October 2014


Philadelphia running back Darren Sproles is inactive and Arizona defensive end Calais Campbell is active for Sunday's game between the Eagles and Cardinals. Sproles was limited in practice last week after spraining his MCL in Philadelphia's 27-0 win over the New York Giants on Oct. 12. Also inactive for the Eagles is center Jason Kelce, recovering from sports hernia surgery.
Points haven't been easy to come by for the Detroit Lions, but they continue to wreak havoc on the defensive end. The slumping Atlanta Falcons are having issues on both sides of the ball. Looking to continue its defensive prowess overseas, Detroit tries to hand the Falcons a fifth consecutive defeat as these NFC foes square off in London on Sunday. "We're not afraid to go anywhere, anyplace and go out there and play and execute what we need to get done," Lions Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said.
Tyrone Crawford flailed his arms in frustration after chasing Eli Manning only to see the Giants quarterback throw a harmless interception last week. The Dallas defensive tackle has to come up with a new way after every game to describe life without a sack, and the Cowboys have so few as a team. ''They're going to have to start coming,'' said defensive end Jeremy Mincey, who also doesn't have a sack but is tied with Crawford for the team lead in quarterback pressures with 17. I know we'll click.'' Crawford is tired of having to face defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli in the first meeting each week without a sack in the previous game.
A shoving match breaks out in a section of the MetLife Stadium stands. While security officers hustle to the scene, a beyond state-of-the-art surveillance system is recording every detail. MetLife Stadium previously won a security award and recently was nominated for another one for the system, which cost close to $1 million. Praise has come from the NFL for implementing a program that the league wants expanded to every team's home.
Just when Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy gets his game back on track, here comes the NFL's best run defense. McCoy, coming off his finest game of the season a 149-yard effort in a 27-0 win over the New York Giants, faces an Arizona Cardinals' defense that has allowed an average of just 72 yards rushing per game when the Eagles visit Arizona on Sunday. ''I'm sure they're going to try to take the run away,'' McCoy said. ''What's so impressive about that defense is the way they utilize players.
Rookie receiver Jarvis Landry says the NFL's not much different from the Southeastern Conference, and his rapid progress with the Miami Dolphins suggests he might be right. Landry's ascent is especially impressive because receiver was the Dolphins' deepest position in training camp. ''I'm not satisfied,'' Landry said. He enters Sunday's game at Jacksonville ranked second on the team to Mike Wallace with 22 catches for 232 yards, and scored his first career touchdown in Game 5 against Green Bay.
Chet Gresham takes you through all the NFC Targets and Touches from Week 7.

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