Tuesday morning one-liners


Said Bills coach Doug Marrone of RB Fred Jackson, “He just continues to amaze me. The way he goes about his business, I give him credit. Everyone knows we took him out during this week to rest him a little bit. He’s taken some good shots along the year. Early on, I think maybe some other players that have had what he has—I’m not sure they can go out and perform like that. I give him a lot of credit and I admire him for that.”

The lack of a run game creates other problems for the Miami offense.

WR Julian Edelman has been very reliable for the Patriots this season.

Jets DT Leger Douzable broke out an elaborate sack dance last Sunday.

The Patriots were able to take Ravens TE Dennis Pitta out of Sunday’s game.

It’s been a low key celebration of the Bengals’ division title.

The Browns don’t register much on the national stage.

Some of the young Steelers linebackers have found their footing.

The Texans are down to one healthy tight end.

With his offensive role cut, Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey volunteered for special teams duty.

The Jaguars receivers have turned in consistent performances this season.

The Titans will try to snap a five-game home losing streak this week.

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno cracked the 1,000-yard mark, but other milestones captured more attention last Sunday.

The Chiefs are expected to sign FB Eric Kettani to their practice squad.

The Raiders know all of their opponents for next season.

TE John Phillips won’t play again for the Chargers this season.

Five things to ponder about the Cowboys that only sort of include QB Tony Romo’s health.

Giants S Will Hill’s weekend started with an arrest, but it ended in better fashion.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly has shown a talent for connecting with the team’s fanbase.

Nick Williams showed the Redskins some skills as a kick returner.

Bears LB Lance Briggs’ return to the lineup was not a smashing success.

Twelve things the Lions should do for a better 2014 season.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy wishes the “officiating mechanics were intact” at the end of his team’s loss to the Steelers.

What members of the Vikings defense should stick around?

Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez added one more Monday night touchdown.

LB Thomas Davis’ interception on Sunday was a “huge” play in the Panthers win.

Said Saints S Malcolm Jenkins of S Kenny Vaccaro’s injury, “That’s a tough loss to us. He’s definitely a big part of what we do on defense, but we’ve got guys that fill in, and anytime someone’s gotten injured this year, we’ve had guys fill in a play well. So I think we’ll be all right.”

Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano defended S Dashon Goldson after Goldson’s latest personal foul for an illegal hit.

The Cardinals are trying to remain focused only on the things they can control.

The Rams’ run defense has shown improvement of late.

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said RB Frank Gore’s touchdown run was not the play called by the team’s coaches.

Said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, “Don’t go all crazy on us now. We’ve had a terrific season.”