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The Cowboys and Raiders have drawn many of the headlines this season, with good reason. Cheap Adidas Shoes .So have the Browns and 49ers, for all the wrong reasons.With that much attention paid to those four clubs, four other teams havent exactly been center stage. Yet the Giants, Lions, Dolphins and Buccaneers deserve consideration when discussions turn to January and the playoffs.No, all four might not get there. Hey, they might all fall short, though thats unlikely.The five weeks will tell, Giants running back Rashad Jennings says. Every single week is going to tell you something. But we feel good where we are at. We know we have a good team.We have the players to take us where we want to go, but we have to execute the little details and find ways to end up on the `W side of the board throughout the season. That statement still stays true.Their stories are worth telling.NEW YORK GIANTS (8-3)The only team to beat Dallas thus far, the Giants are on a six-game tear. Their high-priced defense is coming on, particularly the pass rush with Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon living up to their contracts, and Landon Collins perhaps the NFLs most improved player.While the running game has been spotty and the offensive line banged-up, Eli Manning has a way of making the offense do just enough. In Odell Beckham Jr., they have one of the leagues true game changers.The remaining schedule is difficult, starting Sunday in Pittsburgh.PLAYOFF PROSPECTS: Very good. If healthy, they might be better than every NFC division winner except Dallas come New Years Day.DETROIT LIONS (7-4)No team plays on the edge in 2016 more than the Lions. Every Detroit game has been decided by seven points or fewer, with either Matthew Stafford or Matt Prater needing to lift the Lions to victory in the final moments.Another team with a weak running game, the Lions are getting a career season from their quarterback. With one more winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, Stafford will become the first quarterback with eight of those in a season.Detroits defense is middle of the pack, a major reason those rallies have been needed. The rest of the schedule is challenging, with visits to Dallas and New York among them. The finale at home against the Packers could be critical.PLAYOFF PROSPECTS: Good in a mediocre division.MIAMI DOLPHINSWhen the Dolphins were 1-4, the only victory against Cleveland, their fans must have been wondering why Adam Gase was such a hot coaching prospect.Maybe they know now. Previous Miami teams might have folded and earned a high draft pick. This version, helped by the weird schedule the NFL put together (four straight home games with a bye in there), turned it around.Theyve developed a knack for coming back and winning close games as the offensive line got healthier and Gase committed to Jay Ajayi and the running game. Most impressive were consecutive road wins over San Diego and Los Angeles even when the Dolphins didnt play their best.I wouldnt say Im surprised, but Im proud of the way the guys have banded together, QB Ryan Tannehill says. Times were tough early on in this year; things werent going well. We really stuck together, kept pressing forward and came together as a team. We found a way to win in a bunch of games. This team knows how to win now. I feel like no matter what happens going forward, we can always try to find a way to win, because weve done it before.PLAYOFF PROSPECTS: Difficult because they must beat out Denver or Kansas City for a wild card. But doable.TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSThis one is a surprise. The Bucs have taken advantage of Carolinas struggles and New Orleans inconsistencies. Tampa is improving, as strong defensive performances in wins over the Chiefs and Seahawks show.Last years top overall draft pick, Jameis Winston, is maturing as a pro quarterback, making good decisions and combining with stud receiver Mike Evans. The return of 2015 All-Pro running back Doug Martin from hamstring issues has been a huge boost.When Jameis takes care of the football, were tough, coach Dirk Koetter says. The main thing were doing better in the last few weeks is were getting turnovers and were not turning it over as much.PLAYOFF PROSPECTS: Unlikely, but watch out next year.---AP Sports Writers Fred Goodall, Steven Wine, Tom Canavan and Noah Trister contributed.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ;http://www.cheapshoesfree.com/ . They hope to persuade the other team owners and commissioner Roger Goodell to put pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to drop the nickname they find offensive. "Given the way the meeting transpired," Ray Halbritter, an Oneida representative and leader of the "Change the Mascot Campaign," said Wednesday, "it became somewhat evident they were defending the continued use of the name. Cheap UA Shoes .