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    TAMPA, Fla. — Even a continent away, the unrest in Manchester looks vaguely familiar. A beloved sports franchise run by unpopular and tone-deaf owners? Been there, booed that. There may not be another sports market in the world that has seen cheaper (CULVERHOUSE!), less fan-friendly (NAIMOLI!), more clueless (KOULES!) franchise owners than Tampa Bay. So, yeah, we feel the pain of Manchester ...

      The experience for Eagles offensive linemen in the aftermath of a quarterback sneak is a little different for everybody. Lane Johnson said it feels like being on a submarine. For Jordan Mailata, it is stressful because of the details involved. Guard Landon Dickerson, often involuntarily squished beneath his gargantuan Australian linemate, might have it the worst. They can mostly agree on one ...

        Kirk Cousins threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, the last a go-ahead score to Adam Thielen in the fourth quarter to push the Minnesota Vikings past the New England Patriots 33-26. Justin Jefferson had 139 yards and one of the touchdown passes from Cousins in a clutch performance the Vikings needed against a formidable defense to bounce back from a blowout loss against Dallas. The Vikings are 9-2. The Patriots are 6-5. Rookie Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell got a win over Bill Belichick, who drafted him with the Patriots in 2008.

          When Tyson Alualu went down with a season-ending ankle injury last year, the Steelers lost a nose tackle, but his family lost a chauffeur. "I'm used to being the one to take care of everything," Alualu was saying last week in the Steelers locker room. "If the kids have something, I'd schedule around being there, or taking them to sporting events, practices. So, it was like everything got put ...

          Mike Tomlin answered 23 questions at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday. Three of the first seven were about Diontae Johnson. Surprisingly, Tomlin wasn't asked if he has put out a missing-person bulletin on Johnson, who hasn't been seen much on a football field this season. Johnson hardly was seen at all on Sunday in the Steelers' 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He was targeted just ...

          RENTON, Wash. — In the early days of the Legion of Boom-era Seahawks, the team’s first-year players didn’t hit the proverbial “rookie wall” late in the season so much as run right through it. And it was the ability to get the most out of rookies in those early years that was a key to the fast finishes that quickly became a Pete Carroll trademark. Since 2012, the Seahawks are tied with the ...

          MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin O'Connell raised a talking point unprompted after the game that will henceforth be known as the Dallas Debacle. "There's going to be a lot of narratives about our team," the Vikings coach said Sunday evening. A no-show performance of that degree provides an easy opening for outsiders to shoot arrows at the target. The storyline would have been a single-track narrative if, ...

          Here's a look back at Week 11's action, and fantasy advice for the week ahead: WEEK 11 RECAP Titans 27, Packers 17: Treylon Burks has barely played over half of Tennessee’s snaps, but has still received 14 targets in two games since returning from injured reserve following his foot injury. With Ryan Tannehill playing well — he’s the overall QB8 since returning from his own injury Week 10 — and ...

          As of Thanksgiving, the Steelers are out of the NFL basement in most major statistical offensive categories. They’re third-to-last in yards per play (4.8) fifth-to-last in points per game (17) and tied for second-to-last in touchdowns scored (although seven passing touchdowns is tied for dead last). Of course, that’s no reason for celebration at the start of this holiday season. Clearly, the ...

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          NEW YORK — It has been a rollercoaster 72 hours for Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. Following the Jets' 10-3 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, Wilson failed to take any responsibility for the team’s lack of offensive output in the postgame press conference. Then the next day, Jets coach Robert Saleh said he was considering a change at the starting quarterback position. When the Jets entered the ...

          Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel preached a message of togetherness and unity Wednesday, a message that involved family and football. McDaniel even got choked up a little bit when talking about the things that give him the most reason to be thankful. His wife, Katie, and daughter, Ayla, topped the list. “I do have an issue about being long winded,” McDaniel began Wednesday, the day before ...

          LOS ANGELES — The stories people tell about John Madden are like the side dishes at Thanksgiving dinner. They're memorable, comforting, warm and, though not meals in themselves, give you a flavor for this larger-than-life character who made the dizzying ascent from NFL coach to pop-culture icon. Madden, who died three days after last Christmas, will be honored by the NFL on Thanksgiving, with ...

          NEW YORK — On Monday, Jets coach Robert Saleh hinted at a quarterback change. Two days later, he made it official during his morning press conference. Mike White will start against the Bears with veteran Joe Flacco as his backup. Not only will Wilson not be under center against Chicago, but he won’t even be active. “Zach’s career here is not over,” Saleh said. “I know that’s going to be the ...

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