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Dolphins survive Arizona comeback bid; Ryan Tannehill injured

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On a rainy Sunday afternoon in south Florida, the Miami Dolphins were cruising to a victory over the Arizona Cardinals. In the end, Miami would need a last second field goal from Andrew Franks to escape with a 26-23 victory. The Dolphins bottled up Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson in the first half. Palmer had his worst half as a Cardinal, throwing for only 50 yards. Miami would take a 21-9 lead and appeared headed for an easy…

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Ravens answer to Dolphins’ winning streak: “Never more”

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The Miami Dolphins had been riding high on a six-game winning streak before traveling to Baltimore for Sunday’s game. With all due apologies to Edgar Allan Poe, “Quoth the Ravens, nevermore.” Miami was buried by the Ravens, 38-6 ending their winning streak and making them look as they did earlier in the season. The Dolphins looked like fish out water as their running game was nearly non-existent and quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered three interceptions. Baltimore, on the other hand, was…

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QBs aside, keep an eye on Rob Gronkowski, Demaryius Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald and Jonathan Stewart

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Championship Sunday is more than just the quarterbacks. Sure, Brady-Manning 17 dominated headlines for the AFC title game and Cam-Carson is a battle of former No. 1 overall picks in the NFC. But several other offensive stars are playing in both games. Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Ronnie Hillman, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, David Johnson, Jonathan Stewart and Greg Olsen are among the skill players who had productive seasons. Some of the league’s best blockers will be…

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Cardinals top Packers in classic NFC playoff game

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The Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers played a memorable Divisional Playoff game on Saturday. Arizona won the game, 26-20 in overtime, but that does not begin to tell the entire story. Two receivers, one for each team, were front and center with the key plays of the game. Few have heard of Jeff Janis, but he had 145 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Packers. Most football fans have heard of all-pro receiver Larry Fitzgerald. All he…

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Breaking down the NFL playoff Saturday

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Here it is football fans, the best weekend in the NFL season: four premier playoff games over the next two days. Unlike last weekend, this week the NFL’s four best teams recordwise are on the schedule. Let’s break it down Saturday’s games, shall we? 4:35 p.m. Saturday afternoon – Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots, CBS, Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts on the broadcast. The question is: Can K.C. do it? Can they go into Foxborough and somehow steal a…

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NFL teams can collapse after losing QB; ask 2014 Cardinals

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Peyton Manning is out. So is Andrew Luck. Tony Romo is finally ready to come back, after the Cowboys went 0-7 without him. Losing an elite quarterback can be devastating to a team. No one knows that better than the Arizona Cardinals. They are the poster child for how things can head south in a hurry when the main man goes down. Since the midpoint of the 2013 season, the Cardinals are 20-4 when Carson Palmer starts, 5-6 without him.…

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New digital ad shows Marco Rubio getting key intel before GOP debate (it’s not what you think)

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Marco Rubio’s latest Web ad shows the presidential candidate getting some last-minute data on the competition ahead of Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican debate in Boulder, Colorado. In the 75-second spot, the Miami Republican is sitting at his laptop as he places a call for the latest information on “Cruz,” “Carson” and “Bush.” “It’s Marco,” he says. “What’s the latest on Cruz … is he and or is he out … Because I keep seeing reports here about both.” Rubio then…

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