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Christian Ponder says he expects to play against Seattle

Christian Ponder says he expects to play against Seattle

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 11, 2013
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder suffered a shoulder dislocation to his non-throwing shoulder in Thursday night’s victory over the Washington Redskins. The injury hasn’t appeared to be that serious with the Vikings hoping to make a decisio…
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  • Kelly likes what he sees in Foles

    Kelly likes what he sees in Foles

    Nick Foles' last two games have revitalized the Eagles season and brought the team back to a first-place tie in the NFC East entering Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.
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  • Giants go silent after getting back into NFC East race

    Giants go silent after getting back into NFC East race

    nydailynews.com Nov 11, 2013
    The Giants sure were chirpy back when they were 0-6 and talking openly about winning the rest of their games. They weren’t shy about saying how much better they were than their record, and how they expected to get back in the playoff race.
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  • Giants Face Big Decision Over Nicks’s Future

    Giants Face Big Decision Over Nicks’s Future

    nytimes.com Nov 11, 2013
    Hakeem Nicks has been a productive receiver in recent years, but with no touchdowns this season, he may be losing value to the team.
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  • Redskins expected to promote Nick Williams

    Redskins expected to promote Nick Williams

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    During the summer, Nick Williams left an impression. He ran good routes from the slot, the one punt he returned went for 29 yards and he impressed in practices with his under-the-radar game. He'll now finally get a chance to see what he can do on an NFL…
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  • Weatherford: Toughest year of my career

    Weatherford: Toughest year of my career

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Some weeks, it's been punt returns for touchdowns. Other weeks, it's been a low net average. It just hasn't been an easy season for New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford. "It's been the toughest of my career," Weath…
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  • Sources: Cowboys LB Lee to miss 3-4 weeks

    Sources: Cowboys LB Lee to miss 3-4 weeks

    If the Dallas Cowboys want to stay atop the NFC East, they will have to do so without star linebacker Sean Lee for the next three to four weeks, sources told ESPN.com.
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  • Giants still not that impressed with selves

    Giants still not that impressed with selves

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The narrative intrudes from the outside, breathlessly, from week to week. Players in NFL locker rooms face cameras and notebooks wielded by people in need of comment on whatever latest turn the story has taken. This week with th…
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  • To contend, Eagles must win at home

    To contend, Eagles must win at home

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA -- Chip Kelly made a wisecrack about it, but the Philadelphia Eagles’ home losing streak is no longer a laughing matter – not with a division title at stake. It was one thing when Andy Reid’s 4-12 Eagles team lost its last six home games of…
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  • Redskins hope to repeat history in NFC East

    Redskins hope to repeat history in NFC East

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    The Washington Redskins find themselves in a familiar spot, one that launched a seven-game win streak a year ago. They were 3-6 then. They're 3-6 now.
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  • Doughty accepts blame; sees improvement

    Doughty accepts blame; sees improvement

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- They wanted to surprise Minnesota. Instead, it surprised the Washington Redskins. And Reed Doughty blamed himself for the confusion. In the third quarter of Washington’s 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Doughty, the up-back in punt f…
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  • Kenny Vaccaro says he’ll miss Week 11 with a concussion

    Kenny Vaccaro says he’ll miss Week 11 with a concussion

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2013
    The Saints beat the Cowboys by a comfortable 49-17 margin on Sunday night, but they did suffer one loss in their secondary. Safety Kenny Vaccaro posted on Instagram that he will miss the team’s Week 11 date with the 49ers after suffering a concussion ag…
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  • Saints' Vaccaro says he's out against 49ers

    Saints' Vaccaro says he's out against 49ers

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 11, 2013
    New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro said via his Instagram account that he won't play next Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers after sustaining a concussion in Sunday night's victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
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  • How Peter King Got His (Late) Dog Because Of The Redskins

    How Peter King Got His (Late) Dog Because Of The Redskins

    deadspin.com Nov 11, 2013
    It's almost not fair to write about putting down an aged dog, because there's no possible way you can read it and not get misty-eyed. (Bill Simmons's piece on his late dog remains one of the best things he's ever written). Today it's Peter King's turn t…
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  • Was Jones' choice on offense wrong, too?

    Was Jones' choice on offense wrong, too?

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Nov 11, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- After the disastrous 49-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones outwardly lamented the decision to fire Rob Ryan and hire Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator. “We thought that it was bes…
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  • Dez Bryant on two passes his way: I just do as asked

    Dez Bryant on two passes his way: I just do as asked

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2013
    The condition of Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s back was an issue for much of last week as Bryant missed a practice amid reports that the team had concerns about disc problems. Those reports were denied by both team and player, but there were more q…
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  • Cowboys can't escape .500 funk

    Cowboys can't escape .500 funk

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Dallas Cowboys continue to be the NFL definition of mediocre. Here they are, stuck in the middle again with a 5-5 record as they head into their bye week fresh off a 49-17 blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints. This is a franchise th…
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  • Rob Ryan Had Drinks With Saints Fans After Beating The Cowboys

