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The Redskins are creeping closer to an NFC East title. Washington won its third straight game by topping New York 17-16 to move within one game of the rival Giants in the division.
Share TweetWashington 17, New York Giants 16: Ugh, so gross. Moving on. The Giants could have gone a long way to wrapping up the division while also taking the air out of the Washington sails, but no. The Redskins are right in the thick of things despite...let's c…Share TweetThe Green Bay Packers are not optimistic that Jordy Nelson will be available for next Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.Share TweetNew York Giants right tackle Sean Locklear was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins with an apparent right knee injury. Locklear was engaged with a defender when a Redskins player fell into Lo
Santonio Holmes won’t run again until AprilUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetNew York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes is still in a walking boot and will require additional surgery in February on his injured left foot. The prolonged recovery means Holmes will not be able to begin running again until at least April. According …
Post-fumble scrum could have resulted in ejectionsUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetAfter a Redskins fumble deep in Giants territory, a scrum emerged. Eventually, Redskins offensive lineman Will Montgomery, while laying on his back, kicked at the knee of Giants defensive lineman Linval Joseph. Joseph retaliated, with a kick to Montgome…Share TweetThe injuries keep coming for the Ravens. Linebacker Terrell Suggs, who returned in October from a torn Achilles’ tendon suffered in the offseason, has a torn biceps, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Suggs previously alluded to the fact that his arm i
NY Jets quarterback fiasco between Greg McElroy, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow may end up costing Rex Ryan his jobUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetRex Ryan has been enamored with Mark Sanchez from the time he and Woody Johnson and Mike Tannenbaum took him to dinner following his private workout for the Jets one month before the 2009 draft. Sanchez picked a Mexican restaurant and showed leadership …Share TweetCBS's Mike Freeman has tracked down documents from the University of Maine-where Belcher earned a degree in child development-that appear to confirm a story related by one of our commenters on Saturday, when news of the Belcher murder-suicide first suShare TweetThat on-field incident between Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett and safety Kerry Rhodes was, in reality, an on-face incident. As in a spit-on-face incident. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Dockett spat in Rhodes face. The incident …Share TweetThe last time the Redskins hosted a Monday night game, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick had a night for the ages. Now, his career in Philly most likely belongs to the ages. The declaration from coach Andy Reid that rookie Nick Foles will serve as the start…Share TweetThe latest round of appeal hearings in the NFL's bounty investigation have concluded with appearances by former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress, Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt and linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
Your Monday Night Football Open ThreadUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetYou might not know this because you are not a famous person, but the Giants and Redskins are your Monday Night Football game this week. More »Share TweetBoston University researchers now have 50 confirmed cases of former football players with CTE -- 33 who played in the NFL, one in the CFL, one semi-professionally, nine through college and six who played only in high school.Share TweetThough the outcome may be the same, it’s now obvious that former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will employ a much different method that current Commissioner Roger Goodell when it comes to the bounty case. Goodell convened in June a one-day appeal hearingShare TweetIf you watched the putrid offensive display in New Jersey on Sunday and thought Cardinals-Jets was a terrible game, Rex Ryan would like a word with you. Ryan said after reviewing his team’s 7-6 victory that he thought it was actually a great game. Just
With injuries mounting, Bills cut Kirk MorrisonUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetIt feels like the Bills have been dealing with injuries on the offensive line all season and the problem isn’t getting any better. Center Eric Wood tore his MCL, an injury which could wind up costing him the rest of the season and will certainly keep hiShare TweetRedskins linebacker London Fletcher will play his 236th consecutive game tonight. The 37-year-old Fletcher is active for the Redskins against the Giants, keeping his streak of consecutive games played intact. Fletcher has never missed a game, starting w…
Deadspin Up All Night: Hey BelieverUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. You've got six NBA games and some college basketball, plus Giants-Redskins on Monday Night Football. More »Share TweetNew York Giants safety Kenny Phillips and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul were active and played Monday against the Washington Redskins.
