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NFC East News and Rumors
nydailynews.com Updated Dec 26, 2012
The Giants messed up their season so badly the last two weeks after first controlling their own destiny in the NFC East, then controlling their own destiny in the wild-card race.Share Tweet
Lorenzo Alexander finally makes it to the Pro BowlOne of the most important - and most unheralded - players in the league has finally earned external recognition for his contributions. Redskins special-teams captain Lorenzo Alexander has made it to the Pro Bowl, for the first time in his career. ViaShare TweetCNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012NEW YORK (AP) -- Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.Share TweetPerfect sense: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ranks second in the league in passer rating behind Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and has 26l touchdowns (20 passing, 6 rushing) against just five interceptions. He has led the Redskins to the…Share Tweet
Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with his brother there tooEarlier on Wednesday, we shared Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s hopes of playing on the same defense with Marcell Dareus and Aldon Smith in a group Miller compared to the Miami Heat’s trio of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Miller’s not thShare TweetIn the wake of the wreck that claimed the life of Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown, his family said they didn’t want to see Josh Brent prosecuted. The Dallas County district attorney’s office does not share that sentiment. Brent was indicShare Tweetdeadspin.com Dec 26, 2012Before the 2011 season, the Eagles brought in Jim Washburn and then Jason Babin-who's only ever thrived in Washburn's 4-3. It worked well for a year, when Babin recorded a team-record 18 sacks. Like everything else defensive-related in Philly this yearShare TweetFor a long time now -- since mid-December 2011, actually -- New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has been preaching a consistent message about his team's ability to control its own destiny and opportunity. Until their ugly loss Sunday in Baltimore, it was…Share TweetThe NFL is announcing the Pro Bowl rosters tonight at 7 p.m. ET, and we will of course keep you posted on all the NFC East-relevant selections and snubs. Remember, the fan voting counts for one-third of the Pro Bowl voting process, while votes of coache…Share Tweet
In a shocking development, Dallas unprepared for iceWith cold weather in the forecast for Sunday’s win-and-in game at Washington, you’d think the Cowboys might want to prepare outdoors. But after being caught off guard by a snow and ice storm, the Cowboys were forced to prepare inside Cowboys Stadium,Share TweetThere has, for some time now, been a school of thought that the Philadelphia Eagles might not completely part ways with Andy Reid once his time as their head coach was done. The idea would be to replace him as coach but move him into a front-office role…Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract.Share Tweet
The RG3 Christmas carol is the most precious thing ever to come out of D.C.yahoo.com Dec 26, 2012Your browser does not support iframes. Sure, you're probably holiday'ed out by this point, but this is just adorable: a group of kids singing a carol of praise to Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins' franchise-saving quarterback. These precious …Share Tweet
Cowboys-Redskins: Comparing the QBsFour days, nine hours and something like 20 minutes until kickoff of the NFC East title game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, and there is much to break down. Pro Football Focus has this Insider look at the two quar…Share Tweet
Programming note: All-NFC East teamEach week at this time, we update our running All-NFC East Team. However, this week's going to be a little different. We're doing some season wrap posts Thursday -- each division blogger doing his own -- and All-Division Teams are a part of that. So you…Share Tweet
Giants have some big decisions this offseasonWhile “wholesale changes” as pending free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora suggested aren’t consistent with the Giants’ style, there are a number of big decisions general manager Jerry Reese is going to have to make. Ralph Vacchiano of the New YoShare Tweet
Breakfast links: Ageless London FletcherWe always had scrapple for breakfast on Christmas. Long-standing tradition in my house. Day after, though, back to links. Washington Redskins Things aren't as easy as they used to be for 37-year-old Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, who looks his age…Share Tweet
Giants hope for 'stranger things'philly.com Dec 26, 2012TOM COUGHLIN looked at the four-rung ladder that the 8-7 Giants must climb on Sunday to get into the playoffs, the first step being a win over the Eagles followed by three other favorable results in the NFC East and North. "Stranger things have hap…Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Pagano Makes His ReturnDec 26Episode 238: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the impact of Chuck Pagano's return to the Colts. Merril Hoge breaks down the playoff race in the NFC. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback on an NFC bubble team has the best chance to win.
'Sound FX': Dallas Cowboys QB Tony RomoDec 26Dallas QB Tony Romo is mic'd up during the Cowboys' heartbreaking loss to the New Orleans Saints. Find out what kind words Romo had for wide receiver Dez Bryant during the game.
Josh Brent Formally IndictedDec 26Cowboys DT Josh Brent formally indicted on one count of intoxication manslaughter.
Pro Bowl Rosters AnnouncedDec 26Robert Griffin III the only rookie QB to be selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl roster.
Adrian Peterson inspires a list of the top 10 individual seasons in NFL hi…Dec 26Where does Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson rank among the 10 best NFL seasons of all time?
John Clayton's All-Pro Team GalleryDec 26John Clayton's All-Pro Team Gallery
Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson defies odds in pursuit of Eric Dickerso…Dec 26Adrian Peterson is pursuing Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record and might be producing the best season in NFL history in the process.