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NY Giants in need of motivation heading into Sunday's game agai…

NY Giants in need of motivation heading into Sunday's game against the lowly Cleveland Browns

nydailynews.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
The Giants are not very good at the regular season. They struggle against lesser teams and find many ways to drop winnable games against the Eagles. Eli Manning would be far better off if he could just fast-forward to the playoffs and put on his road wa…
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  • Jones-Drew, Cutler reunite after 2011 Twitter incident

    Jones-Drew, Cutler reunite after 2011 Twitter incident

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    In early 2011, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler absorbed plenty of criticism after tapping out of the NFC title game with a knee injury.  The naysayers were legitimized by Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who openly questioned Cutler’s toughness on
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  • NY Jets head coach Rex Ryan has lost his bravado and looks more…

    NY Jets head coach Rex Ryan has lost his bravado and looks more like Eric Mangini than himself

    nydailynews.com Oct 3, 2012
    Rex Ryan's words lacked the zip, the conviction, the comedy act of the last three years. The bluster was gone, the fire missing from his eyes. Who stole the old Rex and brought back Eric Mangini?
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  • Mario Williams again blames performance on wrist injury

    Mario Williams again blames performance on wrist injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    So why hasn’t defensive end Mario Williams done much during his first four games in Buffalo?  He says he’s got an injury. “It’s just a little deal going on, but we’ve already mentioned that before,” Williams said Wednesday, via USA Today.  â
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  • Break It Down: Kaepernick outshines Tebow

    Break It Down: Kaepernick outshines Tebow

    CNNSI.com Oct 3, 2012
    Tim Tebow might be the most talked about backup in the NFL, but he was outshined by a different second-stringer last week. Chris Burke examines why the Jets QB has yet to take off.
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  • NFL OKs Payton, Loomis, Vitt to attend game

    NFL OKs Payton, Loomis, Vitt to attend game

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees may have some familiar faces in the crowd Sunday night as he takes aim at NFL history.
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  • Rex Ryan: I like Plaxico, but we want younger guys with more sp…

    Rex Ryan: I like Plaxico, but we want younger guys with more speed

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    After the Jets confirmed that veteran receiver Santonio Holmes is done for the season, coach Rex Ryan got the inevitable question about whether his replacement could be Plaxico Burress. But Ryan said the Jets are going in a different direction. Although…
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  • Report:  Woody Johnson eventually will push for Tebow

    Report: Woody Johnson eventually will push for Tebow

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Jets have dominated the news in recent days, and not for good reasons. It will continue, and not for good reasons. Eventually, it will result in the news that Tim Tebow is the quarterback. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com recently reported that two pe…
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  • UFL teeters on brink of financial implosion

    UFL teeters on brink of financial implosion

    Earlier this year, it seemed likely that the UFL was done.  Now that a new season has begun, it’s death seems to be virtually certain. Players and coaches aren’t getting paid, as explained by the Virginian-Pilot.  Said UFL president and Virginia Des
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  • Process vs. outcome, and why metrics can’t make it on fourth do…

    Process vs. outcome, and why metrics can’t make it on fourth down

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    "You can say a lot of things about me as a coach, okay? I'm sure you do, and so do a lot of other people. But I'm just telling you something -- one thing I'm not, is scared. Are we gonna go for it on fourth down every time we have it at our own 20-…
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  • Bush practices with hip injury, not knee injury

    Bush practices with hip injury, not knee injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The good news for Dolphins running back Reggie Bush is that his knee injury has healed to the point where it doesn’t show up on the injury report. The bad news for Dolphins running back Reggie Bush is that he now has a hip injury. Bush was limited in pr
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  • Browns' Cribbs won't slow down after vicious hit

    Browns' Cribbs won't slow down after vicious hit

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Josh Cribbs opened his eyes and was surprised to see his teammates huddling around him on their knees. He got up and was approached by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, who shook Cribbs' hand.
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  • Jared Allen misses practice with groin injury

