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Give Me the Headlines: Philly rides Minshew magic

Chris Simms gives his movie-quote-inspired headlines from Week 13 across the NFL, including the Dolphins finally finding their form and the Eagles riding the Minshew mustache to a win against the Jets.

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NFLPA should demand that NFL investigate all rosters for fake vaccination cards
The NFL, by all appearances, has no inclination to aggressively investigate whether teams other than the Buccaneers have an issue with fake vaccination cards. The NFL Players Association has a voice in this...
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Tom Brady holds firm as MVP favorite
Tom Brady is accomplishing many things at the age of 44. One of those accomplishments may be to win the MVP award. PointsBet has the Buccaneers quarterback at +175 to win the prize for the fourth time in...
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Dalvin Cook listed as limited at Vikings practice
A report last week indicated Vikings running back Dalvin Cook would miss the team’s next two games with a shoulder injury, but he took a step back toward the field on Tuesday. Cook was listed as a...
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Report: Jason Garrett a candidate for Duke’s head coaching job
The Giants fired Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator Nov. 23. He might soon return as a head coach. Steve Wiseman of the News & Observer reports that Garrett is a candidate for Duke’s head...
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Giants sign Clayton Thorson to practice squad
The Giants signed Clayton Thorson to the practice squad Tuesday, the team announced. That gives the team five quarterbacks, but only three are healthy. Daniel Jones has a neck injury that will keep him out...
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Cardinals elevate Joe Walker to active roster, cut Tavien Feaster
The Cardinals promoted linebacker Joe Walker to the active roster from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement, the team announced Tuesday. It also released running back Tavien Feaster, who has played...
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Can Bears put up a fight against Packers on SNF?
Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison look ahead to the Week 14 Sunday Night Football matchup between the Bears and the Packers to evaluate what to expect out of Aaron Rodgers and how Chicago holds up.
Coaches on the hot seat after Week 13
Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison analyze which coaches have the most on the line coming out of Week 13, including Matt Nagy, Joe Judge and more.
Nik Bonitto, Perrion Winfrey are leaving Oklahoma to enter NFL draft
Oklahoma defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey declared for the 2022 NFL draft Tuesday. Winfrey tweeted “Ocho out” in announcing his decision. He will not play with the Sooners in the Alamo Bowl...
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Teams that need to turn the page after Week 13
Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison outline which teams need to leave Week 13 in the past and improve the most next week, from the Vikings’ defense to the Bengals and more.
Indiana linebacker Micah McFadden entering NFL draft
Indiana linebacker Micah McFadden announced Tuesday he is entering the 2022 NFL draft. “It has been an honor to wear this uniform for the past few years and regardless of the outcome, I loved stepping on...
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Bill Belichick becomes the favorite to win coach of the year
It would be fitting that in their second season apart, Tom Brady would win the ultimate prize for a player and Bill Belichick would win the ultimate prize for a coach. But here we are. Brady remains the...
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University of Miami running back Cam’Ron Harris declares for draft
University of Miami running back Cam’Ron Harris will forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the 2022 NFL draft. He announced his decision on social media Tuesday. Harris appeared in only seven games...
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Week 13 takeaways: Cardinals deserve respect
Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison recap key narratives after Week 13, including the Cardinals proving they’re a powerhouse, why the Broncos so badly need a new QB and more.
Patriots beat Bills with ‘magnificent game plan’
Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison analyze the keys behind the Patriots’ MNF win over the Bills and explain why this was an and old school “ground-and-pound” football game that makes Bill Belichick thrive...
PFT PM Week 13 awards: Murray, Minshew shine
It's Tuesday, which means it's time for Mike Florio, Charean Williams, and Michael David Smith to hand out awards for the standout performances of Week 12 in the NFL -- including Gardner Minshew and T.J....
Will Compton signing with Raiders
Veteran linebacker Will Compton has found a spot with the Raiders. Compton announced that he is signing with the AFC West club on Tuesday. It’s a return to the Raiders for Compton as he also played...
