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Broncos again show it's not how you start, it's how you finish

Broncos again show it's not how you start, it's how you finish

Peyton Manning bested brother Eli again, as Denver overcame a slow start to beat the Giants 41-23.
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  • Giants defense in a deep 0-2 hole again

    Giants defense in a deep 0-2 hole again

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Sep 15, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –- The New York Giants defense has allowed 77 points in its first two losses. The Giants were unable to sack Peyton Manning before dropping a 41-23 loss to the Denver Broncos at home on Sunday. But perhaps there’s reason to be opti…
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  • NFL Week 2 Winners and Losers – Ravens get their first win, but…

    NFL Week 2 Winners and Losers – Ravens get their first win, but it’s still not very pretty

    yahoo.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens aren't going to apologize for a win, nor should they. Every victory counts the same in the NFL, and the Ravens avoided the dreaded 0-2 start. Ask teams like Washington, the New York Giants, Carolina and Minnesota how 0-2 feels.So th…
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  • Source: Hakeem Nicks is “fine” after suffering dislocated finge…

    Source: Hakeem Nicks is “fine” after suffering dislocated finger

    Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is “fine” after dislocating a middle finger in the club’s 41-23 loss to Denver on Sunday, a league source told PFT’s Mike Florio on Sunday night. Nicks left the game for a short time after sustaining the injury early in…
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  • Jacobs Gets Into End Zone, but Giants’ Running Game Goes Nowher…

    Jacobs Gets Into End Zone, but Giants’ Running Game Goes Nowhere

    nytimes.com Sep 15, 2013
    In his return to the Giants, Brandon Jacobs added to his franchise-record touchdown total. But he gained only 4 yards in his seven carries, a performance that underscored the team’s rushing woes.
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  • On Pro Football: Peyton Manning Gets the Better of a Rivalry, W…

    On Pro Football: Peyton Manning Gets the Better of a Rivalry, With Some Help

    nytimes.com Sep 15, 2013
    The story wasn’t all in the Manning family as the Broncos defeated the Giants in New Jersey for the first time in 33 years.
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  • Living in '07 won't rescue Giants in '13

    Living in '07 won't rescue Giants in '13

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Yeah, the New York Giants started the 2007 season 0-2 and went on to win the Super Bowl. So what? That has about as much to do with the current team's predicament as the price of Rocky Mountain oysters in downtown Denver. After …
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  • Ten observations: Packers 38, Redskins 20

    Ten observations: Packers 38, Redskins 20

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ten observations after the Redskins' 38-20 loss at the Green Bay Packers. Do not assume that just because the Redskins were 3-6 and won seven straight that they will emerge from this horrid start to have great success. It wasn’t that …
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  • Eli Manning sings the little brother blues

    Eli Manning sings the little brother blues

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They spoke for about 10 minutes before the game, then they went out and went to work and big brother beat little brother again. Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos threw two touchdown passes to push his league-leading season to…
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  • Robert Griffin III says he can be a “stern leader” if needed

    Robert Griffin III says he can be a “stern leader” if needed

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    There has been a lot of focus on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s play in the two weeks of the season, and that’s not going to change, especially with Washington starting 0-2. What’s more, Griffin III’s leadership was a topic of conversation af…
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  • Redskins need a dynamic RG III

    Redskins need a dynamic RG III

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Robert Griffin III said the right things, pointing out how he has to be better. He said he’ll be the hard-ass if that’s what others on the team want and that he’ll run when the opportunity presents itself. That’s great. This ugly 0-2 …
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  • Banks: Surprise 2012 playoff teams underachieving; more Snaps

    Banks: Surprise 2012 playoff teams underachieving; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Redskins are far from last season's playoff form, one of several underachieving teams in 2013.
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  • Fla. TV station explains reason it airs Jags

    Fla. TV station explains reason it airs Jags

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    An Orlando television station has issued an on-air explanation for why it's airing the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars while many NFL fans probably would have preferred seeing the Denver Broncos-New York Giants game, a possible Super Bowl preview featur…
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  • On Jackson, unused timeouts, other notes

    On Jackson, unused timeouts, other notes

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA – DeSean Jackson had a brilliant game that could have been epic, and committed a dumb penalty that contributed to a 33-30 loss. Jackson caught nine passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 37-yard touchdown catch negated by a penal…
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  • Flaws in Kelly approach on display in loss

    Flaws in Kelly approach on display in loss

    PHILADELPHIA -- Two weeks into the Chip Kelly era, we’ve already seen how his offense can wear out defenses -- the Eagles’ defense as well as the opponent’s. Kelly’s heroes amassed 511 total yards of offense and scored 30 points against the San Diego Ch…
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  • Crown-of-helmet rule creates mixed bag of calls

    Crown-of-helmet rule creates mixed bag of calls

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    After 82 games with no issues regarding the new rule preventing forcible contact against an opponent with the crown of the helmet, the new standard came up three times on Sunday. In the game between Washington and Green Bay, Redskins safety Brandon Meri…
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  • Officials should have thrown flag for hit on Floyd