Report: Cards are having “internal conversations” on Ray HortonUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetYou know that thing we said earlier about the possibility that no head coaches will be fired during the season? That could be wrong. Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix reports that the Cardinals are having “internal discussions” regarding defensiveShare TweetJim Harbaugh watched how Colin Kaepernick handled himself when things didn't go right for the San Francisco 49ers, and that told the coach plenty more about his second-year quarterback with all of three NFL starts to his name.Share TweetOld man Charlie Batch didn't just beat the Ravens yesterday to keep the Steelers' AFC North title hopes alive. He did it just days after having to put down his dog, a five-year-old rottweiler rescue named Roxie. On Thursday, Batch posted the above photo…Share TweetA year after his brother engaged in a confrontational postgame handshake in Detroit, Ravens coach John Harbaugh says there was nothing confrontational at all about his postgame handshake with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Sunday. Many viewers thought th…
ESPN's Twitter Has The Thirst, Is Asking Every Famous Person For Monday Night Football PredictionsUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetWho's in charge of ESPN's Twitter account, and why are they tweeting at a bunch of famous people about tonight's Giants-Redskins game? Trying to boost ratings? A game between the defending Super Bowl champions and a team with one of the season's most ex…
Nick Lachey got kicked out of Sunday’s Bengals-Chargers game, tweeted his responsesUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetIt's hard out there for a Cincinnati Bengals fan who also happens to be a boy-band veteran, as Nick Lachey learned Sunday. The 98 Degrees star was hanging at the Chargers-Bengals game in San Diego, being a good fan, cheering on his team, and all of a su…Share TweetAfter Titans quarterback Jake Locker threw a game-sealing interception in Sunday’s loss to the Texans, Houston defensive end Antonio Smith drilled Titans center Fernando Velasco with an illegal blindside block. The Titans were not pleased about it. VelaShare TweetNBC broadcaster Bob Costas used his halftime segment on "Sunday Night Football" to advocate for gun control following this weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, causing an immediate debate on social media.Share TweetThere’s plenty to talk about during Monday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Erik Kuselias, Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison will do their best to cover it all. They’ll hit on big road wins for the Steelers, Seahawks and Colts, unsettled quaShare TweetThe appeal of Richard Sherman's four-game suspension now is scheduled for Dec. 14, which means the Seattle Seahawks cornerback will play Sunday at home against Arizona, according to a league source.Share TweetThe only passes from Christian Ponder that didn't sail over a receiver's head or bounce harmlessly out of bounds seemed to land in the arms of a Green Bay defender just as the Minnesota Vikings were approaching the end zone.Share TweetWith 11 wins and a playoff spot sewn up, the Texans are sitting in a pretty good spot right now. Their perch should remain good as long as injuries to their defense don’t start taking a serious toll. The latest addition to the rolls of the wounded is co
Chargers scrambling for answers with OL injuriesUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThey’ve got a coach who everyone wants fired, and a quarterback who can’t stay upright long enough to lead the comebacks he used to. So naturally, the 4-8 Chargers have even more obstacles to overcome. According to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego, ChShare TweetPanthers coach Ron Rivera isn't overly concerned with his tenuous job security, saying he's committed to playing younger players the next four weeks so he can prepare to coach them next season.
MNF preview: Giants get their second shot at RG3”²s option offenseUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetMonday Night Football 8:30 p.m. ET New York Giants (7-4) at Washington Redskins (5-6) FedEx Field, Landover, MD When the New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on October 21, the winning team walked away with an unusual feeling of foreboding…
Jaguars describe Maurice Jones-Drew as “very questionable”Updated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetJaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has missed six straight games since suffering a foot injury in Week Seven, but there’s a chance he’ll finally return to the field on Sunday. Just not a very good chance: Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said today th
Whisenhunt, faced with bad options, can’t pick oneUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetStealing a page from the guy who just beat him without knowing what he was going to do at quarterback, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said he didn’t know what he was going to do at quarterback. Whisenhunt said Monday he wasn’t sure if he was going toShare TweetWith Dolphins left tackle Jake Long possibly done for the year with a triceps injury, the question becomes whether the first overall pick in the 2008 draft will return to the Fins in 2013. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier today that Long’s franchiShare TweetThe Lions have lost two more receivers for the season. Rookie Ryan Broyles is done for the year after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Sunday’s loss to the Colts. The injury came early in the game, leaving the Lions short on active wide receiverShare TweetTim Tebow was in street clothes Sunday because of broken ribs, leaving Greg McElroy to take over for Mark Sanchez when the Jets made a quarterback change in the third quarter. Jets coach Rex Ryan said that the team hasn’t decided on their quarterback fo
How Can They Play? Murder, Suicide, And The National Football LeagueUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThis post, originally published by The Nation and reprinted here with permission, ran in advance of Sunday's Chiefs game. Consider it a counterpoint to Drew Magary's post that morning. More »
Bobby Hebert Is Convinced It Was "African-American" Falcons Fans Who Egged The Saints' BusUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetWhen the Saints arrived in Atlanta for their Thursday night game, they were greeted by having their team bus egged by airport workers. Finally, Bobby Hebert had the guts to say what I'm sure everyone was thinking: it was black people, right? More »Share TweetAfter suffering their eighth straight loss last night, the Philadelphia Eagles tossed defensive line coach Jim Washburn. Washburn was brought in only for his "Wide 9" scheme-hell, they signed the now-crazypants Jason Babin just to help the formation suc
Bucs tried to blow up Peyton’s victory formationUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetForgotten in the Buccaneers’ four-game winning streak followed by a one-point loss that happened with Tampa in possession of the ball is the fact that the Bucs have a habit under coach Greg Schiano of contesting victory formation late in one-score games
Have an N.F.L. Question? Judy Battista Has AnswersUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetJudy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The New York Times, will answer questions from readers.
