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Colt McCoy, Redskins pull out OT win vs. Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Colt McCoy led a game-winning field goal drive in overtime in his first start since 2011 as the Washington Redskins went into AT&T Stadium and stunned the Dallas Cowboys, 20-17, on Monday night.<p>McCoy, who began the season third on Washington's depth chart behind Robert Griffin …

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger Is 1st QB with 2 500-Yard Passing Games

Link to Media<p>Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an incredible Sunday afternoon, setting a slew of league and franchise records with his 522-yard, six-touchdown effort in a 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts.<p>In addition to impressing with his counting numbers, the 32-year-old …

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Sorting the Sunday Pile: Big Ben and Steelers O break out in Week 8

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense broke out in a big way on Sunday of Week 8. Sorting the Sunday Pile breaks down that plus all the stories …

Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans: Full Week 8 Preview for Tennessee

It seems like a long year ago that the Houston Texans were the worst team in the NFL. Houston is currently 3-4, but it has been a very competitive 3-4, losing its last three games by a touchdown or less.<p>The Tennessee Titans, on the other hand, are coming off three games where their opponents had a …

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Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Complete Week 8 Preview for Miami

Link to Media<p>It would be difficult to find better weeks for the Miami Dolphins than this last one.<p>Fresh off defeating the Chicago Bears 27-14, Miami got back defensive end Dion Jordan from suspension and is the heavy favorite going into its Week 8 tilt with the Jacksonville Jaguars.<p>What's …

Manning throws three TD passes to Sanders, Broncos beat Chargers

Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.<p>Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos' 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.<p>With …

Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys: Complete Week 8 Preview for Washington

Now that their four-game losing streak is behind them, the Washington Redskins' focus will now turn to ending their yearlong drought on the road in their Monday night matchup with the rival Dallas Cowboys.<p>After posting a 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans, all signs point to Washington turning …

5 Bold Predictions for Carolina Panthers' Week 8 Matchup

Who would have expected the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks to come into this Week 8 matchup with a combined record of 6-6-1?<p>Well, there probably weren't many prognosticators who had the conviction to project a tie, but that's beside the point.<p>Last season's top two seeds in the NFC are …

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Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers: Breaking Down Seattle's Game Plan

The Seattle Seahawks are facing a bit of adversity after the events of the last two weeks. Seattle was beaten soundly by the Dallas Cowboys, dealt with the controversial trade of Percy Harvin, and followed it with a stunning loss to the St. Louis Rams.<p>The Seahawks are struggling on the offensive …

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5 Bold Predictions for the Green Bay Packers' Week 8 Matchup

The 5-2 Green Bay Packers will take on the 2-4 New Orleans Saints on Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.<p>It should be a very entertaining and fast-paced game between two teams who seem to emulate their head coaches.<p>Both Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton have been on the job since 2006 and have …

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Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots: Complete Week 8 Preview for New England

Even after three consecutive victories, it is unclear whether the New England Patriots are high-end Super Bowl contenders, as they have been nearly every season over the past decade. The next six games, in which the Pats will face teams with a current combined record of 28-11, will reveal whether …

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Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys: Complete Week 8 Preview for Dallas

The Dallas Cowboys (6-1) will face their second division foe of the year when they take on the Washington Redskins (2-5) Monday night at AT&T Stadium. A win would give the Cowboys great momentum going into their monumental clash with the Arizona Cardinals.<p>Last week, the Cowboys beat the New York …

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Colts vs. Steelers: What Experts Are Saying About Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Colts have been on a tear the last five weeks, racking up accolades left and right. Particularly their defense.<p>But what are experts saying about Indianapolis this week?<p>Week 8 will see Indy traveling into Heinz Field for a showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have …

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RG III: 'Listening, learning'

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III turned to a historical figure to summarize his approach since suffering a …

NaVorro Bowman happy with rule

NaVorro Bowman is happy that the NFL has tweaked its rule on whether a loose-ball recovery is reviewable.<p>Bowman suffered a serious knee injury in …

