#NFL News and Notes - December 9, 2010

The Indianapolis Colts' playoff push begins tonight in Nashville.

Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan and defensive end Dwight Freeney will be in the spotlight tonight against Indianapolis.

Houston Texans Arian Foster and Andre Johnson are the AFC's leading Pro Bowl vote getters.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are prepared to face the Raiders' running game, writes Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.

An improved work ethic is paying off for Miami Dolphins nose tackle Paul Soliai, writes Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will no longer defer on coin tosses.

The New England Patriots offensive line will have its hands full against the Bears defensive line.

Buffalo Bills 2009 first-round pick Eric Wood will start at center on Sunday, the position he played in college.

Baltimore Ravens third-round tight end Ed Dickson will play an important role if Todd Heap is unable to play on Monday night.

The Pittsburgh Steelers believe that linebacker James Harrison was targeted during an extra point attempt.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme is preparing to make a third straight start.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis addressed the rumors of his coaching future.

After undergoing an appendectomy, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel's status for Sunday is up in the air, writes Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.

Denver Broncos interim head coach Eric Studesville will lean heavily on his captains over the next month.

The San Diego Chargers declined to exercise their annual option to opt out of their lease at Qualcomm Stadium.

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle John Henderson is looking forward to facing his former team.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Colin Cole's return should improve the team's run defense, writes Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune.

There's a lot on the line this Sunday for Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers, writes Matthew Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.

Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback John Skelton potentially starting this Sunday is intriguing to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.

Signed off the practice squad, St. Louis Rams linebacker David Nixon feels he contribute on special teams.

Mental mistakes from teammates bother Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will test his injured shoulder today, reports Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's fines won't curb his aggressiveness, writes Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler criticized the playing surface at Soldier Field.

Second-round linebacker Sean Lee's emergence is not a surprise to the Dallas Cowboys, writes Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The New York Giants hope the returns of Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith bring the deep ball back to the offense.

Philadelphia Eagles first-round defensive end Brandon Graham heard how important the Dallas game is while pumping gas on Tuesday night.

Washington Redskins running back Ryan Torain returned to practice and may start on Sunday.

Carolina Panthers third-round wide receiver Armanti Edwards is frustrated by his season of sitting on Sundays.

Respect may not have arrived yet, but the Atlanta Falcons can wrap up a playoff spot this Sunday.

Replacing cornerback Aqib Talib will be a tough task for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans' dominance may be behind his NFL-high eight holding penalties this season, writes Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune.

Today's NFL birthdays: Ravens practice squad tight end Davon Drew (25), Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (26), Packers running back Ryan Grant (28), Patriots kicker Shayne Graham (33), Jets practice squad cornerback Isaiah Trufant (28), Eagles kicker David Akers (36), free agent safety Matthew Harris (24), offensive linemen Gabriel Manns (24) and Tim Walter (24). Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus (68) and defensive end Deacon Jones (72), as well as Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett (55).

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