Sep 23, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) is tackled by Cleveland Browns strong safety Usama Young (28) during the first quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Week 3: Arizona, Atlanta And Houston Remain Undefeated

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Replacement refs are awful and here's why

Those wacky replacement refs were at it again in Week 3. Here's the worst in officiating this week.


What if Peyton is just average?

Will Peyton Manning get better? Can the replacement officials get any worse? And is this the week before it starts coming apart for the Jets? Here's the Monday Morning Jones.


We know nothing about the NFL after Week 3

The Cardinals are one of the league's unbeaten teams, the Saints are winless and everything we thought we knew about the NFL we really don't.


Chiefs Vs. Saints, Week 3: New Orleans Defense Off To Historically Poor Start

The New Orleans Saints are off to a rough start in 2012, and at 0-3 need to turn things around sooner rather than later. One reason they have yet to win a game this season is a defense that has provided little resistance to opposing teams.

As SB Nation's Canal Street Chronicles noted following New Orleans' 27-24 OT loss to Kansas City, the Saints' defense is off to the third-worst starts in modern league history:

Through three games, they have given up a total 1,432 yards to their opponents. That puts them behind (barely) the 2006 Houston Texans (1,451) and the 1978 Baltimore Colts (1,452).

As much as it pains me to say it, that sounds about right.

Related: Saints 24, Chiefs 27: Post Game links, quotes, and videos

The Saints are last in the league in yards allowed per game and 30th in points allowed per game. They gave up 510 yards and 27 points to the Chiefs.

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NFL Week 3 Injury Update: It Was A Bloodbath

Week 3 of the NFL season brought with it numerous injuries. SB Nation Medical Expert Dr. Ali Mohamadi recaps the carnage.


Texans Vs. Broncos Game Recap: Houston Defeats Denver, 31-25

The Houston Texans defeated the Denver Broncos, 31-25, on Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colo. Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw four touchdown passes in the victory.

Schaub connected with Andre Johnson, Arian Foster and Kevin Walter for touchdowns in the first half, and found Owen Daniels for a second-half score. Schaub completed passes to eight different receivers in the balanced effort.

Schaub's pass to Daniels gave the Texans a 20-point lead, but the Broncos came storming back, picking up two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Peyton Manning hit Brandon Stokley with a 38-yard strike just over five minutes into the quarter. Then, Manning found former Texan Joel Dreessen for a 6-yard score on Denver's next possession.

Houston would bear down and salt the game away on their final possession, as Schaub hooked up with Johnson for a key first down, which allowed the Texans to run the clock down to 33 seconds before having to punt the ball back to Denver.

Peyton Manning threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns and Eric Decker caught eight balls for 136 yards in the losing effort.

Fantasy Stud

Schaub overcame an interception and quite a bit of pressure from the Denver defensive line to throw for 290 yards and four touchdowns.

Fantasy Dud

With Denver playing from behind for the entire second half, Willis McGahee didn't see much action. He carried the ball just 12 times for 36 yards.

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Did They Cover?

The Broncos were favored by a point, and that would have come to fruition had they been able to score on the final drive. But, the Texans win here, as well as in the game.

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Next Week

Houston: Sept. 30 vs. Tennessee Titans; Denver: Sept. 30 vs. Oakland Raiders.

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Brandon Stokley Injury: Broncos WR Leaves Game

Broncos WR Brandon Stokley left Sunday's game against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter with an injury.


Falcons Vs. Chargers Game Recap: Atlanta Wins In 27-3 Blowout

The Atlanta Falcons dominated the San Diego Chargers in a 27-3 win on Sunday. With the victory, the Falcons remain undefeated on the young season and record back-to-back wins against AFC West Division teams.

Atlanta just celebrated a 27-21 win over the Denver Broncos at the Georgia Dome on Monday Night Football. This game, the Chargers weren't nearly as competitive as they were against the Broncos.