    Officials should have thrown flag for hit on Floyd

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd exited Sunday’s win over the Eagles with a potentially serious injury. It happened on a play during which the officials should have thrown a flag. Per a league source, Floyd was still in a defenseless posture when he was h…
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  • Yup, Some Redskins Fans Are Calling For Kirk Cousins To Start

    Yup, Some Redskins Fans Are Calling For Kirk Cousins To Start

    deadspin.com Sep 15, 2013
    With a second straight disappointing performance, the preseason Super Bowl champs are really trying the patience of a fanbase that doesn't have much patience to begin with. But maybe give the franchise savior more than two hours of game action before ca…
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  • Dallas 'D' fails to force turnover

    Dallas 'D' fails to force turnover

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Maybe Monte Kiffin forgot to pack his turnover machine for the Dallas Cowboys' first road trip of the season. The Dallas defense made it seem so simple in the season opener, forcing five turnovers (plus another on special teams) to k…
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  • Cowboys looking like same team as always

    Cowboys looking like same team as always

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Cowboys want you to believe things are different. They're not. The Cowboys lost 17-16 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium and only have themselves to blame. This team is now 1-1 on the season and you know wha…
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  • Dez Bryant, DeMarcus Ware get nicked-up

    Dez Bryant, DeMarcus Ware get nicked-up

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Dallas Cowboys didn't have any major injuries in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, however, there was a scare late in the fourth quarter when defensive end DeMarcus Ware went down with a stinger to his left shoulder. Ware …
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  • Dez Bryant's drop ruins superb performance

    Dez Bryant's drop ruins superb performance

    KANSAS CITY -- Nobody asked Dez Bryant about any of the brilliant plays he made Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. His spectacular leaping catch and sensational run for a 53-yard gain despite pass interference didn’t come up during his glum meeting …
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  • Offenses starting to produce in Broncos-Giants

    Offenses starting to produce in Broncos-Giants

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The defenses have played well in Sunday’s Broncos-Giants game. However, the points are slowly but surely starting to pile up. After the Broncos took a 17-9 lead on a two-yard Peyton Manning-to-Wes Welker touchdown pass, the Giants responded with a nine-…
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  • Romo takes pain-killing shot before game

    Romo takes pain-killing shot before game

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    KANSAS CITY -- For the second time in three seasons Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo needed a pregame pain-killing injection because of a rib injury. Romo completed 30 of 42 passes for 298 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Cowboys' …
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  • Locker Room Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles

    Locker Room Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles

    Philadelphia -- Observed in the locker room after the Philadelphia Eagles’ 33-30 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Bad bounce: Kicker Alex Henery could have turned the game around if he’d handled a fumble by Chargers return man Fozzy Whittaker. “It was co…
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  • Mike McCoy: Malcom Floyd is “fine”

    Mike McCoy: Malcom Floyd is “fine”

    The Chargers won 33-30 against the Eagles on Sunday and the news got even better for them after the game when coach Mike McCoy announced that wide receiver Malcom Floyd was “fine” after a scary moment when he took a blow to the head while trying to make…
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  • Washington’s defense falters in loss at Green Bay

    Washington’s defense falters in loss at Green Bay

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    Here’s the good news for Washington: Mike Shanahan’s club will be no more than a game out of first place in the NFC East after the Eagles and Cowboys lost on Sunday. On the other hand, the Redskins have looked vulnerable on their way to an 0-2 start. Th…
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  • Rodgers passes for 480 yards, 4 TDs in rout

    Rodgers passes for 480 yards, 4 TDs in rout

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    Aaron Rodgers threw for a career-high 480 yards and four touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers used a big first half against the Washington Redskins to win their home opener 38-20 on Sunday.
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  • Chiefs hold off Cowboys, improve to 2-0

    Chiefs hold off Cowboys, improve to 2-0

    Alex Smith threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and the Kansas City Chiefs defense held when it needed to in the fourth quarter for a 17-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
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  • Giants to honor Bill Parcells at halftime

    Giants to honor Bill Parcells at halftime

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants will present former Giants coach and 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Bill Parcells with his Hall of Fame ring at halftime of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Parcells said before the game tha…
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  • A Packers RB Finally Had A 100-Yard Day

    A Packers RB Finally Had A 100-Yard Day

    deadspin.com Sep 15, 2013
    For the first time since the 2010 playoffs, a Packers running back has gone over 100 yards. Their backup RB. The Redskins defense is a mess.Read more...
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  • Report:  Eagles nearly traded for Kaepernick, wanted Wilson

    Report: Eagles nearly traded for Kaepernick, wanted Wilson

    As 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson prepare to square off for the second time in their careers (Kaepernick was a backup when the teams played the first time last season), an interesting report has emerged regard…
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  • Meriweather strikes again, and knocks himself out of the game

    Meriweather strikes again, and knocks himself out of the game

    Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather now has used the crown of his helmet twice against opposing ball carriers. The first time, he knocked Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game. The second time, Meriweather knocked himself out. With running bac…
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  • Kai Forbath inactive; John Potter to kick for Washington