Larry Fitzgerald on Cardinals offense: You gotta laugh to keep from cryingUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetMost of the coverage in the wake of the Jets’ 7-6 win on Sunday centered on their decision to pull quarterback Mark Sanchez in favor of Greg McElroy. That left the performance of the Cardinals offense a little underserved. It really shouldn’t be, thouShare TweetRex Ryan, who benched starter Mark Sanchez in the third quarter of the New York Jets' 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals, declined Monday to name his starting quarterback for this Sunday's game at Jacksonville.Share TweetSunday’s game between the Rams and 49ers looked like an attempt the recreate their tie from earlier in the season, right up until the point the Rams won it in overtime. The 16-13 victory leaves the Rams with a 5-6-1 record and a lot of confidence as the
PFT Live: Chiefs talk with Adam Teicher, Redskins talk with Rich TandlerUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetIt was a weekend filled with competing emotions in Kansas City and we’ll be talking about it on Monday’s PFT Live. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star will join Mike Florio to talk about everything that went on around the Chiefs over the last two dayShare TweetArizona Cardinals "offense": The New York Jets can play defense, ranking 13th in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average) metric entering Sunday. Still, even against an elite defense, which the Jets certainly ar…
Browns employee who died at facility was member of groundskeeping crewUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe news quickly came and went in the minutes preceding Sunday’s games. A Browns employee had been found dead at the team’s facility on Saturday, after the team had left for its game in Oakland. The employee had hanged himself in an equipment shedShare TweetSince Dez Bryant joined the Cowboys, the question has always been one about whether or not his obvious athletic gifts would be able to overcome lapses in concentration and judgment on and off the field often enough for him to fulfill his potential. The …Share TweetNdamukong Suh maintains he's not a dirty player but his actions again have drawn the ire of another opposing player.Share TweetThe Falcons clinched the NFC South title from their collective couch yesterday, when the Broncos beat the Buccaneers. And amazingly, the 11-1 Falcons could wrap up the top seed in the NFC playoffs next week, with a win and some help. According to Pat Ya…
"Man In Purple Sombrero" Arrested After Massive Brawl Outside Vikings-Packers GameUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetGreen Bay cops are doing that thing where they won't officially say whether a fight involving 20-30 people outside Lambeau Field, which saw two arrested and one man hospitalized, had anything to do with the football game. I think we can probably read be…
Bears defensive injuries piling upUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe Bears’ playoff hopes went up in smoke last season thanks to injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte. Things are still looking good for them on that front after 12 games this year, but the injuries are starting to pile up on th
Reed: 'Powder puff' football making NFL worseUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetBaltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed offered a pointed critique of the NFL on Sunday night, specifically about the way the league has been policing its defensive players.
