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  • Percy Harvin moving to the New York Jets helps both teams. Custom New England Patriots Jerseys . For the Jets, they get a player that can take a simple pass play and make it a major result. Geno Smith needs a support player like Harvin so he does not have to be the reason for the offence and its success or failure. As simple as it sounds, he is so talented that you simply pitch the ball to him and let him go. The Jets play the Bills and now they have to defend Harvin; that will be a challenge. For Seattle, the best assessment I heard was addition by subtraction. Remember the Seahawks have to sign Russell Wilson as soon as next year and without Harvin money on the books it makes Wilson a guaranteed Seahawk in the near future. Then there is the subtraction from the locker room. Over time, it’s just a consistency that Harvin cant get along and over time a decision was made that his personality is not worth the possibility of on-field excellence. It only takes two or three negative personalities to suppress all others and I wonder if that was a reason. In Indianapolis it was pretty impressive what the Colts did to the Bengals in winning 27-0. The Colts had 27 first downs, the Bengals had just eight. 506 total yards to 135, 171 rushing yards to 32. And finally 40 minutes time of possession to 20. The Colts beat a Bengals team as thoroughly as I have seen in recent history and looking at what Dallas did yesterday. Dallas is the best in the NFC, the Colts are the best in the AFC. In Denver, nobody has thrown more touchdown passes than Peyton Manning. 22-26, 318 yards and four touchdowns as Denver destroyed San Francisco. When the record was broken did you notice that Manning must have high-fived or shook hands or hugged or acknowledged everyone on the team. And I mean everyone. Starters, reserve players, coaches, fans, ball boys, I mean everybody. Is he the greatest of all time? Probably, that conversation could go on forever. But after such a dramatic accomplishment Manning could have run to the 50 and accepted applause for as long as he wanted. Yet quite the opposite, he made an effort to include everyone and that was as fun to watch as any of the four touchdown passes. Classy response to success. In Buffalo, first it was Kiko Alonso gone for the year, then EJ Manual benched and now not one but two running backs out for a least four weeks. CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson are very good running backs so how will Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon do? May be a tough day next Sunday. The Jets defensive front seven is one of the best and to think they will play as well as Spiller and Jackson is unrealistic. The Bills do win their fair share of close games but if Dallas lost DeMarco Murray and Joseph Randle even they would struggle. Football luck has not been on the side of the Bills. And speaking of DeMarco Murray. It was the seventh time this year that he gained 100 or more to start a season breaking Jim Brown’s record. Hidden hero was offensive tackle Jeremey Parnell who played right tackle replacing injured Doug Free. He didnt look out of place at all and may be one of the top six offensive linemen in the league. This is a record that was held by Brown going back to 1958 so there have been many a running back playing since then. Washington at Dallas this Sunday night. Logic says it goes to eight in a row especially considering Brian Orakpo is out for the year for Washington. In Chicago, the Bears lose to the Dolphins and Brandon Marshall says it is unacceptable. Now really that is all he said. There was nothing derogatory or critical, just said this has to change. He complimented the players around him from Alshon Jeffery to Matt Forte to Martellus Bennett to the offensive line. He said nothing wrong and in some ways everything right. The Bears have the talent and would be surprised if the second half of the season was not better than the first. On offence anyway. So what is happening in Seattle? Nothing that is really that unusual. When you win a Super Bowl, trying to win it again is tougher than winning it the first time. Everyone gets paid. Not just the starters in the secondary but players get appearances and associations off the field that take away from what you want to get done on the field. And you dont realize it. It is extremely subtle and quick. For many players they come from difficult and poor backgrounds then in one year everything changes. Your childhood goal is realized and you are anything but poor. You’re rich. Is success harder to handle than adversity? No way. But it is different. Seattle is going through a process and the unknown is the length of the process; when it will end. This year or next year? And Finally, Monday night football, Houston at Pittsburgh. It just seemed that the Texans were under complete control until the last two minutes of the first half. Sometimes it is smarter to just down the ball as opposed to making something happen. Houston learned that in a most painful way. Ryan Allen Jersey .ca has you covered for whos in, whos out and what to expect from all 30 teams. John Hannah Jersey . You can watch coverage on TSN, TSN2 and CTV beginning today at 3pm et/Noon pt. The championships will feature approximately 250 of Canadas best figure skaters in senior, junior and novice as they vie for spots on the national team, international assignments and will act as the final step in the 2014 Olympic qualification process.VANCOUVER -- Senators rookie Cody Ceci is trying to help his team by helping his own cause. Cecis second-period goal stood up as the winner as the Ottawa Senators downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 before a disappointed crowd of more than 50,000 people Sunday in the NHL Heritage Classic. "It means a lot," said Ceci, a 20-year-old Ottawa native. "These