This is the November 22, 2012 news archive. View today's NFL rumors and news.
profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 22, 2012
When the Patriots lost to the Seahawks in Week Six, they were 3-3 and hearing questions about whether they would be able to mount a challenge for the AFC crown once again this season. They’ve played five games since then and won them all. With ThursdayâUpvote Share Tweet
Pats embarrass Jets; Belichick nets 200th winTom Brady threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score as the New England Patriots embarrassed the New York Jets with a 35-point second quarter in a 49-19 victory Thursday night.Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots scored three touchdowns in 52 seconds and five touchdowns in the second quarter. It never got better for the Jets as New England routed its AFC East rival 49-19.Upvote Share Tweet
Julian Edelman leaves game with head injuryJust about everything was going right for the Patriots on Thursday night in the Meadowlands when they got the ball for their first possession of the second half. That’s when things took a slight turn for the worse. Wide receiver Julian Edelman, who scorUpvote Share TweetJerry Jones has consistently said he likes the direction of the Dallas Cowboys under coach Jason Garrett, but the owner/general manager called that kind of talk "hollow" after the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day loss.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets' Tebow edges President as preferred T-Day guestJets' Tebow edges President as preferred T-Day guestUpvote Share Tweet
The Jetsiest Jets Play Ever: Mark Sanchez Fumbles After Getting Floored By His Lineman's Assdeadspin.com Nov 22, 2012A Mark Sanchez fumble, caused by a teammate's ass in mid-pratfall, returned for a touchdown. God bless you, New York Jets. You're one of life's inherently funny things, like words with "k" sounds or Millard Fillmore or talking bears. More »Upvote Share TweetCornerback Orlando Scandrick will undergo surgery to repair a broken left hand suffered in the second quarter of the Dallas Cowboys' 38-28 loss to the Washington Redskins on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetBeating the Patriots was going to take something close to a flawless game from the Jets. They haven’t gotten it. Four first half turnovers have become 28 Patriots points and New England leads 28-0 with about eight minutes to play in the first half at thUpvote Share TweetRobert Griffin III threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-31 on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Robert Griffin III shines brightly again as Redskins overcome Cowboys’ second-half comebackFor the second straight game, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III threw four touchdown passes to four different receivers, allowing his team to put up more than 30 points on an NFC East opponent. Washington's 38-31 Thanksgiving win over t…Upvote Share Tweet
After losing their must-win, Redskins on a bit of a rollThe Redskins have now won two straight since their bye week, beating a pair of division foes and looking legitimate again. Thursday’s 38-31 win over the Cowboys wasn’t as easy as it appeared at halftime (when they led 28-3), but their resilience was iUpvote Share Tweet
Nice Homecoming: Robert Griffin III made a triumphant return to Te…Robert Griffin III made a triumphant return to Texas, throwing four TD passes as the Redskins beat the Cowboys 38-31, earning their first Thanksgiving Day win since 1973.Upvote Share TweetNew England tight end Aaron Hernandez is active for the Patriots' game against the New York Jets after missing the last three because of a sprained right ankle.Upvote Share TweetRedskins quarterback Robert Griffin III finally looked human, and Tony Romo looks like Tony Romo, and the Cowboys are suddenly, amazingly back in this one. Griffin’s first interception gave the Cowboys a chance to get within a score, as they took over dUpvote Share TweetDETROIT (AP) The left cleat of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh connected with Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in his groin area in their Thanksgiving game.Upvote Share TweetLast year on Thanksgiving, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomped on the arm of Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith. After the game, Suh offered up a lame excuse during a session with reporters. “My intentions were not to kick anybody, as I did noUpvote Share TweetThanksgiving night may be Tebow-free. When the Jets turn in their inactives for Thursday night’s game, quarterback Tim Tebow may be on the list. He’s questionable with a rib injury. A league source tells PFT that his availability will be determinedUpvote Share TweetChicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler practiced on a limited basis Thursday for the first time since he suffered a concussion late in the first half of the team's game against the Houston Texans on Nov. 11.Upvote Share Tweet
49ers offensive coordinator says no decision has been made on QBAs the 49ers move closer to their Sunday date with the Saints, the team continues to take the position that the identity of the team’s starting quarterback has not yet been determined. “No decision has been made,” offensive coordinator Greg Roman saUpvote Share Tweet
Stop the presses, RG3 doing amazing thingsRedskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is putting on a clinic, leading his team to a dominant 28-3 halftime lead at Dallas. He’s continuing a run of near-perfect football going back to last week’s thrashing of the Eagles. Over his last six quarters oUpvote Share Tweet
Redskins pouring it on, up 21-3The Cowboys are getting embarrassed early, and they’re getting a little chippy. Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins punctuated the indignity of getting taken to the house by a sore-footed Pierre Garcon with a cheap shove through the back of the end zone. ThUpvote Share TweetThe San Diego Chargers say Sunday's home game against the Baltimore Ravens will be blacked out in Southern California because more than 9,000 general admission tickets remained unsold 72 hours before kickoff.Upvote Share Tweet
