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Sherman keys Seahawks win over 49ers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: "I told their sideline if they threw it my way I'd end the game."

He did exactly that - just like last time.

Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, a mere 10 months after his touchdown-saving deflection in the NFC championship that sent the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl.

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Eagles rip Cowboys, take NFC East lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys.

While Philadelphia didn't walk off with a playoff berth in hand after beating the Cowboys 33-10 on Thursday, it was a sweet Thanksgiving for McCoy, Mark Sanchez and the Eagles.

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Johnson shines as Lions beat Bears 34-17

DETROIT (AP) After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players.

Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 yards with a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the Lions boosted their postseason hopes with a 34-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Johnson had been held under 60 yards in two of three games since returning from an ankle injury, and there were rumblings that the 29-year-old receiver was slowing down, but he quieted a lot of those concerns with perhaps his best game of the season.

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Report: Ex-LB Talley considered suicide

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Darryl Talley told The Buffalo News that he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers side-effects from his hard-hitting playing days.

The 54-year-old Talley said in an interview published in the newspaper Thursday that it would be "easy to call it a day." Talley reverses those thoughts by saying his parents didn't raise a coward and that he wants to be around for his grandchildren.

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Texans' Clowney could miss another game

HOUSTON (AP) No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had a setback with his surgically repaired right knee and said Thursday that his chances of playing for Houston at Tennessee on Sunday are slim.

Clowney has played just four games this season after being injured in Week 1. The outside linebacker, who had arthroscopic surgery Sept. 8, was in for about 50 plays last Sunday in his most significant action since his injury.

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Cards' Fitzgerald: Not my call on Sunday

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald said it's "highly likely" he will be able to play Sunday against Atlanta, then backtracked and said it's not his call.

The eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has not practiced for two weeks after spraining his left knee in a victory over Detroit. He sat out last week's loss at Seattle, snapping a streak of 110 consecutive games played.

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Lions WR Johnson fastest to 10,000 yards

DETROIT (AP) Calvin Johnson has become the fastest player to 10,000 yards receiving, reaching the mark in his 115th game.

The Detroit star surpassed that milestone in the first half Thursday against the Chicago Bears. Torry Holt reached 10,000 yards in 116 games.

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Police seek sneakers at Hernandez home

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he's charged in.

The Sun Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1ylFHyq ) state and local authorities went to Hernandez's North Attleborough home this week but seized no evidence.

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Redskins to start QB McCoy over Griffin

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food.

No sense talking about football, not when a player who once could do no wrong has been benched for the second time in two years.

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Jets give starting QB job back to Smith

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.

The team announced Wednesday that Smith, benched the last three games in favor of Michael Vick, will be under center against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

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