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  • Chip Kelly on Andrew Luck: 'He's in that Manning, Brady category'

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    There’s plenty to like about Andrew Luck. Chip Kelly outlined just a few of the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback’s most admirable traits.

    “He’s 6-4, 235 pounds. He’s the smartest guy you’re going to go against,” Kelly said Thursday as the Eagles prepared to battle the Colts on Monday night in a nationally televised game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    “He can make every throw in the book and he also runs a 4.65 (in the 40-yard dash). I think what separates Andrew from a lot of other great quarterbacks is that he has that ability to extend plays, not only staying in the pocket but he can hurt you running the football.

    “You can look it up. He had a lot of 50-plus runs in college, and that’s rare for a quarterback that size. Usually, you get a smaller quarterbacks that can beat you with his feet and is really nimble. He can do all of these other things. But when you look at him the first thing that kind of strikes you is how big he is in person, and then he’s one of the most intelligent guys that we’ve faced and certainly that we’ll face in this league.”

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  • Tiger Woods laughs off Rory McIlroy's age comments

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    For reasons still unknown to many, Rory McIlroy created a bit of a stir last week when he said that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were playing the“last few holes” of their careers.

    The comments were taken out of context, the headline worse than the actual well-thought-out response, and even Tiger Woods said Monday that he thought the remark was “funny.”

    “Phil has less holes to play than I do,” Woods said, laughing. “But it’s reality. We’re all older.”

    This was the first year since 1992 that neither Woods nor Mickelson teed it up at the Tour Championship.

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  • Kirk Cousins has chance to steal Redskins' QB job from RGIII

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    Despite Joe Theismann's opinions during the preseason, Kirk Cousins started the season as the Redskins' backup quarterback. But with Robert Griffin III’s injury likely to keep him out at least a few weeks, Cousins will have the chance to prove he should keep it. His case was bolstered by a 22-of-33 performance in Griffin's stead, as Cousins totaled 250 yards and two touchdowns in the Redskins' 41-10 blowout of the Jaguars.

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    Sun, Sep 14
    Jacksonville10 - 41Washington
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  • Is Jonathan Papelbon destined to be traded out of Philadelphia?

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    HardballTalk's Craig Calcaterra and Jenna Corrado discuss Jonathan Papelbon's blown save on Sunday, a performance after which he was booed by the home crowd. Calcaterra wonders if Papelbon, who has converted 37 of 40 saves during the Phillies' underwhelming 2014 season, is destined to be traded after his contentious campaign in Philly.

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  • Tiger Woods on search for new coach: 'I'm in no hurry'

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    Tiger Woods doesn't have a new swing coach, and he's not anxious to find one anytime soon.

    Woods was at Isleworth Country Club Monday to announce Hero MotoCorp as a new title sponsor for his World Challenge in December and said he hasn't swung a club since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship early last month. The game plan is to begin taking full swings later this month or early October, which will give him two full months to prepare for his appearance in the Hero World Challenge.

    So, since there is no golf swing right now, essentially there isn't a need for a swing coach.

    "Right now I'm trying to get physically better, stronger, faster," Woods said. "I'm in no hurry to look for one. I'm just focused on what I'm doing."

    -- Jay Coffin, GolfChannel.com

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  • NFL Preview: Peyton Manning and Seattle's defense are on a collision course

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    Tony Dungy takes a look ahead to a huge Week 3 matchup between the Broncos and the Seahawks. Dungy says you can bet Peyton Manning has dissected the tape from last year's Super Bowl in order to avoid a repeat performance.

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  • Rex Ryan on costly timeout: 'I guess that rule has changed'

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    There was a brief moment in the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 31-24 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field when it looked like the Jets had tied the game on a Jeremy Kerley touchdown catch.

    It wasn’t to be. The play had been blown dead as the line judge called timeout.

    Replays showed offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg gesturing for a timeout and the Jets said that was the case after the game. Mornhinweg, who didn’t speak to the media per the usual Jets routine, apparently didn’t like the play call, which led to shouting and gesturing for a timeout. The official didn’t grant the stoppage, but defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson did notice Mornhinweg and leaned forward to tell the official. Richardson said after the game that he got the impression that Mornhinweg had changed his mind again, but it was too late.

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  • Chargers showcase blueprint for beating Seahawks' Richard Sherman

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    Rodney Harrison takes a look at the Chargers' decision to go after Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman in their 30-21 win over the defending Super Bowl champions. Harrison says the NFL's new contact rule is very much in favor of the offense and teams have to use small receivers who are quick in order to beat Sherman.

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    Sun, Sep 14
    Seattle21 - 30San Diego
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  • Dungy says Panthers, Bengals boast big-time defenses

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    There were two defenses that caught Tony Dungy's eye during Week 2, both of which held top-notch offenses to 10 points or less. The Bengals held Matt Ryan and his dynamic receiving corps to just three points for the game's first 48 minutes, while the Panthers kept the Lions' potent attack to a single touchdown. With both teams sitting at 2-0, Dungy says these are two defenses that oppositions don't want to see come December.

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  • Sunday Night Football: Bears score 21 in 4th to rally by 49ers

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    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler didn’t really look like much until it looked like the 49ers collapsed his lungs.

    But after taking that helmet-to-sternum shot from 49ers defensive end Quinton Dial just before halftime, Cutler actually looked sharper than before.

    Cutler led the Bears back to a 28-20 win over the 49ers, after they trailed 17-0 in the second quarter.

    He only threw for 176 yards, but that was as much game plan as anything (they wanted to run and feature the tight ends early), as the four touchdown passes made up for that.

    It’s clear that wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery weren’t 100 percent because of injuries which forced roster moves late in the week.

    And with neither able to run the way they normally can, it’s not a total surprise that Cutler was missing them high throughout the first half.

    It’s also a surprise that Cutler survived the hit.

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