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profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
We cover all of the biggest injury stories throughout the day on Friday, but feel free to use this as a one-stop shop to catch up on those posts and any other names worth mentioning that we’ll throw in here every Friday. Falcons at Redskins Redskins widShare Tweet
Redskins CB Griffin (hamstring) out againWashington Redskins nickel cornerback Cedric Griffin will sit out Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.Share TweetThe Friday injury reports for Sunday’s games are out, so let’s take a look at the most significant injuries around the NFC South. Atlanta is listing safety William Moore (hip), center Todd McClure (pectoral) and fullback Lousaka Polite (hamstring) asShare Tweetyahoo.com Oct 5, 2012It's hard to believe that any NFL coach would speak openly of injuring players after everything that went down with Gregg Williams and the Saints, but that's exactly what the NFL is looking at today. Jerry Gray, coordinator of the Tennessee Titans' stru…Share TweetWe had perhaps the most explosive NFC South chat in the history of NFC South chats on Friday afternoon. That’s why I’m going to break from our routine of showing you two or three highlights per team and show you two highlights that dominated the chat.Share TweetIf the Saints are going to get their first win of the season Sunday night against the Chargers, they’re going to have to do it without one of their main receiving threats. Wide receiver Lance Moore has already been ruled out with a hamstring strain, aShare TweetAfter coaching Darren Sproles for four years in San Diego, Norv Turner will coach against him for the first time on Sunday night when the Chargers play the Saints. And Turner says preparing for Sproles is among the most important parts of the Chargers’Share TweetDrew Brees is poised to break a record Sunday that John Unitas has held for more than 50 years. The chase has revealed a lot more about the two than their numbers, writes Peter King.Share TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Still No. 1: There was a lot of speculation that Julio Jones would surpass Roddy White and become Matt Ryan's favorite target this year. It hasn’t worked out that way. Ryan has had much more success throwing to WhShare Tweet
PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Triplett and PFT Planet calls and tweetsThe Saints are going to have three familiar faces watching them face the Chargers on Sunday night. Will the presence of Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt be enough to help the Saints get their first win of the season? We’ll be talking about that oShare Tweet
A look at what the Bucs' schedule has in store after the byetampabay.com Oct 5, 2012When the NFL released its schedule in the offseason, the Bucs figured to have a fairly difficult start to their season with their early-season lineup of games. With three-fourths of the NFC East and the always-dangerous Panthers on the slate, you probab…Share Tweet
Saints frustrated by lack of pass rushWhile the Saints’ offense doesn’t seem to have the same sizzle that is displayed last year, the more glaring problem is the defense. The switch from Gregg Williams to Steve Spagnuolo coupled with personnel deficiencies that have become more and more tShare Tweet
Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlightnytimes.com Oct 5, 2012The top games this weekend feature a classic quarterback matchup (Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning) and meeting of top young quarterbacks (Matt Ryan vs. Robert Griffin III).Share Tweet
Can the Falcons stop RG3?Oct 5Charley Casserly and Willie McGinest break down the matchup between the undefeated Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins, focusing primarily on rookie phenom Robert Griffin III.
'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina PanthersOct 5Will Cam Newton be able to spark the running game and take advantage of a Seahawks defense that allows a lot of big plays? One analyst believes Seattle's defense will come through and pull off the upset.
'Playbook': San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans SaintsOct 5Will Drew Brees and the Saints be able to pick up their first win of the season? The "Playbook" guys discuss the keys to winning this Sunday night matchup.
NFL Live OT: QB MatchupsOct 5Tedy Bruschi and Mark Schlereth discuss the quarterback matchups that they are excited to watch this weekend.