Archive for October, 2013

Rapid React: Bengals vs. Dolphins (Roto Arcade)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Thursday night’s Bengals/Dolphins game started slow but had a wild finish, ending with a safety in overtime for just the third time in NFL history. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Dolphins, who nearly blew a second-half 17-3 lead for the second week in a row. The biggest story of the night was Giovani Bernard , who had a coming out party in front of a national audience only to leave late with a rib injury. Bernard gained 79 yards on just nine carries (he once again wasn’t getting the ball enough even before he was forced from the game), scoring two touchdowns, including one that might be the favorite for run of the year . Seriously, how ridiculous was that? He broke at least five tackles and made Brent Grimes look silly not once but twice. Bernard also caught all four of his targets for another 25 yards receiving. He entered without gaudy broken tackle numbers (six) on the year, but Pro Football Focus graded him as the league’s fifth most valuable back anyway, despite him seeing a modest 270 snaps. Let’s hope Bernard’s rib injury isn’t serious and he starts getting more touches moving forward.

HNIC Radio Manny Malhotra feeling normal again

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Manny Malhotra is getting another shot at a comeback, this time with the Carolina Hurricanes. The veteran forward chatted with Rob Pizzo and Cassie Campbell-Pascal on Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM on Thursday about his new 1-year, 2-way contract.



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Bengals’ Atkins sidelined with knee injury (The Associated Press)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
The Cincinnati Bengals lost All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins with a right knee injury Thursday night, and they might be without him for the rest of the season. Following a 22-20 overtime loss to Miami, coach Marvin Lewis said his medical staff believed the injury was serious. ''We won't know until we get home.'' Atkins, who made the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons, was hurt in the second quarter and walked off the field with assistance from two teammates. ''It stinks because he's one of the best,'' defensive tackle Domata Peko said.

Dolphins’ Wake records safety in OT win over Bengals (The SportsXchange)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
MIAMI -- Cameron Wake's drought ended in a big way. After going without a sack since the season opener, the Miami Dolphins defensive end was back on track Thursday night. Wake recorded three sacks, including the game-winning safety in overtime, as the Dolphins beat the Cincinnati Bengals 22-20 at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins (4-4) snapped a four-game losing streak, and they did it in dramatic fashion as Wake sacked Andy Dalton with 6:38 left in the extra period for the winning points.

Bad Andy Dalton emerges in Bengals’ brutal loss (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Earlier on Thursday, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Month for October for his brilliant, four-game run up to Thursday night's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Did the league forget that October had one more day? Dalton threw for 338 yards but was picked three times — all in crucial situations. Two of the three were on Dalton, thrown against coverage in which the Dolphins corners were squatting on underneath routes.

Dose: Go Go Gio (Rotoworld)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Adam Levitan talks Gio Bernard, Marvin Jones, the Dolphins' win and all of Thursday's news in the Dose.

Dolphins beat Bengals 22-20 on OT safety (The Associated Press)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
With the Miami Dolphins needing any kind of score to end a four-game losing streak, two points were plenty. Cameron Wake sacked Andy Dalton for a safety with 6:38 left in overtime, and Miami beat the Cincinnati Bengals 22-20 on Thursday night. On third-and-10 from the 8, Dalton retreated to the goal line and was tackled by Wake coming up the middle for the third overtime safety in NFL history. How much better could it have been than to have a d-lineman seal the deal?'' The Pro Bowl end totaled three sacks, and Cincinnati committed four turnovers that might have meant a difference of 17 points.

NFL standings (Reuters)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Nov 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NFL on Thursday AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCEAFC EAST W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. New England 6 2 0 1 179 144 .750 2. NY Jets 4 4 0 0 143 211 .500 3. Miami 4 4 0 0 174 187 .500 4. Buffalo 3 5 0 1 176 213 .375 AFC NORTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Cincinnati 6 3 0 1 217 166 .667 2. Baltimore 3 4 0 0 150 148 .429 3. Cleveland 3 5 0 0 148 179 .375 4. Pittsburgh 2 5 0 0 125 153 .286 AFC SOUTH W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. Indianapolis 5 2 0 0 187 131 .714 2. Tennessee 3 4 0 1 145 146 .429 3. Houston 2 5 0 1 122 194 .286 4. ...

HNIC Radio James Reimer getting along with Bernier

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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James Reimer didnt know what to expect ahead of this season with new acquisition Jonathan Bernier in the picture. But Reimer says despite challenging his teammate for the main job in Torontos crease, the two netminders have been getting along.



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NFL-Safety last for Dolphins in tight win over Bengals (Reuters)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Miami snapped a four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion on Thursday when Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake sacked Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton in the end zone to secure a 22-20 overtime home victory with a safety. The win also ended a four-game winning streak for the Bengals, who made a furious second half comeback but ultimately could not overcome three interceptions from Dalton. The Dolphins (4-4) took full advantage of a couple of critical plays in the early stages of the second half to set up a 17-3 buffer. With a 10-3 lead at halftime following a spluttering Bengals start, Cincinnati had looked poised to tie the game but a fortunate holding call and then a 94-yard interception return produced a 14-point swing in Miami's favour.