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Steelers offense learning how to close games out

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and all-purpose running back Le'Veon Bell along with wide receiver Antonio Brown have been the spark the unit has needed all season long, however, only of late has the mentality gone from keeping pace to finishing their opponent. The Steelers had a 6:14 possession after the Chiefs kicked field goal to make it...
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Purdy: The culture is not magically changed by three home victories

The Oakland Raiders have a modest three game winning streak at home and all three wins are against team that either had playoff hopes or are in the hunt going into the final week of the season. In comparison, the Minnesota Vikings have six wins against teams under .500, so which team is actually making more progress. The Raiders have a look that is hard to ignore, a young promising...
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Seahawks take over NFC West, in pole position for home field advantage

The Seattle Seahawks have removed all doubt about who is the best team in the NFC, and with all due respect to Green Bay, they eventually will have to play the No. 1 defense so giving them a few weeks of glory isn't prudent. Granted the Arizona Cardinals entered the game with Ryan Lindley at quarterback, but the trail of bodies before this game indicated it was going to be one...
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Mike Zimmer sends tense message after 'poor performance' on defense

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer can have tolerance and patience with his rookie quarterback and young offense, but when it comes down to his pride and joy defensive unit, Sunday's performance against the Dolphins just won't cut it. After a news conference where Zimmer blasted his unit while being asked if his tone was as strong to the player as it was to the media: “It was...
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Packers mix it up as pass rush explodes against Buccaneers

The Green Bay Packers defense on Sunday unleashed a fearsome pass rush that produced seven sacks in Green Bay's 20-3 win over Tampa Bay. Heading into the playoffs and Aaron Rodgers looking a little off, the timing of the uprising of the unit was just what the team needed. "We've got very good guys up front that can get back there and get the job done," defensive tackle Mike...
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Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Report: Raiders to announce one-year extension of stadium lease ► SI.com ... Carr throws 2 TD passes as Raiders extend Bills' playoff drought to ► OAKLAND, California — One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the ... Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders ... Observations: Raiders 26 - Bills 24 ► Teams — even a dreadful...
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Cowboys making the case for Romo as NFL MVP

Dallas Cowboys players, the front office and fans alike are all very excited at what quarterback Tony Romo has accomplished this year, and they believe he is certainly an NFL MVP candidate. Those calls for him to grab that distinction got louder on Sunday as the Cowboys claimed their first division title since 2009 with the utter thrashing of the Indianapolis Colts. "He certainly...
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Monday web roundup: New England Patriots

With Edelman Sidelined, Amendola Came Through ► Patriots receiver Danny Amendola hasn't seen much action this season, but Sunday against the Jets New England needed him to step up and try and give this ... Darrelle Revis speaks to Rex Ryan after New England Patriots beat Jets ► But in his two games with the Patriots this season, New England has won both times -- 27-25 in...
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NFL Playoffs: Steelers in, Eagles staying home

The playoff picture unfolded just a little more on Sunday: First and foremost, the Pittsburgh Steelers, who defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, return to the playoffs after 2-year absence. The Philadelphia Eagles fell into the trap game against Washington on Thursday and saw their playoff hopes dashed when the Dallas Cowboys crushed the Colts on Sunday - the win also clinched the NFC...
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Packers at Buccaneers inactives

Here are the inactives for Sunday's Packers at Buccaneer matchup: Packers: CB Davon House QB Scott Tolzien LB Carl Bradford C Garth Gerhart TE Justin Perillo WR Jeff Janis DT Bruce Gaston   Buccaneers: WR Robert Herron WR Solomon Patton RB Mike James CB Isaiah Frey T Anthony Collins DL Lawrence Sidbury TE/FB Evan Rodriguez       
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Chiefs-Steelers inactives

Here are the inactives for Sunday's Chiefs-Steelers matchup: Chiefs: C Eric Kush QB Aaron Murray WR Donnie Avery CB Marcus Cooper RB Charcandrick West OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif DL Nick Williams Steelers: S Troy Polamalu CB Ike Taylor TE Matt Spaeth WR Justin Brown DE Clifton Geathers OL Chris Hubbard QB Landry Jones      
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Despite loss, TE Zach Ertz emerges as dangerous threat in passing game

In the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles had high hopes for second year tight player Zach Ertz to develop into an impact 'move' tight end; however, it took some time. After having a few solid games, Ertz showed Saturday against the Redskins that his potential is starting to come to fruition as he finished with a career-high 115 yards.. "I would take one catch - zero catches...
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Manziel's poor practices source for bad play