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Kevin Love Entering Critical Turning Point of NBA Career

Kevin Love's NBA credentials include video game statistics, All-Star honors and multiple seasons spent as a full-fledged franchise face.<p>But as he nears his first campaign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 26-year-old is still searching for substance. For everything his resume says he has …

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Best of Midnight Madness: Memphis forward's highlight-worthy dunk

<i>Midnight Madness produces some memorable moments each year, so The Dagger is chronicling the best ones from this October's lineup. If you spot</i> …

Trey Burke Will Be the Next Point Guard to Burst onto National NBA Radar

Link to Media<p>Trey Burke isn't a point guard who incites national zeal, or talk of the Utah Jazz's long-awaited resurgence, or far-flung debates that aim to understand where he ranks among the NBA's bottomless stable of floor generals.<p>Yet.<p>Point guard is a difficult position to play. Not only are …

Failed Clippers inbounds pass leads to the best Stephen Curry GIF

You had one job! The perfectly awful inbounds pass into the hands of the one dude on the perimeter you absolutely cannot leave unguarded. Well played, Clippers.<p>Heck, even Stephen Curry realizes how bad it is. Didn't stop him from draining it, though.<p>h/t @slaman10

Fantasy Football 2014: Doors Open for Bryce Brown and Other Sleepers

Just when you thought the fantasy football waiver wire was barren, injuries and demotions open the doors for reserve players to become fantasy football forces.<p>The Buffalo Bills were decimated at running back this past weekend when both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller were sidelined with serious …

Fantasy Football Week 8: Updated Trade Value for Top 100 Players

My favorite NFL story in recent memory has to be the rumors surrounding the Percy Harvin trade, specifically the report that the Seahawks tried to dangle the disgruntled wide receiver in front of the Denver Broncos in hopes of landing Julius Thomas in a deal.<p>Any fantasy owner worth his or her salt …

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Chargers vs. Broncos: Score and Twitter Reaction for Thursday Night Football

Link to Media<p>Sunday night, Monday night, Thursday night. It doesn't really matter to the Denver Broncos.<p>Despite the short week that often makes even the most prepared teams look sloppy, Peyton Manning threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Broncos to a 35-21 win over the San Diego …

Florida Football Player Accused of Rape Texted Alleged Victim: 'Don't Tell Nobody Bout Nothing'

A University of Florida football player who was accused of raping a fellow student on Oct. 6 allegedly texted the accuser “don’t tell nobody bout …

Georgia Football: 3 Key Reasons Why Dawgs Should Be the Favorites to Win the SEC

Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama and Auburn have garnered the majority of the national headlines, but it is the Georgia Bulldogs who find themselves in the most favorable scenario to reach the College Football Playoff.<p>At 6-1 (4-1), the Dawgs stand as heavy favorites to win the SEC East and play …

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Week 8 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Fantasy Football Stars to Play and Bench

Link to Media<p>The NFL and fantasy football seasons have a lot in common. You can divide seasons into four quarters though the final quarter of the fantasy year is playoff time. The first quarter is about establishing your identity, and the second quarter is about building off the initial success.<p>As …

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Thursday Night Football Week 8: TV Schedule, Live Stream for Chargers vs Broncos

You don't find many Week 8 games that can greatly impact the playoff race, but <i>Thursday Night Football</i> between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos could be just that.<p>The Chargers surprised to start 2014 with a 5-1 record before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend, and a victory …

NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Updated 2014 Analysis Before Thursday Night Football

Didn't expect some of the outcomes of Week 7? Join the club.<p>The NFL was full of surprises last Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks dropped a game to Austin Davis and the St. Louis Rams. The Kansas City Chiefs barely squeaked by the San Diego Chargers. The Jacksonville Jaguars even got off the schneid by …

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Week 9 College Football Viewing Guide: Sheep May Safely Craze

We’re heading into the back half of the season, and both major Mississippi teams are undefeated and ranked in the top three. No. 2 Florida State is …