Atlanta took a 20-0 lead into halftime Sunday. Matt Ryan found Jacquizz Rodgers down the middle of the field for an eight-yard touchdown, Atlanta's first of the game. In the second quarter, it was Ryan and veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez hooking up for a 7-yard score.

Julio Jones got in on the action at the end of the third quarter with a touchdown reception of his own. The second half wasn't quite as eventful. Nate Kaeding hit a 41-yard field goal to give the Chargers their only points of the game. Then, Michael Turner scored a touchdown on a seven-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy studs/duds: Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez weren't bad fantasy players Sunday. Ryan went 30 of 40 on his passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Gonzalez hauled in nine catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.

Odds/Gambling: The Chargers were actually supposed to win this game, according to the NFL Week 3 OddsShark chart, but San Diego failed to protect the home field.

Next team on the schedule: The Falcons face the Carolina Panthers next week. The Chargers hit the road to face the Kansas City Chiefs, who will be coming off a big come-from-behind win at the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints.

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Adrian Clayborn Injury: Bucs Fearful DE Could Be Out For Season

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn may have suffered a serious injury in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys to keep him off the field for the rest of the season.

Clayborn injured his right knee hustling on one of four sacks for the Tampa Bay defense in the losing effort.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Clayborn was wearing a brace on his leg. The Bucs don't exactly have the depth to replace Clayborn, having lost Da'Quan Bowers to an Achilles injury earlier this year. But here's why Bucs Nation says the loss of of Clayborn might not be as bad as it seems for the Bucs:

While Clayborn had a good season and showed some promising moves this year, he wasn't playing up to his previous levels. He's been coming off the ball late, and hasn't made an impact on passing downs, although his play in run defense was strong. The Bucs will likely ask Daniel Te'o-Nesheim to replace Clayborn, as he did this game after Clayborn's injury. George Johnson should be in the mix as well, although the defensive end has been inactive the past two games.

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Chiefs Vs. Saints Game Recap: Kansas City Rallies In Overtime Against New Orleans

The Kansas City Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points in the second half and overtime of Sunday's 27-24 win against the home favorite New Orleans Saints. As a result, the Saints are still winless three weeks into the 2012 season and the Chiefs picked up their first victory of the season.

New Orleans was in control all the way up until the end of the third quarter when the Chiefs started to make their rally. Jamaal Charles, who posted an insane 233 yards on the ground Sunday, ran for a 91-yard touchdown to chip into the Saints' lead.

The Saints' offense became stagnant, and Ryan Succop converted on a couple of field goal attempts to help the Chiefs get back in it. Then there was the Drew Brees safety that brought Kansas City within just three points of tying the game.

Succop hit the game-tying field goal (43 yards) in the fourth quarter, and the winner (31 yards) in overtime.

Fantasy studs/duds: If you don't have Charles on your fantasy team, you're out of luck because he went off for 233 yards on Sunday. Succop would've worked for kickers, too.

Odds/Gambling: This was actually an upset. The Saints were nine-point favorites to beat the Chiefs and were well on their way to exceeding that spread until the 21 unanswered points by Kansas City.

Injury info: Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster left the game with an elbow injury and his status is unknown.

Next week, the Chiefs (Arrowhead Pride) are at home against division foe San Diego Chargers. The Saints (Canal Street Chronicles) play

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Jets Vs. Dolphins Game Recap: Miami Wins In OT, 23-20

The New York Jets overcame a slow start to defeat the Miami Dolphins 23-20 at Sun Life Stadium.

Trailing 17-10 entering the final quarter, another Nick Folk field goal early in the fourth would then set up the Jets taking the lead for the first time late. Mark Sanchez threw his first touchdown of the game with just 3:05 remaining to Jeremy Kerley. Down 20-17, the Dolphins then put together a late drive that allowed them to tie the game with 21 seconds remaining on a Dan Carpenter field goal.

In overtime, Carpenter would miss a 49-yard field goal that gave the Jets the chance to go for the win. Sanchez worked the ball down the field allowing Folk to win the game with a 33-yard field goal.

