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  • Madden boosts Odell Beckham's 'spectacular catch' rating

    Odell Beckham Jr. will make more acrobatic one-handed touchdown grabs this season -- in the Madden video game. Beckham’s overall player rating was boosted four points today to 84 by publisher Electronic Arts Inc., making him one of three...
  • Fantasy Wild Card Wednesday: What's your QB backup plan?

    Fantasy Wild Card Wednesday: What's your QB backup plan?
    How's this for a nightmare scenario? You're chugging along with Mark Sanchez as your fantasy football's teams staring quarterback and ... OK, wiat, "chugging along" might be too strong, let's strike that replace it with it "getting by." You're getting...
  • Bears safety Ryan Mundy key to taking away Lions post patterns inside 35

    Bears safety Ryan Mundy key to taking away Lions post patterns inside 35
    The Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford can challenge the Bears Cover-3 defense in the strike zone (20-35 yard line) by running the double-post concept to target Calvin Johnson while also creating an opportunity for rookie tight end Eric Ebron on the...
  • Lions' Offense Comes Alive Against Bears

    Lions' Offense Comes Alive Against Bears
    DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford had a notion that the Detroit Lions' offense would make a dramatic turnaround. The Lions had not scored a touchdown in their previous two games, but Stafford, the team's quarterback, liked their body language prior to their...
  • On The Fly: Breakout Game For Lions' Calvin Johnson

    On The Fly: Breakout Game For Lions' Calvin Johnson
    Thanksgiving brought a reminder that Calvin Johnson, despite recent struggles and criticism, is just fine. He had 11 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions overcame an early deficit and crushed the Bears, 34-17. That's two in a row on...
  • Two words for Trestman, Cutler and others: good and bye

    Two words for Trestman, Cutler and others: good and bye
    Does it really matter what Marc Trestman says anymore? Unless it’s goodbye, I mean. Same deal, Phil Emery and Mel Tucker. Ditto, Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall. All of you can go. After that collapse in Detroit in the biggest game of the...
  • Well, that's settled: season on scrap heap, playoff scenarios a mirage

    Well, that's settled: season on scrap heap, playoff scenarios a mirage
    DETROIT — After sacking Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford late in the third quarter of Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Lions at Ford Field, Bears defensive end Willie Young started performing for the Thanksgiving Day crowd. Young cast an imaginary...
  • Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) misses second half

    Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) misses second half
    Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline sustained a left knee injury in the first half of Monday night's game against the New York Jets and didn't return for the second half. Hartline initially suffered the knee injury in the first quarter, but...
  • Hyde5: Why 'guarantee' of Buffalo's McKelvin means nothing

    Hyde5: Why 'guarantee' of Buffalo's McKelvin means nothing
    Five reasons I'm picking Dolphins 17, Bills 13: 1. Bless Leodis McKelvin and his guarantee, but who is he? I mean, really. The Buffalo cornerback fumbled a punt that paved the way to Sunday's loss against Kansas City and so naturally came out swinging...
  • Dolphins offense suffers low-scoring first quarter vs. Bills

    Dolphins offense suffers low-scoring first quarter vs. Bills
    The Dolphins, who entered Thursday's game against Buffalo 28th in the NFL in first quarter scoring with three points per game, had a chance to improve their early-game offensive malaise. But it didn't go well. Actually, they hit their average –...
  • Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins 22-9 against Bills

    Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins 22-9 against Bills
    1. The Dolphins kept their season alive and overcame a couple of notable fumbles with a strong fourth quarter, as I wrote in my column today. Now let's look what it means in the playoff standings. The division leaders: New England (7-2), Denver (7-2),...