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Cowboys Need to Gang Up on Ezekiel

Mark Cannizzaro, New York Post

Lose to Bama? Browns' Haden Peeved

Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

Only 1 Word to Describe Tomlin: Great

Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News

Americans Taking a Knee on Watching NFL

Daniel Roberts, Yahoo Finance

If the Giants have any chance of keeping alive their scant hopes of catching the Cowboys in the NFC East, the gang’s all got to be there for them Sunday night at MetLife Stad...(full article)

So the Oakland Raiders are good, but not magical, let alone soaked in destiny. So they can make every game a hard slog for the opponent, but they are not invulnerable. So they can ...(full article)

Joe Haden, Cleveland's man about town, has mostly been holing up inside his house during this 0-12 skid. "It's tough, it's super tough,'' he said. "I've never been in a situation l...(full article)

My vote was the 999th in the Twitter poll conducted by radio station KDKA-FM, also known as 93.7 The Fan, regarding the achievements of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. ...(full article)

The steady decline in NFL television ratings has been the biggest story of the football season, and arguably the biggest sports-business story of 2016. What is clear is that intere...(full article)

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