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Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown and the Texans improved to 5-0 with a 23-17 win over the Jets. Mark Sanchez had one touchdown and two interceptions for New York.Share Tweet
Alex Karras' condition has deteriorated and the NFL team he played for is extending its sympathies.Share TweetJets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold left Monday's game in the third quarter with what appeared to be a right ankle injury but was able to return.Share TweetTexans linebacker Brian Cushing left Monday night's game against the Jets with a left knee injury.Share Tweet
NY Giants need to stop depending on comebacks heading into San Francisco 49ers game, which is gateway to tougher schedulenydailynews.com Oct 8, 2012There is nothing in the Giants’ game plan that calls for spotting an opponent a 14-0 lead. But it happened in the first five minutes against Cleveland on Sunday.Share TweetPackers running back Cedric Benson has a Lisfranc foot injury that is expected to sideline him eight weeks and could end his season if doctors determine he needs surgery, two sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday night.Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots set team records last season for first downs and yards gained.Share TweetNo longer the flavor of the month, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has mustered only one win in the first full month of the NFL season, with his team at 1-4 at the bye week. Newton has come under criticism for a variety of things, including his demeanor…Share TweetAs expected, the Jets are without three offensive starters Monday night, all of whom are battling hamstring injuries -- tight end Dustin Keller, wide receiver Stephen Hill and full back John Conner.Share TweetAfter Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, Chiefs tackle Eric Winston unloaded on fans who cheered the head injury suffered by quarterback Matt Cassel. In Monday’s PFT Live, I commented on Winston’s comments. And now you can consider those comments, and theShare TweetAre you ready for some Tebow? Every indication is that the Jets intend to go through with more action for Amercia’s favorite backup quarterback, giving Tim Tebow the role he seems destined to play. According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Tebow wentShare TweetOn Sunday, a report emerged that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs could be back from a partially torn Achilles tendon by October 21, when Baltimore is scheduled to play the Texans in Houston. On Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported that Sug…Share Tweet
Bruce Arians: I threw the red flag knowing I couldn’t challengeBruce Arians won his first game as the Colts’ interim head coach on Sunday, but in the process he appeared at one point to make a rookie mistake: He picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for throwing the challenge flag on a play when the PackersShare TweetThe Dallas Cowboys expect four-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff to return for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens from a high ankle sprain according to a source.Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Mike Munchak says quarterback Jake Locker will miss his second straight game with an injured left shoulder Thursday night when the Titans play the Pittsburgh Steelers.Share TweetThe Houston Texans will not have backup running back Ben Tate for Monday night's game against the New York Jets. Tate, who has 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns with nine receptions for 48 yards in four games this season, was listed as "questiona…Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Build A Playground In Your HeadThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Sean's here later to keep you on top of things while you watch Yankees-Orioles or Texans-Jets. Click here if you feel like yakking about baseball. More »Share TweetAs the Colts try to move above .500, they’ll be doing it without starting guard Seth Olsen, at least for the next eight weeks. Olsen has been placed on injured reserve, with the designation to possibly return. He started the team’s first three games,Share TweetBears rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery didn’t believe his hand injury was significant. Define “significant.” Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com reports that Jeffery suffered a fracture in his right hand in Sunday’s 41-3 win over the Jaguars. Per theShare TweetWes Welker had an excellent game against the Broncos on Sunday, catching 13 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. He also did something after the game that caught people's attention. During a postgame interview with CSNNE, Welker said, "It's defini…Share TweetChiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston is standing by his criticism of the Chiefs fans who cheered on Sunday while quarterback Matt Cassel was on the ground after suffering a concussion. “I meant what I said. I didn’t say it off the cuff,” Winston saShare TweetThe Titans have a quick turnaround for their Thursday nighter against the Steelers and it is going to be too quick for them to get quarterback Jake Locker back in the lineup. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean passes along word from Titans coach Mike Munchak t…Share TweetEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings strong safety Harrison Smith won't be punished further for his shove of an official that drew a 15-yard penalty and automatic ejection from Sunday's game against Tennessee.Share Tweet
