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Richard Seymour, Wesley Woodyard out for Thursday night

Richard Seymour, Wesley Woodyard out for Thursday night

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders will both be missing one of their key defensive pieces for the match up of AFC West division rivals on Thursday night. The Raiders already know they’ll be without defensive end Richard Seymour. Seymour will miss hi
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  • TNF Preview: Broncos put seven-game winning streak on the line …

    TNF Preview: Broncos put seven-game winning streak on the line against declining Raiders

    When the 1-2 Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders, 37-6, on September 30, it was the first time all season that Peyton Manning and the Denver offense really got into sync. Since then, Manning's team lost a game to the New England Patriots, and respon…
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  • Raiders P.R. chief “disgusted” by Arkush spreading Gruden rumo…

    Raiders P.R. chief “disgusted” by Arkush spreading Gruden rumor on day Allen’s father died

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    In many respects, the post-Al Davis Raiders are very different from the team that was run for years by one of the fieriest personalities in sports. In at least one respect, the Raiders have retained said fire. Director of Media Relations Zak Gilbert has…
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  • Raiders respond to Gruden rumor

    Raiders respond to Gruden rumor

    An e-mail from Raiders director media relations Zak Gilbert on the “rumor” that Jon Gruden could be rejoining the Raiders . . . Members of the media: There are two people on this planet that have the ability to make talks happen between Jon Gruden and
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  • Ben Roethlisberger, London Fletcher headline Week 14”²s initial…

    Ben Roethlisberger, London Fletcher headline Week 14”²s initial practice participation reports

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Our initial spin around the Week 14 NFL injury and practice participation reports begins with the final reports for Thursday night's game between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos. The Raiders have ruled out defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who wi…
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  • Colin Kaepernick has an enormous pet turtle

    Colin Kaepernick has an enormous pet turtle

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Since he became the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, we've learned that Colin Kaepernick has a strong arm, religious tattoos, and parents who aren't afraid to stand up for their son. Now, we've also learned that he has an enormous pet t…
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  • Scutaro staying with Giants for three years, $20M

    Scutaro staying with Giants for three years, $20M

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Second baseman Marco Scutaro is staying in San Francisco, right where he wanted to be.
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  • By the numbers: Best in West

    By the numbers: Best in West

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 13: PASSING YARDS Player: Carson Palmer, Oakland Yards: 3,532 Comment: Raiders wish the big passing yardage resulted in more points. RUSHING YARDS Player: Jamaal Charle…
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  • Wilson, Zuerlein add to West awards haul

    Wilson, Zuerlein add to West awards haul

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Another week, another NFC honor for the West. Make that two of them. Greg Zuerlein's 53- and 54-yard kicks for the St. Louis Rams helped beat the San Francisco 49ers and make Zuerlein the NFC's special-teams player of the week for a second time. He's go…
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  • 49ers may finally be ready to tap into draft class

    49ers may finally be ready to tap into draft class

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    The 49ers haven’t had to rely or - or even dress - their rookie class much this year. But with injuries and a shift in scheme with new quarterback Colin Kaepernick, there’s a chance second-round running back LaMichael James finally plays. He hasnâ
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  • Around the NFC West: Akers revisited

    Around the NFC West: Akers revisited

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Around the NFC West: Dec. 5, 2012 The St. Louis Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13 on the strength of strong play from their defensive front seven, excellent coaching, long-range marksmanship on field goals and a generally mistake-free gam…
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  • Tom Verducci: Choice for analytical Greinke down to two: Dodger…

    Tom Verducci: Choice for analytical Greinke down to two: Dodgers or Rangers

    CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    Zack Greinke is the only true No. 1 starter on the market and there are only two teams still in the running for his services. Tom Verducci weighs the merits of the Dodgers and Rangers.
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  • A Closer Look at Ray Guy's Hall of Fame Candidacy

    A Closer Look at Ray Guy's Hall of Fame Candidacy

    nytimes.com Dec 5, 2012
    The claim that Ray Guy was far superior to his contemporaries, at any point in his career, is not supported by the evidence.
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  • Leadership void among Raiders' faults

    Leadership void among Raiders' faults

    sfgate.com Dec 5, 2012
    Leadership void among Raiders' faults Fiery guys who hold other players accountable for mistakes - in Oakland's case, for repeated dropped passes, blown assignments and missed tackles. Quarterback Carson Palmer and defensive tackle Richard Seymour have …
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  • Many in NFL root for Harbaugh to fail

    Many in NFL root for Harbaugh to fail

    sfgate.com Dec 5, 2012
    Many in NFL root for Harbaugh to fail After Sunday's victory, the Rams' head coach was asked about the 49ers' errant option play. Fisher also noted his delight that the 49ers gifted him 94 seconds to try to tie the score by stopping the clock twice, wit…
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  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Megatrend, RBs, QBs & Kickers 02:04

    Inside the Huddle: Megatrend, RBs, QBs & Kickers

    Dec 5
    John Clayton takes you inside the huddle to see Megatron Johnson, Green-Ellis, the Class of 2012 rookie QBs and some trouble in the kicking game.
  • Video - 49ers' Jim Harbaugh discusses critically acclaimed acting career 01:51

    49ers' Jim Harbaugh discusses critically acclaimed acting career

    Dec 5
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh takes time at the beginning of Wednesday's news conference to talk about his remarkable acting career, which included an appearance on "Saved by the Bell."
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIA-SF 01:10

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIA-SF

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Dolphins-49ers
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: DEN-OAK 00:58

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: DEN-OAK

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Broncos-Raiders

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks