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McElroy Shines in Place of Sanchez

McElroy Shines in Place of Sanchez

nytimes.com nydailynews.com Updated Dec 2, 2012
A capsule look at the Jets' 7-6 win over the Cardinals.
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  • NFC West Watch: Seahawks a game closer to 49ers

    NFC West Watch: Seahawks a game closer to 49ers

    seattletimes.com Dec 2, 2012
    A week ago, the Seahawks' loss at Miami seemed so crippling to Seattle's chances at winning the NFC West that many Seahawks fans rooted for the 49ers to beat New Orleans to help the Seahawks' position for a wild-card berth.Seattle's victory at Chicago c…
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  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; mor…

    Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Dec 2, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...
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  • Seahawks know they have the quarterback

    Seahawks know they have the quarterback

    CHICAGO -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had much to say Sunday about his coaches, teammates and even what he termed a "spectacular" Chicago Bears defense. Everyone else was talking about him. There was so much to say after Wilso…
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  • Rex Ryan on pulling Mark Sanchez: ‘I needed to make a change’ (…

    Rex Ryan on pulling Mark Sanchez: ‘I needed to make a change’ (VIDEO)

    Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions in five possessions during the New York Jets improbable win over the Arizona Cardinals. Jets coach Rex Ryan pulled Sanchez from the game, and Greg McElroy came in and threw the game's only touchdown. ESPN's Jane Mc…
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  • Sidney Rice not diagnosed with concussion, yet

    Sidney Rice not diagnosed with concussion, yet

    Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice won Sunday’s game for his team, catching a pass near the Chicago end zone before crossing the plane for a touchdown. But as he fell to the end zone, he took a hard shot to the head, and he appeared to be unconscious or clos
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  • 49ers think they got a bad call on intentional grounding safety

    49ers think they got a bad call on intentional grounding safety

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    One of the pivotal plays in a game the 49ers would go on to lose in overtime came when quarterback Colin Kaepernick was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone, which by rule is a safety. But the 49ers think that safety was a bad call. Kaepern…
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  • Seahawks stun Bears on Wilson's TD toss in OT

    Seahawks stun Bears on Wilson's TD toss in OT

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Russell Wilson connected with Sidney Rice on a 13-yard touchdown with 7:33 left in overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to a wild 23-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
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  • Urlacher among several Bears unable to finish

    Urlacher among several Bears unable to finish

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Health continues to be a issue for the Bears who lost four starters due to injuries over the course of their 23-17 overtime loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
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  • Browner, Sherman are expected to be available next week

    Browner, Sherman are expected to be available next week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    The good news for the Seahawks?  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, they’re expected to have cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman (pictured) available for next week’s visit from the Cardinals. The not-as-good news?  They don’
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  • Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Bears WR Earl Bennett is turned upside down on touchdown catch …

    Bears WR Earl Bennett is turned upside down on touchdown catch (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 2, 2012
    During the lead-up to the Chicago Bears loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Bears receiver Earl Bennett was asked about his decreased production. Since Brandon Marshall joined the Bears in the off-season, Bennett hasn't been targeted as often. "It's goin…
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  • Rams stun 49ers in OT, avoid another tie

    Rams stun 49ers in OT, avoid another tie

    Rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime after booting a 53-yarder as time expired in regulation as the St. Louis Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-13 on Sunday, avoiding a second tie in three weeks against th…
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  • Bears-Seahawks going to overtime

    Bears-Seahawks going to overtime

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Despite a 97-yard touchdown drive by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks missed out on a road win because of their defense. The Bears just tied the game and sent it into overtime with a 46-yard field goal as time expired, making it 17-17. …
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  • Questionable call fuels Rams’ comeback

    Questionable call fuels Rams’ comeback

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    A bungled pitch by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick resulted in a great fumble recovery by Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins and a questionable call that Jenkins wasn’t down before he rolled into the end zone for a touchdown. The call on the field was u
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  • Cards grab lead after atrocious offensive first half

    Cards grab lead after atrocious offensive first half

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    It took the full 30 minutes, but someone finally scored in the Meadowlands. Jay Feely’s field goal as time expired in the first half put the Cardinals ahead 3-0 in a game that’s been hard to watch on both sides. The Cardinals finally scored on their 8
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  • Jets' Tebow not active vs. Cardinals

    Jets' Tebow not active vs. Cardinals

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Tim Tebow will not be active for the New York Jets as they host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The backup quarterback sustained two cracked ribs in a game against Seattle on Nov. 11, and did not practice much all week.
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  • Three early games and flurry of inactives

    Three early games and flurry of inactives

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    NFC West Inactive Players: Dec. 2, 2012 CHICAGO -- All four NFC West teams are playing early games Sunday. As a result, news regarding inactive players hit all at once. Let's sort through what it means. Arizona Cardinals: With Andre Roberts out, rookie …
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  • Countdown Live: Seahawks-Bears

    Countdown Live: Seahawks-Bears

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the NFC clash between the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Seahawks-Bears
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  • Video - Sunday Breakdown: Week 13 03:08

    Sunday Breakdown: Week 13

    Dec 2
    Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down how rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson both lead their teams to exciting victories
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Seahawks-Bears 02:07

    Sunday Blitz: Seahawks-Bears

    Dec 2
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Seahawks 23-17 win over the Bears
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Jets Recap 01:32

    Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Jets Recap

    Dec 2
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Jets' 7-6 win over the Cardinals
  • Video - Will Greg McElroy Start Next Week? 01:28

    Will Greg McElroy Start Next Week?

    Dec 2
    Rich Cimini discusses the reaction to Greg McElroy's performance against the Cardinals.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...
  • Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher trag…

    Dec 2
    Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher tragedy.