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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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Jerry Jones won’t sue NFL over Roger Goodell contract extension

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says he will not sue the league over commissioner Roger Goodell’s pending contract extension, but emphasized that he still wants “accountability” in the process. Jones made his remarks in a USA Today report Tuesday, one day after the Wall Street Journal reported the NFL’s compensation committee denied his request that the league’s owners be allowed a final vote of approval on Goodell’s extension. The NFL’s compensation committee has denied Jerry Jones’ request that the league’s owners be allowed a final vote 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

11:50 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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Seahawks can’t overcome brutal start, playoff chances take a hit with loss to Falcons – Seattle Seahawks Blog

3:28 AM ET Brady HendersonESPN SEATTLE — Russell Wilson was awful at the start. He was incredible after that. Ultimately, he wasn’t enough. Wilson was picked off on his second pass attempt and lost a second-quarter fumble that was returned for an Atlanta Falcons touchdown, which contributed to a brutal start for the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson rallied Seattle back with two passing touchdowns, a rushing score and some of his signature elusiveness — showing that the Seahawks are never out of any game as long as No. 3 is at…

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