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Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score Thursday night to lead the surging Carolina Panthers to a 31-13 victory over the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Upvote Share Tweet
The Panthers just finished off another impressive win, but it might have come at a cost. Defensive end Charles Johnson, their highest-paid player, was hauled off the field on a cart with a groin injury in the final moments of a game that seemed like it …Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is running out of time to save his job.Forget about the drama with former Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman. Put aside the MRSA outbreak at the team's facility. Ignore the dispute he had with former Bucs…Upvote Share TweetThe 2013 season will be the last to feature Riddell as the official helmet of the NFL.Upvote Share TweetThe circumstances surrounding the concussion suffered by Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman are curious, to say the least. He was fine during Monday night’s game, and by all appearances he was OK at his post-game press conference. Presumably, nothing was …Upvote Share TweetThis hazmat suit-wearing Bucs fan has been more entertaining than the team tonight. Go MRSAneers!Read more...Upvote Share TweetFormer Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff has been cleared to resume football activities and plans to begin working out for teams in a few weeks in hopes of finding a job this season. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Do…Upvote Share Tweet
Returner, Receiver, Rusher. Anything Else You Need?nytimes.com Oct 24, 2013Josh Cribbs, who played many roles in the Jets’ victory over the Patriots, is expected to get more chances to produce against the Bengals on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetAs she prepares to work Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in February, Pam Oliver of FOX is getting a head start on winning friends and influencing people in the New York area. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Oliver caused a stir with…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Might Sell Package Of Thursday Night Games To Another NetworkFor those who don't have NFL Network and therefore miss out on Thursday Night Football, you may soon get to watch two teams on short rest try not to exacerbate minor injuries.Read more...Upvote Share TweetLouis Delmas received an alligator egg in his rookie season as a gift from former teammate Ernie Sims. From that egg hatched an alligator, which Delmas named Mojo. But Delmas said Thursday it's time for Mojo to move out.Upvote Share Tweet
Defendant admits shooting ex-Redskin TaylorA detective says the suspect accused of killing NFL safety Sean Taylor freely admitted breaking into the Washington Redskins star's home, kicking down the bedroom door and shooting Taylor.Upvote Share TweetAs Bills running back C.J. Spiller continues to struggle with an ankle injury, one of the teammates that knows him best knows he’s hampered. Running back Fred Jackson told Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that Spiller’s ankle injury has left the faster, young…Upvote Share TweetAs the Bucs struggle to get a win, cornerback Darrelle Revis struggles to get back to full strength. More than a year since tearing an ACL without contact, Revis says he’s “not even close” to 100 percent. That’s what he told Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock…Upvote Share TweetInteresting story here from our friends at the Washington Post's DC Sports Bog, about the lengths to which a devoted Redskins fan has gone to show his fandom. Charles Jones owns the beauty of a van shown above — for the moment, anyway. Jones, a 55-year-…Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles’ Frustrations at Home and With Quarterbacks Have Persistednytimes.com Oct 24, 2013Philadelphia has lost a franchise-record nine straight games at home and has not yet said who will direct the offense Sunday when it hosts the Giants.Upvote Share Tweet
Group asks Vikes not to use Redskins nameA protracted fight over the name and logo of football's Washington Redskins prompted a request Thursday that Minnesota stadium officials take special steps when the team comes to town next month for a nationally televised game.Upvote Share TweetPro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson is inactive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Minn. eyes Super Bowl, Final Four for stadiumConstruction isn't even underway on a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium, but a hard push is on by the team and its landlord to lure a Super Bowl, college football championship game and Final Four basketball tournament.Upvote Share TweetHouston opened the playbook for first-time starter Case Keenum before KC closed it back up.Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs pull up a receiver from the practice squadWide receiver Mike Williams is questionable for the Buccaneers because of a hamstring injury and the Buccaneers made a roster move Thursday afternoon to protect themselves in the event he can’t play. Shortly before they are due to hand in the inactive p…Upvote Share Tweet
Thursday night package could create $700 million in annual revenueThe NFL won’t be playing more Thursday night games. But the NFL will be making more money for the Thursday night games it plays. According to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal, the league could sell an eight-game package to an outside network by 201…Upvote Share Tweet
