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Friday
Nov252011

Lions Will Place Running Back Jahvid Best On Injured Reserve

Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Detroit Lions found out that they will be without one of their biggest offensive play makers for the rest of the season. The team announced that they will place running back Javhid Best on the injured reserved list, which will end his season.

Best, the Lions leading rusher this season, has been out since week 6 of the season after suffering from concussion-related symptoms. It was Best's second concussion of the season, and the 22-year old Best has been unable to get back on the field.

"From the outset, we have been appropriately cautious and have followed all medical protocol with respect to Jahvid's injury," Lions head coach Jim Schwartz told DetroitLions.com. "We look forward to his continued improvement and eventual return to the field."

Best ran for 390 yards while also gaining 287 yards receiving.

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Friday
Nov252011

Eagles' Vick/Asomugha Unlikely To Play Sunday

Rich Schultz /Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- It is looking more and more likely that the Philadelphia Eagles will be without two of their best weapons on offense and defense this Sunday against the New England Patriots.

 Quarterback Michael Vick continued his week-long trend by not practicing today, making his playing status very much in doubt. Vick has been dealing with broken ribs since the team's loss to the Arizona Cardinals two weeks ago. Vick missed the team's game last week against the New York Giants, and will likely miss the team's game this Sunday.

 Meanwhile, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is also expected to miss the game with a knee injury. If Asomugha misses only one game, it will mean a huge sigh of relief for the Eagles. Yesterday, Asomugha was carted off the field during the team's practice after hurting his knee in a non-contact situation.

 The fear originally was that Asomugha suffered a serious knee injury that would threaten the rest of his season. As it turns out, the injury was not as serious as suspected. Asomugha suffered a hyper extended knee which shouldn't threaten his playing status for the rest of the season.

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Friday
Nov252011

Raiders (6-4) Host Bears (7-3) on Sunday

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Oakland Raiders (6-4) will look to continue their successful 2011 season on Sunday when they host the Chicago Bears (7-3).

The Raiders are coming off a win last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings and their defense will have to be ready for Bears running back Matt Forte.

Chicago this week announced that quarterback Jay Cutler will be out for the remainder of the season after he fractured his thumb in last Sunday's win over the Chargers.

Drawing up the plays will be backup quarterback Caleb Hanie, trying to lead the Bears to a win and run into the playoffs.  No pressure, right?

"I feel very comfortable in the situation I'm in," said Hanie.  "Our defense is playing excellent, taking away the football, our running game is solid, our receivers are starting to make plays."

"Dug up everything we can on him," said Raiders head coach Hue Jackson.  "Obviously we know they're going to run it and they're going to throw it.  Bottom line is we have to play good sound fundamental defense and that's the most important thing."

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Friday
Nov252011

Bailey Kicks Cowboys Past Dolphins

National Football League(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys (7-4) kicker Dan Bailey has now won two games with his foot in five days. 

He beat the Redskins last Sunday and took care of the Miami Dolphins (3-8) on Thursday with his last-second field goal to make Dallas 20-19 winners on Thanksgiving.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was far from perfect but led his team down the field when it counted to give Bailey a chance to end the game and give Dallas its fourth straight win.

"We're just finding ways to win," said Romo.

Miami had numerous opportunities to punch the ball into the end zone but failed on four attempts and settled for field goals which proved to be costly in the end.

"When you come into somebody else's place, those (deep drives) have got to be touchdowns," said Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano.

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Friday
Nov252011

Tucker Leads Texas Past Aggies

Darren Carroll/Getty Images(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) -- Texas (7-4) kicker Justin Tucker finished off the 118th game between his team and Texas A&M (6-6) with a game-winning 40-yard field goal that made the Longhorns' 27-25 winners Thursday night.

Texas A&M is headed to the Southerneastern Conference next season and the Aggies sent them out of the Big-12 in dramatic fashion.

"He makes them all the time, he's one of the most accurate kickers in the country," said Texas head coach Mack Brown.  "What a great game, give Texas A&M credit, this is the way a rival game should end up."

