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NFC East teams show off flaws as NY Giants, Eagles, Cowboys and…

NFC East teams show off flaws as NY Giants, Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins all lose on Sunday

nydailynews.com Updated Sep 16, 2013
The disappointment of another loss in the Manning Bowl was evident on Eli’s face after his four-interception meltdown against the Broncos, but it’s never too early to be scoreboard-watching and he managed to find some good news.
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  • On Pro Football: Giants’ Chain Reaction of Woe Begins With the …

    On Pro Football: Giants’ Chain Reaction of Woe Begins With the Handoff

    nytimes.com Sep 16, 2013
    Because the Giants’ running game has been such a flop, the offense has faced numerous third-and-long situations in which play-action fakes have been pointless.
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  • Anthony Spencer sore, but should be fine

    Anthony Spencer sore, but should be fine

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- Defensive end Anthony Spencer made his season debut for the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Spencer missed the season opener while recovering from minor knee surgery and has practiced only three times since th…
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  • Carter: Near pick-six 'a play I have to make'

    Carter: Near pick-six 'a play I have to make'

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    IRVING, Texas – There’s no doubt he would have scored ... if only he didn’t drop the ball. No, we’re not talking about Dez Bryant, who might not have been able to stay in bounds if he had held onto that deep ball in the fourth quarter. This is about Dal…
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  • Third-down red-zone throws to rookie: why?

    Third-down red-zone throws to rookie: why?

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    IRVING, Texas – Why the heck do the Dallas Cowboys keep throwing short passes to rookie receiver Terrance Williams on third-and-long in the red zone? They’ve done it in both games so far this season. It hasn’t come close to working either time. Against …
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  • Garrett talks Cowboys guard rotation

    Garrett talks Cowboys guard rotation

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was not ready to commit to a full-time workload for Brian Waters on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, but the veteran guard impressed the coach. “He’s a pro,” Garrett said. “He’s played a lot of footba…
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  • Tony Romo, Dez Bryant sore, but OK

    Tony Romo, Dez Bryant sore, but OK

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant said they were fine Monday after battling through rib and back injuries, respectively, in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Romo took a pain-killing injectio…
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  • Eli Manning: 'I have to be smarter'

    Eli Manning: 'I have to be smarter'

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had to relive each of his four interceptions on Monday during film study. While there was a reason and story behind each interception, Manning knows the turnovers have to stop. Through two…
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  • Redskins seek answers after 0-2 start

    Redskins seek answers after 0-2 start

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- The Redskins don’t have the answers, just like they didn’t have them a year ago when they tumbled to 3-6. Just like then, they had one approach: Show up for work Wednesday and try again the following week. That’s about all they can do. T…
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  • Eddie Lacy update coming Wednesday, but Pack isn’t looking for …

    Eddie Lacy update coming Wednesday, but Pack isn’t looking for a back

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    The Packers lost rookie running back Eddie Lacy to a concussion during their win over the Redskins when Washington safety Brandon Meriweather delivered a crushing helmet-to-helmet blow to him early in the game. At his Monday press conference, coach Mike…
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  • Redskins offense limited by play, not RG III

    Redskins offense limited by play, not RG III

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    The Washington Redskins haven't abandoned their offense -- they just haven't attempted more zone read option plays because they keep falling behind by too many points.
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  • Biggest Giants must start to play bigger

    Biggest Giants must start to play bigger

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning, in case you hadn't yet heard, has thrown seven interceptions in the New York Giants' first two games of the season. Not surprisingly, the Giants have lost both games. Also not surprisingly, the Giants have not lost …
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  • Mike Shanahan: We’re not changing quarterbacks

    Mike Shanahan: We’re not changing quarterbacks

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    Anyone clamoring to see Kirk Cousins at quarterback for the Redskins is going to have to take a page from the book of Tim Tebow’s backers in Jacksonville and stage a rally because the team isn’t making a quarterback change. Shanahan was asked at his Mon…
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  • Source: WR Floyd unlikely to play vs. Titans

    Source: WR Floyd unlikely to play vs. Titans

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd joined his teammates on their flight home Sunday night despite suffering a scary neck injury in San Diego's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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  • When Vick was shaken up, Kelly didn’t know NFL injury rules

    When Vick was shaken up, Kelly didn’t know NFL injury rules

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    Eagles coach Chip Kelly admitted today that he didn’t know the NFL’s rules about taking an injury timeout when quarterback Michael Vick was briefly shaken up late in the game. After taking a shot from Chargers defensive end Jarius Wynn, Vick went down a…
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  • Upon Further Review: Cowboys Week 2

    Upon Further Review: Cowboys Week 2

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    A review of four hot issues from the Dallas Cowboys' 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday: Field-position game: The Cowboys had 12 possessions Sunday, and five of them started at their 16-yard line or worse. That’s not a recipe for success. Th…
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  • Ryan Clady has Lisfranc sprain

    Ryan Clady has Lisfranc sprain

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    The initial indications regarding the foot injury suffered by Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady on Sunday against the Giants were positive. Sure, he was spotted with a walking boot after the game, but the widespread word was that he is fine. Those initial …
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  • Washington Redskins receiver Josh Morgan’s mother escapes Navy …

    Washington Redskins receiver Josh Morgan’s mother escapes Navy Yard shooting unharmed

