How bad was Thursday night’s loss by the Jets? Fireman Ed left at halftime and deleted his Twitter account.
Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia says the impact of the very big Vince Wilfork comes from “little things” that don’t show up on the stats sheet.
Bills DE Shawne Merriman is becoming more confident.
The Dolphins are considering various upgrades to their 25-year-old stadium.
The 17 rookies on the Browns’ roster are learning about the Pittsburgh rivalry.
Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham is fueling his team’s recent run.
Ravens RB Ray Rice has only two 100-yard games this season, and he has averaged only 55.6 yards over the last five games.
The Steelers’ home field will get ripped up on Saturday, with four high-school games being played there.
Colts interim coach Bruce Arians calls Sunday’s visit from the Bills a playoff game; “We have to take that approach because Buffalo is taking that approach,” Arians said. “They’re do-or-die, we better be do-or-die. That’s been our mindset all week.”
Titans RB Chris Johnson was happy to have a week off, but he “wouldn’t have minded to keep on going,” given his recent run of success.
Jaguars QB Chad Henne knows that a key to getting the starting job beyond 2012 is to get the team’s first home win of the season on Sunday.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak didn’t regard getting kicked in the nuts to be a sufficient excuse for QB Matt Schaub’s failure to make the throw; “He didn’t like that,” Kubiak said of Schaub.
Raiders FB Marcel Reece is finally getting the stats, but he’d prefer to be getting the wins.
Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster delivered Thanksgiving dinner to an elderly fan, and in return she gave him the business.
Broncos LB Von Miller is conjuring comparisons to Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.
With Chargers LT Jared Gaither on IR, it’s time for undrafted free agent Mike Harris to step up.
Giants QB Eli Manning has a history of performing well after the bye week. (So did Andy Reid.)
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is in “awe” of Robert Griffin III. (No one currently is in awe of the Cowboys.)
Redskins WR Pierre Garςon “suffered no setbacks” after a five-catch, 93-yard performance against Dallas.
With Eagles RB LeSean McCoy likely out, seventh-round rookie Bryce Brown is expected to get the bulk of the carries on Monday night.
Lions defensive end Willie Young loves fishing. (He’ll have time to do plenty of it in January.)
Lost in the poor performance of the Bears’ offensive line on Monday night is the fact that the Bears’ defensive line wasn’t every good, either.
The unexpectedly good recovery of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has left RB Toby Gerhart unexpectedly out of the mix for touches.
When the Packers face Detroit on December 9, Cory Uttech of Sheboygan will be the first non-player to perform the Lambeau Leap during a game. (And then Ndamukong Suh will kick him in the crotch.)
Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy calls rookie S Mark Barron “a silent killer.” (Barron likely has used the phrase “silent but deadly” in reference to McCoy at some point this season.)
Saints safeties Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins are trying to forget what Vernon Davis did to them the last time they faced San Francisco.
After being shredded by LaRod Stephen-Howling, the Falcons are hoping for better run support against the Muscle Hamster.
The Panthers get another chance to prove they’re ready for primetime. (Or to prove they’re not.)
The 49ers’ kick and punt coverage units have improved significantly in recent weeks.
Coach Jeff Fisher realizes something has to give when the Rams, who haven’t won in five straight games, face an Arizona team that has lost six straight.
Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton said that the intended message of the reduced use of S Adrian Wilson was “do your job and do your job well.”
The Seahawks emerge from the bye week healthy and rested and ready for the stretch run.