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Colts punter asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in face

Pat McAfee doesn't want the Spencer Lanning treatment. On Monday, the Colts' punter tweeted at Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, hoping to avoid the same cleat that Lanning ate in Week 1. https://twitter.com/PatMcAfeeShow/status/524293650033811456 Lanning later joked about the meme-spawning incident, saying it was "pretty funny." McAfee, seemingly, doesn't share...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks now considered underdogs to make playoffs?

The Seahawks entered the 2014 season as Vegas' (and yours truly's) favorite to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Seven weeks and three losses later, however, Seattle could be on the outside looking in. According to Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com, the Seahawks, based on the latest NFL Elo ratings, are now considered underdogs to qualify for the postseason. Says Silver: ...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns lament ‘unacceptable’ loss to winless Jaguars

It was the classic trap game. The Browns, fresh off a blowout victory over the Steelers, traveled to Jacksonville to take on the winless Jaguars. Many expected surging Cleveland to roll over the Jags for their fourth win in five weeks. The game was in the bag for Mike Pettine's squad. Except it wasn't. In a haphazard, sloppy performance, the Browns were held out of the...
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Mark Cuban predicts Cowboys will win Super Bowl

Mark Cuban isn't just on the Cowboys' bandwagon. He's driving it. In an interview with Good Morning America, Cuban, the polarizing owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, said Jerry Jones and Co. will hoist the Lombardi Trophy in February. "It is going to be the Cowboys versus the Broncos with the Cowboys coming on top 53-51 in the highest scoring Super Bowl ever...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith: ‘I’ll kill you on Twitter, so I had to stop’

Steve Smith's Twitter page was an entertaining -- if not fascinating -- collection of hot takes. Steve Smith's Twitter account is no more. The Ravens' veteran receiver, who regularly engaged with trolls and detractors, decided to quit the social media platform last week. Why? “I’ll kill you on Twitter, so I had to stop,” Smith said, per the Baltimore Sun. “Somebody...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon talks trash about Bengals on Twitter

Suspension, schmuspension. Josh Gordon hasn't let it stop him from smack-talking his arch nemesis. On Tuesday, the Browns' still-banned receiver took to Twitter to congratulate friend and former Browns teammate Greg Little, who signed with the Bengals. And by "congratulate" I mean "taunt." https://twitter.com/JOSH_GORDONXII/status/522096714199879680 Gordon...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer wants LeBron James on Browns bandwagon

The Browns' bandwagon is beginning to fill up after a 3-2 start to the season. And its leader wants LeBron James to grab a seat on board. "Hopefully, we can bring him around to it," Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer said, per USA Today. Unbeknownst to some, James is a noted diehard Cowboys fan. He, in fact, posted a picture on his Instagram account Monday of him decked...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer shows frustration with Cordarrelle Patterson

It's official: Cordarrelle Patterson has entered Slumpville. The Vikings' young (but wildly talented) receiver, continuing to trend downward, had just two catches for 15 yards in the Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Lions. Sadly, those numbers marked an improvement for Patterson, who, in the week prior, registered a total of eight (8) yards. When pressed by reporters, he...
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Flacco on Glennon comparisons: ‘Two tall white guys’

Sunday's matchup between the Ravens and Buccaneers brings an interesting subplot, pitting two quarterbacks of the same ilk -- Joe Flacco and Mike Glennon -- against each other. Both are described as big-bodied pocket passers with limited mobility and a cannon for a right arm. Flacco sees the comparison as more black and white -- emphasis the latter. https://twitter.com/sportswcoleman...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams ‘rolling back’ beer, hot dog prices to year 1999

St. Louis, are you ready to party like it's 1999? In a nod to the "Greatest Show on Turf," the Rams will be offering throwback specials on beer and hot dogs during Monday night's home game against the 49ers. https://twitter.com/STLouisRams/status/520365156845375488 Five bucks for a dog and two beers? Unlike the Rams, that can't be beaten. If you're wondering...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Johnson: My fumble is to blame for Texans’ loss

Save for one play, Andre Johnson turned in his finest performance yet this season. But it was that one play -- a game-changing fumble in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's loss to the Colts -- that's sticking with him. “It cost my team,” Johnson said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I accept full responsibility for it. It’s probably why we lost (Thursday night)...
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Tickets to Rams’ 'MNF' game selling for under $10

The Rams aren't a hot commodity. Stuck in the NFC West basement, St. Louis has dropped three of its first four games, including a Week 1 blowout loss to the equally-hapless Vikings. Unsurprisingly, tickets to the Rams are in great supply but small demand. Just look at the dirt cheap going rate for the team's upcoming home tilt, a Monday Night Football showdown with the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Clark: Russell Wilson is ‘the best player in the NFL’

