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Believe it or not, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has thrown five interceptions in a single game before. And to make that fact even odder, the Cowboys actually won that game, a 25-24 October 2007 victory over the Buffalo Bills. That was a Monday n…Share Tweet
The Bears smacked around the Cowboys tonight 34-18, a score that sounds even worse when you remember the Bears gave up a garbage touchdown to Jason Witten in the final half minute of play. Brandon Marshall had a big game on the field and on the broadcas…Share Tweet
The Jerry Dome Is Infested With Gigantic RoachesSure, Cowboys Stadium may be a billion-dollar testament to fossil fuels football, but even with the new Victoria's Secret store it seems they have a bit of a problem with pest control. EWWW.Share TweetJay Cutler and the Bears are giving the Cowboys all they've got in Big D. Cutler has thrown two touchdown passes and Chicago's defense has clamped down on Dallas. Follow all the action.Share Tweet
If Mark Sanchez doesn't turn around his season in the next four games, then NY Jets should replace him with Tim TebowREX RYAN needs to start the countdown on Mark Sanchez: Give him the next four games to stop being one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL or it’s Tebow Time.Share TweetIt's not unusual for quarterbacks and offensive coordinators to go at it on the sidelines when things aren't going well. Tom Brady famously went off on former New England Patriots offensive coordinator and current Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien in D…Share TweetThe Romney campaign announced today that they have the coveted Elway endorsement. Yes, John Elway is pro-Mitt.Share TweetBuffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey questioned his players' mental toughness on Monday, a day after the team's embarrassing -- and near-historic -- second-half collapse against the New England Patriots.Share Tweet
Jon Gruden really, really, really, REALLY likes TexasIn his capacity as ESPN's most "interesting" football analyst, former Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden loves him some hyperbole. From his endless litany of nicknames for players, to the occasional incomprehensible take…Share TweetHours before Eagles coach Andy Reid iced Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes with a timeout called just as Tynes missed a 54-yard field goal, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tried to call a timeout just as the Rams faked a field goal that resulted in a touchdown. …Share TweetChicago Bears running back Matt Forte started Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys after missing last week's game due to a sprained ankle.Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 1, 2012ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays says he's not going to change his style after getting suspended a game for a hit that sent Houston quarterback Matt Schaub's helmet and a piece of his ear flying.Share Tweet
Taking a look at quarterbacks who could be headed to the benchIn the wake of Week Four, the hottest topic in NFL circles is whether the Jets should bench quarterback Mark Sanchez. But New York isn’t the only hot spot for quarterbacks on the hot seat. Monday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network included aShare TweetTonight the Cowboys host the Bears. Romo. Cutler. Other guys. At the end of the night, one of these teams will be tied for first in their respective division. It's gonna be so sweet. In less-sweet news, the Cowboys and Tony Romo have tabled contract ext…Share TweetThe question of same-sex marriage has created some same-team awkwardness. Last month, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo came out in favor of expanding the legal definition of marriage to include folks of the same gender. Over the weekend, Ravens cen…Share TweetThe starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday.Share TweetLast week, the Chargers prevented receiver Malcolm Floyd from hitting the free-agent market in March 2013 by signing him to a three-year extension, which puts him under contract through 2015. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Floyd received $1 mi…Share TweetThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Sean and Tim are around tonight, so be sure to drop by while you watch Bears-Cowboys.Share TweetDallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer will not play Monday night against the Chicago Bears after missing practice all week with a strained pectoral.Share TweetBrowns wide receiver Josh Cribbs sat out Monday’s practice because of a concussion, but a source told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer he expects to play this week against the Giants. (Granted, sources said the same thing about Darrelle ReviShare TweetGiants coach Tom Coughlin took responsibility for several decisions during the final drive of Sunday's loss to the Eagles.Share Tweet
Gary Kubiak: Arian Foster can handle 400 or more carriesTexans running back Arian Foster leads the league in carries, with 103 through four games. And Texans coach Gary Kubiak sees no reason to lighten Foster’s workload. Asked today whether there’s a risk associated with Foster taking that much of a poundiShare TweetBefore winning Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff tried to blow it, missing not one, not two, but three field goals. A day after after Cundiff snatched victory from the jaws of defeat that had been snatched from the jawsShare TweetThe Chargers were able to handle the Chiefs on Sunday despite having just three healthy cornerbacks, but it seems they’d like to be a little deeper at the spot going forward. The agent for free agent cornerback Chris Carr told Michael Gehlken of the SanShare TweetNew York Giants safety Kenny Phillips has a sprained MCL in his right knee and is considered "week to week," coach Tom Coughlin said Monday.Share TweetThe Titans got the results of the MRI performed on quarterback Jake Locker’s left, non-throwing shoulder on Monday and they’ll be familiar to anyone who was paying attention when Locker hurt the same shoulder against the Patriots. Jim Wyatt of the TenShare Tweet
