Plaxico Burress caught the ball in overtime in week two that deflated the Eagles. He taunted us then and we couldn't do anything about it. Plax knows Philly is a tough place to play though.
"It's probably the toughest arena to play in," he said. "Their crowd
gets into it. As a receiver, you have to look in at the ball to come
off the line and their defense thrives on knowing their corners can get
quick jams off you based on the crowd noise, knowing you have to look
at the ball and not look at the defense. They feed off of that."
It turns out it may have been the fans in Philly who made Tiki Barber realize he was done with this league.
>>Giants ready for an earful in Philly [Centre Daily]
>>Eagles fans revealed as Tiki's backbreaker [The Illadelph]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — C.J. Anderson is disputing a report that his knee injury will end his season.
The Denver Broncos running back panned a report Thursday from the NFL Network that he had "told people close to him that he's done for the year." Anderson angrily denied the report on Twitter but later deleted his comments, saying he would "stay off social."
Anderson and the Broncos (5-2) are expecting to find out later Thursday the extent of his injury and how many games he'll miss.
Anderson rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown in Denver's 27-9 win over Houston on Monday night despite injuring his right knee on his second carry.
Rookie Devontae Booker will start Sunday against the Chargers (3-4).
Raiders: Aldon Smith applies for reinstatement
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith has applied to the NFL to be reinstated from his one-year suspension.
A person with knowledge of the application tells The Associated Press that Smith has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to be allowed back on the field once his ban for violating the league's substance-abuse policy ends on Nov. 17. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday because the league hasn't made the application public. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the move.
Smith was suspended for one year last November for violating the substance-abuse policy. That stemmed from an arrest in August on charges of drunken driving, hit and run and vandalism, which led to his release by the San Francisco 49ers.
Smith signed with Oakland last September and played nine games before being suspended for a second time by the NFL.
Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?
Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.
Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.
Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."
If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.