Giants' Barden cleared; Brown concussedNew York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden has been cleared to resume practicing and playing from a concussion he suffered on Sept. 30 against Philadelphia.Share Tweet
Buffalo Bills are not getting good return from their high-priced defenseOver the 2012 offseason, the Buffalo Bills changed defensive coordinators (out with George Edwards, in with Dave Wannstedt) and defensive schemes (moved from a 3-4 to a 4-3). The Bills also spent a lot of money improving the talent on the field, signing…Share Tweet
Brandon Weeden throws pass after ball is deflected back to him, discovers that the NFL doesn’t like itBrandon Weeden has had a tough first five weeks in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns' rookie quarterback is either at or near the bottom of most quarterback ratings, whether traditional or sabermetric, and the fact that the Browns haven't won a game this ye…Share Tweet
Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. VikingsWashington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is optimistic that Robert Griffin III will play next weekend after the rookie quarterback suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.Share TweetA former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with her 17-year-old former student while she was a teacher at a northern Kentucky high school, a move that will allow her to avoid jail time.Share TweetThe apology came from Joe Haden's heart. He knows he let down the Browns.Share TweetNew York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended for four games for taking Adderall and violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy.Share TweetTonight's Monday Night Football matchup bears the mark of the beast ”’ it's the 666th Monday Night Football game. However, tonight's game also bears the presence of Tim Tebow, the backup quarterback who gives the glory to God and Jesus wherever he goes.…Share TweetThere might have been too much happening on Sunday to cover it all in just an hour, but that’s just what the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network crew plans to do on Monday. Erik Kuselias and Mike Florio will bring you all the news you need to know fShare TweetRedskins coach Mike Shanahan didn’t just talk about kickers at his Monday press conference. As expected, he provided an update on quarterback Robert Griffin III’s status after the rookie suffered a concussion on a hit by Falcons linebacker Sean WeatheShare TweetTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals' already embattled ground game has taken a severe blow with the announcement that running back Ryan Williams is out for the season with a left shoulder injury that will require surgery.Share TweetIt doesn’t sound like we’re going to have another week of speculation about the identity of the Chargers’ starting running back. Ryan Mathews ran for 80 yards on 12 carries Sunday night and added 59 receiving yards for the kind of performance that lShare TweetOn Friday, an internal appeals panel provided Commissioner Roger Goodell with the blueprint for re-issuing discipline against the four players whose bounty suspensions were vacated last month. Now that the proverbial ball has been teed up, look for Goo…Share Tweet
Mario Williams on injury disclosure: I haven’t done anything wrongWhile the Bills investigate how to turn things around on defense after allowing 97 points over the last two weeks, the league is reportedly investigating whether or not they have violated the league’s rules about injury disclosure when it comes to defenShare TweetFree agent running back Kevin Faulk, who spent his entire 13-year career with the New England Patriots, will announce his retirement on Tuesday, the team announced.Share Tweet
Bears fan has throat slashed in Jacksonville barJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a Chicago Bears fan who came to Jacksonville for the Bears-Jaguars football game had his throat slashed inside a bar.Share Tweet
Houston couple selling valuable football card in hopes of having a babyA Houston couple going through infertility treatment saw their medical bills piling up, so they have come up with an interesting solution to pay off their medical debts. According to Susan Lulgjuraj at Beckett's, Todd and Ula Nelkin are planning to sell…Share TweetRedskins coach Mike Shanahan said yesterday he wasn’t sure what he was going to do with kicker Billy Cundiff. The answer, apparently, is take a look at the alternatives to having him continue to kick. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com, the RShare Tweet
