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With important playoff seeding games on horizon, NY Giants can …

With important playoff seeding games on horizon, NY Giants can prove they have what it takes to repeat as Super Bowl champions

nydailynews.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
Line ’em up and the Giants are ready to knock ’em down - again. There’s not a team above the Giants in the NFC or right below them in the NFC East that they haven’t defeated in the last 12 months
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  • Myers: Big Blue finds swagger to make run at repeat

    Myers: Big Blue finds swagger to make run at repeat

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    Line ’em up and the Giants are ready to knock ’em down - again. There’s not a team above the Giants in the NFC or right below them in the NFC East that they haven’t defeated in the last 12 months
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  • Raccoon Caught Scavenging In The Stands Of Paul Brown Stadium

    Raccoon Caught Scavenging In The Stands Of Paul Brown Stadium

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    On Sunday we heard whispers that there was a raccoon running loose in Paul Brown Stadium as the Bengals hosted the Cowboys. Well, now we have video. Some brave soul scooped up the masked critter and helpfully escorted him out of the section. More »
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  • Brent to sit with victim's mother at service

    Brent to sit with victim's mother at service

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Cowboys invited nose tackle Josh Brent to Tuesday's private memorial service for practice squad outside linebacker Jerry Brown.
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  • Sources: Cowboys' Bryant has fractured finger

    Sources: Cowboys' Bryant has fractured finger

    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had X-rays Monday that revealed the hand injury he suffered against the Bengals was a fractured left index finger, sources told ESPN, however his status for the final three games is up in the air.
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  • Mara says he hasn’t made up his mind on kickoffs

    Mara says he hasn’t made up his mind on kickoffs

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    Earlier this year, Giants co-owner John Mara said that the NFL is evolving toward the elimination of the kickoff.  Earlier today, he said he currently doesn’t support that outcome. “I certainly have not made up my mind on whether to eliminate the kic
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  • Analysis of an Interception: Drew Brees and the Giants

    Analysis of an Interception: Drew Brees and the Giants

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    It isn't often that you fool a quarterback like the Saints' Drew Brees, but it appears the Giants did just that on a key play to open the second half.
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  • Redskins' Shanahan says RGIII has mild sprain

    Redskins' Shanahan says RGIII has mild sprain

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III has a mild sprain of a ligament in the right knee and hasn't been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns.
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  • 49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs, who wants to play for the Giants

    49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs, who wants to play for the Giants

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    Just days after Brandon Jacobs complained about "rotting away" with the San Francisco 49ers, the team has suspended the veteran running back for the remainder of the regular season. Signed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract in early April, J…
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  • Vick, McCoy pass concussion tests, could return

    Vick, McCoy pass concussion tests, could return

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have passed concussion tests and could return to practice with the Eagles once they've been cleared by an independent neurologist.
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  • Shanahan: Griffin has Grade 1 LCL sprain

    Shanahan: Griffin has Grade 1 LCL sprain

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III has a Grade 1 sprain of his right knee and described his starting quarterback's status as "day by day."
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  • Jason Garrett: It was a hard thing to do

    Jason Garrett: It was a hard thing to do

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Cowboys came back in the fourth quarter to beat the Bengals on the road on Sunday, a feat that would be worthy of a pat on the back even if they did it without the death of teammate Jerry Brown in a car accident early Saturday morning that left defe…
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  • Ahmad Bradshaw having MRI, other tests on knee

    Ahmad Bradshaw having MRI, other tests on knee

    Running back Ahmad Bradshaw left Sunday’s win over the Saints briefly with a left knee injury, but it wasn’t a big of topic of conversation after Bradshaw returned to the game and David Wilson stole all of the attention paid to the Giants backfield wi
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  • Patience may be catching on in Dallas

    Patience may be catching on in Dallas

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    I always tell you guys that Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett isn't going anywhere, is not on the hot seat, is likely to be back next year, yada, yada, yada. And you guys always tell me I don't know what I'm talking about because Jerry Jones is a nutca…
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  • Will Giants Hold On to Win the NFC East?

    Will Giants Hold On to Win the NFC East?

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    For most of yesterday afternoon, it looked like the NFC East was in for a losing day. Dallas trailed the Bengals in Cincinnati for the majority of their game. Washington was eight points down to the Ravens with less than a minute to go without RGIII. Th…
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  • Jerry Jones had ‘volcanic’ confrontation with player in Cowboys…

    Jerry Jones had ‘volcanic’ confrontation with player in Cowboys locker room

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    These are tough days for the Dallas Cowboys, of course, both on and off the field. And in the midst of tragedy, the team appears to be fracturing at the seams. Several reports coming out of the Dallas camp indicate that after the Cowboys' win over Phila…
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  • Giants' Week 16 game moves to 4:25 p.m.

    Giants' Week 16 game moves to 4:25 p.m.