are points that we need right now going down the stretch, and it means a lot to me. Im just trying to earn my spot here." The Senators (27-23-11) posted their first win in three games and kept pace in the race for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The Canucks (28-25-10) suffered their ninth loss in 10 games and remained on the bubble in their quest for eighth in the Western Conference. Ceci put the Senators ahead 3-2 midway through the second. The defenceman moved up, took a pass from Jason Spezza, and fired home a shot from right wing on a three-on-two rush. He helped the Sens make a classic comeback as they produced four unanswered goals after trailing 2-0 in the first five minutes. The score was tied 2-2 after the first period before Ceci decided the outcome in the second and Greening closed out the scoring in the third. "I think it was huge that we tied the game before going into the intermission," said Ceci. "That was big for us, just because weve had it tough lately before the (Olympic) break and the game right after it." The Senators bounced back from a humiliating 6-1 home loss to Detroit on Thursday in their first game after the Olympic break. Ceci went minus-2 in the loss. "Its great to be young," said Senators coach Paul MacLean. "They have short memories." Both of Cecis goals this season have been game-winners. He led the Sens to a win over St. Louis in mid-December. Clarke MacArthur, Erik Karlsson and Colin Greening, into an empty net with 1:33 left in the game, also scored for Ottawa. Jason Garrison and Zack Kassian scored for the Canucks before Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson shut them out the rest of the game. Anderson, who appeared to have little difficulty playing in a stadium venue with different lighting than a traditional arena, posted his 20th win of the season, recording 29 saves as Vancouver outshot the Sens 31-28. MacLean praised Anderson for making difficult saves look easy, but the goaltenders calm demeanour between the pipes defied how he actually felt at the outset of the game. "It was one of those things where you have the butterflies going and the nerves going," he said. "Everythings just a little bit different than your usual normal routine. a Its a big win for us and its a great venue and its one of those things that well be smiling about for while, because its kind of a once-in-a-lifetime experience." Canucks goalie Eddie Lack, who appeared to be fighting the puck at times and gave up more rebounds than usual, suffered the loss as he drew his third consecutive start following the NHLs Olympic break. Nominal No. 1 Roberto Luongo watched from the bench while sportingg a toque and replica vintage pads and gloves. Tom Brady Jersey. Vancouver coach John Tortorella spent much of his post-game news conference talking about his goaltending decision rather than Vancouvers continued scoring struggles, which were made worse by Daniel Sedins departure due to injury in the second period. "Before this game, the way Eddie was playing, I thought (he) was our best chance to get these two points," said Tortorella. Fans chanted for Luongo during the game but Tortorella, who said he didnt notice the crowd activities, stuck with Lack. The coach said Luongo was angry about the decision, but believes the veteran goaltender will use the sit-down as motivation. "I thought (Lack) looked not himself, but he made some big saves, too," said Tortorella. "Im sure hed like to have that third one back." The game was designed as a tribute to the 1915 Stanley Cup final series between the eventual-champion Vancouver Millionaires and Ottawa Senators. The Canucks wore maroon and cream-coloured replica Millionaires jerseys while the Senators sported duds similar to those of their predecessors. Coaches wore varsity-styled jackets rather than their usual suits. "It was a pretty cool setting, just to have that many people watch the game, and it was loud all game long," said Ceci. "We were in Vancouver, but there was a lot of Ottawa fans, so its good to see fans come out all that way." The NHLs outdoor series was forced to go indoors as the B.C. Place Stadium roof was closed due to rain. The weather teased Vancouver and Ottawa players who had hoped the roof would remain open. "I was glad (organizers) had the option to close it, because it probably would have ruined the game if it was raining out," said Spezza. "The ice got bad as it was with it closed." While the main goal was to get two points, Spezza enjoyed playing the role of spoiler before the large crowd. "There was so much hype around the game and so much talk about it," he said. "Its nice to get the win. It makes it more enjoyable for everybody, our families included. We dont have to tippy-toe around tonight." Spezza, who provided a nifty backhand pass on Cecis winning goal, hopes the win is also the start of Ottawas march to the playoffs. "We had a tough one against Detroit," he said. "It was a very important game, and we knew that we needed this one." Tortorella felt the loss of Daniel Sedin, who was hurt in a collision with Ottawa defenceman Marc Methot affected his team offensively because lines had to be juggled. His twin brother Henrik was less than pleased with the outcome. "Thats a game we should have won," he said. Notes: Canadian music star Sarah McLachlan sang the national anthem. aMembers of the 1994 Canucks team that reached the Stanley Cup final and Canadas 2014 Olympic gold-medal-winning womens hockey squad were saluted before the game. a NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance. a The stadiums field was covered with fake snow and featured vintage Vancouver and Ottawa logos. Cheap Jerseys Throwback Wholesale NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback China NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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