American Cancer Society: NFL 'a great partner'Amid criticism by some that the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" program isn't doing enough for breast cancer, the American Cancer Society, the organization it benefits, is speaking out.Upvote Share TweetDallas’ ability to stop Calvin Johnson and the Lions may have taken a hit on Thursday. The Cowboys are likely going to be without defensive end DeMarcus Ware again this weekend and now they may be down a starting safety as well. Nick Eatman of the team’…Upvote Share TweetWe posted some initial lines on Monday, but below is updated gambling info for the 13 Week 8 NFL match-ups. Packers-Vikings and Giants-Eagles—which we held to wait for the result of the MNF game—are now included, as are money lines. Spreads, ATS perform…Upvote Share TweetGiants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, four months removed from back surgery and with just one sack in his last 14 games, said Thursday that he wouldn't be back to full strength until the 2014 season.Upvote Share TweetThere was a time when Tom Brady showing up on the Patriots injury report was as unremarkable as brushing your teeth, but he hadn’t made an appearance there since Week 16 of last season until Thursday. That’s when Brady was listed as limited with a right…Upvote Share TweetThe football-following world got a surprise on Thursday, when Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning missed practice with an ankle injury. On Thursday, Manning was back. As expected. Manning fully participated in practice despite the ankle injury. Per a lea…Upvote Share TweetThere’s uncertainty about the status of Bills running back C.J. Spiller, which means that Fred Jackson should be ready for a heavy workload against the Saints this weekend. He’ll tell us how he feels about that possibility when he drops by Pro Football …Upvote Share TweetChicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was diagnosed only a few days ago with a torn muscle in his groin, and in head coach Marc Trestman's words, Cutler would be out "a minimum of four weeks." Brandon Marshall begs to differ. Appearing on MSNBC…Upvote Share TweetAfter the Buccaneers play the Panthers on Thursday night, they play just one game before returning to prime time with a game against the Dolphins on Monday, November 11. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Buccaneers are aiming to have running …Upvote Share TweetFootball players rarely run 100 yards during a game. When they do, it’s either because something very good is happening — or because something very bad is happening. For Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, his ability to run 100 yards on Friday will be very g…Upvote Share Tweet
2014 NFL Draft Report; Nightmare season for USC’s Lee might not crush draft status badlyNeedless to say, this season hasn’t gone to plan for USC All-American receiver Marqise Lee. After putting up insane numbers last season, including this epic game against Arizona, Lee has seen his statistics plummet for a variety of reasons. Injuries, co…Upvote Share TweetDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning practiced Thursday and took his usual workload, but for a moment, coach John Fox almost wrote a top story in the day's news cycle.Upvote Share TweetOnly two games this weekend pit winning teams against each other. One of those two games narrowly avoided a local blackout. The 5-2 Bengals have announced that Sunday’s game against the 4-3 Jets is a sellout. “We have had great home games thus far this …Upvote Share Tweet
Aaron Hernandez's cousin granted $15K bailA cousin of Aaron Hernandez has been granted bail with conditions as she faces charges in connection with the murder case against the former New England Patriots player.Upvote Share TweetJon Beason has been a Giant for about five minutes. But he’s already decided he wants to stay forever. After being shipped out of Carolina in trade less than three weeks ago, Beason has found a new home in a hurry. “I don’t plan on going anywhere, ever.…Upvote Share TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to a limited practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s session with a hamstring issues that’s been bothering him for several weeks. Peterson said he bruised the hamstring more than a month ago and i…Upvote Share TweetAfter losing Sam Bradford for the season due to injury, many believed that the Rams would conduct what’s known as a “Gong Show” tryout of quarterbacks. It made sense, given that the Rams had only Kellen Clemens on the roster. Per a league source, the Ra…Upvote Share TweetSafety Brandon Meriweather made life more difficult for his teammates on the Redskins defense last weekend. He drew a pair of personal fouls for helmet-to-helmet hits against Bears receivers, handing Chicago 15 yards each time and helping them sustain d…Upvote Share TweetGreen Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has been released from an area hospital and returned to his home in Green Bay.Upvote Share TweetAs the eighth week of the 2013 regular season approaches, the success of the Kansas City Chiefs under first-year coach Andy Reid confirms one basic truth about the NFL. After the current season ends, owners will believe they are one good coaching hire a…Upvote Share TweetThe numbers tell part of the story. And it was a good story for Falcons receiver Harry Douglas. The third-round pick who arrived in the same draft as Matt Ryan caught seven passes for 149 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers. Douglas made those …Upvote Share TweetIt doesn’t look like the Cowboys will have to play without both running back DeMarco Murray and defensive end DeMarcus Ware again this weekend. That doesn’t mean they will have both players in the