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NFL: Sam Farmer's Week 9 picks

Veteran NFL quarterbacks again are on top after major injuries

latimes.com — The synchronicity is striking. Sunday's slate of NFL games features NFC and AFC showdowns between the division leaders in the East and West. Dallas, which is still in first in the NFC East despite losing to Washington on Monday night, plays host to Arizona. In the AFC, Denver plays at New England.

NFL Week 8: Cardinals' John Brown turns on jets to smoke the Eagles

latimes.com — The man with the NFL's most ordinary name was anything but.

Eric Dickerson, Marcus Allen hope to see Rams, Raiders back in L.A.

latimes.com — Twenty years after the Rams and Raiders left Southern California, two of the iconic players from those NFL teams sat on a plane this week, flying from Burbank to Phoenix for a few rounds of golf.

Sam Farmer's NFL Week 8 picks

latimes.com — The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 11-4 (.733); season 70-35-1 (.667). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 8-7 (.533); season 62-44 (.585).

Arizona Cardinals rebranding themselves with wins and presence

latimes.com — No one is undefeated in the NFL, although four teams have just one loss: Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and Arizona. The Broncos have Peyton Manning, the league's only five-time most valuable player who has thrown more touchdown passes than anyone in NFL history.

NFL: Sam Farmer's Week 8 picks

chicagotribune.com — Last week: 11-4 (8-7 against the spread). Season: 70-35-1 (62-44 against the spread). Lions (5-2) vs. Falcons (2-5) 8:30 a.m. Sunday, FOX-32 Lions by 4 (O/U 46.5) The Falcons offensive line is ravaged, and they just can't put points on the board. That shouldn't be a problem in London for the Lions, with or without Calvin Johnson.

NFL will begin airing PSAs against domestic violence

latimes.com — The NFL will begin airing new public service announcements against domestic violence during Thursday night's game between San Diego and Denver. The PSAs are for the No More campaign and feature 23 current and former NFL players, among them Eli Manning, John Lynch, Merton Hanks, Prince Amukamara and Antonio Gates.

NFL Thursday pick: San Diego at Denver

Michael Sam released from Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

latimes.com — Once again, Michael Sam is a man without an NFL team. The Dallas Cowboys released the defensive lineman from their practice squad Tuesday, parting ways with the the league's first openly gay player. Sam joined the team Sept. 3 after spending training camp with the St.
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Oct 30, 2014

Jason Garrett: Romo "is not ruled out for this game by any means." Won't practice today.

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Bad night for guys named Tony -- Romo and Wyllie -- handling the blitz.

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