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The Chargers Gave The Game To The Broncos: Denver-San Diego, In A GIF
deadspin.com Updated Oct 15, 2012
Denver 35, San Diego 24: The thing about GIFs is that they are just a series of images rapidly displayed on an infinite loop. Philip Rivers and the Chargers know the feeling. Here is just one of several backbreakers-he had four on the night-and it wenShare Tweet
Don't count Peyton Manning out. The Broncos star tossed three second-half TDs as Denver scored 35 unanswered points to overtake the Chargers and earn a 35-24 victory in San Diego.Share TweetHOW CAN A network, fortunate enough to be airing two marquee games on Sunday, still attempt to make itself the story? Have one of its play-by-play voices do both games, that’s how.Share Tweet
Trade deadline isn’t tomorrowLast year at this time, the NFL was on the eve of the annual trade deadline. This year, the trade deadline has been moved, from the Tuesday after Week Six to the Tuesday after Week Eight. As usual, any significant trade activity likely will be deferred…Share TweetCLEVELAND (AP) -- The agent for Scott Fujita had no comment on a report that the Cleveland Browns linebacker has a possible career-ending neck injury.Share TweetThe hero of Buffalo’s overtime win over the Cardinals was safety Jairus Byrd. And Byrd learned a thing or two about NFL football from one of the Cardinals’ all-time greats. The son of former NFL defensive back Gill Byrd, Jairus Byrd learned plenty fShare Tweet
Denver makes a game of it after disastrous start in San DiegoUsually, when the score is 24-0 at halftime, that means the rout is on. For the Broncos tonight in San Diego, it meant it was time to start warming up. In a disastrous first half, the Broncos fell behind the Chargers 24-0. But everything started going r…Share Tweet
NY Giants gearing up to prevent Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III from running all over themThis is all Tom Coughlin has to do to get his players attention this week: pop in the DVD and cue it to just under three minutes left in the Redskins victory over the Vikings and spend 13 exhilarating seconds watching rookie quarterback RGIII slice thro…Share TweetEvery Monday, former NFL official and supervisor of officials Jim Daopoulos, who now serves as the NBC officiating consultant, joins Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to discuss officiating issues from the prior weekend. Today is Monday. Thus, Ji…Share Tweet
Jeff Triplette continues to amaze by calling bizarre false starts on Philip RiversHere at Shutdown Corner, we've documented the bizarre exploits of Jeff Triplette, the NFL's worst non-replacement ref, for quite some time. There was the Monday Night Football game last season, when Triplette started making stuff up on a call/no-call in…Share TweetTrindon Holliday got cut last week. He might get cut this week, too. Holliday, the diminutive return man who was claimed by the Broncos off waivers from the Texans last week, muffed a punt in the first quarter on Monday night to set up the Chargers in t…Share TweetTennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will start his third straight game when the Titans visit Buffalo on Sunday, and injured Jake Locker could be healthy enough to return in a week.Share TweetI prepped for this open thread by watching all 16 hours of Monday Night Countdown. So, I think Peyton Manning is the quarterback of the Broncos and...I think Phil Mickelson hates his guts. More »Share TweetSaying he left more meat on the bone, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he made a mistake at the end of his team's 31-29 Sunday afternoon loss to the Baltimore Ravens.Share Tweet
Obama congratulates RG3, Redskins on restoring DC sports fans’ ‘faith’Look, we might as well throw this out there as fast as we can and get out of the way: PresidentObamacongratulatedRG3ontheRedskinsbigwin. There. Can we go? Can we escape this story without getting dragged into the muck and mire of the partisan cage-match…Share TweetALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is still not cleared to play after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list.Share TweetAfter further review, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant admits he dropped the critical two-point conversion in the final minute of Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.Share TweetDenver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter did not appear on the team's injury report at the end of the week, but was downgraded to "out" after coming down with an illness. Porter did not accompany the team on their trip to San Diego and will be r…Share Tweet
Packers lose D.J. Smith for season with knee injuryIt wasn’t quite to the Ravens level, but the Packers also had a tough loss to go along with an impressive win. Packers coach Mike McCarthy just announced that starting inside linebacker D.J. Smith would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury sufShare Tweet
