NFL Week 14: Upsets, RG3 injury headline early NFL games

The Redskins beat the Baltimore Ravens, but lost RG3 to a knee injury. Elsewhere, the Bears, Falcons and Steelers all lost to complicate the NFL playoff picture.

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Patriots, Brady roll over Texans

The New England Patriots destroyed the Houston Texans Monday night to stake their claim as the AFC's best.

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Winners, expected and otherwise

The Redskins got big games from two rookie quarterbacks. Andrew Luck did what he always does, and even Nick Foles joined the first-year fun with a win this week.

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Young and stupid has nothing to do with football

This week in TAKEAWAYS Robert Wheel tells you what you need to know from every game this week and from the tragic death of Jerry Brown this weekend.

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Ravens vs. Redskins: Baltimore heading backwards

Baltimore Ravens fans seem to be quite worried with the state of their team following their second consecutive loss after blowing a lead.

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Debrief: In search of greatness

The week that was in the NFL.

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Chargers vs. Steelers: San Diego "shows up"

The San Diego Chargers shocked the NFL Sunday when they showed up in a big way to dominate a Steelers team that's still fighting for a chance at the playoffs.

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Jenkins, Strief highlight NFC South injury report

The New Orleans Saints lost safety Malcolm Jenkins and right tackle Zach Strief to injuries in their loss to the New York Giants.

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Dolphins vs. 49ers: LaMichael James shines

It looks like the 49ers have found their new change-of-pace back.

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Cutler hurt for Chicago

Jay Cutler had to leave Sunday's game against Minnesota with a neck ailment in the latter stages.

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Bowe leaves with rib injury

In a miserable season for Kansas City, Dwayne Bowe is now hurt with a rib issue that could sideline him for a bit.

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Griffin sprains knee in win

The Redskins suffered a major scare on Sunday when Haloti Ngata almost wrecked Robert Griffin's knee.

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Packers mix up play calls, roll Detroit

On a snowy night in Lambeau Field, the Packers moved one step closer to an NFC North title by beating the Lions.

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Locker struggles in loss

Tennessee appeared like it might steal a win, only to come up short in the end to Andrew Luck.

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Chicago's struggles shape NFC race

The Falcons don't have much to worry about after a loss to the Panthers this week. Elsewhere in the NFC, teams are lining up to take advantage of a weakened Bears team.

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Sorting out the AFC picture

The AFC playoff race is all about position, with three teams battling for the top and everyone else waiting to see what happens in the AFC North.

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Disaster avoided, but what now?

The Redskins dodged a bullet when an MRI revealed that RGIII did not suffer a more serious knee injury. Could the rookie quarterback still be forced to miss time? That injury and others from Week 14 could shape the playoff picture.

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Packers rally to beat Lions

Green Bay bounced back from an early two-score deficit to take down the Detroit Lions on Sunday night.

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'Get the f*** off my field!'

Panthers DE Greg Hardy asked the Falcons to leave the field after a 30-20 upset. Falcons kicker Matt Bryant responded with an invitation for Hardy.


Fat guy touchdown!

Matthew Stafford fumbled, a fat guy was there to pick it up. Magic followed.

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Kris Durham thinks he's Megatron

Matthew Stafford hit Durham for a 27-yard gain in the second quarter. Durham did the hard work though.


How cold is it?

Winter weather games are still among our favorites.


'Everything is clear' for RGIII

Robert Griffin III didn't tear an ACL Sunday. It's just a knee sprain, the team announced.

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How dare you question Shaun Smith

Not satisfied with choking an opposing player this week, Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith decided to take up a Twitter fight with the media.

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Turnovers galore by Arizona hand Seattle the win

Arizona gave the ball up early and often against Seattle, and the results were exactly what you would expect.

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David Wilson explodes for three touchdowns

David Wilson exploded for three total touchdowns as the Giants are stomping the Saints.

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Giants score 50+ for first time since '86

It's been a long time since this happened.

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Niners pull away from Dolphins

Colin Kaepernick scampered for a 50-yard score late in the game to ensure a San Francisco victory over Miami.

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Brees tied for most interceptions

Drew Brees is throwing a lot of interceptions this year.

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Sidney Rice takes a big hit

And a 15-yard penalty.

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Colin Kaepernick celebrates with his tattoos

Colin Kaepernick has caught some (really dumb) flak for his body art, and he got the final word in after a 50-yard touchdown run.

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Need a QB? Vince Young knows just the guy

The Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback. Vince Young knows just the guy.

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Cards letting football get out of hands

The Cardinals are having a going-out-of-business sale and everything must go.

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Joe Buck's indie cred frightens Troy Aikman

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman talked music during a commercial break in the Giants-Saints game. It was awkward.


Donte Whitner goes WWE on Reggie Bush

The 49ers-Dolphins game isn't a pretty one, but Donte Whitner is doing his best to to provide entertainment in the form of pro wrestling moves.

