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Game Recap: Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown an……

Game Recap: Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown an…

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.
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  • Reports: Lions great Karras has kidney failure

    Reports: Lions great Karras has kidney failure

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    Alex Karras' condition has deteriorated and the NFL team he played for is extending its sympathies.
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  • Jets center Mangold hurts ankle, able to return

    Jets center Mangold hurts ankle, able to return

    Jets 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.
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  • Texans' Cushing out of game with knee injury

    Texans' Cushing out of game with knee injury

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    Texans linebacker Brian Cushing left Monday night's game against the Jets with a left knee injury.
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  • NY Giants need to stop depending on comebacks heading into San …

    NY Giants need to stop depending on comebacks heading into San Francisco 49ers game, which is gateway to tougher schedule

    nydailynews.com Oct 8, 2012
    There 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.
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  • Sources: Packs' Benson out at least 8 weeks

    Sources: Packs' Benson out at least 8 weeks

    Packers 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.
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  • Patriots' offense to be tested by league's top 'D'

    Patriots' offense to be tested by league's top 'D'

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots set team records last season for first downs and yards gained.
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  • Cecil Newton says Cam needs to change his attitude in post-loss…

    Cecil Newton says Cam needs to change his attitude in post-loss press conferences

    No 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…
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  • Keller, Hill, Conner among inactive Jets for MNF

    Keller, Hill, Conner among inactive Jets for MNF

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    As 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.
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  • A few comments about Eric Winston’s comments

    A few comments about Eric Winston’s comments

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    After 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 the
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  • More signs that Tebow time is coming soon

    More signs that Tebow time is coming soon

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Are 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 went
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  • Report:  Suggs won’t be back for Texans game

    Report: Suggs won’t be back for Texans game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    On 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…
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  • Bruce Arians: I threw the red flag knowing I couldn’t challenge

    Bruce Arians: I threw the red flag knowing I couldn’t challenge

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Bruce 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 Packers
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  • Source: Cowboys expect Ratliff to play Week 6

    Source: Cowboys expect Ratliff to play Week 6

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Locker out vs. Steelers; Ringer out 4-6 weeks

    Locker out vs. Steelers; Ringer out 4-6 weeks

    NASHVILLE, 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.
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  • Ben Tate, Dustin Keller headline Texans-Jets inactive lists

    Ben Tate, Dustin Keller headline Texans-Jets inactive lists

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Build A Playground In Your Head

    Deadspin Up All Night: Build A Playground In Your Head

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Thank 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 »
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  • Colts place Seth Olsen on injured reserve, with possible return

    Colts place Seth Olsen on injured reserve, with possible return

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    As 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,
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  • Report:  Alshon Jeffery has broken hand

    Report: Alshon Jeffery has broken hand

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Bears 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 the
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  • Wes Welker Had To Explain His Joke To A Bunch Of People Who Kne…

    Wes Welker Had To Explain His Joke To A Bunch Of People Who Knew He Was Joking

    Wes 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…
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  • Eric Winston stands by criticism of fans who cheered Cassel’s i…

    Eric Winston stands by criticism of fans who cheered Cassel’s injury

    Chiefs 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 sa
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  • Jake Locker out again this week

    Jake Locker out again this week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Vikes' Smith won't be punished more for ref push

    Vikes' Smith won't be punished more for ref push

    EDEN 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.
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  • Giants' Barden cleared; Brown concussed

    Giants' Barden cleared; Brown concussed

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden has been cleared to resume practicing and playing from a concussion he suffered on Sept. 30 against Philadelphia.
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  • Buffalo Bills are not getting good return from their high-price…

    Buffalo Bills are not getting good return from their high-priced defense

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    Over 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…
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  • Brandon Weeden throws pass after ball is deflected back to him,…

    Brandon Weeden throws pass after ball is deflected back to him, discovers that the NFL doesn’t like it

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    Brandon 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…
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  • Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. Vikings

    Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. Vikings

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Washington 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.
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  • Ex-NFL cheerleader pleads guilty to student sex

    Ex-NFL cheerleader pleads guilty to student sex

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    A 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.
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  • Haden apologizes, says Adderall triggered ban

    Haden apologizes, says Adderall triggered ban

    The apology came from Joe Haden's heart. He knows he let down the Browns.
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  • Giants' Hill suspended; Sash returns from ban

    Giants' Hill suspended; Sash returns from ban

    New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended for four games for taking Adderall and violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy.
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  • Tim Tebow to honor God during the 666th Monday Night Football g…

    Tim Tebow to honor God during the 666th Monday Night Football game

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    Tonight'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.…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network looks back at another busy Sunday

    PFT on NBC Sports Network looks back at another busy Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    There 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 f
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  • Shanahan says Robert Griffin III has no concussion symptoms Mon…

    Shanahan says Robert Griffin III has no concussion symptoms Monday

    Redskins 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 Weathe
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  • Cards' Williams will miss rest of season

    Cards' Williams will miss rest of season

    TEMPE, 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.
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  • Ryan Mathews is back in the Chargers’ good graces

    Ryan Mathews is back in the Chargers’ good graces

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    It 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 l
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  • Re-issued bounty discipline likely coming this week

    Re-issued bounty discipline likely coming this week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    On 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…
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  • Mario Williams on injury disclosure: I haven’t done anything wr…

    Mario Williams on injury disclosure: I haven’t done anything wrong

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    While 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 defen
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  • Former Pats RB Faulk to announce retirement

    Former Pats RB Faulk to announce retirement

    Free 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.
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  • Bears fan has throat slashed in Jacksonville bar

    Bears fan has throat slashed in Jacksonville bar

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    JACKSONVILLE, 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.
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  • Houston couple selling valuable football card in hopes of havin…

    Houston couple selling valuable football card in hopes of having a baby

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    A 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…
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  • Redskins to audition potential Cundiff replacements Tuesday

    Redskins to audition potential Cundiff replacements Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Redskins 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 R
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  • Lovie: 'Prayers' go to family of slain Bears fan

    Lovie: 'Prayers' go to family of slain Bears fan

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Chicago 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.
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  • Adrian Peterson has a mild ankle sprain

    Adrian Peterson has a mild ankle sprain

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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 secon
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  • Playing well in Cincinnati, Vontaze Burfict thankful for Marvin…

    Playing well in Cincinnati, Vontaze Burfict thankful for Marvin Lewis

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Vontaze 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…
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  • Cousins: RG3 'doing well' following concussion

    Cousins: RG3 'doing well' following concussion

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    A 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.
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  • Colts' Pagano expresses pride in postgame email

    Colts' Pagano expresses pride in postgame email

    Indianapolis 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.
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  • That Sure Looks Like A Pair Of Vicious Hickeys On Rob Gronkowsk…

    That Sure Looks Like A Pair Of Vicious Hickeys On Rob Gronkowski's Neck

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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 »
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  • Mularkey: Jags have no plans to bench Gabbert

    Mularkey: Jags have no plans to bench Gabbert

    Jacksonville 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.
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  • James Harrison: I let up on Michael Vick so I wouldn’t get fine…

    James Harrison: I let up on Michael Vick so I wouldn’t get fined

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Steelers 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 the
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  • Troy Polamalu will not play Thursday

    Troy Polamalu will not play Thursday

    Steelers 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 Polama
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  • Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    With 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 the
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  • Bengals put Bernard Scott on injured reserve

    Bengals put Bernard Scott on injured reserve

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at Su…

    PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    What 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 on
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  • Bills get even thinner on the offensive line

    Bills get even thinner on the offensive line

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    There 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 ag
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  • Fran Tarkenton admits he was wrong about the Vikings