Pierre GarÃ§on has inflamed capsule under toePierre GarÃ§on missed Sunday’s win over the Vikings after his toe injury flared up in practice last week, making it three times GarÃ§on hasn’t been able to play this season. Coach Mike Shanahan offered an update on GarÃ§on’s condition Monday. GarShare Tweet
Jets banged up at running back after big dayThe Jets ran for 252 yards against the Colts on Sunday, a welcome development for a team that had struggled to move the ball at all on the ground during the first five weeks of the season. All of that activity has left the Jets with some injury issues a…Share TweetThe worst fears of the Baltimore Ravens came true on Monday as head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that inside linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the 2012 season. Lewis suffered a torn triceps in his right arm in the fourth quarter of the Ra…Share Tweet
Haloti Ngata will keep playing through minor MCL strainAfter losing linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb for the season, the Ravens finally have some good news on defense. Haloti Ngata, the defensive tackle who suffered a right knee injury on Sunday, was found to have only a minor MCL strain, …Share Tweet
Some Aggrieved Raiders Fans Would Like To Sue The NFL Over Biased RefereeingIt's important to note that the Raiders are actually among the least-penalized teams in football this year. But their fans are convinced they're getting a raw deal, especially in yesterday's heartbreaking near-upset of Atlanta. Now, it's not unique for …Share TweetBEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson sustained a rib cartilage injury in Sunday's win over Cincinnati.Share TweetOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the season with an arm injury, an enormous blow to an already depleted defense that has uncharacteristically struggled this year.Share Tweet
Cutler: Fatherhood makes him think differently about criticismCall him the kinder, gentler Jay Cutler. The Bears quarterback, who has often shrugged off criticism of his behavior, admitted that sometimes the nasty things people say about him hurt his feelings. Cutler told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times his p…Share TweetDallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray suffered some ligament damage in his left foot and is unlikely to play against the Carolina Panthers, sources said Monday.Share TweetWith defensive end Mark Anderson out indefinitely with a knee injury, the Bills are bringing in reinforcements. According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Bills are bringing back Shawne Merriman, whom they cut earlier this year. Merriman didn’t necessaShare TweetBrandon Weeden is older than the average rookie due to a minor-league baseball stint before a return to football. That's why it was funny when a Browns' program accidentally listed him at 129 years of age. An actual discrepancy in Weeden's football care…Share TweetAfter the Arizona Cardinals got a glimmer of John Skelton post-ankle injury (two for 10 with a pick), they likely have renewed appreciation for Kevin Kolb. But Kolb has a rib injury, the severity of which is unknown. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday tha…Share TweetThe Jets are preparing to play the Patriots this week, and Rex Ryan is wasting no time in giving bulletin-board material to his AFC East rival. “I want them to know - and they know that, I think - I think we’re going to beat them,” Ryan said onShare TweetRams coach Jeff Fisher did what you do to a rookie quarterback. And Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill handled it smartly. The Rams blitzed Tannehill early and often, and while he didn’t put up huge numbers, he was efficient, and he did put up a win. âShare TweetAfter a second straight blown lead in the fourth quarter led to a second straight loss, you knew Eagles coach Andy Reid’s Monday press conference would be a spirited affair. Reid said that the team would be evaluating everything during the bye week, butShare TweetNew York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis, who will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, predicted Monday he will return to his elite level for the 2013 season.Share TweetThough Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma ultimately hopes to secure a reversal of his bounty suspension, Vilma remains willing to proceed with the internal appeal process - as long as Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t the person handling the appeal. AsShare Tweet
Greg Zuerlein had a bad Sunday, but a promising future still awaitsSt. Louis Rams rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein hadn't missed a single field goal through the first five games of the season. That changed during the Rams' loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, as Zuerlein went 2-5 and failed to hit a 66-yard field goal as t…Share TweetGiants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh exchanged cross words last week as Gilbride said the officials allow 49ers defensive end Justin Smith to get away with holding, and Harbaugh replied that it was inappropriate for G…Share Tweet
