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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Marvin McNutt With The Own-Punt Block To End All Others: Eagles-Bengals, In One GIFBengals 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 contUpvote Share 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…Upvote 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.Upvote 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.Upvote 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 inapUpvote Share 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-EaglesUpvote Share 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 upUpvote Share 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Redskins won't tab QB 'til SundayRobert 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 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 rUpvote Share 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…Upvote 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…Upvote 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.Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN commentator on RG3: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really”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 mUpvote Share 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 WashingtonUpvote Share Tweet
Robert Griffin III Will Make You Forget That Dan Snyder Is An Awful PersonDrew 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 outGiants 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 aUpvote Share 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Happy Birthday, Ryan Boys! Looking Back At 100 Combined Years Of Rex and RobRex 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 we…CNNSI.com Dec 13, 2012Will 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 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…Upvote 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 ‘AmericaUpvote Share Tweet
Defenses will decide the NFC EastCan 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 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, butUpvote Share 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 seveUpvote Share Tweet
Bucs’ Michael Bennett hula dances to campaign for Pro Bowl votesAfter 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 raceNew 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
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.
NFL Cold Hard FactsDec 13Cold Hard Facts looks at the top games of the week.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Steelers-CowboysDec 13The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Pittsburgh at Dallas
Will Nick Foles be the Eagles' new franchise quarterback?Dec 13Derrick Gunn joins "Around the League" to discuss whether or not he believes Nick Foles should be the Philadelphia Eagles' franchise quarterback.
Peter King: NFL Week 15 PicksDec 13Peter King: NFL Week 15 Picks
Biggest NFL games of Week 15 -- John Clayton's First & 10Dec 13Expand the playoffs? It's a question of when, not if, John Clayton writes.