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Jason Pierre-Paul: ‘I think I’m worth a lot’

AP Image New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is a free agent in 2014 after having spent five seasons with the Giants since being drafted by the team in 2010.  He was a vital part of the defensive line in 2011 when the Giants won the Super Bowl, recording 16.5 sacks and 72 tackles. Since his 2011 breakout season however, Pierre-Paul has suffered from injury and poor...
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Steelers offense has set a CRAZY record in 2014

(Credit: CBS)   Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley has taken more than his share of criticism the last few years. But this year, he’s finally put together a unit that has fans excited rather than annoyed. The 2014 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has set a remarkable record. They are the first team EVER to have a 4,500 yard passer, a 1,500 yard receiver, and...
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The five most disappointing players of 2014

Several marquee players took steps back this season, for whatever the reason. New coaches, new schemes, injuries, etc. A lot of guys didn’t come close to living up to the expectations they set for themselves in previous years. Here’s a look at the five most disappointing players of the 2014 NFL season. (Credit: Zimbio) 5. Donald Butler – LB, San Diego Chargers Butler received...
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Report: Texans’ Andre Johnson willing to take a pay cut next year

AP Image   Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is due to make $10.5 million in 2015.  According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, from Johnson’s advisers, Johnson is willing to take a pay cut in order to stay with the franchise he’s spent his entire professional career with. “We understand it’s a business and we’re willing to deal with that. And Andre doesn’t...
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Over the middle: Top 5 wide receivers Week 17

Every wide receiver in this week’s Top 5 is on a team playing for a playoff contender. Each of these players will have to step up and carry their team into the post season. See the list below: 1. Antonio Brown AP Photo 2. Kelvin Benjamin AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack 3.Julio Jones AP Photo/Michael Conroy 4. Dez Bryant AP Photo/Sharon Ellman 5. Jordy Nelson AP Photo/Patric...
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The Top 5 Biggest Pro Bowl snubs of 2014

The NFL Pro Bowl has always been thought of as a popularity contest, and that sentiment shined through with flying colors this year. Many players made the team off name recognition rather than their actual play on the field. Below are the top fives snubs from this year’s Pro Bowl who were deserving of a spot over some players that made it. (Credit: The Score)  5. Matt Forte...
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The Steelers can make a Super Bowl run, and here’s why

Earlier this season, nobody thought the Steelers were serious playoff contenders, much less contenders to make some noise if they happened to sneak in. What a difference three weeks makes. Suddenly, everyone is talking about how Pittsburgh is not only getting hot at the right time, but how they have the personnel to give any team in the AFC a problem. This includes the Patriots and...
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Cowboys versus Redskins week 17 preview

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com On Sunday the NFC East Champion Dallas Cowboys travel to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland to take on Jay Gruden and his Washington Redskins. The game will be broadcast on Fox. It will begin at noon Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time. While the Cowboys are riding a three game winning streak, Jay Gruden’s team is not experiencing the same success...
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Six Cowboys selected to the Pro Bowl

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Six players from the NFC East Champion Dallas Cowboys have earned an invitation to the Pro Bowl. After fighting hard through a season where some of the media, wrongfully, projected a losing season, the offensive line has led the way to the Cowboys’ success. Dallas is on its way to the playoff for the first time since 2009. The drafting of...
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Cowboys player loses home in fire

With all the good things going on for the Dallas Cowboys right now – a division title and a playoff berth – there was bound to be some sort of bad news to report. Linebacker Rolando McClain, 25, apparently lost his home to a fire in Lake Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tuesday night. McClain has resurrected his career in Dallas after tumultuous tenures in Oakland and Baltimore. The home...
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Cowboys players loses home in fire

With all the good things going on for the Dallas Cowboys right now – a division title and a playoff berth – there was bound to be some sort of bad news to report. Linebacker Rolando McClain, 25, apparently lost his home to a fire in Lake Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tuesday night. McClain has resurrected his career in Dallas after tumultuous tenures in Oakland and Baltimore. The home...
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Fire at the Mansion

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys. com) The mansion listed on several real estate markets for 1.5 million dollars and belonging to Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker Rolando McClain was burned down on Monday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Authorities from Alabama are ruling the fire that gutted the mansion as suspicious. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Norris says a witness reported...
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PICTURE: Mike Tomlin was all sorts of fired up Sunday!

