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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

'Comeback Cardinals' alone atop NFC West at 2-0

The 'Comeback Cardinals' find themselves alone in first place in the NFC West heading into an important game at home against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Backup Drew Stanton filled in admirably in the Cardinals' 25-14 road victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, the second game in a row that Arizona won with a fourth-quarter comeback.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC West, Arizona Cardinals, John Abraham, Ted Ginn, NFL Players, Drew Stanton, San Francisco 49ers

5 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Redskins get good news on RGIII's ankle injury

Gruden: RG3's ankle not fractured; could return this season And that means he may still return to field at some point this season. Check out this story on ASHBURN, Va.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC East, Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Clark, NFL Players, Kirk Cousins

9 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Robert Griffin III against Rams

Relatively positive news is expected from the Washington Redskins on Monday, with quarterback Robert Griffin III likely to return this season from a dislocated ankle. Griffin underwent tests and a full medical evaluation for what coach Jay Gruden and the Redskins feared could be a season-ending injury.


Related Topix: Sports, Washington Redskins, NFL Football, Robert Griffin III, NFL Players, NFC East

9 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

Murray running the show fora

DeMarco Murray reversed field and sprinted around right end for the first down, sliding just before the sideline with the Cowboys running out the clock during their win at Tennessee. The play in the fourth quarter Sunday said a lot about Murray and the Cowboys' sudden fascination with the running game.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Dallas Cowboys, NFL Players, DeMarco Murray, Tony Romo, Lance Dunbar, Jason Witten, NFC West

14 hrs ago | Detroit Lions

O'Hara's Monday Countdown: Crazy Sunday in the NFC North

Four games, all different, and the result: a four-way tie for first place in the division with everyone at 1-1. It was a crazy Sunday in the NFC North, from the 1 p.m. starts for the Lions and Vikings, to the Packers' late-afternoon game, and finally the Bears putting a cap on the day with a road game against the 49ers that ended a dozen minutes before midnight, Detroit time.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC North, Detroit Lions, Aaron Rodgers, NFL Players, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), Chicago Bears

18 hrs ago | Xenia Daily Gazette

Eagles' Kelly, Indy's Luck familiar from college

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throws against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver.


Related Topix: Sports, Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Football, NFC East, Josh Huff, NFL Players, Matt Tobin, NCAA Sports, Stanford University NCAA, Stanford Cardinal NCAA Football, Indianapolis Colts, NCAA Football

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Chargers stun Seahawks

Antonio Gates led the way for the Chargers with three touchdowns, while Philip Rivers completed 28-of-37 passes for 284 yards. Nick Novak had kicked the Chargers into the lead with a 50-yard field goal before Seattle responded through a 51-yard touchdown run from Percy Harvin.


Related Topix: Sports, San Diego Chargers, NFL Football, Seattle Seahawks, NFC West, Antonio Gates, Philip Rivers, NFL Players, Nick Novak

Contra Costa Times

49ers collapse in Levi's debut

Turnovers and penalties doomed the 49ers' not-so-grand opening of Levi's Stadium on Sunday night, a 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears before a debut crowd of 70,799. The 49ers at one point led 17-0, and they eventually blew a 20-7 lead in the fourth quarter.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, NFC West, Michael Crabtree, Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin, NFL Players

The Washington Post

Kaepernick's mistakes cost 49ers in Levi's debut

Colin Kaepernick has delivered two drastically different performances in prime time against the Chicago Bears, from that sensational first career start two years ago at Candlestick Park to the complete debacle in his Levi's Stadium debut. Kaepernick threw two of his three interceptions in the fourth quarter and also lost a fumble, watching Jay Cutler rally the Bears from a late double-digit deficit to a stunning 28-20 win to spoil the first regular-season game in the 49ers' new $1.2 billion stadium.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, NFC West, Michael Crabtree, Colin Kaepernick, Anquan Boldin, NFL Players