Fantasy Studs/Duds

Those who went with Shonn Greene in their fantasy lineups had to be disappointed with his output of 40 yards on 19 carries. Santonio Holmes had a big game where he picked up his team and fantasy owners with 147 yards on nine receptions.

As for the Dolphins, wide receiver Davone Bess may be on some owners' radars after his impressive day of 86 yards on five receptions. Bush appeared to be heading for a great day until he went down with an injury. Daniel Thomas was seeing the bulk of the carries in Bush's absence. Owners may want to consider picking him up if Bush is out for any amount of time past today.

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Did They Cover?

The Jets were favored by three points so there is a push.


The Jets suffered a bunch of injuries during the game, but none more important than the injury to cornerback Darrelle Revis. After being carted off with a right knee injury, he did not return to the game. There is yet to be word on how long he will be out.

For the Dolphins, they lost running back Reggie Bush in the first half when he hurt his knee. He was the Dolphins' leading rusher with 61 yards despite not playing at all in the second half. Like with Revis, there is yet to be word on the extent of his injury.

Next Opponents

Next week, the Jets will look to recover against the San Francisco 49ers. The Dolphins will attempt to continue their winning ways when they travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals.

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Lions Vs. Titans Game Recap: Tennessee Wins A Wild One In Overtime

A wild game that included a converted hail mary and six touchdowns of 40 yards or more ended with the Tennessee Titans winning a 44-41 overtime thriller against the Detroit Lions.

Titans kicker Rob Bironas finished off the first possession in overtime with a 26-yard field goal to put Tennessee ahead. Going for the win, the Lions failed to convert a 4th-and-short quarterback sneak on the Titans' 7-yard line to seal Tennessee's victory.

Tennessee's Nate Washington took a 71-yard pass from Jake Locker to the end zone with three and a half minutes left in the game to break a 27-all tie, but Detroit had quarterback Matt Stafford pushing the offense quickly down the field.

On a 6-yard pass on the Titans' 28-yard line, tight end Brandon Pettigrew fumbled. Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner went 72 yards the other way to put Tennessee up by two touchdowns and seemingly guarantee its victory.

Making matters worse, Stafford strained a leg muscle trying to chase down the fumble return.

Big plays by the Titans were the theme of the day. But so too was Detroit making comebacks from each blow. Backup quarterback Shaun Hill led a late scoring drive for the Lions in place of the injured Stafford, going 80 yards in 50 seconds to bring Detroit within a touchdown, 41-34. Detroit attempted and succeeded with an onside kick, and after one incomplete pass from the Tennessee 46, Hill found Titus Young for a 46-yard hail mary touchdown with six seconds left to force overtime.

The big winner: Rob Bironas

The Titans' placekicker had a streak of 18 consecutive made field goals coming into today's game. He missed two in regulation that would have given Tennessee the slight edge to stave off Detroit's will to make a comeback, but he made things right by nailing the biggest kick that turned into the winning points.

The big loser: The Detroit offensive line

Ending the game, a quarterback sneak that would have given the Lions the ball inside the Titans' 7-yard line with a 1st-and-goal failed to get the short yardage. Instead of an opportunity to win, Jim Schwartz's decision cost the Lions.

Fantasy outlook: Jake Locker

While Stafford is perhaps the face of the young quarterback, Locker had a career day. He bettered Stafford's solid outing of 278 yards on 33-of-42 passing by throwing for his first 300-plus day. Locker finished with 378 yards on 29-of-42 passing for two touchdowns and no interceptions.

What's on the schedule?

The Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings next week at Ford Field while the Titans visit the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium.

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Julio Jones Injury: Falcons WR Leaves Game With Hand Injury, Quickly Returns To Action

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was taken to the locker room with a hand injury in the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers. He later returned.

Jones took a hard hit from Chargers safety Eric Weddle on the first play of the game and left the field with an injury to his right hand. The Falcons have yet to disclose the extent of the injury. Jones' injury came on his only catch of the day, a 19-yard completion from Matt Ryan.