Donte Whitner thinks 49ers focused too much on redemption before Giants gameThere was a lot of talk about Sunday’s Giants-49ers game being a rematch of the NFC Championship Game last week, a topic of conversation that safety Donte Whitner thinks the 49ers let get too deep into their heads. “(We) possibly got too high,” WhitShare Tweet
Eagles wondering why they play selfishly, out of controlEagles wide receiver Jason Avant’s not a star, but he is a respected voice in the locker room. And he sounded a warning siren Sunday, after an overtime loss to the Lions dropped his team to 3-3. He knows that after winning the three games by a total ofShare TweetSeattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady a mouthful as he was walking off the field following his team's 24-23 victory over the Patriots on Sunday and later said the Patriots had a "gimmick offense."Share Tweet
As frustration rises, Eagles begin the internal blame gameIt probably isn't a good sign when you're playing the Detroit Lions and you're the most undisciplined team on the field. But that's what happened to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, when they wasted a 23-13 lead attained with 5:13 left in the fourth q…Share Tweet
Joe Flacco doesn’t know if Ravens deserved to winIf you ignored the score of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, it would be hard to look at many of the details of the game and predict that the Ravens came out on top. They were outgained by 165 yards, had the ball for less that 20 minutes and lost threShare Tweet
Mark Sanchez Silenced Tebow Supporters While Throwing For The Third-Lowest Passing Yards In His CareerGuess what, Mark Sanchez haters? Mr. Poise 2009 has made you all shut up. During the Jets' two-game strugglefest (with losses to the 49ers and Texans), Tim Tebow supporters wanted Sanchez replaced, crying, "tim tewbow as stater job!" But now, …Share Tweet
Michael Turner not thrilled with Falcons run game right nowThe Falcons are undefeated, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have problems. For a team with an offense that’s rolling, and seemingly moves the ball at will in the fourth quarter, they don’t have the same pound-it-out element they used to. That hadShare Tweet
Colin Kaepernick’s playing time a hot topic in San FranciscoAfter 49ers quarterback Alex Smith played his worst game of the Jim Harbaugh era in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Giants, the question in San Francisco is being asked: Is it time for Colin Kaepernick? Kaepernick, the quarterback the 49ers selected in theShare TweetNeeding help at safety, the Jaguars signed veteran Chris Harris Monday. Harris was out of the league after playing 11 games last year between stints in Chicago and Detroit. He’s also had a productive stint with the Panthers, forcing 12 fumbles in threeShare TweetCNNSI.com Oct 15, 2012The 'Hawks and RGIII proved to magical in Week 6 of the NFL.Share TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson emerged from his return to Washington unscathed, a nice change from the serious knee injury he suffered there last season. The day was far from perfect for Peterson, however. The Vikings fell behind 31-12 before moun…Share Tweet
Ahmad Bradshaw says rare 100-yarder on SF wasn’t a big dealWhen Ahmad Bradshaw did what few have, he admitted it wasn’t as hard as he thought. The Giants running back was the first back to rush for 100 yards against the 49ers this season, and only the second since November of 2009 when he went for 116 yards inShare TweetThe Eagles had a 10-point lead with a little more than five minutes to play, but they couldn’t hold on and wound up losing 26-23 to the Lions in overtime. There are several reasons you can point to for the Eagles’ failure to pull out a win that was thShare Tweet
San Fran could be in contention to host Super Bowl L or Super Bowl LIThough after Sunday’s loss to the Giants it looks like the 49ers remain farther away from the Super Bowl than previously believed, the team’s new stadium could be closing in on a date with an NFL title game. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that thShare TweetLions coach Jim Schwartz made an odd decision to throw a challenge flag on Sunday against the Eagles, arguing that a Michael Vick incompletion had actually been a backward pass, making it a fumble. The officials ruled it a forward pass in real time and …Share Tweet
Peter King: Quickly maturing Wilson, Giants' rout headline upside-down Week 6CNNSI.com Oct 15, 2012Just when you think you've got a handle on the NFL, Week 6 happens. Logic was defied all over the league Sunday, but in no place more dramatically than Seattle, Peter King writes.Share TweetBills coach Chan Gailey has no regrets about calling for WR Brad Smith to throw a pass that was intercepted and set up the Cardinals’ tying field goal late in regulation. Rookie Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon had two sacks in his most productive performanceShare Tweet