Week 13 Splash Plays: NFC North players look great in tough lossesUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetMegatron being Megatron: We talked about the historical significance of Calvin Johnson's season yesterday, and here's the play of the day Megatron pulled off against the Indianapolis Colts. Sometimes, it just isn't fair -- especially when the Indianapol…Share TweetBryce Brown has proven two things in the last two weeks. One, that he can run well enough to be an NFL starter. Two, that LeSean McCoy has nothing to worry about as the Eagles’ starter. Brown has 347 rushing yards and four touchdowns the last two weeks,Share TweetA cloud hangs over Kansas City, but for three hours the Chiefs found escape. Peter King goes inside their inspired win with the coach who bravely led his team through the sorrow.Source: CNNSI.com
Jets Fan Breaks Out The Mark Sanchez "Buttfumble" JerseyUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetIt was over long before Greg McElroy put on his helmet, wasn't it? Mark Sanchez lost his team last week, when he ran headfirst into a lineman's ass. It's tough to be a respected locker room figure-a leader of men, really-when your career highlight reeShare TweetBeating the Eagles on Sunday night leaves the Cowboys within striking distance of an NFC playoff berth. But at this point, Dallas likely needs to run the table the rest of the way, in addition to getting some help, to make the postseason. And considerin…Share TweetRB Fred Jackson returned to a leading role in the Bills offense this week. Special teams errors really hurt the Dolphins in the first half. Patriots RB Stevan Ridley went over 1,000 yards for the season while helping close out Sunday’s win. A slide by R
MDS comes one point away from third straight Raiders exactaUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetI need to press pause on the flow of morning-after news and nuggets and takes and whatever to applaud, and perhaps curse, MDS for an uncanny run of spot-on predictions. Though I still hold the lead in our season-to-date picks contest by three games, wha…
Jim Schwartz Ain't Even MadUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe Colts topped Detroit yesterday thanks to some last-second Andrew Luck magic, and it's the sort of ending one might expect could launch notoriously-volatile Lions coach Jim Schwartz into orbit. Not so, it seems, as Schwartz simply brushed it off with…Share TweetSteelers cornerback Ike Taylor injured his right ankle in the first series against the Ravens on Sunday and is expected to miss three to six weeks, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Share TweetPeyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos: When Peyton Manning signed a five-year, $96 million deal with the Denver Broncos in March, it was thought that the best-case scenario would be that Manning could take a team that sort of won an AFC West that nobody el…Share TweetThe Patriots appeared to suffer another blow to their passing game on Sunday. Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports that receiver Julian Edelman left the stadium on crutches, wearing a protective boot on his foot. There’s been no official word from the team aShare TweetAndrew Luck will be compared with Peyton Manning for the rest of his life. A more apt comparison would be Ben Roethlisberger.
13 weeks in, no coaches fired yetUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetEvery year, there’s plenty of speculation regarding the first coach to be fired during the season. This year, none have been terminated. Yet. With the end of the season only four weeks away, it’s starting to look like perhaps none will be fired duriShare TweetOver the course of last night, Tony Romo threw his 166th touchdown pass, breaking Troy Aikman’s franchise record. He was 10-of-10 passing in the second half, when he threw three touchdowns. For the fourth time in five games, he threw no interceptions, a
The History and Math of Shonn Greene's Unselfish SlideUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetBy deciding not to score, the Jets running back gave his team a better chance to win.Share TweetIs the best rookie quarterback Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III? One Seahawks player says none of the above. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes Seattle’s Russell Wilson is actually the best rookie quarterback, and the hype surrounding Luck an
NY Giants need to rebound from November malaise and return to Super Bowl form in DecemberUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe calendar has turned from November - which is the cruelest month for the Giants - to December, when NFL champions are forged. If there is a move to be made, this is the month that Big Blue needs to make it.Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetA bizarre, surreal, and tragic NFL weekend carried with it a very unexpected silver lining. From this point forward, I have new respect for Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn. I don’t care about Quinn’s performance or the fact that the Chiefs won. QuinnShare TweetHere's a look at some of the injury situations Shutdown Corner will be monitoring as we move into Week 14 of the 2012 regular season: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson injured his hamstring in Sunday's 23-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Th…
NFL Week 13 review: John Clayton's Last CallUpdated Nov 30, 2012 Share TweetThe AFC playoff picture is mostly set, but the Steelers are making things interesting, writes John Clayton.
Ravens' Reed lashes out at leagueUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetBALTIMORE -- After another nasty game in the nastiest rivalry in pro sports, Ed Reed stood in the Baltimore Ravens' locker room, the last player left, and he dished out a few final hits.Source: CNNSI.com
NFL Run & Shootaround: LuckStrongUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetOn any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes...Source: grantland.com
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon: 'We needed a win'Dec 3Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon talks to Kim Jones after the game about his solid game and his ability to come back from injury and help his team win.
New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins highlightsDec 3The Washington Redskins receive some impressive running from Alfred Morris and hold the New York Giants to just three points in the second half to knock off them off 17-16 on Monday night.
NFL32OT: Luck Continues To LeadDec 3Episode 229: Wendi Nix and Antonio Pierce discuss whether Andrew Luck can lead his team to the playoffs. Steve Young breaks down the expectations for Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss who should be the starting quarterback for the Jets.
Giants Lead Redskins At The HalfDec 3Tune to ESPN for live action.
Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…Dec 3On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …