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Chiefs owner has 3-floor, 6-bedroom suite in Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has himself quite the setup for home games at Arrowhead Stadium. Every NFL stadium has luxury suites, but Hunt’s personal suite is just ridiculous. It has three floors, and six bedrooms. Not sure who needs these types of digs to watch a football game, but he’s got the money for it, so why not? Check out the crazy photos of this luxurious set...
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State of the NFC East

(credit: rantsports.com) This was a big week for the NFC East. Kirk Cousins played great in his first start of the season (and certainly not his last), a loss at Philadelphia. By doing so, he strengthens the argument for a quarterback change in Washington. Dallas came all the way back from a 21 point deficit to beat the Rams.  The Cowboys, now 2-1, finds themselves one game behind...
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Cardinals sign RB Grice off Chargers practice squad

Marion Grice while a member of the Chargers during preseason action against the Dallas Cowboys (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) With the injury to Danny Woodhead early in Sunday’s 22-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills, the San Diego Chargers are now very thin at the running back position.  They only have Donald Brown and rookie Branden Oliver, an undrafted free agent, after losing both Ryan...
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Winners and Losers from Week 3

Winners: The Bengals converted another trick play during week 3 as Andy Dalton took a reception to the end-zone (Credit: DARRON CUMMINGS/AP Photo)   Kirk Cousins – It might be strange to label a quarterback from a losing team as a ‘winner’ but it’s hard to fault Kirk Cousins for Sunday’s loss. Cousins ended the game with 427 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 interception...
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WATCH: Youth football team stopped cold by own banner

Someone may want to hire some new “Team Moms” for Little League Football team, The Wallkill Mighty. Trying to get excited for their first home game of the season, the team attempted to run through a vinyl banner. What happens next will crack you up: I guess everyone forgot just how small the players were and whether or not that would factor into getting through the banner. The...
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Eagles CB Cary Williams: Chip Kelly overworking players

PHILADELPHIA‐After Sunday’s thrilling victory over the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagle’s cornerback Cary Williams told reporters that head coach, Chip Kelly, is overworking his players during practices. “I’m burnt out. Burnt out. I’m not the only guy that feels burnt out,” Williams said. “I’m just a guy that’s man enough to stand up for players and just...
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WATCH: Marshawn Lynch picks up his dread

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is known for his swagger. The dark visor matched with Lynch’s dreads flowing out of his helmet solidifies Marshawn’s “beast mode” image. During Seattle’s victory over Denver on Sunday, Broncos SS T.J. Ward ripped out one of Marshawn Lynch’s dreads during a tackle near the sideline. Watch as Marshawn casually picks up his dread:   Sports-Kings...
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Early Favorites to win NFL MVP

(credit: USA Today Sports) I have no idea. Yes, we are just about three weeks into the 2014 NFL season, but it’s way to early to guess the NFL MVP — we don’t even know which teams are good and which ones aren’t.  The Patriots almost lost to the Raiders yesterday. Aaron Rodgers only managed 162 passing yards against the Lions. The 49ers and the Saints are both 1-2. Even a...
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Chargers may lose Woodhead for season

AP Photo More troubling backfield news emerges from San Diego as the Chargers might be without another key back in their running game. Chargers running back Danny Woodhead suffered a high ankle sprain and a fractured fibula during San Diego’s win over the Bills on Sunday, via FOX Sports. The injury was serious enough to where Woodhead needed to be carted off the field.  This kind...
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WATCH: Brady provides a block for Vareen

What are you thinking, Tom!?!  Still, you gotta love the competitive nature that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady possesses.  Was it a smart play?  Not at all.  You got to imagine that it really motivates the team to see their quarterback laying out to provide a block.  I’m sure if fires them up to know that their leader has their back.  More…
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Seahawks Cornerback Proposes To Girlfriend After Game

After a thrilling overtime victory over the Denver Broncos in front of a raucous Seattle crowd, Snead invited his girlfriend, Elizabeth Martinez,  to mid field and there, gathered with family and friends, including defensive players Richard Sherman and Mike Morgan, Shead dropped to one knee and proposed. WATCH THE HEARTWARMING VIDEO HERE
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Brady: “We’ve got one guy”

It’s clear that the Patriots have plenty of room for improvement, and quarterback Tom Brady would agree.  Despite a win at home against the Raiders Sunday morning pushing the Pats to a 2-1 start, the fashion in which the win was acquired was….disappointing.  On paper, and from what we’ve seen in the past, you just expect more.  More…
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WATCH: H.S. football player's amazing post-game interview

