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J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
The Houston Texans now own the AFC South, and they have a message for the rest of the NFL: Last week's debacle against New England was not the real Texans.
Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag when he didn't need to and the Houston Texans made him regret it.
Bears defenders have been running off the field for a half-century now and yelling the same thing at their offensive teammates.
There were many unfamiliar faces at Redskins minicamp this spring, from quarterback Robert Griffin III to a new-look secondary and a new kicker.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin had knee surgery Thursday to deal with slightly torn cartilage.
Aaron Rodgers is the 2011 Male Athlete of the Year chosen by members of The Associated Press after his MVP performance in the Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl victory in February and his stellar play during the team's long unbeaten run this season.
As much as anything, kicking is about timing. So it was nice of Bryson Gano, Graham Gano's newborn son, to come into this world two days before the Washington Redskins' preseason game Friday at Indianapolis. Bryson's father, after all, is battling to keep his job, and a game-day delivery might have proved a distraction.
The Washington Redskins released kicker Shayne Graham on Sunday, but Graham Gano can't celebrate his job security just yet.
This was yet another kick-off that had very little return.
What do I think of the Redskins' 16-7 win over the Steelers on Friday night in their preseason opener at FedEx Field? Oh, there are 11 things I could say:
As John Beck nursed his strained groin on the sideline, Rex Grossman jogged to the end zone for his first in-game audition for the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job. A punt from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Daniel Sepulveda had pinned the first-string offense at its own 1-yard line and a collective groan seemed to emerge from the 68,320 fans at FedEx Field.
Kicker Graham Gano had no competition during the Washington Redskins' training camp last season, which was a bit odd.
Tom Brady threw three touchdowns passes in leading the New England Patriots to a 34-3 rout of the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and the top seed throughout the AFC playoffs.
Mike Nugent kicked a career-high five field goals, two of them in the closing minutes Sunday, and Cincinnati's up-to-the-challenge defense made it hold up for a 15-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
He added a 42-yarder late in the third quarter to make it 20-7.
"You use pregame warmup to try to get a scope of how much it's going to affect your ball," said placekicker Shayne Graham, who played the past seven seasons for Cincinnati. "You know how to keep yourself warm on the sidelines. We've all been doing this job long enough to know how to do that."