Sunday morning one-liners

The Bills will try to defy their decade of struggles against the Patriots on Sunday.

Dolphins rookie CB Vontae Davis has gotten brasher as his play has improved this season.

Patriots TE Benjamin Watson is happy with the way his season has gone after avoiding getting cut in the preseason.

Expect a heavy dose of Jets RB Thomas Jones on Sunday.

The Ravens secondary has shown progress after a rough start to the season.

Said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, “I think we’re ready to go play football. I think it will
be a good thing because people are continuing to talk about something
that really doesn’t have an effect on us right now. Unfortunately,
Chris [Henry] had been injured and been away from us. It’s a very tragic thing,
but the team is moving on.”

The Browns haven’t lost as much as they feared from DT Shaun Rogers’s injury thanks to DT Ahtyba Rubin.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette thinks Steelers WR Santonio Holmes’s matchup with Packers CB Charles Woodson will help determine the outcome of Sunday’s game.

Said Texans coach Gary Kubiak, “We’ve got to worry about ourselves right now. It’s been a rough month. We bounced back last week, [and] we’ve
got to continue to bounce forward.”

Colts RB Joseph Addai followed Patriots RB Kevin Faulk at LSU and has become a similar type of player in the NFL.

The Jaguars waived CB Kennard Cox and DE James Wyche, two players who have bounced on and off the active roster this season.

Titans RB Chris Johnson isn’t worried about being overworked.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post thinks Broncos TE Daniel Graham is undervalued when it comes to Pro Bowl voting.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles used being deactivated as motivation to make himself invaluable to the team this season.

Having three talented running backs hasn’t paid off in big gains for the Raiders this year.

Said Chargers DL Jacques Cesaire of the team’s penchant for strong December play, “Obviously, a lot of guys like Christmas, I think that’s what it is.
Everybody likes Christmas. What do you really have to look forward to
in September? The first day of school?”

Giants DB Aaron Ross vowed to play Monday night despite a hamstring injury.

Eagles CB Sheldon Brown might join teammate Asante Samuel at the Pro Bowl after the season.

Former Redskins DE Charles Mann thinks that current defensive ends Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo are worthy heirs to the team’s pass rushing tradition

It doesn’t look like T Orlando Pace will dress for the Bears on Sunday.

Injuries to several young players are limiting the amount of growth the Lions can make over the final weeks.

Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette looks at the tough choices the Packers will have with veteran free agents after the season.

Vikings WR Sidney Rice will be playing in front of 68 family members and friends in Charlotte on Sunday. 

The Falcons will be wary of Jets LB David Harris’s playmaking ability on Sunday.

Inexperienced Panthers T Geoff Schwartz will have his hands full with the Vikings pass rush in his first NFL start. 

The loss of G Aaron Sears has hurt the Buccaneers’ running game this season.

Said Cardinals QB Kurt Warner “We had an opportunity to accomplish one of our goals last week and we
didn’t do that. If we want to
accomplish that goal, we need to turn it around and play well these
last three weeks. It all starts this week with Detroit.”

Rams G.M. Billy Devaney still feels confident that the franchise is headed in the right direction. 

49ers S Dashon Goldson has made tremendous strides this season.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times thinks the next three weeks will tell us a lot about Seahawks coach Jim Mora.