    Kai Forbath inactive; John Potter to kick for Washington

    Redskins placekicker Kai Forbath is inactive with a groin injury, leaving second-year pro John Potter to handle the kicking for Washington on Sunday at Lambeau Field. The 23-year-old Potter has NFL regular-season kicking experience, as he kicked off 26 …
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  • Giants will kick tires on Kerry Rhodes on Tuesday

    Giants will kick tires on Kerry Rhodes on Tuesday

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    There had been no buzz on veteran free-agent safety Kerry Rhodes. Key words: “Had been.” Per a league source, Rhodes will work out with the Giants on Tuesday. Rhodes previously had been drawing no interest after being cut by the Cardinals in March. Some…
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  • League tells teams to mind their own business

    League tells teams to mind their own business

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    The next time Jerry Jones accuses someone of faking injuries, he should expect a call from the league office. According to Jay Glazer of FOX, the league sent a memo to teams this week telling them to stop commenting on players from other teams. Last wee…
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  • Spencer, Waters set for debuts

    Spencer, Waters set for debuts

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer will make his debut today against the Kansas City Chiefs after missing the season opener because of knee surgery on July 25. Spencer practiced only twice with the team leading into the gam…
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  • Welcome to Arrowhead Stadium

    Welcome to Arrowhead Stadium

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Welcome to Arrowhead Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys look to get to 2-0 for the first time since the 2008 season with a win against the Kansas City Chiefs. How healthy is the QB: Tony Romo did not miss a practice during the week an…
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  • Prince Amukamara is expected to play after Week One concussion

    Prince Amukamara is expected to play after Week One concussion

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    In many cases, a player who suffers a concussion one week ends up missing the next week. For Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara, who sustained a concussion when colliding last week with teammate Ryan Mundy, the exception likely will be the rule. Per a l…
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  • Oklahoma State Pregame Features Thayer Evans Effigy Full Of Kni…

    Oklahoma State Pregame Features Thayer Evans Effigy Full Of Knives

    deadspin.com Sep 15, 2013
    The Oklahoma State fan responsible for this Thayer Evans effigy peppered with knives seems to be taking the Sports Illustrated report about the Cowboys with less than a level head.Read more...
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  • Redskins game day: Ten thoughts

    Redskins game day: Ten thoughts

    ESPN.com Sep 15, 2013
    1. One of the game films Washington watched a lot of this past week, according to linebacker Brian Orakpo, was Seattle’s 14-12 win over Green Bay last season. Seattle slowed Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense by playing a lot of Cover 3 and kept the…
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  • Cowboys didn’t play much Tampa Two in Week One

    Cowboys didn’t play much Tampa Two in Week One

    profootballtalk.com Sep 15, 2013
    In Dallas, the offseason entailed a radical overhaul of the defense. Out went the 3-4. In came not just the 4-3, but the specialized Tampa Two version of it. In January, Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com explained how Monte Kiffin’s defense works with…
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  • Archie Manning 'enjoying the journey' as sons Eli and Peyton sq…

    Archie Manning 'enjoying the journey' as sons Eli and Peyton square off at MetLife Stadium

    nydailynews.com Sep 15, 2013
    The NFL season opens on a Thursday night, national television, and Peyton Manning throws seven touchdown passes and then on Sunday night, another great football stage, Eli Manning tries to take the Giants down the field and win another game in its last …
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Broncos-Giants Recap 04:20

    Sunday Blitz: Broncos-Giants Recap

    Sep 15
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Broncos week 2 victory over the Giants.
  • Video - Cowboys Wasted Opportunities 01:57

    Cowboys Wasted Opportunities

    Sep 15
    Todd Archer and Jean-Jacques Taylor recap the Cowboys falling to 1-1 after a 17-16 loss to the Chiefs.
  • Video - Week 2: Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants 03:27

    Week 2: Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants

    Sep 15
    In a battle of brothers, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning comes out on top as he defeats Eli Manning and the New York Giants 41-23 in Week 2 of NFL action.
  • Video - Hall of Famer Bill Parcells honored by New York Giants at halftime 00:48

    Hall of Famer Bill Parcells honored by New York Giants at halftime

    Sep 15
    The New York Giants honored former coach and new Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Parcells in a halftime ring ceremony during Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Broncos again show it's not how you start, it's how you finish

    Sep 15
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's a mere two weeks into the NFL's regular season, but this much we've already learned about these Denver Broncos: If you don't get to them early, you don't get to them, period.
  • Trotter: Unheralded players provide a boost for Cardinals

    Sep 15
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The game had come down to this: fourth-and-4 with 1 minute, 15 seconds to play. The Lions needed a first down from their own 43 yard line to have any shot of overcoming a four-point deficit against the Cardinals, and they made their in…
  • Don Banks: Surprising 2012 playoff teams underachieving in 2013; more Snap…

    Sep 15
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take a look at a Week 2 in the NFL that was chock-full of close games and comebacks. ...
  • Clayton's Last Call: Early themes emerging

    Sep 15
    Prolific QB performances and close games are quickly becoming 2013 staples, writes John Clayton.