Lovie: 'Prayers' go to family of slain Bears fanChicago Bears coach Lovie Smith opened his Monday press conference by expressing sympathy to the family of a suburban Chicago man who was killed early Sunday morning after traveling to Jacksonville for Sunday's game.Share Tweet
Adrian Peterson has a mild ankle sprainThe last thing the Vikings need right now is for something to happen to upset the apple cart they’ve ridden to a 4-1 start. A bad outcome on what happened to Adrian Peterson on the second play of Sunday’s win over the Titans, for example. “The seconShare Tweet
Playing well in Cincinnati, Vontaze Burfict thankful for Marvin LewisVontaze Burfict has turned out to be one of the pleasant surprises of this NFL season, an undrafted rookie who was widely regarded as a head case coming out of college but has now become a productive starter for the Bengals. And Burfict says Bengals hea…Share TweetA teammate says Robert Griffin III "seems to be doing well" a day after suffering a concussion in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Atlanta Falcons.Share TweetIndianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who has been hospitalized with leukemia, wrote an e-mail to the Indianapolis Star to express the pride he has for his team after watching it come back by 18 points to beat the Green Bay Packers 30-27 on Sunday.Share Tweet
That Sure Looks Like A Pair Of Vicious Hickeys On Rob Gronkowski's NeckThe Patriots tight end didn't have the best game yesterday, reeling in just four catches for 35 yards. But the picture above suggests that Gronk had himself a time earlier in the weekend. More »Share TweetJacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said he does not plan to bench quarterback Blaine Gabbert after a poor performance that led to the Jaguars falling to 1-4 with a 41-3 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.Share TweetSteelers linebacker James Harrison has led the league in fines for helmet-to-helmet hits over the last couple of years. After his first game this year, Harrison said those fines have changed the way he plays. Harrison said that in Sunday’s win over theShare TweetSteelers safety Troy Polamalu has already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Titans after re-aggravating his right calf injury during Sunday’s win over the Eagles. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed at his press conference today that PolamaShare TweetWith the removal of three wide receivers who received the franchise tag - Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles - and the Buffalo Bills keeping Steve Johnson off theShare TweetThe Bengals already feared the worst for running back Bernard Scott after his knee injury. Those fears were realized Monday, and the Bengals placed Scott on injured reserve. That will put more pressure on BenJarvus Green-Ellis to hang onto the ball and …Share Tweet
PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at SundayWhat was the most memorable takeaway from Sunday’s action? Was it Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass? A second straight dominant performance by the 49ers? The Colts coming back from 18 points down onShare Tweet
Bills get even thinner on the offensive lineThere hasn’t been much to smile about for the Bills across the last six quarters of football and their chances of ending their dismal streak in Arizona isn’t looking great thanks to the state of their offensive line. Buffalo started Sunday’s game agShare Tweet
Fran Tarkenton admits he was wrong about the VikingsAdd legendary Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton to the list of people who were wrong about the Vikings. People thought he was nuts in the preseason when he said the Vikings would trail only the Packers in the NFC North. “I was wrong,” Tarkenton saidShare Tweet
The Air-Humping Chicago Bears Assistant Coach Is Really GrossGross. That is really gross, dude. You're way too old to be doing stuff like this. I'm sure the "Hey loogit me y'all, I'm humpin' air. Hee haw!" routine used to be really funny back in your college days, but you're a grown-up now; a grown-up w…Share TweetSunday was a night for celebration in New Orleans. The Saints finally got a win, their beleaguered defense came up with big stops in the second half and Drew Brees broke a long-standing record for consecutive games with a touchdown. All the news wasn’tShare Tweet
Harry Carson: Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t play footballAdd Harry Carson to the list of players who found fame and fortune through football, and now wish they hadn’t. Carson, the Hall of Fame former Giants linebacker, told CBS New York that the effects of hits to the head aren’t worth the benefits of playiShare Tweet
