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Packers running back Cedric Benson left Sunday’s loss to the Colts early with a foot injury, but he doesn’t believe it’s serious. Benson was wearing a protective boot on his left foot after the game and said he will have more tests on it on Monday,Upvote Share Tweet
NY Jets need to give Tim Tebow more chances to spark Gang Green's offense - starting Monday night against the Texansnydailynews.com Updated Oct 7, 2012What 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
Minnesota Vikings Beat Writer Wanted Mike Munchak To Sound The Rusty TromboneMatt Hasselbeck had kind of a rough day against the Vikings and probably deserved to get yanked, but I think we can all agree that Vikings beat writer Tom Pelissero was probably referring to the "sad trombone" or maybe the old vaudeville gimmi…Upvote Share TweetThoughts on the Jaguars' 41-3 loss to Chicago at EverBank Field: What it means: The Jaguars actually looked good for a half as they were part of a defensive, 3-3 struggle. It didn’t take long after that, however, for the opportunistic Bears to bury theUpvote 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 RoundupHere'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 TweetThoughts on the Titans' 30-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field: What it means: The 1-4 Titans are a mess, and they were inferior in every way against a team they should be on pace with as they rebuild. They couldn’t move the ball agUpvote Share TweetAn Illinois man, quite possibly a Bears fan who traveled to Jacksonville to see the Bears play the Jaguars, was killed early Sunday as a result of a stabbing at a local restaurant within a block of the Bears’ team hotel. William Pettry, 42, died after bUpvote Share TweetThe Colts sure made Chuck Pagano proud Sunday. With its head coach in the hospital, Indianapolis overcame an 18-point deficit in the second half to stun Green Bay for a 30-27 victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Familiar Foxoborugh FeelingCNNSI.com Updated 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 Tweet
Bears steamroll Jags in second half to improve to 4-1When you see a score like 41-3 at the end of a game, it’s hard to convince yourself that there was ever a moment when it seemed possible that the losing team would win the game. That was not the case in Sunday’s Bears-Jaguars game. It was 3-3 after onUpvote Share Tweet
It’s all about the defense in JacksonvilleIf you’re a fan of lavish offensive football, this week’s matchup between the Bears and Jaguars is not for you. If you’re a fan of good defense and strong punting, however, this should be where your clicker comes to rest. There hasn’t been much inUpvote Share TweetAs the Vikings try to move their record to 4-1, they’ll have to do it without their second first-round pick from the 2012 draft. Safety Harrison Smith has been ejected for shoving an official who was pushing Smith away from a Titans player following anUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Oct 7, 2012The hit Packers linebacker Nick Perry put on Andrew Luck might be the hardest hit a NFL quarterback takes this season. The most impressive thing happened after the play, when the Colts rookie quarterback bounced right back up, and then went on to have a…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Oct 7, 2012In 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 GuideAnd 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 TweetDown 21-3 at the half, the Indianapolis Colts have made things very interesting. Late in the third quarter, the Colts have pulled to within two points, 21-19. Eschewing (I still love that word) an opportunity to cut the margin to one, the Colts went for…Upvote Share Tweet
Kenny Britt a surprise activation for TitansDespite not practicing much for two weeks, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt will be active today. Britt’s been bothered by an ankle problem, but apparently did enough in pregame to convince coaches he’s well enough to go today against the Vikings. MidUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Oct 7, 2012Even the best teams tend to have cracks. Arrive at the wrong matchup against an opponent equipped to exploit it, and a top team can lose even if it plays well. The 4-0 Houston Texans are not invincible as they prepare for "Monday Night Football&quo…Upvote Share TweetOn Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi suggested at the tail end of First on the Field that the Jets were more than 12,000 tails short as of Friday when it comes to selling tickets to Monday night’s game against the Texans. A Jets spokesman teUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Oct 7, 2012Terrell Suggs is rehabbing from April surgery for a partially torn Achilles tendon, and sources say he hopes to return in time for the Baltimore Ravens' Oct. 21 game against the Houston Texans.Upvote Share TweetWade Phillips is doing a great job as the defensive coordinator of the Texans. He was a big part of the reason the Texans made the playoffs for the first time ever last year, and he’s a big part of the reason the Texans are 4-0 this year. So does that mUpvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Titans-Vikings RecapOct 7Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Vikings' 30-7 win over the Titans.
Sunday Blitz: Bears-Jaguars RecapOct 7Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Bears' 41-3 win over the Jaguars
J.J. Watt Ready For TebowOct 7Texans DE J.J. Watt sits down with Jon Gruden prior to facing the Jets on Monday Night.
J.J. Watt The Pizza Delivery BoyOct 7Jon Gruden talks to J.J. Watt about delivering pizza and changing positions from TE to DE while at college.
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....