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Week 5 NFL Live Blog

Not too many game-time decisions this week, aside from the Patriots' tight ends. Will Rob Gronkowski be the dreaded late-game surprise?

Who were your tough lineup decisions this week?

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By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:07:00 AM
Good start for possible Survivor chaos, with the Giants falling behind right away.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:10:00 AM
Dolphins' pass rush getting to Andy Dalton. He nearly threw an arm punt on third down.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:14:00 AM
It appears to me that the Bengals got a gift on the fumble recovery replay.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:16:00 AM
Hey, Jamaal Charles just busted a 25-yard run. Better run Shaun Draughn three plays in a row to make sure we can preserve the punt!
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:19:00 AM
Don't be surprised if Alfred Morris starts losing more snaps - awful job of blitz pickup on the RG3 sack.
 
By: Jason Thornbury
On: 10/7/2012 10:27:00 AM
Major breakdown by the Giants on the Weeden-to-Gordon TD. Absolutely no pressure on Weeden and then a linebacker covering Gordon.
 
By: Jason Thornbury
On: 10/7/2012 10:27:00 AM
As an Eli owner, I'm happy to see the Giants ball behind big.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:29:00 AM
I love how the Chiefs are the masters of killing their own momentum by taking Charles out after a few key runs.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:29:00 AM
Thorn - yep, the Giants' defense has been Eli's fantasy owners' best friend this year.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:32:00 AM
Bernard Scott sighting - looked good breaking tackles.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:34:00 AM
Love, Love, Love the Bengals going for it on 4th-and-2 at the MIA 35 and then passing.
 
By: jnowak2799
On: 10/7/2012 10:35:00 AM
Jamaal Charles is always sucking wind and takes himself out, he needs to get in better game shape.
 
By: Kevin Payne
On: 10/7/2012 10:36:00 AM
Ced Benson's owners have to love John Kuhn.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:37:00 AM
Reuben Randle doing work - four catches already.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:39:00 AM
FWIW, Benson had an 18-yard reception on the play immediately before Kuhn's touchdown.
 
By: Kevin Payne
On: 10/7/2012 10:39:00 AM
Nice split on early/late games today.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:45:00 AM
Matt Cassel doing Matt Cassel things ... Mike Vick doing Mike Vick things ...
 
By: Kevin Payne
On: 10/7/2012 10:45:00 AM
JE - No injury to BJGE, right? Scott getting more carries now back in the fold.
 
By: Kevin Payne
On: 10/7/2012 10:46:00 AM
Can't blame that pick on Cassel Jeff. But he's among the worst QBs in the league.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:47:00 AM
Yeah, no injury to Law Firm. Scott just running better. Though I think Scott just got banged up again.
 
By: jnowak2799
On: 10/7/2012 10:50:00 AM
Matty Schlitz Ice
 
By: jnowak2799
On: 10/7/2012 10:52:00 AM
Does Desean Jackson ever just run his route and not look to the refs for a flag?
 
By: Jason Thornbury
On: 10/7/2012 10:53:00 AM
Bruce Arians apparently not aware that not only can't you challenge a scoring play, but if you do throw the red flag, it's a 15-yard penalty. I still think teams should hire one guy whose sole job is to deal with challenges/time management.
 
By: Jason Thornbury
On: 10/7/2012 10:55:00 AM
What's worse, is throwing the challenge flag in that instance stops the booth review. Arians screwed his team two ways.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:57:00 AM
Hah, that's a classic coaching DERP.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 10:58:00 AM
Big injury so far - Cedric Benson. It appears Andre Brown is out, too.
 
By: jnowak2799
On: 10/7/2012 10:58:00 AM
Jamaal Charles 118 yards rushing already
 
By: Zenguerrilla
On: 10/7/2012 10:58:00 AM
Was that "Lambeau Leap" in Washington 1 or 2 inches????
 
By: jnowak2799
On: 10/7/2012 11:00:00 AM
One of the worst calls ever in GB/Indy game.
 
By: jnowak2799
On: 10/7/2012 11:04:00 AM
Matty Schlitz Ice, I'm coining it.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 11:09:00 AM
Big fantasy moment - Mendenhall's TD ruled a lateral, and hence a run. No TD pass for Big Ben.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 11:09:00 AM
And speaking of that, Mendenhall looking pretty good so far.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 11:11:00 AM
Wow, Bengals get a second review gift on a fumble.
 
By: Kevin Payne
On: 10/7/2012 11:21:00 AM
Cleveland imploding.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 11:27:00 AM
Chiefs take a delay of game on 3rd-and-1, after a spike, get 5 yards, #PuntToWin from the Ravens' 43. Ugh.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 11:53:00 AM
Yet another horrible sequence for the Chiefs - Cassel takes the QB sneak at the goal line and fumbles it away.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 12:08:00 PM
The Browns were bold enough to go for it 4th-and-1 on their own 35, but then followed that with a punt on 4th-and-5. Giants subsequently drove and scored. Cleveland really can't punt the rest of the game, especially with D'Qwell Jackson hurt.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 12:08:00 PM
RG3 took a big hit and now is going to the locker room - possible concussion.
 
By: Jason Thornbury
On: 10/7/2012 12:10:00 PM
RG3 got crushed.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 12:57:00 PM
Bad decision to settle for the field goal by the Bengals, down 4, on 4th-and-5, gets punished by the missed figgie by Nugent.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 1:19:00 PM
Shanahan referred to RG3's injury as a "mild concussion." Why bother having coaches deliver injury reports?
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 1:28:00 PM
Makes me sick that I don't have Reggie Wayne anywhere.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 2:32:00 PM
Shane Vereen gets the one-yard touchdown run, because of course he does.
 
By: taborp
On: 10/7/2012 2:48:00 PM
What happened to all those goal line passes from NE? Brady's value has taken a hit this year.
 
By: matthewthill7
On: 10/7/2012 2:56:00 PM
Greg Olsen looks open on every play, but Newton seems content with forcing the ball into double-covered Steve Smith on every single drop back.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 3:30:00 PM
taborp - I suppose those Brady rushing touchdowns took care of that just fine for you.
 
By: Jason Thornbury
On: 10/7/2012 4:09:00 PM
Cam Newton made one of the all-time worst throws on the would-be go-ahead TD. Had a receiver wide open, but just spiked it into the ground. Very odd. Maybe the ball slipped.
 
By: matthewthill7
On: 10/7/2012 4:24:00 PM
Cam played terribly today; zero pocket awareness, constantly staring down Smith (making the offense ridiculously easy to defend), and muffing simple throws.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 4:24:00 PM
He short-armed it - he was trying not to air-mail over the end zone and seemed to overcompensate. Brutal throw.
 
By: Erickson
On: 10/7/2012 4:25:00 PM
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms killing me today: "They did not have to score a touchdown on that drive." (After McGahee's fumble.)

So ... point there is what? Kick on second down? You need a TD eventually.
 
By: Jason Thornbury
On: 10/7/2012 4:42:00 PM
Cam played poorly, but the Panthers' play calling is terrible too. 4th-and-goal from the 1, QB sneak with the best running quarterback in the league looks pretty good. Instead, they roll him out, giving the defense more time to make a play and asking Newton to throw into chaos in the end zone. And Ron Rivera ... you're allowed to unfold your arms, speak and show an expression.
 
By: taborp
On: 10/7/2012 4:44:00 PM
The one rushing TD helps, but Brady isnt top 5 in fantasy right now. He is top 5 in real life, but he's getting out scored by lesser talents most weeks. I'm not sure it's going to change going forward with NE being content to run all over teams.
 

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