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Pat Johnston

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Patrick Johnston is a Newsdesk Contributor for SB Nation's East regional sites. He is also a co-manager of SB Nation's Big East blog, Big East Coast Bias and a contributor to Yahoo! Sports. He started writing the blog One-Handed Grab in 2009 following requests from a professor and a fellow graduate student at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa after they talked way more about football than political science. In 2010, he created the Positive Impact Factor, which includes rushing statistics, as an alternative to the Passer Rating. Before beginning to write about sports, he picked up a Bachelor's degree (and a necessary dose of Tiger athletics) from LSU and a Master's degree from UH Manoa (both degrees in political science). Miscellany: published a novel, has some of a dissertation on Lincoln written, applied for the New Mexico State job that went to DeWayne Walker.

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Giants defeat Cowboys, 29-24, in wild game

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The Giants defeated the Cowboys, 29-24, in a turnover filled game in Dallas on Sunday. The Cowboys turned the ball over six times in the game and still gave the Giants a scare after New York took a...

Patriots outlast Jets, win 29-26 in OT

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The Patriots survived blowing a 10-point fourth quarter lead by defeating the Jets in overtime, 29-26, at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

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Cam Newton, Panthers slim favorites vs Seahawks

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers opened as 2-point favorites against the Seattle Seahawks for Week 5. The Panthers have the advantage on offense, but the Seahawks have a tough and highly-ranked...

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Eagles underdogs at Steelers in Week 5

The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-1 this season but open as 2 1/2-point underdogs in Week 5 when they travel to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2).

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Redskins slip by Buccanners, 24-22

The Washington Redskins defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24-22, on a late field goal by Billy Cundiff, who had missed all three of his field goal attempts before the game-winning kick.

Eagles Vs. Cardinals Game Recap: Kevin Kolb Leads Cardinals Past Eagles, 27-6

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The Arizona Cardinals improved to 3-0 on the 2012 season after a 27-6 win on Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. Kevin Kolb was efficient in leading the Cardinals past his old team and threw two...

Torrey Smith Will Play For Ravens Against Patriots After Brother's Death

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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has returned to the team after leaving to be with family after the death of his younger brother. Smith will reportedly play for the Ravens against the...

Trent Williams Injury: Redskins OT Will Have MRI On Right Knee

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Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams will have an MRI on his injured his right knee, according to a report. Williams was injured on the second play of the Redskins' 38-31 loss on...

Redskins Vs. Saints Game Recap: RGIII Leads Washington In 40-32 Win

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The Washington Redskins defeated the Saints in \quarterback Robert Griffin III's NFL debut, 40-32, on Sunday at the Superdome. Griffin accounted for 362 yards of offense and two touchdowns.

NHL CBA Talks Pick Back Up Friday With Informal Meeting

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Representatives from the NHL and NHLPA met informally at the NHL's offices on Friday. The NHL is threatening to lockout the players if a new collective bargaining agreement is not in place by Sept....

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