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ProFootballTalk: Can Rams’ defense contain Aaron Rodgers?

Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison examine the Week 5 Rams-Packers matchup, discussing what St. Louis will have to do on defense to put the clamps on a surging Aaron Rodgers.

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Giants promote Myles White from practice squad

The Giants were hoping to have wide receiver Victor Cruz back in the lineup by now, but he suffered a setback in his return from a calf injury last week and there’s no sense that his return to the field is imminent. That would help explain why the team has added another wideout to their…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

The Bills’ defense has had communication problems. New Dolphins coach Dan Campbell has shared some tough talk, but will his team be tough on the field? The Patriots’ defense is focused on stopping the run. Aside from one lateral, the Jets like what they see from WR Brandon Marshall. The Ravens need consistency from WR…

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PFT’s Week Five power rankings

1. Patriots (3-0; last week No. 1): The bye week, the one weekend of the year when the Patriots definitely won’t win. 2. Packers (4-0; No. 2): When they envisioned finally beating the 49ers, they likely assumed the 49ers would be a little bit better than they currently are. 3. Broncos (4-0; No. 3): Peyton…

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Eagles don’t look better after removing one-score games

Eagles coach Chip Kelly says his team is better than its 1-3 record looks, as Philadelphia is two field goals away from 3-1. That’s not entirely true, as we don’t know how those two games would have played out if the Eagles had made the two field goals in question, but Kelly at least has…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

Getting beyond the penalties for other reasons why the Bills lost to the Giants. Said Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, “I don’t believe that anybody really laid down because they didn’t care about Joe Philbin. He might not have gotten the best out of them, but that’s a different issue.” Patriots G Josh Kline credits Ryan…

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Bat of loose ball by K.J. Wright should have been flagged

Setting aside for now (but not for long) how the most unfair rule in football gave possession of the ball to the Seahawks even though they never recovered the football fumbled by Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, the decision of Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright to bat the ball out of the end zone should have given…

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Benching Kaepernick not on Jim Tomsula’s mind

After Colin Kaepernick threw four interceptions in a Week Three loss to the Cardinals, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said he wasn’t thinking about making a quarterback change. In as clear a sign as you could hope for about the state of things with the 49ers right now, Tomsula faced the same questions after Sunday’s 17-3…

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Monday morning one-liners

The Bills’ penalty problems have been spread across all three phases of the game. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald calls Dolphins coach Joe Philbin “delusional” about the state of his team. Depth on the defensive line has been a Patriots strength this season. RB Chris Ivory turned in a strong performance for the Jets…

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NFL morning after: An extra-long day of football

What’s better than the usual routine of watching football for 10 or so hours Sunday afternoon and evening? How about an extra three hours in the morning? I love the league’s decision to schedule overseas games for a mid-afternoon kickoff in London, or 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Sure, it’s preposterous to sit there on the couch…

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Packers to Kaepernick: You ain’t Russell Wilson

The Packers didn’t have much success against 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in past meetings, but they handled him just fine on Sunday. Kaepernick ran for 57 yards and completed 13-of-25 passes for 160 yards and an interception in a 17-3 loss that marked the first time the Packers have won a game started by Kaepernick.…

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Kaepernick struggles as 49ers fall to Packers

Colin Kaepernick is just not the star quarterback he once looked like he was becoming. Nothing shows that more clearly than his performances against the Packers. In his three previous starts against the Packers, Kaepernick torched Green Bay’s defense both on the ground and through the air, and those games were a big part of…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Who will the Bills use to cover Giants WR Odell Beckham? If the Dolphins do fire coach Joe Philbin, there aren’t great interim options on hand. Which teams might be the biggest challenge for the Patriots? Jets CB Dexter McDougle is making up for lost time after an injury in his rookie season. The ground…

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Packers downgrade Adams’ chances of playing Sunday

A day after Packers coach Mike McCarthy said wide receiver Davante Adams had a “slight” chance of playing Sunday vs. the 49ers, the team downgraded Adams from questionable to doubtful. The Packers also say safety Morgan Burnett (calf) is doubtful. Burnett also missed last week’s win over the Chiefs. Adams has left the last two…

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Saturday one-liners

On Sunday, Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski will tie Tim Brown for most games played in franchise history. Broncos RT Michael Schofield faces a major test in his first career start — which will begin with his first career snap. Chiefs RT Eric Fisher stayed mentally engaged when he wasn’t starting. A shirtless, shorts-wearing middle-aged man…

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