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    Washington Redskins receiver Josh Morgan panicked when he couldn't reach his mother following the deadly Navy Yard shootings Monday morning. Soon, though, the panic turned to relief as another family member located her. Morgan's mother, LaWanda Ware, is…
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  • Colts sign Miguel Maysonet to practice squad

    Colts sign Miguel Maysonet to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    The Colts worked out rookie running back Miguel Maysonet last Tuesday. Six days later, they added the former Eagles and Browns back to their practice squad. The Colts announced the signing of Maysonet, an undrafted free agent from Stony Brook University…
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  • Upon Further Review: Eagles Week 2

    Upon Further Review: Eagles Week 2

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA -- An examination of four hot issues a day after the Philadelphia Eagles' 33-30 loss to the San Diego Chargers: Crash course in the NFL rulebook: Football coaches don’t like to admit mistakes, but Chip Kelly acknowledged he didn’t know he c…
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  • First Down/Fourth Down: NFC East flops; Mario Williams and Phil…

    First Down/Fourth Down: NFC East flops; Mario Williams and Philip Rivers soar in Week 2

    CNNSI.com Sep 16, 2013
    The NFC East laid an egg, while others soared. Highlighting the best and worst from Week 2.
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  • Chip Kelly admits a day later that milking the clock might have…

    Chip Kelly admits a day later that milking the clock might have been the best plan at game’s end

    yahoo.com Sep 16, 2013
    The San Diego Chargers earned a huge road victory, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly deserves an assist.The Eagles' zoom-zoom approach was the talk of the NFL last Monday, but a week later we are left to second-guess their approach consideri…
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  • Upon Further Review: Giants Week 2

    Upon Further Review: Giants Week 2

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    A review of four hot issues from the New York Giants' 41-23 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday: Where is the running game? The Giants had 23 rushing yards on 19 carries. They have 73 rushing yards in two games. Only two teams in the league have fewer …
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  • PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler

    PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler

    profootballtalk.com Sep 16, 2013
    The second Sunday of the NFL season is in the books, leaving some teams flying high and others wondering when the fun is going to begin. The Redskins find themselves on the latter side of that coin after getting thumped by the Packers in Green Bay on Su…
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  • Waters plays four series in Dallas debut

    Waters plays four series in Dallas debut

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    KANSAS CITY -- Brian Waters should have felt right at home during his debut for the Dallas Cowboys. After all, he spent the first 11 seasons of his career with Kansas City and got a warm welcome back to Arrowhead Stadium from the crowd. “It was definite…
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  • DeMarco Murray wants to run the ball more

    DeMarco Murray wants to run the ball more

    ESPN.com Sep 16, 2013
    KANSAS CITY -- When you look at all the negative things from the Cowboys' 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the running game sticks out. And it seems starting running back DeMarco Murray, just two games into the season, is tired of it. The Cowboys r…
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  • Eli Manning and NY Giants must turn season around and quick

    Eli Manning and NY Giants must turn season around and quick

    nydailynews.com Sep 16, 2013
    The Giants need to get rid of the Super Bowl countdown clock in their locker room and immediately replace it with one on their season, because they are perilously close to having it all fall apart before they even get to October.
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  • Giants Close-Up: A closer look at the Broncos’ victory over the…

    Giants Close-Up: A closer look at the Broncos’ victory over the …

    nytimes.com Sep 16, 2013
    A closer look at the Broncos’ victory over the Giants.
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  • Peyton Manning and Broncos show Eli and NY Giants they are bigg…

    Peyton Manning and Broncos show Eli and NY Giants they are bigger, better team

    nydailynews.com Sep 16, 2013
    Peyton Manning beat up on his little brother for the third time Sunday but it was hardly a fair fight. He outplayed Eli for sure but he brought a lot more friends to the brawl - and that’s the way it looks like it's going to go the rest of the season.
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  • Giants Replay: Week 2

    Giants Replay: Week 2

    nytimes.com Sep 16, 2013
    The Broncos used a balanced attack as the Giants’ offense sputtered in the third meeting of the Manning quarterbacks.
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  • Do Yourself a Favor: Learn How to Stop Talking About Tony Romo

    Do Yourself a Favor: Learn How to Stop Talking About Tony Romo

    grantland.com Sep 16, 2013
    You may have saw that the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. If you were just watching the Red Zone Channel and checking in spor...
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  • Video - Hispanic Heritage Month: Victor Cruz 01:30

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Victor Cruz

    Sep 16
    Giants WR Victor Cruz talks about his Puerto Rican heritage, salsa dancing and Latino pride.
  • Video - Shanahan: Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will not start 01:44

    Shanahan: Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will not start

    Sep 16
    Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan gets captious with a reporter after he asks whether he would consider starting quarterback Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III.
  • Video - Chip Kelly's Offense Exposed? 09:23

    Chip Kelly's Offense Exposed?

    Sep 16
    Eric Allen, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether Eagles coach Chip Kelly's offense has been exposed.
  • Video - Is Play Calling The Reason Cowboys Lost? 05:43

    Is Play Calling The Reason Cowboys Lost?

    Sep 16
    Eric Allen, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Cowboys' loss to the Chiefs and debate if it was due to Dallas' play calling.

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    Sep 16
    The Seattle crowd made life difficult on the 49ers, to say the least. - (Elaine Thompson/AP) Thirty years of covering the NFL demands you have perspective after a night like last night. After all, it’s Week 2. Arizona won in Foxboro in Week 2 last year.…