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Fill in the Blank: NFC teams in line for wild card
Mike Florio and Charean Williams make an AFC prediction, reveal the NFC team they're most confident in for the wild-card race, share the team they can't quite figure out, and select the coach under the most...
Will T.J. Watt be NFL MVP?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams are convinced that Steelers defensive end T.J. Watt should be a top candidate for MVP if he breaks the single-season sack record.
Patriots more prepared to play in Buffalo weather
Mike Florio and Charean Williams review New England's win in Buffalo, Bill Belichick's comments that they can their "whole passing game" the next time the two teams meet and discuss why Brian Daboll is on...
Packers' Rodgers provides update on status of toe
Aaron Rodgers says "the toe is improving and we’ll see how it feels later in the week.” Mike Florio and Charean Williams wonder how he was hurt in the first place and explain why Green Bay needs the NFC's...
Bills activate Tommy Doyle off COVID-19 list, waive Bobby Hart
The Bills have made a pair of roster moves along their offensive line. The club announced Tommy Doyle has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list and Bobby Hart has been waived. A reserve lineman,...
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Patriots not only top contenders in AFC
The AFC has several contenders for a top team and Steve Wyche discusses with Michael Smith and Michael Holley why the New England Patriots could be the top team this week after defeating the Buffalo Bills.
Tom Brady likely to break Drew Brees’ all-time completion record on Sunday
Tom Brady is likely to add another NFL record to his career total on Sunday. Brady will probably break the all-time completions record, currently held by Drew Brees, at some point during the Buccaneers...
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Saints waive Kenny Stills, Malcolm Roach
Coming off a long weekend after playing the Cowboys on Thursday, the Saints have made a couple of moves before beginning their practice week. Per the transaction wire, New Orleans has waived receiver Kenny...
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Packers elevate Kurt Benkert from practice squad
Jordan Love is out for the near future after being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Monday and the Packers made a move Tuesday to give themselves a backup to Aaron Rodgers on the active roster. The team...
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Who could Panthers look at for Brady's spot?
Steve Wyche breaks down the Carolina Panthers firing offensive coordinator Joe Brady with Michael Smith and Michael Holley and who could be taking Brady's spot.
Jets sign Austin Walter to active roster, put Corey Davis on IR
Jets head coach Robert Saleh announced on Monday that wide receiver Corey Davis will miss the rest of the season after having core muscle surgery and the team moved him off the active roster on Tuesday....
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Did Belichick, Patriots 'outsmart' the Bills?
Bills coach Sean McDermott said that it wasn't Bill Belichick's game plan but Buffalo's poor execution that cost them against the Patriots on Monday night, but Michael Holley isn't convinced.
Are the Patriots Super Bowl-bound?
After proving once again that they are the superior team in the AFC East, the New England Patriots look like they are on their way to the Super Bowl and Michael Smith wonders if that assessment holds any...
Rams waive J.J. Koski
The Rams opened up a spot on their 53-man roster on Tuesday. The team announced that they have waived wide receiver J.J. Koski. Koski appeared in the last four games for the team after being signed off of...
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Titans activate Kevin Byard off COVID-19 list
The Titans are getting back one of their key pieces in the secondary this week. Safety Kevin Byard has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, Tennessee announced on Tuesday. Because the Titans were...
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Is Heinicke the QB of the future for Washington?
Is Taylor Heinicke going to be Washington's quarterback of the future because they believe in him or is he going to be the leading candidate by default based on a weak draft pool and forecasted movement at...
Ben Roethlisberger, Chase Claypool return to practice on Tuesday
The Steelers had a couple of key players at their Tuesday practice in advance of Thursday’s matchup with the Vikings. But there were others who appear more likely to miss the Week 14 contest....
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Patriots surging, Bills faltering in AFC East
Michael Smith and Michael Holley analyze the Patriots and Bills, including Bill Belichick's game plan to run the ball, Sean McDermott's comments about Belichick after the game, and how the outcome affects...
Is Belichick's group mindset helping Pats win?
