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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lets one fly during a 42-14 rout of the Texans on Dec. 10, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Make A Mockery Of AFC Showdown, Destroy Powerhouse Texans

Look out. That familiar sight is the New England Patriots romping through December, looking like a Super Bowl team.

12/11/2012

Gary Kubiak (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Silverman: Smith, Kubiak Lead This Year’s Class Of Top NFL Coaches

The NFL is not a place for the patient, yet the two most successful coaches in this year’s regular season have benefited from owners who take a long-term view.

12/06/2012

Peyton Manning (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

It was a tough week for the Top 10, as the Niners, Giants, Ravens and Bears all lost. The Steelers, Bengals, Seahawks and Redskins are all poised and ready to crack the rankings.

12/05/2012

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans celebrates with teammates after scoring on a one-yard run. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 13 NFL Power Rankings

Through 12 weeks, which team is the NFL’s biggest surprise? How about the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who are 7-4? The biggest disappointment? That honor goes to the dysfunctional 3-8 “Dream Team” Eagles.

11/28/2012

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz (L) talks with NFL official Jerry Bergman during a disputed play during the game against the Houston Texans at Ford Field on November 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Texans defeated the Lions 34-31.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NFL To Examine Replay Rule From Lions Vs. Texans Game

A top NFL executive says the rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston touchdown Thursday “may be too harsh” and will be re-examined immediately.

11/23/2012

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz (L) talks with NFL official Jerry Bergman during a disputed play during the game against the Houston Texans at Ford Field on November 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Texans defeated the Lions 34-31.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Kallas: Jim Schwartz And The NFL: Dumb And Dumber

Well, you can’t make this stuff up. By now you’ve all seen the disputed touchdown play in Texans vs. Lions game on Thanksgiving day.

11/23/2012

Houston Texans v Detroit Lions

After Schwartz’s Mistake, Texans Beat Lions 34-31 In OT

Shayne Graham’s 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted the Houston Texans to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday

11/22/2012

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Texans Score Disputed TD Against Lions

The TD counted and Detroit was called for unsportsmanlike conduct. A Lions spokesman said a coach is not allowed to challenge scoring plays, which are automatically reviewed.

11/22/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 12 NFL Power Rankings

It’s my favorite time of the season — Thanksgiving week. The byes are over, the playoff push is on with six weeks to go and Thursday boasts a stellar triple-header of holiday football.

11/20/2012

Eli Manning - (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images), Ben Roethlisberger (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants, Steelers, Bears Prepared For QB Injuries

Backup quarterback used to be considered a vital position. However, many teams are gambling that they aren’t going to suffer key quarterback injuries.

11/17/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

There are no more undefeated teams as the Falcons fell Sunday in New Orleans. We also got our first tie since 2008 — where’s Donovan McNabb when you need him?

11/14/2012

Steve Slaton (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) and Kahlil Bell. (Photo by NFL Photos)

Report: Jets Working Out RBs Slaton, Bell

According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the New York Jets are working out free agent running backs Steve Slaton and Kahlil Bell.

11/13/2012

Matt Ryan (Credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Silverman: First-Half Flashes Often Lack NFL Staying Power

You can look at the standings and get a pretty good read on the teams that are going to be in the playoffs at the conclusion of the year. But several of those teams still have a lot to prove.

11/08/2012

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Benigno’s Best: Week 10 NFL Power Rankings

Atlanta is still undefeated, but I’m not totally buying into them. It’s all about the playoffs with this group.

11/06/2012

Roddy White (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

Seven weeks into the season the Eagles have fired their defensive coordinator and the Panthers have fired their GM. Atlanta remains the league’s only unbeaten team, and only three AFC teams have winning records.

10/24/2012

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