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NY Jets need to give Tim Tebow more chances to spark Gang Green's offense - starting Monday night against the Texans
nydailynews.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
What can the Jets possibly do before the game against the undefeated Texans that can help fans take their minds off what looks like a season that is about to go into an irreversible tailspin?Upvote Share Tweet
Alex Smith threw for a season-high 303 yards and three touchdowns, Frank Gore ran for 106 yards and a score, and the San Francisco 49ers amassed a franchise-record 621 yards in blowing by the Buffalo Bills 45-3 on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetTom Brady won his latest showdown with Peyton Manning with the help of a career-high 151 yards rushing from Stevan Ridley, and the New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos 31-21 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Oct 7, 2012Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Donald Brown triumphantly trolling the Packers to Brandon Lloyd dancing around like no one's looking. Only the Chargers and Saints have yet to play, so let's see what the week had to offer. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Familiar Foxoborugh FeelingCNNSI.com Oct 7, 2012Peyton Manning bested Tom Brady on Sunday, but not in the win column. The Pats jumped out to a big lead and dominated on the ground to pull off a 31-21 victory against the Broncos.Upvote Share TweetThree games are in the books for Week 5 in the AFC East. The division went 2-1 on Sunday with the New York Jets still on the docket against the Houston Texans on "Monday Night Football." Here are four things we learned about the AFC East durin…Upvote Share TweetReshad Jones intercepted Andy Dalton's overthrown pass at midfield with 1:22 left on Sunday, preserving a 17-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that ended two weeks of miserable, last-minute finishes for the Dolphins.Upvote Share TweetIn possibly the last chapter of their storied rivalry, Tom Brady is sticking it to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Foxborough. Follow the action as Denver tries to mount a late comeback.Upvote Share Tweet
Pssst! It's Tom Brady And Peyton Manning: Your NFL Late Games Viewing Guidedeadspin.com Oct 7, 2012And just like that, we are closer to week six. You probably grew some gray hairs and yelled at some neighborhood kids. The inexorable march of time persists. Enjoy what you can. More »Upvote Share TweetMatt Cassel finally came out of the game, but not for the reason you’d expect. The justifiably maligned Chiefs quarterback was knocked out of the game when he took a hard shot from a pair of Ravens defenders. The Chiefs announced he had a head injury, aUpvote Share TweetThe backup quarterback is always more popular than the starter because he is an unknown quantity; he theoretically could be better than the starter. Tim Tebow is not an unknown quantity. We know exactly what his strengths and weaknesses are. His strengt…Upvote Share TweetNew England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to practice for the first time this week since suffering an ankle injury last month. But Hernandez isn't ready to return to game action just yet. He is inactive for Sunday's game against the Denver…Upvote Share Tweet
Dolphins hold one-point edge at the halfCorrection week could be continuing in Cincinnati, when the 1-3 Dolphins are poised to knock off the 3-1 Bengals. At the half, Miami holds a one-point lead in a low-scoring game, 7-6. The Dolphins are hanging in there despite injuries in the secondary …Upvote Share TweetThe NFL is investigating why Mario Williams, who landed $50 million in guaranteed money this offseason, has publicly complained about his wrist as recently as this week, yet he still is not on Buffalo's injury report.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Oct 7, 2012ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL is looking into the Buffalo Bills not disclosing the wrist injury of defensive end Mario Williams. The former Pro Bowler says the ailment is one of the reasons for his slow start this season. Williams has just 1.5 sa…Upvote Share TweetEvery week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Dolphins at Bengals Dolphins: CB Richard Marshall, Bengals:Upvote Share TweetIt’s a homecoming day for Bills WR Stevie Johnson. Turnovers have been the biggest negative about Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill’s performance in his first four weeks. Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd is looking forward to his matchup with Champ Bailey. The JetsUpvote Share Tweet
Rob Gronkowski playing through significant painPatriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has started all four games this year and played fairly well, but his numbers are down from his great 2011 season, and injuries may be the reason. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that Gronkowski, who has been listed…Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots' Balanced AttackOct 7ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss reports from Patriots 31-21 win over Broncos.
J.J. Watt Ready For TebowOct 7Texans DE J.J. Watt sits down with Jon Gruden prior to facing the Jets on Monday Night.
Sunday Blitz: Bills-49ers RecapOct 7Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the the 49ers' record-setting performance as they blow past the Bills 45-3.
Bills postgame press conferenceOct 7Bills react following game with 49ers
Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…Oct 7FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…Oct 7FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....