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With the Eagles struggling on punt returns this season, there’s been some speculation about DeSean Jackson replacing Damaris Johnson as the returner. Jackson has a career average of 10.6 yards per return and he has taken four punts back for touchdowns oUpvote Share Tweet
Matchup: Giants (3-2) at 49ers (4-1)nytimes.com Updated Oct 13, 2012Eli Manning was knocked down often in the last meeting between these teams, and containing Aldon Smith will be the key if the Giants hope to avoid a similarly difficult day for Manning.Upvote Share TweetThe war of words that erupted between Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh over whether or not 49ers defensive end Justin Smith gets away with holding left Smith asking just one question: Who’s Kevin Gilbride? GilbridUpvote Share Tweet
This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypsedeadspin.com Updated Oct 13, 2012For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world histo…Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Oct 13, 2012Victor Cruz was handed a piece of paper last week with the quote from 49ers safety Donte Whitner over the summer that added him to the group of players who have discredited the Giants amazing Super Bowl run last season.Upvote Share TweetFor the first time since Week Two, Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks appears ready to play. Nicks is on the Giants’ flight to San Francisco for Sunday’s game against the 49ers, which is a strong sign that he will play. Nicks has been listed as questionableUpvote Share TweetLions safety Louis Delmas didn’t practice on Friday, but that doesn’t appear to be an issue with him making his 2012 debut against the Eagles this Sunday. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Delmas looked fine running around the practiUpvote Share Tweet