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NFC East teams show off flaws as NY Giants, Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins all lose on Sunday
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.Upvote Share Tweet
On Pro Football: Giants’ Chain Reaction of Woe Begins With the HandoffBecause 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.Upvote Share TweetIRVING, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Carter: Near pick-six 'a play I have to make'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…Upvote Share Tweet
Third-down red-zone throws to rookie: why?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 …Upvote Share TweetIRVING, 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…Upvote Share TweetIRVING, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Eli Manning: 'I have to be smarter'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…Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins seek answers after 0-2 startASHBURN, 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Biggest Giants must start to play biggerEAST 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 …Upvote Share TweetAnyone 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…Upvote Share TweetChargers 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.Upvote Share TweetEagles 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…Upvote Share TweetA 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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 …Upvote Share TweetWashington 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA -- 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…Upvote Share Tweet
First Down/Fourth Down: NFC East flops; Mario Williams and Philip Rivers soar in Week 2CNNSI.com Updated Sep 16, 2013The NFC East laid an egg, while others soared. Highlighting the best and worst from Week 2.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Sep 16, 2013The 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…Upvote Share TweetA 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich TandlerThe 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…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS 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…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Eli Manning and NY Giants must turn season around and quickThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Close-Up: A closer look at the Broncos’ victory over the …A closer look at the Broncos’ victory over the Giants.Upvote Share TweetPeyton 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Replay: Week 2The Broncos used a balanced attack as the Giants’ offense sputtered in the third meeting of the Manning quarterbacks.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Updated Sep 16, 2013You 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Hispanic Heritage Month: Victor CruzSep 16Giants WR Victor Cruz talks about his Puerto Rican heritage, salsa dancing and Latino pride.
Shanahan: Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins will not startSep 16Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan gets captious with a reporter after he asks whether he would consider starting quarterback Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III.
Chip Kelly's Offense Exposed?Sep 16Eric Allen, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether Eagles coach Chip Kelly's offense has been exposed.
Is Play Calling The Reason Cowboys Lost?Sep 16Eric Allen, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Cowboys' loss to the Chiefs and debate if it was due to Dallas' play calling.
12’s the Magic NumberSep 16The 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.…