7:50 AM EDT, Tue September 30, 2014

Why Brian Orakpo isn’t living up to his big contract so far this season

Washington‘s two biggest moves in the offseason were signing defensive lineman Jason Hatcher to a four-year, $27.5 million contract and franchise tagging pass rusher Brian Orakpo, paying him $11.45 million this season. That’s a lot of money put into the Redskins’ pass rush up front. While Hatcher is proving worth his contract, Orakpo isn’t. They’ve […]
Washington Post 49 mins ago

Redskins Blog: Why Brian Orakpo isn’t living up to his big contract so far this season

Washington‘s two biggest moves in the offseason were signing defensive lineman Jason Hatcher to a four-year, $27.5 million contract and franchise tagging pass rusher Brian Orakpo, paying him $11.45 million this season. That’s a lot of money put into the Redskins’ pass rush up front. While Hatcher...
Boston Globe 4 hours ago
Tom Brady: 'Patriots Have Too Many Problem Areas to Drive Around'

Tom Brady: 'Patriots Have Too Many Problem Areas to Drive Around'

Tom Brady talks to reporters after the Patriots were dismantled by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
Times-Picayune 7 hours ago
Oakland Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen, report says

Oakland Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen, report says

Allen was a former Saints position coach
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 14 hours ago

Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) not at practice

Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was not at practice on Monday. He’s nursing an ankle injury suffered in the 41-28 victory over the Falcons on Sunday. Quarterback Christian Ponder received ­first team reps in Bridgewater’s absence with practice squad quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson serving as his backup. Head coach Mike Zimmer said he was hopeful Bridgewater would play on Thursday against the Packers. Along with Bridgewater, linebacker Chad Greenway and cornerback Captain Munnerlyn were not at practice. Greenway missed Sunday’s game with broken hand and a rib injury....

Steelers lean on nickel packages, Harrison in loss to Tampa Bay

It was Brice McCain, and not Antwon Blake, getting extensive playing time in the Steelers' 27-24 loss to Tampa Bay as Pittsburgh used sub packages often - a deviation from their course so far this season. James Harrison and Arthur Moats split time at outside linebacker. We said last week recently signed outside linebacker James Harrison may be playing possum with the media leading into the Steelers' Week 4 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harrison suggested his playing time would be low, considering football shape is different than game shape. Harrison was in on 27 of the Steelers'...
Mile High Report 15 hours ago

Richard Sherman says Broncos-Seahawks game "shouldn't have been that close"

"I don't know about ‘closing gaps' and all that," Sherman said. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hopped on the NFL Network over his bye weekend. Sherman was asked if the Broncos "closed the gap" with the Seahawks, since they lost in overtime 26-20 instead of pretty-much-by-halftime 43-8 like in their previous match in the Super Bowl. Sherman didn't seem too entertained by the idea. "I don't know about ‘closing gaps' and all that," Sherman replied. "We should have been able to make the plays to put the game away. It shouldn't have been that close." Sherman's comments fall in...
Pats' defensive snaps: Logan Ryan, Chandler Jones benched

Pats' defensive snaps: Logan Ryan, Chandler Jones benched

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A look at snaps played by New England Patriots defenders in the team's 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs (includes penalties but not final kneel-downs): DEFENSIVE END Rob Ninkovich -- 63 of 65 Chandler Jones -- 44 of 65 Michael Buchanan -- 9 of 65 Quick-hit thought: Jones, who struggled at times setting the edge in the running game, was taken out for the final three series of the game while other top players like Jerod Mayo stayed on.
ESPN 18 hours ago
Video: Madden Sims: Patriots vs Chiefs (MNF Week 4)

Watch: Madden Sims: Patriots vs Chiefs (MNF Week 4)

Watch EA SPORTS Madden 15 simulate the outcome of Week 4's Monday Night Football match-up between Tom Brady’s New England Patriots and Alex Smith’s Kansas City Chiefs.

Rating the Packers vs. Bears

Regardless of their defensive flaws, the Green Bay Packers need apologize for nothing Sunday. They were on the road against the archrival Chicago Bears with a winning record, and left with a convincing victory.
CBS Sports Sep 28, 2014
Video: Packers at Bears recap

Watch: Packers at Bears recap

Adam Aizer, Jamey Eisenberg, Pete Prisco and Dave Richard recap the action of the Packers and the Bears.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11 hours ago

Vikings players hope to keep momentum going

Vikings players Chad Greenway, Jarius Wright, Kyle Rudolph, Jerick McKinnon and Harrison Smith talk about the win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Baltimore Sun 12 hours ago
After 3-1 start to regular season, schedule gets more difficult for the Ravens

After 3-1 start to regular season, schedule gets more difficult for the Ravens

Four of the next five games are on the road, including three tough AFC matchupsAs players and coaches exited the locker room late Sunday after a 38-10 win over the Panthers, the solid start to the season was tempered by an understanding of the challenges ahead.

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Newark Star-Ledger 6 mins ago

WATCH: Syracuse and Notre Dame football fans brawl at MetLife Stadium

Fans got into a fracas at the neutral site.
Newark Star-Ledger 20 mins ago
Rex Ryan agrees with his brother Rob: 'Nobody's doing worse than the Ryan brothers'

Rex Ryan agrees with his brother Rob: 'Nobody's doing worse than the Ryan brothers'

The Brothers Ryan coach the last two defenses in the NFL without an interception.

5 things the Cleveland Browns need to do to beat their next 5 foes, who are 4-16

The Browns should be able to gain some ground in the NFL standings over the next five weeks, what with their opponents only a combined 4-16 over that stretch. Here are five things they need to do better coming out of the bye.
Newark Star-Ledger 47 mins ago

Giants: What the national media is saying about them after Week 4

It's all positives now after two convincing wins. It was all negatives two weeks ago.

McCarthy makes fewer trips to the training room

 Photo/  Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn’t checking on his injured players the way he used to. GREEN BAY – Mike McCarthy says he’s no longer visiting the training room, which seems like an odd thing for an NFL head coach to stop doing considering how important a football team’s health is to its success.Nevertheless, the Packers coach said Monday that despite being on a short week and coming off Sunday’s victory over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, he had not set foot in the training room to find out about the health of the five players listed on the team’s injury...

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