Jones is expected to have a major fantasy impact today in San Diego, as the second-year receiver from Alabama has accumulated big numbers so far this season. Jones has 10 catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns this year, with most of that coming in a Week 1 matchup against the Chiefs.

For more in-depth coverage of the Falcons and Chargers, visit The Falcoholic or Bolts From The Blue. For more news, notes and analysis from around the league, visit SB Nation's NFL hub.


Bengals Vs. Redskins Game Recap: Dalton, Bengals Hold Off Redskins' Comeback

The Cincinnati Bengals dominated the first half and finished with a strong fourth quarter to hold off a rally from the Washington Redskins and take home a 38-31 victory.

Andy Dalton threw fourth-quarter touchdowns to Jermaine Gresham and Andrew Hawkins to break open a game that was tied after there quarters.

Washington's Robert Griffin III punched in a 2-yard touchdown with 3:35 left to draw the Redskins within one score, but he could not quite complete the comeback. The Redskins got the ball back in the final two minutes deep in their own territory but could not drive the length of the field for a potentially tying touchdown.

The Bengals' offense moved easily in the first quarter, scoring on the first play from scrimmage, a 73-yard pass from receiver Mohamed Sanu to A.J. Green and then on a 48-yard toss from Dalton to Armon Binns. BenJarvus Green-Ellis also scored a one-yard touchdown in the first half.


Washington's defense provided the team's only touchdown in the first half as Rob Jackson intercepted Dalton on the goal line.


The Redskins stormed back in the third quarter with a seven-yard touchdown run by Alfred Morris and a three-yard touchdown pass from Griffin III to Santana Moss.

The Bengals improve to 2-1 on the season while the Redskins fall to 1-2, having lost two in a row.

Fantasy studs: Andy Dalton and A.J. Green were a powerful tandem for fantasy owners on Sunday. Dalton had 19 completions for 328 yards and three touchdowns. Green had nine catches for 183 yards and a touchdown. Robert Griffin III had another productive fantasy week, throwing for 221 yards and a touchdown on 21 completions; the rookie also ran for 85 yards and a touchdown on 12 rushes. For all the rest of your fantasy football information, visit SB Nation's Fantasy Football Hub.

Odds/Gambling: Washington entered the game as a three-point favorite, meaning that they did not cover the spread. For more NFL odds, check out SB Nation's complete odds page.

Injury info: Washington cornerback Cedric Griffin left the game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return.

Next up on the schedule: Both the Bengals and Redskins go on the road next week. Cincinnati plays the Jacksonville Jaguars at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sept. 30. Washington will look to bounce back when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sept. 30.

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Buccaneers Vs. Cowboys Game Recap: Cowboys Outlast Bucs, Win 16-10

On a mistake-filled day in Dallas, the Cowboys rode the right leg of kicker Dan Bailey to a 16-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Cowboys offense looked like it hadn't practiced all week, accounting for just 305 total yards and most of the team's 13 penalties for 105 yards, but the Dallas defense showed up time and again on Sunday, holding the Buccaneers to just 166 yards of total offense. Bailey was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts.

The Buccaneers defense did its best to keep Greg Schiano's squad in the game, sacking Tony Romo four times and forcing the Cowboys to kick field goals over and over again.

The Cowboys' offense never really found a rhythm, scoring its only touchdown of the day -- an 11-yard run by DeMarco Murray -- after being gifted a short field by a Josh Freeman interception. Freeman, who got the Bucs on the board first in the game with an early touchdown pass, finished the day a miserable 10-for-28 for 110 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Indeed, the moment that seemed most indicative of either team's offense on the day was when Cowboys receiver Kevin Ogletree ran a short route into the end zone and slipped and fell on an official's hat.

After mostly running into the back of the line all day, the Buccaneers finally found an offense late in the fourth quarter, adding a Connor Barth field goal that made it 16-10, but the effort was too little too late, even after causing the Dallas offense to struggle all day.

The loss may have been additionally costly to Tampa Bay. Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn sustained a left leg injury and had to be helped off the field in the third quarter.

The Cowboys also managed to get through the game injury-free, as left guard Nate Livings (hand) and receiver Miles Austin (ribs) both headed to the locker room, but quickly returned to the field.

With the win, Dallas goes to 2-1 and the Buccaneers drop to 1-2.

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Bills Vs. Browns Final Score: Buffalo Wins 24-14

Despite losing star running back C.J. Spiller in the first quarter, the Buffalo Bills beat the Cleveland Browns 24-14 on Sunday afternoon. With a strong defensive performance and the offense moving behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and back-up running back Tashard Choice, the Bills were able to win their first road game of 2012.

With Spiller in the lineup, the Bills got ahead early, leading 14-0 following a 32-yard touchdown catch by the running back. He injured his shoulder during the next series, though, forcing the team to depend on Choice as its primary ball carrier.

Choice came through, putting up 91 yards on 20 carries to keep Buffalo's rush offense alive. Fitzpatrick did his part as well, completing 22-of-35 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns, although he did lose a fumble in the second quarter.

The Browns trimmed Buffalo's lead to 17-14 late in the third quarter, but the defense held steady and Fitzpatrick led a 68-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Fantasy Studs/Duds: Fitzpatrick and Choice were the big fantasy players on Sunday, as the Browns' offense didn't play particularly well. Stevie Johnson was Buffalo's leading receiver with seven catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Weeden passed for 237 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw two interceptions.

No player on the Browns had more than 45 yards receiving, and Trent Richardson was quiet all afternoon. The first round pick carried the ball 12 times for 27 yards, plus he caught six passes for 24 yards.

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Odds: The Bills were favored by three points, so they beat the spread.

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Injury Info: Spiller's shoulder injury is the big news. He's scheduled to have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but the Bills could now be without their top two running backs for a while after losing Fred Jackson earlier in the year.

Next Up: The Bills will move on to play the New England Patriots next week as they look for a third straight win. The Browns face the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.

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49ers Vs. Vikings Game Recap: Minnesota Pulls Off Upset, Wins 24-13

The Minnesota Vikings pulled off an upset victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, winning by a final score of 24-13.

The Vikings got off to a hot start, dominating the first half on both sides of the ball to take a 17-3 halftime lead. San Francisco responded in the third quarter, scoring 10 unanswered points to cut Minnesota's advantage to 17-13. But the Vikings quickly put up another touchdown just seconds into the fourth quarter, effectively putting the game out of reach for the 49ers.

49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw his first interception of the season and later fumbled in the closing minutes of the game, as San Francisco attempted to make a late comeback following multiple fumbles by running back Toby Gerhart.

Fantasy Studs and Duds

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had an impressive statline, finishing with 198 passing yards and two touchdowns, along with 33 rushing yards and another score.

San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis also put up some solid numbers, finishing with 53 yards and a touchdown.

Neither team got monster performances from their star running backs. Frank Gore finished with 63 yards on just 12 carries, while Adrian Peterson accumulated a solid but unspectacular 107 total yards and no touchdowns.

Christian Ponder Can Scramble

San Francisco's run defense had been nearly impenetrable early this season, but Ponder was able to scramble his way into the endzone in the second quarter for a big touchdown.



What's Next?

Minnesota improves to 2-1 with the win, while the 49ers fall to 2-1. The Vikings will next take on the Detroit Lions and the 49ers will play the New York Jets.

For more on the 49ers, make sure to check out Niners Nation. For the Vikings side of things, head over to The Daily Norseman.


Rams Vs. Bears Game Recap: Chicago Defense Proves Tough, Bears Win 23-6

The Bears defense clamped down late as Chicago pulled away from the Rams, defeating St. Louis 23-6. Chicago pressured Bradford all day, ending up with six total sacks. Defensive back Major Wright intercepted Sam Bradford and returned it to the house for the game's final TD.

