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Eli Manning looks refreshed from week off, and NY Giants will n…

Eli Manning looks refreshed from week off, and NY Giants will need quarterback at best for Green Bay Packers game

Reports had the ball flying out of quarterback Eli Manning’s hand with greater velocity and accuracy than at any time in the last four weeks.
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  • Philadelphia Gets Down To Brass Tacks, Just Asks Andy Reid If H…

    Philadelphia Gets Down To Brass Tacks, Just Asks Andy Reid If He's Going To Resign

    Things are so bad in Philadelphia that reporters are just asking Andy Reid if he's going to quit to save himself the indignity of being fired. The Eagles were soundly defeated by the Redskins yesterday, 31-6, bringing Philly down to 3-7 and all by itsel…
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  • Former NY Giants quarterback and CBS analyst Phil Simms scrambl…

    Former NY Giants quarterback and CBS analyst Phil Simms scrambles on ‘elite’ remark of Eli Manning

    nydailynews.com Nov 19, 2012
    It's hard believing a tough guy like Phil Simms would be troubled by reaction to his branding Eli Manning the un-elite. Yet watching a guy who spent a career on offense get so defensive Sunday on national television gives reason to believe he wished he …
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  • Ravens' Reed gets 1-game ban

    Ravens' Reed gets 1-game ban

    CNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) Baltimore Ravens star safety Ed Reed has been suspended for one game by the NFL for repeated violations of rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
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  • London Fletcher dealing with sprained ankle

    London Fletcher dealing with sprained ankle

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s consecutive games played streak is in jeopardy again. Fletcher sprained his left ankle during Sunday’s 31-6 win over the Eagles and Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com reports that Fletcher’s ankle is in a walk
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  • Redskins' Meriweather out rest of season

    Redskins' Meriweather out rest of season

    He was all over the field making plays for the Washington Redskins, and his name isn't Robert Griffin III. Now Brandon Meriweather's season is done after one game with a torn ACL in his right knee -- and right after his left knee had finally healed.
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  • Justin Tuck says Giants haven’t lost their confidence

    Justin Tuck says Giants haven’t lost their confidence

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    The Giants got back to work on Monday after their bye and returned to face the same kinds of questions they were facing before being given the week off by coach Tom Coughlin. Those questions have to do with the team’s poor play in two losses before the
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  • The Cardinals' Quarterbacking Situation Is Really, Really Hopel…

    The Cardinals' Quarterbacking Situation Is Really, Really Hopeless

    deadspin.com Nov 19, 2012
    Ah, 2011. I remember it like it was just last year. The powerfully frisky Cardinals clawed and pecked their way to 8-8 with a 7-2 finish. They beat the Eagles in Philly. They beat the Cowboys. They beat the Niners. They started woefully, but they finish…
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  • Source: Cowboys' Murray, Smith likely out

    Source: Cowboys' Murray, Smith likely out

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    The Dallas Cowboys likely will not have two of their valuable offensive talents for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Redskins.
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  • Percy Harvin’s ankle still “sore and pretty tender”

    Percy Harvin’s ankle still “sore and pretty tender”

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    Giants quarterback Eli Manning returned to work after a bye week on Monday and reported the pop was back in his arm. Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin didn’t have quite the same return to health during Minnesota’s week off. Harvin didn’t participat
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  • Gronkowski has surgery on arm

    Gronkowski has surgery on arm

    CNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) A person familiar with Rob Gronkowski's injury says the New England Patriots tight end has undergone surgery for a broken forearm.
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  • Dez Bryant: Getting booed hurt my heart

    Dez Bryant: Getting booed hurt my heart

    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had a very productive Sunday. He caught 12 passes for 145 yards to help the Cowboys come back in the second half against the Browns and ultimately win the game in overtime. That didn’t stop him from hearing boos at Cowbo
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  • Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy still in Stage 1 of concussion recov…

    Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy still in Stage 1 of concussion recovery

