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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…Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share Tweet
Full participation for Harrison, PolamaluHere 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),…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Oct 3, 2012The 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…Upvote Share TweetFew 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Ben 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens offense ranked No. 2 in NFLFour 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…Upvote Share TweetUpset 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…Upvote Share Tweet
A.J. Green soaring above all NFL receiversIt'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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Oct 3, 2012One 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…Upvote Share TweetI 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4yahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Top 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…Upvote Share Tweet
E:60 - Ray LewisOct 3E: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.
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Young defensive backs have made their marksOct 3At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton