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TIME magazine creates interactive map to show each NFL team’s fan base

Photo: TIME Magazine TIME magazine released an article today that includes an interactive map that allows NFL fans to see the popularity of their favorite teams. How did TIME figure out the popularity of each team? According to TIME, analysts looked at the number of Twitter followers each NFL team has in each county across the United States, and then calculated the top three teams...
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Broncos player punches cab driver, hides from police, then gets cut from team

On Wednesday, John Boyett was a member of the Denver Broncos practice squad. On Thursday, John Boyett was no longer a memeber of the Denver Broncos practice squad. What happened in between? You’ll have to read it to believe it. Per USA Today: According to police, in between being on the practice team on Wednesday and being released on Thursday, Boyett punched a cab driver, stole...
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Percy Harvin doesn’t plan on changing his behavior

Newly acquired Jets receiver Percy Harvin doesn’t have the cleanest track record, dating back to his days in college, and so far in the NFL. Reports about him having issues with teammates and being somewhat of a headcase have followed Harvin everywhere. This is the reason the Seahawks opted to trade him to New York in the first place. So, will Harvin change his ways a little bit...
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A.J. Green unlikely to play this week

Any lingering hopes that wide receiver A.J. Green would return to the Bengals lineup this Sunday are on life support at this point. READ FULL HERE
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Seahawks owner drops A Hundred Milli on Ebola fight

  #466653829 / gettyimages.com “A million here, a million there, Sicilian chick with long hair” – Paul Allen, owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers Just kidding, those are lyrics from a washed up rapper, but Mr. Allen is BOUT DAT LYFE as he has pledged at least one hindered million dollars to the fight against the Ebola virus. Allen is working closely...
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Peyton Manning is pissed off at a Broncos’ employee

<img class=" wp-image-34880" src="http://sports-kings.com/downanddistance/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/peyton-manning-ripped-the-broncos-scoreboard-operator-after-winning-thursday-night-1024x512.jpg" alt=""Yes, operator? Get me the head of the scoreboard operator. "(Jack Dempsey/AP Photo)" width="660" height="330" />...
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Kevin Kolb officially retires from the NFL at age 30

AP Image It’s always sad to see players retire young through injury, no matter how good or bad they were on the field.  That’s the case with former quarterback Kevin Kolb who officially announced his retirement from the league due to concussions. Kolb wrote an article for Sports Illustrated where he explained how he was still living with the effects of the four concussions he...
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Washington vs Dallas preview game 8

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) On their only Monday Night Football appearance this season, the Dallas Cowboys will play host to Jay Gruden and his 2-5 Washington Redskins. Washington will be led by quarterback Colt McCoy. McCoy will be flooded with heavy pressure from Rod Marinelli’s Wave defense. The Cowboys must control running back Alfred Morris and force McCoy to put...
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WATCH: Emmanuel Sanders scores three touchdowns

Before Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, Emmanuel Sanders had only scored one touchdown this season. On Thursday Night Football, Sanders scored three touchdowns, which also marks the first time in his career that he has scored multiple touchdowns in a game. Here are videos of all three of Sanders scores. Touchdown One: Manning to Sanders TD https://t.co/QpvTsQDvzC...
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Activists to protest Redskins name at upcoming game versus Vikings

AP Photo/Nick Wass Thousands plan to protest outside of TCF Bank stadium at the Minnesota Vikings upcoming home game against the Washington Redskins. According to KARE, the group, which consists of several Native American activists, will be taking a stand against Washington’s team name. Clyde Bellecourt, an American Indian activist, said “Redskin” is inappropriate and derogatory...
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Under Center: Top 5 Fantasy Quarterbacks for Week 8

Credit: ESPN.com) 1. Andrew Luck — Luck has been, by a pretty sizable margin, the best fantasy quarterback of 2014.  He is only four touchdowns away from matching his 2013 total and career high of 23.  Luck could throw four touchdowns this weekend, which would put him on pace to DOUBLE his career high in passing touchdowns.  Given, he’s only been in the league for about two...
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Rex Ryan crashed an opponents conference call

#457498706 / gettyimages.com The Buffalo Bills are getting ready to face a potent defense in the New York Jets this week. While the Jets win-loss record may seem like they’re a joke of a team – they’ve been ultra competitive with the exception of one week this season. Their defense has played very well but they can’t get things clicking enough to pull out a win. This week...
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Down the Seam: Top 5 Fantasy tight ends of Week 8

