Dominique Rodgers Cromartie’s Suspension Is The Latest Twist In The Giants’ Meltdown

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The New York Giants suspended cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Wednesday after he came into the team’s facility and then decided to leave.

Head coach Ben McAdoo would not specify a timetable on the suspension when he talked to reporters on Wednesday afternoon:

Coach Ben McAdoo discusses Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie pic.twitter.com/lzCVG7STNV

— New York Giants (@Giants) October 11, 2017

“DRC came in yesterday, we had a conversation that was personal upstairs,” McAdoo told reporters. “He came in today, decided to leave. We will suspend him.” McAdoo refused to answer any questions beyond that.

DRC told ESPN’s Josina Anderson about what went down:

#Giants CB DRC told me he & Ben McAdoo had an argument on the sidelines about playing. Admits he 'handled it the wrong way.' [More]

— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 11, 2017

#NYG CB DRC cont 2me:

"but to sit me a game had me hot, so I left. I was suspended way before I left. I left bc I felt what he said was BS."

— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 11, 2017

The suspension came as a surprise to his teammates, and Landon Collins hinted at what might have caused the situation:

Landon Collins on DRC: It surprised all of us when we heard what happened. #NYGiants

— New York Giants (@Giants) October 11, 2017

Landon Collins said today that DRC & McAdoo had an issue Sunday. I'm also hearing DRC and an assistant coach had "blowup" Tuesday.

— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) October 11, 2017

Rodgers-Cromartie left the team’s game against the Chargers on Sunday with a left leg injury, though he was not placed on the injury report.

The issue may stem from Rodgers-Cromartie playing in the slot, and getting taken out of the game was the final straw:

It got heated. DRC has been a good soldier, playing the slot, doing what was asked. As competitive as he is, getting pulled was too much. https://t.co/uXvqsAAfKb

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 11, 2017

Eli Apple is the next man up in Rodgers-Cromartie’s absence, but he hasn’t been too happy as of late himself:

Giants demoted CB Eli Apple for DRC Sunday. Apple wasn't happy and basically said he was a scapegoat. Now DRC leaves the building today.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 11, 2017

After the game, Apple said: “You lose games and it's got to be someone else's problem, so they look around and think, ‘OK, this is the problem.’ But it's not just one guy, it's the whole culture, it's everything. We've got to fix it.”

The past few days have been as close as you can get to a dumpster fire for the Giants. On Sunday, they lost their top three wideouts in Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard due to injuries. Beckham and Marshall are both out for the remainder of the season, while Shepard is day to day, leaving the team thin at the position.

All of this leaves the 0-5 Giants shorthanded going into Denver this week to face the NFL’s top defense. After their bye week the following week, they get to welcome the Seattle Seahawks to town.

