This is the December 13, 2012 news archive. View today's NFC East rumors and news.

NFC East News and Rumors

Bengals rally in second half for important win over Eagles

Bengals rally in second half for important win over Eagles

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Dec 13, 2012
A turnover-fueled second half scoring barrage kept the Cincinnati Bengals from taking a costly blow to their postseason hopes in a 34-13 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. The win temporarily moves the Bengals (8-6) into the final playo…
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Marvin McNutt With The Own-Punt Block To End All Others: Eagles…

    Marvin McNutt With The Own-Punt Block To End All Others: Eagles-Bengals, In One GIF

    deadspin.com Dec 13, 2012
    Bengals 34, Eagles 13: Well, that was something. For those that actually watched every second of this abomination of a football game-and from that club I exclude myself-I challenge anyone to explain where the redeeming value was in staging such a cont
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Dalton’s fumbles cause problems for the Bengals

    Dalton’s fumbles cause problems for the Bengals

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Heading into Thursday night, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had two fumbles this season. In the second quarter on Thursday night, Dalton had two more. Those two fumbles, both in Bengals territory, led to two Eagles field goals, and Philadelphia came ba…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Cowboys' Bryant says he's playing against Steelers

    Cowboys' Bryant says he's playing against Steelers

    Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant says he will play with a broken finger Sunday against Pittsburgh and there are signs that it might not be wishful thinking.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Eagles' Vick, McCoy, Celek all out vs. Bengals

    Eagles' Vick, McCoy, Celek all out vs. Bengals

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Dec 13, 2012
    Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, running LeSean McCoy and tight end Brent Celek are all out against the Cincinnati Bengals as they recover from concussions.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • ESPN admits Rob Parker’s RG3 comments were inappropriate

    ESPN admits Rob Parker’s RG3 comments were inappropriate

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Several hours after an ESPN commentator questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is authentically black, ESPN said those comments were out of line. In a statement released by an ESPN spokesman, the network said, “The comments were inap
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Countdown Live: Bengals-Eagles

    Countdown Live: Bengals-Eagles

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for Thursday night football between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Bengals-Eagles
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Andy Reid wants to coach someone in 2013

    Andy Reid wants to coach someone in 2013

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Owner Jeffrey Lurie still has to actually drop the axe on the guy who has coached the team since 1999, but it’s been widely believed for some time that the Eagles are going to part ways with Andy Reid after this season. Reid’s name has already come up
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • How you feeling? Eagles-Bengals

    How you feeling? Eagles-Bengals

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to host the Cincinnati Bengals in a prime-time Thursday night game, here's one reason for Eagles fans to feel good about the game and one reason for concern. Feeling good: Well, for the first time in a couple of months…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Source: Redskins won't tab QB 'til Sunday

    Source: Redskins won't tab QB 'til Sunday

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Robert Griffin III's knee is looking better as the quarterback practiced again Thursday but the Washington Redskins do not plan to announce their starting quarterback until Sunday, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • PFT on NBC Sports Network catches up with Santana Moss

    PFT on NBC Sports Network catches up with Santana Moss

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    There’s been no shortage of attention paid to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee injury this week and we’ll spend a little time during Thursday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network hearing about how Griffin looks from one of his r
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Eagles will pay Mike Patterson

    Eagles will pay Mike Patterson

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Well, that was quick. The Eagles have decided to not to reduce the salary of defensive tackle Mike Patterson after his placement on the non-football illness list. Patterson, who began the season on the non-football illness list after surgery to repair a…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Thursday Robert Griffin III injury update

    Thursday Robert Griffin III injury update

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    The reports from Washington Redskins practice on Thursday indicated that quarterback Robert Griffin III was moving around better on his injured knee. But you shouldn't expect to know until Sunday morning whether Griffin will start for the Redskins again…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Dallas' Ratliff has surgery for sports hernia

    Dallas' Ratliff has surgery for sports hernia

    The Dallas Cowboys' Jay Ratliff underwent surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday in Philadelphia, and a team source said the nose tackle "most likely" will be placed on injured reserve.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • ESPN commentator on RG3: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not real…

    ESPN commentator on RG3: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III recently said in a recent interview that he didn’t want to be defined as an African-American quarterback. One ESPN commentator says that raises questions about Griffin. In fact, ESPN’s Rob Parker said Thursday m
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Shanahan says RG3 “better” at practice, “more comfortable”

    Shanahan says RG3 “better” at practice, “more comfortable”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, allowing a little optimism, said quarterback Robert Griffin III did “better” at practice Thursday on his sprained right knee. “You could see he was more comfortable,” Shanahan said, via Stephen Whyno of the Washington
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Robert Griffin III Will Make You Forget That Dan Snyder Is An A…