The Steelers punched their ticket to the playoffs after a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. It is head coach Mike Tomlin’s 5th post-season appearance. Tomlin has taken a lot of criticism from some fans after Pittsburgh went 8-8 the last two seasons, then started off this season 3-3. It looks like Tomlin has gotten this team focused and motivated to play their best...
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The Steel Curtain returns in big win over Chiefs

The Steelers defense has been criticized often this season. Their overall rankings aren’t all that impressive, and the unit has been very much a work in progress. However, in the biggest game of the season Sunday, the defense had its biggest performance as Pittsburgh defeated the Chiefs 20-12. The win secured the Steelers’ first playoff berth in two years. They recorded a season...
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Seahawks’ punter will fight you if you talk crap about Steven Hauschka

AP Image Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka had a nightmare game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football.  While his team ran out an easy 35-5 victory, Hauschka went 0-for-3 on field goals.  It prompted many fans to start bad-mouthing their kicker. Steven Hauschka sucks — Prescott (@Afro_Man64) December 22, 2014 However, it’s not a battle that Hauschka...
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The Shining Stars of Texas

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) The Stars shined big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas on Sunday afternoon. Every member of the Dallas Cowboys came prepared to tame the Colts and eliminate the Philadelphia Eagles, all in one swift motion. The Stars did not disappoint their eager fans. Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley...
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The Dallas Cowboys dominate to win the NFC East Championship

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) The stage was set for the Cowboys to win the NFC East Championship. The center of the venue had been cleared with spectators lining up on both sides and near the ends of the arena. The season was drawing to a close, and both opponents were coming into the contest with 10-4 notched on their guns. There would only be one victor at the end of...
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WATCH: Dikembe Mutombo shows J.J. Watt the real finger wag

J.J. Watt may be the best defensive player in the NFL, but Dikembe Mutombo has the best finger wag. Before the start of the Houston Texans game against the Baltimore Ravens, Mutombo was seen showing Watt how to do the perfect finger wag. It will be interesting to see how many times Watt can use his new found celebration during today’s game. Down and Distance Contributor AJ Rupp @ajrupp
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Sheldon Richardson calls out J.J. Watt

rnon Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is among the best at his position in the NFL. The fact that he plays for a bad team makes it easy for him to be overlooked when talking about the league’s elite talents. Meanwhile, Texans stud defensive end J.J. Watt gets all kinds of attention, and deservedly so. He is arguably the NFL’s most dominant defensive player. However, Richardson...
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Steelers players issue a plea to fans for Sunday’s game

If the Steelers beat the Chiefs Sunday at Heinz Field, they will be guaranteed at least a wild-card spot in the 2014 NFL playoffs. It’s that simple. They need no outside help. Win and in. Considering Pittsburgh went 8-8 the last two seasons and failed to make the post-season each time, Sunday’s game is arguably the most important for Pittsburgh in two years. They have a chance...
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Airshow and Fireworks coming to Arlington

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Arlington, Texas will be the host of the biggest air show and fireworks display going on in the Deep South. I am not talking about a night time party at Six Flags over Texas. I am writing about the afternoon showdown at AT&T Stadium between Andrew Luck and Tony Romo. The last time that Arlington witnessed a show with the potential of tomorrow...
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Cleveland Browns lineman accused of at least a dozen of environmental violations

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources claims Joe Thomas, of the Cleveland Browns, has committed at least a dozen environmental violations on his property in Madison. The state’s DNR sent a letter to Thomas on Wednesday listing known violations, including building bridges and dams and enlarging a pond without permits, tearing down a barn without...
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Darren Sharper charged with yet another heinous crime

(Credit: Business Insider)   Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is already facing a slew of charges in various states, most of them being rape. But it doesn’t end there. Sharper was recently indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to distribute drugs with the intent to rape. In layman’s terms, this means Sharper drugged women purposely to rape them. The drugs ranged from...
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Wallace Gilberry proclaims Bengals are “afraid of the dark”

(Credit: timesfreepress.com)   The Cincinnati Bengals have been absolutely terrible in primetime games since Andy Dalton became the starting quarterback. In nights games on Thursdays, Sundays, Mondays, Cincinnati is 2-6 in the Dalton era. That doesn’t include the three first-round playoff exits either. With a Monday night matchup with the Denver Broncos looming, the Bengals are...
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WATCH: Terrell Suggs is hilarious singing Bon Jovi on sideline!

Before you watch this video, let’s be honest. We’ve all tried to sing along to a song and found out that we didn’t know all the words. This is precisely what happened to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs during last Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” came on, and Suggs treated everyone within earshot to possibly the worst sing...
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