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  1. NFL: Two-headed running attacks part of playoff landscape

    Len Pasquarelli

    Teams in the wild-card round embraced the two-to-tango philosophy at running back. Look for that pattern to continue in the divisional round, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2010
  2. Len Pasquarelli reports on what made the difference in the Baltim...

    Len Pasquarelli

    It's a pretty simple play in Cam Cameron's playbook, but Ray Rice made it simply magnificent in helping Baltimore eliminate New England in AFC wild-card play Sunday, Len Pasquarelli writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2010
  3. NFL fines Titans' Haynesworth $5K for hit on Chargers' Rivers

    Len Pasquarelli

    Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for what the league deemed an unnecessary hit on Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers in last week's 17-6 wild card-round defeat.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2008
  4. Hey, look, there are other ways to score!

    Len Pasquarelli

    Running back a turnover or a kick return for a touchdown may prove to be the decisive factor in this weekend's divisional games, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2008
  5. Bucs have a need for speed, youth at wide receiver

    Len Pasquarelli

    For the Bucs to become more than a one-and-done playoff team, Jon Gruden must add playmakers and rethink his offensive design, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2008
  6. Giants' patchwork defense rises to occasion

    Len Pasquarelli

    Instead of making excuses, the Giants' injury-riddled defense made a lot of clutch plays against the Buccaneers, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2008
  7. Stretch drive: What AFC teams must do in the final month

    Len Pasquarelli

    With the regular season winding down, the only remaining intrigue in the AFC is the race for the final wild-card spot.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2007
  8. Toe Tapping: NFL kickers going the distance this season

    Len Pasquarelli

    This has been a season in which NFL kickers and punters have positioned the accent squarely on the first syllable of football. It's the Year of the Kicker, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2007
  9. Grant cleared to start for Jags vs. Chiefs

    Len Pasquarelli

    On Saturday, the underachieving Jaguars got assistance from an inside source, one who will certainly help in trying to slow the Kansas City offense, when starting free safety Deon Grant was cleared to play in the season finale.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2006
  10. OT Jones due back for AFC wild-card battle

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Cincinnati Bengals, who are locked in a fierce battle for an AFC wild card spot, will have standout left offensive tackle Levi Jones back for Sunday's key conference matchup against the Denver Broncos.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2006
  11. Jones-Drew will replace Taylor in Jags' lineup

    Len Pasquarelli

    Jaguars running back Fred Taylor will miss Sunday's game against New England because of a lingering hamstring injury.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2006
  12. Williams to start Sunday vs. Panthers

    Len Pasquarelli

    Facing what is essentially a must-win game as they attempt to remain in the wild card race, the Atlanta Falcons have installed rookie Jimmy Williams as the starting right cornerback for Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2006
  13. Broken ankle to sideline Bengals' Perry for rest of year

    Len Pasquarelli

    Suddenly back in the chase for an AFC wild card berth, by virtue of two straight victories, the resurgent Cincinnati Bengals are suddenly without versatile tailback Chris Perry.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2006
  14. Randle El could make big impact

    Len Pasquarelli

    Looking for a sleeper impact player in Super Bowl XL? Len Pasquarelli says it could be Antwan Randle El in his keys to a Steelers win.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2006
  15. Palmer has knee surgery; faces lengthy rehabilitation

    Len Pasquarelli

    Just two days after he was hurt in the first quarter of thei Bengals' playoff loss, quarterback Carson Palmer had surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2006
  16. Steelers' Morgan to have surgery on fractured fibula

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Steelers have lost wide receiver and kickoff return man Quincy Morgan to a fractured right fibula sustained in Sunday's wild-card victory at Cincinnati, an injury that forced the five-year veteran onto injured reserve Tuesday and will require surgery.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2006