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Antrel Rolle believes Giants can run the table

Antrel Rolle believes Giants can run the table

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 30, 2013
The Giants have lost their first four games by a combined 85 points, but one member of the team thinks that better days are right around the corner. Safety Antrel Rolle has complained about the lack of energy among his teammates, but said Monday that he…
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  • As The Government Slowly Dies, TX Congressman Makes Dumb Joke

    As The Government Slowly Dies, TX Congressman Makes Dumb Joke

    deadspin.com Sep 30, 2013
    Hysteric Democrats claiming the shutdown means the Redskins can't play next week. #heyitcouldbetrue — Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) September 30, 2013Read more...
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  • Two Separate Heads Got Cracked With Bottles In This Fight In Sa…

    Two Separate Heads Got Cracked With Bottles In This Fight In San Diego

    deadspin.com Sep 30, 2013
    We join the action mid-beef during a tailgate at the Chargers-Cowboys game Sunday as Dez Bryant Dude is already stewing and pacing around. Then some lady slaps him in the face and the bottles start flying.Read more...
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  • Nowhere to Look but Ahead for Winless Giants

    Nowhere to Look but Ahead for Winless Giants

    nytimes.com Sep 30, 2013
    After four games they would rather forget, the Giants are left to focus on what safety Antrel Rolle called the 12-game season remaining.
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  • Carr admits Cowboys on roller coaster

    Carr admits Cowboys on roller coaster

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- A few weeks ago, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher challenged his teammates to stop the roller coaster the Cowboys have been on the past few years. The team hasn't won consecutive games since a three-game win streak last December. The Cowb…
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  • Morris Claiborne is struggling for Cowboys

    Morris Claiborne is struggling for Cowboys

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- There were plenty of questions during coach Jason Garrett's news conference on Monday about cornerback Morris Claiborne. In Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers, an unofficial count had Claiborne allowing four receptions for 84 yards…
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  • Cowboys not afraid to make lineup changes

    Cowboys not afraid to make lineup changes

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- Jason Garrett and his Dallas Cowboys coaching staff have shown they will not be patient with players. Through the first quarter of the season, they have made a change at safety, replacing veteran Will Allen with rookie J.J. Wilcox; Bria…
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  • Sore foot, poor play took Bruce Carter out

    Sore foot, poor play took Bruce Carter out

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter was taken out of the lineup Sunday against the San Diego Chargers not just for poor play but also a slight foot injury. “That’s something we heard about in the second half of the game,” coach Jason…
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  • Terrance Williams still getting over fumble

    Terrance Williams still getting over fumble

    IRVING, Texas -- The day after, Cowboys rookie wide receiver Terrance Williams was still dealing with his fourth-quarter fumble in Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers. Williams caught a short pass over the middle and while trying to stretch out for …
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  • Redskins notes: Lots of work remains

    Redskins notes: Lots of work remains

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. -- One win hasn’t changed the message Mike Shanahan has for the Washington Redskins as they enter the bye week. They have work to do. “Our team is pretty realistic,” Shanahan said. “They know what type of effort we have to have to get to th…
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  • Joe Theismann has harsh words on Giants

    Joe Theismann has harsh words on Giants

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    Former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Theismann is not that surprised that the Giants are 0-4. Appearing on "The Mike Lupica Show" on ESPN NY 98.7 FM on Monday, Theismann said the team hasn't been that good in recent years, despite winning…
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  • With focus on Jackson, Eagles must adjust

    With focus on Jackson, Eagles must adjust

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA -- DeSean Jackson had a frustrating day in Denver, from the pass that soared over his head on the Eagles’ first drive to the moment he blew off reporters in the postgame locker room. Frustrate Jackson and you frustrate the Eagles’ entire pa…
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  • Garrett has hope for Miles Austin this week

    Garrett has hope for Miles Austin this week

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have some optimism that wide receiver Miles Austin might be able to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Austin missed the 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers with a hamstring injury suffered during the Sept. 22 w…
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  • Notes: Will Hill returning from suspension

    Notes: Will Hill returning from suspension

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants safety Will Hill can return this week from his four-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Hill told reporters back in July that he was suspended for repeatedly failing …
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  • Injury update: Jenkins in walking boot

    Injury update: Jenkins in walking boot

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants starting defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins was wearing a protective walking boot on his lower right leg Monday in the Giants locker room, a day after the team's 31-7 loss to the Chiefs. When asked to describe the i…
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  • Alfred Morris says ribs 'a little tender'

    Alfred Morris says ribs 'a little tender'

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris said X-rays showed he did not break any ribs, but he’s not sure when he’ll return. Morris left Washington’s 24-14 win against the Oakland Raiders late in the third quarter. He said his “ribs…
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  • Upon Further Review: Eagles Week 4

    Upon Further Review: Eagles Week 4

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    A review of four hot issues after the Philadelphia Eagles' 52-20 loss to the Denver Broncos: This game was never going to be a pleasant afternoon in the Rockies for these Eagles. After Philip Rivers dissected their patchwork secondary in Week 2, we imme…
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  • If any Giant turns on Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck will punch him …

