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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 monthsUpvote Share Tweet
Myers: Big Blue finds swagger to make run at repeatnydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012Line ’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 monthsUpvote Share Tweet
Raccoon Caught Scavenging In The Stands Of Paul Brown Stadiumdeadspin.com Dec 10, 2012On 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 »Upvote Share TweetThe Cowboys invited nose tackle Josh Brent to Tuesday's private memorial service for practice squad outside linebacker Jerry Brown.Upvote Share TweetCowboys 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Mara says he hasn’t made up his mind on kickoffsEarlier 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 kicUpvote Share TweetIt 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.Upvote Share TweetASHBURN, 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.Upvote Share TweetJust 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…Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (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.Upvote Share TweetWashington 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."Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetRunning 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 wiUpvote Share Tweet
Patience may be catching on in DallasI 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Will Giants Hold On to Win the NFC East?giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012For 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…Upvote Share TweetThese 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants' Week 16 game moves to 4:25 p.m.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…Upvote Share TweetTodd 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,Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with Tom CurranThe 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…Upvote Share TweetDuring 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 sUpvote Share TweetIf 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Kickoffs Help Giants, but Future of Kickoffs Is UncertainIn the off-season, the N.F.L. will consider eliminating kickoffs, one of the more exciting but dangerous plays in the game.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Undefeated!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…Upvote Share Tweetgiantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012from 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-…Upvote Share Tweet
Week 14 Quick Hits: Redskins RisingThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
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 wnydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys consider requiring players to use breath-testing devices on their carsAs 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…Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Dec 10, 2012In 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...Upvote Share Tweet
What if RG3 isn't back?Dec 10How much would it hurt the Washington Redskins if they were to lose quarterback Robert Griffin III? Brian Billick weighs in.
"The Coaches Show': Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan pulls the right stringsDec 10Did 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.
Garrett addresses tragic situation, Bryant's healthDec 10Dallas 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.
Shanahan Updates Condition Of RG IIIDec 10Mark Schwarz with the latest on Robert Griffin III's knee injury.
Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …Dec 10Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.