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Rams' Michael Brockers a great fit for Jeff Fisher's defense

Rams' Michael Brockers a great fit for Jeff Fisher's defense

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 18, 2013
The Rams' Michael Brockers -- one of the most efficient tackles of 2013 -- is thriving under Jeff Fisher.
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  • Quick hits from Arians’ Friday presser

    Quick hits from Arians’ Friday presser

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was short with his answers Friday, about 15 hours after Arizona lost 34-22 to the Seattle Seahawks. The poor play of the offensive line dominated his day-after press conference, but that's been the topic du j…
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  • Greg Cosell’s Film Review; Russell Wilson finds Sidney Rice for…

    Greg Cosell’s Film Review; Russell Wilson finds Sidney Rice for the score

    yahoo.com Oct 18, 2013
    The Seahawks' first touchdown on Thursday was an example of Russell Wilson not being just a "run around" quarterback. He moves around to do something decisive. On the touchdown to Sidney Rice, Seattle receiver Golden Tate was lined up to the l…
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  • Packers claim Chris Harper off waivers from 49ers

    Packers claim Chris Harper off waivers from 49ers

    profootballtalk.com Oct 18, 2013
    If you’re going to get fired by a pair of teams and play for a third in the first two months of your pro career, you could do a lot worse than following the Chris Harper plan. According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, the rookie wide receiver was claime…
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  • Finnegan gets some limited work

    Finnegan gets some limited work

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan hadn't played or practiced since suffering a thigh (hamstring) injury on Sept. 26 against San Francisco. Until Friday. While it's a long shot the Rams will get Finnegan back this week agains…
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  • Seahawks got benefit from holding penalty on Thursday night

    Seahawks got benefit from holding penalty on Thursday night

    profootballtalk.com Oct 18, 2013
    Late in the first half of Thursday night’s game between the Seahawks and the Cardinals, after Seattle raced out to a 14-0 lead and the Cardinals cut the margin to four, the Seahawks were driving. On third and 15 from the Arizona 23 with 19 seconds left …
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  • Carson Palmer: We have a stretch of winnable games coming up

    Carson Palmer: We have a stretch of winnable games coming up

    profootballtalk.com Oct 18, 2013
    The Cardinals dropped their second game in five days to the Seahawks on Thursday night, but their quarterback sees brighter days ahead for the 3-4 Cardinals. Arizona hosts the injury-riddled Falcons next weekend and then host the disappointing Texans af…
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  • Decision looms for Rams at right tackle

    Decision looms for Rams at right tackle

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The day hasn’t arrived just yet but soon the St. Louis Rams are going to have to make a decision about whom their right tackle is going to be. That’s true in a long-term sense with right tackle Rodger Saffold scheduled to be an unrest…
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  • Upon Further Review: Cardinals Week 7

    Upon Further Review: Cardinals Week 7

    A review of four hot issues from the Arizona Cardinals' 34-22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Passing by: When the Cardinals did find opportunities to throw the ball Thursday, their options included two familiar faces. Tight end Rob Housler caught all sev…
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  • Double Coverage: Rams at Panthers

    Double Coverage: Rams at Panthers

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    The Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams put on an offensive showcase in a 2003 NFC divisional playoff game at the Edwards Jones Dome. The Rams overcame an 11-point deficit in the final 2:39 of regulation and the Panthers ended the 29-23 double-overtime…
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  • Double Coverage: 49ers at Titans

    Double Coverage: 49ers at Titans

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    As with the Chiefs and the Seahawks the past two weeks, the Titans look at the 49ers and see a team they want to become. While Tennessee has pledged to be run-centric and earn the tough yard, San Francisco’s been doing it. Sunday at LP Field in Nashvill…
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  • PFT Live: Week Seven preview, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    PFT Live: Week Seven preview, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Oct 18, 2013
    Week Seven got underway on Thursday night with the Seahawks outlasting the Cardinals in Arizona, but that was just an appetizer for the full football feast coming our way. There are 14 more games to play and we’ll be taking a look at them during Friday’…
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  • Richard Sherman says Seahawks have the best at all four seconda…