    If any Giant turns on Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck will punch him in the mouth

    The scoreboard says that the Giants got blown out again on Sunday by the Chiefs, but the game was close deep into the second half before Kansas City blew things open. One of the key moments in that switch was Dexter McCluster’s 89-yard punt return for a…
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  • Upon Further Review: Redskins Week 4

    Upon Further Review: Redskins Week 4

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    A review of four hot issues from the Washington Redskins' 24-14 win against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Sudden change: After three weeks of Michael Vick and Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford, the Redskins weren't about to complain. Oakland's Matt Fl…
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  • Did the Broncos sneak a Papa John’s plug into Peyton Manning’s …

    Did the Broncos sneak a Papa John’s plug into Peyton Manning’s audibles against the Eagles?

    yahoo.com Sep 30, 2013
    Peyton Manning's audibles are a never-ending source of amusement, unless you happen to be on a defensive line waiting for him to snap the darn ball. He rants and raves like a Southern preacher, as much trying to lull the defense to sleep as plot strateg…
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  • Chart: Eli Manning Has Started 150 Consecutive Games; We Are Ol…

    Chart: Eli Manning Has Started 150 Consecutive Games; We Are Old

    deadspin.com Sep 30, 2013
    Eli Manning made his 150th consecutive start for the Giants this Sunday, completing 18 of 37 passes for 217 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The excellent New York Times graphics team has put Manning's feat of longevity into historical contex…
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  • Upon Further Review: Giants Week 4

    Upon Further Review: Giants Week 4

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    An examination of four hot issues from the New York Giants' 31-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: The fourth-down call: The initial call was first down -- that the Giants had converted a third-and-17 with a pass from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz over the m…
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  • Redskins 24, Raiders 14: Ten Observations

    Redskins 24, Raiders 14: Ten Observations

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    OAKLAND -- Thoughts from the Washington Redskins' 24-14 victory against the Oakland Raiders: Santana Moss offered the best way to look at this game. He knows it’s hard to win in the NFL. He’s not beating his chest over just one win when you already have…
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  • Darren McFadden reportedly avoids serious hamstring injury

    Darren McFadden reportedly avoids serious hamstring injury

    profootballtalk.com Sep 30, 2013
    The Raiders lost running back Darren McFadden early in Sunday’s loss to the Redskins with a hamstring injury, but a report on Monday indicates that McFadden escaped without doing major damage to himself. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that McFadden…
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  • Ware: Need to step up pressure on QBs

    Ware: Need to step up pressure on QBs

    ESPN.com Sep 30, 2013
    SAN DIEGO – From the day DeMarcus Ware arrived with the Dallas Cowboys he has seen special attention from offenses. Sunday was no different. No matter if Ware was over left tackle Mike Harris or rookie right tackle D.J. Fluker, the San Diego Chargers ma…
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  • Chargers believe Dwight Freeney tore his quad

    Chargers believe Dwight Freeney tore his quad

    profootballtalk.com Sep 30, 2013
    The Chargers defended their home field on Sunday and beat the Cowboys 30-21 to improve to 2-2 on the season, but victory came with a price. Dwight Freeney left the game with a quad injury in the second quarter and the veteran pass-rusher may not be able…
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  • Capital Hope: While the Redskins' offense struggles, the Washin…

    Capital Hope: While the Redskins' offense struggles, the Washin…

    CNNSI.com Sep 30, 2013
    While the Redskins' offense struggles, the Washington defense stepped up in a big 24-14 win over Oakland.
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  • NY Giants suffer embarrassment in loss to Chiefs, then get humi…

    NY Giants suffer embarrassment in loss to Chiefs, then get humiliated by Jimmy Johnson

    nydailynews.com Sep 30, 2013
    There is embarrassment and there is total embarrassment. That’s what the Giants suffered even before they lost, 31-7, in Kansas City on Sunday. Piling on does not do justice to the beatings and the level of criticism Tom Coughlin’s team took on national…
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  • Video - Dallas Cowboys' D struggling 01:08

    Dallas Cowboys' D struggling

    Sep 30
    The Dallas Cowboys defense has been struggling in recent games. What is the reason behind the team's woes?
  • Video - Grading Chip Kelly 03:16

    Grading Chip Kelly

    Sep 30
    Michele Steele and Eric Allen grade Chip Kelly's performance and discuss which first-year head coach has made the biggest splash.
  • Video - Fan Speak: Time For Basketball? 01:30

    Fan Speak: Time For Basketball?

    Sep 30
    Robin Lundberg hits the streets of New York to find out if fans are still watching football.
  • Video - Who Wins NFC East? 03:28

    Who Wins NFC East?

    Sep 30
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate which team will win the NFC East.

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    Sep 30
    Peyton Manning might have just played the best four-game stretch of his illustrious career. (Michael Ciaglo/Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT) On a beautiful day in Denver, it was hard to imagine Peyton Manning being better. Ever. We’ve been saying that for …
  • Don Banks: Jake Locker injury casts pall over Titans' surprise 3-1 start

    Sep 30
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