Sunday, December 30, 2007

Two stations resolve issue over Pats-Giants game

Two stations resolve issue over Pats-Giants game
Two local TV stations have resolved their dispute with the NFL Network over Saturday night's broadcast of the potentially historic Patriots-Giants game.

Buffalo safety Whitner to miss finale
Bills starting safety Donte Whitner will miss Buffalo's season finale at Philadelphia on Sunday because of the flu. Whitner did not travel with the team to Philadelphia, the Bills said Saturday. This will be the first game Whitner has missed this season. He started the first 15 and was third on the team with 102 tackles. The Bills (7-8), who have been eliminated from playoff contention. They are trying to finish with at least eight wins for the fourth time this decade.

Your turn: Weinke slated to start at QB for 49ers
Out of football only two weeks ago, veteran quarterback Chris Weinke will be in the starting lineup for San Francisco when the 49ers conclude their season against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon.

NFL could see 64 starting QBs by end of weekend
The NFL quarterback carousel, which has spun at breakneck speeds in 2007, will reach historic proportions in this final weekend of the season.

Garber: Anderson exceeds expectations
At the start of the season, Derek Anderson seemed destined for backup quarterback obscurity. Now he's a budding star largely responsible for the Browns' unexpected rise, writes Greg Garber.

Hit by injuries, Pats' offensive line patches holes
The New England Patriots will attempt to complete the NFL's first 16-0 regular season on Saturday minus the entire starting right side of their offensive line.

Colts sign safety Sanders to five-year, $37.5 million extension
The Indianapolis Colts signed safety Bob Sanders to five-year, $37.5 million extension that includes $20 million in guarantees, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter.

Report: Lions' O-coordinator Martz set to be fired
The Detroit Lions are expected to fire offensive coordinator Mike Martz after Sunday's season finale against Green Bay, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site.

Testaverde to retire following Sunday's game
Carolina Panthers quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who is eighth in NFL career touchdown passes and has thrown a touchdown pass in a league-record 21 straight seasons, will retire following Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.

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