RG3, skies open up on CowboysAs quickly as this game looked dull, Robert Griffin III did the thing he does so well. Griffin’s 68-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson gave the Redskins a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter, and nearly as soon as he did, the skies opened up and rUpvote Share Tweet
As good as the early game was, second game as slowWith a little luck, you planned your Thanksgiving dinner for about 15 minutes ago. After a frantic back-and-forth first game between the Texans and Lions, the Cowboys and Redskins are the tryptophan coma portion of the day. A scoreless tie at the end of…Upvote Share TweetShayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted the Houston Texans to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after the Lions' coach made a costly mistake in regulation.Upvote Share TweetIt’s not a happy Thanksgiving in Detroit. And Lions fans are particularly unhappy with the officials. In a game the Lions led most of the way, the Texans came back to tie the game 31-31 late in the fourth quarter, then won 34-31 in overtime, thanks in lUpvote Share TweetAs the Jets gets ready to face the Patriots on Thursday night, the home team has beefed up the roster by elevating a trio of practice-squad players. The Jets have announced that cornerback Darrin Walls, cornerback Donnie Fletcher, and receiver Jordan Wh…Upvote Share TweetThe mystery of Chilo Rachal continues to unfold. He walked out on the Bears after a bad performance on Monday night against the 49ers. He was placed on the reserve/left squad list. He then returned to the team. Now, the Bears have placed him on the reUpvote Share TweetPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife Ashley are giving thanks for their new bundle of joy.Upvote Share TweetReceiver Julio Jones was limited in his return to practice Thursday for the Atlanta Falcons.Upvote Share TweetLast Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was questionable for the Week 11 game against the Ravens, with a shoulder injury and a dislocated rib. The next day, Roethlisberger was ruled out. This Tuesday, Tomlin sa…Upvote Share TweetBroncos cornerback Tracy Porter practiced fully Thursday and will travel to Kansas City with the team for Sunday's game.Upvote Share TweetDallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will miss his sixth consecutive game Thursday with a midfoot sprain.Upvote Share TweetWe thought it was Thanksgiving. Who knew it was actually Flag Day? The good news for the Houston Texans: They scored a touchdown on the holiday that was the longest run in franchise history. The bad news: That sort of ... well, didn't really happen. Wit…Upvote Share Tweet
The red-flag-no-review rule has to goSeveral weeks ago, NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos told me that, technically, the throwing of the red challenge flag by a coach on a play that is automatically reviewable not only results in a 15-yard penalty but also wipes out the review. I wa…Upvote Share Tweet
London Fletcher active, streak goes to 235 gamesRedskins linebacker London Fletcher is keeping the streak alive. Listed as questionable this week with a left ankle sprain, Fletcher has been activated. That means his consecutive games streak goes to 235. Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is also up…Upvote Share TweetThe Texans-Lions Thanksgiving Day matchup was marked by controversy on both sides of the field Thursday.Upvote Share TweetSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been fully cleared medically following concussion testing, but the team is proceeding with plans to start Colin Kaepernick on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, according to a team source.Upvote Share TweetAn apologetic Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin acknowledges he was wrong and will not dispute a $75 fine for failing to follow a crew member's orders during a flight to Buffalo.Upvote Share TweetDetroit fans are thankful for Calvin Johnson today. Megatron already has five catches for 103 yards at halftime, including a 22-yard touchdown catch just before the two-minute warning, which gave the Lions a 21-14 lead over the Texans. Johnson has been …Upvote Share TweetHouston linebacker Brooks Reed has left its game against the Detroit Lions with a groin injury. His return is questionable.Upvote Share Tweet
Peyton Manning: I’ve learned to compensateWhen he’s listing the things he’s thankful for at dinner on Thursday, it probably won’t take Peyton Manning long to mention the fact that he’s back in the NFL and playing at a high level. Such a state of affairs was far from a sure thing at this tUpvote Share Tweet
Lions' Backus inactive, ending 186-game streakDetroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus is inactive against the Houston Texans, ending his 186-game starting streak.Upvote Share Tweet
Take Your "Elite" Quarterback Argument And Shove It Up Your Stupid Buttholedeadspin.com Nov 22, 2012Drew Magary's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Plaxico Burress finds perfect situation with Steelers, and could be the key to Super Bowl season in Pittsburghnydailynews.com Nov 22, 2012In the minds of many, the 2008 Giants were headed for a second straight Super Bowl until Plaxico Burress idiotically toted that Glock pistol into the Latin Quarter Night Club.Upvote Share Tweet
The All-22: How the Redskins combine backfield motion and route concepts to stretch defensesYesterday, we looked at how Mike and Kyle Shanahan turned receiver motion, blocking schemes, and interior route concepts to create a six-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday. Here's the second of the four touchdown passes thrown by…Upvote Share TweetAfter every loss, Eagles coach Andy Reid says he has to do a better job. It’s no surprise, then, that after rookie quarterback Nick Foles lost his first career start, Foles took a page from his coach’s post-game playbook. “I have to get better,”Upvote Share Tweet
