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Rapid Reaction: Bears 34, Cowboys 18

Rapid Reaction: Bears 34, Cowboys 18

ESPN.com Updated Oct 1, 2012
A few thoughts on Monday night's events at Cowboys Stadium: What it means: The Chicago Bears improved to 3-1 and now share the NFC North lead with the Minnesota Vikings. This was the kind of all-around dominance the Bears envisioned this offseason. Thei…
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  • Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions

    After the Detroit Lions' 20-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: In defending special teams coordinator Danny Crossman, coach Jim Schwartz rejected the assertion that the Vikings had outschemed them Sun…
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  • Frazier still puzzled by personal foul call against Josh Robins…

    Frazier still puzzled by personal foul call against Josh Robinson

    startribune.com Oct 1, 2012
    The Vikings coach isn't ready to accept the referees' judgment that the cornerback was guilty of unnecessary roughness when he tackled Nate Burleson in Sunday's game in Detroit.
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  • Report: “Nothing serious” wrong with Cliff Avril’s back

    Report: “Nothing serious” wrong with Cliff Avril’s back

    profootballtalk.com Oct 1, 2012
    Sunday was not a good day for the Lions, but it doesn’t sound like they will need to add a serious injury to defensive end Cliff Avril’s back to the list of things to feel bad about in the wake of their 20-13 loss to the Vikings. Avril left the game i
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  • Villaume: Return of the ViKings

    Villaume: Return of the ViKings

    startribune.com Oct 1, 2012
    Two return TDs propel Minnesota to a win over Detroit. How long has it been since the Vikings won without scoring an offensive touchdown?
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  • Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's fir…

    Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's first four games

    CNNSI.com Oct 1, 2012
    The NFL at the quarter pole: strange days indeed. Cards and Vikings, a combined 7-1. Saints and Lions, a combined 1-7. Rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are plugging away, playing well, but the best rookie of the first quarter of th…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Who Can Save The Jets? 02:32

    NFL32OT: Who Can Save The Jets?

    Oct 1
    Episode 197: Wendi Nix and Tim Hasselbeck discuss the struggling Jets. Gary "Caveman" Horton breaks down the expectations for the Steelers and the Colts after their bye week. The NFL32 crew discuss the Vikings success and the Lions struggles.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Diamond Studs 03:34

    Mint Condition: Diamond Studs

    Oct 1
    Michele Steele is joined by Panini hobby marketing manager Tracy Hackler to discuss diamond-embedded cards and other highlights of 2012 Panini Momentum Football.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 4 04:15

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 4

    Oct 1
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - Heath Evans dissects Minnesota Vikings' special teams brilliance 01:07

    Heath Evans dissects Minnesota Vikings' special teams brilliance

    Oct 1
    "NFL AM" analyst Heath Evans examines how the Minnesota Vikings opened up holes for two special teams touchdowns in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions.

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  • Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's first four gam…

    Oct 1
    The NFL at the quarter pole: strange days indeed. Cards and Vikings, a combined 7-1. Saints and Lions, a combined 1-7. Rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are plugging away, playing well, but the best rookie of the first quarter of th…
  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
    PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…
  • Don Banks: Victorious Vick helps Eagles finally resemble the team they wan…

    Oct 1
    PHILADELPHIA -- Say what you will about the state of Michael Vick's game so far this season. Call him turnover-prone, or injury-prone or forever prone to spark raging debates about his worthiness and suitability to be the starting quarterback in Philade…