How Did This Girl End Up At A New York Hotel With Mark Sanchez And Tim Tebow?Those intrepid internet lurkers over at Busted Coverage found this one, and we have to agree: Once we saw these photos and considered where they came from, all we were left with were questions. The photos were tweeted by a girl who appears to have been …Share TweetYou hear from time to time that players believe the better team lost a game -- usually, it's the players on the losing teams providing that analysis. And once in a while, you'll hear a player claim that he wasn't completely outmatched by an opponent, ev…Share TweetThe Packers lost wide receiver Greg Jennings during Sunday’s win over the Saints and it sounds like they could be missing him a little while longer. At his Monday press conference, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that Jennings’ groin injury flared upShare TweetWe've already alerted you to the awesomeness of this photo, but we also think that it could used to create something even greater. That's where you, your twisted sense of humor, and your mean Photoshop skills come in.Share Tweet
Ex-Lion says no one on the Lions wants to play special teamsThe Lions may have the worst kick coverage in NFL history. One former player who covered kicks for the Lions a couple years ago says there’s a reason for that. Zack Follett, who played special teams on the Lions in 2009 and 2010, says that the problem iShare TweetIt’s been the better part of a day since the end of Sunday night’s game which means we’ve had plenty of time to mull over the results of all 13 games on the docket. Now it’s time to talk about what it all means. That’s just what will happen on PShare TweetRomeo Crennel is sticking with Matt Cassel for now.Share TweetThe Buffalo Bills likely will be without injured starting offensive linemen Cordy Glenn and Kraig Urbik for next Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers.Share TweetRedskins safety Brandon Meriweather will miss at least a week and maybe more after aggravating the MCL and PCL injuries in his left knee in a pre-game collision with a teammate. “I think we’ll be able to tell in a week’s time exactly the length it wShare TweetLaurent Robinson’s first season in Jacksonville isn’t going quite as well as he or the team hoped. Robinson got off on the wrong foot when training camp started and has just nine catches and 134 yards in four games this season. Now he’s dealing withShare TweetEagles stars Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and Nnamdi Asomugha all are OK after suffering minor injuries against the Giants.Share TweetThe Denver Broncos have placed center J.D. Walton on injured reserve with a broken and dislocated left ankle.Share TweetEven if the Seahawks wanted to change quarterbacks right now, which they don’t, they can’t. Rookie Russell Wilson threw three picks in yesterday’s loss to the Rams, and some of the early hysteria has cooled in the Pacific Northwest. But Seahawks coaShare Tweet
Mixed signals on Gregg Williams’ ability to attend gamesThe league’s decision to allow former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to attend Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and the Rams has spawned a string of conflicts accounts and explanations. Adam Schefter of ESPN explained earlier today thatShare TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Santonio Holmes is expected to be sidelined at least a few weeks after injuring his left foot during the New York Jets' 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.Share TweetWhen Wes Welker didn't sign a long-term contract with the Patriots and instead signed a $9.5 million franchise tag, sportswriters found their new go-to sidebar: "Is Wes Welker being phased out of the Patriots' offense because he wouldn't commit lon…Share Tweet
The Play That Knocked the Giants Out of Field-Goal RangeWith the Giants within reach of victory in the final seconds in Philadelphia, it was imperative to avoid a negative play. But that's not what happened.Share TweetFormer Lions cornerback Aaron Berry agreed to a 2-year deal with the New York Jets, according to a league source.Share Tweet
Report: “Nothing serious” wrong with Cliff Avril’s backSunday 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 iShare TweetThe Panthers replaced former second-round pick Sherrod Martin with Haruki Nakamura at free safey because they grew tired of Martin giving up big plays. Now that Nakamura is the culprit, they may switch back. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Martin will ge…Share TweetThe Houston Texans voiced their frustration with the play of Tennessee Titans offensive tackle David Stewart following Sunday's contest between the AFC South rivals.Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 1, 2012Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. That can certainly be said about a wild first quarter to the season. With four weeks behind us, Peter King takes stock of where we stand.Share TweetPittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is expected to return from an ACL injury this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN.com reported Monday.Share Tweet
