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Terrell Suggs returns to practice Updated Dec 6, 2012
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said Wednesday that he would be a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Redskins and he took a step toward making that decision a positive one on Thursday. Suggs took part in practice as a limited participant a
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  • Knee soreness returns for Hakeem Nicks Dec 6, 2012
    The Giants have been waiting most of the season for wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to get back to full health and resume his role as one of the more productive receivers in the NFL. The wait has been a frustrating one and it might have hit another snag on T…
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  • Mark Sanchez Is A Bad Quarterback. That's Why He Shouldn't Try To Play It Safe.

    During Sunday's Fox telecast of Mark Sanchez's public flogging, in between the moments when Brian Billick repeated "jump street" and read copy for New Girl, a graphic popped up: Mark Sanchez, it read, had turned the ball over 81 times since hi…
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  • Cowboys may face Bengals’ Geno Atkins with a starting guard out Dec 6, 2012
    The Cowboys’ offensive line will have a tough task protecting quarterback Tony Romo from Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins on Sunday. And that task will get even tougher if they’re down a starting guard. But with starting guard Nate Livings out of
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  • Jenkins says Washburn spoke highly of coaches Dec 6, 2012
    In the wake of the abrupt termination of Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn, reports surfaced that Washburn openly disrespected former defensive coordinator Juan Castillo by calling him “Juanita” in front of players. Eagles defensive lineman Cul
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  • Can Redskins' secondary hold it together? Dec 6, 2012
    The defensive backfield has not been a team strength for most of this season, and the problem the Washington Redskins' secondary faces at this point is a potential lack of bodies. With cornerback Cedric Griffin suspended for the rest of the regular seas…
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  • Man Shoots At Police Because He Was Upset The Giants Lost To The Redskins Dec 6, 2012
    What could possibly possess a Florida man to beat up his wife, shoot at three deputies trying to arrest him, and hole up in his house for an hours-long standoff? RG3. Also, lots of alcohol and pills. More »
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  • Bucs avoid blackout, thanks to 10th anniversary of Super Bowl team Dec 6, 2012
    Often, when a team that struggles to sell out its home stadium does, it’s because the fans of the visiting team plan to put their butts in the seats. With the Eagles coming to Tampa on Sunday, that’s definitely not the case. Instead, the Bucs have sol
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  • Cowboys to see an old friend Sunday Dec 6, 2012
    The Dallas Cowboys play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. One of the Bengals' starting cornerbacks is former Cowboy Terence Newman, whose disappointing play down the stretch last year led the Cowboys not only to cut him loose but to spend a great deal o…
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  • Giant collapse would stain Coughlin, Eli Dec 6, 2012
    It wasn't supposed to be like this for the New York Giants, not this season. Those old problems about starting fast and struggling in the second half? Those were behind them, drowned under a wave of Super Bowl confetti on the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium …
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  • The Redskins Were So Excited That Donald Trump Praised RGIII That They Slapped It On Their Facebook Page Dec 6, 2012
    So, everything about this is just powerfully loathsome: Trump's face, the fact that the Redskins are so historically starved for praise that they consider an endorsement from a vitamin-selling pyramid-schemer an important plug, and, oh, right, "You…
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  • Mike Zimmer: Dez Bryant reminds me of Michael Irvin Dec 6, 2012
    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been on quite a roll lately. He has 29 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns in his last four games, three of which have been Cowboys wins that have kept them in striking distance of the Giants in the NFC East. It…
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  • Blogger Blitz: Eagles next coach? Dec 6, 2012
    With Andy Reid almost certainly on his way out the door as Philadelphia Eagles coach, I get a lot of questions these days about who will replace him. Fact is, I don't have any idea, and I can't find anyone who does. All anyone's got right now is specula…
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  • Pierre-Paul: Drew Brees is “much easier” matchup than RG3 Dec 6, 2012
    In their last two games against the Giants, which came in 2009 and 2011, the Saints have put up 97 points on their way to two blowout victories. Despite that, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul thinks this week’s date with New Orleans will go better than M
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  • Breakfast links: RG3 meets Ed Reed Dec 6, 2012
    New York Giants Sean Locklear is officially out for the season. That means David Diehl returns to right tackle, where he caused many of my Giants readers angst earlier this season when he took the job back from a healthy Locklear. Diehl says this time h…
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  • Adam Jones has “double chip” on shoulder for Cowboys game Dec 6, 2012
    The Cincinnati Bengals play host to the Dallas Cowboys this weekend in a match up that could determine the playoff fate for both teams. But to Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, there’s even a little bit more on the line as well. Jones gets to play against
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  • NY Giants are the anti-NY Jets, a picture of stability at quarterback, despite another up-and-down regular season Dec 6, 2012
    Nobody troubled Tom Coughlin on Wednesday about whether Eli Manning or David Carr will be starting at quarterback against the New Orleans Saints. Taken out of context, it might be a reasonable question. After all, Manning ranks only 16th in the NFL quar…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Cowboys Keeping Playoff Hopes Alive 02:45

    NFL32OT: Cowboys Keeping Playoff Hopes Alive

    Dec 6
    Episode 232: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the Cowboys chances to make the playoffs. John Clayton breaks down the impact of Brian Urlacher's injury on the Bears defense. The NFL32 discuss the return of Ben Roethlisberger.
  • Video - Who will hold the NFC East crown? 03:36

    Who will hold the NFC East crown?

    Dec 6
    The Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are in a tight race to win the NFC East. Which team will cross the finish line first? The "Thursday Night Kickoff" crew gives their answers.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:36

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 6
    Cold Hard Facts looks at the Robert Griffin III, Redskins vs. Ravens and Giants vs. Saints.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Giants 01:13

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Giants

    Dec 6
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for New Orleans at the New York Giants