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Even Danny Woodhead's Butterfingers Can't Stop New England From Scoring: Patriots-Texans In Four GIFsUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share Tweet
New England 42, Houston 14: Tom Brady had four touchdowns and 296 yards. Matt Schaub? He also participated in the game. New England running backs accounted for 127 yards rushing and another touchdown. Houston running backs had 99 yards and one touchdown…
Share TweetA matchup of AFC powers turned into a blowout. Tom Brady threw for four scores and the Patriots claimed their seventh straight win with a big 42-14 victory over Houston in Foxboro.
With important playoff seeding games on horizon, NY Giants can prove they have what it takes to repeat as Super Bowl championsUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetLine ’em up and the Giants are ready to knock ’em down - again. There’s not a team above the Giants in the NFC or right below them in the NFC East that they haven’t defeated in the last 12 monthsShare TweetAS FAR AS the indignities heaped on the Jets after their 17-10 win over Jacksonville on Sunday, the one authored by Mike Greenberg was No. 1 on the hit parade.
Falcons inching closer to new stadium in AtlantaUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAfter about two years of discussions, the Atlanta Falcons are a step closer to getting a new downtown stadium.
Raccoon Caught Scavenging In The Stands Of Paul Brown StadiumUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetOn Sunday we heard whispers that there was a raccoon running loose in Paul Brown Stadium as the Bengals hosted the Cowboys. Well, now we have video. Some brave soul scooped up the masked critter and helpfully escorted him out of the section. More »
After name drop by Rex, retired Woodall 'ready'Updated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetNew York Jets coach Rex Ryan jokingly names retired Al Woodall team's starting quarterback.Share TweetIn a big Monday night game in New England, Tom Brady is stepping up in a big way. The Patriots jumped out to an early 14-0 lead over the Texans, thanks to Brady going 6-fot-8 for 114 yards on New England’s first two offensive possessions. The Patriots”Share TweetThe Cowboys invited nose tackle Josh Brent to Tuesday's private memorial service for practice squad outside linebacker Jerry Brown.Share TweetCowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had X-rays Monday that revealed the hand injury he suffered against the Bengals was a fractured left index finger, sources told ESPN, however his status for the final three games is up in the air.Share TweetThe Seahawks are done with receiver Braylon Edwards. Another team that was believed to be done with Braylon Edwards may not be. Yes, the “idiots calling the shots” with the Jets could be dialing up Edwards, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Edward
Your Monday Night Football Open ThreadUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetHouston at New England (ESPN): This has all the makings for a legitimate barn burner and as they look ahead to next week's matchup, Tirico and Gruden must be doing somersaults. Alas, this game will play out the only way an ostensibly exciting game invol…
Donald Trump wishes ‘Bob’ Belichick the best of luck on TwitterUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAs you go into one of the most important work-related events in your recent history, what could possibly give you more confidence than a little Twitter pick-me-up from Donald Trump? The Donald, everybody's favorite birther, is also an inveterate New Eng…Share TweetThe 49ers have suspended running back Brandon Jacobs three games without pay. And even though he’s not happy to be playing for the 49ers, he’s even more not happy to be not playing for the 49ers, especially since he will now be getting not paid by tShare TweetNEW ORLEANS (AP) -- More than nine months after the NFL first disclosed its bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints, four players will finally get a ruling on whether their initial suspensions are upheld, reduced or thrown out.
Mara says he hasn’t made up his mind on kickoffsUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetEarlier this year, Giants co-owner John Mara said that the NFL is evolving toward the elimination of the kickoff. Earlier today, he said he currently doesn’t support that outcome. “I certainly have not made up my mind on whether to eliminate the kicShare TweetThe Patriots are healthier at a couple of key positions for tonight’s big game against the Texans. New England guard Logan Mankins and defensive end Chandler Jones are both active tonight. Both were listed as questionable and have been out recently; ManShare TweetChiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was ruled out for this week’s game against the Raiders early on Monday and now he’s been ruled out for the rest of the season. PFT has learned via a league source that Bowe will be placed on injured reserve as a resultShare TweetIt isn't often that you fool a quarterback like the Saints' Drew Brees, but it appears the Giants did just that on a key play to open the second half.