Chris Johnson: I’m going to be as good as my offensive lineAfter the second game of the season, Titans running back Chris Johnson answered a question about his piddling production by saying that people on the offense needed to do their jobs if he was going to be successful. It wasn’t hard to guess which playersShare TweetPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said he was OK after limping off the field at the end of Sunday night's game against the New York Giants.Share TweetThe Colts announced that Coach Tony Pagano has been diagnosed with leukemia but they are hopeful it can be treated successfully.Share Tweet
LeSean McCoy Used To Say His Last Name While Juking People In PracticeSo says Andrew Taglianetti, a senior defensive back at the University of Pittsburgh and a former college teammate of McCoy's. Yesterday, Taglianetti shared a fascinating bit of information from his time spent on McCoy's team:Share Tweet
Robert Griffin III’s headset malfunctioned on winning driveThere wasn’t been much about the first three weeks of Robert Griffin III’s NFL career to make the Redskins think twice about their decision to pony up a hefty sum to trade up for his rights in the draft and they didn’t get any reason to start doingShare TweetOn Sunday, the Chargers sent a pretty clear message about the importance of holding onto the ball to running back Ryan Mathews. The former first-round pick sat on the bench behind Jackie Battle at the start of the game and had just four carries through …Share TweetRandy Moss has given the Jets fits in the past. On Sunday, the ball came his way only once, on a deep ball into triple coverage. While the Moss of old would have caught it, the 35-year-old version of one of the greatest wideouts in league history didn”Share TweetThe Lions are 1-3 for a number of reasons, but breakdowns on special teams are near the top of the list. They gave up a 105-yard kickoff return touchdown and a 77-yard punt return for a score in yesterday’s loss to the Vikings, after allowing one of eacShare TweetOne of the most confusing developments on Sunday was the decision of the NFL to temporarily unshun Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, allowing him to attend Sunday’s win over the Seahawks. So will Williams now be permitted to show up for other SShare Tweet
Unbeaten Cardinals OK with not being the prettiest or most popularThe Cardinals know no one expects them to be 4-0 right now. They’re also sure they don’t care. The NFL’s most unexpected undefeated team is well aware of the perceptions, but they’re successful in part by being comfortable in their own skin. “WeShare TweetA good day for TE Scott Chandler can’t overshadow an ugly day for the Bills. CB Sean Smith had one of his best individual performances during the Dolphins loss. Early drops and a fumble gave way to a productive afternoon for Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.Share TweetFrom time to time, a head coach ices a kicker with a time out taken so late that the kicker actually kicks the field goal. All too often, the kicker misses the first try and then, given an unexpected Mulligan, makes the second. Eagles coach Andy Reid d…Share Tweet
NFL morning after: Peyton Manning is just fine, thank youBroncos coach John Fox was asked last week, What’s wrong with Peyton Manning’s arm? Fox got a good laugh out of that question, and it’s a good thing he enjoyed it. Because he probably won’t get that question again. Manning demonstrated on Sunday aShare TweetBy any tangible standard, Cam Newton was outstanding Sunday, but he was still apologizing after the fact. The Panthers decision to punt the ball away to the Falcons on fourth-and-1 in Falcons territory with the lead in the final minute was created by th…Share TweetThrough 30 minutes on Sunday night, the Eagles had given the ball only six times to running back LeSean McCoy. He gained a mere two yards. Fortunately for the Eagles, that didn’t prompt coach Andy Reid to abandon the run in the second half. Instead,Share TweetThe 49ers jumped to an insurmountable 7-0 lead over the hapless Jets and then piled on points. The most poetic part of this New York nightmare was the first touchdown.Share Tweet
Giants' David Wilson Shines in DefeatThe rookie David Wilson has struggled to earn carries as a running back, but he is developing into a legitimate threat as a kick returner.Share Tweet
Monday's Matchup: A Time for Offenses to ShineMost of the recognizable names on Chicago's and Dallas' teams are on the offensive side of the ball, but both squads have been surviving mostly on defense. It may be time for those well-known players on offense to start earning their paychecks.Share TweetThe Giants and Eagles could have played just the final minute of Sunday night's game, because that minute will give everyone enough to talk until next week. Where to begin? The ticky-tack pass interference calls, one on each side? How about questionable…Share TweetLawrence Tynes missed two field-goal tries from 54 yards with 15 seconds left and the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 19-17 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.Share TweetThe Jets' defense did not help the cause, giving up 245 rushing yards to the 49ers, the most in 52 regular-season games under Coach Rex Ryan.Share Tweet
NFL Run & Shootaround: Bulls on Paradegrantland.com Oct 1, 2012On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes...Share Tweet
Tony Romo's rough outingOct 1Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke his own personal record with five interceptions against the Chicago Bears.
NFL32OT: Who Can Save The Jets?Oct 1Episode 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.
Bears Lead Cowboys After 3rd QuarterOct 1Tune to ESPN for live action.
Tony Romo to Miles Austin 10-yd TDOct 1Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo connects with WR Miles Austin for a 10-yard touchdown.