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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.Share Tweet
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.Share Tweet
Giants' Barden cleared; Brown concussedNew York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden has been cleared to resume practicing and playing from a concussion he suffered on Sept. 30 against Philadelphia.Share Tweet
Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. VikingsWashington 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.Share TweetNew York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended for four games for taking Adderall and violating the league's performance-enhancing substances policy.Share TweetRedskins 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 WeatheShare TweetI 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…Share Tweet
Teammates think RG3 is doing OKCouple 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 …Share TweetRedskins 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 RShare TweetThe 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). …Share TweetA 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.Share TweetSteelers 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 PolamaShare Tweetyahoo.com Oct 8, 2012With 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 theShare Tweet
Ryan Kerrigan could save Redskins' defenseIt 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…Share Tweet
PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at SundayWhat 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 onShare Tweet
Harry Carson: Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t play footballAdd 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 playiShare TweetSo, 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…Share TweetAs 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 beShare TweetGood 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…Share Tweet
New York Giants thrilled in locker roomOct 8The New York Giants show their happiness after a phenomenal comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 5 of NFL action.
Replacing RG3 with a rookieOct 8Is 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.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 5Oct 8Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
NFL Live OT: RG3 Suffers Mild ConcussionOct 8Tim 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.