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  • Slide 1 of 75: The Titans' Taywan Taylor (13) celebrates with Rishard Matthews (18) after Taylor scored a touchdown on a 53-yard pass against the Colts on Oct. 16 in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Slide 2 of 75: The Titans' Marcus Mariota (8) passes against the Colts on Oct. 16 in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 36-22.
  • Slide 3 of 75: Andrew Luck of the Colts watches from the bench during the game against the Titans on Oct. 16 in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Slide 4 of 75: The Colts' Jacoby Brissett (7) is tackled after a short gain against the Titans on Oct. 16 in Nashville, TN. The Titans won 36-22.
  • Slide 5 of 75: The Titans' Eric Decker (87) is brought down by the Colts Malik Hooker (29) on Oct. 16 in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 36-22.
  • Slide 6 of 75: Janoris Jenkins (20) of the New York Giants and Darian Thompson (27) celebrate a fumble recovery against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of the on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The Denver Broncos hosted the New York Giants.
  • Slide 7 of 75: Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, center, is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers strong safety Adrian Phillips, left, and free safety Tre Boston during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  • Slide 8 of 75: Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters (22) tackles Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  • Slide 9 of 75: GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15:  Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals catches an 11 yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer #3 during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
  • Slide 10 of 75: JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 15:   Chris Ivory #33 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs with the football in front of Mark Barron #26 of the Los Angeles Rams in the first half of their game at EverBank Field on October 15, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images)
  • Slide 11 of 75: San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) reach for and missing a pass in the end zone under pressure from Washington Redskins running back Keith Marshall (39) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. on Oct. 15, 2017.
  • Slide 12 of 75: Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) catches a touchdown over Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson (23) in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 15, 2017 in Baltimore, Md.
  • Slide 13 of 75: Alex Okafor #57 of the New Orleans Saints forces a fumble on Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2017 in New Orleans, La.
  • Slide 14 of 75: Houston Texans linebacker Dylan Cole (51) is upended by Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins, left, as running back Duke Johnson Jr. (29) watches after Cole intercepted a pass in the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 15, 2017, in Houston.
  • Slide 15 of 75: Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) tries for yardage after Green Bay Packers cornerback Lenzy Pipkins (41) tripped him in the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis on Oct. 15, 2017.
  • Slide 16 of 75: New England Patriots' Dion Lewis (33) breaks a tackle by New York Jets' Marcus Maye (26) during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 15, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Slide 17 of 75: Tevin Coleman #26 of the Atlanta Falcons stretches for a touchdown against Kiko Alonso #47 and Nate Allen #29 of the Miami Dolphins at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Oct. 15, 2017 in Atlanta.
  • Slide 18 of 75: The Panthers' Cam Newton (1) dives for the end zone as the Eagles' Patrick Robinson (21) and Rodney McLeod (23) defend in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 12. Newton was ruled down before the goal line.
  • Slide 19 of 75: Carson Wentz (11) celebrates with teammates after a touchdown against the Panthers on Oct. 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Eagles won 28-23.
  • Slide 20 of 75: The Panthers' Ed Dickson (84) is tackled by the Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) and Jalen Mills (31) in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 12. The Eagles won 28-23.
  • Slide 21 of 75: The Eagles' Zach Ertz (86) catches a touchdown pass over the Panthers' Mike Adams (29) on Oct. 12 in Charlotte, NC. The Eagles won 28-23.
  • Slide 22 of 75: The Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) and Rodney McLeod (23) raise their fists as they stand with head coach Doug Pederson during the national anthem before the game against the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 12.
  • Slide 23 of 75: The Vikings' Jerick McKinnon (21) is flipped up as he is tackled by the Bears on Oct. 9 in Chicago. The Vikings won 20-17.
  • Slide 24 of 75: The Vikings' Kyle Rudolph (82) celebrates his touchdown by playing duck, duck, goose with teammates against the Bears on Oct. 9 in Chicago. The Vikings won 20-17.
