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Mike Vick apparently owns a dog again

Mike Vick apparently owns a dog again

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
Eagles quarterback Mike Vick has spoken in the past about his desire to once again own a dog.  Apparently, he now does. Either that or someone in his house has developed a taste for dog food. Courtesy of the folks at CrossingBroad.com, Vick tweeted a ph…
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  • Week Five injury report roundup

    Week Five injury report roundup

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    We cover all of the biggest injury stories throughout the day on Friday, but feel free to use this as a one-stop shop to catch up on those posts and any other names worth mentioning that we’ll throw in here every Friday. Falcons at Redskins Redskins wid
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  • James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Hakeem Nicks headline the NFL…

    James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Hakeem Nicks headline the NFL’s Week 5 injury report

    Coming off their bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a much healthier team heading into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee), outside linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) are…
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  • Osi Umenyiora invites Trent Richardson to look for candy

    Osi Umenyiora invites Trent Richardson to look for candy

    Now that his long-running spat with Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has come to a end, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has an opening in his schedule for a pointless verbal feud with an opposing running back. He may be trying to fill it with Browns …
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  • Redskins CB Griffin (hamstring) out again

    Redskins CB Griffin (hamstring) out again

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Washington Redskins nickel cornerback Cedric Griffin will sit out Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • Antonio Gates, Mike Shanahan join PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Antonio Gates, Mike Shanahan join PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    It’s Friday, which means it is time for an all-out blitz on Week Five. Joining Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network to set the stage will be Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. Gates and the Chargers will be trying to a
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  • Programming note: Pennsylvania again

    Programming note: Pennsylvania again

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    For Week 5, I wanted to go to a game where no one would be distracted by playoff baseball. This ruled out Atlanta-Washington and Cleveland-New York, but thankfully not the game in Pittsburgh between the Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. No postseaso…
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  • In other fake news, Michael Vick breaks both his legs

    In other fake news, Michael Vick breaks both his legs

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    Bad news, Eagles fans: According to a report from Global Associated News, Michael Vick has broken both legs in a Philadelphia car accident! The accident involved Vick and a 76-year-old female driver, and further details will be forthcoming. In an eerie …
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  • Injury-plagued Giants will have depth tested

    Injury-plagued Giants will have depth tested

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    The New York Giants' depth will certainly be tested on Sunday.
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  • Harrison, Mendenhall and Polamalu all listed as probable

    Harrison, Mendenhall and Polamalu all listed as probable

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Earlier this week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that he expected to have James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall and Troy Polamalu in the lineup when the Steelers face the Eagles on Sunday. Everything appears to be on track as far as making that expectati…
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  • A New Twist to N.F.L. Breast Cancer Awareness: A Pink Tutu

    A New Twist to N.F.L. Breast Cancer Awareness: A Pink Tutu

    nytimes.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Giants will add a twist to the N.F.L.'s Breast Cancer Awareness initiative: a pink tutu.
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  • Final Word: NFC East

    Final Word: NFC East

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Keystone showdown: The Philadelphia Eagles have won six of their last eight games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though the teams have not played since a 15-6 Eagles victory in Philadelphia in Week 3 of the 2008…
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  • Dez Bryant is letting down the number 88, says Drew Pearson

    Dez Bryant is letting down the number 88, says Drew Pearson

    The number 88 means something in Dallas. Drew Pearson, who's in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, wore the 88, as did Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. These days, no one gets the 88 unless the Cowboys think they're going to be something special. That is ind…
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  • History doesn’t favor Eagles on Sunday

    History doesn’t favor Eagles on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    When justifying my prediction that the Steelers will beat the Eagles on Sunday at Heinz Field, I opted for the visceral. Based on living most of my life within 100 miles of Pittsburgh, this simply isn’t a game the Steelers lose. Reuben Frank of CSNPhill
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  • Older, wiser Tom Coughlin: “Losing, it kills you”

    Older, wiser Tom Coughlin: “Losing, it kills you”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    It’s tempting, especially after watching his A Football Life documentary, to think Giants coach Tom Coughlin is mellowing with age, gaining perspective a younger man wouldn’t have. Nope. “It’s 10 times more difficult,” Coughlin said in an interv
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  • Breakfast links: Nicks out again

    Breakfast links: Nicks out again

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    I don't know. Do you guys like the film breakdowns? Or no? I've enjoyed doing them, but I'm certainly not experienced enough at it to have attained a certainty that I know what I'm doing. If you want more of them, want less of them or are okay with the …
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  • Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlight

    Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlight

    nytimes.com Oct 5, 2012
    The top games this weekend feature a classic quarterback matchup (Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning) and meeting of top young quarterbacks (Matt Ryan vs. Robert Griffin III).
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  • Vegas Vic: With weapons back, rested Steelers will prove tough …

    Vegas Vic: With weapons back, rested Steelers will prove tough for Eagles

    philly.com Oct 5, 2012
    STEELERS (-3) over Eagles: What a strange, bizarre, otherworldly start to the 2012 season. The Birds (3-1) are sitting atop the NFC East and look like, well, ugly. But first-place ugly. The Eagles have put 66 points on the board in four games, an averag…
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  • Cousin Sal's Week 5 NFL Prop Bets!

    Cousin Sal's Week 5 NFL Prop Bets!

    grantland.com Oct 5, 2012
    Here we are. A good four days later, and I'm still sick to my bloated stomach over the latest Cowboys meltdown. I've tried to conjure up a non-footbal...
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  • Video - Week 4: Pepsi MAX Rookie of the week winner 00:35

    Week 4: Pepsi MAX Rookie of the week winner

    Oct 5
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III threw for more than 320 yards and ran for a touchdown in a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 03:36

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Oct 5
    The "Playbook" crew explains why Michael Vick's ability to avoid turnovers in last week's win will carry over into this week. They also dissect the Steelers' ability to convert in third-down situations.
  • Video - Can the Falcons stop RG3? 03:22

    Can the Falcons stop RG3?

    Oct 5
    Charley Casserly and Willie McGinest break down the matchup between the undefeated Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins, focusing primarily on rookie phenom Robert Griffin III.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants 04:17

    'Playbook': Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants

    Oct 5
    Will the Browns' defense be able to stop the playmakers for the Giants? Our analysts explain why protecting Eli Manning has been the key for the Giants utilizing their new weapons.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.