Thursday morning one-liners


The Bills are still 16,000 tickets short of a sellout, which could mean the second blackout of the season.

The Dolphins have found success when picking up the pace on offense.

The Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day: Patriots coach Bill Belichick organizes a charitable foundation.

Jets DT Sheldon Richardson was limited in practice Wednesday, but seems OK.

The Ravens have a shorter, if not smaller challenge for their secondary this week.

A 7-year-old Bengals fan sent injured P Kevin Huber a get-well letter, which didn’t really communicate the spirit of the season.

Browns QB Jason Campbell said emotional loss to Patriots carried over into the following week.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown is closing in on some team records.

Texans rookie TE Ryan Griffin is in line for another start.

The Colts offensive line is finally playing with a degree of competence.

The Jaguars have found a good fit with RT Austin Pasztor.

With his reduced role, Titans WR Kenny Britt is making nearly $72,000 per catch this year.

New Broncos DT Jeremy Mincey is grateful for a fresh start in Denver.

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe had his court hearing on speeding and marijuana charges delayed until Jan. 22.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to play this week.

Chargers coach Mike McCoy, a polite man, said his team has a “professional hatred” for the Raiders.

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray wishes he had a chance to close out last week’s game.

The Giants are playing a bunch of no-names in the secondary this week, or at least names Lions WR Calvin Johnson doesn’t know.

Eagles rookie S Earl Wolff expects to play this week after missing the last four with a knee injury.

With another coaching search looming, Mike Harris of the Washington Times wonders why anyone wants the Redskins job.

Bears WR Brandon Marshall was held out of practice Wednesday, but he’ll be back today.

Lions RB Reggie Bush said the blame for sloppy play belongs with players, not coaches.

Packers WR Randall Cobb was happy to be practicing again.

Vikings RB Matt Asiata was held out of practice with a sore ankle (although two other guys named Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart returned.

Falcons rookie CB Desmond Trufant has been one of the few bright spots in an ugly season.

Panthers WR Steve Smith jammed a finger during practice Wednesday, but should be fine.

Mission accomplished: When the Saints cut K Garrett Hartley, it got everyone’s attention.

The Buccaneers have reached new lows offensively, especially on third downs.

No one outside New Orleans will be cheering for the Saints more than the Cardinals.

Rams rookie RB Zac Stacy is closing in on a 1,000-yard season.

The 49ers are going to look to several players to replace the role of injured FB  Bruce Miller.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters: “Boy, our guys are tuned in,” — except for the ones who chose “turn on” or “drop out” of course.