    Richard Sherman says Seahawks have the best at all four secondary positions

    The Seattle Seahawks' secondary was pretty outstanding Thursday night in the convincing victory over the Arizona Cardinals on the road. (Better than, say, the offensive line.) But now Richard Sherman is ready to kick the hype meter up a notch or three: …
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  • Seahawks Bros Struggle Mightily With Their "12th Man" Flag

    Seahawks Bros Struggle Mightily With Their "12th Man" Flag

    deadspin.com Oct 18, 2013
    Aw man, look at these poor Seahawks bros. This scene really could not have played out any better, as each bro's reaction is completely perfect in its own way.Read more...
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  • Stay patient on Percy Harvin's return

    Stay patient on Percy Harvin's return

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    As almost everyone has heard by now, Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin -- the $67 million man who is expected to take the offense to unseen heights -- likely will practice (a relative term) next week. Judging by the reaction from many people, one w…
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  • Competing in NFC West starts with O-line

    Competing in NFC West starts with O-line

    ESPN.com Oct 18, 2013
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Maybe now Bruce Arians sees the dominance in Seattle and San Francisco that everyone else has talked about. Before he took over as Cardinals coach, Arians had the bravado of a man trying to revive a lifeless franchise. Upon signing qu…
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  • Seahawks get seven sacks, Carroll says pass rush can be better

    Seahawks get seven sacks, Carroll says pass rush can be better

    profootballtalk.com Oct 18, 2013
    The Seattle Seahawks’ defense harassed quarterback Carson Palmer all night in earning a 34-22 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. Pete Carroll sent his pass rushers after his former college quarterback at USC and hit him time after tim…
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  • Wilson is what makes the Seahawks special

    Wilson is what makes the Seahawks special

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 18, 2013
    . GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Russell Wilson fumbled three times Thursday night and lost two of them, which resulted in 10 points for the Arizona Cardinals. If that’s what you take away from his performance, you’ve greatly missed the point. You just have to see …
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  • It’s clear that Carson Palmer will be a one-year experiment for…

    It’s clear that Carson Palmer will be a one-year experiment for Arizona Cardinals

    yahoo.com Oct 18, 2013
    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians fought for Carson Palmer to be his quarterback. He was the vertical thrower that Arians felt he needed to execute his scheme. The move came at a cheap cost in terms of money once Palmer redid his contract from t…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Seahawks Pick Up Road Win

    N.F.L. Roundup: Seahawks Pick Up Road Win

    nytimes.com Oct 17, 2013
    Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Marshawn Lynch scored on a 2-yard run, and the Seahawks beat the Cardinals.
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  • Video - Has the NFL caught up with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick? 00:51

    Has the NFL caught up with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick?

    Oct 18
    Are teams starting to figure out San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick? Charlie Casserly discusses Kaepernick's adjustements, while also breaking down other key storylines for this week's action.
  • Video - 'Playbook': San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans 03:28

    'Playbook': San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans

    Oct 18
    Can the San Francisco 49ers continue to run the ball against an improving Tennessee Titans defense? The guys talk about this topic and also address a key member of the 49ers' secondary.
  • Video - Seahawks postgame press conference 03:13

    Seahawks postgame press conference

    Oct 18
    The Seattle Seahawks react to the team's victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Video - Beast Mode unleashes on Dockett 00:24

    Beast Mode unleashes on Dockett

    Oct 18
    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch falls one yard short of a touchdown while knocking the helmet off of Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett.

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  • Peyton Versus His Past

    Oct 18
    Peyton Manning spent 14 seasons with the Colts. In his second year with the Broncos, the veteran quarterback is paying a visit to his former home. (Getty Images) There is only one game this weekend, one game that will draw every football-loving eye in A…