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Robert Griffin, Jay Cutler headline Week 14”²s injury roundup
yahoo.com Updated Dec 9, 2012
We begin our injury roundup with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin, who suffered a right knee injury during the game-tying drive in the fourth quarter of a 31-28 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. The first-round pick out of Baylor und…Upvote Share Tweet
The Baltimore Ravens have failed to clinch a playoff spot the past two weeks. Will the third attempt be be the charm? Still in control of the division, the Ravens (9-4) can clinch their second straight AFC North title by beating the Denver Broncos (10-3…Upvote Share TweetIn his Week 14 Snap Judgments, Don Banks touches on what's become dÃ©jÃ vu for the Falcons and Bears, the tough Comeback Player of the Year race, the fortunate Steelers and more.Upvote Share TweetThe story just got better this season in Washington after its 31-28 overtime win over Baltimore. Even Robert Griffin III's sprained knee can't dampen the mojo, says Don Banks.Upvote Share TweetFor one day at least, the Browns can feel like they're on top of the AFC North. That's because the Browns were the only winning team in the division on Sunday. The Ravens lost in overtime at Washington. The Bengals lost in the final seconds to Dallas. A…Upvote Share TweetWith Robert Griffin III leaving late, it was left to Washington's other rookie QB to fuel a victory, says Chris Burke. Kirk Cousins lifted the 'Skins to a 31-28 OT win over the Ravens.Upvote Share TweetWell, that was fast. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III already has had an MRI on a right knee that he injured during Sunday’s win over the Ravens. Per multiple reports, a Redskins spokesman has said that the MRI showed no significant damage, andUpvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- The Steelers need more than the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. This team needs a psychiatrist. The Steelers' 34-24 loss to the Chargers clearly shows that, though this defeat makes sense in Pittsburgh's mind-boggling season. The…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 9, 2012Washington Redskins fans, you might have your answer to the Armageddon Question: What happens if Robert Griffin III gets injured when the team is square in the middle of the playoff hunt? RG3 was hurt when tackled by Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Ha…Upvote Share Tweet
The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Updated Dec 9, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Upvote Share TweetFor the second consecutive week, an NFL team has had to play a game on the day after a tragedy. For the second consecutive week, that team has found a way to win. Last week, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Carolina Panthers 27-21 on the day after in…Upvote Share TweetWith Robert Griffin III sidelined with a sprained right knee, the Redskins rallied behind backup Kirk Cousins to tie the game, then Kai Forbath kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime for a 31-28 victory over the Ravens.Upvote Share TweetThe Redskins lost Robert Griffin III, but not Sunday's game. Washington won its fourth straight thanks to Kirk Cousins' game-tying drive to help fuel a 31-28 OT win over Baltimore.Upvote Share TweetTwo weeks ago, the Ravens didn’t look like a 9-2 team. They now look a lot like a 9-4 team. The Redskins defeated the Ravens in overtime, 31-28. The win came after a knee injury to quarterback Robert Griffin III opened the door for rookie Kirk CousinsUpvote Share TweetRookie Travis Benjamin's electrifying 93-yard punt return touchdown gave Cleveland momentum and the Browns won their third straight game, 30-7 over the emotionally drained Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetIRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was due to appear at a court hearing in Irving on Sunday morning, a day after he was charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with an accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown…Upvote Share TweetCowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is known for running his mouth. The officials on the field in Cincinnati today decided that they heard enough. Ryan walked out onto the field to yell at the officials about what he thought should have been a flag o…Upvote Share Tweet
Another questionable call in WashingtonThe Ravens led the Redskins by seven, but the margin has been cut to four in the third quarter. With Baltimore driving near midfield, quarterback Joe Flacco lost the ball when he was hit while trying to throw a pass. Washington recovered, and then drov…Upvote Share TweetThe Chargers are up 3-0 after a quarter in Pittsburgh, a quarter which featured not quite 100 yards of combined offense by teams with plenty of issues. The Chargers deactivated three starting offensive linemen, and against the league’s top defense, it sUpvote Share Tweet
Kruger’s jersey is riding up, againAfter he was fined $5,000 for his jersey pulled up being too far on his back last Sunday against the Steelers, Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger said he’ll appeal because, in part, he’d never been warned. He can’t take that position this week. Kruger’Upvote Share Tweet
RG3 loses helmet, drawing questionable penaltyA potentially great game is unfolding in Maryland between the Redskins and the Ravens. The home team leads at FedEx Field, 14-7. The latest score capped a drive that was fueled, sort of, by a questionable penalty on Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngat…Upvote Share TweetAccording to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Baltimore Ravens will not have outside linebacker Terrell Suggs when they face the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Suggs had been listed as "questionable" with a torn right biceps. On the other …Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Dec 9, 2012Last week, a friend of Jovan Belcher's told us that "if you review the footage of the Cincinnati game [Belcher] took a few hits to the head directly" and described how, after that game, Belcher "was dazed and was suffering from short term…Upvote Share Tweet
Mendenhall inactive again for SteelersPITTSBURGH -- Rashard Mendenhall, the Steelers' leading rusher the previous three seasons, is a healthy scratch for the second straight week. He was benched last week after fumbling twice on four carries in Cleveland. "Rashard will get an opportuni…Upvote Share TweetIn his Monday Morning Quarterback column for SI.com a couple of weeks ago, Peter King ranked Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer second on his list of NFL assistants most likely to get looks for head coaching jobs after the season. Zimmer should b…Upvote Share TweetHere are the inactives for the Bengals (who play the Cowboys), the Browns (who face the Chiefs) and the Ravens (who play the Redskins): BENGALS: K Mike Nugent, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RB Cedric Peerman, TE Richard Quinn, DE Devon Still, S George Iloka and D…Upvote Share TweetAs former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue prepares to issue a decision as to the appeal of the suspensions imposed by current Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita…Upvote Share TweetThe Eagles play two games in the next five days. On Sunday, they’re in Tampa. On Thursday night, they’ll host the Bengals - possibly still on a losing streak so long that the Phillies have won more recently. For the home game against Cincinnati,Upvote Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts as the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins battle for playoff spots. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Ravens-RedskinsUpvote Share TweetDespite the efforts of Eagles coach Andy Reid to promote his former offensive line coach Juan Castillo for the head coaching job at the University of Texas-El Paso, the current offensive line coach for the other NFL team in Pennsylvania has reportedly g…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals postgame press conferenceDec 9Bengals react following game with Cowboys
Sunday Blitz: Chiefs-Browns RecapDec 9Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Browns' 30-7 win over the Chiefs
Sunday Blitz: Cowboys-Bengals RecapDec 9Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Cowboys' 20-19 win over the Bengals
Sunday Blitz: Ravens-Redskins RecapDec 9Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Redskins' 31-28 win over the Ravens in overtime.
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.