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Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nea…

Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Snaps

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
In his Week 14 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on what's become déjà vu for the Falcons and Bears, the tough Comeback Player of the Year race, the fortunate Steelers and more.
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  • Fifth quarter: Cowboys 20, Bengals 19

    Fifth quarter: Cowboys 20, Bengals 19

    cincinnati.com Dec 9, 2012
    Joe Reedy reviews what went wrong, what went right and hands out his game ball.
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  • Bengals-Cowboys quarter by quarter

    Bengals-Cowboys quarter by quarter

    cincinnati.com Dec 9, 2012
    Joe Reedy offers the key play, key stat and notes about each quarter of the Bengals' 20-19 loss to the Cowboys at Paul Brown Stadium.
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  • Bengals try to get drop on Eagles after  Cowboys escape

    Bengals try to get drop on Eagles after Cowboys escape

    bengals.com Dec 9, 2012
    Marvin Jones The Bengals had a one-game lead over the Steelers with three games to play right in their hands Sunday.Up 19-10 with 7:15 left. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo staring at a third-and-10 ...
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  • Dallas locker room subdued after win

    Dallas locker room subdued after win

    cincinnati.com Dec 9, 2012
    Even after the Cowboys had rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Bengals 20-19 Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, getting a 40-yard field goal by Dan Bailey on the final play of the game, the Dallas locker room was much more sub…
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  • Browns can party like it's 2007

    Browns can party like it's 2007

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    For one day at least, the Browns can feel like they're on top of the AFC North. That's because the Browns were the only winning team in the division on Sunday. The Ravens lost in overtime at Washington. The Bengals lost in the final seconds to Dallas. A…
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  • Lewis: Nelson's hit was 'picture perfect'

    Lewis: Nelson's hit was 'picture perfect'

    cincinnati.com Dec 9, 2012
    Bengals safety Reggie Nelson was called for a 15-yard personal foul penalty after leveling Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant on a pass play in the third quarter. But was it deserved?
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  • Cowboys-Bengals Postgame Quotes

    Cowboys-Bengals Postgame Quotes

    bengals.com Dec 9, 2012
    VS. POSTGAME QUOTESDECEMBER 9, 2012 BENGALS COACH MARVIN LEWIS Opening statement:“It’s a disappointing game to lose. We had too many opportunities to put more points on the board, make s...
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  • Deja blue: Josh Brown Bengals fans everywhere no doubt had t……

    Deja blue: Josh Brown Bengals fans everywhere no doubt had t…

    bengals.com Dec 9, 2012
    Josh Brown Bengals fans everywhere no doubt had the same queasy feeling when Josh Brown kicked the 52-yard field goal that gave Cincinnati a 19-10 lead over  the Cowboys with 6:45 left in the third...
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  • The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • ‘Grieving’ Cowboys come back in fourth quarter to beat the Beng…

    ‘Grieving’ Cowboys come back in fourth quarter to beat the Bengals, 20-19

    For the second consecutive week, an NFL team has had to play a game on the day after a tragedy. For the second consecutive week, that team has found a way to win. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Carolina Panthers 27-21 on the day after in…
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  • Cowboys' Brent due in court after teammate dies

    Cowboys' Brent due in court after teammate dies

    CNNSI.com Dec 9, 2012
    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was due to appear at a court hearing in Irving on Sunday morning, a day after he was charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with an accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown…
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  • Rob Ryan hurts Cowboys’ defense with unsportsmanlike conduct

    Rob Ryan hurts Cowboys’ defense with unsportsmanlike conduct

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is known for running his mouth. The officials on the field in Cincinnati today decided that they heard enough. Ryan walked out onto the field to yell at the officials about what he thought should have been a flag o…
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  • Gresham a go as Nugent and Peerman sit

    Gresham a go as Nugent and Peerman sit

    bengals.com Dec 9, 2012
    The hope is that kicker Mike Nugent (calf) and running back Cedric Peerman (ankle) are ready for Thursday's game in Philadelphia, but they were a scratch Sunday for the Bengals game against the Cow...
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  • The Last Tackle Of Jovan Belcher's Life Left Him Shaken Up

    The Last Tackle Of Jovan Belcher's Life Left Him Shaken Up

    deadspin.com Dec 9, 2012
    Last week, a friend of Jovan Belcher's told us that "if you review the footage of the Cincinnati game [Belcher] took a few hits to the head directly" and described how, after that game, Belcher "was dazed and was suffering from short term…
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  • Mike Zimmer trying to ignore chatter about head coaching jobs

    Mike Zimmer trying to ignore chatter about head coaching jobs

    In his Monday Morning Quarterback column for SI.com a couple of weeks ago, Peter King ranked Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer second on his list of NFL assistants most likely to get looks for head coaching jobs after the season. Zimmer should b…
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  • Inactives for Bengals, Browns and Ravens

    Inactives for Bengals, Browns and Ravens

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    Here are the inactives for the Bengals (who play the Cowboys), the Browns (who face the Chiefs) and the Ravens (who play the Redskins): BENGALS: K Mike Nugent, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RB Cedric Peerman, TE Richard Quinn, DE Devon Still, S George Iloka and D…
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  • How Ravens can clinch playoff berth

    How Ravens can clinch playoff berth

    ESPN.com Dec 9, 2012
    In case you can't remember how the Baltimore Ravens can clinch the AFC North and a playoff berth, here are the scenarios: Ravens can win the division with ... 1. Ravens win in addition to a Steelers loss (against Chargers) and a Bengals loss (against Da…
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  • Vick is fine, official status for Thursday not known

    Vick is fine, official status for Thursday not known

    profootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012
    The Eagles play two games in the next five days.  On Sunday, they’re in Tampa.  On Thursday night, they’ll host the Bengals - possibly still on a losing streak so long that the Phillies have won more recently. For the home game against Cincinnati,
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  • Video - Bengals postgame press conference 02:56

    Bengals postgame press conference

    Dec 9
    Bengals react following game with Cowboys
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cowboys-Bengals Recap 01:54

    Sunday Blitz: Cowboys-Bengals Recap

    Dec 9
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Cowboys' 20-19 win over the Bengals
  • Video - Cowboys Rally For Emotional Victory 00:31

    Cowboys Rally For Emotional Victory

    Dec 9
    Down 19-10 going into the fourth quarter, the Cowboys scored 10 unanswered points to defeat the Bengals 20-19.
  • Video - Cowboys vs. Bengals highlights 03:56

    Cowboys vs. Bengals highlights

    Dec 9
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied late and hit up wide receiver Dez Bryant for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, then put them in field goal position to get the last-minute 20-19 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  • Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…

    Dec 9
    LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
  • Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…

    Dec 9
    LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.