    Jared Allen misses practice with groin injury

    Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has concerns about getting to Titans quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck, given his ability to get rid of the ball quickly.  Making it even harder for Allen to get to Hasselbeck on Sunday could be a groin injury that hampere…
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  • Nike's New NFL Uniforms Are Too Damn Tight: "It Looks Like…

    Nike's New NFL Uniforms Are Too Damn Tight: "It Looks Like You Ate A Small Baby"

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    It's got to be tough for NFL offensive linemen, whose entire vocation, at least more than any other position on the field, is dependent on how much they weigh. If you're skinny, you won't ever be an offensive lineman. It's their duty to stay as large as…
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  • Dennis Allen explains why he was smiling after Raiders lost

    Dennis Allen explains why he was smiling after Raiders lost

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Oakland coach Dennis Allen grinned as he shook the hand of Denver coach John Fox following the Broncos’ 37-6 beatdown of the Raiders on Sunday, and some Raiders fans have complained that it looked like their coach wasn’t taking the loss as hard as he
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  • Greg Jennings “extremely frustrated” by groin injury

    Greg Jennings “extremely frustrated” by groin injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said earlier this week that wide receiver Greg Jennings aggravated his groin injury in last Sunday’s win over the Saints and suggested that Jennings might be shut down for a week so that he could fully heal before returning t
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  • Gronkowski not practicing for Patriots, Mankins, Hightower limi…

    Gronkowski not practicing for Patriots, Mankins, Hightower limited

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Patriots have a lengthy injury list as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. The most significant injury to keep an eye on is the hip injury that has been hampering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who sat out practice today. The Pat
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  • Kyle Williams fined $15,000 for low hit on Tom Brady

    Kyle Williams fined $15,000 for low hit on Tom Brady

    Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams expected to get a fine for a hit on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Sunday’s game. That doesn’t mean he was happy to find the letter informing him of the fine in his locker on Wednesday. Williams drew a flag for
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  • Aaron Berry: Rex Ryan told me he believes in second chances

    Aaron Berry: Rex Ryan told me he believes in second chances

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    New Jets cornerback Aaron Berry said after he signed this week that he knows he’s working on his last chance in the NFL after the Lions dumped him this summer for getting arrested twice. But Berry says that if there’s a coach willing to give second ch
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  • LeSean McCoy Sort Of Confirms That He Says His Last Name While …

    LeSean McCoy Sort Of Confirms That He Says His Last Name While Juking People

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    On Monday, we brought you the story of Eagles running back LeSean McCoy's supposed catch phrase. Today, we received an email from Robert Edwards of the Gloucester County Times that adds a bit more credence to the story: More »
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  • Colts focus on football as Pagano recovers

    Colts focus on football as Pagano recovers

    Maybe taking a break from football was just what the Indianapolis Colts needed.
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  • Agreement signed to build NFL stadium in L.A.

    Agreement signed to build NFL stadium in L.A.

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, councilmember Jan Perry, and AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke officially signed the implementation agreement Wednesday for Farmers Field.
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  • Wes Welker And Deion Branch Were The "Bitches" Who Ca…

    Wes Welker And Deion Branch Were The "Bitches" Who Caught Tom Brady's Ire Last Sunday

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    Tom Brady was involved in one of the best GIFs of Week 4 when he was caught on camera saying "Fuck you, bitches" after running for a four-yard touchdown. But no one was able to discern who the "bitches" were. The Buffalo Bills? The f…
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  • Brandon Lloyd, A.J. Hawk join Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports N…

    Brandon Lloyd, A.J. Hawk join Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    If you’re looking for a debate this Wednesday, there’s no reason to wait until Wednesday night. The Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network crew will be kicking around plenty of the biggest topics of the day in football nation. Erik Kuselias, Mike Flo
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  • Dan Snyder Used To Stay In The Owner's Box Until 4 a.m. "P…

