Monday morning one-liners

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RB C.J. Spiller gave the Bills offense more of what they’ve been looking for in Sunday’s loss.

Former NFL G.M. Scott Pioli didn’t have much good to say about Dolphins G Richie Incognito on NBC on Sunday night.

The Patriots didn’t bench RB Stevan Ridley in the wake of his Sunday fumble.

Jets RB Chris Ivory came up with a big performance against his former team.

FB Vonta Leach isn’t seeing much time in the Ravens offense.

The Bengals have a pair of divisional games coming up.

WR Davone Bess bounced back from a poor Week Eight and helped the Browns beat the Ravens.

Said Steelers S Troy Polamalu, “We didn’t play very well from the first snap to the last. It’s very disappointing.”

QB Case Keenum shined on an otherwise rough night for the Texans.

Sunday night was a shaky one for the Colts special teams.

Will the Jaguars improve in the second half of the season?

The Titans found their running game on Sunday.

It looks like the Broncos’ battle for the AFC West with the Chiefs will go down to the wire.

The Chiefs offensive line turned in a solid outing against the Bills.

Said Raiders S Charles Woodson, “I think you can read your press clippings, and that can factor into it. There have been a lot of great things said about us as a defense and as a team over the last couple weeks. What we did today was open ourselves up for those attacks. We’re going to have to hear about this all week. We’re going to take a beating. We have to stand up to the criticism and accept it. We have to get it together and try to bounce back.”

Chargers DE Lawrence Guy’s heavily tattooed arms blocked kicks and passes on Sunday.

DE Everette Brown is the latest castoff from elsewhere to boost the Cowboys defense.

The Giants’ dreams of turning their season around got no help from others during their bye week.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz had a nice return to the Bay Area on Sunday.

The Redskins defense made a late stand and that opened the door for an overtime victory.

Five things to watch for the Bears on Monday night.

The case for QB Matthew Stafford as the Lions’ first half MVP.

An appreciation of Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s flexibility in running the team.

RB Adrian Peterson’s return to form couldn’t lift the Vikings to a victory.

Said Falcons coach Mike Smith, “We have many different problems. Sometimes, it’s the offense. Sometimes, it’s the defense. Sometimes, it’s special teams. Sometimes, it’s coaching. But when you’re 2-6, you’re obviously not doing anything very consistently and effectively.”

It wasn’t QB Cam Newton’s best day, but the Panthers still won handily.

Saints coach Sean Payton stuck by his calls on two failed short yardage plays in the second half.

RB Mike James helped the Buccaneers build an early lead with a strong performance on the ground.

Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby got a drug test for his birthday.

WR Austin Pettis wanted a pass interference call late in the Rams’ loss to the Titans, but the officials didn’t throw a flag and the league said that was the right call.

The 49ers didn’t gain any ground in the division on Sunday.

WR Doug Baldwin had several key catches in the Seahawks’ comeback win.