Lauren Mickler, of TWC News Austin, was part of one of the greatest post game interviews that the world has ever seen. Apollos Hester, wide receiver for East View High School in Georgetown, Texas, was asked by Mickler how the game went, and his reply was truly inspirational. Watch the complete interview and feel inspired for yourself. This interview took place after East View defeated...
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Terrell Suggs fined by NFL for wearing gladiator helmet before game

AP Photo/Nick Wass The NFL has confirmed that it has fined Terrell Suggs for wearing a gladiator helmet during the Baltimore Ravens pre-game warmups. “I thought we needed a boost,” Suggs said. “We couldn’t afford to start slow.” The fine stems from the Ravens Thursday night match up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which the Ravens won 26 to 6. Suggs will be fined $5,512...
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Watch: Brian Hartline celebrates touchdown with golf shot

Brian Hartline golf celebration https://t.co/ORfiqudJnh — gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 21, 2014 Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter of the Dolphins 34-15 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, and Hartline’s TD celebration was an instant classic. After scoring the touchdown, Hartline pulled...
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10 Greatest NFL Players that Retired Too Early

(Credit: playmakeronline.com) The NFL is  a violent sport, so it shouldn’t be any wonder that the average career length is a mere 3.5 years. It also isn’t surprising that some players decide to retire early, unwilling to press their luck and risk serious injury for the chance to earn more cash.  It isn’t worth it sometimes — even if a player avoids the big injury, all...
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Dallas Cowboys win at the Edward Jones Dome

Caption (credit: www.dubsism.wp.com) The Dallas Cowboys roared into the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri fully intent on leaving with a 2-1 record. DeMarco Murray fumbled the ball away again to start off the first drive, that is three in three games, his total fumbles now equal last year’s season totals. Tony Romo threw a pick six and things were looking gloomy for the...
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WATCH: Mark Wahlberg leaves Robert Kraft hanging

Actor Mark Wahlberg was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Growing up in Massachusetts, Wahlberg become a Patriots fan. When you’re a celebrity, you get special treatment and during today’s Raiders at Patriots game, Wahlberg is sitting with Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft. After a second quarter touchdown to Rob Gronkowski, Kraft looked to celebrate with none other than Mark Wahlberg...
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WATCH: Andy Dalton catches touchdown on trick play

After today’s Bengals vs Titans game, a few more defensive coordinators might be asking “who is that number 14 on the field catching touchdowns?” For the second straight week, the Bengals ran a trick play that worked to perfection. Last week, it was a pass from receiver Mohammad Sanu to Brandon Tate for 50-yards. This week, it was Sanu on a 18-yard pass to quarterback Andy...
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Three things to watch: Patriots vs Raiders

1. How will Stevan Ridley follow up his Week Two performance? Against the Minnesota Vikings, Stevan Ridley rushed for 101 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown. His performance earned him a nomination to be the FedEx Ground running back of the week. The Oakland Raiders are ranked 32nd in Week Three’s Power Rankings, and they are ranked 32nd in rush defense, allowing 200 rushing...
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Illinois offers free tickets after football game’s delay

During today’s Texas State at Illinois game, there was a lightning delay that lasted nearly two hours. During the delay, the University of Illinois’ Twitter page offered free attendance to anyone who showed up at the gates following the delay. Just to confirm, when we resume play ANYONE and EVERYONE will be allowed in Memorial Stadium. You do not need a ticket. #Freefootball...
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Preview – week 3 Dallas vs St Louis

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) This week’s preview will feature the Cowboys vs the Rams. Sunday’s match up at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis will begin at 12 noon Central Time/10am Pacific Time. This will be the third game of the season and only one team will escape the battle with a 2-1 record. The Cowboys will be without defensive end Anthony Spencer and it looks...
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Rock Solid: Top 5 fantasy defenses and special teams for week 3

Dont’a Hightower tackles Cordarrelle Patterson during the Patriots win over the Vikings (Ann Heisenfelt/AP Photo) Some fantasy owners got a great surprise during week 2 of the NFL when the Patriots and the Bills both scored more than 20 points, according to ESPN standard scoring.  While the Seahawks and Saints really disappointed by scoring -1 and 1 point respectively.  I had...
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Murray leads the league

Caption (credit: www.fancloud.com) DeMarco Murray has feasted on the St. Louis defense in his two prior games against the Rams. The best two individual days of his career have been in games where he dominated the Rams’ defense. In two meetings Murray rushed for 253 and 175 yards, that is an average of 214 yards per game against St. Louis. Nothing St. Louis has done so far this...
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Atlanta Falcons have record setting game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

AP Photo Thursday Night Football was a night of record breaking for the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons beat down on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won 56 to 14. What were the Falcons able to do against the Buccaneers during this nationally televised game? Devin Hester broke Deion Sander’s record for most return touchdowns in NFL history with 20. Matt Ryan, before being taken out in...
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