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From the NFL Sunday studios

Highlights of the comments from the NFL studio shows, as provided by the networks (and, please note, this week we're a Cowboys-free zone):

NBC's Jerome Bettis on the Ravens: "With that tough defense they have and their running game, anything is possible. They won a championship the same way."

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NBC's Dan Patrick on the Panthers-Raiders game: "You really, really had to love football to watch this game."

CBS' Bill Cowher on the volatile situation in Jacksonville with coach Jack Del Rio: "I certainly would never condone insubordination and question the coach in front of the team. I have more of a problem with what took place off the field. When you look at the situation, he [Mike Peterson] did some celebration; that's how he plays the game of football. Now, in terms of taking away some of these privileges: taking away music, taking away playing dominoes.  If it was OK when you're winning, now all of a sudden take it away when you're losing -- be careful what kind of message you're sending. You want your team to be loose and confident, not uptight and play cautious.  I think I'd be concerned about the message you're sending to your team."

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CBS' Boomer Esiason on protecting quarterbacks: "Today's game is faster and bigger than it was when we played. ... No. 1, protect yourself as a quarterback -- know where the blitz is coming from; stop holding on to the football. We sit up here every week and talk about Ben Roethlisberger. Ben is probably as guilty as any quarterback in the league. He holds on to the football looking for big plays down the field. And therefore he's going to get hurt."


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