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Rams' Amendola may miss 6 weeks, Fisher mum

Rams' Amendola may miss 6 weeks, Fisher mum

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher had little to say about the condition of Danny Amendola, calling it a "competitive issue" after the receiver was injured during Thursday night's win over Arizona.
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  • Kicker Jay Feely fined for unnecessary roughness

    Kicker Jay Feely fined for unnecessary roughness

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    In a rare instance of the NFL cracking down on an illegal hit from a kicker, Arizona’s Jay Feely has been fined for a personal foul. Feely, who was called for unnecessary roughness when he hit an opponent late on the second half kickoff of the Cardinals
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  • McCarthy says call to ref was 'right thing'

    McCarthy says call to ref was 'right thing'

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that he called the replacement referee who made the call on a final play that cost the Packers a game against the Seattle Seahawks to offer his support.
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  • Silver linings: Cardinals at Rams

    Silver linings: Cardinals at Rams

    The facts: The Arizona Cardinals fell to 4-1 with a 17-3 road defeat to the St. Louis Rams in Week 5. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. The Cardinals have nine days between games, time that should be valuable as a …
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  • Rams VP Demoff taken to hospital after fainting in GM’s office

    Rams VP Demoff taken to hospital after fainting in GM’s office

    A day after the Rams pushed over the .500 mark for the first time since 2006 and everyone was feeling good, they had a scare. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, executive vice president Kevin Demoff fainted while in GM Les Snead’s o
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  • Final Word: NFC West

    Final Word: NFC West

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Seahawks' rare opportunity: A Seattle Seahawks victory at Carolina would give all four NFC West teams a winning record through Week 5 for the first time since the NFL realigned into eight four-team divisions in 20…
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  • Where was Dockett? Usually on sideline

    Where was Dockett? Usually on sideline

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    News broke Thursday that Darnell Dockett would be available to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5. Cardinals DL vs. Rams Arizona's game against St. Louis began, and Dockett was on the field. But as the game progressed and the Rams moved closer to a 17-3 vi…
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  • In last 2 years, only Tebow won while completing less than Brad…

    In last 2 years, only Tebow won while completing less than Bradford

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Rams won on Thursday night while Sam Bradford completed only seven passes. How common is that? Well, let’s put it this way: The only other time it happened in the last two seasons was during Tebowmania in Denver. The last time an NFL team won a game
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  • Dolphins talking contract extension with Brian Hartline

    Dolphins talking contract extension with Brian Hartline

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline became known to a few more people last Sunday when he picked up 253 receiving yards in an overtime loss to the Cardinals. That might not be the only gain he’ll realize as a result of his explosive afternoon. Adam Be
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  • Ryan Williams says he’s fine after shoulder injury

    Ryan Williams says he’s fine after shoulder injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Cardinals offense had a rough night in St. Louis on Thursday. Among the wreckage of the evening was running back Ryan Williams, who left the game with what the team termed a left shoulder injury. Williams got rocked by a fourth quarter hit from Rams…
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  • Fitzgerald says, “We’re still 4-1”³

    Fitzgerald says, “We’re still 4-1”³

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Correction week has begun in the NFL, to the chagrin of MDS. The previously undefeated Cardinals have fallen to the Rams to launch Week Five, but star receiver Larry Fitzgerald sees the glass as 80-percent full. “We’re still 4-1,” Fitzgerald said af
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  • Video - NFL32OT: From Worst To Best 03:11

    NFL32OT: From Worst To Best

    Oct 5
    Episode 201: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the success of the NFC West. Damien Woody breaks down facing Peyton Manning. The NFL crew discuss whether the Dolphins can stop A.J. Green.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers 02:49

    'Playbook': Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Oct 5
    The "Playbook" analysts discuss the improvement in the San Francisco 49ers' running game and how the defense plans to get after Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers 03:25

    'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers

    Oct 5
    Will Cam Newton be able to spark the running game and take advantage of a Seahawks defense that allows a lot of big plays? One analyst believes Seattle's defense will come through and pull off the upset.
  • Video - Plan B quarterbacks 03:45

    Plan B quarterbacks

    Oct 5
    Charley Casserly joins "Around the League" to talk about which quarterbacks might be in danger of losing their jobs to the backup.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.