Aaron Rodgers Threw For Six Touchdowns, But It Was A.J. Hawk's Performance That Was Truly ShockingThe NFL's ongoing effort to combat breast cancer by wearing colorful clothing continues, and Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk was happy to take part in repping the pink during last night's 42-24 dominance by Green Bay in Houston, and, wow, that score's not …Share Tweet
Carson Palmer takes blame, even after leading rallyAfter leading a game-tying drive in the final minute to tie the last undefeated team in the NFL on the road, Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer had every right to take solace. The fact he didn’t spoke to his character, according to teammates. Instead ofShare Tweet
Packers seeking G-4 funds for further Lambeau renovationsA year after the Packers raised money for stadium renovations by selling stock that isn’t really stock, they’re seeking a loan that really isn’t a loan. A league source tells PFT that the relatively thin agenda for the ownership meetings that open tShare TweetFor other NFL teams, Aaron Rodgers’ six-touchdown performance Sunday night perhaps shouldn’t be the part that concerns them most. Such that he didn’t previously, the Packers quarterback has his edge back, and that makes his team dangerous. From hisShare Tweet
NFL morning after: What a crazy SundayWas it even possible to follow all of the action in the NFL this Sunday? If you were watching the Lions come from behind and beat the Eagles in overtime, did that make you miss the Cowboys’ failed comeback in Baltimore, where Dallas missed a game-winninShare Tweet
Cleveland architects propose geodesic dome for BrownsSoon-to-be Browns owner Jimmy Haslam wants to look into putting a lid on the team’s stadium. A pair of Cleveland architects (one of whom may or may not be named Art Vandalay) has an idea, according to newsnet5.com. A geodesic dome. Those of who you, lShare TweetThe Ravens got plenty of bad news from an injury standpoint on Sunday, with linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps) possibly lost for the season, cornerback Lardarius Webb (ACL) possibly lost for the season, and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (knee) possibly gone…Share Tweet
Week 6 Quick Hits: Big Losses in Baltimore Winnytimes.com Oct 15, 2012Linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb may be out for the season, a big blow for the Ravens.Share Tweet
Brandon Lloyd may be injured, but no one is talkingOne of the troubling footnotes for the Patriots following Sunday’s stunning loss to the Seahawks relates to the health, or lack thereof, of receiver Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd possibly emerged from a late-game reception with an upper body injury of some sort.Share TweetSEATTLE -- Two things we know about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman: He's one of the best young defensive players in the league, and he doesn't lack confidence. The former Stanford receiver, selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft,…Share Tweet
Seahawks DB Richard Sherman Intercepts Tom Brady, Snickers At Him With "U Mad Bro?" Picture On Twitter After The GamePredictably, the actual tweets have since been deleted, but Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tweeted the picture above after the Seahawks 24-23 comeback win over the Patriots Sunday evening. Sherman, it seems, is a bit of a chatter and was in Brady's…Share Tweet
Defending Super Bowl champion NY Giants establish themselves as the best team in the NFL with a beating of the San Francisco 49eThe Giants team that worked its way through the playoffs in January and then won the Super Bowl in February finally showed up in October to assert itself as the best team in the NFL. The 49ers were supposedly the premier team before the Giants came into…Share Tweet
Who is the biggest threat to the New England Patriots?Oct 15Find out who Steve Mariucci and Brian Billick think is the biggest threat in the AFC East to the New England Patriots.
Alex Smith regressing?Oct 15Is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith's recent poor play a cause for concern or the defense's weak performance against the New York Giants' running attack? Heath Evans and Darren Sharper answer this and more in this edition of "Story Time."
Did the Jets fix their running game?Oct 15LaDainian Tomlinson joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about if the New York Jets finally fixed their running game after Shonn Greene's spectacular performance in their 35-9 win on Sunday.
'Coaches Show': Handling Dallas Cowboys WR Dez BryantOct 15What do the Dallas Cowboys need to do with WR Dez Bryant? Brian Billick, Dennis Green and Steve Mariucci explain how they would handle Dez Bryant if they were Jason Garrett.