Giants win...Bradford done for year...Banged up Bears...Leyland retires...Mattingly unsure

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Associated Press

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 7:06 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants allowed just 206 total yards and picked up their first win of the season by stifling the Minnesota Vikings 23-7. Peyton Hillis ran for a touchdown in his Giants debut and Eli Manning threw for 200 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Adrian Peterson had just 28 yards on 13 carries for the Vikings, and Josh Freeman was just 20 of 53 for 190 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

ST. LOUIS — (AP) — Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is done for the season with a torn knee ligament suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-15 loss to Carolina. Bradford tore his ACL in his left knee during the fourth quarter of yesterday's 30-15 loss to Carolina. He landed on his knee after being shoved out of bounds by Panthers safety Mike Mitchell.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are going to spend a large chunk of the season without quarterback Jay Cutler and Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs after both were injured in yesterday's loss to Washington. Cutler will sit out at least four weeks with a groin injury, making Cade McCown the starting QB in the interim. Briggs left yesterday's game with a small fracture in his left shoulder, an injury that will keep him out at least six weeks.

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland (LEE'-lihnd) is stepping down after eight seasons, three division titles and two American League pennants with the team. The 68-year-old Leyland says he plans to remain with the organization in some capacity. He is 1,769-1,728 overall during stints with the Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says his 2014 contract option vested with the team's first-round playoff victory over Atlanta, but he isn't sure he'll be back next season. He said today that the organization put him in a difficult position with his players by not exercising his option going into the final year of his three-year deal. Mattingly's option worth $1.4 million would allow him to return, but the team has yet to say anything about his future.

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