lineup, though. Murray appears to be on track for a retu…Upvote Share TweetLooking back, grabbing his crotch on national television probably wasn't worth $10,000 to Logan Ryan. Ryan, the New England Patriots' rookie cornerback, decided at the end of an interception return for a touchdown last Sunday that the best way to celebr…Upvote Share TweetNFL quarterbacks are going down at an incredible rate, which can be determined from a simple study of the numbers. The reasons why continue to baffle teams, which are spending more and more on passers and watching more and more of them go down. Accordin…Upvote Share TweetThe polarizing debate regarding the Redskins name has caused many on either side of the issue to dig in, to ignore any reasonable explanations of the contrary view, and to throw rocks at those who try to reasonably explain the contrary view. Bob Costas …Upvote Share TweetBrett Favre says that he loved the NFL, but the game took a physical toll and he's not returning even though league sources told ESPN that the St. Louis Rams reached out to his agent.Upvote Share TweetMonday night’s Vikings-Giants game was about as dreadful as the NFL gets. But even a lousy NFL game does better ratings than just about anything else on American television. The latest demonstration of that fact is pointed out by our friends at Hardball…Upvote Share TweetSeahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, best known for his agitating talk and bravado, is a sharp guy. His columns on SI's MMQB site are engaging. Sherman's latest column on player safety and concussions is stark, honest and clearly presents the other side…Upvote Share TweetJets owner Woody Johnson and Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch were asked about their coaches' job status Thursday during a panel to promote the 2014 Super Bowl, and both expressed confidence in their picks.Upvote Share TweetThe Lions are getting healthier as they prepare for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Detroit left tackle Riley Reiff, who suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, was back on the practice field today. Reiff was limited, but bei…Upvote Share Tweet
One Step At A Time: A weak NFC South has the Panthers thinking playof…A weak NFC South has the Panthers thinking playoffs. Can they extend their win streak tonight against the hapless Bucs?Upvote Share TweetCowboys-Lions should be a scoring fest. Who will emerge? Picking that and more Week 8 games.Upvote Share TweetOne of the lasting images of last week’s action was Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, strapped to a gurney and motionless. The guy on the other end of the violent collision that left him that way can’t get the image out of his mind, while acknowledgi…Upvote Share TweetJets owner Woody Johnson didn’t delve too deeply into the future of his head coach, but after an offseason that felt like an inevitable final act for Rex Ryan, Johnson was openly supportive after a surprising 4-3 start. “We’re happy with Rex,” Johnson s…Upvote Share TweetThe Redskins will play Week Eight without safety Brandon Meriweather after he was suspended by the league for repeated violations of the league’s rules regarding hitting defenseless receivers in the head and neck. Meriweather’s coach Mike Shanahan may n…Upvote Share Tweet
San Diego coach Mike McCoy might be the calmest coach ever, as shown in ‘Sound FX’The stereotype of the screaming coach constantly trying to rally (or belittle) his troops is mostly outdated. Some very good and excitable coaches still exist. San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh and Seattle's Pete Carroll stand out. But usually, if a coach's …Upvote Share TweetRobert Griffin III said he anticipates seeing more teams finding quarterbacks with his style than Peyton Manning's in the future.Upvote Share Tweet
Yoga Isn't 'For Ladies' and Weights Aren't 'For Men'Women make up slightly less than half of the NFL's fanbase. They're going to college in larger numbers than men. They're the Senators grabbing the legislative branch by the collar and dragging the country away from fiscal precipice. And yet! it's still …Upvote Share TweetIt would be fair to call Week Eight the first unofficial lull of the 2013 season. Six teams are off, including the defending Super Bowl champions. The other Super Bowl team has been exiled to London, for a friendly against the Jaguars. Of the 13 games o…Upvote Share Tweet
Tamba Hali leaves nearly $1,300 tip for Chiefs celebration dinnerThe Kansas City Chiefs are winning over fans at an alarming rate, running their record to 7-0 after winning a mere two games last season. They no doubt have a waitstaff at an area restaurant pulling extra hard for them now.Tamba Hali, who is off to a gr…Upvote Share TweetThere’s been a lot of optimism in Seattle this week about wide receiver Percy Harvin’s return to the field with some believing Harvin could play on Monday night when the Seahawks face the Rams. Harvin said earlier this week that he feels ready to “explo…Upvote Share Tweet
Logan Ryan’s homage to Marshawn costs $10,000After former Vikings receiver Randy Moss was fined $10,000 for pretending to moon the crowd at Lambeau Field, he brushed off the amount and suggested, “Next time I might shake my d–k.” As it turns out, it may not have cost him much more than $10,000. Ni…Upvote Share Tweet
