coleryan Posts:11962 Followers:19
12/02/2012 10:23 AM

Sunday’s game in San Diego will be a homecoming for Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict, who previously went to games at Qualcomm Stadium to root for the Broncos.

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12/02/2012 10:24 AM

Though he hasn’t been playing, Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor thinks he has gotten better; “It’s amazing, the accuracy I have now,” Pryor said. “I’m able to step into my throws and throw it exactly where I want, and I’ve got to keep getting better at that.”

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12/02/2012 10:24 AM

Cardinals S Kerry Rhodes gets his first crack at the team that traded him, coached by a man who wrote that Rhodes “wasn’t one of us.”

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12/02/2012 10:25 AM

Saints WR Marques Colston became the third receiver in franchise history to surpass 7,000 receiving yards.

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12/02/2012 10:25 AM

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams
Line moves: Opened at Niners minus-7, currently minus-7.5

Book says: "This is a great one. You have a great team led by Alex Smith, and now with Kaepernick, they seem even better. And they are going going up against a team like the Rams that no one bets, and I can see this going up and up. The Niners have made a lot of bettors money. It's another one where I am hoping the Rams are a wiseguy team. The general public does not recognize a home-field advantage. They see 7.5 and think easy money, not thinking the Niners would be 10 points on a neutral field."

coleryan Posts:11962 Followers:19
12/02/2012 10:26 AM

Andrew Luck on the road this season: 4 touchdowns, 10 interceptions

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12/02/2012 10:26 AM

"I would ask people to remember Kasandra Perkins, this 22 y/o new mom who lost her life to gun violence" - Tom Jackson on Sunday Countdown

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12/02/2012 10:27 AM

Raiders - Darren McFadden, Ankle, Doubtful - is downgraded to doubtful Sunday (12/2) vs. Cleveland

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12/02/2012 10:27 AM

The Denver Broncos are 1-13 ATS as a favorite of more than 6 points versus an opponent off a loss

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12/02/2012 10:28 AM

NFL (MIS)Matchups

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-9.5, 46.5)

Vikings’ RB Adrian Peterson vs. Packers’ depleted defense

The best way to beat the Packers is to keep Aaron Rodgers off the field. Minnesota failed to follow a similar game plan versus Chicago last week, possessing the football just 22:30 and picking up only 15 first downs. A 25-3 halftime hole forced the Vikings to press on offense, leaving Christian Ponder to throw 43 passes while Peterson got just 18 carries. He’s carried the ball 21 times or more in four of the team’s six wins this season and has never run more than 18 times in each of the five losses.

Peterson should get a heavier workload in Week 13, especially with all the missing cogs on Green Bay’s stop unit. The Packers are still without LB Clay Matthews and star run stuffer, DE C.J. Wilson, is expected to sit with a bum knee. In the loss to the Giants, Green Bay gave up 147 yards on the ground (and two TDs) and allowed New York to control the ball for more than 31 minutes. Peterson, the NFL’s leading rusher (1,236 yards, seven TDs), is much more potent than the Giants’ 13th-ranked ground game.