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Robert Griffin, Aaron Hernandez headline the NFL’s Week 6 injur…

Robert Griffin, Aaron Hernandez headline the NFL’s Week 6 injury report

yahoo.com Updated Oct 12, 2012
Washington Redskins first round quarterback Robert Griffin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Griffin suffered a concussion in last week's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon (…
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  • Saints players appeal new bounty-gate penalties

    Saints players appeal new bounty-gate penalties

    CNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- All four players punished in the NFL's bounty investigation have filed appeals with the league. People familiar with the situation say the players have asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to remove himself as arbitrator because they do …
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  • Chargers’ Melvin Ingram fined $15,750 for hit on Drew Brees

    Chargers’ Melvin Ingram fined $15,750 for hit on Drew Brees

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    One of the biggest plays of Sunday night’s Chargers-Saints game came when Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw an interception that Chargers linebacker Demorrio Williams returned for a touchdown - only to have the touchdown called back on a roughing th
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  • Checking the injuries that matter most

    Checking the injuries that matter most

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    With the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers in a bye week, the list of key injuries for Sunday’s NFC South games is pretty short. The Falcons are listing linebacker Stephen Nicholas (ankle) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (groin) as questi
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  • Film of the NFC South chat

    Film of the NFC South chat

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Let’s take a team-by-team look at some of the highlights of Friday’s NFC South chat. ATLANTA FALCONS Jon(Falcon fan) (GA): How long can Abraham go this year playing the number of reps that the he has been playing? Can't Sidbury play more? Pat Yasinska
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  • Bucs go with ticketless tickets

    Bucs go with ticketless tickets

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    The team that hasn’t had to print an abundance of tickets lately could soon have to print none. The Buccaneers have become the first team to use paperless ticketing, with tickets purchased via a smartphone - and the phone then scanned upon entry to th
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  • Final Word: NFC South

    Final Word: NFC South

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 6 (remember, the Panthers and Saints are on their bye week): Odds-on favorite: With a 5-0 start, the Falcons are well on their way to the playoffs. Thirty-eight teams have started 5-0 since the NFL went to its curren…
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  • Sources: Appeals aim for Goodell's recusal

    Sources: Appeals aim for Goodell's recusal

    New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed his appeal of the season-long suspension with an intriguing strategy.
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons 04:10

    'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Oct 12
    The "Playbook" crew explains how the Atlanta Falcons receivers will be able to dominate the Oakland Raiders defensive backs in Week 6.
  • Video - PTI Big Finish October 12th 00:48

    PTI Big Finish October 12th

    Oct 12
    PTI runs down Friday's top stories.
  • Video - Are the Atlanta Falcons a fluke? 03:43

    Are the Atlanta Falcons a fluke?

    Oct 12
    Is the undefeated record of the Atlanta Falcons misleading due to ease in schedule, or are they a legitimate contender? Is it Tim Tebow time in New York? What;s in store for The Dallas Cowboys? Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel answer these questions in this…
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Losing Teams That Can Make The Playoffs 02:46

    NFL Live OT: Losing Teams That Can Make The Playoffs

    Oct 12
    Trey Wingo, Tedy Bruschi and Mark Schlereth discuss which teams with losing records they think can make the playoffs.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Bills defense has team struggling for answers

    Oct 12
    The most stunning thing about the NFL, heading into Week 6? How bad the Bills have looked, especially on defense.
  • Peter King: Bills defense has team struggling for answers

    Oct 12
    The most stunning thing about the NFL, heading into Week 6? How bad the Bills have looked, especially on defense.
  • Going through the inbox and the Week 6 picks

    Oct 12
    The Sports Guy shares his faith in football before going through his inbox and making his Week 6 picks.