    Dan Snyder Used To Stay In The Owner's Box Until 4 a.m. "Pounding Drinks" And Stuffing His Face With Fast Food

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    ESPN the Magazine has a fun story out today about Dan Snyder and our old friend Dave McKenna. It presents a slightly friendlier portrait of Snyder than you might find on, say, Deadspin-where we've called Snyder a "prick" and a "churlish little shitbag v
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  • Ex-NFLer Hurd pleads not guilty to new charges

    Ex-NFLer Hurd pleads not guilty to new charges

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 3, 2012
    Former NFL receiver Sam Hurd pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new indictment accusing him of trying to obtain cocaine and marijuana while he was out on bond awaiting trial on charges of trying to start a drug ring in the Chicago area.
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  • Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Dre Kirkpatrick back at practice for …

    Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Dre Kirkpatrick back at practice for the Bengals

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Bengals are starting to look healthier at cornerback after facing the Jaguars with just three healthy bodies at the position. Leon Hall practiced on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his hamstring during a September practice and Nate Cleme…
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  • Bristolmetrics: The Best SportsCenter Of 2012

    Bristolmetrics: The Best SportsCenter Of 2012

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. More »
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  • Running Doc explains ‘Lisfranc’ foot injury suffered by New Yor…

    Running Doc explains ‘Lisfranc’ foot injury suffered by New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes  

    Dear Running Doc: The New York Jets announced Wednesday that Santonio Holmes, their best wide receiver, suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot, yet X-rays were negative. They said he would be out for the season. What is this injury? Paul F., Garden City…
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  • NFL cleans up during “premiere week”

    NFL cleans up during “premiere week”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    With a new season of TV shows debuting last week, the NFL continues to prove that nothing brings an audience together like the ultimate reality show:  Live professional football. A pair of NFL games got the highest ratings last week, with Giants-Eagles …
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  • Mike Tice on Cutler: “Jay and I are good”

    Mike Tice on Cutler: “Jay and I are good”

    Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice said he had no problems with quarterback Jay Cutler walking away from him during Monday’s win over the Cowboys. Tice seemed no more bothered by Cutler’s continued churlishness than Bears fans who are willing to ov
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  • Week Four coaching hot seat

    Week Four coaching hot seat

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    It’s an undeniable reality of life in the NFL.  At the end of the year, there will be bad teams.  And some of their coaches will be fired. Until then, we’ll monitor those who should be monitoring whether the locks get changed on December 31, the day
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  • LaFell says Panthers should have gone for it

    LaFell says Panthers should have gone for it

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Plenty of folks have questioned the decision of the Panthers to punt inside Atlanta territory with the game on the line.  Add Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell to the list. “It’s fourth and inches, we’ve got Mike Tolbert, we’ve got Jonathan Stewar
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  • Kicker Says Giants Considered a Fake in Final Seconds

    Kicker Says Giants Considered a Fake in Final Seconds

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2012
    How would fans have reacted if the Giants had run a fake instead of kicking against the Eagles in the final seconds?
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  • Vick, Asomugha and McCoy all practice for Eagles

    Vick, Asomugha and McCoy all practice for Eagles

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Eagles came out of Sunday night with a few injury concerns, but they all seem to be well under control. Quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean McCoy and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha all practiced on Wednesday. Vick suffered a knee contusion lat…
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  • Chiefs TE Boss done for season with head injury

    Chiefs TE Boss done for season with head injury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs put tight end Kevin Boss on injured reserve with a head injury Wednesday after doctors determined they would not clear him to play the rest of the year.
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  • Cam Newton adds flash to already flashy pink shoes

    Cam Newton adds flash to already flashy pink shoes

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    There are fashion statements, and there are statements. With the NFL allowing players to wear pink during games this month to promote breast cancer awareness, you find out a little color goes a long way. But check out the shoes Panthers quarterback Cam …
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  • Thursday Matchup: Cardinals vs. Rams

