October 2018

The Washington Redskins will be looking for their fourth straight win when they host the Atlanta Falcons at FedExField on Sunday, and defense is what has gotten the Redskins this far. "I'd have to say I'm impressed by a number of their guys, but I'm really impressed by the defensive tackles," Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said. Quinn cited Jonathan Allen (38 tackles, four sacks), Da'Ron Payne (41 tackles, three sacks) and Matt Ioannidis (21 tackles, 5.5 sacks).

Injuries have piled up at a staggering rate for the Atlanta Falcons. Despite so much hardship, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett likes that the front office decided to solve the issues in-house and let the NFL trade deadline pass without a move. ''You can see that we're an organization that believes in our own players,'' Jarrett said.

Adrian Peterson officially met New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley on Sunday, and had some advice for the rookie. Shortly after the clock expired at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson went to midfield. Barkley was essentially ineffective on the ground in the 20-13 loss to the Redskins, running for just 38 yards on 13 carries, but did have 73 yards off nine receptions.

It feels like the New York Giants‘ front office has been blind to the ever-worsening Eli Manning problem. Marc Ross, the Giants’ former vice president of player evaluation, appeared on the NFL Network on Tuesday, and when he was asked if it was time for the Giants to bench Manning, he said the magic words many Giants fans have been longing to hear. This is where they are right now. Their fortunes are tied to Kyle Lauletta, who was drafted in the fourth round out of Richmond.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed free agent linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. The Lions also announced Wednesday that they have signed defensive end Alex Barrett to the practice squad and released tight end Jerome Cunningham from the

Thursday night is coming, and unless you're planning to leave the planet either physically or ethereally, there is no point going on about it all week. The Oakland Raiders will play the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night, and it will be horrific. Two of the three worst records in the NFL (2-13), the two worst records against the spread in the NFL or CFL, and all but three teams in college football, and two teams going nowhere at Warp 2 will face each other Thursday evening in what will NOT be for Bay Area bragging rights.

Around the NFC East: Trade deadline edition originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.comThis week, Washington made an upgrade in the secondary, Dallas traded for receivers like it's 2008, and the New York fire-sale fizzled faster than Eli Apple's

At various points the past few years, James Conner and Adrian Peterson probably weren’t thinking about being named AFC and NFC offensive player of the week. Conner had 200 total yards for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a win over the Cleveland Browns. Peterson had 149 rushing yards for the Washington Redskins as they improved to 5-2 with a win over the New York Giants.

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson's impressive performance Sunday against the New York Giants has earned him league-wide recognition. Peterson continues to showcase the ageless skills that have made him one of the steals of this year's afterthought free-agent market. Through seven games with the Redskins, the 33-year-old has 126 carries for 587 yards, averaging 4.6 yards-per-carry and four touchdowns as he plays through a shoulder injury in addition to knee and ankle issues.

Week by week, offseason by offseason, and now trade deadline by trade deadline, the first round of the 2015 NFL draft is unraveling before our eyes. With the Jacksonville Jaguars finally giving up on edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr. on Tuesday – dealing him to the Los Angeles Rams for a third- and fifth-round pick – that makes 11 of the 32 first-round picks from 2015 jettisoned by their original team. In a do-over of the 2015 NFL draft, Rams running back Todd Gurley would be the unquestionable No. 1 pick.

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