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    After Andy Reid said he wasn’t going to quit on the Eagles, he moved on to updating the status of quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy. Both players are recovering from concussions and both are still at the first stage of the process.
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  • ESPN Posts Robert Griffin III "'Merica" Meme To Faceb…

    ESPN Posts Robert Griffin III "'Merica" Meme To Facebook, Enrages Facebook Users

    deadspin.com Nov 19, 2012
    ESPN's SportsCenter Facebook page attempted to capitalize on Robert Griffin III's solid game against the Eagles yesterday by posting the mangled meme you see above. In addition to the expected racist arguments, among the 1,000-so comments were dozens of…
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  • Eagles' Reid: Resigning would be a 'cop-out'

    Eagles' Reid: Resigning would be a 'cop-out'

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    Andy Reid said Monday that he won't resign as the Philadelphia Eagles' coach because quitting on his team would be a "cop out" after he has asked the players to keep fighting.
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  • Jerry Jones downplays Sunday chat with Holmgren

    Jerry Jones downplays Sunday chat with Holmgren

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    Mike Holmgren’s tenure with the Browns doesn’t officially come to an end until the year is out, so he was in Dallas with the team on Sunday. After a week filled with talk about Holmgren’s interest in coaching the Cowboys and Jerry Jones’ appreciat
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  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Nobody has lined up and beaten us

    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Nobody has lined up and beaten us

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    The Eagles have lost six straight games and are coming off a 31-6 pasting at the hands of a 4-6 Redskins team on Sunday afternoon. Players seem resigned to the fact that coach Andy Reid will be gone in the near future, although it seems that Reid will r…
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  • The Gruden leverage game accelerates

    The Gruden leverage game accelerates

    profootballtalk.com Nov 19, 2012
    Next week, when the Panthers and Eagles prepare to square off on Monday Night Football, one of the guys from the ESPN broadcast team eventually could end up being a candidate to coach not one but both of the teams that will be playing. Awkward. Indeed, …
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  • Total QBR: RG3 great, but not 'perfect'

    Total QBR: RG3 great, but not 'perfect'

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III earned a perfect score of 158.3 in Sunday's victory on the traditional NFL passer rating scale. He's the fourth quarterback in the last five years to do that in a game. Yet his Total QBR -- the stat tha…
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  • Breakfast links: Eagles sink to the bottom

    Breakfast links: Eagles sink to the bottom

    ESPN.com Nov 19, 2012
    Yeah, a couple of teams gained ground on the idle first-place Giants in the NFC East race. But the way the division's teams played for most of the day Sunday, it's clearer than ever that, if the Giants don't win this division, they will have themselves …
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  • NFC East: Cowboys Escape Browns; Eagles Crushed By Skins

    NFC East: Cowboys Escape Browns; Eagles Crushed By Skins

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 19, 2012
    The Dallas Cowboys did everything they could early on Sunday to hand the Cleveland Browns a victory. Unfortunately for the Browns, they couldn’t take advantage, blowing a 13-0 halftime lead and eventually falling to the Cowboys in overtime, 23-20. The w
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  • Video - Cowboys outlast Browns in OT 02:12

    Cowboys outlast Browns in OT

    Nov 19
    ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer and Jean-Jacques Taylor discuss the Dallas Cowboys' 23-20 overtime victory against the Cleveland Browns and what it means going forward.
  • Video - Andy Reid Won't Quit 01:18

    Andy Reid Won't Quit

    Nov 19
    Andy Reid says he won't resign as Philadelphia's coach because quitting on his team would be a "cop-out."
  • Video - Mint Condition: Catching Up With Lomas Brown 03:31

    Mint Condition: Catching Up With Lomas Brown

    Nov 19
    Former Pro Bowl lineman and Super Bowl champion Lomas Brown discusses his sports memorabilia experiences, including the craziest autograph request he's ever gotten.
  • Video - More Surprising: Irish Or Eagles? 03:54

    More Surprising: Irish Or Eagles?

    Nov 19
    Ron Jaworski and Mike Golic debate whether Notre Dame or Philadelphia has had a more surprising season.

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