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nydailynews.com Updated Dec 12, 2012
Victor Cruz doesn’t make his teammates nervous when he does his harmless salsa dance routine after he scores a touchdown. A couple of quick moves and it’s over. But even Cruz cringed when rookie running back David Wilson made it into the end zone threUpvote Share Tweet
If I told you roughly six weeks ago that we’d be seriously discussing the Redskins making a playoff push in December, you’d either laugh at me or call me a blind homer with cult-like devotion. What a difference a month-and-a-half makes! After beatingUpvote Share TweetNFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he is likely to meet with Josh Brent soon after the arrest of the Cowboys nose tackle for intoxication manslaughter charge as a result of a car accident that led to the death of teammate Jerry Brown.Upvote Share TweetA fight is brewing between the Eagles and one of their key defensive players. As we reported earlier in the day, the Eagles have placed defensive tackle Mike Patterson on the non-football illness list, following his hospitalization for viral pneumonia. …Upvote Share Tweet
Robert Griffin, Jay Cutler headline Week 15”²s initial practice participation reportsyahoo.com Updated Dec 12, 2012We begin our look at the key injuries in the NFL with the Thursday Night Football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles. For the Bengals, first round cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (head/illness) has been ruled out, while kicker Mike N…Upvote Share TweetSeveral Washington players are really hoping Santa Claus is a Redskins fan, and Alfred Morris may have proven that it is, in fact, A Wonderful Life. According to Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post, children at the Redskins’ community event at Macy’s oUpvote Share TweetThis is the third in a three-part series, which has run this afternoon and evening, on critical injury situations in the NFC East as Sunday's games get closer. Part III deals with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who has a broken left index fing…Upvote Share TweetGiants defensive end Justin Tuck wants rookie David Wilson to stop backflipping after scoring touchdowns.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 12, 2012Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles 8 p.m. ET, NFL Network Two of the NFL's longest-tenured head coaches will be on the sidelines when the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles square off at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night. Andy Rei…Upvote Share TweetThree days after spraining his knee, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was just a little gimpy on the practice field and very cagey behind the microphoneUpvote Share TweetThis is the second in a three-part series, which will run this afternoon and evening, on critical injury situations in the NFC East as Sunday's games get closer. Part II is about New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who now has a sprained knee i…Upvote Share TweetMichael Vick and LeSean McCoy have been ruled out for the Philadelphia Eagles' game against Cincinnati on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Garrett floored by forgiveness shown by Jerry Brown’s motherThe memorial service for former Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown was moving for the team at many levels. But Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he was amazed by the compassion shown by Brown’s mother, Stacey Jackson. After losing her son in a one-car wreckUpvote Share TweetIt's Todd McShay's Mock 1.0 , and who cares that there are three games left in the regular season? It's never too early to talk draft. Todd's mock is based on the current draft order, as it would stand if the season ended today, and at No. 4 in the firs…Upvote Share TweetWashington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ranks second among NFC quarterbacks in the most recent round of fan voting for the Pro Bowl, behind only Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers has 652,807 votes to Griffin's 537,459. Griffin w…Upvote Share Tweet
What's the Eagles' future at cornerback?Paul Domowitch is looking into the Philadelphia Eagles' future. And while he acknowledges that the biggest offseason decisions the team faces are at head coach and quarterback, there are obviously other big decisions beyond that. So Paul today is lookin…Upvote Share Tweet
Thursday Matchup: Bengals at Eaglesnytimes.com Updated Dec 12, 2012Cincinnati's Geno Atkins is having one of the most dominant seasons by a defensive tackle this decade, and the Eagles may have a hard time stopping him.Upvote Share TweetSome things are easy. If you (a) watched the New York Giants' game Sunday and (b) knew there was such an award as NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, you would have automatically assumed Giants rookie kick returner David Wilson would win that award. H…Upvote Share Tweet
Osi Umenyiora: There’s no question we’re the best team in footballUnder Tom Coughlin, the Giants have turned the overly aggressive crowing of other players and teams to great inspirational effect. “Talk is cheap, play the game” has been a mantra of sorts for the team and it is one that’s served them fairly well. IUpvote Share TweetBarring a really unforseen circumstance, Giants wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz won’t be on the field at the same time as Atlanta’s Julio Jones and Roddy White. That doesn’t mean they won’t be competing. White said earlier this year onUpvote Share Tweetgiantsfootballblog.com Updated Dec 12, 2012Back to work for the Giants today. Three games left and they’ll most likely need all three to take the NFC East. Here’s the latest:Upvote Share Tweet
Morris, Morgan express confidence in Kirk CousinsAs Sunday approaches, the Redskins will eventually put in three days of practice and, more importantly, generate reports reflecting whether and to what extent quarterback Robert Griffin III was able to practice with a Grade 1 sprain to the LCL in his ri…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Redskins On Playoff PushDec 12Episode 236: Robert Flores and Chris Mortensen discuss the Redskins playoff chances. Steve Young breaks down the biggest concerns for the Texans. The NFL32 crew discuss which wide receiver tandem will impact Sunday's Giants-Falcons game.
Redskins RB Alfred Morris: RG3 'looked good' in practiceDec 12Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris joins "Around the League" to discuss QB Robert Griffin III's health and backup Kirk Cousins' performance as Morris celebrates his 24th birthday.
Blogger Blitz: Giants-Falcons PreviewDec 12NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks with NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas about this weekend's game between the Giants and Falcons
The need for a kneeDec 12Kurt Warner joins "Around the League" to discuss the effect of Robert Griffin III's injury.
Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …Dec 12Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.