    Rob Ryan Had Drinks With Saints Fans After Beating The Cowboys

    deadspin.com Nov 11, 2013
    The Wolfman seems to have made a habit out of celebrating home victories with a trip to a New Orleans dive bar. After his Saints beat the Cowboys last night, Ryan was once again spotted in Ms. Mae's, buying rounds for everyone in the house. Read more...
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  • PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Charean Williams

    PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Charean Williams

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2013
    The Cowboys got blown out by the Saints on Sunday night, leaving them with a 5-5 record and a share of first place in the NFC East heading into their bye week. Mike Florio will welcome Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to PFT Live on Mond…
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  • Dwayne Harris takes late hit

    Dwayne Harris takes late hit

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- While there was no penalty called, it seems the NFL most likely will take a look at the late shove administered by the Saints Kevin Reddick on the Cowboys Dwayne Harris during Sunday night's game. As Harris was returning a first-quarter k…
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  • Andre Brown wasn’t expecting 30 carries

    Andre Brown wasn’t expecting 30 carries

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2013
    So much for easing Andre Brown back into the lineup. The Giants leaned on the running back in his first game back since a second broken leg, giving him 30 carries in their win over the Raiders. “I carried it 30 times?” Brown said, via Ralph Vacchiano of…
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  • McCarthy promises action after latest Packers fold

    McCarthy promises action after latest Packers fold

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2013
    It’s rare to see Packers coach Mike McCarthy show a lot of emotion, but his team apparently saw plenty of it yesterday. And from the tone and text of his remarks after an embarrassing 27-13 loss to the Eagles, changes could be coming soon. “I’m disappoi…
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  • No excuse for Dez to be targeted only twice

    No excuse for Dez to be targeted only twice

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS – If a receiver has ever had a right to rant about his role in the offense, Dez Bryant did Sunday night. It’s simply ridiculous for a receiver that talented to be targeted only twice in a game. Bryant didn’t have a ball thrown his direction …
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  • Terrelle Pryor: Knee gave me trouble throughout game

    Terrelle Pryor: Knee gave me trouble throughout game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2013
    All week, the Raiders and quarterback Terrelle Pryor downplayed the severity of a sprained MCL in Pryor’s knee, but Pryor was singing a different tune after Oakland’s 24-20 loss to the Giants. Pryor had an awful game throwing the ball, completing just 1…
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  • Upon Further Review: Eagles Week 10

    Upon Further Review: Eagles Week 10

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Taking a look at four storylines from the Philadelphia Eagles' 27-13 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Nick Foles is flirting with history. Foles has thrown 16 touchdown passes this season without an intercept…
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  • Upon Further Review: Giants Week 10

    Upon Further Review: Giants Week 10

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A review of four hot issues from the New York Giants' 24-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders: Finally a running game? In his first game back since breaking his leg in the preseason finale, Andre Brown ran for 115 yards and a tou…
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  • Jerry Jones: Replacing Ryan with Kiffin doesn’t look good right…

    Jerry Jones: Replacing Ryan with Kiffin doesn’t look good right now

    Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin could do nothing to stop the Saints’ offense on Sunday night, while Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan’s defense held the Cowboys in check. After the game, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones admit…
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  • About Last Weekend: Cowboys Get Corralled

    About Last Weekend: Cowboys Get Corralled

    grantland.com Nov 11, 2013
    In case you were busy playing quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: In a Sunday-night battle of divi...
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  • Video - Tony Romo Or Nick Foles? 02:41

    Tony Romo Or Nick Foles?

    Nov 11
    Marcellus Wiley and Max Kellerman debate whether they'd trust Tony Romo or Nick Foles more for the rest of the season.
  • Video - Ian Rapoport: Dallas Cowboys miss Rob Ryan 00:28

    Ian Rapoport: Dallas Cowboys miss Rob Ryan

    Nov 11
    Ian Rapoport reports that some Dallas Cowboys players told him they wish Rob Ryan, who's now with the New Orleans Saints, still was their defensive coordinator.
  • Video - Cowboys LB Lee Out 3-4 Weeks 05:23

    Cowboys LB Lee Out 3-4 Weeks

    Nov 11
    Eric Allen discusses what the hamstring injury to Cowboys LB Sean Lee will mean for Dallas' defense.
  • Video - Brotherly Love 02:08

    Brotherly Love

    Nov 11
    Redskins FB Darrel Young emerged in the Week 9 spotlight with 3 rushing TDs. Young talks about how he has been motivated by his brother, Sgt. 1st Class David Young Jr., who watched the Redskins from his tent when he was deployed in Afghanistan.

Sports Columnists

  • NFC Is About to Get Real

    Nov 11
    One non-Incognito point to ponder this morning, prompted by non-stat-geek Mike Florio and based on 2013 NFL history: If Indianapolis is 20 points better than San Francisco, and San Francisco 24 points better than St. Louis, and Indianapolis plays St. Lo…
  • Don Banks: Saints find their ground game, and reason for the NFC to worry

    Nov 11
    NEW ORLEANS -- Maybe it wouldn't have made a bit of difference. Maybe even if Cowboys linebacker and leading tackler Sean Lee hadn't pulled a hamstring early in the second quarter, or defensive tackle and sack leader Jason Hatcher hadn't sat out with a …