The field goal was fueled by a 15-yard penalty, followed by Texas quarterback Case McCoy's 25-yard run to put Tucker in a good position.

"They played their hearts out tonight," Tucker said about the Aggies. "But sending them off to the SEC with a sour taste in their mouth feels pretty good."

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Friday
Nov252011

Harbaugh Bowl Goes to John, Ravens Beat 49ers 16-6

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- It was a short week for both teams coming into Thursday night's Thanksgiving Day showdown but the game came down to the wire and neither team showed a sign of fatigue.

The Baltimore Ravens (8-3) topped the San Francisco 49ers (9-2) 16-6.  With the win, the first ever matchup between the Harbaugh brothers went to the eldest, John.

"Just running across the field, you feel really humble and thankful, it's Thanksgiving," said Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. "We have so much to be thankful for."

In the victory, the Ravens tied a franchise record with nine total sacks on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.

"It was a big game," said 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.  "I thought our players played their hearts out, we didn't win, but we'll learn from it and use this game to make us stronger."

The loss snapped the 49ers eight-game winning streak.

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Thursday
Nov242011

Scoreboard Roundup 11-24-11

Scott Boehm/Getty ImagesNFL:

The Green Bay Packers (11-0) got past the Detroit Lions (7-4), 27-15

The Dallas Cowboys (7-4) edged the Miami Dolphins (3-8), 20-19

The Baltimore Ravens (8-3) beat the San Francisco 49ers (9-2), 16-6

College Basketball Top 25:

(4) Connecticut (5-0) took care of UNC-Ashville (2-3), 63-73

(20) Florida State defeated Massachusetts (4-1), 73-53

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Thursday
Nov242011

Packers Stay Perfect After Defeating the Lions 27-15; Suh Ejected

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- So much for the Lions ending the Packers run at perfection. Despite a close first half, the Green Bay showed why they're the defending Super Bowl champions.

The game started out as a defensive struggle, with the Packers leading just 7-0 at halftime. Both offenses came to life after the half, though. The Packers scored 17 points in the third quarter alone, and built a 24-0 lead. The Lions didn't go without a fight. Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford led the Lions to 15 fourth-quarter points, but it wasn't enough. The Packers are now 11-0 on the season.

"Big road win, the division games are always the biggest," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. "We knew it was going to a physical, aggressive game. The stadium was electric, it was a great atmosphere. It's all part of Thanksgiving day, so we feel very good about ourselves today."

The day didn't go so well for Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh was ejected in the third quarter after stomping on Packers' guard Evan Dietrich-Smith's right arm. Since Suh's rookie season last year, no other player has racked up as many personal foul penalties.

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Thursday
Nov242011

Eagles' Asomugha Carted Off Field During Practice with Knee Injury

Chris Trotman/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Just when it looked like things could be looking up for the Philadelphia Eagles, they saw one of their star players go down with an injury heading into a critical game. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was carted off the practice field after suffering an injury to his left knee during practice Thursday.

"It's painful to see," Eagles safety Kurt Coleman told csnphilly.com. "You never want to see a teammate go down, especially when it's your lower body. But hopefully he'll be back soon."

While the injury is not believed to be as serious as some previously thought, Asomugha's status for the Eagles' game Sunday against the New England Patriots is unknown as of now.

The 30-year old Asomugha was the prized free agent signing by the team in the offseason. He signed a five-year, $60 million contract during the summer.

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Thursday
Nov242011

USC AD: Too Late On Barkley for Heisman Campaign

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- USC quarterback Matt Barkley is having a Heisman-Trophy worthy season so far, but his school is behind the eight ball getting his name out there for the voters.

The school's Athletic Director, Pat Haden, regrets not starting the quarterback's Heisman campaign earlier. Barkley has established himself as not only one of the top quarterbacks, but one of the top players in the nation. The school, however, didn't start Barkley's Heisman push until this week.

""There's buzz now, but he's been playing great for a good month," Haden told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "He's been playing sensationally and he's clearly done his part, so I wish I would have initiated it earlier, thought about pushing it earlier."

Barkley has led the Trojans to a 9-2 record while throwing for 3,105 yards and 33 touchdowns.

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