Michael Holley and Michael Smith discuss the New England Patriots' approach to tough games and how Bill Belichick's mindset of group victories helped Mac Jones and the team win against Buffalo on Monday...
NFL Week 13 recap: Belichick gets windy win
Peter King and Paul Burmeister take a deep dive into the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Bills, a tight and fierce playoff race and more.
Cowboys activate Terence Steele
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones discussed the team’s plans to use both La'el Collins and Terence Steele as blockers during a Tuesday radio appearance, but Steele had to come off the COVID-19 reserve...
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Why NFL coaches are more aggressive than ever
Pro Football Focus' Eric Eager joins the Peter King Podcast to discuss how PFF got its start, the brilliance of Bill Belichick's simplicity against the Bills and the sea change in NFL coaches' decision-...
Mac Jones on not doing pre-Manningcast call: We were just focused on the game
Peyton Manning revealed during the Monday night Manningcast on ESPN2 that the Patriots denied him access to Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones leading up to the game. Jones is the only quarterback who...
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Aaron Rodgers: The toe is improving and we’ll see how it feels later in the week
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said on Monday that to his knowledge, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was still not planning to have surgery on his fractured pinky toe. Rodgers has now confirmed that at least for...
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Browns sign Miller Forristall off practice squad, activate Charley Hughlett
Browns tight end David Njoku went on the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday and the Browns announced a move to bolster the position ahead of this weekend’s game against the Ravens. The Browns announced...
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Former Saint Glenn Foster dies after being taken into police custody at age 31
Former Saints defensive end Glenn Foster Jr. was arrested in Alabama and died of unexplained causes after he was taken into police custody. He was 31. The medical examiner’s office in Pickens County,...
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Panthers activate Darryl Johnson off injured reserve
The Panthers are getting some depth back for defense and special teams. Carolina announced on Tuesday that the team has activated Darryl Johnson off of injured reserve to the 53-man roster. Johnson has been...
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Anthony Barr says he’s playing on Thursday
The Vikings have not had linebacker Anthony Barr in the lineup very often over the last two seasons, but he said he’ll be there against the Steelers on Thursday. Barr missed Sunday’s loss to the...
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N’Keal Harry ruling was changed by new partial sky judge procedure, but was it the right call?
The NFL has begun using the modified sky judge procedure this year, with the replay official and the league office now permitted to consult with the game officials on several specific, objective dynamics of...
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Cardinals, Packers, Bucs can clinch playoff spots this weekend
It’s the time of the year when thoughts begin to turn toward the playoffs and three NFC teams will have an opportunity to book spots in the postseason tournament this weekend. The most straightforward...
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Browns to place David Njoku on COVID-19 list
The Browns could be without one of their offensive weapons for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. According to Kimberley Martin of ESPN, tight end David Njoku will be placed on Cleveland’s...
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Final two minutes of Patriots-Bills included some subtle drama
Last night’s game between the Patriots and Bills provided 60 compelling minutes of football. It finished with two minutes that were far more intriguing than they may have seemed at first blush. The...
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Washington puts Khaleke Hudson on IR, signs Milo Eifler off Dolphins practice squad
The Washington Football Team announced a couple of roster moves involving linebackers on Tuesday. Khaleke Hudson has been placed on the injured reserve list. Hudson made his first start of the season...
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Nick Caserio won’t comment on David Culley’s status until after the season
The Texans are the first team officially eliminated from playoff contention in the NFL this season, but General Manager Nick Caserio isn’t ready to start talking about 2022 and beyond. Caserio was on...
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Josh Allen: I’m very confident in our guys
After falling to the Patriots on Monday night, the Bills have dropped to 7-5 on the season and are 3-3 since starting the year 4-1. In the club’s last three losses — two of which have come at home — Buffalo...
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49ers see Fred Warner as closer to returning than Deebo Samuel
San Francisco receiver/running back Deebo Samuel said last week that he’d only miss one game with his groin injury, but coach Kyle Shanahan is not so sure. Samuel missed Sunday’s loss to the...
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