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Eli Manning helps Giants take halftime lead

Eli Manning threw for two touchdowns and helped the Giants take a 21-13 lead over the Saints.

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Cards might not have much left to give

Or maybe they are already sitting plays out.

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Richard Sherman going dancing

The Seahawks cornerback has been suspended... for breakin' it down.

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Marshawn Lynch scores twice in big fantasy day

Marshawn Lynch is beasting Arizona with two early touchdowns.

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Ahmad Bradshaw questionable with knee injury

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw went to the locker with a reported knee injury, and has yet to return to the game.

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RGIII: 'I'm gonna be alright'

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he didn't think he suffered a torn ACL during his team's win over the Ravens, but has yet to have an MRI on his right knee.

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Aldon Smith gets his 19th sack

Want to look foolish? Try to block Aldon Smith.


Redskins keep playoff race interesting with win

By virtue of tiebreakers, the Redskins are in pretty good shape in the NFC playoff race after rallying to beat the Ravens on Sunday. However, Washington still needs losses by the Giants and/or Seahawks.

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RGIII strains right knee, wearing a brace

The electric rookie strained his right knee in Sunday's overtime win over the Ravens

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RG3 "quite sore" as Skins await MRI results

Mike Shanahan said after the game that quarterback Robert Griffin III was 'quite sore,' but the severity of his knee injury would not be known until results of an MRI came back.

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Chargers pound Steelers in Pittsburgh

The San Diego Chargers went into Heinz Field and knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-24, thanks to three touchdowns from Phillip Rivers. Ben Roethlisberger returned from injury and despite a slow start, threw three touchdowns as well.

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John Skelton throwing picks to entire defense

There is no 'I' in team, but there are two of them in 'interception,' and it took at least two Seahawks to make this pick on Skelton.

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Peterson pulls Vikings back into playoff hunt

Somehow -- improbable as it may have seemed -- the Vikings are still in the hunt for the playoffs

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Eagles likely dash Bucs' playoff hopes

Eagles' rookie quarterback Nick Foles orchestrated two scoring drives late in the fourth quarter to send the Eagles to a wild victory over the Buccaneers.

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Romo leads Cowboys to 4th-quarter comeback win

The Cowboys scored the final 10 points of the game to clinch a 20-19 win as time expired.

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Cousins to the rescue, Redskins win

The Redskins overcame an injury to Robert Griffin III to win a thriller over the Baltimore Ravens.

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All the Luck: Colts rally again

The Indianapolis Colts improved to 9-4 on the season following a 27-23 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

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What controversy? Sanchez leads Jets to win

Last week's hero, Greg McElroy, was inactive, but the Jets still found a way to win for the second week in a row

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Kirk Cousins is on fire

The Redskins backup QB is on fire.

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Vikings top Bears, 21-14

The NFL playoff picture continues to change as the Vikings beat the Bears on Sunday afternoon.

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Browns blast Chiefs after Jamaal Charles' big run

The Kansas City Chiefs scored on their first offensive play of the game, but from then on the Cleveland Browns defense clamped down on Sunday.

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Jay Cutler injured in Bears loss

Cutler is not believed to have a concussion.

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Cam Newton leads Panthers to upset of Falcons

Cam Newton and company played from in front the whole game and knocked off the Falcons in a divisional matchup.

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Rams win on late TD

Sam Bradford found Brandon Gibson for a game-winning touchdown pass with 54 seconds to play as the Rams came from behind to beat the Bills, 15-12.

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RGIII leaves with knee injury

Robert Griffin III left the field with a knee injury.

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Fred Jackson carted off field with leg injury

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson had to be carted to the locker room after suffering a leg injury in the fourth quarter of the Bills' game against the St. Louis Rams.

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Jets CB Cromartie leaves game

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie suffered an apparent head injury after colliding with teammate Yeremiah Bell in the fourth quarter of the team's game against the Jaguars on Sunday.

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Referee doink!

Keep your head on a swivel, man!


Captain America a Browns fan. He slept too long.

How could he possibly know better?

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Questionable call keeps Falcons at arms reach

Roddy White was denied this catch, even though the Panthers stadium thought it was converted.


Jake Locker throws TD pass to Colts

Somehow, Locker's touchdown was even shorter.

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Steelers are derping it up

This is an A-grade derp.


Kevin Kolb inactive vs. Seattle

Kevin Kolb, who was listed as questionable as recently as yesterday, is still out for the Cardinals. While the Seahawks aren't missing any huge names, they will be without the services of Marcus Trufant and Charly Martin.

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Giants' Phillips, Saints' Ivory out on Sunday

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks will play, but safety Kenny Phillips will not against the Saints on Sunday. Meanwhile, New Orleans RB Chris Ivory is out as well.

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Rob Ryan mad gifs

I did not know that Ryan had a tendency to get mad.


Dolphins - 49ers Inactives: Manningham out again

49ers' draft picks A.J. Jenkins and LaMichael James will make their NFL debuts today.

