It's OK, Dan Bailey, nobody blames you. Right, Dallas?

  • Sorry to begin your morning like this, Cowboys fans, but there’s no easy way to share this painful stat from ESPN’s Arash Markazi. Dallas is 12-9 under Jason Garrett, and they’ve blown a fourth quarter lead in eight of those nine losses, losing by more than four points just once.
  • Jason Pierre-Paul thought he should try something different during the Giants’ second attempt at a field goal block. He did, and the result was ball hitting flesh.
  • Last night Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins are planning to fire head coach Tony Sparano at the end of the season, but GM Jeff Ireland is “totally safe as of this moment.”
  • Barstool Sports Boston is critically evaluating each Rob Gronkowski touchdown spike.
  • Here’s your obligatory columnĀ from a Denver sports writer about Tim Tebow and his weekly flirtation with the heavens. Tebow doesn’t know how his story ends, saying that it “depends who’s writing it.”
  • Mike Freeman thinks you should shut the hell up if you’re still hating on Eli Manning.
  • Juan Castillo actually managed to make the Eagles’ defense look respectable for a week, and Asante Samuel says that after yesterday’s win over Miami, Philly is now starting their “new” season. That’s good, because the old one was pretty terrible.
  • Most recorded fan reaction videos are blatantly staged. But I’m inclined to believe that this reaction to Marion Barber’s fumble was genuine, because who mumbles something about Oprah when they’re bouncing with excitement? (some minor NSFW language behind that link)
  • Barber has done a lot of public praying recently through Twitter, but apparently not enough.
  • Of course the Denver Post has a miraculous story about tiny babies surviving on its front page directly underneath Tebow.
  • Lindsey Vonn was sitting in the Tebow family’s private box yesterday. Yes, all Tim does is win.
  • Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji can speak for his coach, and the coach wants to “try to go for this thing.” By “thing” Raji means history and an undefeated season, even at the cost of a few injuries.
  • Would you like to watch one of the biggest hits from yesterday again? Of course you would…