Bradford threw two picks while Bears QB Jay Cutler was intercepted once. Neither quarterback was able to surpass 200 yards passing; Cutler ending with 183 yards while Bradford had 152.

Both kickers combined for five field goals. Greg Zuerlein had a pair for the St. Louis while Robbie Gould booted three kicks through the uprights.

Fantasy Studs/Duds: Those who started Michael Bush in place of injured fantasy stud Matt Forte were rewarded with a TD and 55 rushing yards. Sam Bradford followed up a career day in Week 2 with a subpar Sunday, completing 18 passes for 152 yards and two INTs. Jay Cutler didn't fare much better, throwing for 183 passing yards and a INT.

Odds/Gambling: Those betting on the Bears won as Chicago won by two scores. For more information on odds and gambling today, click here.

Injury Info: Steven Jackson played today despite not practicing the past week. He was relatively quiet on the day, gaining 29 yards off 11 carries.

Next Up: The Rams will host the Seahawks next Sunday while Chicago will face the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football.

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C.J. Spiller To Have MRI On Injured Shoulder

C.J. Spiller left Sunday's game early with a shoulder injury, and we hadn't gotten an update on the NFL's leading rusher until now.

Buffalo have now turned to third-string RB Tashard Choice in Spiller's absense, as the team lost starting RB Fred Jackson with an LCL injury in week one. Should Spiller miss significant time it will deal a huge blow to their offense, and to QB Ryan Fitzgerald, who utilized the elusive RB as an effective backfield receiver.

The Bills remain in control on Sunday's game, currently up 24-14 over the Cleveland Browns, but without Spiller their offense is clearly hurting, and they lack a much needed 'big play' ability in their offense. The Bills have turned to Choice, and he has been quite productive totaling 86 yards on 17 carries thus far.

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Jamaal Charles Hits The Gap, And He's Gone

Offense hasn't come easy for the Kansas City Chiefs this year, but thankfully RB Jamaal Charles is keeping the Chiefs in the game against the New Orleans Saints with this mammoth 91-yard TD run.


Charles hits the hole, and he's gone. What's even more impressive is that he got ankle tapped by a defender on the way through, and it only barely showed him down. The Chiefs need a lot more out of Charles if they hope to get back in this game.

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Darrelle Revis Injury: Jets CB Hurts Left Knee, Will Not Return

Darrelle Revis left a close Jets game on Sunday with an apparent serious knee injury.


Jared Cook Injury: Titans TE Hurts Shoulder, Questionable To Return

Titans tight end Jared Cook has left the game against Detroit with an apparent left shoulder injury. He will not return to today's game.

The fourth-year player from South Carolina returned to the Titans' sideline after his injury but was not wearing shoulder pads, meaning that his day is done.

Before his injury, Cook was in the midst of an excellent fantasy day, having racked up 77 yards on four catches before leaving the game, including a 61-yard touchdown from Jake Locker. Cook out-muscled two Lions defenders down the middle of the field then outran the rest of the Detroit secondary to notch his first touchdown of the season.

Thanks to his excellent end to 2011, Cook has become a rising fantasy football star and one of Locker's favorite targets early in the 2012 season, catching seven passes for 87 yards before today's performance.

For updates on Cook and the Titans, check out Music City Miracles.


Ryan Mathews, Antonio Gates To Play Vs. Falcons

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews will be making his season debut against the Atlanta Falcons this afternoon, as the team officially announced. The team will also have tight end Antonio Gates back in the lineup after he sat out last week's win against the Tennessee Titans with a rib injury.

Mathews has been sitting out with an injured clavicle, which he suffered roughly six weeks ago. He was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta, but it appears that his condition has improved enough to allow him to play.

Last year, Mathews rushed for 1,091 yards on 222 carries while playing in 14 games. Now in his third season since being drafted in the first round in 2010, he's still waiting to play a full 16-game schedule.