Rob Gronkowski, Derek Newton headline Patriots, Texans inactive listsUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe New England Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski, but will get Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins and first round defensive end Chandler Jones back for Monday night's game against the Houston Texans. Both Mankins (ankle/calf) and Jones (…Share TweetThe Dolphins have lost three of their last four games and they’ve failed to throw for more than 176 yards in any of those games, so they made a change to their receiving corps on Monday. Miami has been awarded wide receiver Armon Binns off of waivers fr
Deadspin Up All Night: Butterflyin'Updated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Texans-Patriots tonight. Should be fun. You've all been great. You got personality. More »Share TweetJacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has been hospitalized after feeling ill.
Cards claim Brian Hoyer off waiversUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetOn the same day Cardinals ownership backed coach Ken Whisenhunt (for the rest of the season, anyway), the Cardinals went to the waiver wire for an option. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cards claimed Brian Hoyer off waivers from the Steelers. HoShare TweetCardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt’s job is safe. For three more weeks. According to team president Michael Bidwill, the son of owner Bill Bidwill, Whisenhunt will coach the Cardinals’ final three games of 2012, and a decision about his future will be madShare TweetAn MRI revealed that New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has a sprained right LCL.Share TweetRavens coach John Harbaugh held a press conference Monday afternoon and, as you’d expect, the firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was a popular topic. Despite talking about it a lot, though, Harbaugh didn’t offer too much more insight into theShare TweetASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III has a mild sprain of a ligament in the right knee and hasn't been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns.Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have passed concussion tests and could return to practice with the Eagles once they've been cleared by an independent neurologist.Share TweetTight end Jared Cook has been named the Titans’ recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award as a result of his community service. That means he’s a finalist for the league-wide honor handed out during Super Bowl week. Cook’s going to have pShare TweetThe Bills weren’t optimistic about running back Fred Jackson’s status, and there’s a reason why. According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Jackson’s knee injury isn’t as serious as once feared, but serious enough he will be going on injured rShare TweetAnd then there were three. For 30 of the NFL’s 32 teams, anyway. The Patriots and Texans still need to play on Monday night and everyone in the league will have just three games left in the regular season when they do. Sunday provided clarity to some plShare TweetAfter running for 157 yards against the Bears on Sunday, Adrian Peterson is 506 yards away from breaking the single-season rushing record, something he told SI's Peter King that he is very serious about doing. It's a stretch, but not quite an impossible…
Here's An Unverified Story About Cam Newton Buying Superman Onesie PajamasUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetSup, gang. We got this email from a reader a few minutes ago. We're passing it along because, well ... do we really need to explain?: More »
Greg Hardy Tells The Falcons To Get The Fuck Off His Field, Gets Trolled By Matt BryantUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetIt was Week 4 when Matt Ryan told the Carolina Panthers to "get the fuck off of his field" at the conclusion of his team's dramatic victory over the lowly Panthers. Headed into this week's rematch, it became known that the Panthers were still …
Legal marijuana use begins in Colorado, but NFL policy still bans itUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetYes, there’s an echo in here. Last week, we pointed out that marijuana use is now legal in Washington. Unless you work for the NFL. This week, marijuana use is now legal in Colorado. Unless you work for the NFL. So while Broncos quarterback Peyton MShare TweetThe Cowboys came back in the fourth quarter to beat the Bengals on the road on Sunday, a feat that would be worthy of a pat on the back even if they did it without the death of teammate Jerry Brown in a car accident early Saturday morning that left defe…Share TweetBuffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is one month into his new role as the team's starting running back, but that has not translated into Spiller receiving increased playing time or involvement in the offense. The NFL's leader in "yards per carr…
Buckeyes DT Hankins announces he’s entering draftUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAnother college underclassman has opted to throw his hat in the ring for the NFL Draft. And it’s a big hat. Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins announced he’ll give up his senior season to go pro, according to the Associated Press. The All-BShare TweetRunning back Ahmad Bradshaw left Sunday’s win over the Saints briefly with a left knee injury, but it wasn’t a big of topic of conversation after Bradshaw returned to the game and David Wilson stole all of the attention paid to the Giants backfield wiShare TweetThe New York Jets have three games left to play and despite an unexpected itchy eruption of theoretically possible playoff chances-one game behind whahuh?-they're not a draw going down the stretch. The Chargers-Jets Sunday game on Dec. 23 gets the disShare TweetThe 49ers-Seahawks game that could decide the NFC West is moving to prime time.Share TweetEarlier on Monday, we shared a report that the Raiders would release cornerback Ron Bartell. The team has made that move official and also announced that linebacker Rolando McClain has been reinstated to the active roster. McClain was suspended for the …Share TweetCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- People familiar with the decision say injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL draft.Share TweetBears quarterback Jay Cutler said he got treatment for a sore neck Monday morning, but expects to be ready to practice later this week. Cutler left yesterday’s loss to the Vikings after taking a hard shot from Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen. He fShare TweetThe Oakland Raiders reinstated suspended linebacker Rolando McClain on Monday and released Ron Bartell, who was signed to be the Oakland Raiders' top cornerback in March.Share TweetThe NFL has shuffled the Week 16 schedule to move a better game into the Sunday Night Football prime time slot. The December 23 49ers-Seahawks NFC West battle that was originally scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. Eastern kickoff on FOX has now become an 8:20 p.…Share TweetThese are tough days for the Dallas Cowboys, of course, both on and off the field. And in the midst of tragedy, the team appears to be fracturing at the seams. Several reports coming out of the Dallas camp indicate that after the Cowboys' win over Phila…Share TweetTodd Bowles has had a rough time as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator this season, but his alma mater apparently still thinks he’s a good coach. Temple University, where Bowles played in the 1980s, has contacted Bowles about its head-coaching vacancy,
