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Eric Winston stands by criticism of fans who cheered Cassel’s i…

Eric Winston stands by criticism of fans who cheered Cassel’s injury

Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston is standing by his criticism of the Chiefs fans who cheered on Sunday while quarterback Matt Cassel was on the ground after suffering a concussion. “I meant what I said. I didn’t say it off the cuff,” Winston sa
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  • A few comments about Eric Winston’s comments

    A few comments about Eric Winston’s comments

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    After Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, Chiefs tackle Eric Winston unloaded on fans who cheered the head injury suffered by quarterback Matt Cassel. In Monday’s PFT Live, I commented on Winston’s comments. And now you can consider those comments, and the
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  • Welker clears air: Belichick comment was a 'joke'

    Welker clears air: Belichick comment was a 'joke'

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Wes Welker told reporters he was only joking when he said after Sunday's game that he enjoyed catching 13 passes against the Denver Broncos to "stick it" in coach Bill Belichick's face.
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  • Ryan Mathews is back in the Chargers’ good graces

    Ryan Mathews is back in the Chargers’ good graces

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    It doesn’t sound like we’re going to have another week of speculation about the identity of the Chargers’ starting running back. Ryan Mathews ran for 80 yards on 12 carries Sunday night and added 59 receiving yards for the kind of performance that l
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  • Champ Bailey: Patriots hit us in the mouth, we didn’t hit back

    Champ Bailey: Patriots hit us in the mouth, we didn’t hit back

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Before Sunday’s game at New England, Denver cornerback Champ Bailey said the Broncos knew they could beat the Patriots. After the game, Bailey wasn’t feeling so boastful. The Patriots’ offense came out with a fast-paced, no-huddle attack that result
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  • In transit: I am making the trek from New England to Californ……

    In transit: I am making the trek from New England to Californ…

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    I am making the trek from New England to California after covering the Broncos' loss to the Patriots. Yes, I’ll be in the air for a while. Talk to you at some point.
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  • Moving on: San Diego Chargers

    Moving on: San Diego Chargers

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    Here are some areas the San Diego Chargers need to focus on after a 31-24 loss at New Orleans on Sunday: Recap: The loss has to sting the Chargers, who had a tremendous opportunity to move away in the AFC West. Instead, the Chargers fell to 3-2. Yes, th…
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  • Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    With the removal of three wide receivers who received the franchise tag - Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles - and the Buffalo Bills keeping Steve Johnson off the
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  • Moving on: Denver Broncos

    Moving on: Denver Broncos

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Here some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 31-21 road loss at New England on Sunday: Recap: The Broncos’ road to failure has been similar this season. In all three of their losses, Denver has fallen behind and failed to complete a comeb
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  • Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs

    Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 9-6 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday: Recap: Kansas City's season is spiraling out of control. Considered by many (yes, me included) to be a serious playoff contender, the Ch…
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  • Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Yes, Saints coach Sean Payton was allowed to attend Sunday night’s game between the Chargers and the Saints. No, the Saints weren’t allowed to acknowledge it via their in-house camera system. Jay Glazer of FOX noted during the game that the league pro
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  • Remembering a legend

    Remembering a legend

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    On Oct. 8, 2011, I woke up at about 7 a.m. PT to prepare for an early flight to Denver to cover a Broncos-Chargers game. Then my phone rang. It was ESPN’s John Clayton. He told me word was spreading that Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis had died at the ag
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  • That Winning Feeling

    That Winning Feeling

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Saints' 31-24 win over the Chargers was more than the first success of their season, writes Chris Burke. Amid a year of turmoil, New Orleans found its magic formula once again.
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  • Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San…

    Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San Diego Chargers Than Norv Turner

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Cris Collinsworth predicted exactly how this game would end after noticing Jared Gaither lumbering before the final play, noting "Gaither looks lame, he's gonna have to get some help here or Wilson's gonna get a sack to end this game." And wou…
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  • Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

    Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Drew Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory? 02:00

    NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory?

    Oct 8
    Episode 202: Steve Young breaks down Kevin Kolb's performance this season. The NFL32 crew discuss the Patriots' big win over the Broncos.
  • Video - Winston Rips Fans' Reaction 00:44

    Winston Rips Fans' Reaction

    Oct 8
    Eric Winston angrily spoke out against fans who cheered when QB Matt Cassel left Sunday's game with a head injury.
  • Video - Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks 02:05

    Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks

    Oct 8
    Ron Jaworski ranks his top five NFL quarterbacks.
  • Video - Grading Peyton's Performance 06:58

    Grading Peyton's Performance

    Oct 8
    Stephen A. Smith thinks Peyton Manning's final statistics against the Patriots were exceptional, but Peyton wasn't consistent enough throughout the game.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, 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 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....