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Reggie Bush Injury: Dolphins RB Hurts Left Knee, Leaves Game

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush suffered an apparent left knee injury Sunday in the second quarter against the New York Jets.

His status to return is unclear. Trainers examined his left leg before he limped off the field.

Bush had 10 carries for 61 yards in the first half against the Jets. His 26-yard rush in the first quarter set up the Dolphins' only touchdown of the half.

This is Bush's seventh season in the NFL and second with the Dolphins. Bush has always seemed prone to injuries; he hasn't played all 16 games in a season since he was a rookie for the New Orleans Saints in 2006.

If Bush were unable to return Sunday, running back Daniel Thomas would likely be deflected the majority of the rushing attempts. Thomas, a 6-1, 233-pound back, had eight rushes for 30 yards and a touchdown in the first half Sunday.

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Laurent Robinson Injury: Jaguars WR Questionable To Return

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts after suffering a blow to the head in the first quarter.

Robinson sustained his injury a few plays into the Jaguars' opening drive. Kevin Elliott, a rookie receiver from Florida A&M, is behind Robinson on the Jaguars' depth chart.

Robinson has eight receptions this season for 115 yards. The sixth-year receiver is in his first year in Jacksonville. He signed a five-year, $32.5 million contract with the Jaguars this offseason after two years with the Atlanta Falcons, two years with the St. Louis Rams and one season with the Dallas Cowboys.

Jaguars fullback Greg Jones also left the game with a blow to the head and his return is questionable. Jones suffered the blow to the head while he was a part of the return team for Jacksonville on the opening kickoff.

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C.J. Spiller Injury: Bills RB Hurts Shoulder Vs. Browns, Will Not Return

After leading the Buffalo Bills to an early lead, running back C.J. Spiller has left Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns with an apparent shoulder injury. Spiller left the game after landing hard on his shoulder after a hit from safety Usama Young. He will not return, the team announced.


Spiller, the Bills' first round pick in 2010, has powered Buffalo's offense early in the season with Fred Jackson out, but now he may be joining him on the sidelines. It appears that the injury is to his left shoulder, as ESPN's John Clayton notes that Spiller's arm is currently immobile.

Spiller had carried the ball four times for 16 yards prior to his injury. He also caught two passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.

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C.J. Spiller Turns On The Afterburners

C.J. Spiller is getting a lion's share of the offensive workload for the Buffalo Bills with Fred Jackson out, and he's making the most of it.

The Clemson product is a threat anytime he sees the open field, utilizing quick cuts and powerful acceleration to pick up yards in bunches. All that is a nice way of saying, "The Cleveland Browns are in trouble on Sunday."


Spiller carried this screen pass 32 yards to put the Bills up a quick 14-0 over Cleveland.

The Browns' secondary is still reeling from injuries and the loss of top corner Joe Haden to a four-game suspension, and the Bills seem to have found the formula for success on offense. That's good news for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who tends to force things when his team is behind.


Oh, Andy: Waffling Interception Leads To Tied Game

Back against the wall, a nice lead caused by a nice tick play, it was important Andy Dalton took care of the football and made the right call– this isn't how you do it. The read wasn't a bad one, but jeez Andy... put some mustard on it. This pass was completely due to the waffling, wavering pass that allowed LB Rob Jackson to jump the route.


Drunken frat boys at the beach throw Nerf footballs with more authority.

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Mohamed Sanu Shocks the Redskins With Trick Play TD

The Cincinnati Bengals wasted no time showcasing their trickery against the Washington Redskins, as wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had his number called in the wildcat, and completed a huge 73 yard TD pass to A.J. Green. The Redskins weren't prepared at all, and their secondary was napping– but why should they have been prepared? It's Mohammad Sanu throwing the ball here! Green had an easy trot into the end zone, as no defender was within 5 yards of him.


Who knew Sanu had that kind of arm strength? Watch out Andy Dalton!

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