    Thursday Matchup: Cardinals vs. Rams

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2012
    A choice between a team with a suffocating defense and one with a reliable placekicker.
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  • Donald Butler gets AFC defensive POW over Cam Wake

    Donald Butler gets AFC defensive POW over Cam Wake

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The NFL announced Wednesday that Chargers linebacker Donald Butler received AFC defensive player of the week honors for making six tackles, a half-sack, and returning an interception for a touchdown in San Diego’s Week Four win over the Kansas City Chie
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  • Texans waive John Beck to add safety depth

    Texans waive John Beck to add safety depth

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Texans are more willing to go with two quarterbacks than three safeties. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have waived quarterback John Beck so they could bring back safety Troy Nolan. The Texans needed Nolan again after…
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  • NFL may need to move Raiders-Jaguars game on Oct. 21

    NFL may need to move Raiders-Jaguars game on Oct. 21

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    There’s only one stadium still in use by teams from both Major League Baseball and the National Football League, but one is all you need to create a scheduling problem. The league could be dealing with one in a couple of weeks. Should the Oakland A’s
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  • This Rap Song About Seattle Sports Might Make Your Ears Bleed

    This Rap Song About Seattle Sports Might Make Your Ears Bleed

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    Any rap song about Seattle, or so I'm told, has to include shoutouts to all the great Emerald City sports stars, and Riff Raff provides all of them: Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr., Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, and Brian Bosworth, with a Craig Sager reference throw…
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  • Michael Vick would’ve been a Steeler if Mike Tomlin had his way

    Michael Vick would’ve been a Steeler if Mike Tomlin had his way

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick are two of the most exciting quarterbacks in the National Football League, and they will square off on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles renew their cross-state rivalry. Had Mike Tomlin gotten …
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  • Aaron Kromer: We’re ready to bust out

    Aaron Kromer: We’re ready to bust out

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    It has not been an easy start for the Saints, but their interim head coach thinks things are about to get a lot better. Aaron Kromer believes his team is on the verge of busting out after an 0-4 start that some have attributed to the hangover from the t…
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  • Jets' Ryan saw fatigue, 'no quit' vs. 49ers

    Jets' Ryan saw fatigue, 'no quit' vs. 49ers

    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan disagreed with San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers' claim that the Jets quit during Sunday's 34-0 loss at home.
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  • Trent Williams played hurt to prove himself

    Trent Williams played hurt to prove himself

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Perhaps there were times a painful bruised knee would have knocked Redskins left tackle out of a game. But he said Wednesday that he had to prove himself after last year’s drug suspension, and that led him to return. “That’s a driving force behind a
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  • Ramses Barden has a concussion

    Ramses Barden has a concussion

    The Giants aren’t sure whether they’re going to have wide receiver Hakeem Nicks back in the lineup this week and now there’s a question mark next to the status of one of the guys who has put up good numbers filling in for him the last two weeks. Coa
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  • Patrick Willis garners NFC defensive player of the week honor

    Patrick Willis garners NFC defensive player of the week honor

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The San Francisco 49ers dominated the lifeless, reeling New York Jets by a score of 34-0 in Week Four, and for his efforts in the game, Niners linebacker Patrick Willis earned NFC defensive player of the week honors. Willis racked up ten tackles against…
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  • Louis Delmas returns to practice for Lions

    Louis Delmas returns to practice for Lions

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    When the Lions return from their bye in Week Five, they could be bringing an old face back with them. Tim Twentyman of the Lions website passes along word that safety Louis Delmas was on the practice field with the rest of the team during the portion of…
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  • Rams kicker “Young G.Z.” earns NFC special teams player of wee…

