Sunday morning one-liners


A call for the Bills defense to make things as easy on the Jets as they did in the opener.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald wonders if the Dolphins will take advantage of their opportunities this offseason.

The return of LB Brandon Spikes would be a good thing for the Patriots defense.

Even without CB Darrelle Revis for most of the season, the Jets secondary was a strength this season.

Ravens RB Bernard Pierce is faster than some people expect given his running style.

What’s at stake for the Bengals in Week 17?

The Browns try for their first sweep of the Steelers since the days of Tim Manoa this Sunday.

There are plenty of opinions about what went wrong for the Steelers this season.

The Texans have a few milestones within reach in the regular season finale.

Before returning to the Colts, WR Reggie Wayne talked to Andre Johnson about the prospect of playing together.

Plenty of big decisions await the Jaguars after Week 17.

Titans LB Zach Brown is trying to end his season on a strong note.

The seven biggest moments of the Broncos season.

Signs of trouble started early for the Chiefs.

The lack of a consistent running game has been a major problem for the Raiders.

Chargers players had plenty of nice things to say about Norv Turner ahead of what’s expected to be his final game as Chargers coach.

How much will the Cowboys get out of LB DeMarcus Ware?

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News pins the blame for the Giants’ struggles this year on coach Tom Coughlin.

Not everyone is ready to see the end of Andy Reid’s run as Eagles coach.

Can the Redskins pass defense keep up its recent improvement against the Cowboys?

Red zone productivity is a must for the Bears this weekend.

The Lions are trying to avoid a winless division record against the Bears.

RB Ryan Grant has dealt with a slew of injuries during his two stints with the Packers.

Vikings QB Christian Ponder says he learned from the team’s first loss to the Packers.

A look at some of the key matchups for the Falcons this weekend.

Panthers LB Thomas Davis looks back on his successful comeback from a third ACL tear.

Said Saints QB Drew Brees of the final weekend, “Regardless of what happened last week, the week before, whatever, I want the lasting impression in people’s minds to be something really good. We have one more game. I want it to be really good for this team, not only the result but the way we play. I want to be sharp.”

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy is excited to have an offseason without an injury to rehabilitate.

Uncertainty reigns in Arizona as the regular season comes to an end.

Said Rams QB Sam Bradford of playing in Seattle, “I think it’s a great, great atmosphere to play in. You know their fans are going to be into it. It’s going to be a challenge for us. We had to work a couple of ‘whisper’ cadences at practice — just getting everyone used to not being able to hear the cadence. But, I think everyone in this locker room looks at it as a great challenge for us to go up and get another road win.”

If Vernon Davis can’t play, the 49ers will get a long look at TE Garrett Celek.

The Seahawks are trying to keep their momentum rolling as they head into the playoffs.