Peyton sees a great opportunity for Knowshon MorenoBuried at fourth on the depth chart until starting running back Willis McGahee suffered a knee injury, former first-rounder Knowshon Moreno has a chance to prove he wasn’t a bust. And his quarterback knows it. “It’s a great opportunity for Knowshon,Upvote Share TweetOne of the most impressive streaks in the NFL is coming to an end. Lions left tackle Jeff Backus, who has started 186 consecutive games - the longest streak for any lineman in the NFL and the third-longest streak for any player at any position - has bUpvote Share TweetThe Bears informed second-year right tackle Gabe Carimi on Wednesday that he won't be in the starting lineup Sunday when the club faces the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple sources.Upvote Share TweetChad Henne is the Jaguars’ starting quarterback for the rest of the season, after Blaine Gabbert was placed on injured reserve. And Henne’s coach wants him to view the final six weeks of the season as an audition to be the starter in 2013 as well. JagUpvote Share Tweet
Thursday morning one-linersVarious members of the Bills tried to identify the football equivalent of Jack Taylor’s 138-point game. Though Jets S LaRon Landry visited the Patriots before signing in New York, Landry says he wants to remain a Jet. The Dolphins, though not fishes, caUpvote Share Tweet
Greg Jennings’ “wind is horrible right now”Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has been on the shelf for a long while now thanks to a torn abdominal muscle and it has taken a toll on his conditioning. Jennings ran some routes during Packers practice on Wednesday and said that he felt no pain at …Upvote Share Tweet
Accorsi could be going young with his G.M. recommendation in CarolinaFormer Giants and Colts G.M. Ernie Accorsi has been hired to help Panthers owner Jerry Richardson find the franchise’s next General Manager. The buzz in league circles is that Accorsi will recommend going with a younger option. So far, three names havUpvote Share TweetRams wide receiver Danny Amendola made a quicker than expected return from a collarbone injury earlier this year and St. Louis may need him to make another turbocharged recovery this week. Amendola didn’t practice on Wednesday and he was wearing a walkiUpvote Share TweetBrowns running back Trent Richardson produced 144 yards of offense against the Cowboys in Cleveland’s 23-20 overtime loss last Sunday, but he thinks he wound up costing the team the game. Richardson asked for the blame for the loss Wednesday because heUpvote Share TweetThe Tampa Bay Bucs selected two wide receivers in the first four rounds of the 2010 draft. Lesser-rated fourth-round pick Mike Williams has panned out as a solid starter. Second-rounder Arrelious Benn has been a bust. As forecasted by Mike Garafolo of U…Upvote Share TweetEarlier this week, we passed along Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley’s Twitter response to Ravens running back Ray Rice carrying a Terrible Towel off the field and wearing it on his head at the end of Sunday night’s game between the teams. Woodley coUpvote Share TweetEagles quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy, who are both recovering from concussions, are both expected to miss Monday night’s game against the Panthers. The Eagles said on Wednesday that both Vick and McCoy are still in Phase 1 of thUpvote Share TweetWhile playing in the frigid temperatures of the Canadian Football League, the thought of becoming NFL stars had to have been the farthest thing from the minds of Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner. …Upvote Share TweetNew York Giants safety Kenny Phillips has missed the Giants last six games after suffering an MCL injury in late September. That could all change this week as Phillips hopes to play on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. According to Ebenezer Sa…Upvote Share TweetThe former basketball player who tried to extort $1 million from Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will spend the next year and a half behind bars. Per the Associated Press, 26-year-old Richard Hurd was sentenced to 18 months in federal custody. …Upvote Share TweetEven with the Pittsburgh Steelers down to 37-year-old Charlie Batch and newly signed Brian Hoyer at the quarterback position, few are giving the 2-8 Cleveland Browns much of a chance to upset the 6-4 Steelers this Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The…Upvote Share TweetBEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns safety T.J. Ward opened the letter from the NFL and quickly scanned it for one important detail: the price of his punishment.Upvote Share TweetOn the same day he declined to publicly name a starting quarterback, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh informed incumbent Alex Smith that Colin Kaepernick would get the nod Sunday at New Orleans, a source told SI.com.Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins Burn Cowboys With Deep BallNov 22Damien Woody breaks down Robert Griffin's performance in the Redskins' 38-31 win over the Cowboys.
New York Jets running back Bilal Powell 4-yard TD runNov 22New York running back Bilal Powell bursts through the New England defensive unit for a 4-yard touchdown run, giving the Jets their first touchdown of the game.
Julian Edelman's 22-yard scoop and scoreNov 22Patriots wide receiver and special teams playmaker Julian Edelman recovers a Jets kickoff fumble and sprints 22-yards into the end zone, giving the New England Patriots a 28-0 lead over the New York Jets.
New England Patriots safety Steve Gregory 32-yard fumble return TDNov 22New England Patriots safety Steve Gregory scoops up a Mark Sanchez fumble and returns it 32 yards for another Patriots' touchdown.