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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was knocked out of Sunday’s game with a concussion, but he doesn’t think he’ll be out long. Griffin wrote on Twitter after the Redskins’ 24-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday and said that he believes he’llUpvote Share Tweet
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora rushed out of the locker room without talking to reporters following the Giants’ 41-27 win over the Browns. He had good reason, as his son Tijani was taken to the hospital with what was thought to be an asthma attack. UmenyioUpvote Share Tweet
The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Updated Oct 7, 2012Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Donald Brown triumphantly trolling the Packers to Brandon Lloyd dancing around like no one's looking. Only the Chargers and Saints have yet to play, so let's see what the week had to offer. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Kurt Coleman throws away Antonio Brown’s shoe (VIDEO)Antonio Brown had a big game during the Pittsburgh Steelers' tight win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He finished the day with 86 yards on seven catches, so the Eagles had to get creative in defending him. For example, Kurt Coleman tried the old Steal Br…Upvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive players were wrung out but not beaten down. They'd known, coming into the game, that they were in for a nightmare against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and nothing about the way he p…Upvote Share Tweet
What Is Ailing Giants' Pass Rush?nytimes.com Updated Oct 7, 2012The Giants were not able to knock down Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden, another alarming performance from a defensive line that is supposed to be loaded.Upvote Share TweetNew York Giants running back Andre Brown has a concussion, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.Upvote Share TweetSome thoughts on the Washington Redskins' 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field: What it means: Almost nothing that happened in this game matters as much as what happened to Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, …Upvote Share TweetShaun Suisham hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetAhmad Bradshaw had not run for more than 100 yards since Week Six of the 2011 season and he spent much of Sunday making up for lost time. Bradshaw, whose fumble on the opening play helped the Browns open up an early 14-0 lead in New Jersey, ran for 200 …Upvote Share TweetVictor Cruz and Ahmad Bradshaw set career bests Sunday in leading the New York Giants to a 41-27 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns.Upvote Share TweetWashington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III left Sunday's game in the third quarter after taking a big hit from Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.Upvote Share TweetNo matter how you slice it, the Kansas City Chiefs' offense has been a disaster this season. Quarterback Matt Cassel went into the team's Game 5 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens tied for second in the league in interceptions with seven (Tony Romo leads…Upvote Share Tweet
Eli extends 200-yard streak to 24 gamesOn the same day that Saints quarterback Drew Brees could set the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 48, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has extended his streak of consecutive games with 200 yards or more passing to 24. It’s the secondUpvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter after aggravating his strained right calf.Upvote Share TweetThe Browns’ chances of slowing or stopping the Giants’ 27-3 run to close out the first half are a little bit worse thanks to some injury news from team’s locker room. Middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson will not return to the game after suffering aUpvote Share Tweet
Browns mistakes erase early leadWhen the Browns jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, there couldn’t have been many people writing off the chances of a Giants comeback. Given past history, they probably would have bet on an Eli Manning winner in the fourth quarter. Thanks toUpvote Share TweetGiants defensive end Osi Umenyiora invited Browns running back Trent Richardson to see if he could find some “candy” running the ball against the Giants defense. Three plays into the game, Richardson is looking like a happy kid on Halloween. RichardsoUpvote Share TweetTwo of the top wide receivers in the National Football League are inactive on Sunday, most notably Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers and Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants. Both were ruled "out" by their respective teams on Friday's inju…Upvote Share TweetAs the Washington Redskins prepare to host the 4-0 Atlanta Falcons at 1 pm ET on Sunday, here's one reason for Redskins fans to be feeling good and one reason for concern. Feeling good: There is a chance the Redskins will be able to run the kind of cloc…Upvote Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the match up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Eagles-SteelersUpvote Share TweetAs the New York Giants prepare to host the Cleveland Browns at 1 pm ET on Sunday, here's one reason for Giants fans to be feeling good and one reason for concern. Feeling good: For all of the unsubstantiated belief among Giants fans that their team &quo…Upvote Share TweetWhen the Redskins face the undefeated Falcons on Sunday at FedEx Field, the home team won’t simply be trying to keep Atlanta from getting to 5-0. Washington also will be attempting to avoid falling to 0-8 in their most recent octet of home games. TheUpvote Share Tweet
Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and NY Giants look to improve on sack total when they host winless Cleveland Brownsnydailynews.com Updated Oct 7, 2012Rushing the passer and stuffing the run have always been points of pride for the Giants defense. Now it has become a sore point, as the Big Blue defensive front has had trouble getting much heat on quarterbacks or containing running backs in the first f…Upvote Share Tweet
RG3 Has To Be More CarefulOct 7Eric Allen discusses Robert Griffin III's injury as well as the Falcons' chances going forward.
Sunday Blitz: Falcons-Redskins RecapOct 7Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Falcons' 24-17 win over the Redskins who lost RG3 to injury in the 2nd half.
Shanahan On RG3's InjuryOct 7Mike Shanahan talks about the injury to Robert Griffin III during the third quarter of the Redskins loss to the Falcons.
Sunday Blitz: Eagles-Steelers RecapOct 7Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Steelers' 16-14 win over the Eagles as Shaun Suisham kicked a late field goal to win it.
Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…Oct 7FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…Oct 7FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....