NFC East News and Rumors
Kelly effect: Over-Unders of 50 points or more commonplace for Eagles games
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In addition to point spreads, oddsmakers post totals, or Over-Unders, on every pro football game. The total is a projection of the combined total points expected to be tallied by both clubs in a given contest, and bettors can either wager on the game fi…Upvote Share Tweet
redskins.com 3 hours agoHundreds of ecstatic Washington Redskins fans packed into Woolly Mammoth near downtown Philadelphia Saturday evening, to rally the burgundy and gold to victory against the Eagles in Sunday’s NFC East tilt. The crowd was treated to appearances by Redskin…Upvote Share TweetChip Kelly’s Philadelphia team has rallied from 14-point and 17-point deficits to win both of its games to start the season.Upvote Share Tweet
On Pro Football: Regardless of Defeats, Coughlin Won’t Lose His Passionnytimes.com 8 hours agoGiants Coach Tom Coughlin has not only endured adversity but also become the paternalistic coaching face of New York.Upvote Share Tweet
Pondering Cowboys' 46: Down to McClainESPN.com 10 hours agoIRVING, Texas -- In pondering the Dallas Cowboys' 46-man roster for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, the final spot depends on Rolando McClain's health. Let's get the known inactive players out of the way off the bat: linebacker Justin Durant (…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 11 hours agoDarren Sproles has been underappreciated throughout his football career. Maybe that changed after his fantastic performance on Monday night, but probably not. Sproles, who in leading the Eagles to a win over the Colts on Monday night became the first pl…Upvote Share TweetHere’s a rundown of skill position players in Sunday games listed on the Week Three injury report. Inactives are declared 90 minutes before game time: OUT Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring). Washington QB Robert Griffin III (ankle). Saints RB Mark Ingr…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 19 (yesterday)A pizza chain in Washington offers a ‘Redskins’ sale. Six hours later, it apologizes.Upvote Share Tweet
Notes: Giants RBs hope to do moreEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- One of the few bright spots for the New York Giants during the preseason was the team's new combination at running back. Free agent acquisition Rashad Jennings and fourth-round draft pick Andre Williams looked like a potent one-…Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys' Bryant questionable, 'ready to roll'Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has said he will play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, but he is listed officially as questionable on the injury report with a shoulder injury.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Giants won't have starting middle linebacker Jon Beason when they host the Houston Texans on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA – The NFL is a passing-oriented league. That doesn’t change the fact that playing defense starts with stopping the run. The Philadelphia Eagles' No. 1-ranked offense begins with LeSean McCoy and the ground game. And the Eagles' defense is s…Upvote Share TweetWide receiver DeSean Jackson may play when the Redskins roll into Philadelphia on Sunday, but he isn’t going to be 100 percent. Jackson was listed as questionable on Washington’s final injury report of the week. Jackson, who injured his shoulder against…Upvote Share TweetThe Eagles may give first-round pick Marcus Smith some playing time this weekend. Smith has been working at inside linebacker at practice this week, which was seen as a sign that the team was pessimistic about Mychal Kendricks’s chances of playing again…Upvote Share TweetThe Colts will be down two defensive starters on Sunday against the Jaguars. Jerrell Freeman and Arthur Jones have both been ruled out, coach Chuck Pagano confirmed today. Freeman has been nursing a hamstring injury that also forced him to miss Monday n…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants practice report: No WeatherfordEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford was not on the field Friday, during the portion of practice open to the media. Weatherford, who has been playing through a high ankle sprain, sat out Wednesday's practice but worked on a …Upvote Share TweetIRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain missed his third straight day of practice and owner and general manager Jerry Jones said McClain would be doubtful to play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. "You’ll miss him," …Upvote Share TweetIRVING, Texas – Maybe there’s something about the St. Louis Rams helmet DeMarco Murray likes. Or the uniform. Or maybe it was the way the sun was shining through the doors at AT&T Stadium in the two games Murray has played against the Rams. In those…Upvote Share Tweet
Jason Witten not worried about his numbersIRVING, Texas -- Jason Witten received a game ball for Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans, along with the rest of the offensive line that paved the way for the Dallas Cowboys to pound away for 220 rushing yards. Witten has only six catches for 46 ya…Upvote Share Tweet
Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t concerned with stopping the Texans offenseThe Giants may be 0-2, but defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t lacking for confidence. Pierre-Paul and the rest of the team’s defense has spent the week preparing to face the Texans and Pierre-Paul made it clear that he hasn’t been impressed by much o…Upvote Share TweetThe Cowboys are trying to figure out a routine to help Tony Romo’s problematic back not be a problem on Sundays. So after taking Wednesday off, he practiced fully on Thursday and felt much better. Romo said he felt tightness in his surgically repaired b…Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins wake-up callASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins will practice at 11:10 a.m. Friday followed by an open locker-room session. Here are three areas of interest: DeSean Jackson. He casually caught a couple of passes in individual drills Thursday, but none of the ba…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 19 (2 days ago)Hester set an N.F.L. record with his 20th career return touchdown, Julio Jones caught two scoring passes and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Upvote Share Tweet
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Questions Unanswered as the Focus ShiftsSep 19NEW YORK—The most important news conference of Roger Goodell’s eight-year reign as NFL commissioner, days overdue, lasted 44 minutes and was peppered with various forms of apology over the original light sentence in the Ray Rice case. Goodell used much …
Rematch of the MismatchSep 19How did the Broncos respond to the 35-point Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks? By changing two-thirds of their regular lineup. The proof of the makeover is stunning, especially with 10 of 12 changes to the defensive regulars. Heading into Super Bowl remat…
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Manning on ManningSep 18ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The challenge of interviewing Peyton Manning is coming up with something new to ask. He might be the most interviewed athlete of this generation. Over the past few years, I’ve struggled to find something—anything—that he hasn’t talked…