  • Slide 25 of 75: Stormtroopers march down the field during the halftime of the game between the Bears and the Vikings on Oct. 9 in Chicago. The trailer for
  • Slide 26 of 75: The Bears' Leonard Floyd (94) tackles the Vikings' Sam Bradford (8) for safety on Oct. 9 in Chicago. The Vikings won 20-17.
  • Slide 27 of 75: Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) leaps over Houston Texans free safety Andre Hal (29) during the second quarter on Oct. 8 in Houston, TX.
  • Slide 28 of 75: Vince Mayle #88 of the Baltimore Ravens dives for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 8, 2017 in Oakland, California.
  • Slide 29 of 75: Marquel Lee #55 of the Oakland Raiders is tended to by trainers after an injury during their NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 8, 2017 in Oakland, California.
  • Slide 30 of 75: Peyton Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsary watch the big screen of Peyton highlights during Peyton's retirement ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts on October 08, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis IN.
  • Slide 31 of 75: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (11) lays out and makes the catch while being defended by Indianapolis Colts safety Matthias Farley (41) during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Indianapolis Colts on October 08, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis IN. The Indianapolis Colts defeated the San Francisco 49ers 26-23 in overtime.
  • Slide 32 of 75: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates with tight end Richard Rodgers (82) after scoring the winning touchdown at AT&T Stadium.
  • Slide 33 of 75: Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks tackles Robert Woods #17 of the Los Angeles Rams during the game  at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Slide 34 of 75: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers breaks free of Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 8, 2017 in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Slide 35 of 75: Phillip Supernaw #89 of the Tennessee Titans completes a touchdown reception in the third quarter against Lawrence Timmons #94 of the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 8, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
  • Slide 36 of 75: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars dives into the end zone for a 2 yard touchdown in the second quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Oct. 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh.
  • Slide 37 of 75: Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals jumps through the smoke while being introduced to the crowd prior to the start of the game against the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on Oct. 8, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Slide 38 of 75: Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) rushes against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 8, 2017, in Cleveland.
  • Slide 39 of 75: Philadelphia Eagles' Alshon Jeffery, top, is tackled by Arizona Cardinals' Budda Baker during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 8, 2017, in Philadelphia.
  • Slide 40 of 75: Carolina Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley (26) deflects a pass intended for Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 8, 2017, in Detroit.
  • Slide 41 of 75: The Patriots' Tom Brady (12) throws a pass as Shaq Mason (69) blocks the Buccaneers' Robert Ayers, left, on Oct. 5 in Tampa, Fla. The Patriots won 19-14. The Patriots won 19-14.
  • Slide 42 of 75: The Buccaneers' Cameron Brate (84) pulls in an 18-yard touchdown pass in front of the Patriots' Devin McCourty (32) and Patrick Chung on Oct. 5 in Tampa, Fla. The Patriots won 19-14.
  • Slide 43 of 75: The Buccaneers co-chairman Bryan Glazer reacts after his father and team owner Malcolm Glazer was inducted into Buccaneers Ring of Honor during the game against the Patriots on Oct. 5 in Tampa, FL.
  • Slide 44 of 75: The Patriots' Chris Hogan (15) spikes the football after scoring against the Buccaneers on Oct. 5 in Tampa, Fla. The Patriots won 19-14.
  • Slide 45 of 75: The Buccaneers' Justin Evans (21) intercepts a pass by the Patriots' Tom Brady (not pictured) on Oct. 5 in Tampa, FL. The Patriots won 19-14.
  • Slide 46 of 75: Fans hold up lights from their cell phones during a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting before the game between the Buccaneers and the Patriots on Oct. 5 in Tampa, Fla.
  • Slide 47 of 75: Running back Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball during the game against the Washington Redskins at Arrowhead Stadium on October 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Slide 48 of 75: Kicker Harrison Butker #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs and teammates celebrate hitting a field goal with 8 seconds left in the game to give the chiefs a three point lead against the Washington Redskins at Arrowhead Stadium on October 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Slide 49 of 75: Oct 1, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back J.D. McKissic (21) jumps over Indianapolis Colts free safety Malik Hooker (29) and later scores a touchdown during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports - 10322837
