Sunday Insider: Fourth-and-five

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 29, 2012 - 6:42 PM
Three observations ...

• If Rex Ryan gets fired, does that mean he'll finally kiss Bill Belichick's rings?

• Here's what the 49ers have done every third week: 24-13 loss at Vikings, 26-3 loss to the Giants, 24-24 tie with St. Louis, 16-13 loss at

St. Louis, 42-13 loss at Seattle.

• Beware when firing coaches. Since the Jaguars fired Tom Coughlin after the 2002 season, Coughlin has twice as many Super Bowl trophies (two) as the Jags have playoff victories.

... and two bold predictions

• Tony Romo has played very well this month, but he's going to be saddled with another season-ending, Week 17 heartbreaker in D.C.

• Adrian Peterson will run for 209 yards, break Eric Dickerson's record, win the MVP, make the playoffs, find a cure for the common hangover, convince people not to drive 50 mph in the left lane, etc., etc.

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Atlanta 0 Top 1st Inning
Philadelphia 0
Cleveland 0 Top 1st Inning
Detroit 0
Toronto - R. Dickey 12:10 PM
Minnesota - K. Gibson
Seattle - E. Ramirez 1:05 PM
Texas - T. Scheppers
Los Angeles - H. Ryu 2:45 PM
San Francisco - M. Bumgarner
Colorado - F. Morales 5:40 PM
San Diego - I. Kennedy
St. Louis - A. Wainwright 6:05 PM
Washington - T. Jordan
Milwaukee - Y. Gallardo 6:05 PM
Pittsburgh - E. Volquez
NY Yankees - C. Sabathia 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - D. Price
Toronto - D. McGowan 6:10 PM
Minnesota - M. Pelfrey
Boston - J. Lester 7:10 PM
Chicago WSox - C. Sale
Kansas City - J. Shields 7:10 PM
Houston - S. Feldman
Philadelphia 6:00 PM
NY Rangers
Chicago 7:00 PM
St. Louis
Minnesota 8:30 PM
Colorado
Los Angeles 9:30 PM
San Jose
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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