Week 14 LVPs: The Cardinals keep discovering new lowsUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Arizona Cardinals: For a team to lose 58-0, they need "contributions" from nearly every player, coach and front office executive. The Cardinals got that sort of effort on Sunday. With Kevin Kolb still out with a rib injury, and Kurt Warner…
PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with Tom CurranUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Cowboys played one of the games of the day on Sunday, rallying back to beat the Bengals 20-19 by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter. Victory came after a trying couple of days for the Cowboys, who had to deal with the death of teammate Jerry Br…Share TweetDuring the week leading up to Sunday’s game against the Falcons, several members of the Panthers made it clear that they hadn’t forgotten Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s message to them after the Falcons pulled out a win in their first matchup of th
Tony Dungy explains why Peyton Manning could never be a coachUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetTony Dungy coached Peyton Manning for seven seasons in Indianapolis and gave him wide leeway to call the plays, run the offense and generally act like a coach on the field. But Dungy doesn’t think Manning could ever be a coach on the sideline. Asked on
Young Christian, a/k/a ‘Little Fear,’ injects YouTube virality into Tampa Bay Bucs’ ‘Gangnam Style’ danceUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetLike seemingly every other NFL franchise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to beat this "Gangnam Style" thing into the ground. They've been rolling the monster dance hit into their in-game entertainment for a few months -- they released the…
Titans mistakes are self-inflicted, too much to bearUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetTeams don’t get to be 4-9 by accident. And the reasons the Titans got to be that way were evident, and self-inflicted yesterday. While it wasn’t the reason they lost to the Colts, the most ridiculous play of the day was a Jake Locker quarterback sneakShare TweetThe Vikings rode running back Adrian Peterson and an opportunistic defense to a 21-14 win over the Bears on Sunday, improving their record to 7-6 and strengthening their shot at a playoff berth in the process. It also seems to have played a role in conv…
Saints loss embarrassing, but not unusual this yearUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetWhen the Saints won five of six games to get back to .500 on the season, it became fashionable to mark them a dangerous team, pushing for a playoff berth. But a three-game losing streak that follow has revealed them for what they are, a flawed team that…Share TweetDuring the third quarter of Sunday’s Cowboys-Bengals game, Dallas faced a third-and-20 and Tony Romo launched a deep ball along the sideline to Dez Bryant. For a split-second Bryant had it, but then Bengals safety Reggie Nelson came in and lowered his sShare TweetThe Cardinals' free fall continued Sunday with an epic 58-0 loss at Seattle that left Larry Fitzgerald's father to conclude that Arizona has quit on the season.Share TweetWatching the Cardinals’ 58-0 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday led Larry Fitzgerald’s father to take to Twitter to say that the team’s performance was “pathetic” and that they quit on the game. The elder Fitzgerald wasn’t the only person looking
Major league commissioners all testify in New Jersey gambling caseUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetTypically, sports commissioners try to avoid testifying under oath. Like the chief executives that they are, they don’t like to submit to authority. It’s not that they’re rebels; instead, they’re suit-wearing kings of one realm who don’t wantShare TweetWith three weeks left, the awards races are murky as ever. At the center of it? Adrian Peterson, who wants more history in an already unprecedented year, Peter King writes.Source: CNNSI.com
Even After Booth Review, Officials Yesterday Botched This Down By Contact Call Against Andrew LuckUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetMidway through the second quarter of yesterday's Titans-Colts game, Tennessee intercepted an Andrew Luck pass and returned it for a touchdown. While Indianapolis would get two late field goals to secure a 27-23 win, without them the margin of victory wo…Share TweetThe Bills did not handle one fourth down decision in the fourth quarter well at all. Dolphins DE Cameron Wake didn’t want to celebrate after a loss, but his three sacks give him a career high-tying 14 on the season. C Ryan Wendell has overcome plenty of
Norv Turner accepts fate, and also a game ballUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetChargers owner Dean Spanos has reportedly decided to fire coach Norv Turner. Spanos has subsequently denied that he’s made a decision, though no one really believes him. Now, Spanos has added a layer of awkwardness to the process, going to the locker ro
Kickoffs Help Giants, but Future of Kickoffs Is UncertainUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetIn the off-season, the N.F.L. will consider eliminating kickoffs, one of the more exciting but dangerous plays in the game.Share TweetNot only did the Steelers lose in shameful fashion yesterday, they also apparently lost another offensive lineman. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the expectation is that left guard Willie Colon is lost for the season with a …
The Math Bowl: Carolina's Win Against AtlantaUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAtlanta was 11-1 and favored by 3.5 points by the oddsmakers. So why were some statisticians talking up the 3-9 Panthers?