  • Slide 50 of 75: Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) is stopped by New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) on a run during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 1 in Tampa, Fla.
  • Slide 51 of 75: Denver Broncos running back Jamaal Charles is tackled by members of the Oakland Raiders defense during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 1 in Denver.
  • Slide 52 of 75: Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Patrick Robinson can't make the interception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Oct. 1 in Carson, Calif.
  • Slide 53 of 75: Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #15 of the San Francisco 49ers makes a catch over cornerback Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 1 in Glendale, Arizona.
  • Slide 54 of 75: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys dives into the end zone to score a touchdown against Mark Barron #26 of the Los Angeles Rams in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on Oct. 1, 2017 in Arlington, Texas.
  • Slide 55 of 75: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers is tackled by Cassius Marsh #55 of the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 1, 2017 in Foxboro, Mass.
  • Slide 56 of 75: Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews (87) makes a touchdown catch against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 1, 2017, in Atlanta.
  • Slide 57 of 75: Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, right, is hit by Houston Texans linebacker Dylan Cole (51) after a short run during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 1, 2017, in Houston.
  • Slide 58 of 75: New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, left, scores a touchdown against Miami Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley (30) during the second half of an NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London on Oct. 1, 2017.
  • Slide 59 of 75: Morgan Burnett (42) of the Packers tackles Zach Miller (86) of the Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay won 35-14.
  • Slide 60 of 75: Lane Taylor (65) and Aaron Rodgers (12) of the Packers kneel while Davante Adams is attended to after being injured on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Slide 61 of 75: The Packers' Jordy Nelson (87) celebrates with Randall Cobb (18) following a touchdown against the Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay won 35-14.
  • Slide 62 of 75: Davante Adams (17) of the Packers is attended to after being injured against the Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Slide 63 of 75: Joe Thomas (48) of the Packers breaks up a pass intended for Josh Bellamy (15) of the Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay won 35-14.
  • Slide 64 of 75: Dak Prescott (4) of the Cowboys dives into the end zone to score on a ten yard rushing touchdown against the Cardinals on Sept. 26 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cowboys won 28-17.
  • Slide 65 of 75: Orlando Scandrick (32) of the Cowboys hits Larry Fitzgerald (11) of the Cardinals on Sept. 26 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cowboys won 28-17.
  • Slide 66 of 75: The Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, far right, take a knee prior to the national anthem before the game against the Cardinals on Sept. 25 in Glendale, Ariz.
  • Slide 67 of 75: The Redskins' Chris Thompson (25) scores a touchdown as the Raiders' Gareon Conley (22) attempts the tackle on Sept. 24 in Landover, MD. The Redskins won 27-10.
  • Slide 68 of 75: Tom Brady (12) of the Patriots reacts after throwing the game winning touchdown pass against the Texans on Sept. 24 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 36-33.
  • Slide 69 of 75: Andrew Sendejo (34) and Harrison Smith (22) of the Vikings breaks up a pass intended for Mike Evans (13) of the Buccaneers on Sept. 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings won 34-17.
  • Slide 70 of 75: Baltimore Ravens players, including former player Ray Lewis, second from right, kneel down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.
  • Slide 71 of 75: The Saints' P.J. Williams (26) celebrates after an interception against the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 24. The Saints won 34-13.
  • Slide 72 of 75: The Chiefs' Justin Houston (50) sacks the Chargers' Philip Rivers on Sept. 24 in Carson, Calif. The Chiefs won 24-10.
  • Slide 73 of 75: The Bengals' Jordan Willis (75) tries to tackle the Packers' Aaron Rodgers (12) on Sept. 24 in Green Bay, WI. The Packers won 27-24.
  • Slide 74 of 75: The Seahawks' and the Titans' players reach for a pass in the end zone on Sept. 24 in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 33-27.
  • Slide 75 of 75: Jake Elliott #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles is picked up by teammates Najee Goode #52 and Kamu Grugier-Hill #54 after Elliott kicked the game winning, 61 yard field goal, with 1 second left in the game against the New York Giants on Sept. 24, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
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Making it count

