Jacksonville Jaguars

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Tebow's Hometown Team Not Interested

Jacksonville Jaguars don't want quarterback, either

(Newser) - First Denver unloaded Tim Tebow on the New York Jets. Then the Jets benched Tebow, who is expected to be traded or released. Now add Tebow's hometown Jaguars to the list of teams that don't want the quarterback, reports ESPN . "I can't imagine a scenario in... More »

Colts Make Andrew Luck No. 1 Pick

Stanford quarterback will head to Peyton Manning's old team

(Newser) - The Indianapolis Colts stuck to the plan tonight in the NFL draft and made Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck this year's No. 1 pick, reports the Indianapolis Star . ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that he will get a four-year deal for $22 million. That's relatively modest by NFL standards,... More »

Pats Sink Bills 49-21, Clinch Top AFC Seed

Patriots top Bills, Saints crush Panthers, 49ers thump Rams

(Newser) - The New England Patriots overcame a 21-point deficit today with 49 unanswered points to rock the Buffalo Bills 49-21, the AP reports. The win earned the Pats home-field advantage and the AFC's top seed. Tom Brady threw for 338 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards in NFL... More »

Jacksonville Jaguars Sold, Will Likely Stay in Florida

Move to LA looks unlikely

(Newser) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have been sold but it doesn't look like the deal will end Los Angeles' 17-year wait for an NFL team to replace the Rams and the Raiders. Wayne Weaver, the longtime owner of the struggling franchise, has long sought an "exit strategy" that would keep... More »

Colts Win 8th Straight, Clinch Playoffs

(Newser) - Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts won their eighth straight game tonight to clinch a playoff spot, the Indianapolis Star reports. The 31-24 win against Jacksonville epitomized their season: a slow start and a strong—if nail-biting—finish. Jacksonville led 17-7 at the half and were inside the 10 in... More »

Disputed TD Wins Division for Steelers

Tennessee loses steam as playoffs approach

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers clinched another AFC North title with a controversial touchdown in the final minute today, USA Today reports:
  • Santonio Holmes snagged the 4-yard pass with 43 seconds left, securing Pittsburgh's 13-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens. A review showed that Holmes had possession of the ball with both
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Unbeaten Titans Top Bears Despite Ground Game

Jets beat Rams 47-3 in record-setting rout

(Newser) - The Tennessee Titans secured a stunning 9-0 record today and the Indianapolis Colts stole a much-needed win in NFL action:
  • The Titans overcame a franchise-low 20-yard rushing game to beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 and stay undefeated, the AP reports.
  • Peyton Manning tossed three TD passes in a 24-20 comeback
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Giants Upend Tumbling Cowboys

Tennessee lands 19-16 overtime win against Packers

(Newser) - Tony Romo's injured pinkie spelled doom for the Dallas Cowboys again as the New York Giants pummeled them 35-14 today, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. In other games:
  • The Tennessee Titans continued their unbeaten streak by outlasting the Green Bay Packers 19-16 in overtime, USA Today reports.
  • The Atlanta Falcons held
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Jaguars Player Paralyzed, Loses Left Leg

Lineman suffered infections from 14 wounds in shooting

(Newser) - Jacksonville Jaguar Richard Collier has lost a leg and is paralyzed below the waist from a shooting earlier this month, doctors said today. The third-year player suffered serious infections from 14 bullet wounds, but is close to recovery and going home. He is “very fortunate to have survived his... More »

Pats Top Jets 19-10 Without Brady at Helm

Manning sparks Colts rally; Giants win 12th straight road game

(Newser) - Matt Cassel stepped in to lead the Tom Bradyless New England Patriots today, as Peyton Manning sparked a late Indianapolis Colts rally and Eli Manning showed why the New York Giants are champs:
  • Tom who? In his first start since high school, Matt Cassel led the Patriots to a 19-10
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The Draft's Winners and Losers

The Chiefs came out on top, but who botched their picks?

(Newser) - The Chiefs made all 13 of their 2008 draft picks count by tapping defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and picking up sleepers, writes Mel Kiper Jr for ESPN. The Cowboys would have made out equally well but didn't draft a wide receiver, and the Redskins got big guns despite trading out... More »

Perfect Patriots Pound Jaguars

Brady completes a record 26 of 28 passes as New England reaches AFC title game

(Newser) - Tom Brady has been breaking records all season, and Saturday was no different. New England's quarterback completed 26 of 28 passes in leading the perfect Patriots to a 31-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL playoffs, reports the AP. Brady's 92.6% completion percentage broke Phil Simms' post-season... More »

Jaguars Shock Steelers

QB Garrard scrambles for 32 yards to set up winning field

(Newser) - David Garrard was just trying to get a first down, but the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback ended up getting a lot more than that Saturday. Garrard rambled through the Pittsburgh Steelers defense for 32 yards to set up the winning field goal in a wild 31-29 NFL Wild Card playoff win... More »

Jaguars RB Taylor Rips Steelers' Turf

Says Pittsburgh's Heinz Field is a lawsuit waiting to happen

(Newser) - Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor makes no bones about hating the turf at Heinz Field, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That field is terrible," Taylor said. "That's a lawsuit pending. That's ridiculous. Maybe they should try to invest in FieldTurf next year or in the future." More »

Panthers Send Testaverde Out With a Win

In Houston, Texans finish at .500 for first time in franchise history

(Newser) - Vinny Testaverde ended his pro football career where it began—in Tampa—taking the final snap of Carolina's 31-23 meaningless win over the Buccaneers. The Panthers took advantage of Tampa resting seven starters in preparation for next week's playoff game against the New York Giants. Leaving the field, Testaverde hugged... More »

Jags Pound Raiders, Headed to Playoffs

Raiders bring losing to a whole new level in 49-11 implosion

(Newser) - The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled together 437 yards en route to clinching a playoff spot this afternoon, embarrassing the Raiders 49-11, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Oakland had twice the penalties and half the yards that Jacksonville racked up, and had defensive tackle Warren Sapp thrown out of the game... More »

Cleveland Survives Blizzard, Bills

Steelers outmuscled by Jags; Packers blow away Rams

(Newser) - Browns Stadium looked better suited for the Winter Olympics, but instead hosted football today, and its tenants defeated Buffalo 8-0. Cleveland's formula was simple: hand off to running back Jamal Lewis instead of throwing into 40-mph winds. Kicker Phil Dawson somehow managed to make two field goals as the Browns... More »

Giants Win Defensive Battle With Eagles

Elsewhere, Bucs and Panthers both get thumped on the road

(Newser) - The New York Giants had a less-than-stellar day on offense, but it was just enough in a 16-13 win as Philadelphia's long field goal attempt hit the upright with no time left. The ho-hum game featured 12 punts and only one pass play longer than 20 yards as the visiting... More »

Manning Outduels Garrard, 28-25

Colts take three-game division lead with four games to play

(Newser) - David Garrard's late-game rally fell just short, and his Jaguars fell three games behind the Colts in the ferocious AFC South with four games to play. With a gappy defense and an ineffective running game, Peyton Manning held his team above water with a typically prolific air game (288 yards,... More »

35-14 Win Over Bills Has Jags Aiming at Indy

Bengals, Chargers, and Browns crush opponents as well

(Newser) - After a solid 35-14 defeat of Buffalo, the Jaguars are setting their sights at next week's matchup with Indianapolis, the team standing between Jacksonville and the AFC South title. The Jags outpaced the Bills 416 yards to 286 last night, despite a faltering 26-yard effort from Maurice Jones-Drew. In other... More »

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