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NY Giants need to stop depending on comebacks heading into San Francisco 49ers game, which is gateway to tougher schedule
nydailynews.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
There is nothing in the Giants’ game plan that calls for spotting an opponent a 14-0 lead. But it happened in the first five minutes against Cleveland on Sunday.Share Tweet
Programming note: Three cities, one daySAN JOSE, Calif. -- A few notes while preparing to board the first of two flights Monday afternoon/evening: I'll be hitting three NFC West cities in one day, but that wasn't the plan. Computer problems at Alaska Airlines wiped out my return options from…Share Tweet
Young NFC West pass-rushers making markFour young NFC West outside pass-rushers have combined for 18 sacks through five games. A look at their progress: Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams (6.0 sacks): A three-sack game against Arizona on Thursday night doubled Quinn's total for the season. The Ram…Share TweetTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals' already embattled ground game has taken a severe blow with the announcement that running back Ryan Williams is out for the season with a left shoulder injury that will require surgery.Share TweetSophomore slumps are common among NFL quarterbacks, but few second-year signal callers are causing more consternation after an amazing rookie campaign than Cam Newton. After setting several rookie records in 2011, Newton's been far less effective and ef…Share Tweet
QBR ranks: 49ers' Alex Smith leads NFLAlex Smith has generally done what the San Francisco 49ers have asked him to do since last season. Some of the quarterback's most valuable contributions -- changing plays at the line of scrimmage, for instance -- have been tough to quantify. Coach Jim H…Share Tweet
PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at SundayWhat was the most memorable takeaway from Sunday’s action? Was it Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass? A second straight dominant performance by the 49ers? The Colts coming back from 18 points down onShare Tweet
Bills get even thinner on the offensive lineThere hasn’t been much to smile about for the Bills across the last six quarters of football and their chances of ending their dismal streak in Arizona isn’t looking great thanks to the state of their offensive line. Buffalo started Sunday’s game agShare TweetSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NFC West teams have a combined 14-6 record, the best for any division in the NFL. Three teams from the NFC West -- San Francisco, Arizona and Seattle -- have a combined 10-1 record in non-division games. The other NFC West team, S…Share TweetWhat is shaping up as the greatest defense in Seattle Seahawks history wasn't going to defeat the Carolina Panthers by itself. It would need at least some help from an offense still in its formative stages. Quarterback Russell Wilson would have to impro…Share TweetThe Seahawks appear to be coming to peace with the two Russell Wilsons. One one hand, the rookie quarterback had one of his best games of the season. On the other, he nearly cost them a game they had well within their grasp. Statistically, a 19-of-25 fo…Share TweetThe only potential negative emerging from Sunday’s 45-3 shellacking of the Bills by the 49ers was the news that quarterback Alex Smith has injured the middle finger of his throwing hand. The team downplayed the injury after the game, and for good reasonShare Tweet
NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory?Oct 8Episode 202: Steve Young breaks down Kevin Kolb's performance this season. The NFL32 crew discuss the Patriots' big win over the Broncos.
San Francisco 49ers locker room excitementOct 8Catch a glimpse at the San Francisco 49ers locker room celebration after a dominant victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 5 of NFL action.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 5Oct 8Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
Is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith maturing into a Pro Bowl QB?Oct 8Jamie Dukes joins "Around the League" to discuss the maturation of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. Is Dukes ready to call Smith a Pro Bowl quarterback?