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Browns rookie quarterback struggles start with his poor performance during the week in practice. 'Money' Manziel admitted he was overwhelmed by the speed of NFL defenses, however, what has he been doing since training camp besides rubbing his fingers together? The pressure is on Manziel after the team benched veteran Brian Hoyer...
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William Gay returns to being a major factor on defense

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback William Gay has been a staple at the position and in 2014, he's not only playing big, he's making huge plays that are making a difference. The eight year veteran has been intercepting opponent’s passes at an alarming rate and taking them back for touchdowns. “Three picks for three touchdowns, man, that’s crazy,” linebacker Sean...
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Sparano: We certainly aren't interested in letting anybody have the kind of success they might want to have on our watch

Oakland Raiders coach Tony Sparano is auditioning for the right to remove the 'interim' label and that starts by showing management he can keep the team heading in the right direction after upsets of Kansas City and San Francisco.  "We certainly aren't interested in letting anybody have the kind of success they might want to have on our watch,'' Sparano said, via the Bay Area...
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Seahawks sign OL Keavon Milton from practice squad, waive TE RaShaun Allen

According to Seahawks.com, the Seahawks announced several roster moves on Saturday. The team waived tight end RaShaun Allen and signed offensive lineman Keavon Milton from the practice squad to the 53-man active roster. Seahawks.com writes: Milton, a second-year player from Louisiana-Monroe, played in eight games for the Cleveland Browns last season. He was waived after training...
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Vikings look to Matt Asiata to get majority of carries Sunday against Dolphins

According to Brandon Wise of CBS Sports, running back Matt Asiata will get the majority of snaps as the team continues their evaluation of the position. Asiata has seven rushing touchdowns in 2014 and is a powerful north-south rusher. Backups Joe Banyard and Ben Tate will take up the slack when Asiata isn't in the game. "Well, Matt I think showed, I think he's shown throughout...
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Safety Morgan Burnett becoming a leader on defense: 'He's been everything we've expected'

Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett had been on the team's radar as an up and coming player and in 2014 he's shown that assumption was correct. Burnett has started in 62 games over his five seasons in the NFL and having that type of playing experience makes him one of the guys in the locker room teammates look to for leadership on the field. Cornerback Casey Hayward said...
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Emmanuel Sanders questionable for Monday matchup against Bengals with 'flu like symptoms'

According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN, wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is suffering from “flu-like symptoms" and his availabilty for Monday's matchup against the Bengals is uncertain. Legwold writes: 'Sanders did not participate in the team’s practice and was officially listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Bengals. However, Fox said Sanders will make...
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Edelman, Arrington, Blount ruled out against Jets

The New England Patriots have already clinched the AFC East and a playoff berth, however, there still is the little task of securing home field advantage. According to Josh Alper of Profootballtalk.com, In the march towards that goal, the Patriots will have to do it without wide receiver Julian Edelman, running back LeGarette Blount, and cornerback Kyle Arrington. Alper writes...
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Harbaugh 'torn,' family, friends want him to take Michigan job

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, pretty much out the door there when the season ends, is "torn" about his next move. Continue coaching in the NFL (presumably for the Oakland Raiders) or bold the pros for the Michigan Wolverines, who have reportedly offered him a big deal in the form of a six-year $48 million deal? ...
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Weekend web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Kyle Rudolph Injury: Updates on Vikings TE's Ankle, Knee and Return ► The 2014 campaign has been an injury-plagued one for Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, and things aren't getting any better ... Dolphins, Vikings Searching For Motivation Sunday ► Motivation can be difficult for teams out of the playoff chase, and that's the challenge both teams face when the...
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Seahawks extend Cliff Avril - 4 years, $28.5 million

The Seattle Seahawks wrapped up defensive end Cliff Avril for the foreseeable future with a lucrative 4-year $28.5 million that include $16 million in guarenteed money, reports ESPN's John Clayton. “I’m just happy to be in a situation where the team is as good as it is and to be a part of it and they want me to be a part of it,” Avril said.  “I’m fortunate enough to get...
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Packers simultaneously focused on Buccaneers and 'big picture'

The Green Bay Packers have put their disappointing loss at Buffalo last week behind, and as the playoffs are around the corner, there's still some unfinished regaulr season business to take care of. The 10-4 Packers face Tampa Bay on Sunday, and while it would seem like a veritable walk in the park, the team know better after last week. The NFC's worst 2-12 Buccaneers do hold...
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Chip Kelly wary of RG3's return

Although most have the Phildelphia Eagles dispatching the Washignton Redskins on Saturday with no problem at all, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is too smart to look past them. Especially on the return of QB Robert Griffin III, who's on a mission to redeem himself in the hopes that some team takes a chance on him if his time in Washinhgton is truly over. Kelly had nothing but praise...
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