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Dolphins suspend guard Richie Incognito as NFL investigates claims of intimidation toward Jonathan Martin
Dolphins guard Richie Incognito was adamant on Twitter this weekend that he was a victim of false speculation that he bullied Jonathan Martin, and wanted his name cleared.The Miami Dolphins are going to wait to see what the NFL says about Incognito's in…Upvote Share Tweet
In the last three weeks, the Jets have defeated Tom Brady and Drew Brees – future Hall of Fame quarterbacks of legitimate Super Bowl contenders — and in the good old days, that would have been enough to inspire Rex Ryan to start guaranteeing championshi…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Week 9 Winners and Losers: Who wants to be a contender?yahoo.com Updated Nov 3, 2013The way the NFL is going this season, the best way to improve your reputation is to not play.Everyone is vulnerable. The Saints lost at the Jets. The Seahawks were horrible for a half and needed overtime to beat the woebegone 0-8 Buccaneers. The Chiefs …Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' offensive explosion in their 55-31 pasting of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday is bigger than any one player. But if you’d kindly oblige, we’d like to start with the player arguably most responsible for th…Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Even quarterback Tom Brady didn't see this coming. "You don’t wake up in the morning and think they’re going to be like that," he said after the Patriots' 55-31 victory over the Steelers. "That was pretty sweet."…Upvote Share Tweet
Saints’ High-Octane Offense Sputtersnytimes.com Updated Nov 3, 2013The early loss of the sparkplug running back Darren Sproles took away a key component to its success.Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It wasn’t long ago that New England Patriots' rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson's role was more unpredictable than consistent. He missed the season opener due to a hamstring injury, and the emergence of fellow rookie wideout Kenbrel…Upvote Share TweetAfter stunning the Saints 26-20, the Jets jumped back into a playoff race it looked like they had lost.Upvote Share Tweet
Belichick spares Ridley on fumbleFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was spared responsibility for his third-quarter fumble by coach Bill Belichick, as Steelers safety Troy Polamalu ripped the ball out of his grasp after he caught a pass along the right…Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Observed in the locker room after the New England Patriots' 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers: Players erupt in celebration after earning 6 days off: When Bill Belichick stood in front of players after the resounding win, he sh…Upvote Share TweetEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Santonio Holmes, Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Winslow didn't play, and Jeremy Kerley left in the second quarter with a potentially serious elbow injury. It left Geno Smith with a bunch of no-name guys: Greg Salas. Zach Sudfeld. Da…Upvote Share Tweet
NFLPA in a delicate spot with Martin caseEven with the Dolphins and the NFL now reviewing the circumstances surrounding tackle Jonathan Martin’s departure from the team, the NFLPA isn’t investigating. The NFLPA isn’t investigating because the NFLPA has no authority to impose discipline on anyo…Upvote Share TweetOn Sunday afternoon, the Bills outgained the visiting Chiefs 470-210. The Chiefs’ offense didn’t manage a single touchdown, and it converted just 3-of-13 third downs. Nevertheless, the Chiefs prevailed 24-14, running their record to 9-0. Here was a case…Upvote Share TweetORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- What's the difference between an 9-0 record and a 3-6 record? Three. That's how many turnovers the Buffalo Bills committed in Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, who did not turn the ball over once. Despite out-gaining K…Upvote Share TweetMiami Dolphins starting right tackle Jonathan Martin contacted the team Sunday regarding allegations of harassment and player misconduct, with the team saying in a statement they have asked the NFL to investigate the matter.Upvote Share Tweet
Collie leaves with apparent knee injuryFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots wide receiver Austin Collie was shaken up near the end of the first half with an injury to his left knee and did not return to the sideline as the second half began. The team said he is out for the rest of the g…Upvote Share TweetThe Jets' defense limited the Saints' prolific offense, and Rex Ryan bested his brother yet again.Upvote Share Tweet
