1. Bucs' Defense Meets Challenge By Stuffing Peterson

    TAMPA - The Buccaneers found a way to stop a running back whose moves are usually found only in video games. Unplug him. Adrian Peterson had a great view of Minnesota's 19-13 road loss to Tampa Bay...

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  2. QB Carousel: Just a Fact of Life in Tampa Bay

    TAMPA - Jon Gruden and his Buccaneers quarterbacks are one big, happy, dysfunctional family again. A rejuvenated Jeff Garcia will start his fifth consecutive game Sunday against visiting Minnesota...

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  3. Underestimating '08 Draft Would Be Rookie Mistake

    We knew the 2008 NFL draft class was rich in offensive talent. Nobody, though, could have predicted what little time these youngsters would need to show it. It's rare to find a rookie quarterback who has started from the season-opener on a winning team...

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  4. No-Name, First-Year Coaches Flourishing

    There are Super Bowl winners like Bill Cowher and Brian Billick. Intriguing retreads Jim Fassel and Marty Schottenheimer. College hotshots Pete Carroll and Kirk Ferentz...

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  5. Collins Carried the Titans to Big Road Win

    CHICAGO - Kerry Collins used his downtime Friday afternoon to shoot a six-point buck on a Tennessee farm. The Chicago Bears were his next target. And once again, his aim was true...

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  6. Tennessee Titans Won't Get Caught Up in Talk of Perfection

    NASHVILLE - Kyle Vanden Bosch is the anti-Namath. During a Friday interview with FOXSports.com, the standout Tennessee defensive end was asked whether the 8-0 Titans are prepared to handle all ...

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  7. For VP of Officiating, Ref Troubles No Laughing Matter

    NEW YORK CITY - This is how personally Mike Pereira takes shots against his craft. After the recent debut of a Subway commercial that featured a referee saying he would throw a bogus flag to make amends for a blown call, Pereira stopped eating there...

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  8. Looking into the Second-Half Crystal Ball

    When trying to predict the second half of the NFL season, the crystal ball looks like a shaken snow globe. The first nine weeks were marked by close games and much more parity than in 2007...

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  9. No Quarterback Is Safe When the Steelers Play

    LANDOVER, MD - Being a quarterback is painful every time the Pittsburgh Steelers play. That goes for opposing passers as well as Ben Roethlisberger...

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  10. Giants-Cowboys: New York Prove Superiority by Razing Dallas

    The 35-14 spanking the New York Giants gave Dallas on Sunday reinforced what we already knew. The Giants (7-1) appear well en route to defending their Super Bowl title and—sorry, ...

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  11. Giants Keep the Pressure on Opposing QBs

    Think the Dallas Cowboys don't have to worry about Osi Umenyiora and Michael Strahan in Sunday's road game against the New York Giants? Think again. Sure, neither will actually be in uniform...

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  12. Shawne Merriman's Injury Impact Biggest of All

    As San Diego routed New England earlier this month, the Patriots were clearly more affected by Tom Brady's absence than a Chargers squad playing without Shawne Merriman. In the big picture, that isn't the case...

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  13. Don Shula, 1972 Dolphins Aren't Sweating 2008 Titans

    Like every year in late October, the NFL's all-time winningest head coach knew his telephone would start ringing. "It's amazing," Don Shula said Tuesday morning. "Every season when a team goes 6-0 or 7-0, the '72 Dolphins get brought back up...

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  14. Saints, Bolts Entertain London Fans with Finish

    From beginning to end, this was a jolly good show. Two quarterbacks combined for 680 passing yards and six touchdowns. Other stars—welcome back, LaDainian Tomlinson—turned in great performances...

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  15. English Interest in NFL Is Picking Up

    The attire was common for Bourbon Street, not Seymour Street in Westminster. In his New Orleans Saints garb—a black jersey, matching ski cap, and silver necklace bearing the ...

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  16. Roger Goodell Interview: $1,000 SB Ticket Not Overpriced

    LONDON - Player and fan conduct, officiating, the economy, $1,000 Super Bowl tickets, the increased crackdown on illegal hits, the state of labor talks to avoid a 2011 work stoppage and his own long-term future as NFL commissioner...

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  17. A Kraft-Y Owner Might Be the Best

    FOXBORO, Mass. - A periodical naming Robert Kraft the "best owner in sports" rests on a coffee table outside his office. The large color pictures that hang from the surrounding walls provide justification...

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  18. Pats' Rout of Broncos Epitomizes '08 Season so Far

    FOXBORO, Mass. - It hit me midway through New England's 41-7 Monday night pasting of Denver. Maybe the coach-speak line that the NFL is a "week-to-week" league isn't so cliché after all this season...

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  19. Flacco Settling into Leadership Role for Ravens

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The NFL "firsts" kept coming this weekend for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco notched his first road victory with Sunday's 27-13 win at Miami. He posted his first triple-digit quarterback rating (120...

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  20. Parcells' Effect Being Felt in Miami

    DAVIE, Fla. - I should have gone looking in a galaxy far, far away. Attempting to speak with Bill Parcells inside Miami Dolphins headquarters this week was a waste of time...

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  21. Chiefs Have Inside Track on No. 1 Pick

    The best present Kansas City and Cincinnati can receive this season may arrive three days after Christmas. A Dec. 28 matchup between the Chiefs and host Bengals could very well determine which floundering franchise lands the No...

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  22. Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons Is Not Your Typical Rookie QB

    Check his ID. Take his fingerprints. Look under the Atlanta Falcons helmet just to make sure.Matt Ryan isn't really a rookie quarterback, is he?Ryan blushed when I asked that very question ...

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  23. New Coach, New Attitude Has Falcons Flying

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The quarterbacks carpool to work. The offensive line is known as the "Breakfast Club" for gathering collectively each morning to watch game film...

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  24. Declaring a Star For Every NFL Team

    As evidenced by his standout play in consecutive prime-time games, Pittsburgh outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley is enjoying a breakout season in 2008. Not that any of this surprises his defensive coordinator...

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  25. Broncos Embattled Defense Beats Up on Bucs

    DENVER - Bill Romanowski. Kyle Mecklenberg. Randy Gradishar. It only felt like they were back in uniform Sunday for the Denver Broncos...

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