Time again to set your lineups in time for Thursday Night Football! In tonight’s match-up, there’s two of the top tight ends in the game going at it – so let’s get started! 5. Jimmy Graham vs. Packers #456690488 / gettyimages.com Graham has been number one on the list most of the season, but due to the fact he’s battling an injury – and the Saints aren’t who we thought...
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Over the middle: Top 5 wide receivers Week 8

1. Antonio Brown AP Photo Antonio Brown is going to perform well for his owners even when he does not score a touchdown. Against the Houston Texans, Brown threw a touchdown pass. The Steelers are going to give the ball to their best player, and Brown will continue to score double digit points for his owners. 2. Jordy Nelson AP Photo/Patric Schneider This week, Jordy Nelson and the...
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Darrelle Revis returns to practice

Darrelle Revis returned to the Patriots practice field today after missing practice for an unknown reason. According to the Boston Globe, Revis was sent home by Bill Belichick for arriving tardy to practice. According to an unnamed team source cited in the Boston Globe, “The message was definitely sent. The rules apply to everybody.” Pull Up Your Pats Contributor AJ Rupp @ajrupp...
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WATCH: NFL players in domestic violence awareness PSA

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and several NFL players are doing their part to raise awareness. According to the video description on the video posted by the Joyful Heart Foundation, nearly two dozen men involved with the NFL are featured in a No More PSA. Watch the video above or click here. Domestic Violence is wrong! For more information on what you can do to...
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Reggie Bush: “I think it’s only a matter of time before an NFL team comes to London”

For the last couple years, the NFL has sent two teams over to London to play a game across the pond. Usually, this sparks the debate on whether or not London will ever be home to an NFL team, or if a Super Bowl will ever be played there. Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush believes both of those things will eventually happen. Per NFL.com: “I think it’s only a matter of time...
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Pat McAfee asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in the face

Waaaaaaaaaaay back when in Week 1, Steelers receiver/returner Antonio Brown went skyward and put a cleat into the shoulder/neck/face area of Browns punter Spencer Lanning. READ FULL HERE
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RGIII’s status for ‘MNF’ depends on ankle clearance

Jay Gruden said repeatedly during his Wednesday news conference that Robert Griffin III‘s status for Monday night’s game versus the Dallas Cowboys hinged on the team doctors clearing the quarterback. READ FULL HERE
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Maurkice and Mike Pouncey won’t be charged in July incident

Brothers Maurkice and Mike Pouncey, both NFL offensive linemen, will not be charged in connection with an incident at a Miami night club in which they were accused of injuring three people. The incident took place in July at the Pouncey’s birthday party. The accusing trio subsequently sued the brothers, but it turns out neither will face prosecution. Per PFT: “As expected, the...
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Top Five and Worst Three NFL Jerseys

SVP and Russillo’s radio show does a weekly NFL power ranking where they list their Top five teams and the worst three teams. Recently, Fox Sports ranked each NFL team’s jersey from best looking to the worst. Here are the Top Five and the Bottom Three according to Fox Sports: TOP FIVE 1. San Francisco 49ers AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez 2. San Diego Chargers AP Photo/Denis Poroy...
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Michael Sam cut from Cowboys practice squad

(credit: thelandryhat.com) The Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that Defensive End Michael Sam has been cut from the team’s practice squad. Cowboys have released DE Michael Sam from their practice squad. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 21, 2014 Linebacker Troy Davis will replace Sam on practice squad. Michael Sam is now a free agent and is free to pursue a deal with another...
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Giants work out RBs Felix Jones and Alex Green

(credit: rantsports.com) According to Fox Sports 1 NFL Insider, the New York Giants are scheduled to work out Felix Jones and Alex Green today.  The Giants are headed into their bye week and they are looking for answers in the ground game.  With Rashad Jennings out due to injury, rookie Andre Williams is averaging 3.1 yards per carry.   Giants working out former DAL/PHI/PIT RB...
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Mounting Monumental Milestones

  Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Milestones of honor and glory are mounting up for the Dallas Cowboys this seasons. After three straight 8-8 seasons and seeing the quarterback go down in week 16 of last season, the Dallas Cowboys are back in the good graces of the National Media. This is not just because of their 6-1 start; it is because of some individual achievements...
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49ers lose their starting center for the season

Daniel Kilgore is expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his left leg. (Jack Dempsey / Associated Press) According to ESPN.com writer Daniel Gutierrez, San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore suffered a broken leg in their 42-17 loss against the Denver Broncos Sunday night.  49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that Kilgore will miss the rest of the season...
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