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  1. Rex: Patriots benched Welker out of respect

    Tim Graham

    NEW ORLEANS -- On multiple levels, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was pleased to see Wes Welker standing on the sideline when the New England Patriots' offense took the field in their second-round playoff game. Patriots coach Bill Belichick punished...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  2. Quick Take: Jets at Steelers

    Tim Graham

    Three things to know about next Sunday's New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship Game: 1. The Jets already have won at Heinz Field this season. The Jets rebounded from humiliating back-to-back losses (45-3 to the New England Patriots...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  3. Will trash talk boost Jets-Pats penalties?

    Tim Graham

    Here's example No. 1,675 why it's a bad idea to draw unnecessary attention to yourself. In response to the kind of colorful dialogue you might hear in a Quentin Tarantino film, the NFL has warned teams to watch themselves on the field and that any...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  4. Suggs suggests Brady's titles are fraudulent

    Tim Graham

    There's such a surplus of trash talk lately that shots are being delivered at players in other games. BradySuggsNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continues to be a verbal target, but the latest salvos come from Baltimore Ravens linebacker...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  5. Wes Welker doesn't want to take a knee

    Tim Graham

    A year ago, Wes Welker became Exhibit A in the debate on whether a playoff-bound team should rest its star players for virtually meaningless games at the end of the regular season. The star New England Patriots slot receiver ripped up his left kne...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  6. A look at the Dolphins' dim playoff chances

    Tim Graham

    The Miami Dolphins woke up Sunday morning with negligible playoff hopes and then lost another home game. The Cleveland Browns kicked a field goal as time expired to beat the Dolphins 13-10 in Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins, however, are not mathem...

    Blog | December 05, 2010
  7. Sparano: It's 'back-against-the-wall time'

    Tim Graham

    The Miami Dolphins playoff outlook is grim, which is a shame because they've battled all year and flew to the other side of the continent to wallop a decent Oakland Raiders squad 33-17 on Sunday. The Dolphins haven't owned a losing record all seas...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  8. Week 11 almost certainly sank the Dolphins

    Tim Graham

    Week 11 proved to be completely nasty for the Miami Dolphins. It began poorly enough Thursday night with a shutout loss at home to the Chicago Bears. Their postseason chances were small when Sunday's games kicked off and then became even more r...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  9. Wrap-up: Bears 16, Dolphins 0

    Tim Graham

    A few thoughts about Miami's 16-0 loss to the Bears. What it means: The Dolphins technically aren't out of the playoff race, but they're almost out of hope. To get a wild-card berth, the Dolphins must catch either the AFC East runners-up (New Y...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  10. Midseason Stock Watch: Bills

    Tim Graham

    Power Rankings: Preseason: No. 31. This week: No. 32. 2010 schedule/results Where they stand: The Bills are the NFL's only winless team and on their way to an 11th consecutive season without the playoffs. But the Bills have remained competitive...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  11. Numbers add up to a tight one for Patriots

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots carry serious momentum into Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers in Qualcomm Stadium. The Patriots have won three in a row. Our friends at AccuScore calculate their chances of making the playoffs soared from 50.8 p...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  12. Bruschi's Breakdown: Time to reset offense

    Tim Graham

    If you intend to watch Sunday's playoff rematch between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, or if you simply want to feel smarter about football in general, be sure to check out the latest installment of "Bruschi's Breakdown" at ESPNBoston...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  13. Kevin Faulk's injury a Wes Welkerish jolt

    Tim Graham

    To get an idea of how much Kevin Faulk means to the New England Patriots' offense, think about how unsettled Tom Brady looked without Wes Welker in the playoffs last year. Fortunately for the Patriots, they'll have better time to adjust. We're not...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  14. The Big Question: Three playoff teams?

    Tim Graham

    Could the AFC playoffs feature three teams from the AFC East? For the past three years, the AFC East hardly deserved to send multiple teams to the playoffs. The AFC East arguably didn't warrant extra inclusion in 2009 either. The New York Jets ...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  15. NFL: After Super Bowl, brace for labor unrest

    Tim Graham

    Soon after the Lombardi Trophy is hoisted at Super Bowl XLIV, football's showcase event will give way to an imminent labor clash. Here's what you need to know.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2010
  16. Simms, Dierdorf discuss Jets-Chargers

    Tim Graham

    The analysts from CBS Sports shared their thoughts in advance of Sunday's divisional playoff game between the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers in Qualcomm Stadium. Phil Simms will be the color commentator for the game broadcast. He's most eage...

    Blog | January 15, 2010