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Washington Redskins’ new big three lead win over New York Giants – Washington Redskins Blog

LANDOVER, Md. — The Washington Redskins lose playmakers and find more. But there’s a reason coach Jay Gruden, a day before beating the New York Giants 20-10, said he wasn’t worried about the team’s offense. No one was more aware of what the offense was missing. But, no one was more aware of what it still had. So here was receiver Jamison Crowder, continuing his recent solid stretch of play that many expected games ago. And here was Samaje Perine, running the way the Redskins had hoped he would when…

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New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple is inactive for Thursday night’s game against the Washington Redskins.

LANDOVER, Md. — Among the notable New York Giants inactives for Thursday night’s game against the Washington Redskins was a name that wasn’t expected to be on the list without an injury: cornerback Eli Apple. Apple was a first-round pick, No. 10 overall, by the Giants last year. He was a healthy scratch Thanksgiving for the second straight week. The Giants said it was a “coach’s decision.” Apple, 22, missed time last week to attend to a personal matter. He was deactivated with little time to prepare for the Kansas…

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Week 12 NFL predictions: Scores for every game – NFL Nation

NFL Nation reporters predict the outcomes and scores for Thursday’s, Sunday’s and Monday’s Week 12 games. PickCenter It’s no secret the Vikings have struggled to score against the Lions during Mike Zimmer’s tenure. Minnesota has control of the NFC North with six consecutive wins and has not lost a game since it faced Detroit in Week 4. The biggest challenge for Case Keenum and his playmakers will be picking up big chunks of yardage against the Lions’ secondary. The Lions are allowing nearly 154 yards rushing on average since losing…

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Kansas City Chiefs can’t lose with Darrelle Revis signing – Kansas City Chiefs Blog

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rarely one to be critical in public of his players, Andy Reid had little but compliments for the Chiefs‘ cornerbacks on Wednesday. But the Chiefs’ actions to an extent drowned out his words. The team would have had no reason to sign veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis if things were going well in its secondary. “We’ve had some young guys in there trying their hearts out and doing a nice job for us too,” Reid said, though the Chiefs have allowed more passing yards than all but…

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Doug Pederson: Chicago Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky is like Carson Wentz – Chicago Bears Blog

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson thinks all the ingredients are in place for Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to be next year’s version of Carson Wentz. “Oh, for sure, for sure,” Pederson said on a Wednesday conference call. “We knew last year with Carson as a rookie that there were going to be growing pains and we were going to take some lumps. And also, listen, we just weren’t very good as a football team last year, too, and didn’t have the surrounding pieces…

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Chargers will wear powder blue for first Thanksgiving game since 1969 – Los Angeles Chargers Blog

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Growing up with a father, Steve Rivers, who was a high school football coach in Alabama, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said he looked forward to gathering around the television on Thanksgiving and watching football with his family. For the first time in his 14-year career in the NFL, Rivers will play on Thanksgiving, when the Chargers hit the road to face the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday (4:30 p.m. ET, CBS). The Chargers will have one last walk-through practice at the Hoag Performance Center before…

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Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers calls critics who say he doesn’t care anymore ‘absolutely nuts’

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is taking notice of critics who think he doesn’t care anymore in light of his flirtation with retirement in the offseason. Fresh off a four-touchdown performance against Tennessee, Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show that such critics “don’t know what they are talking about.” “In a way it’s like, ‘Wait a second, you’re going to take a shot at me and you don’t know me?’” Roethlisberger said on his Tuesday show, which is broadcast on 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh. “I’m going to go out here…

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New England Patriots cut Cassius Marsh after trading for him in September

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In a mildly surprising move based on the compensation they gave up to acquire him, the New England Patriots waived fourth-year defensive end Cassius Marsh on Tuesday. On Sept. 2, the Patriots had given up fifth- and seventh-round picks for Marsh in a swap with the Seattle Seahawks. Marsh, a UCLA alum, played in nine games for the Patriots, with one start, and was credited with 14 tackles and one sack. The team is thin depthwise at defensive end, which adds to the somewhat surprising nature of…

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Fantasy football — Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 12, including notes on Christian McCaffrey, Keenan Allen and Brandin Cooks

11:22 AM ET Mike ClayESPN Writer Close Fantasy football, NFL analyst for ESPN.com Member of Pro Football Writers of America Founding director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy 2013 FSTA award winner for most accurate preseason rankings Below are notes covering each of the NFL’s 32 teams from a fantasy perspective. Use these tidbits to make the best waiver-wire, trade and lineup decisions for Week 12. Be sure to check back each week of the season for a new version of the Fantasy 32. Throughout this piece, I’ll be referencing “OTD.”…

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Atlanta Falcons get a little swagger back with tough win in Seattle – Atlanta Falcons Blog

SEATTLE — When the Atlanta Falcons needed a big play to put themselves in position to secure a win, they turned to their marquee players to get it done. Reigning MVP Matt Ryan‘s deep pass to All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones down the right sideline with 7 minutes, 39 seconds remaining in regulation symbolized just why the Falcons still are a serious threat in the NFC. Ryan perfectly placed the ball where only Jones could get it, and Jones corralled the ball with ease, brushing off the coverage by Seattle…

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