Bills RB C.J. Spiller is averaging less than half as many yards per touch as he did at the start of last season: Spiller has 104 touches for 398 yards. Last year he had 808 yards on his first 104 touches.
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is keeping quiet on talk that his team got a bad deal when the officials missed a call on the Ravens for an illegal push on a field goal.
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had this to say about the Dolphins’ defense: “This is a very active group. They play a lot of people in the front, they rotate seven players in there consistently up front, and they have a really good pass rush.”
The Steelers have lost to bad Raiders teams three times in the last seven seasons. They don’t want that to happen again this week.
The Texans are considering some free agent options for depth at running back.
Said Colts CB Vontae Davis of confusing Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, “Hey, I slipped. Peyton’s a great quarterback. Actually, they’re both great quarterbacks. It wasn’t an insult. You have nightmares about both those guys.”
The son-in-law and grandson of the late Titans owner Bud Adams are expected to take a more active role in the team after Adams’ death.
Several Raiders visited a local middle school to promote exercise and fitness.
Said Giants coach Tom Coughlin after beating the Vikings, “We’re excited and happy about winning, but quite frankly, we’re back to work and need to focus on a divisional game with Philadelphia. The coaches are doing that now.”
The Buccaneers have lost six in a row at home, dating back to November.
An assistant athletic trainer who spent 40 years with the Cardinals is retiring.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is optimistic about LT Russsell Okung returning in a month: “Russell has a process here of four weeks that he’s got to get through. After those two weeks he’ll have a chance to practice with us and after that, which is still four weeks from now, he’ll have a chance to return. He’s doing really well.”
The team website is encouraging fans to vote for 49ers players for the Pro Bowl.