    Fran Tarkenton admits he was wrong about the Vikings

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Add 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 said
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  • The Air-Humping Chicago Bears Assistant Coach Is Really Gross

    The Air-Humping Chicago Bears Assistant Coach Is Really Gross

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Gross. 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…
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  • Jimmy Graham in walking boot after Saints win

    Jimmy Graham in walking boot after Saints win

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Sunday 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’t
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  • Harry Carson: Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t play football

    Harry Carson: Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t play football

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Add 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 playi
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  • The Jets Are In Line For An Attendance Debacle Tonight

    The Jets Are In Line For An Attendance Debacle Tonight

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    It'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…
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  • Gailey says quarterback isn’t an issue, but it soon could be

    Gailey says quarterback isn’t an issue, but it soon could be

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    As 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,â
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  • Falcons adopt businesslike approach to 5-0 start

    Falcons adopt businesslike approach to 5-0 start

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    As 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 be
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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 touchd
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  • Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Yes, 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 pro
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  • Russell Wilson still a rookie, but making strides

    Russell Wilson still a rookie, but making strides

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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…
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  • NFL morning after: Andrew Luck takes his star turn

    NFL morning after: Andrew Luck takes his star turn

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    You 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 fill
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  • Jerome Simpson concerned about leg injury

    Jerome Simpson concerned about leg injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Lost 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…
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  • Kris Jenkins vs. Chris Myers: The Knockdown Revisited

    Kris Jenkins vs. Chris Myers: The Knockdown Revisited

    nytimes.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Jets will have to win the battles on the line of scrimmage against the powerful Texans, as they once did.
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  • Week 5 Quick Hits: Packers' Offense Is Puzzling

    Week 5 Quick Hits: Packers' Offense Is Puzzling

    nytimes.com Oct 8, 2012
    With the exception of last week's win over New Orleans, Green Bay's offense has been uncharacteristically inconsistent in 2012.
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  • That Winning Feeling

    That Winning Feeling

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Textbook Victory: Throw, Run and Catch

    Textbook Victory: Throw, Run and Catch

    nytimes.com Oct 8, 2012
    After 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.
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  • Alex Smith’s finger sprain is “nothing at all”

    Alex Smith’s finger sprain is “nothing at all”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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 reason
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  • Chargers blow a great chance to grab an early two-game lead in …

    Chargers blow a great chance to grab an early two-game lead in the AFC West

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    When 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 …
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  • Colts' many heroes: The Colts sure made Chuck Pagano proud on S…

    Colts' many heroes: The Colts sure made Chuck Pagano proud on Sunday.…

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Bengals fear torn ACL for Bernard Scott

    Bengals fear torn ACL for Bernard Scott

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Woodley day-to-day with hamstring injury

    Woodley day-to-day with hamstring injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Steelers 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 six
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  • Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San…

    Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San Diego Chargers Than Norv Turner

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Cris 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…
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  • Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

    Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Drew 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.
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  • NFL Run & Shootaround: You Got Lucky

    NFL Run & Shootaround: You Got Lucky

    grantland.com Oct 8, 2012
    On any given Sunday (or Monday, or Thursday), your NFL Run & Shootaround crew will be gathered around multiple televisions, making inappropriate jokes...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory? 02:00

    NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory?

    Oct 8
    Episode 202: Steve Young breaks down Kevin Kolb's performance this season. The NFL32 crew discuss the Patriots' big win over the Broncos.
  • Video - Texans Lead After 3rd Quarter 01:05

    Texans Lead After 3rd Quarter

    Oct 8
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - Benson Will Miss Next Week's Game 00:16

    Benson Will Miss Next Week's Game

    Oct 8
    Packers RB Cedric Benson to miss Week 6 against the Texans after foot injury in loss to Colts.
  • Video - Jets, Texans Tied After 1st Quarter 00:34

    Jets, Texans Tied After 1st Quarter

    Oct 8
    Tune to ESPN for live action.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
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