    Rams kicker “Young G.Z.” earns NFC special teams player of week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Rams rookie placekicker Greg Zuerlein has been a sort of underground, early-season sensation. He’s been booming long kicks left and right, and along the way earned nicknames ranging from “Legatron” to “Young G.Z.” We like Young G.Z. the best. Fo
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  • Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of week

    Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was chosen as the NFC offensive player of the week after engineering Green Bay’s Week Four win over the New Orleans Saints, 28-27. The defending NFL Most Valuable Player completed 31-of-41 passes for 319 yards, four tou
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  • Jets Sign A Receiver Who Called Them "Overhyped" Last Season

    Jets Sign A Receiver Who Called Them "Overhyped" Last Season

    To make up for the loss of Santonio Holmes, the Jets added receiver Jason Hill today, per Brian Costello of the New York Post. This is the same Jason Hill who called the Jets "overhyped" last season. More »
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  • The NFL’s big men agree: New jerseys make us look fat, even whe…

    The NFL’s big men agree: New jerseys make us look fat, even when we’re not

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Surprise, surprise -- some of the NFL players you'd think would care the least about personal appearance actually do notice when you note, and they're not at all happy about the ways in which NIKE's new uniforms, introduced for the 2012 season, fit thei…
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  • Marty Hurney say he has no contract, is on the hot seat

    Marty Hurney say he has no contract, is on the hot seat

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Despite high hopes for the 2012 season, the Carolina Panthers have plunged to 1-3.  In Charlotte, G.M. Marty Hurney is catching most of the blame.  He joined WFNZ’s Mac Attack on Wednesday morning to face the music. And Hurney didn’t run from realit
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  • Matt Prater takes home AFC special teams player of week

    Matt Prater takes home AFC special teams player of week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Broncos placekicker Matt Prater was awarded AFC special teams player of the week for Week Four after converting all three of his field-goal attempts and four extra points in Denver’s smashing, 37-6 blowout victory over the Oakland Raiders. Prater also p
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  • David Wilson beginning to open eyes with return skills

    David Wilson beginning to open eyes with return skills

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Fumbling on his second professional carry cast David Wilson the trust of his coach, and it’s no accident he’s played only 14 offensive snaps in four games. But he’s starting to show the spark the Giants envisioned as a return man, and that could hel
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  • Canadian won $725K after Seahawks' MNF win

    Canadian won $725K after Seahawks' MNF win

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Watching replacement officials botch the end of the infamous Packers-Seahawks Monday night game two weeks ago might have been torturous for Green Bay fans, but it was glorious for a Canadian man, who won a quarter of a million dollars thanks to the resu…
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  • Tarvaris Jackson expected to remain No. 3 all season

    Tarvaris Jackson expected to remain No. 3 all season

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    When the Bills traded for quarterback Tarvaris Jackson this offseason, the assumption was that they felt a needed an upgrade over Tyler Thigpen and Vince Young at backup quarterback. That assumption might have been correct, but it doesn’t look like Jack
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  • Skelton fully participates in practice on Tuesday

    Skelton fully participates in practice on Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Cardinals quarterback John Skelton may not be back to 100 percent after suffering a Week One ankle injury, but he’s getting closer. Skelton fully participated in practice on Tuesday, two days before the team’s Week Five game against the Rams. Also ful
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  • Jerry Jones says he trusts Tony Romo to rebound

    Jerry Jones says he trusts Tony Romo to rebound

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Joe Theismann might not care for the way Tony Romo is playing now. But the good news for Romo is, the man who signs his checks has his back. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said despite last week’s five-turnover disaster, he’s confident in his quarterback,
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  • Aaron Maybin calls his 2012 start “average,” which could be an…

    Aaron Maybin calls his 2012 start “average,” which could be an overstatement

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    One of the great stories of the 2011 season has become an afterthought in 2012. Linebacker Aaron Maybin, a first-rounder whom the Bills dumped after only two seasons, became a key contributor in 2011 with the Jets.  But the anti-Gholston, who had six sa…
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  • Dolphins sign vet WR Gaffney, cut Naanee

