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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said he felt Matthew Stafford was "maligned" in the past -- perhaps unfairly. Said he believes this is the most consistent streak he has been on.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said "we'll see, injury report" on status of cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring). He was hurt in the first half against Washington.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell said "any final decision is mine" in terms of replacing Laken Tomlinson at LG with Graham Glasgow. Glasgow started Sunday against Washington.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell "not certain" Jim Bob Cooter's play designs are different from others.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Cowboys return from their bye week the only player missing from practice is Tyron Smith, who has been dealing with back issues for most of the season. Cornerback Morris Claibone is on the practice field after suffering a concussion Oct. 16 against the Green Bay Packers. While he is closer to returning to practice, Tony Romo is not on the field Monday.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints CB Delvin Breaux ramped up his rehab Monday by going through positional drills to test out his, leg six weeks after breaking his fibula. He said he felt good and "won the day," hopes to return soon.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Vaccaro knows what the matchup will be like against Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham after battling him for two years in practice. And he expects a little extra fire in Graham's return to New Orleans after being traded last year. "If I ever get traded, you better watch out," Vaccaro said.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton beat WR Devin Funchess to the ball in what has become a daily ritual because Funchess is not here. No word on why. Funchess went to Detroit during the bye week.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks ruptured his right quad tendon against the Vikings, Doug Pederson announced. He will have surgery soon and is out for the year. The Eagles recently brought rookie corner CJ Smith up from the practice squad. Will be on lookout for additional help.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers CB Damarious Randall (groin) underwent surgery over the weekend, according to league sources. It's not expected to be season ending, but he will miss a few more games. More details to come.


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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

I had a chance to study the Dolphins-Bills game film this morning. The left side of Miami's O-line was downright dominant. So much push off the snap that Buffalo actually began stacking that side in the second half.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

As Niners head coach Chip Kelly said, the Bucs played a lot more man-coverage than they expected yesterday, which allowed Colin Kaepernick to use his legs. It also meant he had to be tighter on his throws. "You're not throwing into windows. You're throwing into one man."

Vote: Just how good are the Vikings?

The Vikings were the NFL's final unbeaten team, but "got whipped" (Mike Zimmer's words) by the Eagles on Sunday. Are they still a Super Bowl contender? Are they even a playoff team? Vote!

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