Agoraphobic Saints feel heat in suddenly tight NFC South raceyahoo.com Updated Nov 3, 2013You can make the case for the New Orleans Saints being a team capable of beating almost any other team in the NFL in a bubble. Or, more aptly, in a dome. Sunday's 26-20 loss to the New York Jets showed that the Saints are most vulnerable when they are n…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets stymie Brees en route to upset of SaintsNick Folk remained perfect this season by kicking four field goals, and Rex Ryan's defense outperformed twin Rob's unit as the New York Jets upset the New Orleans Saints 26-20 Sunday.Upvote Share TweetNew England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib is inactive Sunday for the third straight week due to a hip injury suffered in a Week 6 victory over the New Orleans Saints.Upvote Share TweetThe Jets hold a 23-17 lead over the Saints in the third quarter thanks to the efforts of their defense and a collection of scrap heap finds on offense pressed into service by injury. It may take an extension of their 15 minutes to keep the offense uprig…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Nov 3, 2013Since second-year offensive lineman Jonathan Martin's "emotional breakdown" on Thursday, there's been more reporting about the atmosphere in the Miami Dolphins' locker room, and the circumstances that may have contributed to Martin leaving the…Upvote Share TweetNew Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles suffered a concussion Sunday against the New York Jets and will not return to the game.Upvote Share Tweet
Rookies routinely get stuck with big billsWhile it’s apparent that whatever happened to Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin likely went beyond normal rookie hazing, the notion that veterans force rookies taken in the higher rounds of the draft to finance expensive trips or dinners is hardly unprece…Upvote Share TweetWere Jets fans really that bitter when Jonathan Vilma went to the Saints? He was traded! Maybe there's an obscure, specific beef we don't know about. Do you, Jets fans.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Martin’s not the only Dolphin feeling pressuredThe Dolphins have a mess on their hands with the Jonathan Martin situation. And that may not be the only thing they need to clean up before things return to normal. Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald said there have been multiple issues, that if not exact…Upvote Share TweetSaints wide receiver Marques Colston is inactive for Sunday’s game at the Jets, the club said. Colston missed practice on Wednesday and Friday with a knee injury. He was limited in practice on Thursday. Colston, 30, has caught 27 passes for 342 yards an…Upvote Share TweetBuffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel will make his first career start Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL's New Cover Girl A Former Teen Porn Model?deadspin.com Updated Nov 3, 2013If you're unfortunate enough to receive junk mail from the NFL, you recently received the holiday issue of the NFL Shop catalog, which features a big Patriots fan named Jaime Morente. Several individuals familiar with the Florida modeling scene contacte…Upvote Share TweetThe Bills will want to avoid third-and-long against the Chiefs defense. Michael Egnew’s versatility is helping him to a larger role on the Dolphins defense. The acquisition of Isaac Sopoaga gives the Patriots a nose tackle for the first time since losin…Upvote Share Tweet
Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & PatriotsQuick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the New England Patriots: 1. The Patriots have scored five touchdowns in six trips inside the red zone since tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to the lineup on Oct. 20 against the New York Jets. Before Gronkows…Upvote Share Tweet
Richie Incognito suspended indefinitelyNov 3Jeff Darlington has the latest on what led to the suspension of Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito.
Belichick Pleased With Pats' WinNov 3ESPN.com Patriots' reporter Mike Reiss breaks down New England's 55-31 win over the Steelers.
Ivory, Defense Propel Jets To 5-4Nov 3Rich Cimini and Jane McManus recap the Jets' big win over the Saints.
Sunday Double Check: Jets Stun the SaintsNov 3Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down two plays that helped the Jets get a big win over the Saints.
Don Banks: Jets continue remarkable run in win over Saints; more Week 9 Sn…Nov 3Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 9 full of surprises and entertaining close games. ...
Clayton's Last Call: Offenses find a wayNov 3A recent rash of injuries at receiver didn't slow offenses, writes John Clayton. Plus, the Panthers' rise; the Steelers' fall and more.