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Buccaneers take O.J. Howard in 1st round; UF’s Jarrad Davis goes to Lions

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Alabama tight end O.J. Howard with the 19th pick in the NFL draft, providing young quarterback Jameis Winston with another playmaker for an improved offense. Winston threw for more than 4,000 yards each of the past two seasons, however the Bucs have struggled to score points. General manager Jason Licht and coach Dirk Koetter are counting on him to be able to get the ball in the end zone with more regularity after adding Howard,…

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Don Shula, Dolphins have great Christmas memories

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Don Shula is known for winning a lot of games as an NFL head coach. For those in need of a reminder of just how many, make a reservation at one of the Shula 347 Grills in Coral Gables, Lake Mary or Tallahassee. Of those 347 wins, 276 came while he was coaching the Miami Dolphins. Until the Buccaneers came to Tampa and the Jaguars to Jacksonville, the Dolphins were Florida’s team for a decade. Two of Shula’s career victories…

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Why do the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving?

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Every year since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for a Thanksgiving game, no matter how bad their record has been. When this year’s 7-3 squad squares off against the undefeated Green Bay Packers, you might find yourself wondering why the Lions get the plum gig of playing a nationally televised game every Turkey Day. So what’s the origin of Detroit’s most beloved football tradition this side of the old “Fire Millen!” chants? And what about the other…

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Jags lose another close one as Lions prevail

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Once again the Jacksonville Jaguars had a chance to win a game, but once again it was the other team making the plays needed to win. The Detroit Lions scored two non-offensive touchdowns and made a fourth quarter comeback to beat Jacksonville 26-19 at Ford Field on Sunday. The Jaguars defense showed up to play and they deserved a better fate. Detroit was able to manage only 14 rushing yards all day and they sacked Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford three…

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