MNF win

    Canadian won $725K after Seahawks' MNF win

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Watching replacement officials botch the end of the infamous Packers-Seahawks Monday night game two weeks ago might have been torturous for Green Bay fans, but it was glorious for a Canadian man, who won a quarter of a million dollars thanks to the resu…
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  • Skelton fully participates in practice on Tuesday

    Skelton fully participates in practice on Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Cardinals quarterback John Skelton may not be back to 100 percent after suffering a Week One ankle injury, but he’s getting closer. Skelton fully participated in practice on Tuesday, two days before the team’s Week Five game against the Rams. Also ful
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  • MossWatch: Why he isn't playing more

    MossWatch: Why he isn't playing more

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers attempted one pass to Randy Moss during their 34-0 victory against the New York Jets. Alex Smith wasn't even the quarterback of record for the play. Moss, 35, has only eight receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown in his first …
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  • Steven Jackson practiced for Rams on Tuesday

    Steven Jackson practiced for Rams on Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    With a short week before the Thursday night game against the Cardinals, there probably wasn’t too much hope that the Rams would have running back Steven Jackson doing much at practice this week. Even though he has been able to play in each of the team”
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  • Mike Pouncey apologizes to Dolphins fans

    Mike Pouncey apologizes to Dolphins fans

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Two straight overtime losses aren’t a particularly good way of generating goodwill with your fan base, something Dolphins center Mike Pouncey seems to realize. Pouncey took the unusual step of issuing a public apology to Dolphins fans this week after lo
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  • 2012 NFL Week Five Preivew — Arizona vs St.Louis

    2012 NFL Week Five Preivew — Arizona vs St.Louis

    Week five of the 2012 season kicks off with a NFC West battle, as the undefeated Arizona Cardinals head to St.Louis to take on the .500 Rams in what could be a very entertaining game. Not many people are talking about the Cards despite being one of thre…
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…
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  • Video - Kolb 1-on-1 with Warner preview 00:33

    Kolb 1-on-1 with Warner preview

    Oct 3
    Arizona QB Kevin Kolb sits down with former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner to discuss his role in the offense and his future as the starter. The full interview will air on Thursday during "Thursday Night Kickoff."
  • Video - Cardinals in for a Long day 04:37

    Cardinals in for a Long day

    Oct 3
    St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long joins "Around the League" to talk about upcoming matchup with the undefeated Arizona Cardinals on "Thursday Night Football."
  • Video - QBs on the hot seat 01:45

    QBs on the hot seat

    Oct 3
    Is Michael Lombardi sold on Kevin Kolb? He discusses the possibility that Kolb holds on to the job and also explains why Russell Wilson might not be the starter in Seattle for much longer.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Kolb MVP Watch 02:01

    Blogger Blitz: Kolb MVP Watch

    Oct 3
    NFC West blogger Mike Sando defends his decision not to put Kevin Kolb on his MVP watch list

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton