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Clay Matthews Is Wearing Massive Cast to Protect Injured Thumb

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has missed the team's last four games with a broken thumb, but he will return to the lineup this week against the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he'll have a different look in this game.<p>As the pictures show, he'll be wearing a massive cast on his right hand …

Nick Foles throws three more TDs as Eagles top battered Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Go ahead and try to figure out this Philadelphia Eagles team.<p>They almost never lose on the road but can't win at home. They lose four starters to injury and replace them as if nothing happened.<p>And finally, when the Eagles had to close out Sunday's game, they ran off the final 9:32 …

Andre Johnson Makes Ridiculous TD Catch on Deflected Pass

Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson made a ridiculous catch at the edge of the end zone despite Arizona Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson deflecting the football. The wideout not only caught the ball, but he found a way to get two feet down.<p>Here's a look at the full play:<p>Johnson had 37 yards and …

Titans tight end understandably disgusted by losing to Jaguars

When you lose to the winless Jacksonville Jaguars, a team some believed to be on par with the infamous 0-16 Detroit Lions of 2008 — yeah, you’re going to be pretty salty about it. Delanie Walker of the Tennessee Titans was in no mood to see any silver lining in getting defeated by the 0-8 Jags, as …

Delanie Walker

Manning, Foles dominate with play fakes

Not everyone could make it look as easy as it did for Drew Brees against the Dallas Cowboys' porous pass defense on Sunday night. Here’s a look at …

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Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker Attempts 'Terio' Dance After GW 46-Yard FG in OT

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker had just kicked a 46-yard field goal in overtime to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, so he decided to celebrate by showing off his best "Terio" dance.<p>St. Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin had done it earlier in the day after his third touchdown:

Panthers vs. 49ers 2013 results: Carolina defense dominant in 10-9 win

The San Francisco 49ers were unable to move the ball on offense, leading to a Carolina Panthers victory.<p>Sunday's game between the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers was slated to be a defensive battle, and the game lived up to its billing. The sides combined for just 401 yards and a single …

Incognito Says Martin Sent Him Threatening Text

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Ron Rivera Not Only Saved His Job; He Is Building a Legitimate Contender

On Sept. 21, the Carolina Panthers were 0-2 ahead of a Week 3 matchup with the New York Giants. Not much was going well for the Panthers, and head coach Ron Rivera was on the hottest of coaching hot seats.<p>Rivera led the Panthers to a win over the Giants, but the following week his Panthers fell to …

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The 15 Best GIFs From NFL Week 10

This week's collection includes a Rob Ryan death stare, a kicker dancing, and Peyton Manning confusing a camera person.<p>Here are our 15 favorites.

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Rob Ryan Buys Drinks for Fans and Generally Toasts Cowboys Thumping

Take a moment to appreciate the sight of a jubilant Rob Ryan buying drinks for fans in the wake of Sunday night's game.<p>Somewhere, Dallas Cowboys fans were drinking for entirely different reasons altogether.<p><b>UPDATE: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. ET by Gabe Zaldivar</b><p>A tip of the hat to NOLA …

Rams vs. Colts 2013: Tavon Austin has 'breakout performance' in win

St. Louis pulled off a large upset with a blowout of Indianapolis.<p>The St. Louis Rams shocked the football world on Sunday afternoon, crushing the Indianapolis Colts 38-8 at Lucas Oil Stadium.<p>St. Louis came into the game 3-6 and with backup quarterback Kellen Clemens at the helm. Riding a three-game …

Peyton Manning Injury: Updates on Broncos QB's Status

<b>Updates from Thursday, Nov. 21</b><p>From Lindsay Jones of <i>USA Today</i>:<p>Wes Welker + Julius Thomas both limited in practice for #Broncos. Peyton Manning was FULL.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) November 21, 2013

Best Pictures from NFL Week 10

Week 10 NFL Picks: Predicting Scores for Biggest Locks on Schedule

Rarely is there a sure thing in the NFL, but Week 10 does offer up some games where the favorites should be surefire locks to claim victory.<p>Two of those likely winners are jockeying for playoff position, while the other is seeking to sustain a stellar stretch by extending their winning streak to …

Seahawks vs. Falcons 2013 odds and lines: Seattle heavily favored on the road

The Seattle Seahawks are heavily favored to best the Atlanta Falcons on the road in Week 10.<p>The Atlanta Falcons will host the Seattle Seahawks in a Week 10 matchup that is a good deal less compelling than it was at the start of the season. Atlanta (2-6) has struggled mightily and is without some of …

Dolphins GM allegedly suggested Jonathan Martin confront Richie Incognito

A call between Jonathan Martin's agent and the Dolphins general manager is reportedly the next chapter in a series of unfortunate events in Miami.<p>Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland allegedly suggested that offensive lineman Jonathan Martin accost tormenting teammate Richie Incognito, per a …

Jonathan Vilma injury: Saints LB placed on IR after 1 game

New Orleans lost one of its better players before his seasons ever got off the ground.<p>New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma is out for the season after only playing one game, being placed on season-ending injured reserve, according to NFL.com.<p>It is unclear whether Vilma sustained a …

Madden 25: Exclusive Interview with Senior Designer Josh Looman

As much as online gaming has become a major part of the sports gaming experience, franchise modes are still the lifeblood of sports video games. That's why I felt it necessary to talk to the man in charge of overseeing the Connected Franchise mode in <i>Madden 25</i> on next-generation consoles.<p>I recently …

Redskins vs. Vikings 2013: Betting odds, trends & pick

The underdog Vikings are hoping to ride Adrian Peterson to their second win of the season, but a Washington team that has won two of its last three look poised to cover the three-point spread.<p>Coming off a close loss to the Dallas Cowboys that dropped them to 1-7, the Minnesota Vikings will be …

Feds tap telecoms for customer data at ‘staggering’ rate

Government agencies obtained customer data from Canadian telecommunications companies nearly 800,000 times in a single year, newly disclosed material shows, with at least one companies installing a "mirror" on its networks to more easily route data to authorities.<p>The new disclosure underscores the …

So, what defines a 'real man' in sports?

The stories keep coming, one after another after another, like cars entering a busy intersection, at the crossroads where sports and society meet.<p>The …

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Raiders vs. Giants 2013 odds: New York favored heavily at home

The New York Giants are heavy favorites over the Oakland Raiders at home for their Week 10 matchup.<p>The Oakland Raiders and New York Giants will face each other in a Week 10 matchup on Sunday. Both teams have struggled this season, though it's the Raiders at 3-5 who hold the edge in record. The …

2013 NFL rookie of the year: Mike Glennon, offensive tackles making strides

Who expected Mike Glennon to look decent against the Seahawks?<p>The 2013 NFL Draft was weird.<p>Offensive tackles were taken No. 1 and No. 2 overall. Three offensive tackles were off the board in the first four picks. What's been even stranger is how little impact those three offensive tackles have had. …