The Titans' Taywan Taylor, left, celebrates with Rishard Matthews after scoring a 53-yard touchdown against the Colts on Oct. 16 in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee won 36-22.

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Leading the Titans

The Titans' Marcus Mariota passes against the Colts on Oct. 16 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Tough Luck

Injured Colts quarterback Andrew Luck watches from the bench during the game against the Titans on Oct. 16.
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Double trouble

Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett is tackled after a short gain against the Titans on Oct. 16.
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Decker goes down

The Titans' Eric Decker (87) is brought down by the Colts' Malik Hooker on Oct. 16.
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Delayed celebration

The New York Giants' Janoris Jenkins (20) and Darian Thompson celebrate a fumble recovery against host Denver on Oct. 15. The Giants pulled off the 23-10 upset for their first victory of the season after starting the season 0-5.

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Group hug

The Raiders' Marshawn Lynch, center, is tackled by the Chargers' Adrian Phillips, left, and Tre Boston during the Raiders' 17-16 loss to the visiting Chargers on Oct. 15 in Oakland.
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Down and defeated

The Chiefs' Marcus Peters, right, attempts to tackle the Steelers' Martavis Bryant during the Chiefs' 19-13 loss to the visiting Steelers on Oct. 15 in Missouri. Kansas City was the last unbeaten team in the NFL.
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TD for Larry

The Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald makes an 11-yard touchdown pass during a 33-28 victory over visiting Buccaneers on Oct. 15 in Arizona.
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On the run

The Jaguars' Chris Ivory, left, runs with the ball during the Jaguars' 27-17 loss to the visiting Rams on Oct. 15 in Florida.
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Just out of reach

The 49ers' George Kittle reaches for and missing a pass in the end zone under pressure from Redskins' Keith Marshall on Oct. 15 in Maryland. Redskins won 26-24.

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Hauling it in

The Bears tight end Zach Miller catches a touchdown over the Ravens safety Tony Jefferson on Oct. 15 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Bears won 27-24.

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Forcing the fumble

Alex Okafor of the Saints forces a fumble on Matthew Stafford of the Lions on Oct. 15 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Saints won 52-38.

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Upended

The Texans linebacker Dylan Cole is upended by the Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins, left, as running back Duke Johnson Jr. watches after Cole intercepted a pass on Oct. 15 in Houston. Texans won 33-17.

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Tripped up

The Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph tries for yardage after the Packers cornerback Lenzy Pipkins tripped him on Oct. 15 in Minnesota. Vikings won 23-10.

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Breaking the tackle

The Patriots' Dion Lewis breaks a tackle by the Jets' Marcus Maye on Oct. 15 in East Rutherford, N.J. Patriots won 24-17.

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Just enough

Tevin Coleman of the Falcons stretches for a touchdown against Kiko Alonso and Nate Allen of the Dolphins on Oct. 15 in Atlanta. Dolphins won 20-17.

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Desperate

The Panthers' Cam Newton dives for the end zone as the Eagles' Patrick Robinson (21) and Rodney McLeod (23) defend in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 12.

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Eagles fly high

Carson Wentz celebrates with teammates after a touchdown against the Panthers on Oct. 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Eagles won 28-23.
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Tackling the Panthers

The Panthers' Ed Dickson (84) is tackled by the Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) and Jalen Mills (31) in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 12. The Eagles won 28-23.
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Zach scores twice

The Eagles' Zach Ertz catches a touchdown pass over the Panthers' Mike Adams (29) on Oct. 12 in Charlotte, NC. The Eagles won 28-23.
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Silent protest

The Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins (27) and Rodney McLeod (23) raise their fists as they stand with head coach Doug Pederson during the national anthem before the game against the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 12.
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Flipped

The Vikings' Jerick McKinnon (21) is flipped up as he is tackled by the Bears on Oct. 9 in Chicago. The Vikings won 20-17.
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Duck, duck, goose

The Vikings' Kyle Rudolph (82) celebrates his touchdown by playing duck, duck, goose with teammates against the Bears on Oct. 9 in Chicago. The Vikings won 20-17.
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May the force be with you

Stormtroopers march down the field during the halftime of the game between the Bears and the Vikings on Oct. 9 in Chicago. 
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Sacking Sam

The Bears' Leonard Floyd (94) tackles the Vikings' Sam Bradford (8) for safety on Oct. 9 in Chicago. The Vikings won 20-17.
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Unbeaten and untouched

Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce (87) leaps over Houston free safety Andre Hal as the visiting Chiefs won 42-34 on Oct. to remain the NFL's only unbeaten team.
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Stretch for six

