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NY Giants need to stop depending on comebacks heading into San …

NY Giants need to stop depending on comebacks heading into San Francisco 49ers game, which is gateway to tougher schedule

nydailynews.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
There is nothing in the Giants’ game plan that calls for spotting an opponent a 14-0 lead. But it happened in the first five minutes against Cleveland on Sunday.
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  • Source: Cowboys expect Ratliff to play Week 6

    Source: Cowboys expect Ratliff to play Week 6

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Dallas Cowboys expect four-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff to return for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens from a high ankle sprain according to a source.
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  • Giants' Barden cleared; Brown concussed

    Giants' Barden cleared; Brown concussed

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden has been cleared to resume practicing and playing from a concussion he suffered on Sept. 30 against Philadelphia.
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  • Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. Vikings

    Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. Vikings

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is optimistic that Robert Griffin III will play next weekend after the rookie quarterback suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • Giants' Hill suspended; Sash returns from ban

    Giants' Hill suspended; Sash returns from ban

    New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended for four games for taking Adderall and violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy.
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  • Shanahan says Robert Griffin III has no concussion symptoms Mon…

    Shanahan says Robert Griffin III has no concussion symptoms Monday

    Redskins coach Mike Shanahan didn’t just talk about kickers at his Monday press conference. As expected, he provided an update on quarterback Robert Griffin III’s status after the rookie suffered a concussion on a hit by Falcons linebacker Sean Weathe
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  • Of Michael Vick and nonchalance

    Of Michael Vick and nonchalance

    I do not agree with the notion that Michael Vick doesn't care. Can't buy into it. Actually think it's preposterous. No sentient human would subject himself to the weekly rigors of practicing and playing NFL football every week if it didn't matter to him…
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  • Teammates think RG3 is doing OK

    Teammates think RG3 is doing OK

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Couple of things. First, I'm not going to write "mild concussion" just because that's the official diagnosis the team provides. Professional sports teams all lie and mislead, all the time, to downplay injuries publicly, and it's not my job to …
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  • Redskins to audition potential Cundiff replacements Tuesday

    Redskins to audition potential Cundiff replacements Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said yesterday he wasn’t sure what he was going to do with kicker Billy Cundiff. The answer, apparently, is take a look at the alternatives to having him continue to kick. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com, the R
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  • Total QBR: Giants' Eli Manning at his best

    Total QBR: Giants' Eli Manning at his best

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Total QBR numbers from Sunday's games are in, and they show that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had one of the finest games of his career. Manning's Total QBR for Sunday's victory over the Cleveland Browns was 95.2 (out of a possible 100). …
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  • Cousins: RG3 'doing well' following concussion

    Cousins: RG3 'doing well' following concussion

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    A teammate says Robert Griffin III "seems to be doing well" a day after suffering a concussion in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • Troy Polamalu will not play Thursday

    Troy Polamalu will not play Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Titans after re-aggravating his right calf injury during Sunday’s win over the Eagles. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed at his press conference today that Polama
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  • Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    With the removal of three wide receivers who received the franchise tag - Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles - and the Buffalo Bills keeping Steve Johnson off the
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  • Ryan Kerrigan could save Redskins' defense

    Ryan Kerrigan could save Redskins' defense

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    It was the kind of game that made you feel as though the defense would have to score first, and Ryan Kerrigan delivered. In the second quarter of a surprisingly scoreless game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the second-year Washington Redskins li…
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  • PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at Su…

    PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    What was the most memorable takeaway from Sunday’s action? Was it Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass? A second straight dominant performance by the 49ers? The Colts coming back from 18 points down on
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  • Harry Carson: Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t play football

    Harry Carson: Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t play football

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Add Harry Carson to the list of players who found fame and fortune through football, and now wish they hadn’t. Carson, the Hall of Fame former Giants linebacker, told CBS New York that the effects of hits to the head aren’t worth the benefits of playi
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  • Can Ahmad Bradshaw keep rolling?

    Can Ahmad Bradshaw keep rolling?

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Oct 8, 2012
    So, do you remember a game against the Buffalo Bills last October in which New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns? It was a significant game, because Bradshaw had called out his offensive line after the previo…
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  • Falcons adopt businesslike approach to 5-0 start

    Falcons adopt businesslike approach to 5-0 start

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    As well as the Falcons are playing right now, they’re convinced they could be better. Despite getting off to a 5-0 start for the first time in franchise history, the true mark that this team is getting it was in the attitude adopted by the team after be
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  • Breakfast links: Giants up, RG3 out

    Breakfast links: Giants up, RG3 out

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Good morning. It's Overreaction Monday, which means a quick check of the box scores tells us the Giants are going back to the Super Bowl, the Redskins are doomed and the Eagles need to fire all the coaches and bench the quarterback. Hey, there's only 12…
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  • Video - New York Giants thrilled in locker room 00:41

    New York Giants thrilled in locker room

    Oct 8
    The New York Giants show their happiness after a phenomenal comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 5 of NFL action.
  • Video - Replacing RG3 with a rookie 01:29

    Replacing RG3 with a rookie

    Oct 8
    Is it a mistake having Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins as a backup for RG3? Michael Lombardi explains why the Redskins might need to have Rex Grossman ready to go.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 5 05:19

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 5

    Oct 8
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - NFL Live OT: RG3 Suffers Mild Concussion 03:58

    NFL Live OT: RG3 Suffers Mild Concussion

    Oct 8
    Tim Hasselbeck, Eric Mangini talk about Robert Griffin III's concussion suffered in Sunday's game against the Falcons, and how Griffin can avoid future injuries.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, 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 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....