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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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 15, 2013The 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…Upvote Share TweetGiants 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jacobs Gets Into End Zone, but Giants’ Running Game Goes Nowherenytimes.com Sep 15, 2013In 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.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 15, 2013The story wasn’t all in the Manning family as the Broncos defeated the Giants in New Jersey for the first time in 33 years.Upvote Share Tweet
Living in '07 won't rescue Giants in '13EAST 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 …Upvote Share TweetGREEN 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 …Upvote Share TweetEAST 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Robert Griffin III says he can be a “stern leader” if neededThere 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…Upvote Share TweetGREEN 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 …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Sep 15, 2013The Redskins are far from last season's playoff form, one of several underachieving teams in 2013.Upvote Share TweetAn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
On Jackson, unused timeouts, other notesPHILADELPHIA – 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…Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- 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…Upvote Share TweetAfter 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Officials should have thrown flag for hit on FloydChargers 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…Upvote Share TweetWith 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Dallas 'D' fails to force turnoverKANSAS 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…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS 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…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS 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 …Upvote Share TweetKANSAS 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Offenses starting to produce in Broncos-GiantsThe 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-…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS 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' …Upvote Share TweetPhiladelphia -- 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Washington’s defense falters in loss at Green BayHere’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…Upvote Share Tweet
Rodgers passes for 480 yards, 4 TDs in routAaron 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.Upvote Share TweetAlex 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.Upvote Share TweetEAST 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…Upvote Share TweetFor 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...Upvote Share TweetAs 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…Upvote Share TweetRedskins 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…Upvote Share TweetRedskins 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 …Upvote Share TweetThere 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…Upvote Share Tweet
League tells teams to mind their own businessThe 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…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Welcome to Arrowhead StadiumKANSAS 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…Upvote Share TweetIn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Oklahoma State Pregame Features Thayer Evans Effigy Full Of KnivesThe 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins game day: Ten thoughts1. 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys didn’t play much Tampa Two in Week OneIn 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…Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Sep 15, 2013The 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Broncos-Giants RecapSep 15Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Broncos week 2 victory over the Giants.
Cowboys Wasted OpportunitiesSep 15Todd Archer and Jean-Jacques Taylor recap the Cowboys falling to 1-1 after a 17-16 loss to the Chiefs.
Week 2: Denver Broncos vs. New York GiantsSep 15In 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.
Hall of Famer Bill Parcells honored by New York Giants at halftimeSep 15The 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.
Don Banks: Broncos again show it's not how you start, it's how you finishSep 15EAST 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 CardinalsSep 15GLENDALE, 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 15EAST 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 emergingSep 15Prolific QB performances and close games are quickly becoming 2013 staples, writes John Clayton.