Mens Jordan Berry Jersey The Giants had several notable names miss practice Wednesday, but defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is the most curious. He played all 64 snaps last week in Tampa, and somewhere along the line, he injured his shoulder. His status is now in doubt for this week’s game against the Chargers. To make matters even more troubling is that his defensive end partner Olivier Vernon (ankle) appears to be a long shot to play after aggravating his injury against the Bucs. The Giants could be down a pass-rusher or two. — Jordan Raanan
Thanks to an AJ McCarron-to-T.J. Yeldon screen pass with 51 seconds remaining, the No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide escaped with a 21-17 win, and the path to another ring was clear. Their next opponent, SEC newcomer Texas A&M, was just another inevitable win on the way to SEC and BCS championships.
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Alabama middle linebacker Nico Johnson: You get a new team in the SEC, of course in your head you’re like, ‘Nah, they’re not ready for this SEC play, this speed.’ … We weren’t practicing our best, we weren’t preparing our best, and Coach [Nick] Saban and Coach [Kirby] Smart had been preaching all week long that we needed to practice better.