Arizona Cardinals In Sole Possession Of First Place In NFC West

Sep 14, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Quintin Demps fumbles the ball after being hit by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kenny Demens on a kickoff return during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports It is just two weeks.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC West, Kenny Demens, NFL Players, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Quintin Demps

Packers dig huge hole early, climb out with a victory

Randall Cobb had two touchdowns and a two-point conversion on Sunday as the Green Bay Packers came from behind to best the New York Jets, 31-24, in Week Two NFL action on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Coming off a still-stinging loss to Seattle, the New York Jets came by to visit the not-yet-frozen tundra for a late Sunday afternoon game in the NFL Week Two.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, NFC North, Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Corey Linsley, NFL Players

The Wichita Eagle

NL Capsules

Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon made a lewd gesture to fans and was ejected after giving up four runs in the ninth inning during the Phillies' 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Papelbon grabbed his crotch as he walked to the dugout and was ejected by crew chief Joe West.


Related Topix: Sports, Carlos Ruiz, Soccer Players, Baseball Players, Steve Cishek, Jordany Valdespin, Chase Utley, NFL Football, NFC West

The Charlotte Observer

Cam Newton, tough D key in Carolina Panthers 24-7 victory over Lions

Cahrlotte Panthers quarterback Cam Newton reacts after throwing a touchdown in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions during the game at Bank of America Stadium. The Carolina Panthers were without their best pass-rusher Sunday after deactivating Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy 90 minutes before kickoff.


Related Topix: Sports, Carolina Panthers, NFL Football, Cam Newton, NFL Players, NFC South, Luke Kuechly, Jason Avant, A.J Klein

Eagles off while rest of NFC East seeks its first win

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of four teams missing in action on Sept. 14. Of course, that is because the Eagles are in wait for Monday Night Football on Sept.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, New York Giants

The Post-Standard

NFL kickoff: Avoiding the dreaded 0-2 start, Week 2 buzz, headlines and picks

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall walks on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Chicago.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC North, Chicago Bears, Adrian Peterson (Chicago Bears), NFL Players, Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos

Seattle Seahawks

On this date: Seahawks hold Jim Harbaugh-quarterbacked Colts to 118 yards

Linebackers Chad Brown and Winston Moss lead the defensive effort against the Jim Harbaugh-led Colts, while Warren Moon passes for one touchdown and runs for another. 2003 - In the Seahawks' first shutout since 1998, rookie safety Ken Hamlin has a hand in four of the team's six takeaways - including a forced fumble on the first play of the game and an interception at the Seattle 8-yard line with four seconds remaining - in a 38-0 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Indianapolis Colts, NFC West, Seattle Seahawks, Matt Hasselbeck, NFL Players, Ken Hamlin


NFC North Predictions: Week 2

Nov 19, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick scrambles from Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and nose tackle Stephen Paea at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Bears 32-7.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC North, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers, NFL Players, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Frank Gore's Fantasy Trade Value, Season Stat Projections and More

Although Frank Gore's best days are behind him, the San Francisco 49ers running back remains a fantasy football stalwart. With the exception of 2010, when he was limited to 11 games, Gore's been one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL .


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore, NFL Players, NFC West, Carlos Hyde, Taylor Price

St. Petersburg Times

Scouting the NFC South

Perhaps New Orleans still holds a bit of a grudge against commissioner Roger Goodell for the bounty scandal punishments, including coach Sean Payton 's year-long suspension. The New Orleans Times-Picayune published an editorial calling for Goodell to be removed from his position because of how he handled the Ray Rice controversy.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC South, New Orleans Saints, NFL Players, Drew Brees, Carolina Panthers, Josh Norman

A safe Week 1 conclusion: Aside from Eagles, NFC East stinks

It's dangerous to read too much into what happens in the NFL during the opening week. In some ways, it's an extension of the preseason, except, of course, it counts in the standings.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, Eli Manning, NFL Players, Robert Griffin III, Jackson, Soccer Players, Dallas Cowboys