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Shaun Smith likes to choke people out

Motivated by the UFC, Shaun Smith went for it.


Cam Newton scores on 72-yard run

A 72-yard run put the Panthers up big


Tony Romo won't get off Carlos 'Dun's lap'

Austin Powers references are still funny.


Falcons, Bears on upset watch

The Panthers are unlikely leaders at the half.


Jason Avant's catch-of-the-year submission

How does a receiver stay in the league for seven years without a high level of production? With catches like this one.

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Andrew Luck throws ugly INT

Andrew Luck can do it all, but he needs to improve his decision-making


Eagles' Asomugha leaves game after big hit

Nnamdi Asomugha suffered what at first appeared to be a very scary injury against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Fortunately, he was able to walk off the field, albeit with help from the Eagles' training staff.

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Jamaal Charles injured, return questionable

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles sustained a rib injury against the Browns, but did return to the field after sitting out one offensive series.

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Dustin Colquitt doesn't believe in tackling

"This wasn't what I signed up for, coach!"


Jets Stephen Hill hurts knee, return questionable

New York Jets rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill has suffered a right knee injury in the Jets' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. His return to the game is questionable.

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Jay Cutler now leading late-season collapse

Chicago may have lost their kicker for the day. Some fans might also be curious where their quarterback went.

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RG3 gets leveled by Haloti Ngata

Robert Griffin III is a lot of things. An amazing football player is one. He is also a bit bold at times. Against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the Washington Redskins quarterback barely evaded defensive end Paul Kruger and launched the ball downfield. For his efforts, he was absolutely leveled by defensive tackle Haloti Ngata.


Ngata was flagged on the play, and could receive a fine from the league for the hit. RGIII doesn't have many critics, but there are more than a few in the media who wring their hands over the rookie quarterback taking hits like this one. He suffered a concussion in an October loss to the Atlanta Falcons, but did not miss the next week's game.

Griffin also has 122 yards passing and a touchdown in the first quarter. The Redskins may have to accept the cringe-inducing big hits in exchange for having one of the best young playmakers in the league.


Ryan puts the suck in Succop

Ryan Succop missed a 27-yard field goal.

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Cam Newton plays Harry Houdini

There are times being as big as Cam helps.


Colts fans aren't happy

Colts fans are not pleased about Jake Locker's touchdown


Celek out with concussion

Eagles TE Brent Celek could see his streak of consecutive starts end after leaving the team's game against the Buccaneers on Sunday with a concussion.

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Eric Weddle Wobbles and he does fall down

Great safety but a terrible children's toy.

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Newton and Locker perfect on opening drives

Two heavily-criticized quarterbacks had success early on Sunday.


Rex Ryan Belly Rub

Do not watch the below if you suffer from epilepsy.


Panthers win a coin toss!

Carolina did something on Sunday they haven't done before in 2012.


Donald Brown out for the Colts against Titans

The Colts and Titans go into Sunday's game fairly healthy, except for Donald Brown's absence in the Indianapolis backfield.

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Cleveland Browns-Kansas City Chiefs inactives

Cleveland Browns cornerback Dimitri Patterson is active for the first time since Week 5. Ricky Stanzi and Steve Breaston are inactive for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Urlacher, Jennings both out for Bears

Brian Urlacher, Tim Jennings, and Earl Bennett are among notable inactives in the Vikings-Bears game.

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Big Ben's return made official

Big Ben is active and will start Sunday against the visiting Chargers (1 p.m. ET on CBS).

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Suggs inactive for Ravens

Terrell Suggs won't be able to play against the Redskins due to a torn bicep, further limiting Baltimore's defense.


NFL inactives, Week 14: Falcons vs. Panthers

Jonathan Stewart will miss his second consecutive game with an ankle injury.


Rams vs. Bills: Danny Amendola out, Stevie Johnson

Danny Amendola will not play for St. Louis this week against Buffalo.

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Tebow in, McElroy out

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will miss his seventh consecutive game with a foot injury.

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Vick, McCoy inactive for Eagles

Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy headline the inactives for the Eagles and Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Cowboys, Bengals Week 14 inactives

Here are the full inactives for the Week 14 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals.


Bun dynasty

In case you're still dumbfounded at the success of "Duck Dynasty," get ready for a new wrinkle in television's worst genre.


Injury report: Big Ben is ready

With just hours remaining before Sunday’s Week 14 games kick off in the NFL, SB Nation medical expert Dr. Ali Mohamadi discusses some of the most significant remaining injuries impacting this weekend’s games.

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Week 14 picks! Sean Payton makes us sad

Week 14 is here, and we have picks and lines for every game. The Saints visit the Giants this weekend, so it's a good time to ask: Does anybody really believe that Sean Payton hasn't talked to the Saints this season?

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Broncos, Patriots climbing

Losses by teams ranked in the top 10 shook up SB Nation's NFL power rankings this week.

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