Baltimore's Vince Mayle dives for a touchdown against Oakland on Oct. 8. The visiting Ravens won 30-17.
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Painful loss

Oakland's Marquel Lee is tended to by trainers after getting injured by Baltimore on Oct. 8.
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Peyton's place

Peyton Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsary watch the video during a halftime to retire Manning's No. 18 in Indianapolis on Oct. 8.
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Flying catch

San Francisco wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (11) lays out and makes the catch on Oct. 8. The visiting 49ers, however, lost to the Colts 26-23 in overtime.
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Pumped Pack

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, celebrates with tight end Richard Rodgers after throwing a late go-ahead touchdown pass in the Packers' 35-31 victory over the host Cowboys on Oct. 8.
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Ram tough

Seattle's Richard Sherman (25) tackles the Los Angeles Rams' Robert Woods during the visiting Seahawks' 16-10 victory on Oct. 8.
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Breaking free

Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers breaks free of Janoris Jenkins #20 of the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 8, 2017 in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Titan TD

Phillip Supernaw #89 of the Tennessee Titans completes a touchdown reception in the third quarter against Lawrence Timmons #94 of the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 8, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

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Over the top

Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars dives into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown in the second quarter during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Oct. 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh.

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Making an entrance

Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals jumps through smoke while being introduced prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on Oct. 8, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Swarmed

Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson #29 rushes against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 8, 2017, in Cleveland.

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Taken down

Philadelphia Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery, top, is tackled by Arizona Cardinals' Budda Baker during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 8, 2017, in Philadelphia.

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Pass interrupted

Carolina Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley (26) deflects a pass intended for Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) during the first half of an NFL football game on Oct. 8, 2017, in Detroit.

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Giving it all

The Patriots' Tom Brady (12) throws a pass as Shaq Mason (69) blocks the Buccaneers' Robert Ayers, left, on Oct. 5 in Tampa, Fla. The Patriots won 19-14. The Patriots won 19-14.
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There's hope in there

The Buccaneers' Cameron Brate (84) pulls in an 18-yard touchdown pass in front of the Patriots' Devin McCourty (32) and Patrick Chung on Oct. 5 in Tampa, Fla. The Patriots won 19-14.
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Bucs honor Malcolm Glazer

The Buccaneers co-chairman Bryan Glazer reacts after his father and team owner Malcolm Glazer was inducted into Buccaneers Ring of Honor during the game against the Patriots on Oct. 5 in Tampa, FL.
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Celebrating the lead

The Patriots' Chris Hogan (15) spikes the football after scoring against the Buccaneers on Oct. 5 in Tampa, Fla. The Patriots won 19-14.
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Slick move

The Buccaneers' Justin Evans (21) intercepts a pass by the Patriots' Tom Brady (not pictured) on Oct. 5 in Tampa, FL. The Patriots won 19-14.
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Moment of silence

Fans hold up lights from their cell phones during a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting before the game between the Buccaneers and the Patriots on Oct. 5 in Tampa, Fla.
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Through the defense

Running back Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball during the game against the Washington Redskins at Arrowhead Stadium on October 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Chiefs won 29-20.
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Red celebration

Kicker Harrison Butker #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs and teammates celebrate hitting a field goal with 8 seconds left in the game to give the chiefs a three point lead against the Washington Redskins at Arrowhead Stadium on October 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City Chiefs won 29-20.
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Leap of faith

Seattle's J.D. McKissic jumps over the Indianapolis' Malik Hooker during the Seahawks' 46-18 win over the visiting Colts on Oct. 1.

