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One day after losing 17-16 to the Washington Redskins and putting the NFC East firmly back into play, a frustrated Tom Coughlin feels his New York Giants have to win out to win the division.Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots are dealing with another injury.Share Tweet
Tom Coughlin: We have to win all four remaining gamesThe Giants suffered a tough loss to the Redskins on Monday night. It left them one game up on the Cowboys and the Redskins in the race for the NFC East division and guaranteed that they won’t win more than three games in the division this season. They sShare Tweet
Panthers place Martin on IR, promote three practice squaders‘Tis the season for stashing players for the future on the 53-man roster. The Panthers announced they had promoted two of their own practice squaders, and signed defensive end Mario Addison from the Redskins practice squad. The back-filling came after tShare TweetThe suspensions continue in the NFL. Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin is the latest to be suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. It’s unknown what Griffin tested positive for. It will be assumed, and pShare Tweet
What's the Playoff Machine say now?Oh, you want to know about tiebreaker scenarios and what happens if the New York Giants lose the next two and the Washington Redskins beat Baltimore, or what the Dallas Cowboys need to do to sneak into that wild-card picture? You see that the Giants hav…Share Tweet
Some Takeaways From Monday Nightgiantsfootballblog.com Dec 4, 2012Don’t go coronating RGIII just yet. Sure, he and and the Redskins held off the Giants last night to stay alive in the NFC East race, but they did so by only one point, escaping a potential season-ending loss in the process. We’re not saying the RedskiShare TweetAfter the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants, 17-16 in an exciting Monday Night Football game, Redskins owner Dan Snyder became even more excited. Via the New York Post's Mike Vaccaro: Well, you didn't expect Dan Snyder, the owner of the Redsk…Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Share Tweet(For-now) Eagles coach Andy Reid said Monday the decision to fire defensive line coach Jim Washburn was his and his alone. But the decision to hire him might have had more to do with general manager Howie Roseman. According two Jeff McLane of the Philad…Share Tweet
By The End Of Last Night's Loss To Washington, Eli Manning Was A Spaced-Out Zombiedeadspin.com Dec 4, 2012The Washington Redskins held on for a 17-16 home win over the Giants last night in a win that had team owner and legendary shitweasel Dan Snyder claiming "I hate those motherfuckers." More »Share TweetThe bad news is that I will be on the road during our regularly scheduled chat time and unable to host the chat today. And, yes, I know that's two weeks in a row. But that leads me to the good news, which is that I won't be traveling on Tuesdays the res…Share Tweet
‘Skins used cap penalties as motivationIt’s been established that the Redskins don’t like the Giants. As owner Daniel Snyder put it in a way that would make Schwartz’s mother scream, they really don’t like the Giants. Apart from the obvious reasons, the Redskins still have hard feeliShare Tweet
Cancel the rest of the season: God’s with the RedskinsThe fumble that bounced out of Robert Griffin III’s arms and into teammate Josh Morgan’s and was returned for a touchdown wasn’t just a game-changing play. Clearly, it was a sign from above. “God’s on our side,” Griffin said after the game, viShare Tweet
Breakfast links: Well, ain't this a mess?Yeah, "Monday Night Football" produced what we were talking about yesterday, didn't it? A three-way race in the NFC East with four games to play. Your standings-order links, fresh, hot and kind of tough to believe: New York Giants (7-5) I'll h…Share Tweet
Redskins Do It Old-Fashioned Way With Running Game, Defensegiantsfootballblog.com Dec 4, 2012The Redskins amassed 207 yards rushing on the Giants last night in Landover while their defense throttled New York in the second half. Skins ground out a 17-16 win to pull one game behind the Giants in the NFC East Rob Carlin of CSNWashington recaps the…Share TweetG-Men controlled their destiny until penalties and the Redskins got in their wayShare Tweet
Dan Snyder Celebrates Win Over Giants With Characteristic Grace And Civilitydeadspin.com Dec 4, 2012Big win for the Redskins Monday night over the Giants. They are now 3-1 in the division, just one game behind the Giants. More »Share Tweet
Dan Snyder on Giants: “I hate those motherf--”The Washington Redskins 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night was a big victory for a team trying to claw back into the playoff race. The fact it was a win over a division rival, the third straight win over an NFC East foe, made it all the…Share Tweet
Redskins growing, jelling around RG3LANDOVER, Md. -- They streamed out into this surprisingly warm December night, more than 80,000 intensely loyal fans of a franchise that hasn't mattered in December for quite some time. They grinned. They hooted. They pumped fists, slapped five and chan…Share Tweet
NFL32OT: The Race BeginsDec 4Episode 230: The NFL32 crew discuss whether the Giants can hold on and win the NFC East. Tim Hasselbeck breaks down who will win in the NFC North. The NFL32 crew discuss the best team in the AFC.
Money Talk: New Air Jordan Shoe ReleasedDec 4Darren Rovell looks at Northern Illinois reaching the Orange Bowl, Robert Griffin III and the new Air Jordan shoes.
Techin' InDec 4ESPN tech expert Katie Linendoll talks BCS, holiday gifts and RG3's fancy sleep technology.
Who Wins NFC East?Dec 4Tim Hasselbeck says the Giants will win the NFC East.
Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13Dec 4Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13Dec 4The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…Dec 4Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…