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Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

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New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

The Patriots' Defense is Back, Really - Pats Pulpit
After another standout performance against the Saints, we can finally say that the days of the Patriots having a strong defense are back.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

What's The Matter With Cromartie? - Gang Green Nation
Unless you have buried your head in the sand, you will notice that the #1 CB for the New York Jets, isn't playing like a #1 CB at all.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills sign Matt Flynn, place Jonathan Meeks on IR (return) - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills' journey at quarterback continues its dark and twisty narrative.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

John Harbaugh defends Matt Elam for Randall Cobb tackle - Baltimore Beat Down
Harbaugh said he has 'no idea what [Aaron Rodgers is] talking about.'

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers Troy Polamalu leads through painful example - Behind the Steel Curtain
Two takeaways came after Troy Polamalu crushed Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill at the end of the first half. Perhaps it inspired a defense that hadn't showed its teeth all season.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Looking at Vontaze Burfict's personal fouls against the Bills - Cincy Jungle
We take a look at Vontaze Burfict's two unnecessary roughness penalties, as well as the 15-yard face mask in the first quarter.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Lions-Browns: Miller's Week 6 Takeaways & Observations - Dawgs By Nature
Cleveland falls to Detroit by way of a second half collapse. Miller breaks down what went wrong.


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Injuries: Danieal Manning Reportedly Out 6-8 Weeks (UPDATE: Manning Has "Significant Knee Injury") - Battle Red Blog
The Texans reportedly lost starting strong safety Danieal Manning to a right leg injury in the loss to the Rams.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Jake Locker injury update: Titans QB could start "football activities" this week - Music City Miracles
Jake Locker seems to be getting better with each passing week. There is hope that he will be ready for the Rams game after the bye.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars defense holds potent Broncos offense in check - Big Cat Country
No team has held the Broncos to fewer points or total yardage in 2013 than the Jaguars did in Week 6.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Reggie Wayne Reaches 1,000 Catch Milestone in Loss - Stampede Blue
The Colts had an ugly loss to the Chargers Monday night, but Reggie Wayne reached a pretty impressive career milestone: 1,000 catches.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Report: Broncos' Orlando Franklin Is "Day To Day" - Mile High Report
Good news on the injury front. Right tackle Orlando Franklin Is day to day with a ankle sprain.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Chargers-Colts final score: San Diego pulls out 19-9 upset victory on Monday night - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers shocked the league, once again, with another upset victory. This time, it was against the first place Indianapolis Colts on the national stage of Monday Night Football on ESPN. How did they win? Excellent coaching.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders to get healthy along the offensive line over bye week - Silver And Black Pride
The bye week will be a breath of fresh air for the Raiders beaten up offensive line.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Audio: This is what the Chiefs world record breaking crowd sounds like - Arrowhead Pride
Find audio of the Chiefs crowd in the final moments of Sunday's game against the Raiders as they broke the Guinness Book of World Records for crowd roar at a stadium.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Hakeem Nicks Trade Rumors: Complete news, rumors, analysis - Big Blue View
Vote in our poll and let us know whether the Giants should trade Nicks now, or gamble that they can sign him long-term when he hits free agency after the season.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles sign WR B.J. Cunningham, release TE Emil Igwenagu - Bleeding Green Nation
The team felt they needed an extra wide receiver on the roster.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Report: Demarcus Ware To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Quad Strain - Blogging The Boys
The hits just keep coming for the Cowboys defensive line.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Gif Recap: Redskins Lose to Cowboys via Eastbound and Down Gifs - Hogs Haven
The rollercoaster of emotions that is a Redsins/Cowboys division game.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers Injury Update: Latest from McCarthy on Randall Cobb, James Jones, Nick Perry - Acme Packing Company
The Packers' head coach discussed the team's injuries with reporters on Monday, and there's reason to feel like the team dodged several bullets.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

NFC North standings: Lions, Bears remain atop division - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears are still at the top of the NFC North.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

WSCR: Lovie Smith interviewed for USC Trojans head coaching position - Windy City Gridiron
Just as we were wondering what Lovie Smith has been up to lately, we hear that he's actually just interviewed for a pretty high-profile head coaching position... Just not in the NFL.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

LB Desmond Bishop With Torn ACL, Out For Year - Daily Norseman
The bad news keeps getting worse.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Jimmy Graham Getting MRI on Foot - Canal Street Chronicles
The extent of the injury suffered by Saints tight end Jimmy Graham in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Patriots could be more serious than first believed.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Steven Jackson Still A Question Mark For Buccaneers Game - The Falcoholic
When Steven Jackson went down in Week 2, I think most of us assumed he would return by Week 7. That would give him more than a month, plus a Falcons bye week, to get right and rejoin the team....

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Jonathan Stewart injury: Panthers RB could return from PUP list - Cat Scratch Reader
Carolina's head coach is hopeful he'll get back one of the team's top running backs as soon as this week.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Buccaneers fall behind Jaguars - Bucs Nation


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

The 2nd-most important thing to happen for the 49ers in Week 6: Jimmy Graham being shut down - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers won on Sunday, but another important thing happened: the New England Patriots held Jimmy Graham without a reception.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Ryan Williams; The Steal, The Plagued, and The End? - Revenge of the Birds
Ryan Williams lack of special teams play, could bring an end to his tenure in Arizona before it ever began.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks more, Titans less: Taking a win however you can get it - Field Gulls
Taking a look at a recent win in my own life, I can better understand how you should never take for granted a positive end result.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams take down Texans, GIF recap - Turf Show Times
That's two in a row for the St. Louis Rams. This week, they traveled to Houston and might have put the last nail, or one of them, in Gary Kubiak's head coaching coffin with a 38-13 win. A look back...