Russell Wilson has spent much of his young career wooing fans with his unique playmaking ability. Turns out his opponents are just as impressed. Following the Seahawks' victory over the Redskins on Monday night, Washington safety Ryan Clark dubbed Wilson the NFL's best player. “We got beat by a better team,” Clark told the Washington Post. “We got beat by, as far as...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan posts Craigslist ad for free tickets to Titans’ ‘circus’

You have to feel for Titans fans. What began as a promising season for the team has quickly devolved into a joke. The latest punchline came Sunday, when Tennessee squandered a 25-point lead at home to the Browns, losing their fourth-consecutive game. The inexplicable defeat was no laughing matter, but a recent Craiglist ad -- in which a fan seeks free tickets to the Titans&...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans fans invade JerryWorld for Battle of Texas (Photo)

Jerry Jones can't be happy about this. During Sunday's game between the Texans and Cowboys -- aptly named the Battle of Texas -- CBS cameras caught a shot of the AT&T Stadium crowd, which overflowed in a sea of red. https://twitter.com/NFLonCBS/status/518834580196175872 As of publication time, the Lone Star State rivals are tied at 17 late in the fourth quarter....
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals aiming to defeat Broncos in ‘statement game’

There aren’t many better matchups on the Week 5 docket than Cardinals vs. Broncos. Two well-rested teams coming off bye weeks. Undefeated Arizona. Peyton Manning. Mile High. A national television audience. “This ain’t no normal game,” Cardinals linebacker Larry Foote said, via the Associated Press. “I know if we get this victory, a lot more cameras are going to be in...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson enjoys Bengals being ‘the hunted’

Don't look now, folks, but the Cincinnati Bengals appear to be for real. One of only two still-undefeated teams, they're the new "fashionable" favorite to snap a 14-year playoff-less streak and, if the stars align, win Super Bowl 49. As of now, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson says, the Bengals are atop the food chain. And he's taking pleasure in it. "...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans' Pollard: ‘I wouldn’t root for this team either’

It's been anything but a rousing season in the Music City. The Tennessee Titans, sitting near the AFC South basement, are reeling. They've lost three consecutive games, each by 16 points or more. Their last two losses to the Bengals and Colts, respectively, were utter blowouts where the team showed little life. As disgusted as the fans are -- and it's evident by...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett played with torn MCL, separated shoulder in 2013

Say this about Martellus Bennett: He's got a tough side to go along with his sense of humor. The Bears' veteran tight end told reporters on Monday that he played most of last season with a torn ACL and separated shoulder. That this wasn't known until now is not much of a surprise. Bennett turned in the best statistical season of his career in 2013 -- his first year...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen suffering from pneumonia, lost 18 pounds

All week, Bears defensive end Jared Allen missed practice with what was termed an “illness.” That illness, it turns out, is pretty severe. According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, Allen is suffering from pneumonia, which has caused him to lose 18 pounds. He’s dropped from 255 pounds to 237. Jared Allen is out today bc pneumonia. Weight dropped all the way to 237. Had another...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Wilson asks for high school job on Twitter

The writing is on the wall, and Adrian Wilson sees it. The free agent safety hasn't played a down of meaningful football since 2012, his last year with the Cardinals. And he's getting desperate for a job. Any job. https://twitter.com/adrian_wilson24/status/514502823107903488 Wilson's last NFL stint was with the Bears, who signed him to a one-year deal on June...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray thinks fumbling problem is bad luck

DeMarco Murray's recent case of fumbleitis isn't being caused by his form. It's not a result of the way he's holding the ball, nor is it any sort of coincidence, either. It's, as he believes, merely a case of bad juju. “I’m not going to overthink it and try to do a whole lot and change my game,” Murray said, per the Star-Telegram. “I’ll continue to...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan compares Ndamukong Suh to Warren Sapp

Ndamukong Suh, the Lions' feared defensive tackle, already has the respect of his peers. And, now, Rex Ryan. On Wednesday, days before he welcomes him to MetLife Stadium, the Jets coach heaped praise onto Suh, comparing him to Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. "Suh is probably the version now of Warren Sapp," Ryan said, via ESPN.com. "He's probably as close to...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: Hit on Drew Stanton was ‘cheap shot’

For the second straight week, Drew Stanton got it done. The Cardinals' backup quarterback, filling in for the injured Carson Palmer, threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns against the 49ers, helping the team improve to 3-0. Along the way, however, Stanton was the victim of a brutal hit by Niners linebacker Dan Skuta -- a hit that Cards coach Bruce Arians deemed dirty. https:...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Foles, Eagles make NFL history with win over Redskins

Just call them the Cardiac Birds. On Sunday, the Eagles rallied from an early deficit to narrowly defeat the rival Redskins, 37-34, at Lincoln Financial Field. For the third week in a row, Philadelphia battled back from a 10-plus point deficit. For the third week in a row, they escaped with the W. Not good for a fan's blood pressure. Good enough for the record books. https...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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