Photoshop Contest: Dan Snyder's Thumbs-UpThe Redskins tweeted out this photo yesterday, of owner Dan Snyder modeling his new Kevin Durant sneakers. Dan loves 'em. We love it too.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Geno Smith, Jets putting in extra time on players’ days offThere was a loud and controversial scouting report about Geno Smith prior to the draft that he was not a hard worker. The Pro Football Weekly report, written by Nolan Nawrocki, came from his anonymous scouting contacts and yet was roundly disputed aroun…Upvote Share TweetThere weren’t too many good things to say about the Eagles following their performance against the Cowboys in Week Seven. Nick Foles struggled before leaving with a concussion, Matt Barkley was even worse and the league’s leading rusher LeSean McCoy cou…Upvote Share TweetThrough seven weeks and 107 total games, the NFL has had no local blackouts. The Bengals could be the first team with a local blackout on Sunday, when they host the Jets. The Bengals announced earlier this week that 2,000 non-premium tickets remained fo…Upvote Share TweetThe NFL on Thursday announced the six teams that will play in London in 2014, the first season where three regular-season games will be held in the city.Upvote Share TweetThe NFL will expand to three London games for 2014, and the six teams who’ll play there have been determined. The league already had announced that the Jaguars, Falcons, and Raiders will host games in London. They’ll face the Cowboys, Lions, and Dolphin…Upvote Share TweetThe Falcons have had plenty of significant injuries to deal with on their way to a 2-4 start, but it looks like one of the wounded players will be making his return to the lineup this weekend. Running back Steven Jackson’s hamstring injury has improved …Upvote Share TweetThe return of Gronk last week was a good one. But Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wants to do more, and it’s obvious there’s more to be done. Gronkowski caught eight passes for 114 yards in his first game back following offseason back and forearm surg…Upvote Share Tweet
Sam Montgomery continues to deny marijuana useThe Texans reportedly cut third-round draft pick Sam Montgomery and two other rookies for smoking marijuana the night before Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. Montgomery’s story is that he smoked no marijuana, and he’s sticking to it. “It is our positio…Upvote Share TweetJerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News thinks it might be time for Bills RB C.J. Spiller to sit one out to get well. Dolphins LB Dannell Ellerbe practiced for the second straight day, and is in line to return this week from a shoulder injury. A day after si…Upvote Share TweetDolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has taken a lot of hits this season. Tannehill has been sacked 26 times through the team’s first six games of the season, which ranks second to the Raiders in terms of sacks allowed per game and which appears to be ta…Upvote Share TweetThere’s been trade talk around Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for a few weeks now and it hasn’t gone ignored by the subject. Gordon said Wednesday that he’s growing weary of discussions about his potential departure from the Browns, saying it would be…Upvote Share TweetThe Steelers were able to reel in Bruce Gradkowski to be their backup quarterback this offseason, in part, because of the allure of playing in his hometown. But that might have cost them another quarterback. Raiders starter Terrelle Pryor said that Stee…Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Chiefs released tight end Tony Moeaki with an injury settlement from injured reserve on Wednesday. A third-round selection by the Chiefs in 2010, Moeaki was placed on injured reserve in August after fracturing his shoulder. It’s the seco…Upvote Share Tweet
With QB injuries mounting, Vince Young wonders why he isn’t getting calledMany starting quarterbacks around the league have gone down with injuries in recent weeks forcing teams to look outside their organizations for help at the position. The St. Louis Rams lost Sam Bradford for the season to a torn ACL. The Chicago Bears wi…Upvote Share Tweet
Back to School: Trading NFL Quarterbacks to Their College Teamsgrantland.com Oct 24, 2013It's pretty clear now that you cannot win a Super Bowl with Matt Schaub as your quarterback. Schaub just lacks that extra gear that sets him apart fro...Upvote Share Tweet
Warren Sapp: 'That was hard to watch'Oct 24Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Warren Sapp expresses disappointment with the Bucs, going to such lengths as calling the performance an embarrassment to the organization.
Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams: 'I think we found our identity'Oct 24Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams speaks after the game about getting his first touchdown, the team being balanced on offense and what the Panthers proved Thursday with a convincing victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Week 8: Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers highlightsOct 24Cam Newton has a dominant performance on the air and the ground as he leads the Carolina Panthers to a 31-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8 of NFL action.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright 10-yard touchdownOct 24Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon scrambles and completes to tight end Tim Wright for a 10-yard touchdown.
AFC East Up for GrabsOct 24AFC East Up for Grabs
Don Banks: NFL Week 8 picksOct 24Flexible scheduling all season long, anyone? After last Monday night's Vikings-Giants stinker, we have the potential for more of the same this week, with Panthers at Bucs Thursday night, Packers at Vikings Sunday night and Seahawks at Rams on Monday. Un…
Biggest NFL games of Week 8 -- John Clayton's First and 10Oct 24John Clayton's First and 10: Blowouts are highly probable in Week 8. Plus, Dez vs. Megatron, RG III's improving health and more.