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  • Rams starting QB Austin Davis admits team security still checks his ID

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    Austin Davis was a couple spots on the depth chart away from seeing the field before the season started but after injuries to Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill, the undrafted 25-year-old found himself listed as the Rams' starting quarterback.

    Fast forward to Week 7 and Davis is completing 18 of 21 passes to lead St. Louis over the reigning Super Bowl champions in his fifth start under center. Still, the Southern Miss product admitted in an interview on The Dan Patrick Show, he has managed to keep his anonymity intact. Despite guiding the Rams to their most competitive stretch of football in some time, Davis has yet to be recognized on the streets of St. Louis.

    "Really only at the stadium," said Davis, who enjoys the low profile. "I didn't start playing football to be a superstar or a hero. I just like playing the game, so I'm getting an opportunity to do that and that's really all that matters."

    At some point, however, the lack of recognition can become a problem. Like, say, when stadium security doesn't recognize you even though you're the one taking the snaps in front of 70,000 fans at the Edward Jones Dome.

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  • Don't look now but Cardinals are flying by Seahawks in NFC West

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    ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio discusses the impact of the Rams' victory over the Seahawks on the NFC West standings. Through seven weeks, the Cardinals have established some distance between themselves and the rest of the division.

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    Sun, Oct 19
    Seattle26 - 28St. Louis
    Game Recap
  • Something went seriously wrong with Percy Harvin in Seattle

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    ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio discusses the surprising trade of Percy Harvin from the Seahawks to the Jets. Though Seattle gave up a small fortune to pry Harvin from the Vikings, the team dealt the playmaking wide receiver after he played in just six regular-season games. Florio talks about Harvin's reputation as a problem in the locker room and how that will affect his transition to the Jets.

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  • Bears' Marshall delivers postgame tirade, hints criticism of Cutler

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    Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune joined The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the postgame drama in the Bears' locker room after their 27-14 loss to the Dolphins. Though Brandon Marshall never mentioned Jay Cutler by name during his tirade or subsequent quotes to reporters, Biggs describes the wide receiver's thinly veiled criticisms of the turnover-prone quarterback. Below is a clip of what Marshall had to say to reporters after the game.

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  • Pat Forde: Pass interference call against Notre Dame was correct

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    Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports joined The Dan Patrick Show to break down the weekend of college football, including the controversial ending in the Notre Dame-Florida State game. Though Brian Kelly - and surely most Fighting Irish fans - disagreed with the pass interference call that nullified the touchdown that would've likely won them the game, Forde says the penalty was deserved.

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  • Front offices of Giants and Royals took vastly different paths to World Series

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    Jenna Corrado is joined by HardballTalk's Craig Calcaterra to discuss how the Giants and Royals have built their respective teams into World Series caliber franchises. While San Francisco has seen the vast majority of their first-round draft picks develop into cornerstone players, Kansas City has bolstered its roster with a couple key trades.

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  • World Series Preview: Bochy sets rotation, sees role for Lincecum

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports19 hrs ago

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    Madison Bumgarner has thrown 249 innings since Opening Day. Bruce Bochy did not check on him before deciding to hand him the baseball for Game 1 of the World Series.

    “I think I would insult him if I did,” Bochy said.

    The Giants are making very few changes as they prepare to play Missouri’s other team, the Kansas City Royals, in Game 1 on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Bumgarner, the NLCS MVP, will oppose right-hander James Shields and Jake Peavy will follow in Game 2 against right-hander Yordano Ventura.

    Tim Hudson and Ryan Vogelsong would remain in the rotation for Games 3-4, with Yusmeiro Petit revising his role as a swingman. And yes, Tim Lincecum will remain on the roster as well, Bochy said.

    “I’m pretty sure at some point he’ll be in a game,” Bochy said of Lincecum, who wasn’t used in the wild card game at Pittsburgh, the NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals or the NLCS triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals. 

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    Tue, Oct 21
    5:07 PM PDT
    San Francisco at Kansas City
    Preview Game
  • Giants ready for World Series test; know it won't be easy to slow running Royals

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports19 hrs ago

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    Whenever he could, Buster Posey turned on the TV and watched the Kansas City Royals burn a hole through the AL playoffs. He understands what awaits him on Tuesday in Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium.

    A test of his arm, and of his composure.

    “Yeah, I’d imagine,” said the Giants’ lead-by-example catcher, asked if he expects the Royals to run. “Watching them the last month or so, they’re very aggressive, they have a ton of speed and I expect them to use it.”

    This is not the kind of challenge the Giants faced in the 2010 World Series, when the Texas Rangers tried to pass off designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero as a right fielder. The Royals are not the 2012 Detroit Tigers, who mostly waddled around the bases and hoped to outslug teams. The Royals are a National League wolf wrapped in American League wool, perfectly capable of beating the Giants at their own game. Kansas City manager Ned Yost is such an aficionado of playing small ball that he’s inspired the phrase, “The Bunt for Ned October.”  

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  • Who owned the moment in NFL Week 7?

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    Jenna Corrado shares the poll results for Week 7, which featured four game-changing wide receivers.

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