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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…
Marvin McNutt With The Own-Punt Block To End All Others: Eagles-Bengals, In One GIFUpdated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetBengals 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 contShare TweetHeading 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…Share TweetDallas 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.Share TweetEagles quarterback Michael Vick, running LeSean McCoy and tight end Brent Celek are all out against the Cincinnati Bengals as they recover from concussions.Share TweetSeveral 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 inapShare TweetJoin 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-EaglesShare TweetOwner 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 upShare TweetAs 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…
Source: Redskins won't tab QB 'til SundayUpdated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetRobert 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.Share TweetThere’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 rShare TweetWell, 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…Share TweetThe 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…Share TweetThe 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.
ESPN commentator on RG3: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really”Updated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetRedskins 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 mShare TweetRedskins 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
Robert Griffin III Will Make You Forget That Dan Snyder Is An Awful PersonUpdated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetDrew Magary's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. More »
Giants not sure how long Kenny Phillips will be outUpdated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetGiants 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 aShare TweetIrving 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…
Happy Birthday, Ryan Boys! Looking Back At 100 Combined Years Of Rex and RobUpdated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetRex 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-
Week 15 Picks: Will RGIII play? And if so, will he be the guy we…Updated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetWill 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.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetCommissioner 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…Share TweetSteelers 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
Defenses will decide the NFC EastUpdated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetCan 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…Share TweetAt 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, butShare TweetWhile 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
Bucs’ Michael Bennett hula dances to campaign for Pro Bowl votesUpdated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetAfter 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…
Breakfast links: RG III on raceUpdated Dec 13, 2012 Share TweetNew 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 …
Should Jason Garrett return for next season?Dec 13Lomas Brown and Cassidy Hubbarth discuss whether Jason Garrett should return as Cowboys head coach next season.
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Peter King: NFL Week 15 PicksDec 13Peter King: NFL Week 15 Picks
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