Wednesday morning one-liners

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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.

Said Jets LB Calvin Pace of the overtime win over the Patriots, “We finally finished. It was finally time for us to finally get one.” (Finally.)

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.”

Here’s a look at why the Ravens gave up a long kickoff return to Pittsburgh’s Emmanuel Sanders.

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 Bengals have K Mike Nugent to thank for being in first place.

Browns LB D’Qwell Jackson believes QB Brandon Weeden has been shaken by the pressure surrounding him.

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.”

Jacksonville QB Chad Henne says the winless Jaguars just have to make plays.

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.

Eric Decker is the Broncos’ leading receiver, but he doesn’t view himself as Peyton Manning’s favorite target.

The Chiefs gave backup OT Donald Stephenson three snaps on offensive plays with six offensive linemen.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen has been mentored by Wes Chandler, a member of the Chargers Hall of Fame.

Several Raiders visited a local middle school to promote exercise and fitness.

Here’s a look at how Cowboys WR Dez Bryant measures up with Lions WR Calvin Johnson.

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.”

Eagles QB Nick Foles looked like the pressure got to him on Sunday against the Cowboys.

Washington FB Darrel Young is sticking up for his suspended teammate, S Brandon Meriweather.

Even after Jay Cutler’s injury, Bears coach Marc Trestman said he doesn’t think he needs more than two quarterbacks active on Sundays.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford missed some open receivers on deep balls on Sunday, but he says he thinks he’s throwing the ball well.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is putting his young receivers to the test.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is defending his decision to go with QB Josh Freeman.

The Falcons may no longer trust Robert Alford to return punts after a fumble on Sunday.

Panthers QB Cam Newton says improved preparation is leading to improved play.

Saints S Malcolm Jenkins says he won his appeal of a $15,750 fine.

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.

The Rams are counting on QB Kellen Clemens to be ready to go in place of Sam Bradford.

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.