Pereira calls proposed elimination of kickoffs “ridiculous”Updated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetPlenty of people have objected to the NFL’s apparent intent to eliminate or further minimize the kickoff. Count former NFL V.P. of officiating Mike Pereira among them. Pereira, who now serves as the FOX rules analyst, calls the possible extinction of
Falcons made it easier for their own doubtersUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Falcons know better than everyone they underperformed yesterday. And they know that the doubters who were in the shadows as as they started the season 11-1 will be out in full force after they lost in embarrassing fashion to the Panthers. “I can heaShare TweetThe grieving Cowboys rallied for a significant win on Sunday, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19 on Dan Bailey's 40-yard field goal as time ran out.
NFL morning after: Cam Newton silences his criticsUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetIf you don’t like Cam Newton after watching him on Sunday against the Falcons, it says more about you than it does about him. It was such a pleasure to see Newton, the Panthers’ second-year quarterback, look like Cam Newton again in Sunday’s 30-20 u
Week 14 Quick Hits: Redskins RisingUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe Redskins are one the of the best zone-running teams in football. Baltimore's once-vaunted defense has struggled mightily all season against zone runs.
NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports announce partnershipUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetWe take a short break for the many twists and turns of yet another hectic NFL weekend to point out that, on Sunday night, a pretty significant deal was announced. Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports have embarked on a new partnership, a web-and-TV integration …Share TweetIn December 2006, then-Dolphins coach Nick Saban was spending plenty of time trying to convince plenty of folks that he wouldn’t be the next coach at Alabama. Six years later, as he prepares to pursue yet another NCAA championship as the Alabama coach,
Rookie David Wilson finally shows NY Giants life in the fast lane with 3 TDs as race in the NFC East may come down to final wUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetThe television cameras caught a tear from David Wilson’s left eye rolling down his face after he lost a fumble halfway through the first quarter of the first game of his NFL career in the Giants’ season-opening loss to the Cowboys.
Cowboys consider requiring players to use breath-testing devices on their carsUpdated Dec 10, 2012 Share TweetAs the Cowboys process the events of Saturday morning, which resulted in the death of linebacker Jerry Brown and the arrest of nose tackle Josh Brent on charges of intoxication manslaughter, the organization is looking for ways to avoid similar tragedie…Share TweetThe 2010 Green Bay Packers overcame a multitude of injuries during the regular season to win Super Bowl XLV. The current Packers team is showing the same kind of resiliency. Playing without several key starters, the Packers overcame a 14-point second-qu…
NFL Run & Shootaround: Charmed CityUpdated Dec 10, 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.comShare TweetIn case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Redskins rallied to beat the Ravens, 31-28, i...Source: grantland.com
Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlightsDec 10New England Patriots QB Tom Brady throws for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-14 blowout victory over the Houston Texans.
NFL32OT: Playing Through InjuriesDec 10Episode 234: Steve Young breaks down how quarterbacks deal with injuries throughout the season. The NFL32 crew discuss Brandon Jacobs' suspension from the 49ers.
Patriots Lead Texans At The HalfDec 10Tune to ESPN for live action.
Patriots Lead Texans After 1st QuarterDec 10Tune to ESPN for live action.
Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …Dec 10Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.