October 2012

NEW YORK (AP) -- It might be less of a collision and more of a mere bump in the night when the Chargers and Chiefs meet on Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders says he's going to meet with NFL officials to discuss his fourth-quarter leg cramp in a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this month.
In the interest of sparking more activity, this year's NFL trade deadline was first moved back two weeks to the first Tuesday after Week 8 while teams sort out who's in, and who's out, in the marathon to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Contract talks between Victor Cruz and the New York Giants are progressing and the wide receiver indicated that a deal could be completed soon.
Behind the second-ranked offense in the National Football League, the New York Giants (6-2) have reached the mid-way point of the 2012 schedule and in first place in the NFC East. While the offense has put up lots of points (see my mid-season grades), the team's 14th-ranked defense has made big plays, too. Here's a look at my mid-term marks for the Giants' key defensive players.
The Philadelphia Eagles are being written off as a playoff contender after their latest crushing loss on Oct. 28. Eagles fans like myself aren't really talking about the playoffs right now anyway, as our focus is more on next year and whether Andy Reid or Michael Vick should be part of it. However, the playoffs are still a possibility, since Philadelphia isn't in that much of a hole in the wild card race.
Owner states he has confidence in coaching staff
With much of the Northeast in the early stages of recovering from Superstorm Sandy, the NFL and NBA plan to carry on with their schedules.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mike Tomlin is too preoccupied with finding ways to stop Eli Manning to worry whether the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will affect Sunday's game in New York against the defending Super Bowl champion Giants.
With much of the Northeast immersed in the recovery from Superstorm Sandy's devastating blow, the NFL and NBA plan to carry on with their schedules.

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