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NY Giants in need of motivation heading into Sunday's game agai…

NY Giants in need of motivation heading into Sunday's game against the lowly Cleveland Browns

nydailynews.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
The Giants are not very good at the regular season. They struggle against lesser teams and find many ways to drop winnable games against the Eagles. Eli Manning would be far better off if he could just fast-forward to the playoffs and put on his road wa…
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  • Browns' Cribbs won't slow down after vicious hit

    Browns' Cribbs won't slow down after vicious hit

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Josh Cribbs opened his eyes and was surprised to see his teammates huddling around him on their knees. He got up and was approached by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, who shook Cribbs' hand.
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  • Full participation for Harrison, Polamalu

    Full participation for Harrison, Polamalu

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Here are the updates on all of the injuries in the division: CINCINNATI BENGALS Did not practice: CB Jason Allen (quad), LB Dan Skuta (back) Limited: CB Nate Clements (calf), DE Carlos Dunlap (groin), C Jeff Faine (hamstring), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee),…
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  • Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Dre Kirkpatrick back at practice for …

    Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Dre Kirkpatrick back at practice for the Bengals

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Bengals are starting to look healthier at cornerback after facing the Jaguars with just three healthy bodies at the position. Leon Hall practiced on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his hamstring during a September practice and Nate Cleme…
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  • Browns look to repeat 'Super' upset

    Browns look to repeat 'Super' upset

    Few people are giving the Browns any chance of beating the New York Giants on Sunday. It was the same way in 2008, when the Browns pulled off the 35-14 upset of the defending Super Bowl champion Giants. Can the Browns knock off the Giants again only a f…
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  • Michael Vick would’ve been a Steeler if Mike Tomlin had his way

    Michael Vick would’ve been a Steeler if Mike Tomlin had his way

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick are two of the most exciting quarterbacks in the National Football League, and they will square off on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles renew their cross-state rivalry. Had Mike Tomlin gotten …
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  • Ravens offense ranked No. 2 in NFL

    Ravens offense ranked No. 2 in NFL

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Four weeks into the regular season, the Ravens surprisingly have the NFL's second-ranked offense, trailing only the New England Patriots. Baltimore hasn't finished a season ranked in the top 10 in offense since 1997, when Vinny Testaverde was the quarte…
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  • AFC North chat alert

    AFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Upset with the Ravens pass defense? Irked about the lack of respect for the Bengals? Angry with the slow starts for the Steelers and Browns? If that's the case, it's a good day to vent because today is the AFC North weekly chat. You should know the rout…
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  • A.J. Green soaring above all NFL receivers

    A.J. Green soaring above all NFL receivers

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    It's going to be easy to convince you in this piece that A.J. Green is the NFL's next superstar. For one moment Sunday, the Bengals' wide receiver nearly made everyone believe he was a superhero. Going after a pass thrown ahead of him, Green left his fe…
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  • Are the Steelers missing their leaders?

    Are the Steelers missing their leaders?

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Steelers have struggled on the road this season and won their only home game with ease. Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu noted that this is different from the 2005 team, which thrived on playing away from home by taking the "11 guys against ever…
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  • Ayanbadejo says he and Birk are on the same page

    Ayanbadejo says he and Birk are on the same page

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    One of the top election-year social wedge issues has worked its way into the NFL, with Ravens teammates Brendon Ayanbadejo and Matt Birk publicly taking opposite stances on the issue of gay marriage. Ayanbadejo supports it.  Birk recently wrote an op-ed…
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  • Wake-up: Bengals trying to avoid blackout

    Wake-up: Bengals trying to avoid blackout

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    I wanted to pass along that I'll be covering the Eagles-Steelers game on Sunday. I thought if Troy Polamalu and James Harrison are going to play, I might as well show up, too. Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. It's Wednesday, which means the wee…
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…
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  • Video - E:60 - Ray Lewis 14:10

    E:60 - Ray Lewis

    Oct 3
    E:60 connects with Ray Lewis and the man who fueled the future Hall of Famer's legendary intensity. Rachel Nichols takes an exclusive look at a family trying to break the generational curse of abandonment.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: CLE-NYG 01:03

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: CLE-NYG

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Browns-Giants
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIA-CIN 01:01

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIA-CIN

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Dolphins-Bengals
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: BAL-KC 00:49

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: BAL-KC

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Ravens-Chiefs

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton