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I expect a few of these winners to unabashedly gloat.

And some of these losers to suffer painful meltdowns.

In an ego-driven, macho-laden, status-centered league, little is more paramount than beating old friends or the agonizing embarrassment of losing to them.

Nearly, by any means necessary.

Authentic Dustin Byfuglien Jersey How about former Carolina Panthers running back Mike Tolbert, now with the Buffalo Bills, chirping about his return to Carolina on Sunday and any inside information that he can impart to the Bills to help them topple the Panthers?

There’s a rule out there that snitches get stitches, but I’m going to try to get a lot of stitches.

Giorgio Tavecchio isn’t supposed to be here. The Raiders’ kicker — the first not named Sebastian Janikowski to kick a field goal for the franchise since 2001 — had bounced from offseason roster to offseason roster without getting a single chance to play in a regular season game. While opportunities were plentiful, he was just good enough to entice teams in need of special teams help, but not good enough to break into the exclusive fraternity of full-time NFL kickers.

But after Janikowski’s bad back pushed him to the injured reserve list, Tavecchio earned one last chance to shine. Now he’s lining up field goals for Oakland on Sundays. His debut — the first game of his pro career since going undrafted back in 2012 — went as well as it could have. He connected on all four of his field goal attempts in a 26-16 win over the Titans, and was later named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.