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  • Raiders' Sparano stages ball burial in latest in long line of ploys

    Raiders' Sparano stages ball burial in latest in long line of ploys
    A funeral doesn't sound like a good way to motivate a losing football team. Well, maybe if it's the type of service Tony Sparano held this week as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, burying a football at the practice facility of the 0-4 team to...
  • Fantasy start/sit for Week 6: Bernard, Tate should see plenty of action

    Fantasy start/sit for Week 6: Bernard, Tate should see plenty of action
    Injuries are a pain (sorry about that) -- unless you're the beneficiary. That looks to be a recurring theme in Week 6 as key injuries on offense and defense present opportunities for certain players to fill up the fantasy football stat sheets. START...
  • Brad Biggs' Bears film session

    There is no such thing as a moral victory in the NFL, especially not after all three phases collaborated so thoroughly to waste a 14-point lead in Sunday's loss at Carolina. But if you are searching for something that could bode well for the remainder...
  • Fantasy waivers: Who's top priority, Andre Williams or Branden Oliver?

    Fantasy football has long missed having a Pocket Hercules: Could it be you, Branden Oliver? Of course, I'm referring to the nickname given to 5-foot-7 running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who, despite his small stature, accounted from more than 1,300...
  • Lions' Calvin Johnson could be sidelined

    Lions' Calvin Johnson could be sidelined
    The Detroit Lions might find out what life is like without star wide receiver Calvin Johnson for a few weeks. Coach Jim Caldwell said on Monday that he considered sitting Johnson, who has been battling an ankle injury, on Sunday against the Bills....
  • Kyle Orton helps rally Bills past Lions

    Kyle Orton helps rally Bills past Lions
    DETROIT - Dan Carpenter tried to channel Rory McIlroy when he attempted a game-winning field goal Sunday. The Buffalo Bills kicker lined up a 58-yarder and split the uprights with four seconds left, giving his team a 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions...
  • Fantasy update: Injury developments, plus a bonus reader mailbag

    Fantasy update: Injury developments, plus a bonus reader mailbag
    As anyone who started a Minnesota Vikings player in their fantasy football lineup knows, one injury can have devastating consequences for a whole team -- real or fantasy. It may not be fair to pin the Vikings' offensive futility Thursday night solely on...
  • 5 fantasy football regrets you'll want to fix

    5 fantasy football regrets you'll want to fix
    Week 5 in the NFL is here, and while most fans in the city are gearing up for Sunday's Bears-Carolina matchup, I'm worried about the only fall sport I'm good at nowadays: fantasy football. We're a quarter of the way into the fantasy season and while it'...
  • Lions WR Calvin Johnson's status in doubt

    Lions WR Calvin Johnson's status in doubt
    Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell hinted Friday that wide receiver Calvin Johnson could miss Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with a nagging ankle injury. “That possibility always exists,” Caldwell said. “Just kind of depends on...
  • Fantasy start/sit for Week 5: 2 Panthers make great plays against Bears

    I'll get to the fantasy football lineup suggestions shortly, but first a haiku. Bridgewater won't play Fate returns Christian Ponder Why does fate hate us? You heard right, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hasn't recovered from an...
  • Bears' red-zone failures surprising, costly

     Bears' red-zone failures surprising, costly
    Bears cornerback Tim Jennings nodded his head when asked to name the toughest red-zone threat he has faced in the NFL. "I'd have to say the guys right here in this locker room — the guys I go against every day," Jennings said. Honest words...