October 2016


Nov 1 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NFL on Monday AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEAFC EAST W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. New England 7 1 0 0 217 132 .875 2. Buffalo 4 4 0 0 212 172 .500 3. Miami 3 4 0 0 146 159 .429 4. NY Jets 3 5 0 0 150 208 .375 AFC NORTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Pittsburgh 4 3 0 0 170 150 .571 2. Cincinnati 3 4 1 0 167 189 .438 3. Baltimore 3 4 0 0 133 139 .429 4. Cleveland 0 8 0 1 158 238 0 AFC SOUTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Houston 5 3 0 0 137 167 .625 2. Tennessee 4 4 0 0 182 183 .500 3. Indianapolis 3 5 0 1 208 230 .375 4. Jacksonville 2 5 0 0 139 196 . ...
Dak Prescott will start against Cleveland after the rookie quarterback looked like Tony Romo in rallying Dallas past Philadelphia in the fourth quarter and overtime for his sixth straight win. Jones wasn't saying Prescott is taking Romo's job.
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has very little to say about the team's decision to release placekicker Josh Brown in the wake of revelations Brown abused his wife over an extended period of time. Speaking to the media for the first time since Brown was cut last week, Reese on Monday refused to answer questions dealing with Brown. Reese started his first news conference since training camp by talking about the Giants (4-3) coming out of their bye week.
Conservative coaching, poor execution and another fourth-quarter fumble cost the Philadelphia Eagles a chance to be in first place. After wasting a 10-point lead in a 29-23 overtime loss at Dallas, the Eagles (4-3) fell two games behind the Cowboys (6-1) with another division game on the road coming up against the rested Giants (4-3). It'll be Philadelphia's third straight game playing a team coming off a bye week.
“Tony’s not ready to play,” Jones told reporters after the win. “That’s subject to Jason Garrett making the decision, but as far as the health issue is concerned for Tony, there’s no need of pushing it that fast.
It’s never a good sign when a team brings in the dreaded “outside consultant.” Might as well hang a “everyone should freshen up their résumés” sign outside the facility. The Bears did not comment on the report.
Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles let one NFC East road game get away with a good chance to win, and now they have to prepare for another one. Wentz never got the ball in overtime after the Eagles squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, losing the rookie duel with Dak Prescott when the Dallas quarterback threw a 5-yard touchdown to Jason Witten on the first possession of the extra period in the Cowboys' 29-23 win Sunday night. Instead of being tied with Dallas (6-1) atop the division, the Eagles trail by two games following the sixth straight win for Prescott filling in for Tony Romo, the 10-year starter who is close to returning from a preseason back injury.
Oct 31 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NFL on Sunday AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEAFC EAST W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. New England 7 1 0 0 217 132 .875 2. Buffalo 4 4 0 0 212 172 .500 3. Miami 3 4 0 0 146 159 .429 4. NY Jets 3 5 0 0 150 208 .375 AFC NORTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Pittsburgh 4 3 0 0 170 150 .571 2. Cincinnati 3 4 1 0 167 189 .438 3. Baltimore 3 4 0 0 133 139 .429 4. Cleveland 0 8 0 1 158 238 0 AFC SOUTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Houston 5 3 0 0 137 167 .625 2. Tennessee 4 4 0 0 182 183 .500 3. Indianapolis 3 5 0 1 208 230 .375 4. Jacksonville 2 5 0 0 139 196 . ...
The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals played to a 27-27 draw Sunday in London as the NFL got its second tied game in a season for the first time since 1997. The sold-out crowd of 84,488 at Wembley Stadium left deflated and even puzzled as the regulation-time shootout between Kirk Cousins and Andy Dalton turned into an overtime comedy of errors. ''It definitely feels more like a loss than a win, because we moved the ball so well and had so many opportunities to win,'' Cousins said.
There's a light in the Cleveland Browns' locker room at FirstEnergy Stadium that splashes the phrase ''Expect to Win'' on the carpet for all the players and staff to see. Another halftime lead morphed into another befuddling loss, this time a 31-28 setback against the New York Jets that sent Cleveland spiraling to 0-8 at the season's midway point. The Browns have dropped 11 straight overall and are 3-26 over their last 29 games.

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