New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has been reinstated by the team after being suspended last week for a violation of team rules, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Rodgers-Cromartie missed Sunday night's 23-10 win over the Denver Broncos. Rodgers-Cromartie was told last Tuesday he would be benched for Sunday's game against the Broncos because of his action.

Seahawks left guard Luke Joeckel did indeed have surgery on his knee last week during Seattle’s bye week. Head coach Pete Carroll said last week Joeckel would have the arthroscopic procedure done last Thursday and the schedule was followed as planned, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Carroll didn’t have an expected timetable on Joeckel’s recovery projection last week, but did say it was unlikely Joeckel would be able to play this week against the New York Giants.

In Sunday’s dominant win over the Broncos, Giants star Jason Pierre-Paul followed through on a promise he made to a fan in need earlier in the week. Seven-year-old Hayden, who is battling cancer, visited the Giants for practice last week and made a special connection with JPP, showing him how to celebrate if he brought down the quarterback in Denver.

Each week throughout the NFL season, we identify six players to target on waiver wires, plus a lightly owned D/ST. All are available in a majority of Yahoo leagues and approved for immediate use. Darkwa out-carried Wayne Gallman 21 to nine on Sunday night in New York’s shocking road win, and he out-rushed the rookie by 90 yards. Consider him the clear committee head, with Gallman in a supporting role.

By Pei Li and Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - As the Denver Broncos prepared to battle the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, China's top NFL announcers were going through their own pre-game rituals. For Wang Zixing and Xiao Chen, game day meant waking before dawn and driving to the Beijing studio where they host a four-hour live streamed broadcast of NFL games for Chinese commuters - one of the fastest-growing fanbases of American football. "From September to June, you have to get used to getting up very early," said Wang, now beginning his third year as an NFL commentator.

By Pei Li and Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - As the Denver Broncos prepared to battle the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, China's top NFL announcers were going through their own pre-game rituals. For Wang Zixing and Xiao Chen, game day meant waking before dawn and driving to the Beijing studio where they host a four-hour live streamed broadcast of NFL games for Chinese commuters - one of the fastest-growing fanbases of American football. "From September to June, you have to get used to getting up very early," said Wang, now beginning his third year as an NFL commentator.

“Wisdom of the Crowd” is currently up in the Sunday overnight ratings, due at least in part to the overrun of NFL football into CBS’ Sunday primetime lineup. The entire CBS primetime lineup was pushed back 30 minutes or so due to football, so “Wisdom

On the night of the Season 3 finale of Fear The Walking Dead and the second National League Championship Series face-off between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers, plus a full slate on the rest of the Big 4 and another day of NFL national anthem controversy, it wasn’t going to be easy for Sunday Night Football this week. The zombie apocalypse and MLB aside, it wasn’t easy for the Denver Broncos either, as the New York Giants whooped them 23-10 in an audacious upset in Colorado.

Veteran sports broadcaster Al Michaels jokingly compared New York Giants wide receivers to Harvey Weinstein’s very bad week on “Sunday Night Football” — and apologized on-air within the hour. Partner Cris Collinsworth echoed Al’s “leave it at that” sentiment, and so they did. NBC Sports did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s question about what prompted Michaels to address the joke.

Al Michaels has covered multiple World Series, Super Bowls and Olympics. Al Michaels, one of America’s most respected sports commentators, has apologised after jokingly comparing the New York Giants’ problems to those of the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of multiple cases of sexual abuse.

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