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Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.

Strahan, Young Hall of Fame semifinalists

Michael Strahan was a defensive end for the

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Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, the team's all-time sack leader who helped the Giants to the Super Bowl championship after the 2007 season, and former general manager George Young, the architect of the Giants' first two Super Bowl championship teams, were named as Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists for the Class of 2014. 

Strahan was a finalist last year. A total of...

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Smith v. Sanchez re: Jets turnovers

In this Associated Press composite, Jets quarterbacks Geno

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Geno Smith threw up a clunker in Buffalo on Sunday with four turnovers. It happens.

But, if you recall, part of the reason the Jets drafted Smith early in the second round was because Sanchez led the NFL in turnovers over the course of the previous two seasons (52 from 2011-12).

Have a look at how Smith's turnover rate through 10 games compares with that of Mark Sanchez, the Jets' starting...

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Glauber's quick hits

New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, a

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- Since the current playoff format was set up in 1990, 18 teams with a losing record after nine games have made the playoffs. Last year, the Redskins (3-6) and Bengals (4-5) both made the playoffs.

- Is Ray Rice falling off a cliff? The Ravens’ running back insists he’s not, the team insists he’s not, but the numbers are disturbing. Rice is averaging 2.5 yards per carry, nearly two yards less...

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Dalton daze in Cincinnati

Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws

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It doesn’t take much to figure out the Bengals these days: When quarterback Andy Dalton is on, they almost always win. When he’s off, they lose.

Consider: In the Bengals’ four losses, Dalton has four touchdowns and nine interceptions. In their six wins, he has 14 touchdowns and four interceptions....

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Jason Campbell thrives with Norv Turner

Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe, left,

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Has Jason Campbell finally found the offensive coordinator of his dreams in Norv Turner? Campbell had a different offensive coordinator in every year as a starter at Auburn, and then a different coordinator in all but two years of his NFL career, which started in 2005.

But Turner has worked wonders so far with Campbell, who has replaced Brandon Weeden as the Browns’ starter. Campbell’s footwork...

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Are the Dolphins tipping off opponents?

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill gets ready to

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Dolphins fans listening to audio of games on television say that quarterback Ryan Tannehill shouts the word “go” before passes and “go go” before runs. Is the quarterback giving opponents valuable information about what play is coming?

Tannehill insists nothing is amiss, that his own defensive teammates would have told him in practice if this were the case. Even ESPN analyst Jon Gruden picked...

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Ben Roethlisberger a stay-at-home QB

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As speculation continues to swirl about Ben Roethlisberger’s future, the Steelers quarterback makes one thing clear: He doesn’t want to go anywhere for the rest of his career.

“I want to be in Pittsburgh,” Roethlisberger said in a Friday interview on Pittsburgh’s WDVE radio. “I hope that’s very clear to everybody that I want to stay. My family wants to stay. We do not want to ask for a trade,...

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Play-action Peyton

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the

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The Broncos hope their running game is in top form against the Chiefs in Sunday's AFC West matchup in Denver. With Peyton Manning still nursing an ankle sprain, the best way to keep defenders off him in the passing game is with a successful running game. Here’s why: When the Broncos run well, it opens up Manning’s play-action passing game. Last week against the Chargers Manning was 9-of-9 for 187...

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Report: Incognito files grievance

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Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, who was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins in connection with alleged bullying of teammate Jonathan Martin, has filed a grievance against the team, according to ESPN.

Incognito, who was suspended on Nov. 3 following allegations of harassment toward Martin, has missed one game. The most a player  can be suspended by a team is four games, which would...

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Glauber's quick hits

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez runs drills

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- The Lions, Chiefs and Eagles have already matched or exceeded last year's win totals, and the Cardinals and Saints can join them with wins this weekend.

- Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is six away from his 16th career 50-catch season, a feat bettered by only one man in NFL history: Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, who has 17.

- Are the Panthers, who have won four straight,...

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