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NY Giants would be wrong to take Trent Richardson and Cleveland…

NY Giants would be wrong to take Trent Richardson and Cleveland Browns lightly

nydailynews.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
There are no such things as breathers in the NFL, particularly if you’re the defending Super Bowl champions like the Giants.But the natural inclination would be to look at a young team like the Browns and think that way.
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  • Picking apart the Week Five picks

    Picking apart the Week Five picks

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    Every Thursday, MDS joins PFT Live to discuss our game picks for the coming week. This week, we disagree on two games - Cardinals at Rams (which is going on right now) and Falcons at Redskins. We also each have one game that makes us nervous.  For MDS,
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  • Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t having fun

    Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t having fun

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    Earlier this week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said during an appearance on Pro Football Talk that Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is the one young defender who makes Lewis say, “Wow!” For Pierre-Paul, nothing about football is making him say â
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  • Jason Peters thinks he can play this season

    Jason Peters thinks he can play this season

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    Eagles left tackle Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon in March, had it surgically repaired, and then ruptured it again in May. Describing his offseason like that, you might think that it goes without saying that Peters won’t play until the 2013 s
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  • Film review: Demetress Bell vs. the Giants

    Film review: Demetress Bell vs. the Giants

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    It appears as though Demetress Bell, who was signed in the summer to replace the injured Jason Peters but lost his job in training camp to King Dunlap, is going to be the Philadelphia Eagles' starting left tackle again Sunday and possibly for the forese…
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  • Browns S Ward practices despite broken thumb

    Browns S Ward practices despite broken thumb

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Browns starting safety T.J. Ward is practicing with a broken right thumb and could play this Sunday against the New York Giants.
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  • Pierre Garçon says he won’t be 100 percent for a while

    Pierre Garçon says he won’t be 100 percent for a while

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Redskins got wide receiver Pierre Garçon back for Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers, although it was clear he wasn’t 100 percent recovered from his foot injury during the game. Garçon’s biggest play came when he fell on a Robert Griffin III fum
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  • Not playing Sun.: Giants' Nicks

    Not playing Sun.: Giants' Nicks

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks won't play in Sunday's game against Cleveland because of recurring left foot and knee problems.
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  • Cowboys' line was penalty-free Monday

    Cowboys' line was penalty-free Monday

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Here's another silver lining from the Dallas Cowboys' miserable Monday night loss to the Chicago Bears: They weren't whistled for one single false-start penalty in the entire game. Hey, I'm trying here. As you can see from Todd Archer's penalty breakdow…
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  • Aldrick Robinson recovers from pregame collision

    Aldrick Robinson recovers from pregame collision

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    Before Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather ran into receiver Aldrick Robinson, who was walking with his head down. Robinson was knocked unconscious. Amazingly, Robinson has been cleared to play. Even more amazingly,
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  • Film review: Will Beatty handled Trent Cole

    Film review: Will Beatty handled Trent Cole

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    I have attempted another "all-22" breakdown using the NFL Game Rewind app, and this time I went through Sunday night's game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles with a specific focus on the left tackles. I will have a post u…
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  • Brandon Boykin not sure what “candy bar” meant, doesn’t care

    Brandon Boykin not sure what “candy bar” meant, doesn’t care

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin didn’t really know what Steelers receiver Antonio Brown meant when he called him a “candy bar,” though he surmised it was not a compliment. “It’s up to me to do what I got to do to make sure they don’t treat me
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  • LeSean McCoy has taunted tacklers with his own name

    LeSean McCoy has taunted tacklers with his own name

    yahoo.com Oct 4, 2012
    All right, this is fairly awesome: over the weekend, word began spreading that Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has used a clever catchphrase as he's juked would-be tacklers: his own last name. Andrew Taglianetti, a senior at Pittsburgh and…
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  • Robert Griffin III, Offensive Rookie of Month

    Robert Griffin III, Offensive Rookie of Month

    The Washington Redskins announced Thursday that their rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September. This strikes me as something of a no-brainer selection, as his closest competition likely…
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  • Adjusted cap shows $32.5 million spread between Jags and Redski…

    Adjusted cap shows $32.5 million spread between Jags and Redskins

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    The per-team unadjusted salary cap this year is $120.6 million. But no team has an actual salary cap of $120.6 million. Via various accounting devices (including the ability to carry over unused cap space from 2011 and the penalties imposed on the Cowbo…
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  • Cowboys lacking home-field advantage

    Cowboys lacking home-field advantage

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Cowboys have a showplace of a stadium. They just don’t have a home-field advantage. The Cowboys are a meager 14-12 in Cowboys Stadium since it opened in 2009, and the Bears felt particularly at home Monday. “Big ups to all the Chicago fans in Dall
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  • Breakfast links: Numbers on RG3

    Breakfast links: Numbers on RG3

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Good Thursday morning to you all here in the NFC East. We are gearing up for a weekend of three games that will teach us whether the Eagles are over their turnover problem, whether the Giants can handle their injury problem and whether the Redskins are …
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  • Witten: Our record doesn’t show it, but Garrett is a great coac…

    Witten: Our record doesn’t show it, but Garrett is a great coach

    profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Cowboys were a .500 team last year in Jason Garrett’s first season as head coach, and they’re 2-2 this year. That isn’t the record of a great coach. But Cowboys tight end Jason Witten says Garrett is better than his record suggests. “Jason’s
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  • Critics Have It Wrong About Romo

    Critics Have It Wrong About Romo

    nytimes.com Oct 4, 2012
    It's amazing how many sports media members have unknowingly embarrassed themselves this week by criticizing the Dallas quarterback.
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  • Video - The Boys 02:17

    The Boys

    Oct 4
    ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins breaks down three things the Cowboys need to change and discusses how Jay Ratliff's return will impact the team.
  • Video - Weather update: Browns  @ Giants 01:00

    Weather update: Browns @ Giants

    Oct 4
    AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Browns @ Giants.
  • Video - Weather update: Falcons  @ Redskins 01:00

    Weather update: Falcons @ Redskins

    Oct 4
    AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Falcons @ Redskins.
  • Video - Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins 02:12

    Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins

    Oct 4
    NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins.

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