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Added October 14th, 2014 by Ian

Washington Redskins are Monday Night’s worst NFL team

Unfortunately for the NFL’s Washington Redskins, the schedule maker keeps giving them Monday night home games. This isn’t a good sign for the club since they’re the worst in the league when it comes to Monday nights. Their 27-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week saw their Monday night record fall to 2-13. And that’s just at home since they moved into FedEx Field.

The Redskins’ own a winning percentage of just 11.3 in those contests, which is the lowest in the league for any club that has played more than two Monday night games at home. The Buffalo Bills are winless, but have only played twice at home on Monday nights. Looking at the league’s history, no other team in the NFL has lost at least 10 home games on Monday evenings. In addition, the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions have both won more Monday night home games than Washington even though they’ve hosted just five Monday contests.

 
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Added October 14th, 2014 by Ian

Georgia football fans ask President Obama to overturn player’s suspension

College football star Todd Gurley of the University of Georgia was an early season favourite for the Heisman Trophy this year, that was until he was suspended by the school on October 9 for allegedly breaking NCAA rules. An investigation is still underway and Gurley will have to sit out until it’s been completed. It’s believed that the running back took a small amount of money earlier this year during a memorabilia-signing event and could now be banned for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Georgia fans aren’t happy with this turn of events and have decided to do something about it. The entertaining Gurley was leading the SEC in rushing with 773 yards at the time of the suspension and also had eight touchdowns, which ranked him as number six in the nation.

 
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Added October 7th, 2014 by Ian

NFL’s Thursday Night Football not competitive

A lot of NFL fans aren’t too happy with Thursday night football games so far this season even though it gives them another night to watch their favourite sport and teams in action. Nobody’s complaining about the actual Thursday Night Football national telecasts, they’ve been disappointed with the action on the field instead. The three most one-sided games in the 2014 campaign have taken place on the past three Thursday nights.

In week three of the season the Atlanta Falcons blew the doors off of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 42 points for the biggest margin of victory up to now. Green Bay beat the Minnesota Vikings by 32 points in week five and a seven days earlier the New York Giants manhandled the Washington Redskins by 31 points in a 45-14 rout. For neutral fans who like to see a lot of scoring you’d think these games might make them happy. But it appears that fans would rather watch more competitive contests on Thursday nights.

 
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Added October 7th, 2014 by Ian

Philadelphia Eagles one touchdown away from NFL record

The Philadelphia Eagles are quite creative when it comes to scoring points. So far the NFL team has scored seven types of touchdowns this season and week five has just been completed. The Eagles have already tied the league record for return touchdowns in the first five games of a season. They achieved this when they scored their sixth such TD on October 4 in their 34-28 win over the St. Louis Rams. In fact, the team’s special teams and defence has been carrying the scoring load lately for the 4-1 club.

The blocked-punt touchdown against the Rams was the 28th consecutive scoring point gained by the club’s special teams or defence. In week four against the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia lost the game 26-21 with all 21 of their points coming without any help from the squad’s offensive line. The Eagles scored three touchdowns, which came on a punt return, an interception, and a blocked punt. That non-offensive scoring streak was the extended to 28 points when James Casey blocked a punt against the Rams and Chris Margos took the ball for a 10-yard touchdown.

 
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Added October 7th, 2014 by Ian

Breaking down Peyton Manning’s 500 touchdowns

 
Added October 7th, 2014 by Ian

Nationals and Giants in longest playoff game ever

 
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