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Anderson Benched, Quinn Gets the Nod

Pro Bowl Quarterabck Derek Anderson was benched on Monday by the Browns, who will start popular backup Brady Quinn on Thursday night against the Denver Broncos in hopes of turning around a disappointing season.
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The surprising and unexpected swap was announced Monday by the team, just hours after coach Romeo Crennel said he had no plans to make a change.

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NFC East Roundup

NYG 29   SF 17

Brandon Jacobs ran for two TDs, Eli Manning threw for one, Michael Johnson had two interceptions and the Giants managed to make fewer mistakes than the terrible San Francisco 49ers in a 29-17 victory on Sunday.

The victory was the fourth straight at home for the Giants (5-1) and it sent the 49ers (2-5) to their fourth straight loss.

WASH 14   CLE 11

Led by Clinton Portis and his ground attack that amounted for 175 yards and a score the Redskins pulled out the ugly victory after losing to St Louis the week before. 

The Washington defense gave up only 236 yards and nearly didn’t allow a touchdown for the second straight week. Carlos Rogers, nursing a calf injury, held Braylon Edwards to four catches. Demetric Evans knocked away a fourth-down pass near the goal line. Andre Carter had a sack for the Redskins (5-2), who have won five of six and bounced back from last week’s last-play loss to the St. Louis Rams.

STL 34   DAL 14

Tony Romo told the coaching staff after pregame warmups he wasn’t going to be able to go with a broken right pinkie. He was in uniform however backing up the veteran, Brad Johnson.

The 40-year-old backup quarterback couldn’t keep up with the surging St. Louis Rams’ offense, throwing three interceptions. Steven Jackson ran for 160 yards on 25 carries with three touchdowns and the Rams (2-4) looked like contenders instead of sad sacks for the second straight game under new coach Jim Haslett in a surprisingly easy 34-14 victory on Sunday.  Dallas fell to 4-3 on the year with the loss and seem to be falling apart, more on that to come later.

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Manning Will Play Sunday

Two days after bruising his chest on what he considered a questionable hit, Eli Manning practiced with the New York Giants on Wednesday and said he would play Sunday against the 49ers.

Manning was hurt in the second quarter of Monday night’s 35-14 loss to Cleveland when he was driven into the ground by 350-pound tackle Shaun Rogers. The Giants (4-1) were embarrassed by the Browns on national TV in which Manning threw three picks, including one returned 94 yards for a touchdown by Eric Wright.

Manning said his mistakes were responsible for the picks, not his bruised chest.

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Eli Suffered Bruised Chest in MNF Loss

Eli Manning bruised his chest in the Giants’ 35-14 loss to the Browns.  Coach Tom Coughlin was not certain about the extent of the injury although he gave indications that the Super Bowl MVP would practice for this weekend’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Browns defensive tackle Shaun Rogers drove Eli into the ground early in the second quarter after throwing a pass to Plaxico Burress and landed his 350 lb ass right on Eli’s sternum.  Beautiful display of form by the way.

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