    Dolphins sign vet WR Gaffney, cut Naanee

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Miami Dolphins on Tuesday signed receiver Jabar Gaffney, who was cut by the Patriots in training camp before the season.
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  • The Shutdown Corner Interview: Wes Welker on snap counts, Tom B…

    The Shutdown Corner Interview: Wes Welker on snap counts, Tom Brady, and why the NFL wears pink

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    There are times when controversies aren't all they're cracked up to be. Consider the case of New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker, who was allegedly being forced out of his team's offense early in the 2012 season. Fast-forward a few weeks, and you h…
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  • Steven Jackson practiced for Rams on Tuesday

    Steven Jackson practiced for Rams on Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    With a short week before the Thursday night game against the Cardinals, there probably wasn’t too much hope that the Rams would have running back Steven Jackson doing much at practice this week. Even though he has been able to play in each of the team”
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  • Browns have injury problems at receiver, too

    Browns have injury problems at receiver, too

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    With the Jets losing receiver Santonio Holmes for the season, some have suggested that they should try to swing a trade with the team that helped bring Mark Sanchez to town three years ago. The Browns, whose top-five pick in 2009 resulted in the Jets la…
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  • Mike Pouncey apologizes to Dolphins fans

    Mike Pouncey apologizes to Dolphins fans

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Two straight overtime losses aren’t a particularly good way of generating goodwill with your fan base, something Dolphins center Mike Pouncey seems to realize. Pouncey took the unusual step of issuing a public apology to Dolphins fans this week after lo
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  • Ayanbadejo says he and Birk are on the same page

    Ayanbadejo says he and Birk are on the same page

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    One of the top election-year social wedge issues has worked its way into the NFL, with Ravens teammates Brendon Ayanbadejo and Matt Birk publicly taking opposite stances on the issue of gay marriage. Ayanbadejo supports it.  Birk recently wrote an op-ed…
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  • Bobby Carpenter returning to New England

    Bobby Carpenter returning to New England

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Bobby Carpenter, a free agent linebacker who was released by the Patriots just before the start of the regular season, is heading back to New England. Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports that the Patriots will re-sign Carpenter. The Patriots’ decision to si
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Said Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski of his dropped pass and fumble early in Sunday’s game against the Bills, “I can’t be having that. It hurts the team a lot, I need to be protecting the ball better. No doubt about that. It’s awesome that Tom came bac
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  • Week 4 Film Review: Bumbling Bills

    Week 4 Film Review: Bumbling Bills

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2012
    Buffalo had a sound game plan against the Patriots but was done in by its errors.
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…
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  • Is This Real? The First-Place Vikings

    Is This Real? The First-Place Vikings

    grantland.com Oct 3, 2012
    This week, "Is This Real?" moves onto the rapidly expanding bandwagon of the 3-1 Minnesota Vikings, who are improbably tied for the division lead in t...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Jets Season In Jeopardy 03:03

    NFL32OT: Jets Season In Jeopardy

    Oct 3
    Episode 199: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the injuries plaguing the Jets. Mark Schlereth breaks down Tony Romo and the Cowboys' offensive woes. The NFL32 crew discuss J.J. Watt and the Texans defense.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Jets fall 34-0 03:48

    'Sound FX': Jets fall 34-0

    Oct 3
    The New York Jets suffered a big blow Sunday, losing wide receiver Santonio Holmes for the season and falling at home to the San Francisco 49ers. Listen to Jets head coach Rex Ryan during the team's loss.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Aaron Rodgers 04:12

    'Sound FX': Aaron Rodgers

    Oct 3
    Take a listen as Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers to a comeback win over the New Orleans Saints.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Coleman soars high 04:29

    'Sound FX': Coleman soars high

    Oct 3
    Checks out the sights and sounds of Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman, who tries to play his best for Brian Dawkins.

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton