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Return man Brandon Tate gives and receives
Brandon Tate has taken his share of flack this season for some of his decision-making as the Bengals’ return specialist. Tate not only sparked Sunday’s 20-13 victory at the Edward Jones Dome against the St. Louis Rams with a record-breaking...

Brandon Tate keeps Bengals in playoff state
It sounded as if his teammates agreed with Bengals special teams ace Brandon Johnson after wide receiver Brandon Tate broke opened what was turning into a can of worms in the hollows of the Edward Jones Dome. “He definitely gets...

Biggest day of the year doesn't end with a win for Greg Little
Through the first four quarters, Browns receiver Greg Little looked more like a Pro Bowler and Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald like a rookie. But Little's sensational performance -- including a 76-yard TD catch from Seneca Wallace -- fizzled when the...

Robert Quinn: Blocking punts like rushing the passer
Rookie DE Robert Quinn blocked his third punt of the season on Sunday. The block led to a 43-yard Josh Brown FG. “It’s kind of like rushing the passer with less responsibilities,” Quinn said...

Video: Julius Peppers forces a fumble
Julius Peppers knocks the ball away from Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson in the end zone, and the Bears pounce on it for six...

T.J. Yates not motivated by draft-day experience
He has started two games, winning both. Last week, the second victory, was against Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton, the 35th choice in the 2011 NFL Draft. Today’s opponent features the No. 1 overall pick, Carolina’s Cam Newton. And in a couple...

Texans riding steady hand of Yates
T..J. Yates led kids on a shopping spree around a sporting goods store this week as a pack of cameramen recorded his every move. Nearby, at the Houston Texans' merchandise store, patrons asked clerks when the “Yates” jerseys would hit...

John Bunting to Pitt?
Lots of talk regarding Coach John Bunting to Pitt, especially on Twitter. While the whole Todd Graham thing was definitely a fiasco (can't believe that that guy took yet another new job after coming to Pitt for just one year),...

From nowhere to playoffs for UNC's Yates
On Sunday in Reliant Stadium, Cam Newton and T.J. Yates will start against each other when the Panthers visit the Texans, who locked down the franchise's first playoff berth last Sunday when Yates - the third-team quarterback three weeks ago...

Panthers look to slow down ex-Tar Heels QB T.J. Yates
The Carolina Panthers know if they want to get back on the winning track Sunday against the Houston Texans they'll need to do something nobody has managed to accomplish — beat T.J. Yates. Yates has rewritten the history books this...

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