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Denied

The Buccaneers' Jacquizz Rodgers is stopped by the Giants' Damon Harrison on Oct. 1 in Tampa, FL. The Buccaneers won 25-23.
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Every inch counts

The Broncos' Jamaal Charles is tackled by the Raiders' defense on Oct. 1 in Denver, CO. The  Broncos won 16-10.
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Not quite

The Eagles' Patrick Robinson stretches, but can't make the interception against the Chargers on Oct. 1 in Carson, CA. The Eagles won 26-24.
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Clutch catch

The 49ers' Pierre Garcon makes a difficult catch against the the Cardinals on Oct. 1 in Glendale, AZ. The Cardinals won 18-15.
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Diving TD

Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys dives into the end zone to score a touchdown against the Rams on Oct. 1 in Arlington, TX. The Rams won 35-30.

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Taking down Cam

Cam Newton of the Panthers is tackled by Cassius Marsh of the Patriots on Oct. 1 in Foxboro, MA. The Panthers won 33-30.

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Hauling it in

The Bills' Jordan Matthews makes a touchdown catch against the Falcons on Oct. 1 in Atlanta, GA. The Bills won 23-17.

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Taking the hit

The Titans' Marcus Mariota is taken down by the Texans Dylan Cole after a short run on Oct. 1 in Houston, TX. The Texans won 57-14.

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Saints score

The Saints' Michael Thomas scores a touchdown against the Dolphins in London on Oct. 1, 2017. The Saints won 20-0.

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Piggyback

Morgan Burnett (42) of the Packers tackles Zach Miller (86) of the Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay won 35-14.
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Anxious

Lane Taylor (65) and Aaron Rodgers (12) of the Packers kneel while Davante Adams is attended to after being injured on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Ecstatic

The Packers' Jordy Nelson (87) celebrates with Randall Cobb (18) following a touchdown against the Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay won 35-14.
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Down and out

Davante Adams (17) of the Packers is attended to after being injured against the Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Break it up

Joe Thomas (48) of the Packers breaks up a pass intended for Josh Bellamy (15) of the Bears on Sept. 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay won 35-14.
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Head over heels

Dak Prescott (4) of the Cowboys dives into the end zone to score on a ten yard rushing touchdown against the Cardinals on Sept. 25 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cowboys won 28-17.
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Take him down

Orlando Scandrick (32) of the Cowboys hits Larry Fitzgerald (11) of the Cardinals on Sept. 25 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cowboys won 28-17.
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United

The Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, far right, take a knee prior to the national anthem before the game against the Cardinals on Sept. 25 in Glendale, Ariz.
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Hail to the Redskins

Washington's Chris Thompson (25) scores a touchdown in the Redskins' 27-10 victory over the visiting Oakland Raiders on Sept. 24.

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Tom terrific

New England quarterback Tom Brady (12) prepares his team for a two-point attempt after throwing the eventual game-winning touchdown in the closing minute as the Patriots defeated the visiting Houston Texans 36-33 on Sept. 24.
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Denied

Minnesota's Andrew Sendejo (34) and Harrison Smith (22) break up a pass intended for Tampa Bay's Mike Evans. The host Vikings won 34-17.
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Making a statement

Baltimore Ravens players, including former star Ray Lewis, second from right, kneel down during the playing of the national anthem before the Ravens game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sept. 24.

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P.J. with the pick

New Orleans' P.J. Williams (26) celebrates after making an interception during the visiting Saints' 34-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 24.
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Stuffed

Kansas City's Justin Houston (50) sacks Los Angeles Chargers'  quarterback Philip Rivers during the visiting Chiefs' 24-10 victory on Sept. 24.
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Can't catch him

Cincinnati's Jordan Willis (75) tries to tackle the Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the host Packers' 27-24 overtime victory on Sept. 24.
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Who wants it?

Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans players reach for a pass in the end zone during the host Titans' 33-27 victory on Sept. 24.
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Big boot

Philadelphia kicker Jake Elliott (4) is picked up by teammates Najee Goode (52) and Kamu Grugier-Hill (54) after Elliott kicked the game-winning, 61-yard field goal against the visiting New York Giants as time expired on Sept. 24. The Eagles prevailed 27-24.

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