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. http://www.cheapshoesfree.com/ . Houston won 3-0 to advance to face New York in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Last in the game, Di Vaio and Romero got into a shoving match with several Houston players. Romero appeared to elbow and kick Houston defender Kofi Sarkodie. COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Ohio State seems to be getting into a rut -- the good kind that can lead to championships.J.T. Barrett accounted for four touchdowns, Curtis Samuel scored three TDs and the sixth-ranked Buckeyes enjoyed another 62-3 rout -- this time, against Maryland on Saturday.After beating then-No. 10 Nebraska by the identical score last week, Ohio State poured it on against the Terrapins, going up 21-3 after the first quarter and 45-3 at halftime.Its just that time of year where youre getting closer to the playoffs and championship games, Samuel said. We know weve got to step it up. Weve got to come out here every day and give it our all, put up numbers.Unlike last week, this blowout was no surprise because it came against a struggling team with quarterback issues and a porous defense. But playing well in November is what counts, no matter the level of the competition.Thats where you really hang your hat on for the season, Barrett said. We try to do our best in those games.Ohio State (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 5 CFP) has won three straight to remain in contention for the Big Ten title and, more importantly, a berth in the College Football Playoff.We know exactly whats coming down the road, coach Urban Meyer said.Maryland (5-5, 2-5) lost 59-3 to Michigan last week and has allowed 163 points during a three-game losing streak.Back to back weeks when the game got away from us early, coach DJ Durkin lamented. Obviously, the level of competition the past couple weeks factors in, but weve kind of lost our way ourselves.With Barrett and Samuel leading the way, the Buckeyes eliminated any potential drama by scoring touchdowns on three of their four possessions in the first quarter.Samuel got things started with a 2-yard touchdown run. Barrett then took it in from 4 and added a 36-yard TD pass to Samuel.In between, the Buckeyes punted for the first time two weeks. Also, backup quarterback Caleb Rowe led the Terps to a field goal. But even that was disappointing because Maryland failed to get into the end zone after a 37--yard completion produced a first down at the Ohio State 3.dddddddddddd.Rowe took over for Perry Hills, who was injured at the end of Marylands second drive. Rowe proved ineffective and was replaced in the second half by true freshman Tyrrell Pigrome.Barrett made it 28-3 with a 1-yard run early in the second quarter and Samuel got his third touchdown around right end from the 5.Meyer replaced Barrett during a third-quarter drive that ended with a TD for a 55-3 lead. Barrett ran for two touchdowns, threw two scoring passes and finished 18 for 27 for 253 yards.Samuel ran for 38 yards and caught five passes for 74 yards. Freshman Mike Weber carried 12 times for 93 yards.POLL IMPLICATIONSThis blowout victory , combined with No. 3 Clemson losing to Pittsburgh, should boost the Buckeyes up a notch or two in both the AP poll and the CFP.THE TAKEAWAYOhio State: The Buckeyes are gaining momentum heading into the most important part of the season. The offense has been unstoppable over the past two weeks and the defense limited Maryland to 176 yards and 10 first downs. With one defeat, Ohio State cant afford to slip up as it heads toward a Nov. 26 showdown with No. 2 Michigan, the undefeated East Division leader.Maryland: After opening 4-0, the Terrapins are now a .500 team still in search of the sixth win needed to become bowl eligible. Maryland cant seem to keep Hills healthy and has come unglued defensively this month.MISSING YOUThe Terrapins announced the suspension of three players before the game, including running back Lorenzo Harrison, who leads the team with five rushing touchdowns.UP NEXTOhio State travels to Michigan State, which whipped Rutgers 49-0 Saturday. Its the Buckeyes final tuneup before the regular-season finale at home against Michigan.Maryland faces Nebraska on the road in a matchup of the Buckeyes last two victims.---www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 ;Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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