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  • Hyde5: Five deciding questions of Dolphins vs. Lions

    Hyde5: Five deciding questions of Dolphins vs. Lions
    1. Will the Dolphins' line get to Matt Stafford? Detroit has given up the fifth-most sacks in the league this year (24), and that pressure is part of the reason why Stafford has an unimpressive 86.5 rating. The return of receiver Calvin Johnson will help....
  • Are Philadelphia sports fans really the worst? Lists don't lie

    Let's talk about Philadelphia sports fans. Are they really the worst people in the country? Seems like a fair question when you look at the body of evidence. Some examples: •A man in a Santa suit was booed at an Eagles game in 1968, which started...
  • Lions rally past Dolphins, improve to 7-2

    DETROIT -- Calvin Johnson wishes that the Detroit Lions would win games in an easier fashion. He's still not complaining about their habit of pulling out victories at the last moment. The new version of the Cardiac Kids did it again Sunday, as Matthew...
  • Special teams play key role in Dolphins' 20-16 loss

    Special teams plays almost sunk the Dolphins in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Detroit. And special teams almost uplifted the Dolphins, too. Sunday's game featured three fake punts in the first half, a blocked field goal that was returned 55 yards, and five...
  • Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Lions 20, Dolphins 16

    Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Lions 20, Dolphins 16
    1. Detroit held up in the final minutes of a slugfest. The Dolphins didn't in a loss that hurts. That's really the way to boil an old-fashioned day of tough defenses and big names playing big that came with everything but a standing 10-count. Lions 20,...
  • UCF's Terrance Plummer narrowly escapes targeting penalty

    UCF's Terrance Plummer narrowly escapes targeting penalty
    For a brief moment, it appeared UCF might be forced to miss yet another starter in another critical game. Middle linebacker Terrance Plummer was originally charged with a targeting penalty for a late hit against Tulane quarterback Nick Montana, son of...
  • NFL Week 6: What we learned

    NFL Week 6: What we learned
    No more a preseason favorite than the 5-1 San Diego Chargers, the shift in thinking that the Dallas Cowboys are legitimate contenders was sudden and established the same way the Chargers earned notice — beating the Seattle Seahawks. And that in...
  • Strong defense leads Lions over Vikings

    Strong defense leads Lions over Vikings
    MINNEAPOLIS -- With two of the Detroit Lions' best players on offense injured and ruled out against the Minnesota Vikings, the defense made sure their presence wasn't needed. Detroit stifled, harassed and physically dominated the Vikings' offense on...
  • Sam Farmer's Week 6 NFL picks

    Last week: 10-5 (8-7 against the spread). Season: 49-27 (46-30 against the spread). Steelers (3-2) at Browns (2-2) Noon Sunday Pick 'em (O/U 47.5) The Browns rallied in the season opener in Pittsburgh and gave the Steelers a scare. They're...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 6 picks

    The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 10-5 (.667); season 49-27 (.645). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread...
  • Kansas City's Alex Smith on losing side against his old team, 49ers

    Kansas City's Alex Smith is in elite company. And he's not happy about it. He's among five quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in the last 25 years who lost when facing their former team for the first time. It happened to Drew Bledsoe when he played...