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Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson stri…

Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson strives to be even better

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 7, 2012
Calvin Johnson may not yet belong among the great wide receivers in NFL history. But by creeping up on Jerry Rice's receiving record, Johnson is getting close, writes Michael Rosenberg.
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  • Vick, McCoy both remain out for skidding Eagles

    Vick, McCoy both remain out for skidding Eagles

    Quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6).
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  • Concussion Update; Patterson Fights Pneumonia

    Concussion Update; Patterson Fights Pneumonia

    The Eagles had team head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder deliver what has become a weekly staple, his Friday concussion recovery update. Burkholder also discussed defensive tackle Mike Patterson, hospitalized with what the team believes is viral pneumo…
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  • A showdown between the NFL's best teams?

    A showdown between the NFL's best teams?

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    Houston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3)
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  • Eagles chat with Paul Domowitch

    Eagles chat with Paul Domowitch

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    Join the Daily News' Paul Domowitch as he takes your questions about all things Eagles at noon on Friday.
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  • Polamalu says he could have handled calf injury better

    Polamalu says he could have handled calf injury better

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Troy Polamalu sounds contemplative about his future, but he sounds certain he could have missed less time if he and the Steelers had handled his calf injury differently. After injuring his calf in the opener, he came back prior to the Oct. 7 game agains…
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  • Eagles Notes:  Eagles' Fletcher Cox returns to practice, should…

    Eagles Notes: Eagles' Fletcher Cox returns to practice, should play Sunday

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    Fletcher Cox was a full participant in Thursday's practice after sitting out Wednesday with a tailbone injury. It was an injury that occurred two weeks ago and reemerged in last week's game.
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  • Buccaneers' Greg Schiano fond of Eagles' Andy Reid

    Buccaneers' Greg Schiano fond of Eagles' Andy Reid

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    Greg Schiano elevated Rutgers from the bottom of college football into a respectable program during an 11-year tenure before bolting to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in January. Now, he's trying to apply a similar turnaround in the NFL.
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  • Eagles' Tommy Brasher jumped at chance to return to coaching

    Eagles' Tommy Brasher jumped at chance to return to coaching

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    When Andy Reid asked new defensive line coach Tommy Brasher to return to coaching and help the Eagles for their final four games, Brasher didn't need to think much about it.
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  • Good bet Bucs will beat the Eagles

    Good bet Bucs will beat the Eagles

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    BUCCANEERS (-7) over Eagles With a miracle 98-yard punt return by Damaris Johnson with 0:31 on the clock against Dallas, the Birds managed to squeeze in a spread win, but that ain't gonna happen down in Tampa. Why? Turning poetic, let me count the ways.…
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  • Bryce Brown a star for Hinske

    Bryce Brown a star for Hinske

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    IN 2008, ERIC HINSKE sent rabid Phillies fans dancing into the streets by making the final out of the World Series. In 2012, an Eagles rookie is returning the favor.
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  • Eagles' d-line learning brand-new scheme

    Eagles' d-line learning brand-new scheme

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    TOMMY BRASHER had to acknowledge he has never been in a situation anything remotely like this, in his nearly 72 years.
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  • Birds need to keep run-pass balance for Foles

    Birds need to keep run-pass balance for Foles

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    ASKED IF HE has been consciously calling plays to protect rookie quarterback Nick Foles, especially given a revamped offensive line and the gutting of his skill players by injury, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg acknowledged as much.
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  • Eagles-Buccaneers Scouting Report

    Eagles-Buccaneers Scouting Report

    philly.com Dec 7, 2012
    Recent history: The Eagles defeated Tampa Bay, 33-14, on Oct. 11, 2009 at the Linc, and lead the series, 8-7.
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 04:02

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Dec 7
    Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense force turnovers against the Philadelphia Eagles? Our analysts explain why the Eagles will have to be strong on defense to contain Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…

    Dec 7
    So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
  • The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picks

    Dec 7
    Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.