    Robert Griffin III Will Make You Forget That Dan Snyder Is An Awful Person

    deadspin.com Dec 13, 2012
    Drew Magary's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. More »
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Giants not sure how long Kenny Phillips will be out

    Giants not sure how long Kenny Phillips will be out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin had the status of several injured players to update on Thursday and there wasn’t much good news for three of the team’s starters. Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Coughlin said safety Kenny Phillips did suffer a
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Josh Brent's Blood Alcohol Content Was More Than Twice The Lega…

    Josh Brent's Blood Alcohol Content Was More Than Twice The Legal Limit When He Flipped His Car

    Irving police arrested Cowboys DT Josh Brent for "intoxication manslaughter," so we knew that he was under the influence when he flipped his car in the crash that ultimately led to Jerry Brown's death. Now, the Dallas Morning News reports that…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Happy Birthday, Ryan Boys! Looking Back At 100 Combined Years O…

    Happy Birthday, Ryan Boys! Looking Back At 100 Combined Years Of Rex and Rob

    deadspin.com Dec 13, 2012
    Rex and Rob Ryan turn 50 today. That's 100 years of Oklahoma-born, Ontario-raised, Illinois-and-Oklahoma-schooled, good-ole-boy-defensive-mastermindedness. We take this moment to look back fondly on all the joy the two-seen here in their college days-
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Week 15 Picks: Will RGIII play? And if so, will he be the guy w…

    Week 15 Picks: Will RGIII play? And if so, will he be the guy we…

    CNNSI.com Dec 13, 2012
    Will RGIII play? And if so, will he be the guy we've known? That could make all the difference for a Redskins team that needs wins to stay in the hunt. Peter King picks Week 15.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Expanded NFL playoffs: Yay or nay?

    Expanded NFL playoffs: Yay or nay?

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the league would spend the next few months considering playoff expansion. But is the idea even worth exploring? Would further expansion of the playoff field be good for the game or the fans? Our NFL experts…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Ben says Cowboys are America’s team, Steelers are the world’s t…

    Ben says Cowboys are America’s team, Steelers are the world’s team

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a playful shot at Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in talking to reporters on Wednesday, and in the process made a statement that he thinks the Steelers have the top fan base in the NFL. “He plays for ‘America
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Defenses will decide the NFC East

    Defenses will decide the NFC East

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Can the New York Giants' pass rush perk up and help a Big Blue defense that held the Falcons offense scoreless during the playoffs last season repeat that performance Sunday in Atlanta? Can the two men the Dallas Cowboys brought in to be shutdown corner…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Stephen Jones expects Garrett to remain Cowboys coach

    Stephen Jones expects Garrett to remain Cowboys coach

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    At various points this season, there’s been speculation about whether or not Jason Garrett would return as Cowboys coach in 2013. Those questions won’t go away completely until we’re actually into the offseason without a change coming to Dallas, but
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • David Wilson tells co-workers to stop flipping out

    David Wilson tells co-workers to stop flipping out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    While many people are flipping out about about his celebration, Giants rookie running back David Wilson just wants everyone to “relax.” Wilson’s post-touchdown backflip drew some cross looks from the normally buttoned-down Giants. “I told him seve
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bucs’ Michael Bennett hula dances to campaign for Pro Bowl vote…

    Bucs’ Michael Bennett hula dances to campaign for Pro Bowl votes

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    After sacking Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on Sunday, Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett got up and did a hula dance. And in case that was too subtle, Bennett wants to make it perfectly clear: That was his way of hinting that people should vote t…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Breakfast links: RG III on race

    Breakfast links: RG III on race

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    New York Giants Justin Tuck, who is apparently something of a Nervous Nellie, would like David Wilson to stop doing backflips after he scores touchdowns. Eli Manning, who's more of a bottom-line kind of guy, likes the backflips because it means there's …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Should Jason Garrett return for next season? 02:33

    Should Jason Garrett return for next season?

    Dec 13
    Lomas Brown and Cassidy Hubbarth discuss whether Jason Garrett should return as Cowboys head coach next season.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:20

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 13
    Cold Hard Facts looks at the top games of the week.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Steelers-Cowboys 01:00

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Steelers-Cowboys

    Dec 13
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Pittsburgh at Dallas
  • Video - Will Nick Foles be the Eagles' new franchise quarterback? 00:56

    Will Nick Foles be the Eagles' new franchise quarterback?

    Dec 13
    Derrick Gunn joins "Around the League" to discuss whether or not he believes Nick Foles should be the Philadelphia Eagles' franchise quarterback.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: NFL Week 15 Picks

    Dec 13
    Peter King: NFL Week 15 Picks
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 15 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Dec 13
    Expand the playoffs? It's a question of when, not if, John Clayton writes.