The Jets Are In Line For An Attendance Debacle TonightIt's been reported that as of Friday, the Jets had 12,000 tickets remaining unsold for tonight's game against the Texans. It's understandable. MetLife Stadium is a remarkably joyless place to watch your team lose 59-6. But there have been no whispers of…Share TweetAs the Bills continue to struggle and as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to play like something other than the guy to whom they paid all that money in 2011, an obvious question is percolating. Is Fitzpatrick the answer? “We’re just fine there,âShare TweetAs well as the Falcons are playing right now, they’re convinced they could be better. Despite getting off to a 5-0 start for the first time in franchise history, the true mark that this team is getting it was in the attitude adopted by the team after beShare TweetThe Bills defense is the first in history to allow a quarterback to throw for 300 yards in the same game that his team runs for 300 yards. Dolphins DT Randy Starks considers himself “fortunate” to have come up with an interception that led to a touchdShare Tweet
Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screenYes, Saints coach Sean Payton was allowed to attend Sunday night’s game between the Chargers and the Saints. No, the Saints weren’t allowed to acknowledge it via their in-house camera system. Jay Glazer of FOX noted during the game that the league proShare TweetThe Seahawks appear to be coming to peace with the two Russell Wilsons. One one hand, the rookie quarterback had one of his best games of the season. On the other, he nearly cost them a game they had well within their grasp. Statistically, a 19-of-25 fo…Share TweetYou know that 13-play touchdown-scoring drive you saw at the end of the Colts’ win over the Packers on Sunday? That’s what a franchise quarterback is supposed to look like. Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick who had the biggest pair of shoes to fillShare TweetLost in the unlikely euphoria from the Land of 10,000 Lakes is the fact that one of their newest weapons could be unavailable in the coming weeks. Receiver Jerome Simpson, arguably the fastest man on the team and the only true deep threat in the passing…Share Tweet
Kris Jenkins vs. Chris Myers: The Knockdown RevisitedThe Jets will have to win the battles on the line of scrimmage against the powerful Texans, as they once did.Share Tweet
Week 5 Quick Hits: Packers' Offense Is PuzzlingWith the exception of last week's win over New Orleans, Green Bay's offense has been uncharacteristically inconsistent in 2012.Share Tweet
That Winning FeelingThe Saints' 31-24 win over the Chargers was more than the first success of their season, writes Chris Burke. Amid a year of turmoil, New Orleans found its magic formula once again.Share TweetAfter the Giants fell behind, 14-0, on Sunday, Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw and Victor Cruz led them to a victory against the winless Cleveland Browns.Share TweetThe only potential negative emerging from Sunday’s 45-3 shellacking of the Bills by the 49ers was the news that quarterback Alex Smith has injured the middle finger of his throwing hand. The team downplayed the injury after the game, and for good reasonShare TweetWhen Ryan Mathews made a magnificent dive into the end zone, San Diego led 24-14 in the third quarter against an 0-4 Saints team. A Chargers team that has a laughable reputation for starting slow seemingly every season seemed poised to move to 4-1. The …Share TweetThe Colts sure made Chuck Pagano proud on Sunday. Don Banks examines Indy's 30-27 stunning upset of Green Bay, RG3's inevitably injury, an ugly week for quarterbacks and more.Share TweetThe Bengals not only lost their second game of the year on Sunday. They also may have lost their No. 2 running back for the season. PFT has confirmed that the Bengals fear running back Bernard Scott has suffered a torn ACL. Per Zac Jackson of FOXSports…Share TweetSteelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who was plagued by hamstring issues in 2011, left Sunday’s game against the Steelers with a hamstring injury. Per a league source, Woodley is day-to-day. The injury is not believed to be serious. Woodley missed sixShare Tweet
Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San Diego Chargers Than Norv TurnerCris Collinsworth predicted exactly how this game would end after noticing Jared Gaither lumbering before the final play, noting "Gaither looks lame, he's gonna have to get some help here or Wilson's gonna get a sack to end this game." And wou…Share TweetDrew Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.Share Tweet
NFL Run & Shootaround: You Got Luckygrantland.com Oct 8, 2012On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes...Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory?Oct 8Episode 202: Steve Young breaks down Kevin Kolb's performance this season. The NFL32 crew discuss the Patriots' big win over the Broncos.
Texans Lead After 3rd QuarterOct 8Tune to ESPN for live action.
Benson Will Miss Next Week's GameOct 8Packers RB Cedric Benson to miss Week 6 against the Texans after foot injury in loss to Colts.
Jets, Texans Tied After 1st QuarterOct 8Tune to ESPN for live action.