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The New York Giants' Dec. 23 game against the Ravens in Baltimore, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, has been changed to a 4:25 p.m. ET game as part of the NFL's "flex" scheduling program. All other NFC East games that week will remain at th…
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  • Eagles coordinator Todd Bowles a candidate for Temple head coac…

    Eagles coordinator Todd Bowles a candidate for Temple head coach

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    Todd Bowles has had a rough time as the Eagles’ defensive coordinator this season, but his alma mater apparently still thinks he’s a good coach. Temple University, where Bowles played in the 1980s, has contacted Bowles about its head-coaching vacancy,
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  • PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with T…

    PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Cowboys played one of the games of the day on Sunday, rallying back to beat the Bengals 20-19 by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter. Victory came after a trying couple of days for the Cowboys, who had to deal with the death of teammate Jerry Br…
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  • Bengals furious that Reggie Nelson was flagged for hit on Dez B…

    Bengals furious that Reggie Nelson was flagged for hit on Dez Bryant

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    During the third quarter of Sunday’s Cowboys-Bengals game, Dallas faced a third-and-20 and Tony Romo launched a deep ball along the sideline to Dez Bryant. For a split-second Bryant had it, but then Bengals safety Reggie Nelson came in and lowered his s
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  • Fun with the Playoff Machine

    Fun with the Playoff Machine

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    If you don't yet know about the Playoff Machine, man are you missing out. This is the interactive device that lets you go through the rest of the season, pick each remaining NFL game and see which teams make the playoffs under certain scenarios. In a di…
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  • Kickoffs Help Giants, but Future of Kickoffs Is Uncertain

    Kickoffs Help Giants, but Future of Kickoffs Is Uncertain

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    In the off-season, the N.F.L. will consider eliminating kickoffs, one of the more exciting but dangerous plays in the game.
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  • Cowboys erase 9-point deficit to beat Bengals

    Cowboys erase 9-point deficit to beat Bengals

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The grieving Cowboys rallied for a significant win on Sunday, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19 on Dan Bailey's 40-yard field goal as time ran out.
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  • Breakfast links: Undefeated!

    Breakfast links: Undefeated!

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    On Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, the Cowboys beat the Buccaneers, the Redskins beat the Lions, the Eagles beat the Falcons and the Giants beat the Steelers. All four teams in the NFC East played and won on the same day. A 4-0 day for the division whose fans li…
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  • Giants Run Away From Saints to Keep NFC East Lead

    Giants Run Away From Saints to Keep NFC East Lead

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    from Jon Wagner / SNYGiants columnist The New York Giants (8-5) were feeling the pressure prior to their kickoff against the New Orleans Saints (5-8) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Minutes earlier, they had seen their NFC East lead shrink to just a half-…
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  • Week 14 Quick Hits: Redskins Rising

    Week 14 Quick Hits: Redskins Rising

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Redskins are one the of the best zone-running teams in football. Baltimore's once-vaunted defense has struggled mightily all season against zone runs.
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  • Rookie David Wilson finally shows NY Giants life in the fast la…

    Rookie David Wilson finally shows NY Giants life in the fast lane with 3 TDs as race in the NFC East may come down to final w

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    The television cameras caught a tear from David Wilson’s left eye rolling down his face after he lost a fumble halfway through the first quarter of the first game of his NFL career in the Giants’ season-opening loss to the Cowboys.
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  • Cowboys consider requiring players to use breath-testing device…

    Cowboys consider requiring players to use breath-testing devices on their cars

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    As the Cowboys process the events of Saturday morning, which resulted in the death of linebacker Jerry Brown and the arrest of nose tackle Josh Brent on charges of intoxication manslaughter, the organization is looking for ways to avoid similar tragedie…
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  • About Last Weekend: Redskins Able to Exhale

    About Last Weekend: Redskins Able to Exhale

    grantland.com Dec 10, 2012
    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Redskins rallied to beat the Ravens, 31-28, i...
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  • Video - What if RG3 isn't back? 01:36

    What if RG3 isn't back?

    Dec 10
    How much would it hurt the Washington Redskins if they were to lose quarterback Robert Griffin III? Brian Billick weighs in.
  • Video - "The Coaches Show': Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan pulls the right strings 02:18

    "The Coaches Show': Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan pulls the right strings

    Dec 10
    Did Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan make all the right moves with Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens on the line? Brian Billick and Dennis Green discuss Shanahan's impressive decisions on the two-point conversion.
  • Video - Garrett addresses tragic situation, Bryant's health 02:48

    Garrett addresses tragic situation, Bryant's health

    Dec 10
    Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett discusses the full support the Cowboys have for defensive tackle Josh Brent and the status of wide receiver Dez Bryant's hand.
  • Video - Shanahan Updates Condition Of RG III 02:03

    Shanahan Updates Condition Of RG III

    Dec 10
    Mark Schwarz with the latest on Robert Griffin III's knee injury.

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    Dec 10
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